Tags : Cemetery
Timings : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Required : Less than 1 hour
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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South Park Street Cemetery is an 18th-century non-church cemetery, one of the earliest in the world. It is now a heritage site in Kolkata and maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India. Most of the tombs in the South Park Street Cemetery are aesthetically beautiful and very attractive. It, thus, has a unique charm that draws tourists in large numbers. Some tombs have a mysterious while some have a soothing vibe. One such tomb is grave number 363 which is the oldest and belongs to a woman who never wished to have her name revealed. The tomb architecture is mostly a mix of Gothic and Indo-Saracenic with miniature replicas on stone.
The cemetery was opened in 1767 on a marshland to take off some load of the old Burial Ground in Kolkata. The location has also been featured in several Bengali and Tollywood movies like Gorosthaney Sabdhan, which is a movie based on a novel written by Satyajit Ray. The cemetery is very well-maintained and has spacious pavilions lined with tall green trees and monuments for the dead. South Park Street Cemetery has a melancholic charm that cannot be missed. If one wishes to pay their respects or just explore this heritage site must visit the South Park Street Cemetery.