National War Memorial (Delhi) 2019 | Everything you need to know (with Photos) | tourBQ

  • The National War Memorial is built to pay tribute to the real heroes of the country that are our soldiers. National War Memorial was inaugurated by Hon’ble PM of India Mr. Narendra Modi on 25 Feb 2019. This is India’s first War Memorial built by the Government of India in the country to remember the glory of more than 26,000 soldiers who sacrificed their lives since 1947 (Year of Independence). The design inspiration of the memorial comes from the “Chakravuh Formation.” Here are things you must know about the National War Memorial before visiting it in reality.

    From where the it all began?

    The very first mention of the National War Memorial found in the year of 1960, at this time common public requested the government to make a Memorial to pay tribute to the Martyrs. But at that time the project won't come its real shape. Later in the year OF 2006 at the time of UPA government, this proposal was again demanded by the armed forces of the country, but again the government fails to make it happen. Then at last in 2015 at the time of NDA government, the proposal approved by the councils and then in the year 2019 on 25th Feb National War Memorial welcomes all the country people to remember the martyrs with open gates.

    The motive of the National War Memorial

    The main motive of the government to build this war memorial is to pay Homage to the soldiers who didn’t care about their lives in the service of the country. India has seen so bad times at the borders, which also lead to the sacrifices of the soldiers of the country. In National war memorial, there is “Amar Jawan Jyoti” in the remembrance of all the martyrs from Indo-Sino War of 1962 to Kargil War of 1999 along with the Peacemaking Operation of Indian Forces in Sri Lanka.

    Some Interesting Facts about the National War Memorial

        The National war memorial acquires the land of 40 acres in the India Gate behind the tent.

        The name of all the soldiers is inscribed on the walls of the National memorial.

        To inscribe all the names of the 25,942 soldiers it took 16 walls approximately.

        The Amar Chakra of Circle of Immortality incorporated 15 meters tall.

        In the Amar Chakra, the eternal flame named as “Amar Jawan Jyoti” also comprises.

        The Raksha Chakra or Suraksha Chakra incorporates more than 690 trees, which are cloning the “Standing Soldiers.”

        The total cost to design and build the National war memorial was around INR 176 crores.

        To select the design of the War Memorial Government of India stated Global competitions among various architectures and designers.

        Star Mercantile of Kishore Kapur did the complete stonework at the war memorial including obelisk.

        The construction of the National war memorial comprises granite and sandstone which were selected from Rajasthan.

        TO build the memorial around 22 trees were cut and to replace them around 715 saplings were planted.

    National War Memorial Entry Fee along with Timings

    People don’t need to pay any sort of entry fee to visit the National war memorial. This means it is completely free for everyone.

    There are different time slots as per the season to visit the memorial. Like from November to march, people can visit the memorial from 9 am to 6:30 pm and from April to October, people can visit the memorial from 9 am to 7:30 pm. On certain days the entry into the war memorial is restricted. So, please have a check on the schedule before visiting the memorial. 

    Address or Location of National War Memorial

    The complete address of the National War Memorial is situated below:

    Mahatma Jyoti Rao Phule Marg Area, India Gate, New Delhi – 110001.

    It is located just behind the India Gate canopy and around the National Stadium.

    Nearby Places to Visit

        As National War Memorial is situated in the India gate, you can have a tour to all the places of India Gate very quickly.

        Rashtrapati Bhawan is also situated in India Gate, and with the special permit, you can easily slip inside the building.

        Humayun Ka Makbra ( Humayun Tomb) is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites build by the wife of Humayun Bea Begum.

        Agrasen Ki Baoli is one of the famous spots to visit near National War Memorial. There are many magical stories about the hidden powers which you can only experience by visiting the place.