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“National War Museum”

National War Museum
Ranked #25 of 272 things to do in Pune
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

This is the only war memorial in South Asia which has been erected by citizens' contributions. The memorial was unveiled and dedicated to the nation on August 15, 1998.

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"their lives"
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"post independence"
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"must visit place"
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"air force"
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

It offers a deep insight into the working of Indian army, its various commands with their flags, gallantry awards and activities performed by Indian Army. It displays the rich history of various parts of India (Cholas, Vijayanagar, Rajputs, Marathas etc.) in the form of paintings.

A guided tour of the museum is provided by an Army personnel who takes us through the history and explains in detail various aspects of the working of the Army. It is an interesting experience to learn about various nitty-gritty of the professional life in Army.

The best part of museum is the game of Paintball which offers good hands-on experience to children and adults.

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Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

If you want to spend some time with indian army and feel the pride and gather information of earlier wars, this is the place for you. You will get to see tanks, guns, fighter plane, replicas of war heroes and much more.. only museum in South Asia erected by people...

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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

I liked the place. Very clean, neat, beautiful. The green areas are well-maintained with lush green grass. All in all a good place to visit; a memorial commemorating the valor of India's armed forces (both historical and contemporary).

The place has quite a few military hardware pieces on display, mainly tanks, armored vehicles, and guns. 

The museum section has a lot of information and pictures. Nothing much from the standpoint of Navy and Air Force though. What I loved the most is that the place gives equal importance to historical armed forces (such as Cholas, Vijayanagar, Rajputs, Marathas etc.) apart from the contemporary forces.

The souvenir shop is just so-so. It has very few over-priced items on sale. I was looking for a fridge magnet, but couldn't find one.

There is no formal parking space per say, however one can park both two-wheeler and car just outside the compound of the memorial. 

I guess the place is shut on Tuesdays. It is not open throughout the day. It  has morning and afternoon timeslots. Do check before visiting.

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Reviewed February 13, 2018

Not only is it free, the Army staff are actually welcoming and unlimited photography is allowed. Though not as good as the Imperial War Museum in London or the National War Memorial in Canberra it is directed not only at the military enthusiast but to the common person and that is quite as important. More low-maintenance and showy items would be video presentations as well as possibly a small movie theatre screening movies on the subjects shown in the dioramas.

Thank Avi S
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