Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum
The Kumaon Regiment is one of the most decorated infantry regiments of the Indian Army. The regiment traces its origins to the 18th century and has fought in every major campaign of the British Indian Army and the Indian Army, including the two world wars. Kumaon gets its recruits from Kumaonis of Kumaon division and Ahirs from the plains. The Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum and Memorial was constructed in Ranikhet in 1974 and stands as a symbol of bravery. The museum was built in 1978 to preserve and exhibit the legacy and customs of the Kumaon Region. The museum also showcases valuable treasures like Rani Jhasi's silver sceptre, a number of Chinese rifles that date back to the 1962 war, a World War II Japanese wireless field telephone as well as some important documents pertaining to the Kargil War. It also displays memorabilia from past regiments, traditional costumes worn by men in the regiment, armour worn by the soldiers in past battles as well as medals won, among other items of historical significance.