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Madras War Cemetery
Mount Poonamalle High Road, Nandambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600032, India
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du
Review №1

Beautiful and serene place located along the Urban noisy road and dusty air.Entry is free!But when you are in the place you dont feel that it is located in a busy area, the environment is very clean and very well maintained.It is a graveyard of first and second world war civilians.The person who maintains the place is very friendly!!

Ka
Review №2

Its an amazing peaceful place.In the most crowded and busy area... This is the most calm place. All war heroes are resting in peace.

Fa
Review №3

Madras War Cemetery is located on Mount-Poonamallee Road, Nandambakkam, about 5 km (3.1 miles) from the airport and 1 km (0.62 miles) from St. Thomas Mount. The cemetery is open to the public.Inside view of the cemeteryThe cemetery occupies 2.75 acres (1.11 hectares)[1] and contains the graves of 856 Commonwealth service people who died in the Second World War. It was established in 1952 by the Imperial War Graves Commission, which is now known as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), to pay tribute to the people of the Commonwealth nations who died in military service. The cemetery is maintained by the CWGC in partnership with Government of India.The cemetery is given to the CWGC under perpetual lease by the Defence Ministry.The cemetery also includes Madras 1914–1918 War Memorial, which is situated at the rear of the site and is styled on the lines of a lawn cemetery. The memorial, which does not contain any bodies, bears plaques with the names of British and Commonwealth soldiers who died in both World Wars and the inscription; Their name liveth for evermore. It bears the names of more than 1,039 servicemen who died during the First World War and whose remains lie in many civil and cantonment cemeteries across India, where it is not possible to maintain their graves in perpetuity. Commonwealth nationals whose remains were buried include 14 Australians and 5 New Zealanders.

Dr
Review №4

Its almost so serene and peaceful its literally on the sides of the road and yet once you enter it becomes so quite and just so soothing! Its a beautiful place and really well maintained. You can go there Nd sit for a long time and not notice the traffic noises! Definitely quite a wonderful place and must visit on any low days you have. Just get in there sit and it will soothe you!

Di
Review №5

Nice place, well maintained . I visited this place and maintanence person was also so friendly to share the actual purpose and history the War Cemetery .😇🤙💙💚🖤

FA
Review №6

Built in memoriam of the men and women who lost their lives fighting in World War II, the Madras War Cemetery is home to almost 900 commonwealth burials with people from Great Britain, Canada, Australia, Africa and India.This garden to history, though somber, is also beautiful and peaceful. The cemetery is a restricted area and will require permission to visit.Madras War Cemetery is a war cemetery and a memorial in Nandambakkam, Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, India, created to receive Second World Wargraves from many civil and cantonment cemeteries in the south and east of India where their permanent maintenance could not be assured.

Ma
Review №7

One greenish and serene location amidst of Urban noise and dusty air. It will be really very calm that you would start feeling the silence. It is actually a memorial built for those who spared their blood in World War.If you just stay for a few minutes and stare at the cemetery, it would drag you to a some parts of history. Every stone there has a life and story behind it.It is very well maintained. The garden is exquisitely maintained well.

Of
Review №8

Good place for history lover....Graveyard for soldiers who sacrifice their lives thier lives in world wars..They have maintained places superbly, very greenish field , if you look each graveyard according to their regiments they all have different logo in their graveyard, some people writing their name in one of tree in Cemetery...

Aa
Review №9

Madras War Cemetry is a haven of peace amidst the frenetic pace of city life that passes by. It is close to Miot Hospital and is easily accessible by City Bus, Share Auto, Call Taxi, and other modes of transportation. The All-Pervasive Calm & Quiet enveloping rows & rows of hundreds of tombstones of the Brave Fallen in World War II & other Battles of the British Indian Army provides a Serene setting for the All-Pervasive Calm & Quiet enveloping rows & rows of hundreds of tombstones of the Brave Fallen in World War II & other Battles of the British Indian Army. The names of British Indian Army troops who died in World War I are plainly recorded on a long, low sombre wall. Here, Christians, Muslims, and others are honoured. A visit to this War Cemetery is extremely uplifting to the mind, soul, and heart.This eerily silent, timeless, exquisite memorial to the brave dead serves as a powerful reminder that we are here today because a sea of men before us chose to die in their prime. Gods blessings.

Sa
Review №10

The place is very calm n clean😍....but currently under maintenance...so they will not allow you to enter... As I was visitor in Chennai... I requested Gardener ... N got entry😅😍Its created to receive Second World War graves from many civil and cantonment cemeteries in the south and east of India where their permanent maintenance could not be assuredThe cemetery is spread over an area of 2.75 acres and contains 856 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. It was established in 1952 by the Imperial War Graves Commission, now known as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), to pay tribute to the men and women of the Commonwealth nations who sacrificed their lives in World War II. It is now maintained by the CWGC in partnership with Government of India.

Ul
Review №11

We went there when the place was flooded. It was a unique experience, although the guards were not very keen on letting us take pics. The place is breathtaking to view and something different from what we see in and around chennai.

So
Review №12

Its a piece of land holding history. Well maintained by the staff. You are allowed to click photo only by mobile. Sadly the locals people are making its a photoshoot location. Please respect those who died for our freedom.

An
Review №13

Very neatly maintained place. Entry is totally free. Timing is from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm on all days including sundays. You can spent a decent 1 hour in this place. Photoshoot is not allowed in this place but you can click photos here. Also food items are not allowed inside. There is no parking structure here, you can park in the side pocket roads.History: It hold the tombs of 855 martyrs of world war ll and memorial stone of 1059 martyrs from world war l . There are no actual burials here. Tombs are mostly of foreign nationals. It is maintained by Commonwealth War Graves Commission and Govt of India.

De
Review №14

Well maintained historical places. Probably the best time to visit morning and evening.

Ra
Review №15

Well maintained place.. credit goes to the Gardner..

Ha
Review №16

This place is of great importance as it contains the cemeteries of warriors who laid their precious life during world War 2. It holds close to 850 burials. The view provided by this place is so good that it serves as a photoshoot place. Please enquire the security people before you take pictures so that you will not have any hassle while taking pictures. The exact location of this place is nandambakkam which is close to the DLF IT park and Chennai Airport.

Ni
Review №17

Madras Memorial of the First World War, is situated at the rear of the cemetery. The memorial is styled on the lines of a Lawn Cemetery. The memorial does not contain any buried dead-bodies, but has plaques with the names of many British soldiers who died in both the World Wars, with the inscription Their name liveth for evermore. It bears the names of more than 1,039 servicemen who died during the First World War and lie in many civil and cantonment cemeteries in various parts of India where it is not possible to maintain their graves in perpetuity.

Su
Review №18

Its a beautiful place today spend time here enjoy lot..Awesome place for photo shoot

PA
Review №19

Been here recently and this place represents the true sacrifices of the men in uniform fighting the deadly world war!! A silent place where you can render your tributes to these men who were Killed in action. Situated in the middle of the city of Chennai and truly worth visiting..

sa
Review №20

Peaceful place, can relax for a while. Well maintained. best place for family. Can take beautiful photos.

Ka
Review №21

Calm and peaceful. Well maintained garden

An
Review №22

There lies the untold story of life and death. Well maintained. Even though located right next to the road, once you enter here, the noises wont bother you. Peace becomes the essence.

Su
Review №23

So nice, especially greeny, to see it, beautiful, unable to describe in words, soldiers are given a peaceful life after their death atleast 😘👍

Ji
Review №24

Well maintained place. Even though it is near to main road we will be in a peaceful mind once we enter here. Loved to be there with some memories

Ar
Review №25

One of the peaceful places in this busy city.Rude maintenance staffs though

Mo
Review №26

It is one more cemetery. Well maintained. Fully water filled during rainy season

Ar
Review №27

WOW... It is a nice place nice, they maintained well, and the maintenance person wow he has a bunch of history for this place in his mind and he is so kind-hearted

Ma
Review №28

Very clean and awesome place.... Well maintained

Ha
Review №29

Good place to take good photos

Ha
Review №30

Really gorgeous place.

Se
Review №31

This is a war memorial,..very well maintained and though on the main road it is very peaceful.. Many people stop by for photoshoot.. But please remember its a war memorial and respect the place..

Je
Review №32

Visited this memorial last year with my brother. We are from NZ. We came to see our grandfathers name on the war memorial stone. The people there were very helpful. None of my family have been to it since Dad and Nana left India. Dad was an only child his father never lived to see him born. It was an honour to stand in such a peaceful place and reflect.

Ku
Review №33

Loved the place..

Ki
Review №34

A true place of reflection. Immaculately kept by a first rate grounds team. Great attention to detail in maintaining the grass, trees and shrubs at the site. Fallen herores from across the commonwealth: India, Africa and the United Kingdom. First and Second World was.

Ra
Review №35

The Madras War Cemetery, right in the heart of the city of Chennai, is a recognition of the glory as well as horrors of the war our ancestors have fought to make this world a more peaceful place. In short, it houses the last remains of around 855 martyrs who laid down their precious lives at the battlefronts in the devastating Second World War and also a Memorial stone for 1000 more who died fighting in the Great War before that. In 1952, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the Indian Government together established this cemetery to commemorate those who died to save our lives. Among the tombstones, there are three non-World War martyrs and a small memorial for a sea merchant as well. It must be remembered that the headstones are not only of soldiers who fought but of doctors, nurses and other support staffs as well.Top class maintenance by the authorities has kept the cemetery in great shape. Even though it has its roots in a sad and bloody past, the cemetery lawn feels like a serene and peaceful place for the dead to rest. It hosts the Armistice Day homage every year on November 11 with wreath offerings and Guard of Honours. Anybody interested in war-time history or wants to pay their respect to the martyrs should visit the Madras War Cemetery. It is not only a remembrance but a tangible proof of the cost of war.

An
Review №36

Exceptionally neat place

Vi
Review №37

Well maintained, peaceful place to sit, relax and be nostalgic.

fr
Review №38

This Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery epitomizes the Global sacrifice made to fight the tyranny of WWll, in SEAC. Resting within the walls of this cemetery, are young men from all corners of the world, who answered the call of Humanity. I can only imagine the desperate sorrow of their mothers who never got to hold their dying sons. I, (an ex-RAF Regt), was proud to visit this oasis with my two sons, to pay my Respects, and share with them my thoughts and hope, that Good will always overcome Evil. “They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning……We will remember them”.

Sr
Review №39

Madras War Cemetery is located in Nandambakkam, Chennai (formerly Madras), Tamil Nadu, India. It was created to receive Second World War graves from civil and cantonment cemeteries in the south and east of India where their permanent maintenance could not be assured.The memorial, which does not contain any bodies, bears plaques with the names of British and Commonwealth soldiers who died in both World Wars and the inscription; Their name liveth for evermore. It bears the names of more than 1,039 servicemen who died during the First World War and whose remains lie in many civil and cantonment cemeteries across India, where it is not possible to maintain their graves in perpetuity.

ak
Review №40

If you’re in Chennai and wanna have a peaceful time away from the hectic city life, this is the right place to chill in the evenings. Well maintained gardens and it is also a place with rich historic significance!

Ka
Review №41

Beautiful place, well maintained

Sh
Review №42

Historical war memorial which reveals the sacrifice of world war.Greenary neat and calm place near St Thomas mount.Salute to the warriors who fought for nationPatriotic location

Su
Review №43

This is a calm and quite place with good maintenance. It has the cemetery of the soldiers who died in world war I & II. This place is open between 8am-6pm. No entry charge. This place doesnt have parking space for both two wheelers and cars. We need to find the parking space somewhere else before coming here Securities here do not allow cameras. But taking photos and videos with our mobile is allowed here. Doing tik tok videos are not allowed. And also we arent allowed to play music or dance here.

Bu
Review №44

Iconic Landmark of Nandambakkam Mount - Poonamallee Road Strip, Madras War Cemetery was established in 1952 in an area of 3 acres, MWC was Designed in Lawn Cemetery Concept.Very Beautifully Landscaped, well Maintained by Commonwealth War Graves Commission ( CWGC ).This Serene, Calm and Peaceful place is unique and sentimental, MWC has a beautiful Lawn and Garden, but MWC is Nourished with a Substance, that is Sacrifice and Patriotism.MWC Inspires every India, when one glance the Cemetery while passing the noble Premise, Servicemens Sacrifice will glitter in their though and mind-screen.This is an Elegant Place for Photo Shoot and Selfie shoots, i humbly request the photo shooters to remain silent and responsible while photo shoot, teens should respect the Decorum and Emotions Behind the MWC.Parents should convey the Facts and History behind this MWC to their Kids,so that,they can know the Prime Sacrifice of the Servicemen.

Sa
Review №45

Whenever it rains. It is full of water.

Ra
Review №46

Undoubtedly a peaceful place. Very neatly maintained. There is 1 strict security who is a real good men. He do not allow any bad things accepting the money. He is true and sincere to his duty. Only bad thing here is the little youths and school girls and boys who comes here and do most annoying things. This was told to me by the security itself and also I witnessed few such incidents in 1 hour. Mobile photography allowed here. DSLR strictly not allowed. This is some weird rule here anyway. Because pro shooters are going to maintain decency anyway. The real disturbances caused here are mostly from the mobile selfie users who comes with different pair often!

Am
Review №47

Madras war cemetery timing 5am we thought its open and went to see by 7.30pm but its closed request to change correct opening and closing time and there is no car parking...very bad.....

Na
Review №48

A very calm place for relaxing.please better visit when the sun is low.the place has memory stones of people who died in worlwar.very beautifully maintained lawn and garden.

En
Review №49

Meadows are rich and vivid. Quite a monument. People disgrace these graves by strolling on them and they take selfies hugging engraved stones. Worst of all I’ve witnessed wedding photographies taken here. I’m not sure people understand what a graveyard is. Wow okayyyy 👌🏽

Pr
Review №50

To be honest not much to look if you are expecting a garden walk. But yes, if you are into history and stuff you get to look at the graveyards of the martyrs with their names on the stones. The area is quite clean and well managed.

jo
Review №51

It is a graveyard of first and second world war civilians.667 Graviers are there and it is maintained by Commonwealth War Graves Commission.Very beautiful place, usually people will have fear to go to the cemetery but here it is like a garden and maintenance is far excellent.

Ra
Review №52

The Madras War Cemetery houses the last remains of around 855 martyrs who laid down their precious lives at the battlefronts in the devastating Second World War and also a Memorial stone for 1000 more who died fighting in the Great War before that.

Ra
Review №53

Best place for photography...good maintenance...always greener💯

Ma
Review №54

Famous war cemetery , Historical place in the Corporations of ChennaiIts located very near to Saints Thomas mount

Ka
Review №55

One of the very historic places in chennai... neatly maintained gardens...

Vi
Review №56

The cemetery is spread over an area of 2.75 acres and contains 856 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War. It was established in 1952 by the Imperial War Graves Commission, now known as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), to pay tribute to the men and women of the Commonwealth nations who sacrificed their lives in World War II. It is now maintained by the CWGC in partnership with Government of India. The cemetery is given to the CWGC under perpetual lease by the Defence Ministry.

Ra
Review №57

Famous war cemetery , Historical place in the Corporations of ChennaiIts located very near to Saints Thomas mount

Pr
Review №58

Madras war cemetery is a memorial for persons who died in world war. The attack was unfortunately happened in Chennai. Its well maintained place and its open for visitors.

In
Review №59

Madras War Cemetery is built in the memories of the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in Second World War.Here no bodies are buried but has plaques with the names of many soldiers who died in World Wars.This place is maintained by the CWGC in partnership with Government of India.This place is located in Mount-Poonamalle High Road,Nandambakkam,Chennai.This place is maintained well and kept clean.One can visit this place to pay tribute to the wariors who sacrificed their lives for our safe future.

AA
Review №60

A very peaceful place in centre of the cityyy.

De
Review №61

Peaceful....!

Ar
Review №62

Cleanest place in Chennai😍 Best place to relax. Greenish sites. Perfectly maintained by the Common Wealth Grave Commission under British Administration.

Su
Review №63

A historic war memorial but ironic - this place has become a photoshoot location. Extremely well mainted by the staffs, I guess this place is leased out to the British government. Unlike many people believe, this is not a cemetery but a memorial for the World War veterans who died defending Britan and its allies.

Ra
Review №64

Best place to relax and for photography, movie shooting and family timing.

Go
Review №65

I drove 15 kilometres to this place to take some photos. First theres no parking and I had to go around for 10 minutes to look for a place to park. And then I was told that taking photos with DSLR is not allowed here.

Ra
Review №66

Most Solumn Place in honour of Brave Brothers who laid down their lives in World War I and II.The Cemetery and Memorial are maintained with utmost neatness. Place is Clean, Calm and Solumn Atmosphere.

di
Review №67

Peaceful place. The place is been maintained by the British people. Do not see the place like a park.

Va
Review №68

Good place , visible from traffic. Very calm and greenery place..

-L
Review №69

Well maintained. Jai Hind.

Ar
Review №70

Its a best place for couples to spend a good time !! Place is excellent for photography

Ma
Review №71

The place which is famous place of history based.the govt wants to make some shops and make this place as tourist place...

mo
Review №72

Madras war cemetry Very superb place to visit . But here photoshoot has been prohibited now as British government requested . Payage place

Da
Review №73

Very good ambience If u visited at morning or at evening.clean and good atmosphere

As
Review №74

Nice place

Sh
Review №75

Well maintained. Respected place to pay homage to the soldiers who lost lives in the world war-2 .

Pr
Review №76

This is a crematory.But now a days its treated like a park. I find people enjoying with kids here.

Vi
Review №77

I get to see this place everyday while going to office and the view is quite good.

Di
Review №78

This war cementry has high respect we should respect the sacrifice and loss of the people who died in world war this war cementry should be maintained with proper responsibilties and should be give respect to the people who sacrifice there life in world war 1 and world war 2 . this cementry is not the place for photoshoot or not for any filmy works moreover its not a park to play on . the main motto of this war cementry is to give tribute to people who serve and died for the country . The unrespectable act should be forbidding inside this cementry THIS CEMENTRY IS A SYMBOLE OF PRIDE

na
Review №79

Such a excellent place

Jo
Review №80

War memorial with beautifully designed and decorated for the soliders who died in the second world war.

Si
Review №81

Beautiful Place...for photoshoot and a very large place

Si
Review №82

It is very peaceful and happy to spend time with friends

Sh
Review №83

I use to go every week end so I really nice this...

Ma
Review №84

Great memorial place for the souls sacrificed for the world war

To
Review №85

Well maintain. Free entry.

Pa
Review №86

Lovely place!

Su
Review №87

Very well maintained and peaceful place.

Ha
Review №88

Nice place, very neat and tidy.

Ra
Review №89

Its a nice place to see ..in Evening time & Morning

LA
Review №90

Nice place for photo shoot etc....

Ro
Review №91

Nice

Bi
Review №92

Best place for come with your family.Peaceful atmosphere.

tr
Review №93

The unrespectable act should be forbidding inside this cementry

Pr
Review №94

Honoured to go there

Dh
Review №95

Good place to sit down

An
Review №96

Bst place for shooting short flim with couples

si
Review №97

A War memorial contain more then 1000 names, tribute to those soldiers

Ki
Review №98

Good

Ja
Review №99

Its a beautiful place for photo shoot

RA
Review №100

Very best place for photoshoot

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  • Address:Mount Poonamalle High Road, Nandambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600032, India
  • Phone:+91 80526 78581
Categories
  • Cemetery
  • Tourist attraction
Working hours
  • Monday:10:30AM–5:30PM
  • Tuesday:10:30AM–5:30PM
  • Wednesday:10:30AM–5:30PM
  • Thursday:10:30AM–5:30PM
  • Friday:10:30AM–5:30PM
  • Saturday:10:30AM–6PM
  • Sunday:10:30AM–5:30PM
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