Martyr's Well

Jallianwala Bagh


We walked to Jallianwala Bagh from the Golden Temple in Amritsar on 6-Dec-2018. The street to Jallianwala Bagh is very narrow and full of variety of shops. Though cars can ply here, it is extremely difficult to drive here. Also, there is no parking near Jallianwala Bagh. So, we found it best to walk. It takes about 20 minutes to walk from Golden Temple to Jallianwala Bagh.

Sculpture outside the Jalianwala Bagh in the market place
Sculpture outside the Jallianwala Bagh in the market place
Entrance to Jalianwala Bagh
Entrance to Jallianwala Bagh

There is no entry fee at Jallianwala Bagh.

As I had read in History Books, there is only one entrance and exit at the Jallianwala Bagh and it is very narrow road. This was the street through which the British Tanks had entered the Park to gun down so many Indians.

Inside the Park, they have made a memorial in the center of the Park.

Memorial in the Center of the Jallianwala Bagh

At one corner of the Park is the Martyr’s Well. Many Indians had jumped in this well to give up their lives to avoid getting shot by the British.

Martyr's Well
Martyr’s Well
Deepshree and Ranoo in front of the Martyr's Well
Deepshree and Ranoo in front of the Martyr’s Well

The walls where the bullets had struck are preserved. The bullet marks can be seen.

Bullet Marks on the Walls
Bullet Marks on the Walls

At the entrance of the Park, there is a statue of Shahid Udham Singh. The history is that General Dyer had ordered the firing at the Jallianwala Bagh. After that he was court marshalled. Finding him guilty in the court marshal, General Dyer was sent back to Britain. Shahid Udham Singh managed to reach Britain and there he shot General Dyer. Though he took about 20 years to complete this deed.

Statue of Shahid Udham Singh
Statue of Shahid Udham Singh
Deepshree and Ranoo
Deepshree and Ranoo
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