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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.
South Park Street Cemetery reviews
South Park Street Cemetery is a must-visit in Kolkata. The tall graves, shady trees and the relative quietness form the bustles of the city makes it a great place to visit for a leisurely stroll... more »
This was my third visit here. The graves are so interesting so make time to read a lot of head stones. They have their own nursery inside now and are producing heaps of colourful plants. They have a..... more »
South Park street cemetery is a very beautiful place. Quite small in area but it's worth watching. It's not at all crowded that's why it makes the place even more spooky place. People say it's haunted but it's not and thought this place is very quite, not Crowded still it's peaceful and beautiful. Best place for photography. It has its own parking. Single ticket is rupees 20 and with camera it's 50.Timings are from 11.00am to 5.00 PM.
The cemetery remains open on all days between 10:00 a.m and 5:00 p.m. Entry fee is Rs 20.You must retain your ticket till you leave. Alcoholic drinks and Narcotics are forbidden. Spot fine for violation is Rs 500.
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