Jallianwala Bagh

31 October was a roller coaster of emotions for me.
It was the day I visited Jhaliawala Bagh which was until then just a place for me in history textbooks with a terribly sad story. I visited this place with my family. Before my visit here I was having neutral emotions. But later I felt a deep sense of grief laced with immense pride of belonging to my nation.
The place gave me very peculiar feels. The small narrow entrance lane leads one to a big open space now converted into a memorial garden. The entrance made me visualize how it must have been even back then in 1919.
The entrance also has a brief description of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.

Jallianwala Bagh
An ‘Amar Jyoti’ (Eternal flame) is always lightened for those who lost their lives in the massacre.

Inside the garden, there is a wall with bullet marks on it. 1650 bullets were fired on that day by General Dyer and his troops, only a handful remain identified now. The wall with the bullet marks made me so sad, it just left me with tears.
Jallianwala BaghFurther, there was a well marked as Martyr’s Well. Hundreds of people jumped into this well to save themselves from a horrid death at the hands of British forces who knew no mercy.

Jallianwala Bagh

Jallianwala Bagh
The picture is not that clear because it was covered with net all around but I hope it gives you an idea of Martyr’s well.

I can’t really describe my feels after I saw Martyr’s Well. I just can’t.

There was a small museum too. It was filled with the stories of those who were massacred in 1919 at Jallianwala Bagh. The stories left me grief-stricken. I felt an urge to lie on my bed and stop thinking about everything at all.
I don’t think I have any courage to revisit this place.
In case you haven’t visited this place even once, I suggest you, please do it. For some feels can’t be completely expressed in words.

To know more detailed information about my experience you are free to drop me hi @Taneja_anku.

Also, read about my visit to international mountain museum.