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Address: NH 39, Kohima, India
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Description: 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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Remembering the brave.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
Chandranath S
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Pune, India
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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 

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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 

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Along with the Imphal Cemetery in the North East of India this one at Kohima is also beautifully maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. A fitting tribute for those who gave their lives in this long battle saving India from Japanese occupation.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Centrally located in the kohima midtown, maintained by commonwealth committee, a good place to take a walk in our history of the north east. The sections are made based on religion of the soldiers who fought the war against Japanese.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Possibly the 2nd largest II World War cemetry in South East Asia. So well maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Here lies the mortal remains of those young lads both English, Scots, Welsh, Indians, Gurkhas and a Naga, who gave up their life for our freedom. Visit the Cemetry to remind yourself about the futility of war. Read the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I was here with my parents during a visit to Kohima to meet some old friends since we have our ancestral home not very far from Nagaland. I have visited this place in the 1980s as a child and then recently again. The cemetery has been very well maintained and I am in owe of the place. The history of... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Today's Kohima War Cemetery is the exact location where the most important battle of the Eastern Front/Asia was fought between the British Indian Army & allied forces against the Japanese Imperial Army of it times which has the backing of the Indian National Army led by Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. Presently, its maintained by Commonwealth Graves Commission which maintains strings... More 

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washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Place--kohima,,capital of Nagaland(on old trade route from India to Burma) About --it is an old war cemetery which is even today maintained by commonwealth nations society in remembrance of the many soldiers who laid down their lives in defence of India against Japanese invasion. These soldiers were Indians,,Africans,,Europeans and other allied countries.. The place is on top of a small... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Oh yes, it is very well preserved to sing the glory of the Brits who dies during the war. No mention about the fact that Bose is considered the leader of India's Independence movement. I do not know where the money comes from for the upkeep of this place but some of this money should be spent to maintain Maoirang... More 

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