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“A once in a lifetime experience”

Sri Lanka Kandy Perahera - Day Tours
Ranked #8 of 41 Shopping in Kandy
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Sri Lanka is a round-the-year destination for the visitors who seek for Remarkable Holiday or a remarkable traveling experience.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 22 September 2015

By chance my stay in Kandy coincided with the Perahera Festivals first night. Just over 90 minutes of dancers, musicians, whip crackers, and beautifully illuminated elephants is an evening I shall never forget. If you visit to Kandy during Festival time then you simply must go.

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Reviewed 4 September 2015

Final night event on August 29th 2015, really once in a life time experience, worth waiting for 4 hours on seats then it started at 9:15PM went till midnight. but was like Wow...

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Reviewed 3 September 2015

We were lucky enough to be in Sri Lanka during the Perahera festival, so spent one night in Kandy for this. It is quite long (3 hours) but an amazing experience. Some advice though - check for street closure times as it can be difficult to get in to your hotel; I would recommend booking a seat somewhere that has access to a toilet, as there are no public toilets and people start setting up on the street at 9am; eat first, as lots of restaurants close to enable seating to view the parade, and take some drinks or snacks with you.

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Reviewed 1 September 2015

A Perahera is a must see atleast once in your life time! and the kandy one is beautiful! very looooooong and can get tiring and repititive so be prepared!

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Reviewed 26 August 2015

Never in the world do you see a parade like this one. So many elephants all beautifully dressed and lit up. The sri lankan cultural dances. It is so beautiful. If you have the chance to go visit Sri lanka in August this is a must. You wont be dissopointed.

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