Shyamji Krishna Varma Memorial

Hub(s) : Kutch


The British ruled over India for over two hundred years. They ruthlessly exploited India’s economic resources and mercilessly oppressed the people. Many individuals took on the might of the British to free India. Shyamji Krishna Varma chose to take this fight to British soil and made London his base.

Shyamji Krishna Varma was born on 4th October, 1857 in Mandvi town of Kutch district of Gujarat. He was one of the foremost freedom fighters in the history of the freedom movement of India with high sense of patriotism and selfless service for the nation. He had organized a revolutionary center in "India House" at London and propagated the cause of India’s independence through his writings in his publication journal called The "Indian Sociologist".

Shyamji Krishna Varma was not alone in his work. He was joined by many other great radical Indian Nationalists who were committed to free their motherland from the yoke of British rule. Many great revolutionaries made the supreme sacrifice and laid down their lives to see their country free, both in India as well as abroad.

The Memorial’s objective is to pay tribute to the contribution of Shyamji Krishna Varma and also to educate the young generation about those great Indians who sacrificed everything for the country’s freedom.

Interesting facts

Admission & Timings

The memorial is open to all visitors 6 days a week from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. and on Sat/Sun 10:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M. The memorial will be closed on all Thursdays.

In order to protect the works of art and create a safe environment for all patrons, please observe the following policies:

Please do not touch the works of art.
Food and drink are not allowed within the galleries.
Smoking is not permitted in the building.
Backpacks and bags larger than 8 x 10 x 12 inches must be checked. - Smaller bags must be carried on one shoulder or handheld.
The use of pens is not permitted in the galleries; only pencils may be used for taking notes or sketching.
Photographs may be taken without flash, using natural light, in most areas of the memorial.
Please be considerate when using cell phones. Please lower or silence the ringer and step into the nearest hallway or public area to make or answer a call.
Please do not sit or step on platforms or ledges.
Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
The memorial connects visitors with disabilities to the world of art through a wide variety of unique accessible programs.

How to get there

By road: S.T. Bus from Mandvi S.T. Depo start at 11.00 AM Mandvi and reach at Kranti Teerth at 11.15 and return Kranti Teerth at 1.45 PM after reach to Dhrabudi Tirth, Gundiyali etc.

By rail: Bhuj is connected by trains from Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Delhi.

By air: Flights are available from various cities to Bhuj which is the nearest airport to Mandavi.