Maharaja Ranjit Singh who was called the lion of Punjab played a decisive role in Indian history and established a very vast kingdom with the help of a sword. One side he extended his territory to the Khyber Pass and China and another side to the Sind and Sutlej. He was only Sikh ruler in Punjab who raised the flag of freedom because the whole of India was occupied by the East India Company except Punjab. He acquired Lahore in 1799 and made his Capital. He also took over Amritsar in 1802 and had given the title of spiritual capital. A garden was laid out in 1818 in the north of the city at the behalf of Shalimar Bagh of Lahore, known as Ram Bagh at the name of Guru Ram Dass. The garden was enclosed by a masonry wall about fourteen feet high ramparts and a gate capable of carrying a gun, outside the wall a moat filled with water from Hasli canal. At each of the corners of the garden was built a small ornamental Burj or Kiosk (Tower).
The museum offers insights into the life of the Sikh monarch Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The Museum displays objects connecting to Maharaja Ranjit Singh such as arms and armour, outstanding paintings and centuries-old coins and manuscripts. The paintings displayed in the galleries of the museum showcase the court and camp of the king. Among all the paintings, one that depicts the city of Lahore is most famous. Coins and manuscripts displayed at the museum reflect the spirit of secularism in the king and rich history of Sikh province, respectively. The arms and ammunition section of the Museum shows a rich collection of weapons, which were prevalent among the great warriors of that time. Next to this museum stands the beautiful Maharaja Ranjit Singh Panorama, an eternal visual record which encapsulates the life of the Maharaja.
Lawrence Road, Amritsar, India
Suggested duration: 1 to 2 hours
Open and Closing Time
Visit Timing: 10 AM to 5 PM, closed on Mondays and Public Holidays.
Entry Fee: Rs. 10 for Person
Near By Attraction
The Famous Amritsari Papar Warian
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A distance between Amritsar Railway Station and Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum is 5.6 miles or 4.9 nautical miles
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Interesting facts about Maharaja Ranjit Singh Museum
1He was born on November 13, 1780, and passed away on June 27, 1839.
The Famous Amritsari Papar Warian.
Ranjit Singh first fought in a battle when he was only 10 years old, and at the age of 17, he failed the king of Afghanistan Zaman Shah Durrani's invasion of India.
Zaman Shah Durrani was yet again defeated by Ranjit Singh in the Battle of Amritsar (1797), the Battle of Gujarat in the same year and the Battle of Amritsar the next year.
Ranjit Singh had eight sons, but he acknowledged only Kharak Singh and Duleep Singh as his biological sons.
He had 20 wives. Notables were Rani Mahtab Kaur, Rani Raj Kaur, Ranji Ratan Kaur, Rani Daya Kaur, and Maharani Jind Kaur.