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While this holy city is not just about sacred sites, you can find a lot of interesting street food destinations, museums, forts, and bustling bazaars. And combining almost everything, Gobindgarh Fort is a place that lets you experience the whole Punjab under the one roof. The fort is not only a historical charm, but a complete fun-escape to make your outing one of a kind. Have a look at the things to do in Gobindgarh Fort-
Get mesmerized by live performances
The live folk performances inside the fort are an absolute joy to watch. The lively performers here know how to keep the guests gripped and make their time fun-filled. The fast-paced Punjabi music combined by the high-spirited dance moves of the dancers never fails to excite guests and making them shake their legs along. They treat you with a variety of folk dance live Performances including Bhangra, Giddha, Gatka, fire act, etc.
Enjoy several rides
Various rides are available at the fort. Take your pick from animal rides including horse and camels or choose from the fun rides including quad biking, bicycle, and much more. Apart from that, relish a mind-blowing experience by enjoying a virtual ride inside Gobindgarh Fort. Since all the animals inside the fort are trained well, you do not need to worry about your safety while riding.
Relive the history with 7D shows
Gobindgarh is a place where history meets technology, taking the fun level to another level in the most immersive way. Sher-e-Punjab is a 7D show projected inside the fort that takes you back to the memory lane when Maharaja Ranjit Singh ruled Gobindgarh Fort and was the king of the state. The bravery of Maharaja and his journey towards becoming 'the lion of Punjab' is presented in an electrifying way with the help of 7-Dimensional filming. This is probably one of the best 7d shows on Maharaja Ranjit Singh that you will watch in Amritsar.
'Whispering Walls' is another hi-tech infotainment show that leaves the guests wanting to visit the fort again and again. This show is created to introduce guests with the story of Gobindgarh against the backdrop of the colonial bungalow- a wall 100 ft. x 50 ft. This multi-media sound and light show uses laser light, computer animation, and projection mapping technologies to immerse guests in the history of Gobindgarh.
Also, the show is highly popular among the schools in and around Amritsar. Gobindgarh Fort allows for a perfect school visit to keep the children enthralled, offering a great escape to learn history while keeping the excitement level high.
Put on your shopping shoes
Gobindgarh Fort has a lot to offer when it comes to shopping. If you are an art and crafts lover, then the 'Haat Bazaar' inside the fort is the right escape for you. The fort provides a platform for the local artisans to showcase their brilliant artistry and allow the guests to buy them at affordable prices. This is a step by the entire team of Gobindgarh to help the local artisans to have their excellent art-work recognized and an initiative to get them paid a genuine amount for their talent. Tilpatra, Sagi, Mir Shop, Dabbi Bazaar, Chamba, Sadabahar, and phulkari shopping at Haat Bazaar are extremely popular inside the fort.
Explore history via Museums
Gobindgarh Fort houses several museums to give guests an insight of Punjab, Gobindgarh Fort, and the state's brave warriors. Here is a list of museums you can find at Gobindgarh Fort-
Toshakhana is a large mint inside the fort where Maharaja Ranjeet Singh kept his treasure including the silver and copper coins. You can still find those minted coins and other hidden treasure at this treasure secret.
Sikhi Art Museum
Featuring a myriad of paintings, this museum is a riveting account of Punjab, its culture and the legendary freedom fighters. The Sikhi Art museum takes you to the visual journey of the culture and history of Punjab through intriguing artwork.
Step into the virtual surrounding of a real war, where you explore the history in detail. This museum has a lot of visual amazements to offer, including the replicas of Maharaja Ranjit Singh's sword, war-time accessories, instruments, statues, etc.
The pagdi (turban) museum depicts the different and interesting forms of pagdis of Punjab, both Sikh, and Non-Sikh. You will see the evolution of pagdis over the years. Also, you can try some if you want.
Savor Punjab's flavor
'Ambarsari Zaika Dhaba' and 'Zaika Gali' are two restaurants inside Gobindgarh Fort, offering a wide variety of Punjabi food. These two food paradises are one of the best food places in Amritsar. Prepared with the unique culinary techniques of Punjab and seasoned with flavorful spices, the food inside the fort will blow your mind away. The feast here is a true treat to the foodies and one of the most sought after things among the guests.
The fort lets you witness brilliant artistry done by the artisans of that time. The architecture of the fort is a mesmerizing beauty that one would love to explore, especially the art lovers. Explore every corner of the fort and discover the stories stowed on its silent walls.
These were some of the major attractions inside the Gobindgarh Fort. Combining everything that makes your outing fun-filled and exciting, the fort is an ideal escape for both adults and children. If you are visiting in or around Amritsar, then Gobindgarh Fort is a must-visit place that you should not miss if you want to experience the true essence of Punjab.