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Summer Palace Of Maharaja Ranjit Singh

Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh is cited in the centre of an amazing garden known as Ram Bagh. This beautifully designed garden is designed in the style of Lahore’s Shalimar Bagh. The beautiful architectural beauty of Darshani Deorhi here is a major attraction.

There is a museum here created by the Maharaja’s name that holds beautiful, magnificent, historical oil paintings, coins, miniatures and instruments depicting Sikh age in the country. The palace is today a heritage palace of Amritsar.

History of the Palace

The Palace was constructed under the control and management of Sardar Lehna Singh and Sardar Desa Singh Majithia along with Fakir Azeez-ud-din at a price of Nanak Shahi INR 1, 25,000/-. Primarily, spread over a garden scattered on a land area of 84 acres. This garden has rare flora and trees and species. Fenced by a boundary wall all along with a moat on all sides, this remarkable palace had many buildings that were converted into clubs, libraries and lawns by the British Government.

Architecture of the Palace

Darshani Deorhi, the entrance of the Summer Palace features a distinctive design. Built in a multi-level format, it has two tanks where the first one connects the palace and water channels to fountains and the second one connects the air-conditioned pipes. One can still see some mirror work and paintings on the roofs of this palace.

A beautiful attraction of Punjab, the Summer Palace of Maharaja Ranjit Singh is a royal splendour and one of the grandest entities here. Maharaja Ranjit Singh was a brave monarch who played a crucial role in the freedom struggle of India. He was called the Lion of Punjab and will always remain as a name to reckon with in Sikh historical chronicles. The palace displays some amazing artwork and paintings of the Sikh age along with remarkable mirror work and elegantly designed glass work. The interior of the palace is grand and contemporary with art pieces that explain the beauty of the Summer Palace.

Present Scenario

The colourful lawn accommodates rare plants and stunning flora that are diligently taken care of by gardeners. The stupendous edifices are working to preserve to heritage of the palace.

Best Time to Visit

Like other regions of Northern India, Amritsar is also best visited in the winter season from November to the end of February when temperature ranges from 15 degree to 20 degree Celsius and your journey is enjoyable.

How to Reach

By Road

You can travel by road from neighbouring states. There are bus services also that link Amritsar with most of the North Indian location comprising Chandigarh (235kilometers), as well as Delhi (450 kilometres), Dharamshala, Dehradun, Jammu, Shimla, Rishikesh and Kullu Manali. A bus also connects Amritsar to Lahore at a distance of 35km, the only overland link between Pakistan and India.

By Train

Amritsar is well linked by direct trains to many cities of India like Puri, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Nagpur and Jammu.

By Air

Rajasansi Airport located at a distance of 11km from the town connects you with domestic flights to Delhi, Chandigarh as well as Srinagar.


The palace can be visited from 10 am till sunset.

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