South Park Street Cemetery, Kolkata (Calcutta)

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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). Use our Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary maker to arrange your visit to South Park Street Cemetery and other attractions in Kolkata (Calcutta).
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  • August 18, 2017
    With the graves of some of the most acknowledged Englishmen ruling the city during British rule, you can get awestruck by the structures beautifully preserved. Walk the pure calmness of the place as i...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    This is a humbling experience as you will be among numerous graves. Some graves are more than a century old and have ornate designs on the stones. Architecture is wonderful.  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    Place where one feels humbled at reflective at the sight of the tombs and epitaphs of the past...there are many names engraved in stone and marble by their loved ones who are now probably no more too....  more »
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  • July 5, 2017
    The place has a calm and serene ambience opposed to the bustling Park Street just beyond the gates of the cemetery. One will find him/herself surrounded by numerous trees and moss-covered, "endangered by roots" graves of mostly young English women and children dating back to the 14th century. Besides observing the geometry of differently shaped graves, there is nothing much to do. Also, the tickets cost ₹20 per indian person without camera and ₹50 with camera.
  • July 11, 2017
    I have been coming to this place for years. Maybe it's just the ambience, silence and peacefulness. A lot of history is buried here. This place used to be free, now there's an entry fee of Rs20 and Rs50 (with camera) for 2hrs. Notable tombs- William Jones and Henry Derozio.
  • June 25, 2017
    This is a well maintained cemetery. A very old place where you will find graves of William Jones and Henry Derozio. This place is not Free to enter - you need to pay Rs 20 and if you are carrying a camera the price is Rs 50 per head. This place is a must for photographers.
  • July 15, 2017
    This is one of the oldest British cemetery in kolkata. The place is very quite and silent. Very good place for small groups and persons who want loneliness.
  • July 8, 2017
    Its a nice place to witness the tombs of some of the most pooular characters from our History book. It needs a lot of maintenance, the restoration work is going quite slower than usual. The inter-connecting roads r pretty slippery and some even have trees growing over them so be careful while u r walking specially on a rainy day.

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