Madras War Cemetery

Cemetery in Chennai

Updated: March 08, 2024 07:04 AM

Madras War Cemetery is located in Chennai (City in India), India. It's address is 257V+JH5, Mount Poonamalle High Road, Nandambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600032, India.

257V+JH5, Mount Poonamalle High Road, Nandambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600032, India

Check Time Table for Madras War Cemetery

Monday10:30 AM to 6 PM
Tuesday10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Thursday10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Friday10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Saturday10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Sunday10:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Questions & Answers

Where is Madras War Cemetery?

Madras War Cemetery is located at: 257V+JH5, Mount Poonamalle High Road, Nandambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600032, India.

What are the coordinates of Madras War Cemetery?

Coordinates: 13.0140107, 80.1939804

Madras War Cemetery Reviews

Jeffin James Ottackal
2023-06-07 12:53:40 GMT

Beautiful place with good , calm atmosphere... The grass are nicely trimmed have a nice appearance. Neat and tidy place without any single trash. Its a cemetery of the warriors who fought death in world war 1st . Its a good place for taking photographs and for spending time for our relaxation. Its having a beautiful view with lots of flowers and green arch... Its having no entrance fees.

Thushan SK
2022-07-04 10:28:07 GMT

Such a nice place to take photographs …. Fully cleaned …. Neat and Tiny …. Peaceful place …. Full and Fully situated with green Grass …. It can cover everyone’s eyes …. One of the Respectable place for war soldiers …. There is nothing to watch here …. You can just visit here to take photos ….

Dr. Aditi Singh
2020-03-09 18:25:53 GMT

It's almost so serene and peaceful it's literally on the sides of the road and yet once you enter it becomes so quite and just so soothing! It's 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!

durga b s
2021-02-03 04:04:02 GMT

Beautiful and serene place located along the Urban noisy road and dusty air.
Entry is free!
But when you are in the place you don't 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!!

Dr Nagarajan
2022-12-27 17:04:21 GMT

The Madras war cemetery is the age old cemetry for British soldiers who are died in Second world war nearly 800 + Soldiers cemetery is present here . Pleasant environment and There is also a War memorial for Other First world war victims

Paul Joseph
2023-10-17 04:53:05 GMT

What a beautiful place! The upkeep is topnotch! As a history and archaeology enthusiast this is a gold mine

Ullas Thomas
2017-12-06 08:04:49 GMT

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.

Fawas Ibrahim
2021-03-23 14:48:11 GMT

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 cemetery
The 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.

Anand Mohan
2019-07-29 18:43:22 GMT

Very neatly maintained place. Entry is totally free. Timing is from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm on all days including sunday's. 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.

2019-03-29 04:34:40 GMT

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...

Kamaleshwar kamsi
2021-04-04 12:18:39 GMT

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

Diwakaran DI Maria
2020-06-21 07:19:33 GMT

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 .😇🤙💙💚🖤

Nithin Mohan
2018-09-12 14:38:00 GMT

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.

Solar Warrier
2018-08-20 08:36:56 GMT

It's 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 it's a photoshoot location. Please respect those who died for our freedom.

Keziah Joseph
2023-11-24 04:56:45 GMT

It's absolutely beautiful, and gives spellbound feel to one passes by near this site... A big history to remember.

Deepak Raju
2018-01-17 17:18:14 GMT

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

Suman Porko
2018-02-12 11:29:40 GMT

It's a beautiful place today spend time here enjoy lot..
Awesome place for photo shoot

sandeep mali
2017-06-12 16:06:21 GMT

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

Biker Sajal
2022-11-28 23:28:22 GMT

Always enjoy my time in Madras war cemetery. Learning history of war. The place is easy to notice best time to visit is 8-10 morning and 3-5 evening. 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.🙏🙏

Sushil Medani
2018-07-08 07:49:45 GMT

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

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