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). 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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  • South Park Street Cemetery is a must-visit in Kolkata. The tall graves, shady trees and the relative quietness form the bustles of the city makes it a great place to visit for a leisurely stroll... 
    South Park Street Cemetery is a must-visit in Kolkata. The tall graves, shady trees and the relative quietness form the bustles of the city makes it a great place to visit for a leisurely stroll...  more »
  • This was my third visit here. The graves are so interesting so make time to read a lot of head stones. They have their own nursery inside now and are producing heaps of colourful plants. They have a.....  more
    This was my third visit here. The graves are so interesting so make time to read a lot of head stones. They have their own nursery inside now and are producing heaps of colourful plants. They have a.....  more »
  • This is worth visiting. The guidebook is brilliantly written and you can feel history as you wander around 
    This is worth visiting. The guidebook is brilliantly written and you can feel history as you wander around  more »
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  • South Park Street Cemetery is one of the oldest in India as well as in Calcutta. It is a Heritage site, opened in the year of 1767 and closed in the year 1790. Later on different Plaques had been set up from different places. The place has been more or less maintained, big trees are all over the place. Very quiet atmosphere with a bit different feelings. Gate is open at 10 am every day and It closes at 5 pm. Entry fee is Rs. 20 and with camera is Rs. 50. South Park Street Cemetery is a Christian burial ground. Many famous personalities buried here like Henry Louis Vivian Derozio, Sir William Jones, James Hindu Stuart and many more.....
  • It was a beautiful atmosphere and so peaceful. The front desk was very helpful in finding a few graves. Though I think it can properly maintained even more .
  • One of Oldest cemetery i have visited. Fee of the graves are of 17th century. Its nice to visit this. But in rainy season not good. Most of the roads have mud or eater storage, very slippery. Nice place for some conceptual photoshoots.
  • I liked it overall. Some tombs are peacefull, some are somewhat gave the feeling, move quickly from here. Especially near the exit gate, which is closed, no crowd, bad smell, and feels something not good. I would suggest go in a group or where there are some people. After all more than 200 years old graveyard, I hope you understand. Exit within 2 hrs. Its a rule. Good luck.
  • Its a historical place. Usually very calm and quite atmosphere inside... Its a good place to go alone and think quietly.

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