Britain’s Greatest Battle; Tour of Imphal & Kohima Special Interest


Imphal & Kohima Special Interest

It was on Kohima Ridge in 1944, that the invasion of India by the Japanese Imperial Army was halted by the bravery of a small garrison of just 1500 British and Indian soldiers, who, although outnumbered by about 10:1, held out for 14 days, until relieved by the British 2nd Division. We are delighted to offer this tour, either locally escourted or working with Bob Cook of Kohima Musuem. With access to original maps, operational and personal accounts, the Battlefield tour will give you a view of the battle from the perspective of the soldier in the trench, to the battalion commander up to the Divisional and Corps commanders. We hope you will be able to join us on this tour.

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13 days from £3,986.00 per person
London - Kolkata - Imphal - Kohima - Dimapur - Kolkata - London

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Itinerary View Map
Soaring above the clouds a view from the airplane window

Day 1 : From London To Kolkata

Departure from London with Emirates Airlines via Dubai evening flight.

Kanglatongbi Fort

Day 2 : To Imphal Via Kolkata

Arrive Dubai at and connect to your onward flight to Kolkata. Arrival at 07:40. Clear immigration and customs collect your baggage and proceed to your afternoon flight to Imphal. (Lounge stay in Kolkata Airport).
Arrive Imphal, meeting, assistance on arrival the check into Hotel Classic Grande for 3 nights stay. L, D


Day 3 -4 : Imphal

Battlefield visits to Imphal include Kangla fort and General Slims cottage, Nunshigum Ridge Battlefield, Red Hill Memorials (2 of them The Japanese one and next to it the Imphal Peace memorial), Imphal Museum of the war Co-located with the above memorials and Commonwealth War Cemeteries and Battlefield of Shangshak and Shenam Saddle.
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Kanglatongbi 1 cropped

Day 5 : To Kohima

Early departure from Imphal to Kohima by road (4-5 hours). A short stop at Kanglatongbi to explain the significance of the Lion Box Battle. (A small cemetery to explore here as well). Arrival in Kohima, check in at Hotel Vivor for 4 nights. B, L, D


Day 6 : Kohima

Battlefield Visits :
- Merema Ridge – Ground briefing. Battlefield overview
- Point 5120 – Naga village
- Kohima Cathedral
- War Cemetery B, L, D


Day 7 : Kohima

Battlefield Visits :
- Mount Pulebadze – requires early start
- Grover Memorial at Jotsoma – Ground briefing
- Viewing platform – Ground briefing
- Khonoma Village – cultural visit
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Plaque reads

Day 8 : Kohima

Visit to Museum of the war including
- Revisit War cemetery
- Kohima Ridge and battle for DIS B, L, D


Day 9 : To Dimapur

Morning depart for Dimapur. Visit to the vital logistic hub for the Allies, the gateway to India from the east Nichuguard, a very strategic point Zubza which was the First contact for 2nd Division and first casualties and finally the Dimapur Railway Station almost unchanged since 1944.
check in to Naithu Resort for overnight stay. B, L, D


Day 10 : To Kolkata

Morning fly to Dimapur to Kolkata. Check in to Hotel for 3 nights stay. Rest of the day at leisure. B, L, D

Victoria Memorial, Kolkata , India – Reflection On Water.

Day 11 : Kolkata

Kolkata full day sightseeing to include the Jain Temple, Victoria Memorial, National Museum and Mother Teresa’s Orphanage. B, L, D

Boating on the River Hoogly Kolkata

Day 12 : Kolkata

Kolkata Morning heritage walk of Kolkata. Visit the High Court and walk past Government House (now Raj Bhawan) built by Lord Wellesley, who said in justification of its enormous cost ‘India should be governed from a Palace, not a counting house.’ Visit St John’s Church (built 1784) with its painting of The Last Supper by Johann Zoffany and its beautiful marble memorials. Outside, in the first Kolkata cemetery, are the tombs of Job Charnock, the founder of British Kolkata, and Begum Johnson, who outlived four husbands. Also here is the Black Hole memorial, erected by Lord Curzon. Walk past the Lal Dighi (the Great Tank), the General Post Office (on the site of the first Fort William), Writers’ Buildings and St Andrew’s Kirk. Afternoon at leisure. B, L, D

Aircraft emirates

Day 13 : To London

Morning transfer to Kolkata International Airport for your return flight at 09:55 home onboard Emirates Airlines via Dubai. B

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Price per person
(Double/Twin share)
Single room supplement
£3,986.00 £568.00
Cost includes:
  • International flights with scheduled Emirate Airlines in economy class. Please contact us if you wish to departure from a regional UK airport and for upgrade to club class
  • Internal flights in economy class as per the itinerary with 23 Kg’s checked in baggage.
  • Accommodation with private facilities as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meal Plan: Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the tour. Lunches will be provided in local restaurants. Refreshments will be served at the Premium lounge in Kolkata on arrival from London.
  • All transfers and sightseeing arrangements by an air-conditioned chauffer driven small coach or private cars.
  • Entrance fee to all monuments and places of interest.
  • Services of a local English-speaking guides.
  • Complimentary mineral water while driving and on sightseeing.
  • Full ATOL & ABTA bonding.
  • Airline Failure Insurance.
  • A contribution of £15 per person will be made to The Kohima Museum & £10.00 will be paid to Kohima Educational Trust.
Cost does not include:
  • Visa for India. British Citizens can avail the E-Tourist Visa for India online.
  • Any expense of a personal nature
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance*

Sightseeing arrangements may vary according to local circumstances at each place on a day to day basis.

*Travel Insurance

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• Make sure it includes comprehensive medical and repatriation cover.
• Make sure it provides cover for your whole trip (whether one day or over a year).
• Make sure it covers you for all activities.
• Disclose pre-existing medical conditions.
• Take your policy number and the 24-hour emergency contact numbers with you.

If you have any doubts about your cover, check with your insurer. Please note Covid-19 cover is now available.
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