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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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An extremely moving and fitting tribute

You cannot visit this area without paying your respects to the fallen at this memorial. The site of a vicious battle in WWII in which the Japanese army's advance was halted.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The war cemetery normally is a solemn resting place for the dead. This is built on a hill so it gives a good view as you go higher. There were a few local families enjoying a walk there. I did learn some history about WW2 and how the battle of Kohima was important from the signage there!

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good place to visit nice wording on the memorial stone. city main attraction is very close vicinity.

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You cannot visit this area without paying your respects to the fallen at this memorial. The site of a vicious battle in WWII in which the Japanese army's advance was halted.

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Jihlava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A piece of the history which will touch your heart when reading the names and epitaphs of those who laid thier lifes...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

beautiful place to be, very well maintained. u can have a beautiful view of "bada basti" largest human settlement in Asia. the names of the soldiers inscribed from various regiments is overwhelming. and then there are some who could not be identified, so the graves just mention, " known to god"

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Thank prairna k
Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is maintained so beautifully while respecting the brave men for their sacrifice . You can walk right to the top of this place and spend some quiet time in memory of these soldiers who fought so bravely .

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Bengaluru, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is nothing to do here.. besides take a walk around the cemetery. You can spend less than 10minutes here. It's strange and vet quiet place.

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Ranchi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In thye heart of the busy town of Kohima lies this place where the brave one's gave their lives so that we live in peace. This place is quiet and calm and one cam enjoy the view of the city. Of all the places in Kohima this place reminds of the battle fought here BY THE Allied forces against the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

I'm a Japanese learning India. Had mixed feeling here as the British army and the Japanese army both had Indian soldiers. Now this place looks peaceful. Felt sad seeing the grave stones have "Died at 19 years of age" kind of statement... I saw the story of the battle at the WWII museum at Kisama also.

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Guwahati, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

A must visit place in Kohima to experience the episode of the World War II.One can pay homage to the young soldiers who laid down their life in the battle and also get a view of the entire Kohima. It is situated few hundred meters from the New State Terminal and New Taxi stand.

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