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Gurkha Memorial Museum, Pokhara

(4.2/5 based on 180+ 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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TripAdvisor
  • Great visit... small, but tells a story... wanted to know more about Gurkha history... this is a great spot... proud to have served ...  more »
  • If you are interested in military history or the history of the British brigades of Gurkhas, this is the place. Also, the gift shop sells high quality military standard Kukris for much less than touri...  more »
  • Right across the street from Seti River Gorge, it is an army memorial museum. Can be visited in 30 minutes though if one really want to read all the information it will take upto 2 hours.  more »
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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