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Kandy Esala Perahera

August 10 - August 20

Kandy Esala Perahera

We are thrilled to invite you to the magnificent Kandy Esala Perahera, a vibrant and culturally rich festival celebrated annually in the historic city of Kandy, Sri Lanka. This spectacular event, known as one of the grandest Buddhist festivals in the world, showcases a mesmerizing display of traditional dance, music, and beautifully adorned elephants parading through the streets.

Event Details:

  • Dates: The Kandy Esala Perahera typically takes place over 10 nights in the month of July or August, culminating in the final grand procession known as the Randoli Perahera.
  • Location: The heart of the festivities is centered around the sacred Temple of the Tooth Relic (Sri Dalada Maligawa) in Kandy, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Experience the Magic:

  • Processions: Marvel at the elaborate processions featuring richly decorated elephants, traditional dancers, drummers, and flag bearers, paying homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha.
  • Cultural Performances: Immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of Sri Lanka with captivating performances of Kandyan dance, fire dancing, and vibrant traditional music.
  • Religious Observances: Witness the spiritual fervor as devotees gather to participate in rituals and offerings at the Temple of the Tooth Relic, believed to house the sacred tooth of the Buddha.

Plan Your Trip:

  • Duration: To fully experience the magic of the Kandy Esala Perahera, we recommend staying in Kandy for at least 3 to 5 days.
  • Accommodation: Explore a range of accommodation options in Kandy, from luxurious hotels to cozy guesthouses, offering comfort and convenience during your stay.
  • Cost: The cost of attending the Kandy Esala Perahera can vary depending on factors such as accommodation, transportation, and personal preferences. As a rough estimate, budget travelers can expect to spend around $50 to $100 per day for accommodation and meals, while those seeking luxury options may spend upwards of $200 per day.

Join Us for an Unforgettable Experience: Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the enchanting Kandy Esala Perahera and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and traditions of Sri Lanka. Book your trip now and prepare to be captivated by the sights and sounds of this extraordinary festival.

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
Dalada Maligawa
Kandy, Central Province 20000 Sri Lanka
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