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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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89 reviews 89 reviews
44 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
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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95 reviews 95 reviews
33 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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