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Address: Goubert Avenue, Pondicherry, India
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important historical site

easy to visit along the beach road. memorial to ww1 soldiers from India. fitting tribute....good to visit, even briefly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

easy to visit along the beach road. memorial to ww1 soldiers from India. fitting tribute....good to visit, even briefly.

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Secunderabad, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Again not much to see here. Just like the old lighthouse. quite disapointed. I wish there was more attached to this place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Very close to the beach. You may not waste time here as the entry is restricted Pondicherry being a French colony earlier has the memorial

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

On the promenade, the memorial is a quick stop and quite impressive. Pay homage to the Indian soldiers who laid down their lives in the Great War 100 years ago under the French flag.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Statue and Park has restricted entry. Just have a Photograph at the spot on the Beach Road for your MEMORY.. :)

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Schaumburg, Illinois, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Rocky Beach was my favorite spot for evening walk. This was located on the rocky beach which is a major tourist attraction at Pondicherry for the evenings.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It is hard to miss this prominent monument on the Promenade, built in the memory of all the soldiers who fought and lost their lives in the first world war. It is erected on four pillars and is fenced off. There is Gandhi Mandpam near it. It looks quite impressive in the evenings when it is lit up. A Remembrance... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It is an OK monument to visit and reminds you of the History of the place it's relevance to Pondicherry

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Visited a week back with family. It is located by the promenade and has wonderful foot paths to walk about and soak the view. It has a certain character to itself and needs to be seen and appreciated and respected. I only wish visitors were allowed to go inside the compound and walk right up to memorial ( the gate... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The memorial itself is fenced off, and a pretty garden added. The text is readable from the kerb. Probably spend a minute or two, pondering war, etc.

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