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“Extraordinary and sobering”

South Park Street Cemetery
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$432.00*
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Private Full-Day Kolkata Tour
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Chard, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Extraordinary and sobering”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

This necropolis of narrowly spaced tombs and obelisks is like nothing I have ever seen. It is sad to see how young most of the people entombed here were when they died - probably of malaria.

Visited February 2013
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boston
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Poignant”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Graves of young wives, "non-primogeniture" eligible children, etc.

I found the fact that it was "under maintained" made it all the more compelling.

Visited February 2013
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Sunshine Coast Qld
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Eerie but interesting”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

If you want to take a break from whatever you are doing in Kolkata, spend an hour here. It is cool and relaxing and intriguing to view the headstones of the (mainly) British inhabitants of yesterday.

Visited November 2012
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Tottenham London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Another bit of colonial history”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Another very interesting place in Kolkata, I'd suggest buying the guidebook to give you some idea of what you're looking at.

The tomb of 'Hindoo Stuart' is particularly notable as is his history.

It's a peaceful place to chill out too which is a 'nice to have' in Kolkata.

The attendants are friendly, knowledgeable and you're not hassled for tips etc, they just seem genuinely pleased to see you.

Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Victorian ruins...”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Some of the tombs are in really bad shape though their beauty is still evident.The people laid here are made real and alive from their epitaphs on ruined graves. The sadness lingers....

Visited November 2012
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