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Khalsa College, Amritsar

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See an educational institute with its building being commissioned in the Indo-Sarcening architectural style and easily deceived to be a palace instead of a university at Khalsa College. Built in 1892, the 300-acre (1.2 km2) campus is located near the city-center. Learn about the history of the college and the contribution it provided towards the freedom of India with many famous political leaders, scientists, and writers it generated. This site is particularly suitable for photographs and many shots of Bollywood movies were taken at the place. With our custom trip planner, Amritsar attractions like Khalsa College can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • It looked beautiful as we passed by it. The area is large and well maintained. We could not see any students though. 
    It looked beautiful as we passed by it. The area is large and well maintained. We could not see any students though.  more »
  • Looks beautiful and magnificent as you pass by it. Huge and imposing building which is sheer eye candy. 
    Looks beautiful and magnificent as you pass by it. Huge and imposing building which is sheer eye candy.  more »
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  • Architecture buffs, make a point to visit Khalsa College on Grand Trunk Road in Amritsar. The historic educational institution doubles as a premier example of 19th-century Indo-Saracenic architecture, a mash-up of Western European aesthetics with the exuberance of Indian and Persian styles. With elegant onion domes and scalloped archways, Khalsa College's palatial main building is impressive and has served as the setting of many Bollywood films. Spend some time wandering the tranquil campus and gardens, but keep in mind that the academic and administrative buildings are reserved exclusively for students and staff–this is still a working university, after all. Address: Grand Trunk Road, Putligarh, Amritsar
  • It is an educational institution built during the British Raj in India when Sikh scholars thought about providing higher education to Sikhs and Punjabis within Punjab. Amritsar was chosen for its establishment and Singh Sabha Movement and Chief Khalsa Diwan approached the then Sikh Maharajas and Sikh people of Punjab to raise funds and donate land to build this unique institute. People of Amritsar, Lahore and other cities of Punjab including rich Sikh families and Maharajas donated land and raised funds to build Khalsa College, Amritsar. Its architectural design was created by Ram Singh, a famous architect who also designed one of the Places in England. Its building was completed in 1911–12. Its architectural features are mix of British, Mughal and Sikh architect. Khalsa college's contribution towards the freedom history of India is significant as it has generated many famous freedom fighters, political leaders, armed forces generals, scientists, famous players-Olympians, actors, writers, journalists and scholars.

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