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Commonwealth War Cemetery

Lady Magdalene Drive, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Beautifully maintained but a trek to get there

We had our own rental car so getting there was not a problem but it took around half an hour. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
karen b
via mobile
Small but beautiful

There are around 200 buried consists mostly of British soldiers. It's a small place and you can... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ehsaanur R
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Formerly known as Pitakande Military Cemetery, it was acquired originally by the military authorities, and was subsequently taken over by the Commission as a permanent war cemetery. Kandy is in central Sri Lanka, 910 metres above sea-level. It is 121 kilometres north-east of Colombo, from which it is easily reached by road. From the Botanical Gardens at Peridenya, take the road to Kandy. Just past the gardens, take a left turning at the roadside direction sign, down Lady Magdalene Drive. The Cemetery is approximately 1.5 kilometres along this road.
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Lady Magdalene Drive, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had our own rental car so getting there was not a problem but it took around half an hour. The cemetry is in beautiful grounds and very well tended. The caretaker kindly introduced himself and shared a couple of intetesting facts his English and...More

Thank karen b
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are around 200 buried consists mostly of British soldiers. It's a small place and you can complete it within 40 minutes. There are no entry fees, the environment is green and clean.

Thank Ehsaanur R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This war cemetery is well worth a visit to pay respects to the dead of WW2. It's very well maintained and you can learn of some of the events that caused these sad losses.

Thank jspec15
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this place few years back. The surrounding is very beautiful with perfect gardening. As you walk among the memorial stones and start reading their names, you will definitely feel some kind of peace in mind and great honor for these war heroes. It...More

Thank Tharindhu-Palipane
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely and well kept cemetery paying tribute to the fallen of the second world war. A bit of the beaten track. We pulled over after our driver suggested we walk around.

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cemetery is absolutely immaculate! It's a wonderful tribute to those that served in the forces during those bitter years. The caretaker was really helpful and explained the history and showed us around. Lovely quiet spot to respect our ancestors!

Thank Ben4551
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's good to know that those who served are remembered properly. Very well and respectfully maintained. Kids were suitably touched. Caretaker showed us around and did not hang around for a tip. Well worth a respectful visit.

Thank Adrian W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place. Neatly maintained. A MUST visit place in Kandy!! This place has a lot of history to look up. Resides in a peaceful environment.

Thank misskemali
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect for photographers and people who love solitude. Thick green landscape makes this place a special one. Perfect for couple photoshoot

Thank AbiMPulikeezh
Reviewed 4 June 2017

If you have relatives in the second world war then you must visit if you are in the area to keep the memory alive.

Thank ManchesterTonytiger
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Salithra P
23 October 2015|
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Response from Seonaidh_11 | Reviewed this property |
on the same street as Cinnamon Citadel Hotel. Its on the opposite side of the road to the river