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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, Kolkata Overview

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.

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South Park Street Cemetery Haunted Stories

South Park Street Cemetery is said to have a haunting vibe which many claims to be true. Several visitors had some haunting experiences when they visited the cemetery. They explain the feeling to be eerily unusual and often claim to have seen images and experienced dizziness. Some tourists had captured unusual images in their photographs which couldn't be explained as they never saw anything like that when they clicked the pictures. Some visitors have also spoken about a feeling of breathlessness they have experienced in spite of being absolutely healthy. The cemetery has an unusual charm that is attractive as well as unsettling. Adventurous travellers may visit to experience this vibe and share their stories with the world.

How To Reach South Park Street Cemetery

Buses and taxis/autos are the best modes of public transport to reach South Park Street Cemetery via Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road or via Mirza Ghalib Street. One needs to get on to Surya Sen Road to get to Mahatma Gandhi Road. Travel ahead till Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose Road to Park Street in Mullick Bazar. South Park Street Cemetery is located in 52 Park Street, opposite Assembly of God Church.

If taking the Mirza Ghalib Street, take the Radha Nath Mullick Lane to get to BB Ganguly Street in Bowbazar. From here, take Nirmal Chandra Street and head towards Ganesh Chandra Avenue and Mirza Ghalib Street. Travel for a kilometre before taking a left turn to get on to Park Street. The cemetery is another kilometre from here.

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