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Kandy Garrison Cemetery, Kandy

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Cemetery
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. Kandy Garrison Cemetery is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Kandy Edition.
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  • I came to see this place as my uncle, now 100 years old and doing well, was here during the second world war. Very moving experience.  more »
  • Look for the caretaker, Charles, and ask if he can show you around. Charles is like a piece of living, breathing history. He will proudly recount how he showed Prince Charles around and will highlight...  more »
  • If the caretaker is tending the cemetery say hello he will tell you some stories about the people in the graves and the history of the cemetery and how Prince Charles visited and gave some money to ha...  more »