Borella General Cemetery

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  • Address: Borella General Cemetery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Cemetery

This graveyard, over 170 years old, is the most significant burial place in the city for several reasons. First, as resting places go, it is utterly beautiful, with flowering plants, and pathways shaded by large trees as old as the cemetery itself. Secondly, a plethora of famous people are buried here, perhaps none more prominent than famous science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke. The people buried here are from every imaginable religion and ethnicity, though Christianity dominates, and the gardens are full of Christian angels. But most evocatively, there is one section of the garden with 60 graves of soldiers who died in WWI and 300 graves of soldiers who died in WWII.

How to Reach Borella General Cemetery

  • Take a tuk-tuk, taxi, or local bus to here.
  • Drive or walk to here
  • DS Bus Stop
  • Castle Street Bus Stop
  • Borella Bus stop

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  • Borella General Cemetery Address: Borella General Cemetery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Borella General Cemetery Timing: 07:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Borella General Cemetery(preferred time): 07:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Borella General Cemetery: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 7.1% of people who visit Colombo include Borella General Cemetery in their plan

  • 72.92% of people start their Borella General Cemetery visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Borella General Cemetery

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Borella General Cemetery

People normally club together King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe Prison Cell and St Peters Church while planning their visit to Borella General Cemetery.

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