Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Dutch Cemetery, Pulicat

Dutch Cemetery, Pulicat
The Dutch Cemetery in Pulicat dating back to 16th century, near the market place is an interesting landmark of Dutch foot in pulicat, built in between 1606 to 1690 with 76 tombs and mausoleums. The beautifully carved tombstones with inscriptions in the Dutch language are said to have been carved in Holland and sent to India.

The sign board at the entrance says ‘the monument has been declared as National Importance and those cause damage to the monument shale be punished. The Dutch cemetery is protected by Archaeological survey of India.
Dutch Cemetery - Pulicat
The cemetery was locked by the time we visit, but the inner gate was opened and those who take risk could jump in. The two skeletons sculpture at each end of the entrance looks interesting with a designer arch inscribed in Dutch. The tombs and mausoleums inside the cemetery could be glanced almost look out from the compound wall.

History tells that the Dutch Fort Geldrian, which is opposite to the Cemetery, is the place from where Dutch trading with the East Indies.
Dutch Cemetery, Pulicat

6 comments:

Lakshmi said...

i missed going here when i went to pulicat last time...thanks jeevan for reminding me..lovely pics

cyclopseven said...

Nice pictures Jeevan. Looks like Pulicat holds some interesting tales. Thanks for sharing.

Preetilata【ツ】 said...

Beautiful moments framed by you.
how r u dear??

V Rakesh said...

Interesting piece of history! Good pictures!

Aravinthan said...

படங்களும், தகவல்களும் அருமை.

Unknown said...

Visited today with friends, we loved the nature like backwaters and grooves... we enjoyed our boating and the atmosphere available to spend a day... once you done with waters, you have a place to visit in pulicat, thats dutch cemetery, I was no clue about that history, thanks have found some news about it....