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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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Type: Cemeteries, Cultural

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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

As an Englishman in my 3rd year living in India this was a must see on my trip to Kolkata. Word of advice, for Rs 100 you can purchase a small booklet at the gatehouse on the way in which will help you 'meet the people' buried around the cemetery. I had a great guide who was able to lead... More 

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Anyone interested in the history of Kolkata's colonial past must visit this place. It will send chills down your spine if you can actually feel the magnanimity of the affairs. The time seems to stand still on its toes, apprehending a rewind. Choose a winter day, preferably before lunch, pack a small camera to keep memoirs and capture the final... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A beautiful cemetery with elaborate, well maintained tombs. Many of the tombs have been restored. Reading the various plaques reminds one of the European contribution towards shaping Kolkata. There are a lot of benches to relax and enjoy the silence. Would recommend it to anyone who likes to visit places of historical importance.

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New Delhi, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

awesome place. thoroughly enjoyed it. the graves will take u bak in a different time. it makes one stop and think how people used to celebrate life & death 25 yrs ago...its a must visit in Kolkata

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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20 attraction reviews
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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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3 attraction reviews
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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 attraction reviews
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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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