reviews about Dutch Cemetery

Hanu Channi-Tiwary
Hanu Channi-Tiwary
Historic
12 Nov 2014
The cemetery is close to 3 centuries old and many prominent Europeans have been laid to rest here. It is taken care of by the same church that houses the tomb of Vasco-Da-Gama. Nowadays, the cemetery is usually closed for visitors as many anti-social elements were spoiling the place. You can visit the cemetery by submitting a formal request for entry. Do note, however, that the church is flooded with requests from European tourists and chances are slim for it to be accepted. The tombstones do not bear the sign of a cross, which is the usual symbol on Christian graves.
Supriya Sehgal
Supriya Sehgal
The few remnants
30 Oct 2014
Another poignant reminder of the colonial presence, in the harbour town of Fort Kochi, is the Dutch Cemetery at the end of River Road. Now locked to keep curious intruders at bay, one can just peep over the gate and see the over 200 years old graves sprawled on a lush green ground. Many travellers interested in history make this a veritable stop on the Fort Kochi sightseeing circuit. If you are a history enthusiast, peer in through the rusted gates and spot the Dutch names on weathered tombstones.
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