South Park Street Cemetery
South Park Street Cemetery
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A Kundu
Kolkata (Calcutta), India48 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
I went with a friend who has a penchant for history. It was a eerie feeling to be among the dead buried for centuries. Among many, the tomb of Henry Luis Vivian D'Rozio is best preserved. It saddened me a lot to find many people had died at a tender age (of less than 30 / 40) mostly due to lack of medication.
Written 14 February 2020
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ems203
London, UK21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
My second time here. If you're interested in history it's certainly worth visiting. Personally, I also really enjoy the greener and peace within the cemetery.
Lastly, on both occasions the staff at the entrance have been helpful.
Written 29 December 2023
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Radhika M
Mumbai, India13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
I visited the Cemetery with my teenage kids. It was an unusual choice to spend an afternoon, yet well worth the time.

Would certainly recommend spending a few hours here.

You will find the usual canoodling couples and youngsters making insta reels. Ignore them.

Make sure to carry / use mosquito repellent.
Written 8 January 2024
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KennethEast
Chicago, IL180 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Reminded us of the Recolleta in Buenos Aires. A densely monumented remnant of the British Raj in Kolkata. Our guide pointed out a few notable monuments. But you visit more to get a general feel for the place rather than to track down famous tombstones. Not a long stop. A twenty-minute wander is probably more than enough for most people.
Written 31 January 2020
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Avishek Bose
Kolkata (Calcutta), India43 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
Kolkata the city of joy, the city runs around from day to night but if you want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the busy city life. Just stop-by at South Park Street Cemetery.
This Place is perfect "if you need a quite place to stop by and think about your something".
Written 16 April 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK185,717 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This is a historic cemetery containing the burial grounds and tombs of personalities from the colonial era. Some people might think it a bit morbid to visit graves. There are graves mainly of prominent members of the East India Company as well as other members of British society. As a historical site, the graves and tombs are all well kept, displaying excellent architectural examples from the British era.
Written 29 February 2024
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Manjusree N
Manjusree N
Nainital, India1,855 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Family
Reaching Kolkata i choose to visit my first spot at this cemetery which can be reached by public transport very easily,situated at Park Circus south Kolkata.It was opened on 25 August 1757.A large number of pyramids and obelisks stands their like Tomb of Sarah Rosalie Robinson,"Hindu" Stuart tomb,Sir William Jones Tomb Elizabeth Barwell tomb,Rose Aylmer's tomb, Henry Louis Vivian Derozio and many more, to enter the cemetery everyone has to register your name and address,at the end one has to write some remarks about this place and charity can be pay in box.
Visiting hours - 10 AM to 5 PM free of cost.Camera is not allowed.
Written 25 January 2016
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Dipeeta D Mukherjee
Kolkata (Calcutta), India270 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Family
I like visiting cemeteries and burial / cremation grounds primarily because I feel that life's immortal aspects can be realized during the time spent there. We fight for almost everything when we are alive, but what happens when we are not? The material concept of mine, me, us and ours are all immaterial when we are not breathing, right? The place is nice, but lacks proper maintenance and is little noisy.
Written 15 June 2015
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Tom W
Calcutta, India10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Solo
Too much time has passed for this to be a sad place. Rather, it's a reflection of a bygone era, a time we've all read about when the sahibs ruled a substantial part of the world and when Calcutta was the capital of the Empire's most prized possession. A time when opulence followed you to the grave, tomb or sepulchre, should you have lived under its umbrella. A time when commemoration of the departed involved epitaphs as hyperbolised as the monuments on which they are inscribed.

But it's not all about wealth and stature. As well as tombs of the great, such as Sir William Jones, a luminary of the Asiatic Society, who substantially enhanced understanding of the relationships between Indo-European languages, there are those of the less fortunate, such as Rose Aylmer, a member of the so-called Fishing Fleet comprised of young English ladies coming to India in search of a suitable husband. Soon after her arrival in India, the 20 year-old Miss Aylmer developed a particular fondness for pineapples. Within three months she was dead, after reportedly contracting cholera from a dodgy pineapple. Her tomb carries an obelisk that is carved spirally, just as a pineapple is carved for the table in India.

And then there are the tombs of those whose lives you can only imagine, like that of a retired army major who was said to have died from an "inordinate use of the hookah" (hookah is a pipe for smoking).

Above all, the cemetery has a resonance. It's a wonderful place to spend a quiet time wandering and wondering through history, through a time of other mores and values. Every visitor is likely to find something to appeal, be it the timbre of the place and its purpose, or for its purely historical value. Either way, you're not likely to forget it in a hurry.
Written 20 April 2015
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b0udhayan
Kolkata (Calcutta), India235 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2014 • Family
Anyone interested in the history of Kolkata's colonial past must visit this place. It will send chills down your spine if you can actually feel the magnanimity of the affairs. The time seems to stand still on its toes, apprehending a rewind.
Choose a winter day, preferably before lunch, pack a small camera to keep memoirs and capture the final abode of many legendary Historic figures. DO NOT CARRY SLRs, unless you have proper permission, you will end up entering the cemetery, leaving it at the gate and will find yourself clicking with your mobile cameras (thats what happened to me). Ordinary "point and shoot' cameras are allowed inside, but professional looking cameras are debarred.
Anyway, take your time in the graveyard and select your company carefully, as your friend who is not interested in such histories, may just find the outing dumb and get bored as well :)
Hope you guys enjoy the walk.
Written 11 December 2014
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