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Address: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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A lovely place to wander

Stepping into South Park Street Cemetery is like stepping back in time--the lanes that wind through the tombs are quiet at well-kept, and lead you meandering through a little... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 March 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Stepping into South Park Street Cemetery is like stepping back in time--the lanes that wind through the tombs are quiet at well-kept, and lead you meandering through a little piece of Kolkata history.

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North Yorkshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

Indu from Lets Meet Up Tours took us here. It was very interesting and moving to read the tombstones of all those people who lived there in the days of the Raj.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

If you are familiar with Victorian cemeteries in Britain you will find this familiar and at the same time different (palms & tropical flowers). It is an old cemetery with plenty of massive tombs and mausoleums and it gives a very good idea of British life in the Empire. Mostly well maintained and very popular with local schools (during my... More 

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Torquay, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

When you go in there is an office on the right where you can buy a small booklet which was most is most interesting.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

An interesting wander through history. Very large and imposing tombs to people of a by gone era. Some parts are overgrown and unkept. An interesting way to spend an hour or two in relative peace.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Wander through the British era in this peaceful place of rest and wonder at the strange and immense resting places of famous people.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

We had decided to visit after reading about in in a guide book and then even more so after my partner read a book about the history of the area and someone who actually died in Afghanistan in the 17/18 Century and was brought to this cemetery to be buried. Some of the gravestones have been restored and more need... More 

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Nantes, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

The contrast between the massive tombstones and the unkept parts of this cemetery right in the heart of town makes one realize the momentous changes since the beginings of Kolkata. More strange than moving but one should not miss it.

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Here in lies the remains of great men of the East India company.. the graveyard.... Old monuments.... Could have been promoted as a tourist destination for history folks. Not well maintained... Still worth a visit to look back on the bygone days if British era in India.

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Treviso, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

I recommended to visit this cemetery full of story. Many funerary monument made by british. Peace and quiet.

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