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iXiGOers Apr 02 2013

What is the history behind Batasia Loop and the War Memorial near Darjeeling?

Benazir Khan Apr 12 2013
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Considered amongst one of the best architectural feats of the country, the Batasia Loop was constructed to make a 1000 foot fall from the high Ghoom Station navigable for a toy train. When you take a ride to Darjeeling in the train, you can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Darjeeling, without even realizing your train has descended such a great height, thanks to the mild slope.

Located right in the centre of the Batasia Loop is a War Memorial dedicated to the Gorkha Soldiers from Darjeeling. The place was opened in the year 1995 to commemorate the valour and courage of these soldiers who lost their lives in struggles post Indian independence. The Cenotaph and the statue of a soldier here is particularly notable.

Here is a video that will tell you more about the Batasia Loop experience:

Hope this helps!

Ashish Kumar Aug 07 2014
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