Situated in Khadakwasala, the National Defense Academy
(NDA) is a treat to see. Excluding the drive till
NDA, the greenery and picturesque surroundings make
it one of the best drives in and around Pune. 17
km from Pune, NDA is the only academy in the world,
where all the three forces are trained together.
an important backdrop for the training of
the forces, it is not uncommon to see punished
students running with heavy weight on their
While permission is required to be able to visit
the portals of this great institution which has
lush greenery and good facilities for training,
not to miss the sailing championships which are
held every year in the Peacock Bay, this is a must
visit for anybody who wants to know what it takes
to make boys into patriotic men!
Getting there: On the Pashan
Road, from the University Road, you can
drive upto Chandini Chowk, where you pass
by Garden Court.
A good 10-15 kms away from
the city, visits are allowed only on Sundays. If
a large group, a guided tour is also provided . (tel: 25291700)