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Archaeological Site Museum Fatehgarh Sahib

This monument is kept and maintained by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) and is located on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh Road.

This museum was inaugurated in the year 1990 on April 10th and was a part of the Cultural Affairs, Archeology and Museums of Punjab Government. The cultural heritage of Punjab was known after the excavation of archeological treasures. This museum was set up only with an aim to display all these treasure and prestigious culture of the state. More than 1500 antiques were taken out during the excavation at Sanghol where pottery, terracotta, seals, coins, sealing, stones and other art objects were found.

The most important antiques are displayed on the first floor of the museum and are arranged chronologically that highlight the development of the heritage.

Also the seals, coins and moulds are displayed next to where the potteries are kept in the museum.  What also catch the fancy of many are the bangles, terracotta toys, beads and ivory objects. Upper gallery also showcases the head of the Buddha dated back to the 4th AD. Also, the motifs on the pillars, stones, railings and the bars of the stupa were discovered in Sanghol.

The sculptures depict the Kushana style that is the art of Mathura. These sculptures are told to be the best examples of this expression.

Best Time to Visit

The time from October to March is said to be the best time to visit as the summers are very strong and the temperature even touches upto 45 degree C. The rainfall recorded in Sanghol is heavy so the best time to visit is in winters where one can be safe from the harsh climatic conditions.

How to Reach

By Air

There is no airport in Sanghol and the closest airport is in Chandigarh that is 41 km from the city. Flights from all over India are connected to the Chandigarh airport and most of the domestic flights fly to and fro Chandigarh airport.

By Rail

All the major cities are connected to this railway station and one can take trains from Una, Himachal Pradesh and Delhi by the Himachal Express.

By Road

There are good transport facilities that connect to the Fatehgarh Sahib City and one can find buses daily to and fro from Chandigarh and Delhi and the other cities neighboring as well. One can also take taxis to reach Fatehgarh Sahib.

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