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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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Bangkok, Thailand
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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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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

I loved strolling in this quiet luxuriant garden, reading the plaques and reflecting on the life of mostly young people. It is uncanny to see British monuments in the mist of a barely tamed jungle. Many students use the garden to meet and chat, it reminded me of my own student days with my friends in the Montmartre cemetery in... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Fantastic place very peaceful with amazing atmosphere. It is an old British cemetery overgrown by jungle. Very good place to relax from the city noise. Enter is free however you my be ask to contribute 100 rupees.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Folks in New Orleans have a pronounced interest in graveyards: CODs, we call them, Cities of the Dead. Some CODs are more moving than others, and the South Park Street Cemetery is surely one of the most poignant and suggestive. Well worth an hour or more of rambling and reflecting. The concentration of remarkable men and women who lie here... More

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Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This hidden oasis is wonderful.A fascinating history of the colonials who probably worked for the East India Company and died in India. A peaceful and emotive little oasis in the middle of muck and tall buildings it is an excellent place to wander around and read the headstones and imagine the stories of the families who are buried here.Quite beautiful

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