Darwan Singh Regimental Museum in Lansdowne Uttarakhand
Darwan Singh Regimental Museum is one of the main Lansdowne tourist attractions, located 500 meters from Lansdowne Market near Parade Ground. The Museum houses several historical objects from the Garhwal Rifles.
The Regimental Museum is a historical defense museum named after Victoria Cross recipient Darwan Singh Negi. This museum was established in 1983 in order to conserve the elements utilized by the Garhwal Regiment.
Darwan Singh served as a Naik in the British Indian Army’s 1st Battalion, 39th Garhwal Rifles during World War I. He fought fearlessly and impressed everyone with his performance, earning him the Victoria Cross.
This lovely two-story structure displays battle scenes from the pre-independence and post-independence periods, pictures of courageous soldiers, achievements, customs, traditions, rich certificates and documents from World Wars I and II, war trophies, antiques, vintage clothes, medals, and appreciations. Outside the museum, tourists can also explore the lovely flower garden.
The entry fee is Rs.50 per person and Sundays is holiday and timings are 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.