Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Sri Lanka  /  Central Province  /  Kandy  /  Historic Sites  /  Kandy Garrison Cemetery
Kandy Garrison Cemetery, Kandy
(4.3/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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.
map
Create a full Kandy itinerary

Plan your trip to Kandy

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Kandy by other users

4 days in Kandy & Anuradhapura BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA December, kids, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA February, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM QATAR January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SRI LANKA February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM IRELAND September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA February, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SPAIN December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM SPAIN December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is an interesting old cemetery to visit. If the caretaker is around he will happily show you gravessites and tell you the stories around them. He is an absolute gentleman and a wealth of knowledg...  more »
  • This place is underrated in guide books and by guides themselves. Mr Charles Carmichael the caretaker will take you on the most interesting tour of this small but well maintained cemetery. Full of fas...  more »
  • We were greeted on our arrival by "Charles", the custodian of the cemetery who was the most amazing knowledgable, informative, passionate gentleman. He showed us round the small and quite sad cemetery...  more »