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Kandy Garrison Cemetery, Kandy

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Cemetery Tourist Spot
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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  • Right next to the temple of the tooth but a bit difficult to find. The cemetery is a good reflection about the tough life in this area during 19th century. Almost all British colonists here died at yo...  more »
  • This is a well tended graveyard looked after by caretaker Charles. We bumped into him and he kindly walked with us and told us interesting stories about the British people who died in Kandy and were b...  more »
  • We visited here with some friends as part of our tour of Kandy. It is a very interesting and sad place with just a few gravestones but of people who had were survivors at the Battle of Waterloo in the...  more »

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Sleep easily on any budget in and around Kandy, where affordable hostels for backpackers abound, and luxury hotels and resorts offer every comfort. Some of the best places to stay in Kandy are the many guesthouses and bed and breakfasts, where local hosts welcome visitors with warmth and, often, home-cooked food. Those with deeper pockets can explore the boutique hotels situated in masterpieces of colonial-era architecture, where plenty of charm and service complement the hilltop location.
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