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The Fort’s varied military history has led to many amazing architectural attractions that have earned it the reputation of being one of the most famous places in Amritsar, giving a fillip to Amritsar tourism as a whole.

Nalwa Deorhi-Or Nalwa gate- Named after the Commander-in-Chief of the Khalsa army of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
Toshakhana-The Royal treasury which housed the priceless “Koh-i-noor” Diamond.
Khas Mahal-referred to as the ‘Coffee House’ in the records of the Indian Army.
Colonial House-referred to by some as “Dyers Bungalow” which is built on the ruins of the circular plinth of the Sikh period.
Moats-built along the lines of the French fortification system designed by the Generals from Napoleon’s army.
4 Grand Bastions-where the cannons were mounted in the age of “black powder”
Darbar Hall-The original Darbar hall of Maharaja Ranjit Singh converted into a military hospital, erected between 1855 and 1870.

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