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... 更多
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.
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.
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... 更多
I've seen this from my bedroom window for years but only recently took the time to visit. An amazing location on the downs and very peaceful yet sobering. Worth the walk.
This special beautiful place is just so tranquil, and as it is the burial place for all the soldiers whom fought and were looked after in the Brighton, it's so special in so many ways, there is seating once you get up there and for walkers it's a beautiful enjoyable walk to, so take a pick nik with you but... 更多
Visited at the weekend - we saw the sign post for it as we came off the south coast path next to pyecombe golf course so decided to go have a look see. However at the very next junction on the path the only sign said byway in 3 directions! A lot if guess work later to find it was... 更多
You reach the Chattri on foot: a most beautiful downs walk, when you arrived, you may wish that it was better kept but the silence and the simplicity of the place lets you rest and think of the sacrifices the Indian soldiers of WW1 gave. and how much they deserve not to be forgotten. An eerie place, of great beauty.