In this walk, we will visit the World War II Cemetery, which houses the graves of Christian and Muslim soldiers. Since the Hindu soldiers were cremated, they have been commemorated with simple tombstones and a monument. There are a total of 548 graves in this cemetery. According to the Commonwealth War Cemeteries Group (CWCG), among these, 486 graves were of persons from the British army, including Indian soldiers fighting for the British. The cemetery also contains 25 unidentified graves, 11 Japanese graves, 24 Chinese graves, and two non-war graves. We will also visit the War Memorial, which was opened by the state government in 2016.
This guided tour is free.
Date: Sunday, 16 September 2018
Duration: 7:00 am to 9:30 am
Meeting Time: 6:45 am
Meeting Point: Guwahati War Cemetery, Nabagraha Road, Guwahati, Assam
Nearest Railway Station: Guwahati Railway Station
Walk led by Bornali Bordoloi (Explorer, LetUsGo)
She is a Law student from Guwahati, Assam. She enjoys reading in her free time, and a few of her hobbies include visiting new places and travelling. Visiting historical sites in Assam, in particular, gives her an insight into her culture and ethnic background.
Medium: Bilingual (Hindi/English)
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- Parking facilities are not available near the meeting point, hence we recommend that you use public transport.
- No entry fees.
- Please wear comfortable shoes and carry water and an umbrella or raincoat.
- Photography is allowed.