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Gurkha Memorial Museum, Pokhara
(4.3/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
Learn about the Nepalese soliders who fought with the British and Indian armies at Gurkha Memorial Museum. The museum's three floors display countless photographs and items such as uniforms and medals, including the Victoria Cross--the highest bravery medal. Upon entering, the melody of Nepali music greets you, accompanied by images depicting the difficult lives of Ghurka soldiers. The rest of the first floor continues in the same fashion, with audio effects alongside informative displays that focus on military history. The second floor focuses on the traditions of each infantry regiment, while the third floor displays concentrate on engineering and transport regiments. Use our Pokhara vacation planner to add Gurkha Memorial Museum and other attractions to your Pokhara vacation plans.
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  • I enjoyed my visit to this informative museum. it was extremely interesting to learn about these brave men who the UK government as sadly neglected. 
  • “We honor the bravest of the brave.” Known throughout the world for their honor, skill, and daring, this non-air conditioned museum does these soldiers in a splendid manner. Read some of the descripti...  more »
  • The museum is very well done to show the history of the Gurkha army from the beginning until current times. Interesting and impressive history. 
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  • Worth a visit. It's quite dated inside, and the exhibitions are mainly text, but interesting nevertheless. There's three floors to visit, and you'll probably spend around an hour browsing.
  • GURKHA SOLDIERS joined the British Army since 1815 and later into the Indian Army after it's independence in 1947. The MUSEUM concentrates on their history to current British Army and the Indian Army. The displays include hundreds of PHOTOGRAPHS of the many CAMPAIGNS they took part in and their REGIMENTAL LIFE. The 3-FLOOR GALLERIES are brought alive by SOUND and COLOURED LIGHT. Displays also include uniforms they wore, items they used and medals they won. Details of the Gurkha VICTORIA CROSS winners, the highest bravery medal with their citations can also be viewed.
  • Gurkha soldiers are interesting remains from the imperialist period of world history. I liked there although the exhibit was on the antiquated side with very dark halls.
  • One of the must visit places in Pokhara, the museum is a live history of the Gurkhas.
  • Good insight about Gorkha and their history