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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  • October 5, 2017
    We actually came by chance (on foot) visit this atmospheric place, in the proximity of the Lake of Kandy. Beautiful remnant from the British colonial period.
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  • October 4, 2017
    We came for history and stayed for monkeys. So many monkeys. Peaceful and off the tourist main trek, just slightly.  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    Caretaker was great at telling us about the various tombstones and the people buried. He provided us with a small brochure of the cemetary that described what he had told us verbally.  more »

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