Although a cemetery is quite a spooky choice for a tourist spot to visit on a weekend, but I assure you the place is not so bad.Some of the epitaphs on the tombs are very interesting to read indeed!This cemetery is now protected by the Archaeological Survey of India.The architecture of the tombs in this cemetery are a mix of Gothic and Indo- Saracenic style.
Established in 1767, South Park Street Cemetery is Kolkata's oldest burial ground and one of the earliest non-church cemeteries in the world. Some of the notable British officers, poets, teachers and diplomats rest here. It accommodates exemplary Gothic and Indo-Saracenic graves, that make it an architectural beauty and a photographer's delight. Visit here to observe hauntingly beautiful memoirs, epitaphs, imposing graves and spooky experiences.Owned by: Archaeological Survey of IndiaQuirky quotient: Home to more than 1600 tombs, it is is considered one of the most haunted cemeteries in India. Many have experienced extreme dizziness, weird images and a general eerie feeling after visiting this cemetery. Would you dare visit?
Entry fee was 20 without and 50 with camera. Cemetery covered a large area with tombs of mostly British people. They were built good but most were damaged by roots of big trees there. Each tomb had writings describing the person lying there. It was a different experience. After cemetery one of our friend left to bangalore and 2 of us were left. We decided to visit St Paul's cathedral
The church was an entirely unique gothic church in Kolkata! After the church, we went to South Park Street Cemetery. The cemetery sent chills down my spine as it was absolutely one of its kind and incited numerous mixed emotions of awe and sadness. We then went to ' Govinda's' (ISKCON Temple's restaurant) for lunch. The sattvik food there was very delicious (although I could not each much due to my poor health). We went for a quick stroll post lunch to Victoria's Square Park opposite ISKCON temple. To our surprise, we saw monkeys, ducks, and rabbits! We sat down for a while and looked back at the entire trip and summarized our experiences briefly. After that, we went inside the ISKCON temple and after the evening 'Aarti' I went back to my PG, packed my bag, and left for the station.
As I left the city with mixed emotions and experiences, I just had one word to bid adieu to the city of contrast, 'Aashchi' (I'll be back).This post was originally published on Nivedita's Blog.
After satiating my desire to meditate in Dakshineshwar Temple, we headed to Kalighat Temple which was highly overcrowded because of it being a Sunday! However, a glimpse of Ma Kali made me forget about the struggle to reach within her aura! As we were heading towards ' Krishna Sweets' on Ashutosh Mukherjee Road, we witnessed the vintage car rally! I felt super lucky and stopped by the signal to catch a glimpse of the awesome vintage cars! After the rally, we ate 'Kachori & Aloo Sabzi' and 'Baked Sandesh' and headed towards St. Paul's Church.