Maynamati war cemetery - Comilla

Maynamati War Cemetery - Comilla



Bangladesh has two cemeteries of the world war II. One is at Chittagong, and another one is at Comilla. Both of these are monitored and governed by the Commonwealth Grave Commission. If you are planning to visit the cemetery at Comilla, then this blog has a little information that may help you. This cemetery is also known as Comilla war cemetery.


Maynamati War Cemetery - Comilla



How to go:

You can reach at Comilla by bus or train. Its around 2 hours bus or train journey(but requires more than that for the massive traffic jam). I went there by bus. From my experience, Asia Line and Tisha are the two affordable transport facilities that you can use. It will cost you 110 Taka. The final destination of the bus is Comilla town, but it will be best for you to get down at Comilla Cantonment. Cause it's a walking distance from the cantonment.


Maynamati War Cemetery on google map.



From cantonment, you can take an auto rickshaw for your own. Or you can share with other people. That case it will cost you only 5 Taka. If you take it as full reservation, that case it will cost you 30 Taka. The Cemetery is just beside the Combined Military Hospital (CMH). My suggestion is to have a walk instead of spending money.


GPS coordinate is (23°29'13.90"N, 91° 6'46.22"E).


Maynamati War Cemetery - Comilla



Things to remember:

The Cemetery is open from morning 7:00am to 12:00pm, and from afternoon 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Without this timing you cannot enter inside the Cemetery, they are strict about the timing. So careful about this.


Maynamati War Cemetery - Comilla



Updated after 16 March 2013:

This is my second time to visit the Maynamati war cemetery. Last time was a bad luck and couldn't spend that much time as we were late when we have reached here. So this time I was careful about the timing and reached the cemetery well before the closing time. Spent around an hour here by observing the graves and the flowering plants from there.


Maynamati War Cemetery - Comilla



Maynamati War Cemetery - Comilla



Maynamati War Cemetery - Comilla



Maynamati War Cemetery - Comilla



Maynamati War Cemetery - Comilla
A christian cross that is placed inside the cemetery.



Maynamati War Cemetery - Comilla
Side view of the cross.



Maynamati War Cemetery - Comilla
These are different from the other graves from the cemetery.



Maynamati War Cemetery - Comilla
A grave with an epitaph on it.



Maynamati War Cemetery - Comilla
An unknown soldier who is only known to the God, the creator.



Maynamati War Cemetery - Comilla
Twenty three Airmen are lying here.



Maynamati War Cemetery - Comilla
A 26 years old lieutenant named Love. This young man was someone's love for sure.



dead soldiers count comilla cemetery maynamati
This displays number of dead soldiers from different countries.



This is a tranquil place. 733 bodies are lying here. You'll feel sympathy during walking through the graves. It's too much touchy specially when you are reading the names from the epitaph. I wonder why people fight and engage in war. What they achieve by doing this?


Moynamati War Cemetery,
District: Comilla,
Country: Bangladesh
GPS coordinate: (23°29'13.90"N, 91° 6'46.22"E)


This article is written by Lonely Traveler,
for the blog http://icwow.blogspot.com/



Saturday, 03 April 2010


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