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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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  • This is not a must-see in the list of visitors to Kolkata or even probably for people staying in Kolkata. If one is interested to spend some time travelling back in time or is interested in photograph...  more »
  • Perfect for peace lovers this tourist attraction is full of greenery amidst the city of Kolkata! A lovey place full of positive energy to enjoy calmness and peace. Friends can visit as well. Take beau...  more »
  • There is a place at the backside where you can get a glimpse of the graves of the Martyrs from the British era. It's a nice place to just roam and experience the peaceful nature.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.