We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
A hidden gem

Wandered round this fascinating cemetery with the caretaker's nephew, who explained who was buried... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sydney, Australia
A well kept memorial

This small Memorial to those who paid the untimate price for freedom. Pay your respects and move on.

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sydney, Australia
Read all 490 reviews
All photos (185)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“prince charles”(33 reviews)
“buried here”(28 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
| Adjacent to the Temple of the Tooth, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Kandy
from US$ 56.00
More Info
from US$ 42.00
More Info
from US$ 64.00
More Info
Reviews (490)
Filter reviews
439 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews prince charles buried here colonial history interesting graves died young tiny museum final resting place sri lanka british empire his knowledge colonial times small donation guided tour interesting place peaceful place tooth temple well worth the visit
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 439 reviews
Reviewed yesterday

Wandered round this fascinating cemetery with the caretaker's nephew, who explained who was buried there and what they died from. It was so interesting and he was very informative. Located very close to the Temple of the Tooth, and well worth visiting. So many young...More

Thank AngieNewZealand
Reviewed 3 days ago

This small Memorial to those who paid the untimate price for freedom. Pay your respects and move on.

Thank jrnewson
Reviewed 6 days ago

For a Brit abroad in Ceylon in the days of Empire there were such a lot of dangers around and the Kandy Garrison Cemetery introduces today's traveller to just how lucky they are. Cholera and Malaria are the big killers but there are people trampled...More

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rather than walk round the lake choking on diesel fumes and deafened by tuk-tuks the Garrison Cemetery up behind the temple is a historic haven of peace. The early colonial graves tell the stories of Waterloo veterans, babies, wives and planters struck down in the...More

Thank HughB54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Charles, who looks after the cemetery, is a treasure trove of facts about the cemetery and those buried there. His enthusiasm and pride made this one of the best and most memorable experiences in Kandy. The cemetery is also inhabited by a big family of...More

Thank GreatTimes99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having seen other reviews we made an effort to visit and we were not disappointed. We decided against the guided tour but the caretaker still popped over to give us some information as we walked around. He was, as others have said, extremely knowledgable and...More

Thank Abigail T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The caretaker is wonderful. He took us around the cemetery and told us the interesting stories of many of the people buried there. We watched 40+ monkeys playing too. A lovely half and hour break from the crowds!

Thank achidz
Reviewed 7 October 2018

An absolute gem in the heart of Kandy. Get the caretaker to give you a tour and hear about the visit of Prince Charles and his generous support of the restoration.

Thank Steve G
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

This is from the colonial era and specially for people from Britain and Scotland. The best part is the caretaker who takes you along the cemetery and share stories

Thank Umang A
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Hidden gem is not the cemetry really, but the caretaker. The man takes immense pride in his job and makes the whole thing interesting. Otherwise its just a graveyard like any other. He gives you private insights in to the men women and children who...More

Thank samiravithanage
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 73 nearby hotels
Hotel Thilanka
1,576 reviews
.36 km away
Nature Walk Resort
549 reviews
.37 km away
Hotel Suisse
1,346 reviews
.47 km away
Viyana Boutique Hotel
122 reviews
.49 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 220 nearby restaurants
Hipsters’s Hideout Lounge
83 reviews
.55 km away
Balaji Dosai
913 reviews
.53 km away
Slightly Chilled Lounge Bar (Bamboo Garden)
1,841 reviews
.34 km away
The Empire Cafe
1,362 reviews
.48 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 267 nearby attractions
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
10,350 reviews
.21 km away
World Buddhist Museum
227 reviews
.19 km away
Royal Palace of Kandy
203 reviews
.32 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
14 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Thilina G | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I am not very sure which is the British Military Garrison you are referring to. I guess it goes by the name of 'Commonwealth War Graves Commission'. If yes the distance would be 6.8km. Please find the location... More