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Kranti Vaan
Kranti Sarovar
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Memorial Area
Kranti Vaan

From Shyamji Krishna Varma to Bal Gangadhar Tilak, from Mahatma Gandhi to Bhagat Singh, the memory of every icon connected with the Indian freedom struggle lives on as trees. A silent revolution to develop a ''Kranti Van'', had taken root when the first tree on the barren land of the Memorial was planted by the Hon. Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi along with other dignitaries during the foundation laying stone of the Memorial.

More than 22,000 saplings have been planted thereafter by the Forest Department, Kachchh and many other individuals and non-profit organisations around the Memorial. There are also plans to develop a self-sustaining nursery which would be managed by "Sakhi Mandal".

Kranti Sarovar

In order not to disturb the environments balance, a natural reservoir on the allocated land has been preserved and converted in to a small lake and a pleasant area. Around 5000 women in their traditional colourful attire from all the villages across the district had brought water in pitchers from all the villages as a token of their offering to the "Kranti Sarovar". The Jaal Abhishek ceremony was performed by Hon. Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Narendra Modi with the waters of Narmada.

Reception

Please ask at the reception if you require any assistance pertaining to reading rooms, photo reproduction, library resource guidance, art reference inquiries and other services.

Library

The library at the memorial contains books and journals aimed at helping visitors find out more about the history of Indian Independence, biographies of Indian freedom fighters and revolutionaries, culture of India and more. There is a large collection of works relating to the history of the Indian Independence Struggle, writings of Nationalists and Revolutionaries, Dayanand Saraswati's writings, etc.

The library is open to all visitors and while books may not be borrowed, they are available for reference during opening hours.

Audio Visual Room

The Audio Visual room has seating space capsule configuration, complete with a rich collection of audiovisual materials. The group viewing room has continuous broadcasting films related to Shyamji Krishna Varma and Indian Independence Movement.

Amphi Theatre

An open to air amphitheatre has been designed to accommodate around 250 people. One can view performances, take classes and participate in museum activities in this arena like amphitheater that features a half-oval stage with green room facilities.

Children Play Area

The colourful children's play areas provide youngsters with a feast of fun. There are installations of slides, swings and rides. With plenty of seating surrounding the play area, grown-ups can relax and watch.

Senior Citizens Corner

A great serene open place set in tranquil surroundings where senior citizens can relax, perform Arya Samaj Havans (Yagnas). They can also be used for yoga, meditation, inspirational and spiritual lectures.

Shops

The memorial stores offer an eclectic mix of Kachchh based on works of art and handicrafts. Here, you'll find stunning traditional Kutch jewelry and handicrafts, decorative objects, souvenirs and more.

Cafeteria

From steaming hot and savory Indian delicacies to tasty sandwiches and burgers, the Memorial cafeteria can satisfy the hungriest of appetites. Additionally, the cafeteria serves fountain/bottled beverages. Overall, the cafeteria is spacious and relaxing.