When You're Visiting The City Of Joy, Do Not Miss This Heritage Graveyard On Park Street

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South Park Street Cemetery

Mallik Bazar, Kolkata
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52, Opp. Assembly Of God Church, Park Street, Mullick Bazaar, Kolkata

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What Makes It Awesome

One may feel that going to a cemetery is strange, but it is a sightseeing spot when you're coming to the city of joy. When I chanced upon this place, it was extremely calming. Situated right at the end of Park Street, right opposite the Assembly of God Church School, this place is tucked away from the crowded street and is home to a number of graves of Britishers from 1767 to 1790. It is, in fact, a Kolkata heritage site. This iconic graveyard is a photographer's paradise with great inspiration to take, be it from the shape of the graves, the grand size of them, or the closeness to nature.

What Could Be Better?

Though this place is the most serene place in Kolkata, it is also known to be one of the most haunted. This isn't everyone's cup of tea, it wasn't mine for a while. Speaking from experience, prepare yourself before going, the motivation comes in the form of the beautiful pictures that people have taken over the years.

What's My Pro Tip?

This place is not so much a cemetery as it is an actual tourist destination, with an entry ticket of about INR 10. It is strictly prohibited to enter the place after 5pm {one would wonder why}.

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South Park Street Cemetery

Mallik Bazar, Kolkata
4.4

52, Opp. Assembly Of God Church, Park Street, Mullick Bazaar, Kolkata

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