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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  • Very peaceful place, historical cemetery, '' Charles the Caretaker '' actually he is the man, one of the Best caretaker i ever seen. very informative with very good English. he has worked here for 20 ...  more »
  • This is a small cemetery located behind the Dalada Maligawa in the heart of Kandy. There's a small road going up & to the right. The road ends at the cemetery. Please be aware that there are many monk...  more »
  • We went here on a Poya day as the temple area was heaving with people. The cemetery is tucked away so is an oasis of calm filled with fascinating colonial history and a huge troop of Langur monkeys! W...  more »

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