Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
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Indian Military Academy

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Ranked 15 of 34,
in Dehradun
Indian Military Academy
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2 Ratings & 2 Reviews

About Indian Military Academy

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM , Saturday: 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM , Sunday: 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM , Public Holidays: 9.30 AM - 6.00 PM

Indian Military Academy, located in Dehradun, became functional from 1st October 1932. It is situated at a distance of around 8 km from the main city, on Dehradun-Chakrata Road. Initially, it started with a batch of 40 Cadets. The first commandant of this academy was Brigadier L.P. Collins.

In order to establish Indian Military Academy, the government acquired the former Railway College of Dehradun. Popularly known as Chetwode Building, the academy was named after Field Marshal Sir Philip Chetwode. He was the Commander-in-Chief of India at the time of establishment of the Indian Military Academy. In addition, he was the one who inaugurated this academy.

At present, there are several attractions located within this academy that attract travellers. Museum, War Memorial, Shooting Demonstration Room and 18-holes FRIMS Golf Course are some of the attractions located within the Indian Military Academy.

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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Himanshu Khanna

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  • Lives in Dehradun
  • 10 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  7432 readers

"Best place to visit if you want to know the real soldier"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted May 9, 2015
Even wondering today what being a real soldier feels like. If you wanna experience that then you must visit this place but with discipline because that's what army all about. Beautiful place existing before freedom.
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M.r ghalib

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  • 7 Reviews
  •  12 helpful votes
  •  5570 readers

"Mindblowing institute"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Oct 18, 2013
I am brought up in Defence school, Sainik school Imphal. It is our dream to put a footmark in IMA. Sometimes I felt lot of setback in my life when I was not able to clear NDA, and CDS, SSB's, else I would have been also in the rolls of the cadets passed put from here. I miss IMA. This is a place you should not miss out if you plan for Dehradun
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