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Address: Katargam, Surat, India

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Even after using GPS and asking locals we took some time to locate this place, though it is quite large. The area outside the compound is used as public lavatory. The main gate... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
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English first
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149 reviews 149 reviews
143 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Even after using GPS and asking locals we took some time to locate this place, though it is quite large. The area outside the compound is used as public lavatory. The main gate is closed. You have to enter through a side gate which is a small bylane. The compound wall is quite high. Even if you get murdered inside,... More 

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Surat, India
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51 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Dutch Cemetery is located in the Katargam area of Surat. The Dutch Cemetery needs attention of the authority for developing it as tourist place. The Cemetery has very nice tombs and it needs maintenance and repairs. The monument is lesser known to public. The cleanliness is nice. It is recommended to visit once.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The place is not very clean and all beggars are sleeping in side the monuments there is no guard on duty.The main gate was closed.certain monuments are not in original shape and require up keep.Every tombs is of a different design.

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Surat, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The place is very hard to find that I had a hard time to make the auto-driver take me there! The main gate will be closed and you have to go around the cemetery in order to get in. The toms and the inscriptions made on them shows the involvement of the Dutch towards art and architecture. The place is... More 

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Vadodara, India
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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Was nice to note how the early settlers took care of their lost ones. Now the site is badly kept..not clean and the approach is indeed difficult. Could be improved...

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Ahmedabad, India
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71 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The Dutch Cemetery tombs are slightly better worked than the English tombs and its wonderful to see the confluence of architectural styles reflected in the structures. The tombs have Angels and Saints carved into them juxtpaosed with text written in Persian. The gate may seem shut when you arrive, take the little narrow street on the left of the main... More 

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Lucknow, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

the cemetry compound was closed, bolted from inside. when i inquired around, there was a small back entry used by the guard. so, the advice is "dont go away if you see it closed, ask around". it was very poorly maintained, in worse state than the english one. the armenian cemetery is in the same compound, on the right side.... More 

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Mississauga, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

Just superb. Rivalry between Dutch and English to impress the local and show /prove superiority and power. Overall , lots and lots of history. ASI must save and promote this place.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Maybe it was good but with the time and bcoz of no one taken care it's closed....when i gone on site,saw just a closed door if u try to see by outside then also u can't see bcoz of big walls :p

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Baroda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

A place you must visit. I've lived in surat for four years now and it was just some time back that I visited this spot. It's located at a place where it won't take you much to miss it. Took me around an hour to find it as no one knows the location. It's a National heritage site!! But the... More 

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