Jaisalmer War Museum

About Jaisalmer War Museum Jaisalmer


The Jaisalmer War Museum is a memorial dedicated to the war heroes and martyrs of our nation. Lieutenant General Bobby Mathews conceived the museum, which was developed by the Indian Army's Dessert Corps. It serves as a testament to the great power and diversity of Indian warriors, as well as their contributions and sacrifices throughout wartime.

Jaisalmer was chosen for the museum because it is one of the few areas that has experienced a long period of conflicts and battles, including the Battle of Longewala in 1971. The museum, which houses several military collections, was confirmed and opened to the public in 2015, the golden jubilee of the India-Pakistan War. Equipment, armor, vehicles, and other items can be found in the museum. The Jaisalmer War Museum timings are between 10 am to 6 pm. The Jaisalmer War Museum ticket price is none and all visitors are welcome here.
 

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Jaisalmer War Museum

Weather : 19° C

Timings :10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Time Required : 1 to 2 hours

Entry Fee : Free Entry

Contact Number: +91 9024104977

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History


An Army Officer, Lieutenant General Bobby Matthews was behind the idea to establish a war museum to exhibit the military history of India, its war experiences, and their sacrifices. Since Jaisalmer has a rich army tradition and has also witnessed various wars in its history, it was chosen to establish the war museum. In 2015 August, Lieutenant General Ashok Singh, the General Officer Commanding in Chief of Southern Command presented the Jaisalmer War Museum to the nation.

Architecture


The Jaisalmer War Museum Architecture is a Military style of design. At the Jaisalmer Combat Museum, there are a lot of exhibits and displays that effectively illustrate the distinctions of our war heroes. The Hunger aircraft, which was successful in taking down enemy tanks in the war in opposition to Pakistan, is one of the main attractions of the place. The two display halls, Laungewale Hall and Military Hall depict photos of the great militants' diverse talents and strategies utilized to win several conflicts.

The audiovisual chamber also tells the history of India's war martyrs and their achievements to the country. The museum also has fighter jets, firearms, and various weaponry and equipment utilized by the military on exhibit.
 

Activities


  • Watch and learn about the Army's history and our war heroes.
  • If you are an Army aspirant or a history buff take a closer observation at the museum.
  • You can walk around the museum and learn about the Army set up which is different from the normal public setup.
  • The exhibits of the Longewala War (1971) can be seen at the Longewala Hall of the museum.
     

Tips for visiting


  • Observe the museum exhibits, but do not touch any of the items.
  • Behave properly and pay your tribute to the war martyrs. Any disrespectful behavior will be strictly monitored by the authority.
  • Do visit the Longewal hall and the Army Hall to experience the Longewala war (1971) exhibits.
     

Best time to visit


Rajasthan has a hot and arid climate generally. Therefore it is advised to travel to Rajasthan during the winter season, to avoid the extremely hot climate. Winter almost starts here from November and extends till February.

Nearby Atractions


  • Bada Bagh
  • Vyas Chhatri
  • Lodhruva
  • Mandir Palace
  • Tazia Tower
  • Jaisalmer Government Museum
     

Nearby market/ shopping places


  • Pansari Bazaar- Pansari Bazaar is a cultural market in Jaisalmer for clothes, fancy items, bedsheets, and more.
  • Desert Handicrafts- Desert Handicrafts Emporium is the best embroidery store in Jaisalmer. It sells handicrafts material, silk bed sheets, jewelry, carpet, paintings, leather items, antique embroidery, and more.
     

Nearby Hotels


  • Hotel Garh Jaisal Haveli Jaisalmer
  • Hotel Rang Mahal
  • Gorbandh Resort
  • Hotel Marina Mahal
  • Hotel Pleasant Haveli
     

Interesting Facts About Jaisalmer War Museum


  • The museum has a light and sound show at night to attract visitors.
  • The museum depicts the various war fight scenes through audio and visual effects. 
  • The main attraction of the place is the Hunger plane which took down the Pak army aircraft and tanks. 
     

Nearby Restaurants


  • Restaurant Romany
  • Jaisalmer Kitchen
  • Prithvi Restaurant
  • The Turban Restaurant and Cafe
  • Pleasant Haveli Rooftop Restaurant
  • Hotel Pol Haveli Restaurant
  • The Traveler’s Cup Premium Coffee Shop
     

Jaisalmer War Museum location Map

How to Reach & Infographic

Getting In jaisalmer

BY AIR

From Jaisalmer Airport, it takes 23 minutes to reach Jaisalmer War Museum via NH11. You can hire a taxi to reach the museum.

BY ROAD

From Jaisalmer BSF Bus Stand, Jaisalmer War Museum is just 10 minutes, 9.3 km away, via NH11. You can fetch the services of local autos and buses to reach here. 

BY RAIL

From Jaisalmer Railway Station, Jaisalmer War Museum is just 15 minutes away via NH11. You will get local buses and taxis from the railway station to reach the museum.

BY Car

Infographic of Jaisalmer War Museum

Customer Reviews

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  • ( 5 - Excellent Based on 1 review )
  • jeevanc207
  • Jaipur
  • ( On january 10, 2022 )
  • 5 - Excellent

Great service and friendly team

Our Rajasthan trip was very unorganized and from day 1 we need to argue for each committed hotel and details. Driver and hotel were not informed in advance and we need to pay 12000/- for the forceful event at the hotel which was never informed to us.

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  • ( 5 - Excellent Based on 1 review )
  • jeevanc207
  • Jaipur
  • ( On january 10, 2022 )
  • 5 - Excellent

Great service and friendly team

Our Rajasthan trip was very unorganized and from day 1 we need to argue for each committed hotel and details. Driver and hotel were not informed in advance and we need to pay 12000/- for the forceful event at the hotel which was never informed to us.

People Also Ask About Jaisalmer War Museum

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The best way to see Jaisalmer War Museum is by road.

Hotel Garh Jaisal, Haveli Jaisalmer, Hotel Rang Mahal, Gorbandh Resort, Hotel Marina Mahal, Hotel Pleasant Haveli.

Hotel Garh Jaisal Haveli Jaisalmer, Hotel Rang Mahal, Gorbandh Resort, Hotel Marina Mahal, Hotel Pleasant Haveli are some of the hotels near Jaisalmer War Museum.

The Jaisalmer War Museum light and sound show is between 7:30 pm and 9 pm.

The best time to visit Jaisalmer War Museum is in the evening.

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