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“What a place to be buried in!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of South Park Street Cemetery

South Park Street Cemetery
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Private Full-Day Kolkata Tour
Ranked #9 of 203 things to do in Kolkata
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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“What a place to be buried in!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

A bit hard to find (just walk along the Park Street from the subway station and it will appear on the right hand side after some 15-20 minutes of walking).

Also be prepared to sign up at the entrance (don't ask me what was that for).

Yet unbelievable atmosphere, rich vegetation and wonderful tombs.

If you must die in Kolkata, make sure to be buried here.

Visited January 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Sublime and Thought Provoking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

Confession: I love cemeteries. And this is one of the better ones. It's creepy and decaying but easy to walk around. The monuments are over wrought. There's lots of history. Lots of green. Lots of space. Hats off to the folks that are behind reclaiming the cemetery from the urban jungle. Practical tip: there is a lovely guide booklet inside the office just as you enter for 100 rupees. Didn't know until we leaving. :-( Bought it anyways. Photo tip: at the very back there's a marvelous, new, glass cantilevered building that stands just behind the cemetery wall. Quite unusual juxtaposition of 1800's tombstones in front of the glass!

Visited February 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 445 helpful votes
“Looks like haunted graveyard from horrors!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

I totally agree, this is not ordinary cemetery. It looks like haunted graveyard you could see in old horror movies. During the day it's fine, but I was accompanied by a feeling that I'm not alone there. Only two of us visitors, crows and ghosts. But I have to admit, it wasn't scary or something likes that - just weird.

All graves, pyramids, obelisks and huge (probably very expensive) tombs shows "the Imperial power" (and waste of money). Take your time and read some epitaphs - that's like journey in time.

Visited October 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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“Peaceful historic Site”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Every time I go to Kolkata I ensure that I visit this cemetery. It is so historic that it is easy to lose oneself and spend a couple of hours examining the monuments. There is an unusual one to a lady who died from a surfeit of pineeapples. Huge obelisks soar. As this is not a working cemetery it retains its historic ambience and is a microcosm of the early days of the British presence.

Visited February 2012
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“This is No Ordinary graveyard”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

At the South Park Street Cemetery many a famous personality can be located. Worth a visit.

Visited October 2011
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