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Jallianwala Bagh

Amritsar | Near golden temple, Amritsar 143001, India
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Ranked #5 of 43 Attractions in Amritsar
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: This is the site of the April 13, 1919 massacre of hundreds of innocents by British troops.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

this site should be visited by everyone in remembrance of the people that died in the awful crime committed by Major Dyer of the British Army here. There is a real sense of calm in the park which unlike the rest of Amritsar, is well kept and very clean.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This is a piece of history everyone should see! In 1919, the British under the command of General Dyer fired randomly on a peaceful gathering of people in demand of freedom, resulting in hundreds of men, women and children killed on the spot. The bullet marks on the boundary walls bring alive the agonizing tale of cruelty of the British... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

while i was there, those bullet holes and well were reminding me about the terrible incident, about all i have read in history books and making me depressed. still i had to visit this place to salute my countrymen. The letter written by rabindranath tagore, exhibited in the hall made me feel proud as an indian one more time ^_^

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We visited this area (I'm hesitant to call it an attraction) where an absolute atrocity occurred during India's fight for independence from British rule To be honest we probably wouldn't have gone if it wasn't for our rickshaw driver taking us there. It was a humbling experience to visit the site listening to our rickshaw driver explain the history. It... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Although not as grim as the KGB museums, Jallianwala Bagh has its own sad story. Today, it is maintained similar to a park but with the atrocities the British inflicted on us, intact. Being at walking distance from the Golden Temple (if you taking a riskha, ensure ur paying not more than 10Rs.; the bagh is located at the end... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Jallianwala Bagh is an important part of Indian Freedom Struggle and this place witnessed one of its sad chapter. Everyone coming to golden temple visits this place. Tips to traveler: a) Carry caps and water bottles as it can get hot in summers b) Try to go inside the compound where management have kept some enteries of people who were... More

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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

well if you visit Amritsar you cannot miss this place just because you must have read about Jallianwala Bagh in History texts. Its just a park , but you would like to go through all the articles( during the British era) , the martyr well and the wall.

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Dartmoor National Park, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A poignant reminder of some of the atrocities committed by the Brits when India we under their rule. This location was the scene of a civilian massacre and is now a well kept park, with various displays explaining the history of the area. Very close to the Golden Temple and should be visited.

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A visit to this place clearly makes you understand the sacrifices made during struggle for independence. Very emotional and a visit here has more impact than reading hundreds pages regarding independence struggle. One of the must see places in India with your kids.

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Panaji, Goa, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you have read about Jallianwala bagh massacre of 1919 in your high school text book then you will start feeling chills when you realise this is the place where General Dyer shot hundreds of innocent protesters. There are plaques that show from where the shooting was ordered and also a plaque next to well which says over 140 dead... More

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