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Visit The Victory War Memorial

The Victory War Memorial is situated on the Beach Road near island ground at the beginning of Marina Beach. It was built to honour the memory of soldiers who died during the two world wars.

The Victory War Memorial is situated on the Beach Road near island ground at the beginning of Marina Beach. It was built to honour the memory of soldiers who died during the two world wars. The Victory War Memorial was initially constructed to celebrate the victory of allied armies during World War I. It later became a War Memorial after World War II in the memory of those from Madras presidency who lost their lives while fighting. Aalso known as Cupids Bow, marble rock and a circular structure have been built here in the memory of soldiers.

The Victory War Memorial is known for the inscriptions of 1962 war with China, 1948 Kashmir aggression, Kargil Operations and the Indo-Pak War. The army salutes and pays a customary homage to all the martyrs during national occasions like Army Day (January 15), Infantry Day (October 27), NCC Day (November 18), Navy Day (December 3) and Vijay Diwas (December 16).

It is one of the prime attractions of Chennai and an ideal locale for history lovers and research students. A number of people come around to pay respect to all the martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the above stated wars.

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Quick Info

  • Altitude

    6m (20ft)
  • STD Code

    044
  • Best Season

    November to February
  • State/Code

    /600xxx (vary)
  • LANGUAGES

    Tamil, Hindi and English