July 9, 2013
Amritsar : The historic fort of Gobindgarh Amritsar is a legacy of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. And now this legacy will be dedicated to tourists from September onwards on completing the 1st phase of restoration works.
Minister of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Punjab informed today that the conservation work has started and will be approached in a phase wise manner. The 1st phase is completed after receiving financial help from the Asian Development Bank. The Minister declared that the Fort will be opened up to tourists on World Tourism day and will be made available for public 3 days a week.
A heritage walk to delight the tourists has also been arranged. The walk will consist of an entire tour of the various facets of the historic place. The Punjab Government will also be involved in organizing an exhibition to boost tourism from across the world. This will also be coupled with a light and sound programme which will take the tourists on a journey revolving the historical place and educate about the various details associated with the place.
Gobindgarh Fort was built in 1760 AD. It was associated with the Sikh warrior king, Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The fort was named after the 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh