Tawang War Memorial
If you are an experience seeker and want to relive the sacrifice of many martyrs at a time and their historic deeds we got an amazing memorial for you. Let us know about the Tawang War Memorial.
What is Tawang War Memorial?
This Memorial is the 40 feet structure memorial built for the memories of the Indian Army Soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the 1962 Sino-Indian war.
What is the history of Tawang War Memorial?
During the Sino-Indian war in 1962, 2140 Indian Soldiers sacrificed their lives in the Kameng sector to protect their nation. In memory of those Martyrs the memorial was built like a supta structure in the center in accordance with local Buddhists religious practises. There is also a separate memorial dedicated to Subedar Joginder Singh. He was awarded the Param Vir Chakra. He all alone fought with the Chinese soldiers for 72 hours during the India-China war. To keep the memories and to show love and respect to the martyrs Indian Army built this memorial.
What is the inside view of This Memorial?
Inside this memorial the names of 2140 martyrs were carved on granite plates. The whole memorial is built in a supta like structure in accordance with local Buddhists religious practises. The walls of the memorial are of black granite. There are two rooms on each side of the memorial. In one room there are artifacts, photographs, maps and other stuff of war. And the other room is for sound and light show to illustrate the heroic deed of the soldiers. The museum of this Memorial displays the items like guns, bullutes, mugs, helmets, pots and many others used by the army during the war.
If visitors want to know about war then there are newspaper clippings and maps marked with the position of both armies. There is a black marble plaque ‘In the memory of those brave soldiers who made supreme sacrifice defending the frontier of Mother Land during the 1962 Sino-Indo war’. The memorial is dedicated by Lt. General, HRS Kalkat, PVSM, AVSM; GOC IN-C Eastern Command on November 2nd 1999 and blessed by the Dalai Lama in 1977.
Who built Tawang War Memorial?
This Memorial was built by the Indian Army.
What is the outside view of Tawang War Memorial?
The outside view of This Memorial is amazing. The Himalayan peaks views from the This Memorial is truly pleasant to the eyes of the visitors.
Why are people attracted to the Memorial?
The Memorial has become one the most popular tourist spots. Those who are experienced seekers and love to bare history the memorial is mostly loved by them. Beside, it is an amazing place to take photographs. People visit the memorial to show love and respect to the martyrs and to relive how they sacrifice their lives for their nation.
Is it safe to visit Tawang War Memorial?
Yes, it is safe to visit the Memorial. The memorial is maintained by the Indian Army.
How to reach the Tawang War Memorial?
The Memorial is very close to Tawang Town. Visitors can hire a cab to visit the Tawang War Memorial.
Q1: How many days This Memorial remains open?
Ans: It remains open each day of a week.
Q2: What is the visiting time of This Memorial?
Ans: The visiting time of Tawang War Memorial is from 7 am to 7 pm.
Q3: What is the best time to visit this Memorial?
Ans: The best time to visit the Tawang War Memorial is from March to October.
Q4: What are the entry fees of Tawang War Memorial?
Ans: There is no entry fee in the Memorial.
Q5: Is photography allowed in this Memorial?
Ans: Yes, photography is allowed in this Memorial.
Q6: Are there any washroom facilities in Tawang War Memorial?
Ans: Yes, there are washroom facilities in The Memorial.
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How to Reach:
By Air : Unfortunately there is no airport in the region. There is an airport in Tezpur, Tezpur Airport Rd. Visitors can take service from the Naharlagun Helipad. The Helicopter service conducts from Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport. As it has limited seats it is advised to pre book the helicopter ticket. It will take around 55 minutes to reach Tawang from the airport.
By railway : Rangapara North Junction is the nearest railway station of Tawang.