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Phillaur Fort

This small Fort alias Ludhiana Fort is situated in Phillaur, Punjab on the banks of the Sutlej River,14Km from Ludhiana . It is an ancient ( 17th century) fort .In the second half of the century it was transformed to a serai and in the 18 th centuary it was further converted into a mud fort and then in 1809-12 it became the military fortress of Maharaja Ranjit Singh .The governor general of Maharaja Ranjit Singh , Dewan Mohkam Chand intelligently designed the fort very beautifully ,which makes it very fascinating to the tourists .The fort was then converted by the British into the Police training center and now occupied by the Police Academy of Punjab .The fort is having a huge entrance gate and one can reach the fort through the winding paths or through waterway, adjoining the outer boundary. Inside this Fort complex we can see the famous shrine of Pir-i-Dastgir, also known as Abdul Kadir Galani and tombs of Muslim Saints and tombs belonging to members of Shah Shuja's family. .

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