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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  • I first visited the Park Street Cemetery back in 1979 - then in a dilapidated state. My last visit was 20 years ago. In many ways the cemetery is like walking into a living history book - a unique gli...  more »
  • Also known as The Great Cemetery of Asia - the resting place of two centuries' worth of worthies from the time of British India. Partially restored, but many of the epitaphs are difficult to read, whi...  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.

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