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    Samadhi of Ranjit Singh

    Samadhi of Ranjit Singh

    The Samadhi of Ranjit Singh is a building housing the memorial vases of the Sikh ruler Maharaja Ranjit Singh (1780 - 1839). It is located near the Lahore Fort and Badshahi Mosque in Iqbal Park in Lahore, Pakistan which is one of the largest urban parks in Pakistan.

    Ranjit Singh’s Tomb or Samadhi, was begun by his son Kharak Singh on the spot where he was cremated, and was completed by Dalip Singh in 1848. The tomb is a splendid example of Sikh architecture, with gilded fluted domes and cupolas and an ornate balustrade round the top. The Marble inside was taken from various Moghal monuments in Lahore.

    Ranjit’s ashes are contauned in a marble urn in the shape of a lotus, sheltered under a marble pavilion inlaid with pietra dura, in the centre of the tomb. Other tiny urns contain the ashes of his four wives and seven concubines, who threw themselves on his funeral pyre.

    Two small monuments to the west of the mausoleum commemorate Ranjit Singh's son Maharaja Kharak Singh and grandson Nau Nihal Singh, along with their wives. The building is located adjacent to the samadhi of Guru Arjun.

    What is Around:

    Allama Iqbal Tomb, Hazori Bagh, Alamgiri Gate, Lahore Fort, Moti Masjid (Pearl Mosque), Badshahi Mosque, Horses Park,

    When to Go:

    October to April is the best time to visit Lahore. It is only 217 meters above sea level, so it is hotter than Islamabad, and can get very hot in summer.

    How to Reach:

    Lahore is connected by air, rail and road to the other cities of Pakistan, the airport is some five kilometres (three miles) out of the city centre. It is 292.9 kilometres (182 miles) from Islamabad on the Grand Trunk Road (Nation Highway G.T. Road) and 382.6 kilometres (287.7 miles) from Islamabad on the Motorway/AH1 (4 hrs 3 min) a driver of 4 to 6 hours or a train journey of 5 to 8 hours. The Indian border is 29 kilometres (18 miles) from Lahore along the Grand Trunk Road going east, but it is open only twice a month to foreigners, owing to Sikh unrest in the Indian Punjab. You can fly directly from Lahore to Delhi.

    From Outside:

    Skyways, Niazi Express, Faisal Mover, Daewoo, Train, Airport,

    Within the City

    Taxi, Car, Mini Busses, Rikshaws

    On Booked Transport

    Click here to see the lists of transporters to book any kind of vehicle

    Where to Shop

    Markets

    Food Street Fort Road, Thatti Mulahan Bazar, Bazaar Sheikhupurian, Tibbi Bazar,

    Malls

    Nills

    Where to Eat / Stay

    Hotels / Motels / Resorts / Restaurants

    Click here to see List of hotels

    Emergency Contact Number

    Hospitals:          General Hospital:      Ferozpur Road, Near Camp Jail، Lahore. Tele: 042-99264092
                              Jinnah Hospital:        Usamani Road. 042-99231400
                              Lady Wallington:       Open 24 Hour 042-37659001

    Ambulance:      Rescue 1122:             0333 3331122
                            Edhi Foundation:      (042) 37806661

    Useful Addresses

    Tourist Information Centre:    66-D/1, Gulberg III, Lahore. Tele: 042-35756737.
    Director of Archaeology:        Planning and Development Department, Civil Secretariat, Lahore. 042-99210480.
    Passport Office:                     Abbott Road, Lahore. 0800 344 77

    The Photo Gallery

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    The Video Link

     


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