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Kandy Esala Perahera 2019 -Sri Lanka

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The Esala Perahera in Kandy is believed to be a fusion of two separate but interconnected “Peraheras” (Processions) – The Esala and Dalada. The Esala Perahera which is thought to date back to the 3rd century BC, was a ritual enacted to request the gods for rainfall. The Dalada Perahera is believed to have begun when the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha was brought to Sri Lanka from India during the 4th Century AD.

The TOOTH RELIC was taken in procession to Sri Lanka by Princess Hemamala & Prince Dantha.

Esala Perahera (the festival of the tooth of Lord Buddha) is the grand festival of the month of August held in Sri Lanka. It is very grand with elegant costumes. Happening in July or August in Kandy, it has become a unique symbol of Sri Lanka. It is a Buddhist festival consisting of dances and nicely decorated Elephants. There are fire-dances, whip-dances, Kandian dances and various other cultural dances. The elephants are usually adorned with lavish garments.

Departure & Return Location

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

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What to Expect
Itinerary

Day 1 & 2Arrival / Kandy

Little bit of Kandy
Kandy is a large city in central Sri Lanka. It’s set on a plateau surrounded by mountains, which are home to tea plantations and biodiverse rainforest. The city’s heart is scenic Kandy Lake (Bogambara Lake), which is popular for strolling. Kandy is famed for sacred Buddhist sites, including the Temple of the Tooth (Sri Dalada Maligawa) shrine, celebrated with the grand Esala Perahera annual procession

Breakfast : On the way to Hotel (1st Day Arrival)
Lunch : On the Site
Dinner : At Hotel

Things to do :
Kandy Lake & Upper Lake drive
Watch Perahara
Temple of The Tooth relic
Cultural dance show
Gem Museum
Spice & Herbal Garden
Peradeniya Botanical Garden
Kandy city tour
Train Museum

Day 3Nuwara Eliya

After breakfast at Kandy , Moving to Nuwara Eliya

Little bit of Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya is a city in the tea country hills of central Sri Lanka. The naturally landscaped Hakgala Botanical Gardens displays roses and tree ferns, and shelters monkeys and blue magpies. Nearby Seetha Amman Temple, a colorful Hindu shrine, is decorated with religious figures. Densely forested Galway’s Land National Park is a sanctuary for endemic and migratory bird species, including bulbuls and flycatchers.

Breakfast : At Hotel
Lunch : On the Site
Dinner : At Hotel

Things to do :
Diyaluma Falls
Horton Plains to World’s End
Hakgala Botanical Gardens
Tea estates and see St. Clair’s Falls
Ambewela Farm
Strawberries Farm
Victoria Park
Boat ride on Gregory Lake
SitaAamman Hindu Temple

Day 4Ella

After breakfast at Nuwara Eliya , Moving to Ella

Little bit of Ella
Ella is a small town in the Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka governed by an Urban Council. It is approximately 200 kilometers east of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 1,041 meters above sea level. The area has a rich bio-diversity, dense with numerous varieties of flora and fauna.

Breakfast : At Hote
Lunch : On site Site
Dinner : At Hotel

Things to do :
Demodara Nine Arch Bridge
Ravana Waterfall
Ceylon Tea Factory
Little Adam’s Peak
Ella Rock
Lipton’s Seat

Day 5 & 6 Bentota

After breakfast at Ella , Moving to Bentota

Little bit of Bentota
Bentota is a resort town on Sri Lanka’s southwest coast. Its long Bentota Beach stretches north, where it becomes a sandy strip known as Paradise Island, parallel to Bentota Lagoon. Coral-rich dive sites include Canoe Rock. On Bentota River, centuries-old Galapota Temple has a large Buddha statue. Southeast is Lunuganga, the estate and gardens of architect Geoffrey Bawa. Northeast is his brother Bevis’s Brief Garden.

Breakfast : At Hote
Lunch : On site Site
Dinner : At Hotel

Things to do :
Enjoy the bentota beach activities
Madu river boat safari
Kande viharya (Buddist Temple
Turtle Conservation Project
Galle fort tour
City tour
Enjoy diving
Lunuganga Geoffrey Bawa’s Country Estate

Day 7 Colombo

After breakfast at Bentota , Moving to Colombo

Little bit of Colombo
Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, has a long history as a port on ancient east-west trade routes, ruled successively by the Portuguese, Dutch and British. That heritage is reflected in its its architecture, mixing colonial buildings with high-rises and shopping malls. The imposing Colombo National Museum, dedicated to Sri Lankan history, borders sprawling Viharamahadevi Park and its giant Buddha.

Breakfast : At Hotel
Lunch : On the sit
Dinner : At Hotel

Things to do :
Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple
Galle Face Green
Viharamahadevi Park
National Museum
Red Mosque
Old Parliament
Independence Square

Day 8Departure (Colombo Airport)

After breakfast , Moving to airport
Transferd to colombo airport (3hrs before departure )

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Aaron Hank

Family Traveller

Dear LankaExplorer Holiday team, we want to say thank you for the tour we enjoyed very much during our short holiday in Sri Lanka. It was a brilliant idea of your itinerary.
The kandy Pererhara was amazing , The elephants were beautifully decorated. This is our first tour in Sri Lanka. Also Thank you for tickets it was nice of you . we would like to recommended Lankaexplorer Holiday is best private tour operator in Sri Lanka wishing you good luck . Ella and Ema extent their regards to you Sampath . Have a good one
Aaron and Halley

August 30, 2018

Abourezk Reuben James

Family Traveller

Dear LankaExplorer Holidays Team writing you this is to say thank you very much. We have no Idea about private tour , It was amazing and usually we book a hotel and spend our holidays. by doing private tour it wasn’t cost much and we were able travel many places in Sri Lanka in 6 Days . Sampath it was your fantastic idea and Thank you. Also we were enjoy very much during Kandy Perahara and we love it . Thank you and see you in 2021
James Family xxx

September 2, 2017