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South Park Street Cemetery

Address: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks

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Havelock, North Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

If you enjoy strolling through old graveyards this ones top notch. Buried here under huge monuments are sea captains, soldiers, British Raj officials, their wives and sadly, their children.

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Padua, Italy
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500 helpful votes 500 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This cemetery has to be the most fascinating cemetary I have ever visited in my life. Now dont get me wrong its not been kept well , and over the years a lot of the monuments have become a decrepid mess , but the whole aura of the place is just fascinating. The mausoleums are mostly grand affairs , testament... More 

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Cambridge, UK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Maybe it isn't always like it but when I went to the cemetery it was empty, at least of living people. The men on the gate were helpful and directed me to the tomb I wanted to see. It was all gloriously well looked after , lush, private and the monuments were grand. Avenue after avenue of mossy magnificence. This... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

First of all let me give a list of the notable gentry lying here and some details of the place: Established 1767 Location Park Street, Kolkata Country India Style The tombs are an admixture of the Gothic with a rich flavour of the Indo-Saracenic style. Of the latter, mention may be made of an unique and composite brick structure built... More 

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West Bengal, India
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

it is the most beutiful shoping pplace in india,here see the all type of goods and maximum persone is visit at this location.

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Munich, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

If anyone knows Calcutta,is well aware of it's ear piercing noise and the taxi walas' ex-caliber on the narrow roads. But when you enter into this cemetery, it's like that the world outside has muted itself.Try to visit in the evening just before closing hours(6 pm) for best experience.

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Adelaide, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Amongst the frentic pace of Kolcata this was a little oasis of calm. The historical aspect of the cemetary was fascinating and to be able to wander under the trees and with the amazing headstones to read was almost a meditation experience.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
58 attraction reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The cemetery is an oasis of calm with a rich collection of memorials in a variety of styles. Most are in good condition with legible inscriptions, and a leaflet is offered which indicates some of the most interesting memorials. The site is picturesque but also gives the flavour of the colonists from a variety of professions who lived in the... More 

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

To fully appreciate this place you really need to understand a little of the background of the East India Company and the British in India. A strange piece of the past with grand, but some decaying, mausoleums but definitely worth an hour or so visit. Check out how young a lot of the people were when they died and think... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was my forth visit to the Cemetery. Was still able to find it very very interesting. A friend I was with found her uncles grave, thanks to the caretakers of the place. So many died very young in 18th century, very sad indeed to read what they had died off. Huge tomb stones. There's a nice little book of... More 

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