Comilla: Maynamati War Cemetery

Saturday, 03 April 2010

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

How to go:

You can reach at Comilla (কুমিল্লা) 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 (এশিয়া লাইন) and Tisha (তিশা) are the two affordable transport facilities that you can use. It will cost you 110 Taka. The final destination of the bus is Comilla (কুমিল্লা) town, but it will be best for you to get down at Comilla Cantonment (কুমিল্লা ক্যান্টনমেন্ট). Cause its a walking distance from the cantonment.

Maynamati War Cemetery on google map.

From cantonment, you can take a CNG Auto 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 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).

Things to remember:

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

Updated after 16 March 2013:

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

A christian cross that is placed inside the cemetery.

Side view of the cross.

These are different from the other graves from the cemetery.

A grave with an epitaph on it.

An unknown soldier who is only known to the God, the creator.

Twenty three Airmen are lying here.

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 when you'll walk through the graves. Its too much touchy specially when you are reading the names from the epitaph of the tombstone.

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

This article is written by Lonely Traveler,
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