South Park Street CemeteryCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: 184, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Park Street area, Kolkata, West Bengal 700017, India
- Timings: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Cemetery, Family And Kids
The Park Street Cemetery was one of the earliest non-church cemeteries in the world, and probably the largest Christian cemetery outside Europe and America in the 19th century. Opened in 1767 on what was previously a marshy area, the cemetery was in use until about 1830 and is now a heritage site, protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). A quaint place to sit and chat, the cemetery offers nature and peace at its quietest. You can stroll around and see tombs dating hundreds of years back and wonder how the lives of these people must have been.
- Do not cause harm to the tombs.
- Do not litter.
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73.54% of people who visit Kolkata include South Park Street Cemetery in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
61.88% of people start their South Park Street Cemetery visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see South Park Street Cemetery
91.11% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting South Park Street Cemetery
Worn after 250 years but still memorable... the inscriptions alone remind us of what is eternally valued: faith, family and friends. Notable for a dearth of Christian symbols and elaborate, brick monuments stuccoed against the monsoon. Solid proof that zinc inscriptions endure and others weather. Back grounds need some work to clear trash and grass but, overall, tended.
The Park Street Cemetery was one of the earliest non-church cemeteries in the world, and probably the largest Christian cemetery outside Europe and America in the 19th century. Opened in 1767 on what was previously a marshy area, the cemetery was in use until about 1830 and is now a heritage site, protected by the Archaeological Survey of India The cemetery was opened to relieve the pressure on the old burial ground in the heart of the city. The road leading to the cemetery came to be known as the Burial Ground Road but was subsequently renamed Park Street after the park around Vansittart's garden house. By the year 1785 the burial ground had been extended on the northern side of Park Street and by 1840 a vast new cemetery was opened to the east of the Lower Circular Road. The Europeans started to disuse it in the year 1790. It has been confirmed by a marble plaque at the gate which reads "South Park Street, Opened:1767, Closed:1790".
It's really a nice place. As I don't like crowded places, I always spend some alone time in this cemetery. Good environment. Peaceful place.
Calm and cool place .one can surely smell a historical breathe there.Entry fees is rs 20 and u will have permission for only 2hrs to spend there.
You will surely surprised when you visit this place,you feel that you will back in 17 AD with a time machine.Must see place in Kolkata if you love history...