A mere mention of Jallianwala Bagh evokes strong reactions, and emotions, in the people of India. This place, a public garden in Amritsar, Punjab, holds a rich place in the annals of Indian history as it denotes the sacrifice of the people. The place houses a memorial of historical and national significance to commemorate the massacre that shook the world on 13th April 1919.
The memorial, set up in 1951 by the Government of India, showcases the innocent lives lost by unarmed people at that fateful day. Jallianwala Bagh is etched in history as a site that highlights the atrocities of the British Raj. For Sikhs, the site holds immense value and they pay regular visit to it. Tourists from across the world come here to pay homage to the brave and take a peek into the history.
Jallianwala Bagh or the garden is a 6.5-acre site of the massacre and it’s in the vicinity of Golden Temple complex. The memorial is managed and run by a trust. Even today, people from all parts of the world come here and pay a visit to the site. So, if you are ever in Amritsar, don’t forget to be at this place to understand the history and sacrifice of people in Punjab.