Visitors to Amritsar also come to witness the “Beating the Retreat” ceremony in the evening at the Wagah Border. Wagah, an army outpost on the Indo-Pak border, witnesses an exciting drill conducted by soldiers from both India and Pakistan amidst great fanfare and nationalist fervor. However, no other place evokes as much emotion as Jallianwala Bagh, the place which witnessed one of the most brutal episodes in Indian history. The Martyr’s Galley at the site retells this story, while a section of the wall inside the Jallianwala Bagh still bears holes of bullet marks.
Another historical attraction is the Khoo Kalyanwala. In 1857, around 400 soldiers rebelled against the British government. Out of these, almost 200 were brutally shot and the rest died of asphyxiation when they were cooped up in a little room.