About Madras War Cemetery

The Madras War Cemetery is an honor and tribute to the World war martyrs. The cemetery is an honorary recognition to the heroes who fought to maintain peace and happiness around. Madras War cemetery is a memorial and war cemetery in Nandambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The cemetery contains 856 burials of the Second World War martyrs and also a Memorial stone for 1000 more. Though the memorial has no actual buried bodies but the memorial tablets with names and contributions of all the British soldiers who lost their lives in both the world wars. The place unfolds some spine chilling encounters and daring spirits of the brave hearts. The place is worth a visit to pay homage to the courage of the resting soldiers.

Must See

Paying respect to those whose graves lie here.

How to reach

Madras War Cemetery is located within 5 kilometres of the Chennai airport, right near the trade centre. Many Public bus are available to take you to the cemetery on Mount Poonamalle Road. Its better to hire a cab or a private vehicle for the convenience of the ride.


  • Take a walk down the tragic lane of history. Observe the ambiance.
  • Do not cause harm to any property.
  • Do not litter inside the premises. Keep it neat and clean for other visitors also.
  • Maintain the decorum of the place.
  • The cemetery has many sentimental stories attached to it.
  • The apt place to learn about wartime history


Visit Time

Sunday :      closed

Monday:      8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday:      8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday:     8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday:         8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday:     8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

*Closed on Public Holidays


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Time you can spend

1 to 2 hours


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