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Indian Military Academy


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Indian Military Academy Overview

Ranked 2 of 35 sightseeing in Dehradun

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 DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:30 AM -6:00 PM
9:30 AM -6:00 PM
9:30 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
9:30 AM -6:00 PM

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Reviews and Ratings

Amit Kumar

Amit Kumar5.0/5

2 reviews

India's Defence

One of the finest establishments in India, if you want to have a look at how the defence officers of our country are trained. But the only catch here is you have to take prior permissions to get an entry here. The location is awesome, a lush green campus having a feel of discipline, everyone is following rules and walking in a gentleman or lady manner. You can visit the shooting range, the training grounds and the famous Chatswood building (made in 1932).The place is awesome and if you are a defence buff like me you will enjoy every moment of stay here on your arrival.

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Jyoti Bhatt

Jyoti Bhatt5.0/5

1 review

Shaping Nation's Security

IMA is one of the Best and topmost Academy to provide training to youngsters who aims to join Indian Army as an officer. It makes to feel proud to visit here and see the glorious history, proud future of making of Gentleman cadets to Army officers. It's situated in the beautiful Doon Valley and well-connected to all available nearby transportation.

Madhu M

Madhu M5.0/5

1 review

Proud Academy

IMA, where the brave soldiers get their foundation strengthen and turns into the world's best army officers. Really proud of IMA to deliver such a brilliant Army officers who are there 24x7 in security of our Country.

Aditya Sm

Aditya Sm5.0/5

1 review

Pride to Nation

Proud feeling visiting IMA. Here the gentleman cadets get trained to be eligible for the post of Officers in Indian Army. Academy is situated in the beautiful doon valley well-connected by Air, Road and Railway transportation.

Dc  Semwal

Dc Semwal5.0/5

1 review

The Worrier School

Importance of the the Indian military academy in the prosperity is very high. This academy has equal in security of the nation as well as creating the employment for the vibrant youth.The parents of the youth all over the world like to come here to see and educate their siblings about higher education and vibrant career. If you are coming here in Dehradun you should come here in IMA campus. But be sure you coming here any arms and weapon. Before entry in the campus you need permission.

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Aditya S

Aditya S5.0/5

1 review

Proud Moment Being at IMA

IMA, where gentlemen cadets gets trained after going through a tough physical and educational training to get commissioned as a lieutenant in Indian Army. It makes to feel proud anyone to visit here and know about the academy and their way to make ready our young generation as a brave army officer in Indian. This Academy is easily reachable by road, railways and Air transport all in radius of 10-20 kms. Must visit here and feel proud.

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Atul Chand

Atul Chand5.0/5

1 review

Feel Proud That you are At IMA

IMA, Indian military academy is the top most academy for the training of young gentlemen cadets who will turn into an Army officer after getting commissioned in Indian Army as a lieutenant.Must visit here to feel proud of our nation and Army. This academy provides the one of the best army officer to the Indian Army. It's well connected with road, railways and Air transportation within the radius of 25 kms from nearest Airport, at all weathers are suitable to visit here. In winters minimum temperature will be upto 5 degrees, so prepare your visit according to weather.

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Himanshu Khanna

Himanshu Khanna3.9/5

10 reviews

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

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.

M.r ghalib

M.r ghalib5.0/5

8 reviews

Mindblowing institute

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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