Shyamji Krishna Varma Memorial, Mandvi - Timings, Entry Fee, History & Artifacts

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Distance (From Mandvi Bus Stand): 5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: On The Outskirts Of Mandvi Town

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 5 km from Mandvi, Shyamji Krishna Varma Memorial is a memorial located near Mandvi in the district of Kutch, Gujarat. Situated on the outskirts of Mandvi Town, it is one of the best places to visit in Mandvi.

Also known as Kranti Teerth, the memorial was built in 2010 by Gujarat Government in honor of an eponymous freedom fighter Shri Shyamji Krishna Varma. Born in 1857 in Mandvi town of Gujarat, he was an Indian revolutionary fighter, lawyer and journalist who founded a revolutionary center in 'India House' at London and propagated the cause of India's independence through his writings in his publication journal called the 'Indian Sociologist'. The main objective of this memorial is to pay tribute to the contribution of Shyamji Krishna Varma and also to educate the young generation about those great Indians who sacrificed everything for the country's freedom.

Spread over 52 acres, the memorial complex houses a replica of India House building at Highgate along with statues of Shyamji Krishna Varma and his wife. Urns containing Krishna Verma's ashes, those of his wife, and a gallery dedicated to earlier activists of Indian independence movement is housed within the memorial. The giant statue of Mahatma on his spinning wheel is an impressive sight. The entire complex is extremely well-maintained and offers calm and quiet environment to the visitor. There is also a small bookshop selling some literature about Shyamji and a food court serving snacks.

Timings: 10 AM - 6 PM, Closed on Thursday