Longewala War Memorial, Jaisalmer

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Monument · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Marking the spot of a 1971 battle, Longewala War Memorial shows the aftermath of the war between Pakistan and India through a range of military items. See giant battle tanks and jeeps of both Indian and Pakistani armies and learn about the history behind each exhibit. Walls covered in photographs and various weapons including pistols and cannons provide a glimpse into the battle, while an audio narration of historical facts plays in the background. If you descend down into the bunkers used by the soldiers during the war, you will feel the heavy atmosphere of one of the darkest moments in India's history. See Longewala War Memorial and all Jaisalmer has to offer by arranging your trip with our Jaisalmer journey planner.
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  • I visited this place on 30th Dec'20, Awesome ride....must visit...some good fotography spots.. You can start from Jaisalmer early...go to memorial...then to Tanot Mata Mandir for the actual...  more »
  • Must visit for all Indians. It's the actual site where few hundred brave Indian soldiers defeated thousands of Pakistani soldiers with Tanks. Superb experience  more »
  • Must visit place if you’re at jaisalmer. It brings out the patriotism in you, one suddenly feels proud to have such great soldiers and your respect for the army just gets multiplied by several digits.
  • This is the location of battle of Longewala in Dec 1971. It's about 100 km from Jaisalmer. Roads are very good. Nationalism gets boost here. Equipment captured from Pakistan is displayed here.

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