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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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Moscow, Russia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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96 reviews 96 reviews
27 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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