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“Escape the people and humanity of the city”

South Park Street Cemetery
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$432.00*
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Private Full-Day Kolkata Tour
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

A great place to sit and think about life and the struggles of the British living in Kolkata. A cool, quiet spot to pass some time. But bring mesquito repellant.

Thank steadicamdaddy
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

This quiet oasis is a must see in Kolkata. The graves tell many stories of the Raj. It is now rather well maintained but after rain the paths can be perilously slippery. There is a very good booklet available for 100 rupees at the entrance, where the volunteer (I think) staff are very pleasant. The place can be difficult to find - taxi drivers have no idea where it is (but then Kolkata taxi drivers have no idea where anything is). Try to get to the road called Mother Teresa Sarani and then look out for the pink entrance buildings (next to a long, low, white public lavatory building).

Thank Wulfruna
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

The cemetary has anglicised versions of cenotaphs dating back to the 17th century. Not too many people around. From the outside, its a blink & miss spot, but on the inside its pretty big - some 800 odd tombs left out of the original number of around 2000. The incharge is a well-mannered & soft spoken man.

Thank U S
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Reviewed October 20, 2012

If your visiting Calcutta this is a must see location. So much history of the Raj and East Indian Company revealed on the headstones. I spent hours here looking around and reading the headstones. They reveal how hard life was here during previous centuries with no modern medication.

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Reviewed October 17, 2012

Located on the quiet side of the park street this wonderful cemetery has history and oldness written all over it. Memorials of famous people. And the place is so kept as to make you feel go back in time.

Thank Arka_Dutta
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