One of the oldest cemeteries of the city, Park Street Cemetery has several grand mausoleums and impressive memorials from the colonial period. Established in 1767, when the British were ruling India, it is one of the first non-church cemeteries in the world. It is spread across an area of eight acre and is bordered by brick walls. It houses an assortment of tablets, cenotaphs and epitaphs, along with around 1,600 tombs. The gravestones reflect an amalgamation of Indo-Saracenic and Gothic styles, while the sandstone tombs are built in square, rectangular and circular shapes. The tombs bear traces of European styles like Grecian urns, Romanesque cupolas, sarcophagi, pyramids, cairns and obelisks.

Located in Park Street, it was used for the burial of distinguished expatriates from Europe who had settled in Kolkata. Henry Louis Vivian Derozio, the initiator of the young Bengal movement; Sir William Jones, founder of the Asiatic Society of Kolkata and Michael Madhusudan Dutta, a well-known poet, are among the many who were buried here. It was formerly known as Burial Ground Road. Now, the cemetery is a heritage site preserved under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

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