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South Park Street Cemetery

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Thanks to the Times of India initiative, I was introduced to this serene,charismatic place as a part of the heritage walk. Do not mistake this to be a normal cemetery with row of tombstones; yes you do find them but just can't miss the grandeur of the place which was opened in 1767. Huge structures interspersed with equally regal fauna... More

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

You may wander why on earth cemetary should be an attraction. well for starters this is no ordinary cemetary. This houses the tomb of Job Charnock (Pardon the spelling),the discoverer of Kolkata(He called it Calcutta). Other than him you can find the tombs of many people who were buried here during the british era. Some tombs date back to the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Exuding with history and can just imagine the times back in those days. Can be abit emotional looknig at the numerous children's gravestones especially. Quiet escape from the noise of the Kolkata streets. Can combine with a trip to Mother's House just round the corner of the street as well.

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Mainz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Such a quiet, peaceful, and beautiful place in the middle of the city. We loved the atmosphere, the birds, the huge graves, everything. Definitely worth a visit. Try and talk to the staff, they are amazing people!

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Dortmund, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

The place almost borders on mystic with its old, forgotten graves and the tropic fauna overtaking the space. Buy a guide at the entrance and take an hour or so to explore this remainder of colonial times.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Surely one of the most b'ful cemetary one can come across.One can click pictures after getting permission but cannot share on social media platforms.Right in the heart of city and very few local people know about the wonderful heritage.Witness this legendary place while sitting there and soaking the silence.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Had planned to visit South Park Street Cemetery after I had read rave reviews on this very site. Getting there was not easy as the cabbie did not know the place but thanks to Google Maps, managed to reach the street. When I asked a few locals (supposedly), no one knew about it. Surprising! However there was a wall &... More

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

Spent time with the dead today at the Park St. Cemetery. This was my first visit to any cemetery and the one in Park St. was nothing like I expected...yet still, I loved it, perhaps better for failing my imagination. No whitewashed tombs, no flowers on graves; just overgrown grass, stone laden with algae and crow-droppings...centuries old tombs, the letters... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

Worth popping into this if you're in the Park Street area. It's a little window into the lives of those Brits who found themselves in Calcutta at the turn of the 19th century. You can get a real sense of the life expectancy (particularly of the wives) and some of the graves give a real historical narrative.

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