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“Historic graveyard” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of South Park Street Cemetery

South Park Street Cemetery
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US$ 432.00*
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Private Full-Day Kolkata Tour
Ranked #9 of 207 things to do in Kolkata
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
“Historic graveyard”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

This historic cemetery, built in 1767, is the final resting place of some great stalwarts of the past including Sir William Jones, Henry Derozio, Colin Mackenzie, amongst others is worth visiting, particularly in case you are interested in history since it was one of the earliest non-church cemeteries in the world, and the largest Christian cemetery outside Europe and America in the 19th century. Recently, a successful Bengali movie has brought this cemetery into public attention once again. I wished that the landscape of the cemetery and the historic tombs were better maintained.
Note: In case you are confused finding directions, don’t hesitate asking the local people. Kolkatans are more than eager to help you in case of need.

Visited December 2011
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“A trip back in time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2012

This is a tribute to the monumental egos of the days of the British raj (I am a Brit) but it was sad to see how young many were when they died. This place has a unique atmosphere and I hope it will be well maintained for posterity, Definitely worth a look.

Visited May 2012
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Pondicherry, India
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“A touching place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2012

The tombs are gorgeous and the epitaphs extremely moving, especially when we see that many very young people died one after the other in a family. But the marble on the tombs seem to have been vandalized, and it is such a pity. This place is very much worth a visit.

Visited February 2012
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Bengaluru, India
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“Fascinating piece of history.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

Located very centrally the cemetery is a valuable part of Kolkata's history. It feels like you have reached the British age of India. Silent and peaceful it is. The graves of many famous people like Sir William Jones and Derozio are present here.

Visited May 2011
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“Beautiful piece of history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

This was a wonderful escape from the chaos that is Kolkata. Its right at the corner of Park street and A.J.C Bose road. Not many people go there so most likely you will have the place to yourself. It was the most beautiful graveyard I have ever been to, I have traveled to Kolkata twice and made a point to visit it on my second trip.

Visited July 2011
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