Held in August the Esala Perahara in Kandy is a purely Sri Lankan pageant held in keeping with an age old tradition and as a gesture of gratitude for plentiful crops. Behold the site of whip crackers heralding the start of the perehara, adorned elephants, walking along side traditional dancers, as fire torches light up the way. The sacred Tooth Relic is taken in this procession. It harks back to the beginnings when the then King had the Relic paraded, in delight, of it being brought to Sri Lanka. Come experience this uniquely Sri Lankan experience with Hayleys Tours.