Festivals in Kandy

Sri Lanka has a history as long as many ancient civilizations, positioning in the crossroad of the East and West. And by being a multicultural society it celebrates a wide variety of festivals, ceremonies and events. Check out below for more information about festivals in Kandy!

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Esala Perahara Festival in Kandy

One of the most famous festivals in Sri Lanka, is the Esala Perahara Festival. This festival takes place is Kandy every year. It is a unique symbol for Sri Lanka, and one of the oldest festivals worldwide. Esala Perahara, with its roots in Buddhism, will be able to sweep you off your feet! Be prepared for festivities such as drummers, dancers, decorated elephants, fire-dancers, and whip-crackers. An experience you will never forget!

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All About Curry - Private Cooking class

Manoshi was a great cookery teacher. I loved the private one on one class, as I got to be involved with all the preparation and cooking. The dishes we made were veggie friendly and some of the best I tasted in all my trip in Sri Lanka.

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All About Curry - Private Cooking class

We had a great time doing it our cookery class with Manoshi. Clear instructions and an interactive experience, not just watching! Amazing smells and tastes, we loved the dishes she showed us. Now we have the recipes, will definitely try them at home.
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Hike the Adam's Peak and Catch the Sunrise

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