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Address: Katargam, Surat, India

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Visit to Old Dutch Cemetery

Grave in the Dutch Cemetery is not well matained by Surat Municipal Corporation.Some of the small graves are broken.Main big graves are ok.They also need some maintenance.Overall... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Surat
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Grave in the Dutch Cemetery is not well matained by Surat Municipal Corporation.Some of the small graves are broken.Main big graves are ok.They also need some maintenance.Overall i loved the architect of main big graves.People do urinary on the wall side of Dutch Cemetery.That should be stopped.

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surat
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It is a historic place! needs more and proper promotion and maintenence! The dutch came to India first among all the europeans via surat! established surat as their base! The cemetry is the proof of their establishment in surat! Needs more highlighting and its fair share of place in the history of India!

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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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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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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Address: Katargam, Surat, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Gujarat  >  Surat

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