Pul Kanjari
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Abhinishv
Secunderabad, India618 contributions
Jan 2021 • Family
The site has historical relevance but the place is not well maintained. Google map shows incorrect location of the place therefore I have enclosed a screenshot of the correct location of the place. From the Attari-Amritsar road take the Pul Kanjari road, the site is around 6-7 km. In case of doubt ask locals for directions, they are very helpful. There is a war memorial near the historical site. The BSF post of Pul Moran is also co-located and one can see the international border at a few distance. The drive is wonderful & refreshing.
Written January 31, 2021
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Yad Dhillon
Firozpurr District, India26 contributions
Feb 2023 • Friends
It is beautiful site having interesting story in its backdrop. Less explored as people love to visit wagha retreat ceremony than this historical site.
Although restored beautifully to its original, it would have been superb if it is filled with water.
Any way good location to visit for tourists in Amritsar.
Written February 12, 2023
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Purabi D Chowdhury
Mumbai, India638 contributions
Oct 2015 • Family
Most of usual list of things to do in Amritsar does not have this place listed. We got to know about this place from our host in Amritsar and were delighted to have this opportunity. It is situated nearly 35 km. from Amritsar Railway Station and 5 km away from Indo-Pak border (Wagah Border Amritsar) at village Dhanoe Kalan. It was an important trading centre during the reign of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and he used to stay here during his trips between Lahore and Amritsar. A dancer by the name of “Moran” from nearby village Makhanpura used to perform in the Royal Court of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. On the way she has to cross a small canal linked to river Ravi, which was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in order to irrigate Shalimar Gardens of Lahore. This canal at that time was lacking a proper bridge. During one such visit while crossing the canal Moran lost her silver sandals presented to her by the Maharaja. Disappointed over the loss, she refused to come to the court of Maharaja. When Maharaja got to know, he got a bridge constructed on the canal. The place came to be known as Pul Moran or Pul Kanjari (dancer) after the bridge. The place got ruined during partition. The location now has remnants Baradari (the house with twelve doors where Maharaja Ranjit Singh used to stay), Sarovar (baoli, a bathing pool with separate) to store water from nearby canal. There are separate bathing ghats for men, women and a ramp for animals to access water. The inside of the dome on the corner of the baoli has beautiful floral work and scenes enacted from scriptures.
Apart from Tourism department, Springdale School of Amritsar is also playing a vital role in upkeep of this monument. In fact it is their employee who guided us.

Pul Kanjri was captured by the Pakistani army during the Indo-Pak wars of 1965 and 1971, and was recaptured by the Indian Army later. A war memorial has been constructed in the memory of the jawans of Sikh regiments, who had recaptured Pul Kanjri from the Pakistani army in 1971.
Written October 28, 2015
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ajay sharma
Amritsar, India38 contributions
Apr 2018 • Family
6 km from atari border. This pul kanjari made by Maharaja ranjit singh. short visit tour only 10 to 15 mints. you can also see the war memorial near pul kanjari.
But there is no facility for tourist near pul kanjari
not well mantain by punjab tourism
Written August 19, 2018
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Kanika G
New Delhi, India187 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
I went to Pul Kanjari 2 years ago after reading about it in a blog. I was instantly sold by the idea of a lesser known place within drivable distance of Amritsar. It is a short and enjoyable drive to the village passing through green fields and beautiful sceneries. I was instantly in love with the rural charm of the place the moment I reached there.

Pul Kanjari has an interesting history, a war memorial, a single house (at least that was the case 2 years ago) and 300m proximity to the border. I interacted with the only family there who offered me some tea and great insight into the village life. I also enjoyed seeing the war memorial. The army camp in Pul Kanjari invited me to see the Pakistan flag from their telescope on the other side. It was so amazing to see a country that was a part of us only a few decades ago, now heavily guarded on both sides.

Dont go there with a lot of expectations as all you can see is a rundown heritage site, an enthusiastic guard/guide who will tell you all about the history of the place, a war memorial and border fencing. However, the feeling of being so close to history and border is a feeling like none other. It is definitely worth a day trip and something I would recommend over wagah border that has only become a show over the years.
Written April 1, 2018
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Ajit Kumar M
Chennai (Madras), India51 contributions
Oct 2016 • Family
Lovely setting and drive to this point.. You can actually see the Indo - Pak border from here and also the Pak side.. The place has a good story to it on how it got its name and it has also got a memorial and an old irrigation tank and temple. It id definitely worth visiting this place while you make a trip to Wagah.. Don't get disappointed even if you miss Wagah, but definitely visit this place. The de-tour from the main road is through lovely fields and it is a great sight to watch. The history goes that this place was captured by Pak during the 1971 war and they held it for few months before Indian army could retrieve it back..
Written October 16, 2016
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Albanoo
Houston, Texas, United States83 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
What a find! My guide took me to Pul Kanjari on our way to the Wagah Border. In the middle of (seemingly) no where at what turns out to be the halfway point between Lahore and Amritsar, is a small village with 2 wonderful things to see...well 3 if you include the border fence from a less than typical viewpoint. There is a wonderful ancient well that the kings used to stop at on the way from Lahore to Amritsar. There is also a war memorial up the lane from the well commemorating the war with Pakistan in 71. it's really worth the detour!
Written September 7, 2016
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RoyalParampara
Mumbai, India143 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
It was built in honour of local dancer Moran. A bride to facilitate her to cross the canal by the Maharaja.
Written May 10, 2016
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P V
Pinner, UK177 contributions
Sep 2022
A hidden gem on the way to Wagah border. A stone throws away from the Pakistan border. Can see the border line and fence. Very peaceful.
Written March 18, 2023
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Sunil N
Pune52 contributions
Dec 2020
Old structure, has some historical reference as well...When you visit Atari Vagha border, this is right on the way. Also have a memorial nearby for soldiers who died in 1971 while defending invading enemy. Border fence can be seen from this place a well.
Written December 15, 2020
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Pul Kanjari, Amritsar