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Address: Kolkata (Calcutta), India

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Colonial Cemetry

Worth a look. Grandiose monuments for not so grandiose people. Typical I presume of their self important in Colonial India

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Yorketown
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Worth a look. Grandiose monuments for not so grandiose people. Typical I presume of their self important in Colonial India

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Very much a relic of British India, these graves are all of colonisers from the 17th-19th century. These days it's all totally overgrown with mango trees and it's half cemetery, half urban forest. Lovely spot to sit or stoll in the shade during the summer heat, and watch locals pick mangos the old fashioned way!

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Vienna Region, Austria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

if you need an outtime in Kolkata you get it at this cemetery, you can wander between the old tombs, try to decipher the inscriptions or just enjoy the peace and quiet of the place - you will only meet a few tourists and maybe some locals if the Mango trees bear fruit I recommend to get the booklet at... More 

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Udaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A place of immense historic, deep religious and unbound environmental importance...a must visit in Kolkata!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I loved every minute of exploring the old tombs from the British colonial period of Kolkata. There was no one harassing the tourists, and it was very calm. It was fascinating reading the old inscriptions, and I'd even consider going back a second time before I leave the city.

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Howrah, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This age-old cemetery is not at all a haunting one. No creepy feelings and definitely no shivers down the spine. Instead, it is the perfect place to experience solitude among the dead. Take a walk underneath the shade of trees on a scorching, summer day. Take your time to pay respect before the tomb of William Jones, Derozio and Hindoo... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The huge obituaries and quietness of the place is sure to create an eeriness within you. It is not easy to let the feeling go if the place is not having any visitor during the deserted afternoons of the June-July months, the best situation could be the time of an approaching thunderstorm and one sitting inside on of those waiting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

You can feel the essence of 17th century here. Inside the cemetery, you can not here the noise of car even being located at the heart of the city. The Park Street Cemetery was one of the earliest non-church cemeteries in the world, and probably the largest Christian cemetery outside Europe and America in the 19th century. Notable tombs are... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This old cemetery is in the city center, on the busiest street, yet the atmosphere is very quiet. Walking among the tombs and the tall trees is a very refreshing experience and a nice escape from the crowds, the noise and the concrete. The entrance is free.

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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This cemetery is one of a kind! Many tombs are more than 200 years old and are of various shapes and sizes. You can also buy a small booklet for Rs.100 - it tells you about the history of this place and some of its peculiarities.

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