We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kohima War Cemetery

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: NH 39, Kohima, India
Website
Improve this listing
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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 94 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Very emotional

You may not know any person resting at this cemetery. However the writings on each stone is very philosophical and lovely. The cemetery is well kept. At the next to top level... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Maud H
,
San Francisco
Add Photo Write a Review

94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
San Francisco
Level Contributor
27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You may not know any person resting at this cemetery. However the writings on each stone is very philosophical and lovely. The cemetery is well kept. At the next to top level is the outline of the famous tennis court and a new growing sapling from the cherry tree that hid a number of gunners. A humbling walk into the... More 

Helpful?
Thank Maud H
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The siege and battle of Kohima in 1944 was an epic struggle which almost defies imagination. Great courage and suffering on both sides. This cemetery, like all CWGC cemeteries is beautifully maintained and individual graves and the names of the units involved trigger many thoughts. We held a small act of remembrance and laid a wreath. The evocative wording of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sirmoor22
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
55 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good guide is definitely recommended out here.Its very well maintained.The history and historical importance of this place about the war that raged on ,makes it a must see and must do!

Helpful?
1 Thank niloo77
new delhi
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully architecture site dedicated to the martyrs of world war II, who faught bravely with Japanese to beat them and win the war.

Helpful?
Thank madvoxi
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only place in India where WW2 was fought. So many headstones aged 16yrs also. A reminder of our past. This is only a memorial as most of the soldiers body were not found.

Helpful?
Thank Saima W
Tokyo
Level Contributor
28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

worth a vist if you are nearby or if you are interested in war history and lots of headstones. nice views.

Helpful?
1 Thank JonasTokyo
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The place though a cemetery has a beauty to it which is indescribably. The view is decent from the cemetery area. Its very well maintained and clean.

Helpful?
Thank Ritvik B
Gurgaon, India
Level Contributor
63 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Located in the mid of Kohima is the famous war cemetery of the 2nd world war. After being there you will remember what you had learnt in the history chapter

Helpful?
Thank bikumsra
Jaipur, India
Level Contributor
22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Incredible piece of history kept in safe arms to inspire the very fabric of our society. It's a peaceful place, a reminder of our past. A reminder of the sacrifices made for us. Being in Kohima and not visiting this world war 2 epics site, which was considered as the greatest battle ever fought by the Brits is a sin.

Helpful?
Thank aashishkuku
Wiltshire, UK
Level Contributor
91 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The battle for Kohima seems to be one of the most significant battles of WW2 that few have heard of. Read about it and you'll find this place very moving. History would have been very different if the Japanese had won this battle

Helpful?
Thank Richard D

Travelers who viewed Kohima War Cemetery also viewed

 

Been to Kohima War Cemetery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kohima War Cemetery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?