Esala Perahera Festival, Kandy

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  • Heart it! The overall experience was amazing. We liked how amidst the moderate rains, the performers continued the show and it was breath-taking. Some of the performances were just ordinary but the...  more »
  • it was really nice to visit sri Lankan culture show ,, amazing elephant well trained ,, bit too crowded ,, we did enjoy a lot to talking to local people ,, they are really nice .. we will visit again....  more »
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  • This is a fun festival that has dressed up elephants,local dancers.
  • The Kandy Esala Perahera (the Esala procession of Kandy) also known as The Festival of the Tooth is a grand festival celebrated with elegant costumes and is held in July and August in Kandy, Sri Lanka. This historical procession is held annually to pay homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha, which is housed at the Sri Dalada Maligawa in Kandy. A unique symbol of Sri Lanka, the procession consists of many traditional local dances such as fire-dances, whip-dances, Kandyan dances and various other cultural dances, in addition to the elephants who are usually adorned with lavish garments.

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