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Lothian Cemetery

Location: ½ Kilometer from Kashmiri Gate on Lothian Road, next to Kashmiri Gate General Post Office, Old Delhi.

Open: On all days

Admission: Free and open to all

How to Reach: Tourists can either take local buses from various points within the city to reach this monument, which is located near Kashmiri Gate, Inter State Bus Terminal in Old Delhi or they can hire auto-rickshaws and taxis or metro rail.

Preferred Timings: 10.00 am-5.00 pm

Video charges: Nil

Nearest Railway Station: Old Delhi Railway Station,

Nearest Metro Station:

Functional Metro Station: Kashmiri Gate

Distance from International Airport:

Time required for sightseeing: Approx 30 minutes

Located on Lothian Road near Kashmeri Gate on the northeast side of the railway bridge, Lothian cemetery is the first British cemetery of Delhi. The members of Delhi's Christian community were buried in this old cemetery from 1808 to 1867. The main feature of the cemetery is the imposing memorial in form of huge Celtic cross dedicated to the Europeans who were killed in Delhi during the first war of Indian Independence in 1857. The cemetery has many marked and unmarked graves, some of which have very elaborate tombstones. The marked graves are pre-war ones. Among them the most peculiar grave is of Thomas Dunnes, which is an eight-pillared building surmounted by a dome. Colonel James Skinner built this large red sandstone memorial in memory of his close friend.

The cemetery is in a dilapidated condition as many families reside within the cemetery and vandalism is rampant here. Earlier, the area was very peaceful and green until the British brought the railway line to Delhi.

Nearby Tourist Attractions

Kashmiri Gate, Dara Shikoh Library, St James Church, Lothian Cemetery, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Salimgarh Fort, St James Church and Rajghat.

Nearby Places to Eat

Karim Hotel, Ghantewala sweet shop, food stalls near Jama Masjid, Paranthewali gali, Natraj hotel, Chor Bizarre of Broadway Hotel, Daryaganj's Flora, Peshwari, Moti Mahal Restaurant, Worker's canteen of Inter-State Bus terminal and many roadside food stalls are there for refreshment.

Nearby Shopping Venues

Chandni Chowk (curios, souvenirs, silver and glass bead jewellery) Nai Sarak (books), Chor bazaar (electronic goods), Daryaganj book market (on Sunday) and Chatta Chowk in Red Fort (traditional and contemporary jewellery and handicrafts)

Last Updated On: 2011/07/01