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Address: NH 39, Kohima, India
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KOHIMA WAR CEMETERY lies on the battle ground of Garrison Hill. No...

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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Solemn visit to the Kohime War Cemetery

Excellent place to visit. The War cemetery has been maintained well and is a very important landmark of the Second World War during which a very large number of soldiers (1420... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 6, 2015
Gurgaon, India
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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Excellent place to visit. The War cemetery has been maintained well and is a very important landmark of the Second World War during which a very large number of soldiers (1420) were killled. This Cemmetery is still maintained by Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I visited Kohima War Cemetery in June 2015 as my Great Uncle died there in May 1944. The cemetery is beautifully kept. The position of the famous tennis court is clearly marked out. Don´t miss the list of names behind the epitaph nor the guest register book. I felt perfectly safe walking Kohima town and found the Naga people to... More 

1 Thank PKVG
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The Kohima War Cemetry is a good place to visit if you want to brush up your history of the world war. Must say its maintained well. Sometimes the age of the deceased makes you wonder about life. Not to be missed.

Thank BlueJayMay
Guwahati, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The War Cemetery is dedicated in honour of the British, Indians and ANZAC soldiers who fought the Battle of Kohima against the Japanese invasion in 1944. This is the main tourist attraction of Kohima and is located in the city centre. It is still well maintained by the army. However, it is closed on Sundays.

Thank Bornav
Durgapur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

So little is known about the Kohima War Cemetery and its history that when one vsis it, it leaves one overwhelmed. Beautifully maintained and a fitting place to remember the brave ones. A must visit if you are in Kohima. It would make you want to read up more books related to the history of the war.

2 Thank Tinafactor
Navi Mumbai, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

A well and differently maintained Cemetery have seen first time. Salute to those who lost their lives and hats off those who keep them alive this way for such a big place and in heart of city.

Thank jjrao_mani
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Beautifully kept like all War Graves Commission cemeteries - very moving, especially when you see how young some of the soldiers were when they lost their lives. Read Fergal Keane's 'Road of Bones' before you visit

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

It is a cemetery, it is a garden beautifuly maintained. The terraced cemetery surrounded by trees gives one the feeling of being with nature. As one goes over the names on the tombstone one finds people from across the world who laid their lives to serve their masters right or wrong. The war cemetery in Khadki Pune is quite good... More 

3 Thank Chandranath S
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Personally i don't feel like telling something about any war cemetery or martyrs monument because it is only related with graveyard and death mark of people who never fortuned with natural death. This is a well maintained war cemetary and a big one considering death number during second world war between Japan and allied nations ( British reign). Soldiers from... More 

4 Thank Kazi_Ziauddin
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This beautiful cemetery is a tribute to those who died from the side of the British forces, both European and Indians fighting the combined INA-Japanese forces at Kohima. This was the point where advance of Japanese-INA invasion was finally defeated and turned back and a fierce battle having casualties in thousands from both sides took place. This cemetery is maintained... More 

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