Duleep Singh Sikh History Trail

The Sikh History Trail in Highland Perthshire is inspired by Maharaja Duleep Singh's stay here over 150 years ago.

The Sikh History Trail in Highland Perthshire is inspired by Maharaja Duleep Singh's stay here over 150 years ago. Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s son Dalip Singh has one of his children buried in Kenmore Churchyard.

Interestingly there appear to be two spelling of Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s son. The more common form is Duleep Singh, but other spell his name as Dalip Singh. Here we will use the conventional spelling of Duleep Singh.

The Maharaja Duleep Singh trail here in Perthshire was set up by the Anglo Sikh Heritage Association and the late Harbinder Singh Rana to highlight the close connections between the Sikhs and the Scots.

The Highland Perthshire Sikh Heritage trail remembers in particular Maharaja Duleep Singh.

  1. Kenmore Church where the infant son of Maharaja Duleep Singh is buried.
  2. Castle Menzies where the Maharaja stayed.
  3. Blair Castle where the Maharaja was a guest of the Duke and Duchess of Atholl on a number of occasions.

Harbinder Singh Rana said in September 2008, “It is our aspiration that the Scottish Sikh Heritage Trail will help inform, empower and inspire individuals and the community at large to a greater appreciation of the history that unites these two great nations.”

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