South Park Cemetery, Kolkata

South Park Cemetery | One of the best places to visit in Kolkata

Location52, Park Street, Opp Assembly Of God Church, Kolkata, Kolkata (Map)
Entry Fee & TimingsSouth Park Cemetry is open from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm all days in week. No entry fee.
Place TypePark & Garden, Nature Sites and Parks
Place visit withFriends, Siblings, Youngsters
Best time to visitJanuary, February, March, April
Nearest MetroChandni Chowk Metro Station (2 KM) Esplanade Metro Station (2 KM) Park Street Metro Station (1 KM) Maidan Metro Station (1 KM) Rabindra Sadan Metro Station (1 KM) Netaji Bhavan Metro Station (2 KM) Sealdah Metro Station (2 KM) Mahakaran Metro Station (2 KM)

About South Park Cemetery

South Park Street Cemetery is located on Mother Teresa Sarani, Kolkata, India. Park Street Cemetery was one of the oldest non-church cemeteries in the world, first opened in 1767 in a swampy area, the cemetery was in use until about 1830 and is now a heritage site protected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The cemetery was opened to ease the pressure on the old cemetery in the heart of the city.

Architecture of South Park Cemetery

The tombs are a mix of Gothic and the rich flavour of the Indo-Saracenic style. Among the Indo-Saracenic tombs is a unique and composite brick structure built in the 'panchyatana' manner, with a central dome flanked by miniature replicas of Orissan 'rekha deul' on four sides.

Interesting facts about South Park Cemetery

  1. The cemetery is very well maintained and has huge pavilions adorned with tall green trees and monuments to the dead.
  2. Most of the tombs in South Park Street Cemetery are aesthetically beautiful and very attractive.
  3. The tall graves, shady trees and the relative quietness form the bustles of the city makes it a great place to visit for a leisurely stroll.
  4. You can spend a few hours here wandering this Beautiful & Peaceful place. Lots of history & stories to see Very interesting.
  5. It is one of the largest burial grounds and a heritage site in Kolkata and maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India.

How to reach South Park Cemetery

By road:- Buses and taxis/autos are the best modes of public transport to reach South Park Street Cemetery via Acharya Jagdish Chandra Bose Road or Mirza Ghalib Street.

By Railway:- South Park Street Cemetery is 2 km away from Sealdah railway station, you can take auto or taxi from here.

Nearby famous places

  • Hot Latin Thursday 4 minutes away
  • Gallery Kolkata 5 minutes away
  • Mona Pali 7 minutes away
  • Scottish Cemetery 7 minutes away
  • Sri Aurobindo Bhawan 10 minutes away
  • Quest Mall 20 minutes away
  • ISKCON Kolkata, Sri Sri Radha Govind Temple 16 minutes away
  • Birla Temple 21 minutes away
  • Ankur Kala 10 minutes away
  • Aakriti Art Gallery 11 minutes away
  • Park Street 24 minutes away

South Park Cemetery FAQs:

𝒜. It is located at 52, Park Street, Opp Assembly Of God Church, Kolkata, Kolkata.

𝒜. Entry fee and timings information of the South Park Cemetery: South Park Cemetry is open from 10:00 am to 05:00 pm all days in week. No entry fee..

𝒜. You should visit South Park Cemetery during January, February, March, April months for best experience.

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