Khalanga War Memorial

Open Time : Open 24 hours

Entry : free

Address : Khalanga War Memorial, Raipur, Tibbanala Pani, Uttarakhand, India

Why to visit Khalanga War Memorial

A well-known tourist destination in Dehradun, the Khalanga War Memorial continues to tell the heroic tale of the Gorkhas. When an enemy builds a monument in honour of their enemy, it becomes a significant honour. It is conceivably the first memorial ever built by an army in honour of its foe.

British soldiers were so moved by Gurkha (Nepalese) soldiers' six-week battles without food or water that they built the Kalinga (Khalanga) War Memorial to honour them. Gurkhas were defeated by British forces fighting with them in the then-Nepali kingdom of Nalapani.

What happened at Khalanga War Memorial?

The British were defeated in this conflict and returned to Dehradun. After a few days, they engaged in a second fight on October 31, 1814, which saw the defeat of the British.

After a month of the siege, the British were able to take control of the area by blocking the water supply. This water obstruction persisted for weeks. In November 1814, British forces besieged the fort and took control of the Kangra fort after the Nepali defenders slowly withered from thirst.

Entry Fee: No

Best Time: November to May

Entrance Time: 9 am to 5 pm

FAQ on Khalanga War Memorial

How to reach Khalanga War Memorial?

It is situated in Dehradun on Sahastradhara Road. You are free to use the method of transportation of your choice and relax during your vacation. Taking a flight to Jolly Grant Airport from any significant metro area is the best option to go by air to Dehradun. You can get a private cab from one of the best car rental companies in Dehradun to go there; it is around 27 kilometres from the memorial. The Dehradun Metro Stop, located only 12 kilometres from the memorial, is the closest railroad station.

When is the best time to visit near Khalanga War Memorial?

From November to May is the ideal time to visit Dehradun's stunning Khalanga War Memorial. The ideal time to discover the allure of the valley is now because of the lovely weather.

What are the places to visit near Khalanga War Memorial?

Tapkeshwar Mahadev Temple (13.4 km), Gurudwara Ram Rai Darbar (11.1 km), and Tapovan Temple (2.3 km)

Is parking available at Khalanga War Memorial?

Yes, parking available at Khalanga War Memorial.

Special Tip

You can visit this place at any time of the day but avoid viisting at night. Also, it is advised to not to throw any garbage here and there.

By Sparsh Kapoor

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