Longewala War Memorial
Longewala War Memorial
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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The Battle of Longewala (4–7 December 1971) was one of the first major engagements in the western sector during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
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Sandy_JSR
Jamshedpur, India1,972 contributions
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Oct 2023 • Couples
The Battle of Laungewala was one of the major decisive battles fought on the Western sector during the Indo Pak War. The memorial is situated in the heart of the Thar Desert and stands as an emotional reminder of the heroic Battle of Longewala during the Indo-Pak War of 1971. It is the site where battle was fought, one can see few destroyed & abandoned enemy tanks nearby. The museum displays well-curated exhibits, chronicles of events leading up to the battle and pays tribute to the brave soldiers who defended the post. There is an audio visual show as well that display the history of the war. There is a café available at site that sells cold drinks, Maggie etc. Overall it was proud moment to visit the site, which was well protected by our brave army.
Written 18 May 2024
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Hemant B Randive
Thane District, India36 contributions
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Feb 2024 • Friends
Every Indian must visit such places. One realises that because of our brave soldiers we are safe in our homes. Salute to Indian Army.
Written 15 February 2024
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Rahul Habbu
Mumbai, India116 contributions
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Jan 2024 • Couples
Visiting the Longewala War Memorial was a deeply moving and reflective experience. Situated in the heart of the Thar Desert, this memorial stands as a poignant reminder of the heroic Battle of Longewala during the Indo-Pak War of 1971.

The museum, with its well-curated exhibits, chronicles the events leading up to the battle and pays tribute to the brave soldiers who defended the post. The personal stories, artifacts, and audio-visual presentations provide a comprehensive understanding of the sacrifices made during that crucial period.

The centerpiece of the memorial is the carefully preserved war equipment, including tanks and aircraft, creating a powerful visual impact. The vast expanse of the desert around the memorial adds to the solemn atmosphere, allowing visitors to reflect on the harsh conditions faced by the soldiers.

The Wall of Valour, inscribed with the names of those who fought bravely, evokes a sense of gratitude and respect. The well-maintained surroundings and the Indian flag flying high further enhance the patriotic ambiance.

While the journey to Longewala might be challenging due to its remote location, the historical significance and the memorial's ability to honor the sacrifices of our armed forces make it a must-visit destination for those interested in India's military history.
Written 31 January 2024
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Sept 2023 • Family
Really a proud moment. Hatsoff to our Indian soldiers who give duty in such hot conditions. Their sacrifice n patriotism is unremarkable. Also they protect us 24/7.
They as well offer food n colddrinks for visitors which give a relief.
Written 27 September 2023
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Mahendra Rajput
Agra, India28 contributions
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Apr 2023 • Family
Very nice. If you are interested to know about the Pakistan attack which happened here in the year 1971 it is a must visit place l. They have a museum and a small theatre as well where they show a short clip explaining how Laungewala was protected
Written 10 September 2023
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manish
Mumbai, India80 contributions
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July 2023 • Family
This place has a different vibe, it shows the courage our Indian soldiers have. They also have a good small video which shows the 1971 war details. The museum is also well made and maintained.
Roads are excellent.
Written 23 July 2023
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Kapil Sood
Bengaluru, India414 contributions
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Nov 2022
Incredible experience visiting this place during our trip to Jaisalmer. You get a perspective of what our soldiers did to defend our country and continue to do each day. Few tips for first timers:
1. Try and avoid going on Sundays & public holidays as the crowds swell.
2. Go to Tanot Mata Mandir & the Border visit nearby. If you are visiting from Jaisalmer it's better to get there first and do the border trip before coming to Longewala as BSF has limited number of passes for the border visit.
3. Do take time to review the place and memorial.
Written 11 April 2023
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Dipika V
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Feb 2023 • Family
Nice place for patriots like us to visit! The audiovisual show was however of very poor quality. There were few tanks ( captured from Pakistan) and military jeeps. Canteen, restaurant and a souvenir shop . All managed by BSF.
Written 28 February 2023
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AnjanManda
Hyderabad, India2,158 contributions
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Dec 2022
The Battle of Longewala was one of the major decisive battles fought on the Western sector during the India - Pakistan War of 1971. On the night of 04/05 Dec 1971, Pakistan forces comprising 4000 soldiers, T-59 & Sherman tanks, and a medium artillery battery attacked Longewala border post held by 23 PUNJAB. Inspite of being outnumbered, Indian soldiers gallantly held the post and requisitioned support of IAF. At the dawn of 5th Dec 1971, the Hunter aircraft based at Jaisalmer wreaked havoc on the Pakistani troops with their devastating fire power. The Hunters of 122 Squadron flew 18 sorties and destroyed 36 enemy tanks, 100 vehicles and killed 200 Pakistan soldiers in a very short span of time thwarting the advance of Pakistani army in its tracks.
Longewala War Memorial is the place of the battle of Longewala in 1971 between Pakistan and India. The super hit movie "Border" is based on the battle of Longewala. The museum has been built right on the place of the battle, and it is maintained by the Indian Army. The Longewala War Memorial is located at a distance of 30 kilometers from Ramgarh, Rajasthan. It is the best place to visit for locals and tourists. You may read about the Longewala War Memorial in detail from here.
People visit this place to get a feel for the real battle of Longewala. Longewala war memorial had been established to commemorate one of the most fought battles, recount the moments of valour and bravery of the soldiers of Indian armed forces at this very site.
Bunkers and tunnels are available there. Pakistani tanks and several other items where also kept there. It is a one day trip from Jaiselmer-tanot-longewala-badabagh-jaiselmer and from Tanot it is half an hour away.
The Battle of Longewala was depicted in the 1997 Bollywood film Border,
Written 9 February 2023
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Shruti sheth
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Jan 2023 • Family
I m going at that place on 26th January. Proud moment for every Indian. Showing a documentary of longwala battle.
Written 8 February 2023
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