Delhi 101: #24 They all rest in peace here – Nicholson’s Cemetery

The Nicholson’s Cemetery is one of the earliest British cemeteries in India, named after General John Nicholson who died in the Great Revolt of 1857. Tragically, he was mortally wounded soon after the British were declared victorious.

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The walls of this sizeable enclosure date back to the 1860s. The cemetery itself is decently well maintained in the memory of those who are no more. The entrance gate is shaped like a cross. While many who lie buried here are those killed in 1857, there are others too including small children. Spending a few hours walking around, reading the tombstones and epitaphs sure touches some emotional chords. It does not matter whose side your nationalist loyalties lie.

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Metro: Kashmere Gate, exit from gate 4. The cemetery is on the road leading from ISBT.

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