Kerala , Cochin ( Kochi ), Alleppey ( Alappuzha ), Quilon (Kollam )

The Dutch Cemetery, Cochin ( Kochi )

In Fort Cochin, there were many buildings to see and also two large Churches, the Santa Cruz Cathedral ( Roman Catholic Photographs on separate page) and St. Francis Church (Protestant CSI - Church of South India ), where there is a Church there must be a Cemetery, and so one finds the Dutch Cemetery that is supposedly to be maintained by the CSI, but is very badly kept. It reminded me very much of the Agram Cemetery of Bangalore with the same grave styling, and which Admiral OS Dawson and myself were interviewed on Star TV News (NDTV) on 14th December 1998. The photographs will show you the present state of the Dutch Cemetery. There is no information available on this Cemetery, although it is of historical importance having many a famous person buried there. Most of the grave name stones have been removed, but the few that are there are in fairly good condition, but because of the overgrowth of plants and shrubs, it was not encouraging to venture too much into the foilage. I hope someone documents this cemetery for the world to remember. There is also an old Cemetery in Tangasseri and also in Allappey.

How the cemetery looked earlier, clean and accessable

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