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Kohima War Cemetery

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Address: NH 39, Kohima, India

KOHIMA WAR CEMETERY lies on the battle ground of Garrison Hill. No trace...

KOHIMA WAR CEMETERY lies on the battle ground of Garrison Hill. No trace remains of the bungalow, which was destroyed in the fighting, but white concrete lines mark and preserve permanently the historic tennis court.

The cemetery now contains 1,420 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.

At the highest point in the cemetery stands the KOHIMA CREMATION MEMORIAL commemorating 917 Hindu and Sikh soldiers whose remains were cremated in accordance with their faith.

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Immaculately maintained tribute to those that lost their lives here during WWII

We visited today as part of a group and to show our respects to those who died in the Battle of the Tennis Court in Kohima. It's a very moving experience to witness the number of... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited today as part of a group and to show our respects to those who died in the Battle of the Tennis Court in Kohima. It's a very moving experience to witness the number of graves there and to read the inscriptions on each plaque. Many of those who died were under 30 years old. The commission responsible for... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not personally inclined to seek out war monuments so for those reading this that think they might bypass this memorial please take it from me that it is worth the trip. There is a serenity to this space that is in direct contradiction to what it represents. It is hard to imagine now what took place at that... More 

Thank SunnyandBuster
Fermo, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can read about the Battle of the Tennis Court, you can see documentaries on YouTube, visiting the site is a cause for deeper reflection than we normally have in the instant gratification, interconnected world. The graves are very well kept. Reading the huge variety of regiments, but the similarity of ages, is emotional. People came from all over the... More 

Thank linglese
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a sobering experience to be in this beautifully laid out Kohima War Cemetery. Before World War II the place used to be DC Bungalow which had a Tennis Court, lines of which could be seen even today. Then came the World War II and there was a fierce fighting around this Tennis Court and about 1,400 Britsh Commonwealth... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Situated at the heart of the Kohima town,here lays the soldiers of who laid down their lives during 2nd world war during Japanese aggression, on a small hill top, well maintained cemetary, was a cherished moment in my life,

Thank vepede
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must visit during Kohima stay.It is dedicated to the Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives in World War II. The place and the gravestones are well maintained. Nice garden.

Thank Nivedita B
Greater Noida, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It lies on the Imphal-Dimapur Road and is a major attraction of Nagaland. Being maintained by the Common Wealth War Graves Commission, it gives us the glimpse of perhaps the most bitter fighting when the Japanese advance into India was halted at Kohima in April 1944. The cemetery now contains 1,420 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War and 1... More 

Thank MoushumiBhattacharya
Jaipur, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This cemetary is dedicated to over 1400 indian solders who protected india from japanese in the 2nd world war!! Place is beautifull and quite. Ps: closed on weekends!!

Thank gulshan_sharma
New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Opening Times: Summer: 8 am-4 pm, Winters: 7:30 am-3:30 pm. The cemetery is huge, and tells you about the WWII, in which the Indian troops took part in these regions against the Japanese. This is something special since we as Indians know very little about our participation in WWII as a nation. One can spend an hour at this cemetery,... More 

Thank Anish_Barjatya
Nagpur, India
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

If you are interested in history, a visit to the Kohima War Cemetery will be a worthwhile experience for you. This cemetery is dedicated to the 1,420 soldiers who sacrificed their lives during the Second World War against the Japanese. During the war, these brave hearts had heroically blocked the Japanese soldiers at the border of India. This cemetery is... More 


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