A careful replica of the Sansad Bhawan, the memorial is a living journey of India's freedom struggle from the revolt of 1857 right up to the country's Independence in 1947. Goosebumps is an understatement of the mix of feelings that touch your bones as you go through the episodes showcasing the valor of the then freedom fighters through effigies dramatized with lights and sound.
Note: Pl keep in mind, you are NOT allowed to take anything to eat inside the premises. And you CANNOT carry your bags, phones, wallets etc. inside the building. They do have a safe locker system there.
The memorial offers all the due respect to the people who have given their lives for the free India that it is today. And enhances the reverence one has towards Mahatama Gandhi, who is the son of that land.
Reliving the brave history of our nation was a perfect end to that day as it left us feeling privileged and proud to be called Indians.
As we bid good bye to our hosts (White Rann Resort reps), our cab was ready and waiting to take us to the surprise - Mandvi. From Bhuj, it is about 56 km.
Hardly have I seen or read Mandvi on a tourist's itinerary or recommendation. But after spending two days there, it compels me to question, why hadn't I?
Mandvi was a busy schedule - but a busy-ness that no one would like to avoid. On one hand, the joyous event of the bestie's wedding and on the other hand the impromptu plan of exploring the city.