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Kohima War Cemetery

Kohima

14.2/5(13 Ratings)

Kohima War Cemetery Overview

Ranked 1 of 17 sightseeing in Kohima

War Cemetery is a historic site, which reminds of the brave warriors, who died during the Japanese Invasion at the time of World War II. This cemetery comprises around 1420 commonwealth funerals, which have stone markers on them. Commemorative inscribed bronze plate is placed over the burial of every warrior. This cemetery comprises around 1,100 British burials, 5 Canadian and 330 Indian burials. This cemetery preserves two prominent crosses at its highest and lowest points.

The upper cross states “Here, around the tennis court of the Deputy Commissioner lies men who fought in the battle of Kohima in which they and their comrades finally halted the invasion of India by the forces of Japan in April 1944”. The other cross reads “When you go home, tell them of us and say for your tomorrow, we gave our today”. This cemetery is located in Kohima, on the battle grounds of Garrison Hill and Commonwealth War Graves Commission is the in-charge for its maintenance.       
 

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Kohima War Cemetery

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16th Feb 17

What travellers are saying about Kohima War Cemetery

Experience scale
  • Good 4
  • Excellent 4
  • Very Good 3
  • Average 1
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  • Poor 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 1-2hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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99% voted as clean

Reviews and Ratings

Mahendra sagar

Mahendra sagar5.0/5

9 reviews

Excellent, clean, quiet and Green

Nice place in the middle of dirty and polluted Kohima - worth visiting and reflecting upon war and its aftermath. I just wish there was a place for INA soldiers somewhere too.

Kshirod kumar saikia

Kshirod kumar saikia5.0/5

1 review

One of the best Cemetery I ever visit.

It's a very well preserved place reminds the sacrifice of known-unknown heroes and horiffies about outcomes of war. So many important spot like **** points, tennis court, war line and sites are there bedides those thousands who lying peacefully and sacrifice there present for our tomorrow ...
  • One of the best Cemetery I ever visit.
  • One of the best Cemetery I ever visit.
  • One of the best Cemetery I ever visit.
  • One of the best Cemetery I ever visit.
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Er. rahul

Er. rahul3.6/5

184 reviews

Kohima war

Well kept Historic site right in Centre of town. Kohima is a nice place but be prepared for bumpy roads. It was an honor to see the war site and the town build right around it.
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Anshul taran

Anshul taran4.3/5

32 reviews

Good place to visit to know about our history.

It is a good place to visit and very beautifully maintained by the authorities. Timings will be from 8am to 4pm in almost whole of year with slightly 30mins difference in timings during winters. You will find there the graves of the soldiers whobhad participated in world war 2 from the british side, they are mainly from Undivided India, Canada, Australia and britain. One part consistes of graves of soldiers from outside of india, one side by soldiers who were muslims and from india, while the hindu soldiers were burnt and their ashes are also there in one corner. Go there, feel that place, spend some time there. Located in the centre of city, walkable distance from the main market. No entry fees.

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  • Good place to visit to know about our history.

Sanjay kumar srivastava

Sanjay kumar srivastava5.0/5

38 reviews

Amazing site to remember our brave soldiers

I was there for one day business tour to Kohima. Entrance for the sight is really good. Very cleanly maintained, no entrance fee. When I reached, it was foggy day. Whole sight was looking beautiful immersed in fog.Reading the lines of family person for their near and dear ones is emotional time. You go in World War days when you read the history. It also reminds you how powerful was Japan in World War 2.

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Amey Keskar

Amey Keskar4.3/5

2 reviews

A fantastic place

It is a fantastic place to visit you, will get goosebumps and proud feeling after going here the imphal road war a war between British-indian army and japan, well maintained landscape its a worth visiting place. Good place for photography. A view of how our older people work together to fight the opposite army despite of different religion.

M d Baruah

M d Baruah4.3/5

53 reviews

Remember the WWII heroes

It was a nice experience to visit this historic place in Kohima. Located at a small hill top, this houses the remains of both Indian as well as British soldiers. It is free to enter the cemetery also near to the main road - easy to locate. From the top, you will get a nice view of the small hilly town.

Mayank Nagori

Mayank Nagori3.6/5

5 reviews

Spend few minutes at the cemetery

This was one of the few cemeteries I would venture into. Superbly maintained by the commonwealth foundation, this cemetery looks clean and well planned. The soldiers who gave up their lives in the World war are cremated here. This place once used to be the Deputy Commissioner's grounds. A must visit if you're in Kohima.
  • Spend few minutes at the cemetery
  • Spend few minutes at the cemetery
  • Spend few minutes at the cemetery
  • Spend few minutes at the cemetery
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Swaleh Islam

Swaleh Islam5.0/5

3 reviews

Those Forgotten Hero

A must visit place in Kohima. It has cemetery of both Indian and British army who lost their life during WW2 so many unnamed grave is also there. The famous epitaph, "When you will go home, tell them of us, for their tomorrow we sacrificed our today" is written down here.

Rajaram Bidkikar

Rajaram Bidkikar3.6/5

7 reviews

Reminds of the World War 2

Nice place to visit, reminds us of the World War 2. The cemetery is the cemetery for both the British and Indian soldiers who laid down their lives.

Photos of Kohima War Cemetery

Kohima War Cemetery, Kohima

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Mayank Nagori

May they Rest in Peace!
Kohima War Cemetery, Kohima

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Sumitra Jain

WAR CEMETERY............2nd world war