War Memorial & Museum
War Memorial & Museum
4.5
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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War Memorial & Museum, Amritsar charting battle history from antiquity to 1999 in 8 Galleries & a 137-ft.-tall sword memorial.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Mandar K
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Sept 2022 • Friends
Splendid place to visit. Covers the vividly rich history of Punjab right from Harappan times through to the Sikh empire through to the most recent wars in India (Kargil). The place is enormous with 9 galleries. For knowledge/history buffs budget at least 3-4 hours to absorb all the tableaus and exhibits. Quite close to Amritsar airport (30 minutes) en route to Wagah border. Would love for even more interactive and richer content to be displayed.
Written September 18, 2022
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Ragane
Amritsar, India73 contributions
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Jun 2019 • Friends
We have visited war memorial and here we learn about the history of punjab and the war history was also diaplayed there
Written June 18, 2019
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Khushbu Mehta
Bengaluru, India2,970 contributions
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Mar 2018 • Couples
We went to visit this memorial as part of our Hop on Hop off tour. This memorial is located just a few kms before Wagah/Attari border,thus it can be visited enroute to d border retreat ceremony. Keep an hour and half aside if u want to see d museum in detail. It has 8galleries, each depicting Wars India has fought. Everything explained in detail, with magnificent props, mannequins, technology. This museum has been well made. Infact one of d best museums I've seen so far in India. The knowledge u gain from here is profound. There's a huge, around 100ft tall sword installed here. U can see d model of INS Vikrant. By the time u finish ur visit, ull be filled with patriotism, just d right feeling before visiting d retreat ceremony. Would surely request u don't miss this place.
Written April 28, 2018
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Himanshu Kakade
Pune, India94 contributions
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Dec 2016 • Couples
This is an initiative by the state of Punjab. Situated on the historical Grand Trunk Road,in front of India Gate, this memorial is a tribute to the unsung heroes of Punjab who lost their lives in number of military operations and peacekeeping missions.
The memorial structure is nothing but a giant sword erected vertically. On the hands of the sword, there are lion faces created on all four sides.

The property also hosts a museum of war but it was not opened to public, when we visited it. The place is located 12 km from Amritsar and accessible easily by private and public transport.
Written April 24, 2017
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Shilpa
Mumbai, India27 contributions
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Mar 2019 • Family
Punjab is the sword arm of the country and has been on the invasion route to the heartland of India since, the beginning of the recorded history.

Punjab State War Heroes Memorial & Museum, The memorial museum is directed to showcase the fabulous gallantry deeds of the brave-hearts of Punjab. It is planned to immortalize the deeds of brave soldiers and to inspire and infuse the spirit of patriotism in the youth.
This place not only gives information but plays homage to the brave-hearts of the state. This memorial has silicone statues of the brave-hearts, notes on their bravery & achievements and a virtual depiction of the actual battle scenes.
The beautiful structure has 45 m high stainless steel sword, representing the strength and courage of the people of Punjab while defending the nation in the hour of need. Names of martyrs are inscribed on the memorial. Apart from the memorial, the campus exhibits pictures of the brave soldiers, their brief bio-data, a MiG-23 and a model of the decommissioned aircraft carrier ship, INS Vikrant, three tanks have also been displayed - a 'Sherman' Pakistani tank which was captured in 1965 by India's 7th Light Cavalry, a Pakistani 'Patton' tank that the Indian Army secured in 1971 and India's Centurion Tank that figured prominently in the 1965 and 1971 Wars. A mural also has been built to commemorate the Battle of Saragarhi and the names of the 21 Sikh martyrs of the battle have been engraved on it. The campus also has a 7D auditorium, facilitating an almost realistic experience of different war zones. One cannot leave this place without feeling thankful for the sacrifices.

What brave souls, what sacrifices, what achievements and what passion for the Nation!!!! Amazing!!!

A must visit. I hope every state in India comes up with such a memorial to pay homage to their martyrs and war heroes.
Written April 23, 2019
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travel0814
India27 contributions
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Oct 2018 • Family
You will like it if you are interested in a brief history of the region, right from Harappa to recent wars the Indian army fought. The exhibits are made like the museums in foreign countries. Only problem we faced was that there is too much background noise, because of the stories being narrated or music being played. So we were not able to hear our guide. Guide was very knowledgeable and answered our questions patiently. Maybe an audio tour would be a nice addition to the options available.

One big problem is with the 7D museum - where only 1 employee tells you that the chairs are going to move. But you have no idea what that will be like. And the show has very short history part, for which the movement of chairs is unnecessary. The viewers attention is more on the chairs rather than listening to the story. The rest of the part is all roller coaster ride, which is absolutely unnecessary in such a museum. Those who like such rides go to amusement parks. And above all this, the video gave no instructions and warnings -the video should have told to wear the glasses and keep holding to the handles and any other precautionary measures. And still this show can create health issues for people suffering from vertigo, BP, heart ailments. Kids should not be allowed inside, they start crying with fear. Not good for senior citizens as well. But even normal people can feel dizzy after this show.
Written October 6, 2018
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Arunverma
Amritsar, India2,331 contributions
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Jan 2018 • Couples
Both my wife and I visited this place today. The entry fees is rupees one hundred per person which includes the seven D show. They had some problems with the projector. Even then we really enjoyed the show. The various galleries Show cased the history of the Punjab right from Alexander days through, the Guptas and the Mughals to Maharaja Ranjit Singh to 1948,1962,1965,1971and the 1997 Kargil Wars. They had running commentaries and videos in all the seven galleries. A must visit place along with your children to know about the great historical value of our country and Punjab in particular.
Punjab is the sword arm of the country and has been on the invasion route to the heart land of India since, the beginning of the recorded history. It is an amazing reality that the heroic people of this land across gender have never reneged on their duty towards the  Idea of India in terms of living and dying by the military ethos of 'Naam, Namak, Nishan'' (Honour, Integrity, Flag) always and every time there has been a call for duty. 



Government of Punjab decided that there was requirement for a world class memorial-cum-museum to come up at Amritsar, which as is commonly known is battle field associated with wars fought on its sacred soil since the times of Alexander the Great in 326 BCE.



The project covers the heroism and sacrifices on the sacred soil of Punjab from the days Alexander the Great up to the Kargil War and the ongoing proxy war. It also covers the origins of Miri Piri which evolved at the time of the sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind Singh ji.

The project is named as ''Punjab State War Heroes Memorial & Museum'' & consists of 45 meters high Sword installed in the central vista of the museum having following 8 galleries depicting the sacrifices and heroic deeds from the times of the sixth Guru till Kargil operations:

Gallery 1- Orientation and Antiquity.
Gallery 2- Guru Hargobind Ji till rise of Sikh Empire. 
Gallery 3- The Sikh Empire And Anglo-Sikh Wars. 
Gallery 4- British Rule up to Partition (1846-1947). 
Gallery 5- J&K Ops 1947-48. 
Gallery 6- Indo China War 1962.  
Gallery 7- Indo-Pak Wars (1965-1971) and OP Pawan/OP Cactus. 
Gallery 8- Kargil War 1999.  
Arcade. We had coffee and pakoras at the Bunker restaurant which was very tasty.

Written January 7, 2018
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khaira123
Chandigarh, India58 contributions
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Sept 2017 • Friends
My visit was in morning hours ! Reached the Wagah by pass and gained entry by paying entry fee INR 100/-
First we visited the four sections of museum one by one then proceeded to a 12 min 7D max show on war scenes! Film was short and offcourse not for small children !
The Galaries showed different periods of Sikh Wars and other invasions on our Mother Land.
It does take Three hours to see the museum carefully.
There is a small Restaurant for your taste buds!
For your tranport the vehicle parking is outside the main gate! Dont keep valuables in car! Only VIP cars are permitted inside the campus.
Entry of museum has a tall Sword depicting Honour,valour and Pride! This museum has elevators and staff is helpfull in assisting young and old!
Written October 11, 2017
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SahilChrungu
New Delhi, India1,579 contributions
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Aug 2017 • Friends
The Punjab State War Heroes' Memorial and Museum is located on Amritsar - Attari Road on the outskirts of the holy city of Amritsar. Its location 18 kms away from Indo-Pak International border which makes it a prominent landmark and source of attraction for the tourists.
The hallmark of the magnificent campus is a 45-metre high stainless steel sword on the central edifice. It represents strength and courage of the people of Punjab while defending the nation in the hour of need. This iconic structure stands atop a circular platform surrounded by water body.
The memorial-museum houses nine state-of-the-art galleries built to showcase Punjab's martial tradition and military campaigns from the era of Sri Hargobind Singh ji - the sixth of ten Sikh Gurus - through the rise of the Sikh Empire.
The campus also has a 7D auditorium, facilitating an almost realistic experience of different war zones.
Written August 30, 2017
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sourav g
Kolkata (Calcutta), India478 contributions
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Jun 2017 • Friends
This is a new museum with 7 galleries starting from the pictorial representation of Alexander's invansion of Punjab border,the history of growth Sikhism in military prespectives,the war in Kashmir,the Assal Uttar Battle of 1965,1971 War and the pictures of the fallen war heroes ,the audio/video presentation,the kashmir war,afghan -sikh war,the accomplishments of Ranjit Singh,Gen Zorowar Singh,the models ,paintaings of the historical incidents and photographs of post independence wars make it an engrossing visit.It will take 2-3 hours to go into the details.Very few museum cum memorial has such depictions of our military history in such details.
Written June 29, 2017
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