The Indian Air force Museum is located in Palam, New Delhi at the Palam Air force station. The entry fee is 20 Rs and the museum timings are 10 AM to 5 PM. The museum remains closed on Monday, Tuesday and government holidays. The entry to the museum is free in past now they start charging fee. Many people in the Delhi are not aware about the existence of this museum. It is a must visit place to know more about the glorious history of Indian Air Force. Visitors must required to carry any Government ID address proof for the entry in the Air Force Museum Palam.
About Indian Air Force Museum
The Museum has a hanger and an annexe. The indoor display of the museum features photographic history of Indian air force along with the uniforms, weapons, etc. It displays the magnificent history of Air force since its establishment (1932). This section contains the images of Indian officers who fought the IInd world war, Pakistan war(1966, 1971). It also displays the important episodes of modern aviation history.
The hanger of Indian Air Force Museum displays vintage air crafts, Helicopters, enemy air crafts, fighter jets, air crafts guns etc. Here you can see the various air crafts and army tanks which were seized by Indian army from Pakistan army during the 1971 war.
Outside the hanger, larger air crafts are featured on display for the visitors. Here you can see some big fighter jets and tanks along with army vehicles which were used in the war. In the museum you can see the numerous number of Helicopters and aircrafts such as MIG 21, MIG 23, MIG 25, Sukhoi Su7, MI-4 Helicopter, etc. In transport section you can see some bigger air crafts such as Antonov An-12, Tupolev Tu-124, Douglas C-47, etc. however, these aircraft are stored under the apron and can be viewed only on Annual Air force Day-8 October. The Air force is planning to expand the area of the museum, so they can put more air crafts on the display for visitors.
The Air force Museum is just 2 KM away from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. The nearest Metro station is Sadar Bazar Cantonment of Magenta line. Distance from Metro Station to Museum is around 600 Meters and it is can be covered by walk easily. The distance from New Delhi Railway station is around 16 KM. You can reach here easily by DTC bus, auto, Delhi Metro or cabs.
Air Force Museum Palam Timings, Tickets and Important Information
|Indian Air Force Museum||Details|
|Address||Palam, New Delhi|
|Contact No.||011-25687194, Extn. 6084, 6033|
|Entry Fee||20 INR|
|Timings||Wednesday to Sunday (10 AM to 5 PM)|
|Closed On||Monday, Tuesday and All gazetted holidays|
|Nearest Metro Station||Sadar Bazar Cantonment Magenta Line (650 Mtrs)|
|Time Required to Visit||2 Hours|
|Parking Fee||Free Parking|
|Digital Camera, Mobile Phone||Allowed|
|Baggage Counter||Yes, Free of Cost|
|Government ID Proof||Mandatory|
Timings of Air Force Museum, Palam are 10 AM to 5 PM and it remains open from Wednesday to Sunday. It remains closed on Monday, Tuesday and on Gazetted holidays.
Government ID card is mandatory for entry into the museum. Entry is 20 INR and vehicle parking is available. Vehicle parking is located just opposite to the Complex. Visitors can take digital cameras, mobile phones and wallets inside the museum. Carry bags and other items are not allowed inside the museum and it must be deposited in the baggage counter which is located just inside the gate of the complex. Washrooms, cafeteria, souvenir shop is located inside the complex. Air force museum Palam nearest metro station is Sadar Bazar Cantonment of Magenta Line (600 Mtrs).
It is a must visit place in Delhi and it should be visited along with kids. Children will surely like the museum and adults will be amazed by the glorious history of Indian Air Force.
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