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Address: Kolkata (Calcutta), India

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This is a calm oasis from busy streets of Kolkata. It's touching to read the epitaphs to the young English men, women and children who died in the service of the Raj, often... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Melbourne, Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This is a calm oasis from busy streets of Kolkata. It's touching to read the epitaphs to the young English men, women and children who died in the service of the Raj, often victims to viruses and illnesses during their first year of service in India. Make sure you understand the hours of opening and closing: we arrived one Monday... More 

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Detroit, MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I wandered through here one afternoon on a whim. It's a very old cemetery built by the British and contains the graves of numerous notable British and some Indian historical figures. The grave markers can be quite spectacular.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This cemetery is a poignant reminder of the early deaths of so many empire builders in India. They suffered just as the empire made India suffer. May none of this ever happen again. But many thanks to the trustees for keeping it open.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Here I came from Varanasi where Hindu's are calmly burnt and their ashes brushed into the Ganges. With death comes an absence of requirement to leave a trace. The life led is the legacy. Then moments later I am in Kolkata. Shrines bigger than the average Indian abode for the living have been dedicated to 6 month old babies who... More 

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Indore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

its a sad palce to visit but that the dcycle of life and everyone has to go there.but revlieves mind of pain shouild god go there

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

If you are in absolute love with tranquility then this is the place for you, while walking you can even listen to the crushing sound of the autumnal leaves... that is something cannot be expressed in words. one can be moved by its solitude & the remembrance from History.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Fascinating place to visit in a busy city. Full of history of 19th British presence. Booklet available for a small cost from the friendly old man at the entrance which helps locate the most interesting graves.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a unique, peacefull and nice British cemetery in the middle of the city. Once you're there, you forget for a moment where you are. Enjoy the nature, the silence and ruines. It's close to St-Paul's cathedral! It's a non-touristic must seen spot in Kolkata!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

When I was told to go here I really wasn't expecting much, thinking it just another standard cemetery. But I thought this place was fantastic. A real throw back into history. I throughly enjoyed walking round this beautiful, grand, enchanting and haunting place. It really is special. But at the same time so sad to read all the tomb stones... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Very unique. A tranquil spot in the middle of noisy, dusty Kolkata. Take the time to read about the cemetery, which has a fascinating backstory.

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