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South Park Street Cemetery

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed visiting this cemetery very much. Wandering down the flower-lined avenues there is an atmosphere of the past breaking through. The trees and other plants engulfing some of the graves gives picturesque views - if you have a certain mind-set.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A beautiful place to walk along, under a cloudy monsoon Kolkata sky. The Place gives you a shiver , as you read through the names and the epitaphs and wonder, how life was in Kolkata in the yester years of the era gone bye.......how much of that are we still clinging onto.....you wonder however powerful you might be in the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Very interesting read the grave stones and imaging what it was like for people back then. Worth a visit.

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Kolkata
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The Park Street Cemetery was one of the earliest cemeteries in India Opened in 1767 the cemetery was in use until about 1830 and is now a heritage site, protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The cemetery was opened to relieve the pressure on the old burial ground in the heart of the city. Notable Tombs are Henry... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This place was just so beautiful. Eerie and Gothic, but incredibly beautiful. Take some time to read inscriptions and you will find that many people buried there were really so very young. The staff on the gate were very helpful and genuinely pleased to welcome visitors.

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Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

An extraordinary reminder of the length of British involvement in Indai. Monumental carved stone mausoleums to notable people over two hundred years. Shocking to see how young many of them were when they died.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

No idea how to rate a cemetry but once I visited it. It is very old British Cemetry and tombs belong to Europeans. The territory u can enter without any trouble and it is totally empty inside, but it is quite interesting read the names and the dates. If u are tired of noise in the Park Street u can... More

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Well worth a visit. I went there on the recommendation of a couple at my hotel. It's not your average cemetary. Magnificent headstones and tombs, some covered in moss set amongst lush vegetation.

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Harrow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

I really found this cemetery interesting and a welcome break from the noise and dust outside in the Main Street. Worth getting a booklet to locate the more interesting graves, but a lovely place to walk around and rest. Really old tombs and headstones and a little spooky if you were alone. Good history lesson to see who came to... More

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

So glad we visited this cemetery today, the semi jungle feel and flocks of crowing crows added to the strange atmosphere. Reading the tombs gives you a chilling insight into the conditions for The colonists (which I'm sure where nevertheless better than for Kolkattans at this time!) A true gem and one that can be explored virtually on your own,

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