Ferozepur is a city on the banks of the Sutlej River in Firozpur District, Punjab, India. It was founded by Sultan Firoz Shah Tughluq (1351–88), a famous ruler of the Tughluq dynasty, who reigned over the Sultanate of Delhi from 1351 to 1388. Ferozepur is called ‘the land of martyrs’. After the Partition of India in 1947, it became a border town on the Indo-Pakistani border with memorials of India’s freedom fighters. If you are in Ferozepur then visit the places mentioned below for sure.
The Indo-Pak Border of Hussainiwala, Ferozepur has been serving as a venue of Retreat Ceremony since the year 1970. Situated at a distance of 11 km from Ferozepur, the Hussainiwala border comes alive with the clattering and thunderclap of heavy boots of Indian BSF Jawans dressed in Khaki uniform and the sound of Peshawari Chappals of salwar-kurta dressed Pakistani Rangers. On both sides of the border, an intense feeling of patriotism can be seen as the audience excitedly claps and cheer for their respective soldiers. It hosts Retreat Ceremony every day at 6 p.m. in the evening. The ceremony lasts for 40 minutes.
Saragarhi Memorial Gurudwara
Saragarhi Memorial Gurudwara, made by the Army Authorities has been made in the memory of 21 Sikh soldiers of the 36th Sikh Regiment. The soldiers died while protecting the Fort Saragarhi in Waziristan on 12th September 1897. It is of high religious importance among Sikhs.
Harike Wildlife Sanctuary
Harike Wildlife Sanctuary is a very beautiful place to visit and is also known as the ‘Hari-ke-Pattan. It is situated at the junction of River Beas and River Sutlej. Harike Wildlife Sanctuary is a shelter to several different birds, including migratory birds from various regions like the Arctic field and Siberia. Special types of diving ducks like tufted ducks, Common Pochard and Crested Pochard can be seen in the sanctuary to attract visitors.
Built in 1969, in the memory of the soldiers of the 7 Infantry Division who sacrificed their life in Indo-Pakistan war of 1965, Barki Memorial is a popular historical attraction. While the foundation stone of this memorial was laid on 11 September 1969 by Lt Gen Harbakhsh, the unveiling ceremony was performed by Lt Gen HK Sibal MVC.
National Martyrs Memorial
The National Martyrs Memorial, located in Hussainiwala is dedicated to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev, and Rajguru. National Martyrs Memorial was made to honour these great personalities for sacrificing their lives for the freedom of the country. It is an incredible place of interest.
Asafwala Shaheed Samarak
Asafwala Shaheed Samarak is a popular historical place. The memorial was built by the people to pay tribute to the soldiers of the 67th Infantry Brigade.
The Jain Mandir is situated in Zira in the Ferozepur District. The temple has statues that are believed to be around 1200 years old. The temple was renovated in 2006 and was reopened on the occasion of Saint Shri Nityanand Surishwarji Maharaj’s anniversary.