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South Park Street Cemetery

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

an atmospheric spot to (almost) escape the hustle & bustle of the city - its not possible to get away from the background soundtrack of horns & traffic, but worth 30 mins of your time if you are centrally located.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is the most spectacular cemetary I've been to, and quite tragic all those people that came out to India to make their fortune and were cut down often so young by disease. It's said if you made it past 3 monsoons you were doing well.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A wonderful quiet retreat in the heart of Kolkata. Well maintained cemetery with a fascinating glimpse into history of Kolkata and some of its residents. We visited in June so heat and humidity was extreme and we were plagued by Mosquitos so ensure you take some Tabard. Well worth a visit.

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Pondicherry, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Take a trip to this wonderful place and you will not be disappointed. The cemetery was the final resting place of the various brave seafarers, travellers like you and me from far off lands who came here with noble and ignoble aspirations. These graves really tell us a story, stories of tragic deaths of the young, of triumphant deaths in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Must visit attraction of Kolkata. Peaceful and green atmosphere.Beautiful architecture of bygone years.August has made it lush green. Peak into the inscriptions shows that most of them died young. Different size and shapes reflects the social stays of the time. Most humble and well behaved staff. Nice experience. Must visit. Will recommend.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It's a cemetery, a really old cemetery. Most of the people who are buried there worked for the British East India Company. Very old, somewhat mystic, a little eery, and very lush. It is worth going through, especially if you have a few days in the City of Joy.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Mr Biswas was amazing. He and his team tracked down where our relatives were buried and we would not have found them without him

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

So interesting to walk through this cemetery and see the people who lived in Kolkata in the early days

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Indonesia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It was lovely to dwell around the cemetery, in the shade. I found it a good place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a moment. The shrines are impressive to see as well.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This place is worth a quick peak if you have the time. Wander the area reading the inscriptions in the cool of this overgrown site makes you feel far away from the hustle and bustle of the city

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