Points of Interest - Kandy

Kandy Perahera

Elephants decorated in exclusive clothing for the Kandy Perahare

Kandy Perahera is a must see sight, featuring bright golden and silver decorated majestic elephants and stunning traditional Kandyan dancers , Fire Breathers, Drummers and Jugglers followed by the Sacred Tooth Relic carried on elephant back.

Held during the month of July which is the month that is believed to commemorate the first teaching given by the Buddha after he attained enlightenment. The Perahera is held in 3 stages, Kumbal Perahera, Randoli Perahera, Maha Randoli Perahera and visitors from around the world comes to witness this fascinating event every year, flooding the whole city of Kandy.


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