Kandy Garrison Cemetery, Kandy

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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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  • A well kept cemetary honouring the memory of fall veterand and being an ex forces veteran of several campaigns, it was very soul searching for me reminding me of my fallen colleagues 
    A well kept cemetary honouring the memory of fall veterand and being an ex forces veteran of several campaigns, it was very soul searching for me reminding me of my fallen colleagues  more »
  • Went to the cemetery yesterday 10-01-2022 around 1650 caretaker has locked the gate & left without no prior notice when the timings says open until 6pm very disappointed as we came a long way to see.....  more
    Went to the cemetery yesterday 10-01-2022 around 1650 caretaker has locked the gate & left without no prior notice when the timings says open until 6pm very disappointed as we came a long way to see.....  more »
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  • Absolutely fascinating place, throwing you back to 19th century. Cemetery keeper is extremely nice guy who can tell a bunch of interesting stories. You have to consider visiting a little museum at keeper’s house as well
  • Definitely a must-stop on your Kandy trip. It was interesting to hear the stories from the Cemetery keeper and imagine about the past.

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