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Kohima War Cemetery

NH 39, Kohima, India
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Kohima
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Kozhikode, India
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission the Kohima War Cemetery lies on the slope of Garrison hill. From the bustling city as you enter the cemetery you are cut magically off from from the street noises. The cemetery is in memory of 1420 brave soldiers who fought at the Battle of Kohima otherwise called the Battle of Tennis Court.... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Its a must see for anyone travelling to Kohima. In the heart of the city. Reminds you of the people who have laid down their lives for the country. Very nicely maintained.

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

In the summer of 1944, Garrison Hill in Kohima provided the backdrop of one of the most bitterly fought battles during World War II. Also known as the battle of the tennis court (as the tennis court of the Deputy Commissioner's bungalow was situated here), this battle halted the advance of the Japanese into India. Maintained by the Commonwealth War... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

this was a place that was hell on earth for the living but is now peace on earth for the fallen. there is nothing to dislike about this place

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is the first place to head to in Kohima. The Cemetery is beautifully located overlooking the city and is well maintained by the commonwealth. It serves as a good starting point as it gives one an insight into the battle of Kohima which in many a manner defines the city. There is also a lovely epitaph located right at... More 

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Sambalpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

For our today they had sacrificed their tomorrow.....They were from every corner. I salute them. The place is very well maintained with nice gardens. Here from one can get a nice view of the city. The entrance is some how congested. But every one visiting Kohima must come here and spend couple of hours to visualize the black side of... More 

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Kohima, Nagaland, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Every soldier lives for his country, his today for the tomorrow of his nation. A soldiers uniform is the boundary of his nation. Here are these plaques, with names unknown to us. Yet, when we see them, an image of a soldier in uniform kindles in mind. They came from some where, fought in a land the hardly know. One... More 

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New Delhi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Serene, beautifully kept and lovingly tended. Spend time here and reflect on the war that once raged over the hills around Kohima. Read the epitaphs and note the tragically young age of many of the soldiers. See the tennis court which was all that separated the British and Japanese at the height of the battle

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Go to the cemetery to see not only the graves of many soldiers that died during the Burma campaign of the Second World War but also to see the remains of the tennis court on which the actual battle of Kohima found its end - between the British and the Japanese. Sadly there is no boards telling about the details... More 

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tindivanam T.N
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

have not counted the numbers but thier breavery is beyond iamagination.shows the integrity of NE. A guide may kindly be arranged for explaining incident took out at the time of world wars expecially for for away touriest like us

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