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South Park Street Cemetery

locationMallik Bazar

This Good Friday, Go On A Walk Though One Of Kolkata's Oldest Cemeteries

Raisa posted on 16 November

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The walk will let you explore the largest non-Church cemetery outside Anglo-American world in the 19th century!

What Is It?

Heritage Walks gives you a one-of-a-kind experience – go grave hunting! It’s not as spooky as it sounds. The event will take place in South Park Street cemetery which was the largest Christian burial ground in Asia or Africa until the early 20th century. As of now, the cemetery has about 1,600 graves of diverse architectural styles.

You’ll be given a chance to explore and connect the history of the cemetery. After getting a low down of the place, you’ll be given a map and after that you’re on your own.

You will identify different types of grave architecture. Learn about life and death in colonial Calcutta and the graves of its pioneering personalities, and know who the ‘most beautiful girl in Calcutta’ was in the late 18th century and a hair-raising mission of a British envoy to Tibet.

Who Is It For?

Are you one for adventure? Always looking for new and offbeat experiences? This fun activity is for you. Trust us, it’s the most fun history lesson you’ll ever have.

Why Should I Go?

Besides the fact that it’s awesome? The tour will be led by Dr. Tathagata Neogi. Not only does he have professional training and a PhD in archaeology, he is extremely passionate about Kolkata’s history and its rich cultural heritage. He’s also worked on {and led} interesting projects on documenting the heritage of West Bengal.

Anything Else?

Heritage Walks are doing some incredible work {including an upcoming documentary release!}. There are a bunch of walks and tours coming up throughout winter. Check out their Facebook page to keep yourself posted.

The event page for this walk has all the details you need.

When: March 30.

Time: 9AM to 10:30AM.

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South Park Street Cemetery

    Location Details
    locationMallik Bazar

    184, AJC Bose Road, Mullick Bazar, Park Street Area, Kolkata

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    South Park Street Cemetery

    locationMallik Bazar