Yodhasthal - History, Timings & Entry Fee

Museum / Gallery

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Distance (From Bhopal Junction Railway Station): 9 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins - 1 Hr

Place Location: At Lalghati Locality

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: The entry to Yodhasthal is free of cost but one must carry a valid identification card and register at the gates.

At a distance of 9 km from Bhopal Junction, Yodhasthal is an army museum located at Lalghati locality of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. Situated near Bhopal Airport, it is one of the interesting museums in the capital city, and among the prominent Bhopal sightseeing places.

Yodhasthal is a prominent 'Know your Army' museum located at the Dronachal Complex in Bhopal Military Station. Known for its exhibition of arms and ammunition used by the Indian Armed forces, the museum provides engrossing knowledge about the victories and war stories of the Indian Army. At Yodhasthal, one can see a fabulous collection of big automobile and aviation machines that are staged outdoors like the helicopter, fighter aircraft, and many other defence equipments. There are also a great collection of artillery guns used during Kargil, Siachen, and other wars.

The museum has six sections namely Preksh Grah, Parichay, Avishkar, Astra Shastra, Alpahar, and Swagat Kaksh. Preksha Grah is an audio-video center where short films of Military historical value are screened. It offers a great opportunity to learn about the modern Indian Army and their devotion to protect the nation. Parichay is an information center in Yodhasthal that lets you browse through a series of interesting topics and also enables you to read about the ethos of the Indian Army. Avishkar is an e-discovery enclosure that offers a wide range of knowledge about the less known facts of the Indian Army whereas the Astra Shastra gallery displays stories about all the war attempts that were made by the Indian army.

Alpahar is a refreshment hall where you can visit to relax after hours of exploration and travelling to get here. You can savor the beauty of the sunset and the beautiful water fountain outside. Whereas, Swagat Kaksh is a souvenir shop that offers you plenty to buy related to the Indian Army and also other unique memorabilia.

Timings: 9 AM - 1 PM & 4 PM - 7 PM

Entry: Free