National War Museum
National War Museum
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Surya Katakam
Hyderabad, India2,117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
National war museum of Pune is located in Cantonment area of Pune, which is surrounded by green trees and thus looks very appealing. This area is near Pune railway station. One can reach this area from Pune station by Taxi/Auto.

The idea of creating a museum of national memorial was proposed for the first time in the year 1996 and opening of the National war museum is done in the year 1998. This memorial is considered to be the only war memorial of South Asia that was constructed by raising funds from public.

The National war memorial of Pune was constructed in memory of Indian soldiers who lost their lives in Kargil war.

Main Attractions of This War Memorial

1. This museum has MIG 23 BN which was used in the Kargil war and same is the special attraction of this memorial which attracts almost all visitors eye sight.
2. Around the area, eight foot tall marble plaques have been constructed. Each Plaque totaling 1200, bears the names of martyrs.
3. There are Gallery's starting from Maratha gallery that is an ode to Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj with paintings. The museum has three halls you need to make your way through. The second picture gallery is on ode to the rulers of Rajasthani and South India with paintings of Prithviraj Chauhan, the second last Hindu King and Maharana Pratap, Raja Rajendra I, Tipu Sultan and many more.
4. There is Munitions Gallery where you can spot the Agni V, Nag, Prithvi Missile those are scaled to Size and neatly maintained in the Glass Box.
5. Main Southern Command Museum which is pictorial showcase of Presidency armies, pictures of all the war memorials across India.
6. Next to the Southern command museum there is small shop where we can purchase coffee mugs, coffee table books, t-shirts, small Aeroplan's and helicopter clocks. This is specially attracted me inside entire museum. Specially Key chains which are available in this shop.
7. On your way out, there are seven war tanks lined up as a perfect farewell to your museum tour.

Some tips to your tour:
1. There is Canteen inside memorial where you can refresh with Tea and Snacks
2. Parking Space is not there specially, but you can park on road side and you can visit the museum.
3. There is also a Sound and light show held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 05:40 pm.
4. Ideal time to visit this memorial is 0ne to Two hours based on your interest.

Museum timings: 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Closed on Every Wednesday.

Entry Tickets:
There are many sites in Google search showing that there is no entry fee. But there are charges to enter inside. They are collecting 20 INR per adult. I am not sure about Students Entry.
Written 19 March 2023
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Globe Goomer
19 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Best war musium in pune comes under southern command you. Get free entry if you are serving or x service ylu have to buy ticket if you are civilian best marata shivaji musium also their in side of this musium and canteen available
Written 16 March 2023
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Alok Agarwal
Pune, India81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
It is a feast for eyes, and fills with pride, the items are real on display and it gives amazing feeling.
Painball is nice experience, wish we had some more items in the cafetaria since it is a time consuming place and kids feel hungry.
Written 14 December 2022
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Nikesh
Mumbai, India346 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Well this is a kind of places, that one must visit, irrespective of the age group, to understand and have a perspectice about our country's defence forces. The tanks, ammunitions, fighter jet are from 1965/71 war and is excellent experience. The stories will take back you in time. It also has a sectiom displaying the attire worn by various forces in various geographies and different weather. The memorial dedicated to those brave soldiers who sacrificed their valuable lives for the country. A big salute to our defence forces. Pls visit this place. Parking is on the roadside.
Written 21 August 2022
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Sanjiv G
Pune, India76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Nice memorial for our bravehearts, hosted by southern command of the army. Sound and light show happens in weekend evening (not sure about weekdays). Must visit with children to pay homage and respect for those who sacrificed their lives for safeguarding us
Written 15 March 2022
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Vaibhavi M
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
Nice place to visit. There's a museum and few galleries, stories from post-independence wars fought by India, modern history - freedom struggle, role in World wars. Models of many war tanks and others regarding ammunition and equipments of armed forces.
Written 27 January 2022
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lotusdiamond
Chandigarh, India1,251 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
National pride, in case you have respect for country and Armed forces you should visit this place. Very informative specially for the young children. You get to see so many interesting things about wars and Defence forces. This place is very well maintained and give you feel of patriotism. Parking is available and light and sound show is conducted in the evening. Snacks corner is also available. You can buy souvenirs from souvenirs shop. Overall good experience.
Written 6 May 2020
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Kiran S.
Pune District, India71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
I visited today because I really wanted to. The war memorial is closed till 31 March. So I just could view the memorial from outside. For the same reason, I could not see the museum which is nearby. Maybe,some other day I will drop in and have a look for myself.
Written 20 March 2020
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KeshavChakraborty
Pune, India1,316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
Unmatched experience in war memorial, specially information provided in hall about all operations carried out.
Souvenir shop for some worthy collection
Written 22 February 2020
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Akshay Sharma
New Delhi, India11,101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This place is a must-visit place especially during the weekend when they hold light and sound show in the evenings. The place is well maintained with courteous staff and the visit raises the national feeling. There is a tea shop, a souvenir shop located inside. One should not miss the paintball shooting and the wreath-laying ceremony. They have a nominated parking.
Written 26 January 2020
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