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Stroll through Kandy Garrison Cemetery for a unique perspective on early colonial life in Sri Lanka. The cemetery houses British nationals from the early colonial period, where tombstones reveal the various struggles of those times. Many perished from tropical diseases, but you'll also happen across more exotic causes of demise, including elephant trampling. A single caretaker painstakingly maintains the grounds, and is more than happy to offer an informative tour. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kandy trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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Kandy Garrison Cemetery Reviews
Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area, it was interesting to hear about the British Colonial past. It is worth doing the tour as it only costs a small donation towards the upkeep. more »
A beautiful and peaceful cemetery brimming with history. The caretaker kindly takes the time to explain to you the interesting lives and (often unexpected) deaths of the people who were buried here. T... more »
Visited this secluded little cemetery where Harsha the attendant relayed some sad but most interesting stories of those buried there. He had such a wealth of knowledge and made the stories of the people come to life. There is a tiny picture museum to see as well. Pleased we did not miss this from out itinerary well worth a visit.
It is a old cemetery was opened in 1822 and closed in 1870. Anybody can visit their between 8am to 6pm.its behind the kandy national museum.The caretaker Mr.Charles is a very kind person and he knows every stories behind the tombs.There are some tombs of the memorable people from the colonial era.
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