Pul Kanjri, Amritsar


Pul Kanjari is a village, 35 km from City Amritsar on Amritsar-Lahore road. It is close to the villages of Daoka and Audhar on the Wagah border. Pul Kanjari, Amritsar is a village of historical importance.

Distance Of Pul Kanjari Amritsar

From Airport
Distance between Sri Guru Ramdass Ji International airport and Pul Kanjari is 40 kilometers.

From Railway Station
Pul Kanjari has situated a distance of 35 km from Amritsar Railway Station on Amritsar-Lahore Road close to the Wagha border.

Best Time To Visit

November to March –In Amritsar weather is comparatively pleasant from November to March. This makes an ideal time for sightseeing and visiting the Golden Temple.

July to October – Amritsar experiences mild to heavy rains during these months. During this period, the weather is mostly pleasant and cloudy most of the time.


Moran,  a Muslim dancer used to live in Makhanpur village. It is near Baradari. Every time Maharaja Ranjit Singh came to Makhanpur, he would send an invite for her.

Once Moran was crossing the canal on horseback and her silver slipper fell and got lost into the canal. She got upset and refused to perform until and unless the Maharaja promised to build a bridge across the canal. It was then that the Maharaja Ranjit Singh gave the orders to build the bridge.

The bridge was built in honor of a dancer which in Punjabi is called ‘Kanjari’. Thus,  named as Pul Kanjari.

Historical Memorial

The War Memorial, located nearby commemorates the soldiers who sacrificed themselves while defending Pul Kanjari village during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. One side of the memorial column depicts a scene from the war.
The painting shows, Lance Naik Shangara Singh from the Sikh Regiment snatching a medium machine gun (MMG) from the Pakistani soldier. He was awarded Maha Vir Chakra after his death.

Shiv Temple

The Shiv Mandir lies to the right of the memorial and comprises of Nanakshahi bricks. A fading fresco work glorifies the roof of the temple.


Originally, it was a storehouse (pool) for the water. But, later on, it came to be known as Sarovar. A nearby canal supplied water to the pool. There is an open space for the gents to take a plunge and a covered one for the ladies.


The stay house of Maharaja Ranjit Singh is known as baradari (the house with 12 doors). It is almost in wrecks.


During the Indo-Pak wars of 1965 and 1971, Pul Kanjari was captured by the Pakistani army. Later, it was recaptured by the Indian army.

Two  Sikhs invaded and recaptured the Pulkanjri village on December 17th and 18th. During this invasion, L/Naik Shangara Singh exhibited remarkable courage and cleared two machinegun posts that were holding the attack up.
Shangara Singh sped through a minefield and threw a grenade at one of the posts. He then charged the second gun and vaulting over the loophole he grasped the gun from its occupants.
As he stood there, armed,  he got a fatal burst in his gut and fell to the ground with the gun still in his hand. He earned a posthumous Maha Vir Chakra. N/ Sub. Gian Singh earned a posthumous Vir Chakra.

How to reach

Personal Conveyance

What better than a personal conveyance to travel around. One does not have to worry about timings and comfort.  Driving distance from Amritsar Cantt. to Pul Kanjari is around 32 minutes.


Those who don’t have a personal conveyance and don’t want to travel by bus can book a cab and visit the Pul Kanjari. Prices for cab depends upon the pickup and drop off locations. There are some reliable apps such as Ola, Uber from where you get cab services.

Places near to Pul Kanjari Amritsar

War Memorial

The War memorial-museum represents the glorious heroic deeds of the brave hearts of Punjab. The memorial,  immortalizing the deeds of brave soldiers aims to inspire and instill the spirit of patriotism in the youth.

There are eight state-of-the-art galleries present inside the Memorial Museum. It showcases Punjab’s martial tradition and military campaigns from the era of Sri Hargobind Singh Ji.The sixth of ten Sikh Gurus through photographs, illustrations, paintings, artifacts, weapons, and interactive panels.

Sada Pind

Sadda Pind is a Punjabi Culture Village Museum sprawling across 12 acres of land. It is located in the holy city of Amritsar. It is just 8 KM from the Golden Temple and 7 KM from the Airport.

The place is famous for Punjab’s vibrancy and tradition. It portrays the lifestyle in a pre-Independence Punjabi village. Also, it brings you a chance to experience authentic culture, and flavors of Punjab in one place.

The village is full of potters, weavers, blacksmiths and other artisans. They make and present their parandis, juttis, phulkaris, durries, clay toys, musical instruments, agricultural implements, and shawls.

Sarhad Restaurant

Sarhad Restaraunt is a complex, hardly a kilometer-and-a-half from the international border in Punjab. It is between neighbors India and Pakistan. The restaurant highlights the cuisine and culture of the two countries.

The architecture of the building shows the traditional design patterns of Amritsar and Lahore. Sarhad strives to bring out the best of both the countries and their commonalities.

Wagah Border Amritsar

Wagah is a border village and Union Council located at the line between Pakistan and India. The location is 600 meters ie. 2,000 ft, west of the border. It lies on the celebrated Grand Trunk Road between Lahore and Amritsar in India. It is 3 kilometers from the adjoining village of Attari. This is the only road border between Pakistan and India that is regularly open to foreigners.