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About Virasat-e-Khalsa

An architectural marvel, Virasat-e-Khalsa (priorly known as Khalsa Heritage Complex) is a landmark museum that commemorates the 550 year journey of thriving culture and tradition of Punjab and Sikhism and is one of a must-see attractions of the state.

Located in the sacred and historically significant  town of Sri Anandpur Sahib in Punjab, this visual-cum-narrative museum is renowned for unique blend of its concept with one-of-a-kind architectural design and also for its world class standards of upkeep and maintenance.

Bounded by charming natural scenery; with the river Satluj forming a sparkling blue border on the South-West barely two miles away, the town is located at the foothills of the Shivalik range of the great Himalayas on its North-East.

Virasat-e-Khalsa has been recently crowned India’s No. 1 museum in terms of visitor footfall. Popularly known as the ‘8th Wonder’ in local parlance, the museum topped the popularity charts in museum world in 2019 as it got listed in annual reference books like ‘Limca Book of Records’, India Book of Records’, ‘Asia Book of Records’ and ‘World Book of Records’.

Virasat-e-Khalsa has welcomed close to 11 million visitors in a short span of 8 years ever since it was opened to the masses on 25th November, 2011.

Sri Anandpur Sahib - The Town Of Spiritual Bliss.

  • Sri Anandpur Sahib, the second holiest town of Sikhism, was founded in the year 1664 by the ninth Guru, Shri Guru Teg Bahadur Ji, near the ruins of an ancient place called Makhowal. 
  • Here, the tenth Guru Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji baptized the first five Sikhs called the ‘Panj Piaras- the five beloved ones – on 13 April, 1699 and heralded the idealogy of Khalsa.
  • The sacred town is known for its three day long Hola-Mohalla festival that is celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm on its soil in Feb – Mar every year. During the festival, Guru’s warrior forces display the martial art skills with the splendour of the Khalsa.

Languages Spoken

The official language in Punjab State is Punjabi. However, Hindi and English are also spoken.

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