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War Memorial - This war memorial was erected in Ghoom, Darjeeling in memory of brave Gorkha soldiers of Darjeeling and the surrounding hills. This soldier laid down their lives for the country in all wars and operations since independence. It was officially sanctified on 22nd March 1995. There is an entry fee of Rupees Five to this memorial. It is in the center of the Batasia Loop. One can visit this memorial from toy train also as it goes around this memorial making a circular path to gain height here. There is a special train from Darjeeling which is solely with the purpose to visit the War Memorial, Batasia Loop and Ghoom Monastery. This memorial for the Gorkha soldiers who sacrificed their lives after the Indian Independence in 1947 is the main attraction of the area. From the Batasia Loop one can get a panoramic view of Darjeeling town with the snowy peak of Kanchenjunga and other peaks of Himalayan Range in the back - drop. A beautiful garden has been laid for the guest to spend time in the area. There is the famous Ghoom monastery situated just opposite to the Batasia Loop or the War Memorial hence guest visiting the area can enjoy all these places. It is advisable for the guest to visit this area either early morning or late evening to get a glimpse of the beauty of the Himalaya and the rising or setting sun.

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