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South Park Street Cemetery

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Address: Kolkata, India
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Peaceful and shady place.

Lots of large trees provide cool shaded paths to explore the Cemetery. The memorial stones were interesting to read, sometimes very sad as they marked the death of very young... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 April 2016
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Lots of large trees provide cool shaded paths to explore the Cemetery. The memorial stones were interesting to read, sometimes very sad as they marked the death of very young lives.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

And amazing for anyone interested in photography, vintage things, or art in general. The place is very beautiful, quiet and full of character. Paid my respects, read inscriptions on the stone, and had a good time taking pictures there. There were beautiful stone park benches scattered around the place. And it's not eerie or intimidating at all as I would... More 

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Kolkata, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

I went here from college on a hot afternoon. This place is so calm that it feels like a different world away from the bustling Park Street. Go there if you love history. Go there if you like a peaceful place. Go there if you want to see something different in busy Kolkata.

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Kolkata, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Has graves of war heroes (of local battles with vassals) lots of graves of first settlers and interesting glimpse of life as a white colonial ruler in a tropical world called India

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Kolkata, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

This is the place where I went for our first date with my husband. He was new to the city and just loved this place. The place is serene and beautiful which gives a glimpse of British India. The tombs are very old with touching inscriptions. A place very close to my heart, where I went a number of times... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

South Park Street Cemetery is a wonderful vestige of colonial Calcutta. Good reminder of the foibles of colonial Brits.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Nestled in the shade of old tress stand outstanding monuments as graves to the dead. These monuments have been erected back to 1767! I was surprised to see many of the larger monuments were for children. It was cool on a very hot day, the shade of the trees made for a nice place to escape the hot sun. This... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

The fact that the cemetery is no longer in use adds to its rather Gothic attraction. It is actually a lovely and peaceful spot in this bustling city. The graves of a number of historical figures are here, but one of the most moving points is to read how young some were when they died, or how soon after reaching... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

When I mentioned to friends, I wanted to visit this cemetery, they looked at me like I had gone beserk. It was a good thing then that everything I had originally planned to visit was closed, it being a Monday. So instead of heading back to my friend's place where I was staying, I decided to hit the cemetery instead.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

This is an integral part of the British history of this city. In a serene setting, huge tombs set out to impress. Walking through reading the inscriptions is a moving experience. It does not take lining 'to see' the cemetery but you can spend hours wandering and reading. Unique part of the cities history, the final resting place of the... More 

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