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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. 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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  • Immediate thoughts were we would spend a short time reading the headstones but after a few minutes we were joined by the Caretaker who then brought told the stories behind the gravestones. He was very...  more »
  • We were shown around the cemetery by the man that helps to maintain the cemetery and has been doing so for the past 20+ years. His knowledge of the history behind each person that is buried here is ex...  more »
  • British Era Cemetery. A must see in Kandy. Just about 5 km away from the city center. Just take a tuk tuk  more »