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Address: Patcham, Brighton, England
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Beautiful place

It is quite a walk to the chattri but well worth the walk beautiful place full of wildlife very peaceful

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is quite a walk to the chattri but well worth the walk beautiful place full of wildlife very peaceful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely memorial to all the Indian soldiers that died in the 1st World War. It is on the Sussex Downs on one of the walks. Once a year in June there is a very moving service held to remember the soldiers that gave their lives. People come to this from all over the country.

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Thank Leonora B
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is a place you can only get to by walking across the Downs as there is no road or car park nearby - and while this may present a challenge for some if people are able to take an approx 15 to 20mins walk across the Downs then its well worth doing so. Being away from the roads means... More 

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Thank Clyde B
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

A monument to soldiers from the Great War from the Indian Peninsular (United India) who perished after being wounded. They were brought to one of the hospitals in Brighton and were not allowed their own burial rights until special dispensation allowed for their cremation in the South Downs. We will not forget them

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Thank Simon A
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Take a walk north from Brighton onto the Downs to visit the Chattri, where Indian soldiers fighting in Europe in the First World War were cremated, having been nursed in Brighton Pavilion. A peaceful place to remember men who died far from home. Walk on north to join the South Downs Way and visit Jack and Jill windmills.

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Thank Valerie B
Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This monument in what I think is Indo-Saracenic style (I'm open to correction!) marks and commemorates the open air cremation site of 50-60 Hindu and Sikh soldiers who had died of wounds sustained on the Western Front in 1915. They had been hospitalised in military hospitals around Brighton, including the Royal Pavilion. Their ashes were later scattered at sea in... More 

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Thank John H
Wembley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Fascinating and poignant history and well-kept monument. You can get walk here in less than 2 hours from Brighton seafront, or about 20 minutes if you start from Patcham.

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Thank Steven1961
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Having visited India many times and Ludhiana in particular it was amazing to see the names of young soldiers from that unheard of city in the Punjab named on the memorial

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Thank Lylais3
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

The Chatri was built for the fallen Hindu Soldiers in WW1, many of whom had been taken th Brighton's Royal Pavilion, which was used as a hospital during the war. It is in a very peaceful , beautiful setting on the downs near Patcham. With beautiful views across the South Down's.

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Thank AlisonAnne38
South Coast UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

This Indian war memorial just outside Patcham on the Sotuh Downs was tricky to find, but probably misreading signage was our fault! The final destination was so worth the walk. The views over Brighton are amazing and the memorial itself is beautiful and stand for so much. In memorium to the Indian and Sikh soldiers who died in the First... More 

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