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!

Top cultural experiences in Kandy

Private Day Tour to Ancient Capital

from

€37.50 p.p.

Kandy Esala Perahara Festival Tour

from

€31.25 p.p.

Full Day Experience to Sacred Mahiyanganaya

from

€33.00 p.p.

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Day trip to the 8th World Wonder: Sigiriya Lion Rock

Perfect time. Tamal’s brother is so pleased to spend time with. He is nice and kind. The cost is reasonable. Would recommend

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Day trip to the 8th World Wonder: Sigiriya Lion Rock

Thank you Kamal for arranging a great tour for me and my friends. We really made loads of great memories. Thanks for the concern and great care provided. We know we could ENT have done so much if not for your great planning. Thank you for standing us dinner on your account after a great eventful day. Received the memorable beautiful photos you have taken of us. Thanks again. Take care🙂

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1 Full Day Exploring Kandy

I’m traveling solo round Sri Lanka and wanted a few days soaking up some Kandy culture and a sampling the atmosphere of the tea plantations. Dushan sorted everything out for me and escorted me with gentle charm during my stay. This man knows where to go for the best dance shows and what to do to see the most interesting temples at less crowed times. He gives you all the interesting information, without overwhelmingly you with detail. When I come back to Sri Lanka I will book him again. Big thanks Dushan!