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Maharaja Ranjit Singh Garden, RamBagh Garden Amritsar

Maharaja Ranjit Singh Garden, RamBagh Garden Amritsar
Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, Ram Bagh Garden Amritsar

Situated towards the north of city Amritsar, Ram Bagh Garden memorizes the summer and spiritual capital of first Sikh Ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Maharaja took Lahore in 1799 and made it his capital in 1802 he came to Amritsar. In 1818 he got constructed Ram Bagh Garden after the name of Guru Ram Das, the forth Sikh Master. This garden was on the pattern of Shalimar Bagh of Lahore, under the command of Fakeer Azeez-ud-din and Sardars Lehna Singh and Desa Singh Majithia (the nobles of Lahore darbar). The original cost of construction of this garden was one Lac 25 thousand NanakShahi Rupees. This garden was spread on area of 84 acres, with rare plants, trees and flowers. There used to be a 14 feet high boundary wall. At each corner of the garden was built a small burj (Tower). In the centre of the garden, a double story palace with basement was constructed and this palace is known as the summer palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

The Darshani Deori facing the city has four two storied towers facing north south east west. In the garden, the tanks, water fountains add to the glory of garden. In 1977 a museum was established by the Government of India on the 400 foundation day of Amritsar City. This Museum has some rare priceless collections of paintings, weapons and Armours, manuscripts and coins of the 18th and 19th century.

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