Victory War Memorial

A prominent monument of history in Chennai, the Victoria war memorial is one among the two memorials that is dedicated to the soldiers whose lives were lost during the World Wars. This historic monument is also called as ‘Cupid’s Bow’ and is situated close to the Marina beach at the south of Fort St. George.


Tourist Attractions

This monument stands at the starting point of the Marina Beach. It was initially built to commemorate the victory of the Allied nations in the World War I and later a marble structure was built in the place to pay homage to the lives that were lost during the World War.

Today this monument stands as a memorial for the soldiers who fought during World War II. After the World Wars, Kashmir Aggression in 1948, the Indo-Pak war and the Kargil war inscriptions were added in the marble structure. During the Infantry Day, Armed Forces Day, Navy Day and NCC Day the Armed forces of the nation pay customary homage to the Victory War memorial.

Being located at Chennai makes this a popular monument among tourists. Many visitors and tourists thrive to this monument to pay their respects to the martyrs of war.

How To Reach

By Air - The Chennai international airport is at a distance of 19 kilometers from the monument.

By Rail - The Chennai central railway station is at a distance of 3 kilometers from the monument and connects the monument with the rest of the state.

By Road - The city is well connected by national and state highways being the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. You can rent a cab or car from anywhere in the city to reach the monument.