Borella General Cemetery, ColomboCurrently Open [Closes at 04:00 pm]
- Address: Borella General Cemetery, Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Timings: 07:00 am - 04:00 pm Details
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Cemetery
About Borella General Cemetery, Colombo
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 by Public Transport
- 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Borella General Cemetery
11.39% of people who visit Colombo include Borella General Cemetery in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
58.15% of people start their Borella General Cemetery visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Borella General Cemetery
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Borella General Cemetery