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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  • This is just a park street which contains some natural beauty and it gives a certain pleasure when we visit this street. I went on morning to this park street. It is very peaceful.  more »
  • Beautiful location and so very peaceful. A peaceful oasis in the centre of the city. Many of the mausoleums have signs to say that they are endangered due to tree roots. Lovely location, straight out ...  more »
  • Not our usual thing to visit a cemetry on a trip to India but so pleased we did. How moving the peoples names so young. Seemed to be British who were part of East India Company and then succumbed no d...  more »
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  • The holy lanes between those graves are so much full of life that you will surely long for to walk again through them. The epitaphs, mausoleums are elements that marks the remains of an age left long behind and so the people. It also eloquently reminds us that we are so much alive in our blood and flesh and we must make it worthwhile to the fullest before going down that place where they now reside. It's a 'heavenly' place. If you want to enjoy solitude, just go alone or else take the dearest one with you and don't forget to mop-in every drop of truth, beauty and tranquility there.
  • It is a silent peaceful place and should be as all souls rest in peace. Greenery all around situated on the park street road and one negative point i would like to mention about it that the gatekeepers or security takes extra charges for camera that should not be done as it is not a tourist place. And if they charge camera it should be a reasonable rate.so my suggestion if anyone goes only for photoshoot he should take extra money for any kind of camera or else he/she can take any pic with cell for free. And many people go there for chit-chat time spend and play cards as well as seen by me.other than that timings well followed as written in the rules section.
  • 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...😏😏 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...

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