South Park Street Cemetery, Kolkata (Calcutta)

Wander through centuries of British colonial history at South Park Street Cemetery. The cemetery, built in 1767 and used through to 1830, served as a burial ground for the pioneers of the East India Company, who succumbed to unfamiliar tropical diseases. Wander along pathways and admire the crumbling columns and moss-covered mausoleums, built in gothic and Indo-Saracenic styles. Enjoy the peace and quiet at this now-recognised heritage site, and keep your eyes peeled for the oldest grave, which belongs to Mrs. S. Pearson (1768). Make South Park Street Cemetery a centerpiece of your Kolkata (Calcutta) vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kolkata (Calcutta) day trip planning website .
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  • Don't go out of your way to visit the South Park Street Cemetery unless you are really into cemeteries! The entrance can be a little tough to find, it is across from the Institute of Neuroscience. I w...  more »
  • This is an ancient cemetery dated back to 1700 centuries. It was closed around mid-1800 century. Nice and quite place to spend few hours, know the patterns of first inhabitants of Kolkata when it was ...  more »
  • Although this is mentioned in most guide books - it can be very easily missed - but do not do so - it is comparable to the great cemeteries in Paris and in Glasgow - the vast tombs are overwhelming as...  more »
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  • Awesome mind blowing perk. And I want to go there two days in a week. Finally I loved this perk.People don't want to go to the dump and have a picnic, they want to go out to a beautiful place and enjoy their day. And so I think our job is to try to take the environment, take what the good Lord has given us, and expand upon it or enhance it, without destroying it.
  • It's one of the burial grounds run under the auspicious team of Christian Burial Board, which runs seven cemeteries in Kolkata. Despite being a treasure trove of heritage, the cemetery hasn't been able to establish itself as a tourist destination. Shortage of funds apparently is one of the factors why this great place hasn't been maintained properly. Very recently, it celebrated it's 250 years with music and festivities.
  • The location of this place is on the famous & busy Park Street...It's ticketed and quite well-maintained (from a tourist point of view)... It was a serene and somewhat peaceful experience walking through this place...It's an old cemetery, so you expect to feel spooked or little fuzzy (it's supposed to be one of the most haunted places in India), but during the day, the illusion is broken by the many visitors, a few couples trying to steal some private time and the tall modern buildings on the horizon of this place... We kept reading many of the epitaphs, surprised to find that so many those buried here died very young...šŸ˜šŸ˜ There were even whole families buried together, some who died within a span of few months or years...There must be so many stories here to tell... There are a few tombs of note - the one of Hindoo Stuart (adorned with many Hindu deities) and Sir William Jones (probably the biggest tomb), the great philologist who "discovered" the link between Indian and European languages...
  • The Park Street Cemetery was one of the earliest non-church cemeteries in the world, and probably the largest Christian cemetery outsideĀ EuropeĀ andĀ AmericaĀ in the 19th century. Good for one time visit if you're around the area. Unique experience. Opens from 10am to 5pm Cost - 20 rupees per person Cost of camera- 50 rupees
  • Want a break from your busy life? Visit this cemetery. Derozio was buried there. After entering the cemetery you will feel the open air. You will have mental peace. I suggest if you want to go there, go alone otherwise choose your closest friend.

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