South Park Street Cemetery

Cemetery in Kolkata

Active from 1767 to about 1840, this historic cemetery remains a wonderful oasis of calm, featuring surreal mossy Raj-era graves from rotundas to soaring pyramids, all jostling for space in a lightly manicured jungle. Apart from their sculptural beauty, some of the crumbling graves here house mortal remains of eminent citizens from Kolkata's colonial era, including academic Henry Derozio, scholar William Jones and eminent botanist Robert Kyd. Entry is from the north gate on Park St, and photography is allowed.