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Address: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Interesting and serene

A quiet corner of interest in the human maelstrom of Kolkata. Well maintained. Entry free, Tip gatekeeper.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A quiet corner of interest in the human maelstrom of Kolkata. Well maintained. Entry free, Tip gatekeeper.

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Entrance to the Cemetery is free and a visitor has to enter his name on the entrance registry as a security precaution. I was the lone visitor at 100 hrs and had read reviews of this cemetery being haunted. Yes i was also in search of a elusive spirit or ghost. After signing the "Visitor registry and entering the huge... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Quite a contrast to the constant Park Street buzz. The tall tombs are extremely old, and surrounded by trees, they make quite a pretty picture. Quiet and peaceful, the cemetery allows for a pleasant walk.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An atmospheric plot of mainly eighteenth century tombs. Very photogenic. Maybe too well looked after - could do with being left to grow old in its own way.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cemetery was very quite and fairly well kept. It had a good amount of information about it at the entrance. It is a free attraction. The tombs themselves were very impressive and resemble Roman tombs far more than traditional English ones.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Give this place a visit. Its an old cemetery where Britishers are buried. Has graves from the 17-18-19 century. Fairly well kept and not really spooky. The crypts are detailed and quite intact. Its free to enter and is a very quite spot within a very noisy city. As a side note its a favorite with daters.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is full of obelisks and pagodas. It is the earliest British cemetery in India built within a decade of Clive establishing a sense of British dominance in India after Plassey. This place is full of tombstones and memorial stones devoted to infants to elderly. However,it has no symbolism of Christianity. Near the entrance, the tombstones appear to be... More 

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one of the oldest places in Kolkata. Britishers from 18-19th century have been buried down there. It is not at all spooky. It has a mixed feeling of fresh and dump air. It is quite great to loiter down the paths of cemetery alone wondering the dead lie there peacefully.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A peaceful place to visit and walk around. The epitaphs tell stories of people from different walks of life. You get introduced to husbands and wives, loving moms and babies, children and their old parents who once lived here long long ago. Some stories are sad and some yet very reassuring. An experience of mixed feelings when you return.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I suppose in Kolkata it's worth taking a short stroll through here as part of a walk along Park Street. However, it pales in comparison with classic cemeteries in places such as Paris and London, which I enjoy visiting. Some interesting monuments here. A lot of colonialists dead from tropical diseases. It didn't dazzle me.

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