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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
The Park Street cemetery was ceremonially declared open in 1767. It is one of the first non-church cemeteries in the world. It houses the tombs of distinguished expatriates who were once an integral p... more »
A wonderful peaceful spot among the colour and chaos of central Kolatta. Interesting too if the English Raj era history interests you with many graves of early English arrivals, most sadly young 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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