In our life we get a number of things without even asking or working for them, and when such things take place, we don’t learn about the real value of that thing. Remember when people succeed and they are suggested to keep the memories of their initial days to stay grounded the same is the case with the history of a place.
We should always keep in mind and know our India’s history, and when we talk about history, our independence and the fight for freedom plays a huge role in that.
That’s why we are here with a new blog where we are going to talk about a place that will help you learn and know more about the real stories of freedom, the Jang-e-Azadi memorial which is situated at Kartarpur in Jalandhar, Punjab.
Planning your next trip to such a place? Make sure to follow this blog till the end to know more.
History of Jang-e -Azadi Memorial
Most of the places are developed on the basis of a basic idea and when we are talking about the Jang-e-Azadi memorial in Kartarpur, the basic idea behind it was to develop a memorial place that talks about all the freedom movements of the Punjab.
It was noticed that people from the Punjab have played a crucial role in the fight for freedom and if we don’t remember those people or the struggles the people of Punjab faced then how the future would be able to know about it.
That’s why the idea of Jang-e-Azadi memorial came into existence.
R&D was done in every single thing for Jang-e-Azadi memorial, the stories, the people, the integrations, the designs and even the place where this memorial was going to be built.
The thought was that we should select a site which is easily accessible by the people, so that more and more people can visit this place and hence know about the history of Punjab’s freedom fight.
At last, a site was selected which was on the way to Golden temple with the help of which people traveling to golden temple can visit this memorial.
The Jang-e-Azadi memorial is designed by Raj Rewal. Raj used to say that the history of Punjab should be told to the people in the form of a poem, and this whole memorial is designed in that way.
How to reach Jang-e-Azadi Memorial Kartarpur?
By Air: The nearest international airport is in Amritsar and after reaching Amritsar you can either take a bus or cab that can either firstly take you to Kartarpur in Jalandhar, or if you are traveling via a cab then you can book a direct cab till Jang-e-Azadi memorial in Kartarpur.
By Rail: You can directly book your rail tickets till Kartarpur Junction or Jalandhar junction. From here, you can take an auto rickshaw till Jang-e-Azadi memorial.
By Road: If you are planning a road trip, you need to travel to Kartarpur in Jalandhar and then to the actual memorial. In case if you face any issues in finding this place, then you can use Google maps and the locals are also extremely helpful.
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If you think that you can find accommodations within Jang-e-Azadi memorial then you are wrong, as there are no such facilities available there.
Jang-e-Azadi memorial opens at 10:30 am and closes at 6:30 pm. Currently, the entry ticket price for adults is INR 50 and for kids is INR 30.
The overall time to cover the whole memorial precisely is 2-3 hours, although you can complete this tour in 1 hour as well.
There are a number of 3- and 4-star accommodations near the memorial, as the memorial is nearby national highway.
While traveling in Punjab you are going to find a lot of local food items which you should try. Let’s discuss them all:
- Whenever you are traveling to Punjab make sure to eat at dhabas. Because when you eat food at dhabas you would be able to get a better food taste and would be able to know more about the local cuisine in Punjab.
- You can check out food items like cholle bhature and naan cholle while looking for the best food items to taste.
Although if you are new to Punjabi food cuisine then let us tell you that the Punjabi food is extremely heavy, hence order accordingly.
Places to visit nearby
If you have completed your tour of Jang-e-Azadi memorial Kartarpur and now want to travel another place in the time left then here are a few options:
- If it’s daylight and you want to do some fun activity then you can visit Wonderland Jalandhar which is nearby the memorial.
- You can visit Pushpa Gujral Science city, where you would be able to check out items linked with science, innovation, laser shows and many more.
- If you want to visit a historical place then you can travel to Devi Talab Temple which is also near the Jang-e-Azadi memorial.
If you are one such traveller who is interested in History, Jang-e-Azadi memorial is a perfect destination. The main reason you should visit Jang-e-Azadi memorial is to know more about the history of Punjab and the struggles faced by freedom fighters during the fight for freedom.