The South Park Street Cemetery is located in the heart of the city of Kolkata. Started in the year 1767 and closed in 1840, the cemetery used to have around 1600 tombs but now 1010 are still standing. “Calcutta”, now known as Kolkata city used to be the capital of the British undivided India till 1912. In the year 1947, British India gained freedom and the country got partitioned between India and Pakistan. The first British burial ground of Calcutta was St.John’s Church which is around 7 kms from South Park Street Cemetery. Due to tropical diseases, a rapid growth of death occurred in the British community and it results a crisis of burial space in the city. Reverend William Pary of St.John’s Church was given the work to search a new burial ground which should be outskirts of the city. South Park Street Cemetery was probably one of the earliest cemeteries which were not connected to a Church. It was also probably the largest Christian cemetery outside Europe and America in the 19th Century. The tombs are a mix of Gothic and a rich flavor of Indo-Saracenic style. The eight acres of land inside the cemetery stands still with the time of 1700 to 1800, nothing has been changed! One can hear the whisper of many British India officials, British military colonels, English women and many children inside the cemetery. Mother Teresa’s Tomb is just a kilometer away from South Park Street Cemetery and Park Street is officially named as Mother Teresa Sarani.
Amit started to work as a Guide and Fixer from December 2009 and his debut was for the “Empire” series by the BBC with Jeremy Paxman as presenter. He was also in front of camera for the Empire series with Paxman. He had worked with many guests and media personalities/companies like the BBCs, The Times, ProSieben – Germany, TVN Network – Poland, Helsingin Sanomat – Finnish newspaper, Gojira Band, TRT Network – Turkey and many more. Recently Amit worked as a Guide/Fixer in India with Steve Waugh – ex Australian Cricket Captain for “The Spirit of Cricket” book. He was lucky to work with Dominika Kulczyk, a billionaire Polish businesswoman and daughter of Jan Kulczyk, who was Poland’s richest man. From Poland he had also worked with Przemek Kossakowski. Amit worked in India with Joe Duplantier, lead vocalist of the world famous “Gojira” band, this band was nominated for the Grammy award in the year 2016.Amit was an actor in the Indian crime thriller TV serial “CID” which used to be telecasted in Sony Entertainment Television, India.
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Kolkata with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Kolkata. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
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27 March 2021
Enjoyed the tour - so many colours- so many people - it was all very full on. Amit managed to make his way around - with very informative comments on the vast quantities of different and sometimes unusual fruit and veg. He was - as ever - very engaging with his viewers. Only downside was it was hard for him to keep still enough for us to get good photos as it was so crowded!
23 March 2021
What a magical respite this hidden gem in Kolkata is! I look forward to more tours in this fascinating city!
23 March 2021
Interesting dates of the tombs. The tallest tomb was very clean and well kept. Amit was easy to understand.
Julie (Ottawa) 🇨🇦🇫🇷🌊 V.
23 March 2021
23 March 2021