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Jaisalmer War Museum

Jaisalmer war Museum is located in Thaiyat, near Jaisalmer-Jodhpur Highway, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan state, India. It is around 13.5 kilometres to the north east of Jaisalmer city via NH 11.

About Jaisalmer War Museum 

Popularly known as ‘JWM’, this Museum was dedicated to the war heroes of India. Built on 10 acres of land, it is a memorial that exhibits the strength of Indian soldiers, their contributions and sacrifice during the time of war. Lieutenant General Bobby Mathews conceived the idea of creating a museum, as a tribute for the war heroes of Longewala battle in 1971. The Museum holds a number of collections from the war and was corroborated and opened for the public in the year 2015. Lieutenant General Bobby Mathew convinced, created and furnished the Museum but Lieutenant General Ashok Singh inaugurated and opened the Museum to the general public on the 24th August 2015.   

Things to see

There are two display rooms- Indian Army hall and Longewala hall, an audio visual room, souvenir shop and a cafeteria.   

Longewala Hall: It showcases the progression of ‘the battle of Longewala’ as it took place on the night of 4th December 1971. The hall also displays Indian Army operations on Eastern and Western sectors during the Indo-Pak war 1971.

Indian Army hall: It showcases the War fought in 1947-1948, 1965 and 1999 (Kargil). The hall also displays arms and ammunition captured and equipments used during various war by the Indian Army. Various facets of the role of Indian Army in national development, disaster relief and aid to civil authorities are well documented in this hall (Wikipedia).   

There is an ‘Honor Wall’ that has engraved the names of gallantry award winners of the Paramvir Chakra and Mahavir Chakra.  

Audio visual room: Movies about the battle in which Major Kuldeep Singh Chandpuri, a recipient of Mahavir Chakra gives a detailed account of soldiers who fought the war in screened. 

Fighter jet, guns, various weapons and equipments used by the military are in display at the Museum.

Jaisalmer War Museum

Jaisalmer War Museum Entry- Free
Audio – Visual Ticket – ₹55

Jaisalmer War Museum Timings 
Monday to Sunday  – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Best time to visit Jaisalmer War Museum
October to March
Summers are very hot

Visit Duration 
1 hour – 1 hour 30 minutes

Jaisalmer War Museum Website

Jaisalmer War Museum Email
No Email Address

Jaisalmer War Museum Phone Number 
No Contact Number

Jaisalmer War Museum Address 
Near Arjun Dwar,
Jodhpur – Jaisalmer Road
Thaiyat, Rajasthan 345001

Jaisalmer War Museum Accommodation 

There are no good accommodation near the museum, however there are a lot of Boarding & Lodging options at Jaisalmer city
However if you are looking for Royal Accomodation (Heritage Properties) you can check – Heritage , hotel garh jaisal or hotel killa bhawan

Jaisalmer War Museum
Jaisalmer War Museum
Jaisalmer War Museum
Jaisalmer War Museum
Jaisalmer War Museum
Jaisalmer War Museum
Jaisalmer War Museum
Jaisalmer War Museum
Jaisalmer War Museum
Jaisalmer War Museum

Jaisalmer War Museum Distance

From Jaisalmer – 13.5 kilometres
Mount Abu- 448 kilometres
From Jaipur – 551 kilometres  
From Jodhpur- 268 kilometres
From Udaipur – 493 kilometres
From Sirohi – 365 

Places to Visit Near Jaisalmer War Museum

Jaisalmer Fort
Jaisalmer Desert Camp
Gadisar Lake
Tanot Mata Temple
Jaisalmer Government Museum
Nathmal Ji Ki Haveli 
Salam Singh Ki Haweli (Moti Mahal)
Patwon ki Haveli/ Patwa Haveli (Kothari’s Patwa Haveli) 
Mandir Palace
Bada Bagh 
Desert National Park

Jaisalmer War Museum
Jaisalmer War Museum

How to reach Jaisalmer War Museum


Direct buses to Jaisalmer are available from Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Sirohi.

From Jaisalmer Bus Terminal you can hire a taxi, museum is about 13 Kms from here

There are direct buses available from Jaisalmer Bus Terminal to the museum. 


The city is well connected from all sides, you can take a taxi from Jaisalmer railway station which is approximately 11 kilometres.


Nearest Jaisalmer Airport ( Domestic Airport) is 20 kilometres from the museum. Drive-time approximately 30 Min.

Flights from Jaisalmer Airport go to only three destinations – Jodhpur, Jaipur and New Delhi

Bike / Car
Rajasthan Parivahan Nigam Bus Stand – Gadisar Road – Jaisalmer-Jodhpur Road –  Museum

NOTE – Information mentioned above is completely based the information that i received from the tourist guide

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