Dutch Cemetery60 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 06:30 pm]
- Address: Dutch Cemetery Rd, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682001, India
- Timings: 07:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Cemetery, Family And Kids
Behind an unassuming looking gate near Fort Kochi beach is this unexpected attraction. Buried in the cemetery are 104 Dutch merchants and soldiers from centuries ago. It is a dilapidated looking place, and the cenotaphs and tombs made from granite and red laterite have not aged well. The gates are usually locked, but there are two ways to enter. Either you might spot the caretaker and be lucky enough to be allowed in, or you could arrange for a visit by asking at the St. Francis church.
Dutch Cemetery Travel Tips
- Permission is required from St. Francis Church authorities to visit this place.
Entrance Ticket Details For Dutch Cemetery
- Entry is free.
How to Reach Dutch Cemetery
- Fort Kochi Bus Terminal
- Kunnumpuram Bus Stop
- Drive, or take a rickshaw or a taxi.
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0.82% of people who visit Kochi include Dutch Cemetery in their plan
25% of people start their Dutch Cemetery visit around 4 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Dutch Cemetery
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dutch Cemetery
Dutch Cemetery Reviews & Ratings
To be frank, it looks like a park. A well maintained tourist attraction. It would have been amazing if an entry is permitted, but sadly all I could do is take a photo from the outside
Walking down the street I found the gate locked. Oldest cemetery in the country and there's barely any upkeep.. overrun with weeds..graffiti on walls. Pity how we do so little to preserve historical sites and monuments.
While this place seems interesting to visit, it must be noted that access is now restricted. So do not waste your time in visiting the place if you wish to enter and explore, as it is not allowed. You can only see the place from outside, and honestly there is nothing much to see.
Situated near Fort Kochi beach. It is 27 km from Nedumbassery airport. There are more than 100 of tombs there, but remarkable thing is no cross can be seen on the tomb. This 295 years old cemetery is considered as the oldest existing European cemetery in India. The cemetery is the resting place of many of the European governors, military officers, merchants, gents and ladies who died in Kochi. Many of the tombs are made of granite and red laterite. But entry to this cemetery is restricted to visitors. This historic monument is not under Archaeological Survey of India. The cemetery is now the property of Church of South India trust association. A record of all the people buried here is maintained by The St. Francis C.S.I Church.
This was built on 17th century and one of the oldest Dutch cemetery in India. This was built in Dutch architecture style. The cemetery consists of tombs of hundreds of Dutch and British nationalities on old times. Its closed most of the times.