The 200-Year-Old Phillaur Fort In Jalandhar Houses A Serene Mausoleum & The Punjab Police Academy

Phillaur Fort
by Sanmita A

Phillaur Fort is one of the iconic places in Punjab’s Ludhiana. The fort still maintains the grandeur that it used to & is currently used for police training. If you’re a history buff and your interests lie in exploring the nooks of these grand forts, Phillaur Fort is a must-visit. Designed by Dewan Mokham Chand, general of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the fort was a Sarai. Here’s more about this fort –

Phillaur Fort, Renamed Maharaja Ranjit Singh Fort

It was in the year 1973 that this fort was renamed. And the space is primarily used for training police officials. The fort is one of the places you must visit, as it holds much significance about the history of the Mughals and the British during the early period. Further, the fort also holds a mausoleum within its premises. The Mazar is dedicated to Pir Baba Abdullah Shah Ji. The fort also houses the Police Training School. Apart from these, visitors can also check out the museum, where you can witness historical artefacts and learn more about the fort’s history. Also, you can visit the fort only on Thursday & not any other day of the week. Ensure to plan your visits accordingly.

What More To Do In Ludhiana

Ludhiana has more to it than the forts only. If you’re visiting the Phillaur Fort, you shouldn’t miss out on the 500-year-old fort built by Sikander Lodhi, Lodhi Fort, Rakh Bagh Park of Ludhiana, 19th-century mosque, Bheer, Gurudwara Manji Sahib and more.

Where: Phillaur Distt – Jalandhar, Punjab, India 144410

Cover Image Courtesy: Official Website/

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