National War Memorial in Delhi - Interesting facts to know
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National War Memorial in Delhi - Interesting facts to know

Delhi is a different city in itself. There are lots of tourist attractions to visit with your group members and family members. Recently, On 25 February 2019, Our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi inaugurated to long-pending India's first National War Memorial (NWM) to honor the over 25,942 Shahid soldiers who laid down their lives in wars during the time of independence. This National War Memorial spread over 40 acres in the Delhi region, India. National War Memorial is one of the best patriotic places to visit in Delhi.

This tourist attraction located near India Gate which is also known as the All India War Memorial. National War Memorial pays homage to the soldiers who laid their lives in wars without any fear of death as it was the sign of courage of death. It has been built as a tribute to the soldiers killed during the India-China War in 1962, the India-Pak Wars in 1947, 1965 and 1971 Here is everything which you must have to know about the facts of the National War Memorial in Delhi.


Things to know about National War Memorial Delhi:

1. The total cost incurred for building this National War Memorial is about 176 crores.

2. There is no entry fee for visiting the National War Memorial in Delhi. Hence, you don't have to pay anything to visit.

3. The timing to visit is from 9:00 to 6:30 till March 2019, and from 9 am to 7:30 pm (April to October). This Memorial is open for all days. Anyone can visit such a War Memorial.

4. The names of Soldiers 25,942 during war casualties have been inscribed on 16 walls of the National War Memorial.

5. The 'Tyag Chakra' holds the names of about 25,942 war casualties which also have been written on a 1.5-meter wall.

6. To execute this National War Memorial Projects it cost around INR 176 crore, The design of this memorial also includes four concentric circles- Veerta (Bravery) Chakra, Amar (Immortal) Chakra, Rakshak (Protector) Chakra and Tyag (Sacrifice) Chakra.

7. This National War Memorial also houses the statues of 21 Param Vir Chakra Awardees at the Param Yoddha Sthal.

8. This War Memorial located on Rajpath about 2.3 km from the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

9. This War Memorial will have a new 'eternal flame' positioned at the bottom of the stone-made obelisk (The existing eternal flame at the Amar Jawan Jyoti will continue to burn).

10. National War Memorial has many nearest tourist attractions like India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhawan, and Agrasen ki Baoli.

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