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Anglo Sikh War Memorial

Anglo-Sikh War Memorial is a three storied impressive building raised over a podium at the banks of Rajasthan Canals and Sirhind Feeder which is on the GT Road of Ferozepur. It was designed by Mr. H.S. Chopra who was the senior Architect of Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana. Punjab Government set this Memorial under the guidance of Vice Chancellor and Chairman of Ferozeshah Memorial Committee at that time, Dr. MS Randhawa.


The history of Anglo-Sikh War Memorial starts from 1845. The Sikh and British troops first fought at Mudki in December 1845. Even the enemies appreciated the courage and regulation of Sikhs during their first struggle. In the same month, both armies had a second encounter at Ferozeshah. The British army was fighting under authority of their commander-in-chief Sir Charles Gaugh. In this battle as well, the British continued to receive serious losses that it created a furor in England.

As many as 748 British soldiers were killed in this war out of which 54 were officers and the remaining were soldiers. About 1625 people were injured at Ferozeshah. The battle of Ferozeshah was supervised by Lord Harding’s Governor General. In February of 1846 the third encounter took place at Sabhraon and on January 13th 1849, the last encounter was fought at Chellianwala. The final victory of the British was not because of their dominance over the Sikh army but it was because of the weak heartedness of S Tej Singh and lack of ability of Lal Singh who were the Sikh Generals. This was mentioned in a journal by British Commander in Chief Lord Gaugh, who had supervised these battles. The policy prohibited him from recording his individual emotions towards the impressive courage of the fallen enemy.


A hall on the ground floor of the Anglo-Sikh War Memorial building displays armaments that take you to the time of the Anglo Sikh War. Quotation marks are emblazoned in Bronze from wars of Shah Mohammad and Cunningham’s olden times of the Sikhs. Punjab Government donated these weapons from the Museum at Patiala to this memorial. The hall contains four paintings portraying the four battles of Chellianwala, Mudki, Ferozeshah and Sabhraon. These precious paintings are prepared by renowned artist Mr. Kirpal Singh.


Anglo-Sikh War Memorial is located in Ferozeshah of Punjab. It is now being restored to maintain the history of the green state.


One can visit this memorial during any time of the year.

How to Reach

By Air

The nearby airport to Ferozepur city is in Delhi and Delhi airport is the best option for those people who arrive by air. The Delhi airport is counted as one of the main airport of the country and there are regular flights to various places such as Agra, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Chandigarh, Jaipur and many other important cities and countries as Delhi airport is an international airport. Therefore, it is approachable for international visitors. Taxis are available from airport to Ferozepur and from there to Anglo-Sikh War Memorial.

By Train

In Ferozepur there are two railway stations. In the state, Ferozepur Cantonment station is counted as the important station as it has the connectivity to all the main cities of Punjab. This station is also connected to big cities like Mumbai, Ahmadabad, Jammu and many other northern cities of India. To reach Anglo-Sikh War Memorial, one can boar auto or local bus at cheap prices.

By Bus

State buses are also available which are connected to other cities like Amritsar, Ludhiana, Delhi, and Chandigarh. One can take bus to visit Anglo-Sikh War Memorial.

Best Time to Visit

The best season to visit Ferozepur is winter season. The temperature of Ferozepur is at ease and is appropriate for visiting the attractions. The months which are best to visit are October, November, December, February and March.

Ferozepur’s Summer Season

In Ferozepur summers start from March and last till May. These months are said to be the hottest months and are extremely hot and exhausting months. The maximum temperature observed is 45°C and minimum temperature observed is 24°C. These months are not advisable to visit this place.

Ferozepur’s Monsoon Season

Monsoon Season starts here from June and lasts till September end. These months are counted as the highly humid months. The evening time is most pleasant time with cool breeze and can be opt as the appropriate time to visit the attractive memorial.

Ferozepur’s Winter Season

Ferozepur is approached during winters in the month of November and lasts till February. During these months, the weather is cool and the temperature observed from the range of 4°C to 15°C

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