August - Kandy Esala Perahera

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The Esala procession is held in the royal city of Kandy to pay homage to the sacred tooth relic of Buddha which is housed at the Dalada Maligawa in Kandy. Dalada Maligawa is a sacred palace, which houses the tooth relic and is visited by thousands of tourists. This festival is an exquisite affair with beautifully dressed tuskers and traditional dancers in elegant costumes. It’s an event which is unique to Sri Lanka and could not be witnessed anywhere in the world. A mesmerizing affair with many viewing decks to choose from.