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Kohima War Cemetery

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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 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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A must visit place

A must visit place for tourists. With neat and clean environment, this cemetery was built in memory of the soldiers who died in the battle of Kohima. Easily accessible with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nayan Jyoti K
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Guwahati, India
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Guwahati, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A must visit place for tourists. With neat and clean environment, this cemetery was built in memory of the soldiers who died in the battle of Kohima. Easily accessible with cabs. Free to visit. You'll have a nice view of Kohima from there.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A must-see for any in Kohima, the war cemetery is a beautifully well-maintained attraction. perfectly manicured grounds are home to hundreds of identical granite graves. Some nameless. Some as young as 17. All from different walks of life, and different religious backgrounds. Fighting so deeply for a cause they believed in. The view of the city from the cemetery is... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must visit in Kohima ,its beautiful and serene place.Very neat ,clean.You can pay your tribute to the people who laidown their life for the country.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cemetery is located on a high hill top and nicely maintained. The plaques were heart wrenching as we saw numerous soldiers died in their teens. It took us nearly three hours to scan through some of the plaques. This is one of the main attractions of Kohima

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Thank msubhro
New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

One of the most important WW-II battles was fought close by this cemetery, where about a thousand soldiers from Punjab, Nepal etc and officers from Britain died fighting the Japanese and saved Kohima fromJapanese occupation. Cemetery is well made and preserved. It's in the middle of the city on a hill and offers good views of the city and surrounding... More 

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Guwahati, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

This is a must visit : the futility of wars can be grasped looking at the tombstones. The sacrifice of young bravehearts dying in unknown lands leaves you with sadness and pathos. It is well maintained and visited by every tourist. I wish it was less crowded .

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

Located in the main Kohima city, a must visit place to remember the World War II heros,who has dedicated their life for nobel cause.

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Dibrugarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

This place is one of those places where I feel being transported to a different world....a world of heroes....a world of bravehearts who without fear and without any expectation selflessly laid down their lives for us and our future. The cemetery is the very ground where these brave souls fought their last battle against the Japanese. Its not a cemetery... More 

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Pondicherry, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

The easy climb leading to the top of the memorial is decorated with small flowerbeds with rose bushes and bougainvillea. The entire memorial, in its intentional austerity and lack of warlike rhetoric, transmits a sense of peace and urges us to reflect on the human nature and its frequent tragedy. The austere character of each individual tombstone, each in memory... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

One of the word tourist attractions is the famous Kohima War cemetry. Beautifully maintained - Serene. Its a walk back to the history!!

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