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Heritage in Punjab

Punjab's glorious past is most visible in the architecture that flourished during the Mogul era followed by the Maharajas who ruled it subsequently. However, every monument in Punjab, be it a gurudwara, palace or fort, displays magnificence in its construction styles. The majestic palaces of Patiala deserve a special mention.

Qila Mubarak and Shish Mahal built by the erstwhile emperors of Punjab are representative of the excellence of detail and works of arts during their reign.

This section will take you through the historical times preserved in the museums and monuments.

Archaeological Destinations
Due to its rigorous past, the best part of ancient Punjab is either in its ruins or underground.

Evidence of Harappan Culture, Ropar
At Ropar , called Rup Nagar (the ‘town of beauty') in olden times, evidence of Harappan culture of the Indus Valley Civilisation and relics of Alexander's Army have been discovered.

Dholbaha, Hoshiarpur
The excavations at Dholbaha, the ancient temple town at Hoshiarpur, date back to the Pleistocene period of Stone Age and show evidence of continued development of civilization right until the 7th and 8th century A.D.
The museum containing these relics is situated in Hoshiarpur city.

Sanghol, Fatehgarh Sahib
Archaeological digs here have yielded relics which date back from Harrapan Culture of 6th century A.D. A stupa and a Buddhist monastery complex of the Kushan era (1st-2nd Century AD) have also been unearthed here.

 
 

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