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Fateh Burj: Tallest Victory Tower of India

Fateh Burj: Tallest Victory Tower of India

Fateh Burj: Tallest Victory Tower of India at Mohali (Pb.) @traxplorers.com
Fateh Burj: Tallest Victory Tower of India

Fateh Burj is situated in village Chappar Chiri at Mohali district of Punjab close to Chandigarh. This 328 feet high Burj is India’s tallest victory tower,  even taller than the famous Qutub Minar of Delhi. It is a symbol of victory of Sikhs led by the great general Baba Banda Singh Bahadur. It was constructed to mark the 3rd centenary of the historical battle of Chappar Chiri. It is the memorial of Sikh wars against Mughals around the 17th century. It is spread over 20 acres of land.

History:

This is the site of Battle of Sirhind that took place on May 12, 1710. It is situated at around 20 km from Sirhind. It was here in Chappar Chiri, forces led by Mughal Wazir khan were defeated by Sikhs led by Baba Banda Singh Bahadur.

Historical relevance in architecture:

Fateh Burj consists of three stories at height of 67 feet, 117 feet, and 220 feet that commemorates the victory of three battles which was fought at Chappar Chiri.

Fateh Burj-Tallest Victory Tower of India at Chappar Chiri, Mohali (Punjab)

  • The victory of Samana: Showcased by a storey at 67 feet
  • The victory of Sadhaura: Showcased by a storey at 117 feet
  • The victory of Sirhind: Showcased by a storey at 220 feet

Address: Sector 93, Sahibzada Ajit Singh (SAS) Nagar, Mohali (Punjab)

Visiting Hours: 10 AM to 7 PM

No entry fee

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Attractions:

  • Statues of Sikh War Heroes:

    The place is surrounded by Sikh war heroes and their history. There are six mounds (Tibbas) with the statue of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur and his five generals-Bhai Fateh Singh, Bhai Aali Singh, Bhai Maali Singh, Bhai Baaj Singh, and Bhai Ram Singh.

    Statues of Sikh Generals on mounds around Fateh Burj, Mohali (Punjab)
    Statues of Sikh Generals on mounds around Fateh Burj, India 
    Small Lake at the base of Fateh Burj, Mohali
    Small Lake at the base of Fateh Burj 
  • Small Lake & Park:

    There is a small lake and well-maintained park around the tower.

  • Best place for history lovers, families, and students to add to their knowledge about the rich history of Sikhs.
  • Beautiful and well maintained park around Fateh Burj, Mohali
    Beautiful and well-maintained park around Fateh Burj
  • Note:

    Visit this place in the evening to enjoy sunset and effect of lights over the tower.

 

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  5. Soumya

    Wonderful post! I had never heard of this tower. It looks really interesting. And the architecture is definitely very different.

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Yes, it is a wonderful piece of architecture with the history linked to it.

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  7. Willis Gouldie

    With thanks! Valuable information!

  8. Jim Jones

    Beautiful place! I love the architecture…your photos capture it so wonderfully. This seems like a great side trip if you’re in the area…so much history here!

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Yes, it is a great place to visit. Ya, truly it was a side trip around Chandigarh to explore the beautiful city.

  9. Aisha

    This is such a beautiful, impressive structure that holds such significant meaning! It looks like a gorgeous site to visit, your photos certainly do it justice!

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Thanks a lot, Aisha. It is an impressive place to visit. Glad you like it. 🙂

  10. Alexander Popkov

    Interesting, The tower looks so different from all the architecture I saw in India. (not that I have been there, but I read some posts). Is culture in the region different as well?

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Yes, Alexander. The culture of the region is entirely different from other parts of India. This part of India is rich in Punjabi culture influenced by Sikh religion. In fact, every region of India has its own unique culture. And that is the beauty of India. 🙂

  11. Heraa

    The Fateh burj looks magnificent. Loved how you have described it’s history.

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Thanks. Glad you liked it.

  12. Nathan

    The Fateh Burj looks absolutely amazing with such magnificent architecture. Understanding the historical significance and importance of the monument definitely adds on to allow us to appreciate the attraction better.

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Yes, this Burj is taller than the famous Qutub Minar in New Delhi, India. But still remain underrated and the historical significance is amazing.

  13. Lance

    What an absolutely beautiful site to visit. I have never heard of victory towers, but enjoyed learning about the history of this tower. The grounds, lakes, and hero statures are impressive. This seems like a great memorial for the victory.

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Yes, Lance. It is a great memorial for the victory of Sikhs over Mughals in the 17th century. It is especially the historical relevance makes this site a must visit.

  14. Olivia

    What a cool place! I never even knew it existed!

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      So many people don’t know about this till now. Need to spread it.

  15. Kylee Hayes

    I didn’t know this existed, we will have to go back to India, it is so beautiful! Amazing pictures, and great information. Thank you!

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Even here in India, people don’t know about this. Still underrated site. I would rather say, Hidden Gem. I am glad you liked it. 🙂

  16. Moimehr

    Wow! It’s a shame I had no clue about this until today. Never knew we had our own Burj 🙂 also the place around it looks stunningly green too. Would love to drop in there when in Mohali.

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Yes, dear. This place is still underrated. But worth a visit. You must visit. Thanks for the comment. 🙂

  17. Renata Green

    I read so many blog posts on India – everyone is so different and from a different part of the sub continent. I cannot imagine how long I have to stay there to see more than a tiny part of it.
    This tower would then be on my list, too – very impressive structure!

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Yes, Renata. It is true that India is so vast in its diversity of cultures, geographic locations and historical sites as well. One cannot explore the whole in one short visit. I hope during your visit to India, you will get more reasons to come back again. Thanks for the comment. 🙂

  18. Celia

    What a unique structure. There are so many different things to see in India! It’s really a diverse country.

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Yes, India is full of diverse things. Must a visit. Thanks. 🙂

  19. Varsha

    ohh, I didn’t know about this place. You have shared a nice informative article. I liked your photos as well.

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Thanks, Varsha. I am glad you liked it. 🙂

  20. Nicole

    Love that you shared the historical portion! We love visiting historical sites. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Yes, visiting historical places is always a worth. Thanks, Nicole 🙂

  21. Tif

    Seriously looking forward to visit India. This will for sure be on my list!!

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Thanks, Tif 🙂

  22. AMBER

    The tower looks really interesting and glad it is free. I hope they had a box for donations and upkeep around

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      I am not sure about donation box thing there. I may be overlooked that. thanks for the comment. 🙂

  23. Jyoti

    I love history and would love to visit when I go to Punjab. Thanks for sharing. It’s so important to share the stories from these otherwise lesser known places.

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Thanks, Jyoti. Yes, it is important to share such hidden and not so famous amazing places.

  24. Alex Trembath

    A really excellent insight – I always find it helpful when articles include some rich historical context like you have, as it really gives some meaning to the place. I will look forward to visiting this some day!

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Thanks, Alex. I am glad you liked it. 🙂

  25. Alice

    Nice article! The landscape looks amazing so much green. The story of the tower is also very interesting!!

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Thanks, Alice 🙂

  26. Katie

    What a beautiful building in such stunning surroundings! Very interesting history too, eveb better its free to visit! Thanks for sharing 😊

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      I am glad you liked it. Thanks. Katie 🙂

  27. Antonio Gabric

    It’s looking amazing, especially the green around the tower! Is it a touristic place or kind of off-the-beaten path?

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      It is not so famous yet. We discovered it while wandering locally in Chandigarh. Yes, truly it is an amazing place.

  28. Michelle

    I love History and this looks like a great place to visit to learn about the area. I don’t know much about Indian history and I’m keen to learn more about it. Thanks for your post 🙂

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Yes, Michelle. History always appeals me. There is so much to know about Indian history. Thanks for commenting. 🙂

  29. Debbie Graham

    These Statues of Sikh Generals are incredible. I can’t wait to visit India!
    Nice post!

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Thanks, Debbie 🙂

  30. Julz

    Wow never heard about this before! I always love it when i discover new historical facts, i find it so interesting! so thanks for sharing!

    1. Supriya Bhardwaj

      Thanks, Julz 🙂

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