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Timings : 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Time Required : 2-3 hours

Entry Fee : INR 50 for adults and INR 30 for kids.

Jang-e-Azadi Memorial, Jalandhar Overview

Jang-e-Azadi is located at Kartarpur, Punjab in the Amritsar-Jalandhar Highway. It is a recently developed museum and is one of the mega projects in the state which is spread over 25 acres of land. It is a memorial for all the Punjabis who sacrificed their lives during the Indian Independence. It also gives a detailed picture of the culture of Punjabis and India.

The architecture of the memorial is astounding with various amenities and artistries integrated along with it. The architecture of all the buildings are doom-shaped and is spread in a circular shape which is more exceptionally catchy. There is also a 15- minute 3D movie and a laser show using water curtain projection techniques, which is a picture of India’s struggle for freedom.

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Timings and Entry Fee

Timing
The memorial is open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM from Monday to Saturday and 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM on Sundays. 

Ticket Price
INR 50 for adults and INR 30 for kids.

History of Jang-e-Azadi Memorial

The Punjab Government named this project as Punjab Freedom Movement Memorial. Prakash Singh Badal, the chief minister of Punjab, laid the foundation stone of the memorial on 19th October 2014. The overall budget of the memorial and museum was INR 200 crores, and the actual work began on 26th March 2015. Prakash Singh Badal also inaugurated the first phase of the project on 6 November 2016. The second phase was inaugurated on 6 March 2018 by the Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh.

Architecture of Jang-e-Azadi Memorial

Raj Rewal was the architect who designed this beautiful memorial. The Government approved his proposed design which had separate galleries for various themes and also a tower called Shaheed-e-Minar which is 45 metres high. All the galleries in the memorial have massive domes which are shaped to look like flowers.
 
Modernising the design, there was a plan for a 1000-seat open-air theatre,150-seat movie hall, 300-seat auditorium, amphitheatre, library and seminar halls as individual units in a different building within the memorial. There are railings which connect the various galleries and buildings. Also, there are sitting areas in the widely spread greenery around the monument.
 
Within the galleries, there are models which depict various scenarios from history. Also, historical information and details are displayed on boards to give an elaborate view of the picture. The overall structure and objective of the building, which widely exhibited the rich culture of Punjabis are utterly extraordinary.
 
A model of the memorial's architecture is placed within a small chamber to give the visitors a broader look of the building. Even the venue for building the monument was chosen with much attention to make sure that it was easy for the visitors to reach. Many intellectuals and journalists contributed their ideas for coming up with concepts for the memorial. There is also a vast 5-acre car parking closer to the monument which is currently under construction. It is to be noted that mobile phones must not be used inside the memorial and photography is strictly prohibited.

Best time to visit Jang-e-Azadi Memorial

The ideal time to visit Kartarpur is between June and September. The temperature is delightful and cosy during this time, which would make the travel comfortable and the visit more enjoyable. The summers in Kartarpur can be scorching, which is from mid-May to mid-June. It is recommended that the trip be avoided during this period.

How To Reach Jang-e-Azadi Memorial

Jang-e-Azadi memorial is located in the heart of the city in Kartarpur, Punjab. Local trains, buses, autos and taxis are available to reach the destination. Private vehicles can also be arranged which would make it more convenient to commute to the nearby attractions too. The memorial is 2 kilometers away from the nearest railway station and the closest airport is at Adampur which is 22 kilometers away. Frequent and accessible means of transportation are available to shuttle between places.

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