Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Things To Do In Kolkata Part 3 : Visit South Park Cemetery

The South Park Cemetery which is located off the busy Park Street is an interesting place to visit in Kolkata. Walking around this cemetery is like taking a walk through history as the tombs here are old and gothic displaying epitaphs of European men and women who once lived but died in a land far from their home.
 Established in 1767 and comprising about 1600 tombs, this cemetery is now a heritage site managed by The Association For The Preservation Of Historical Cemeteries In India. A donation is collected at the entrance and a booklet with a write-up of the cemetery is given in exchange.
The cemetery has numerous pathways set in the midst of abundant foliage and trees.
Among the interesting professions mentioned in the epitaphs are cattle breeders, jail keeper, silversmith, school teacher, architect, translator, surgeon, postmaster, etc.
The mausoleums and monuments built around the tomb comes in different sizes, shapes and designs.

Useful information :
Address: 65,Park Street, Mother Teresa Sarani, Taltala, Kolkata
Opening Hours: Everyday except Sundays 9am to 5pm

Our city tour also included a visit to other interesting places. Click to view
Things To Do In Kolkata Part 1: Take A City Tour
Things To Do In Kolkata Part 2: Visiting Queen Victoria Memorial Hall
Things To Do In Kolkata Part 4: Visiting Mother Teresa House
Things To Do In Kolkata Part 5: Visiting Science City
Things To Do In Kolkata Part 6: Tasting Kolkata Food
Things To Do In Kolkata: Find A Nice Hotel To Stay (Review of The Pride Hotel)

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