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“Freedom fighters -Zindabad”
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Jallianwala Bagh
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Owner description: This is the site of the April 13, 1919 massacre of hundreds of innocents by British troops.
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Freedom fighters -Zindabad”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

Very informative. The place is well maintained. Got to see first hand what we studied in our hsitory classes. Do not visit in Summer

Visited June 2013
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“Need more cleanliness”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

They have sound and light show at 1845 hours. Since we did not know about it, we had planned some other activity. If anyone is interested then get more information. It may be worth it.

Visited September 2013
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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“Site of the Jallianwala Bagh tragedy”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

The Jallianwala Bagh tragedy, in which more than 1000 people - men, women and children, were killed and an equal number injured, is one of the black spots of brutality during the British Raj in India. Everything that we had read in our history books and in many other tales of this incident, come love before our eyes as one enters the place. There's a small museum inside the Bagh, where it mentions that it was meant to be a garden in the name of the person (Jallian wala) who constructed it, but was more of a dumphouse during the British days. It was on this ground, that a crowd gathered one morning in April of the year 1919 for a peaceful protest against the Rowlatt Act, when General Dyer decided to teach them a lesson by ordering an incessant firing, without warning, on that crowd. We had read (all who had watched the movie 'Gandhi' by Richard Attenborough can remember the scene, captured brilliantly) that the sole entrance / exit to the Bagh is a narrow alley and it was through that alley that Gen Dyer's forces came in and thereby blocked any possible means for the people to escape. Today also, one needs to enter the Bagh through the same alley, the very sight of which can get any patriotic Indian moved and emotional. The Bagh is currently maintained by a trust who has converted it into a garden. the garden is well maintained, with the original structure retained - you can see the houses and boundary walls around the Bagh distinctly bearing traces of British era construction. Bullet marks can be seen even today on around 4 walls, they have been marked out for the visitors. One can see around 21 bullets on each of two walls and 36 bullets on a single wall that I could count. Another heart wrenching memorial inside the Bagh is the "martyrs' well" - a semi dry well where people, mostly women and children, jumped to escape from the firing. The memorial plaque states more than 120 dead bodies were recovered from the well.

This place is a must visit for all patriotic Indians making a trip to Amritsar. Incidentally, we visited on the 15th of Aug, the Indian Independence Day, and felt more sentimental as the place brought back memories of the thousands of Indians who sacrificed their lives to free India from the British Rule and its atrocities.

Visited August 2013
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“Lot of History!”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

As an Indian citizen, i am really touched by the history of the Jallianwalla Bagh and the tenacity with which the local people fought the British Army's oppression and made a significant contribution to India's freedom struggle! A must visit for every Indian!

Visited April 2013
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“Walking through Historical Path”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Like: Spacious Place, Nice Museum providing info related to Historical time
Dislike: Park is not well maintained

Visited January 2013
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