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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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  • a hidden sanctuary right at the heart of Park Street. It will take around an hour to walk around the entire graveyard. You can spend time exploring the graves, the lives of all the gone and departed i...  more »
  • A lush green oasis in the busy Mullick Bazar Area on the Park Street. The moment you cross the gate you are transported to another era. It was one of the earliest non-church cemeteries in the world, a...  more »
  • This was a very interesting cemetery in terms of the tombs and tombstones. Sadly some of the inscriptions have been eroded with the weather and lack of maintenance but a restoration and clean-up of th...  more »
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  • If you are searching for peace, you can find there. Spend some time there, talk to your soul, calm your mind. It is a leisure from the busy chaos life of the city. To seeing those history burried in the graves, its a great feeling. And you can take photos with your mobile phones only.
  • This old cemetery of kolkata gives you a splendid experience of british colonial kolkata. Timing is 10 to 4.30 pm. Must see graves- Derozio, William Jones, Hindu stuart. The oldest inscription is of 1768.
  • The Cemetery is must visit place among other attractions of Kolkata. It is at a walkable distance from Park Street Metro Station. The cemetery house a large number of tombs dating back to 1757. It will take you to some time period during Colonial rule. But most of the tombs are now in a bad condition. It is sad to watch such a nice place getting eroded due to lack of care.
  • Excellent place for photography buffs, as the place looks green and eerie/ominous during the rainy season. I visited this place for about 45 minutes and loved the experience, although one cannot take pictures with their camera (I wasnt allowed to take my camera bag in, had to deposit at counter for 20 rupees). A lot of epitaphs and tombstones in a variety of different styles- Islamic, Gothic, Victorian, Hindu Temples, Mausoleums are displayed, which make this place add to the value. Most of the tombs are from over 2 centuries old (1800 ish), which is an added plus.
  • Visited cemertery in the month of Feb.2016. Nice quite place to see the British graveyards to remember the history,photography not allowed,mentainance required immediately to prevent this haunted place.No entry fee timings 9 AM to 5 PM