Kandy Esala Perahera – the Festival of the Tooth of Lord Buddha
The Esala Perahera in Kandy is one of the oldest and grandest of all Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka, featuring dancers, jugglers, musicians, fire-breathers, and lavishly decorated elephants. This is held in Esala (July or August) which is the month that is believed to commemorate the first teaching given by the Buddha after he attained enlightenment. The Kandy Esala Perahera lasts for ten days while various festivities can be witnessed right throughout. The Sinhalese term ‘Perahera’ means a parade of musicians, dancers, singers, acrobats and various other performers accompanied by a large number of caparisoned Tuskers and Elephants parading the streets in celebration of a religious event.
Sinhalese New Year
Sinhalese New Year, generally known as Aluth Avurudda, is a Sri Lankan holiday that celebrates the traditional Lunar New Year of the Sinhalese people in Sri Lanka.
Trincomalee – Pigeon Island
Trincomalee has some of the most picturesque and scenic beaches found in Sri Lanka, relatively unspoilt and clean.
Kithulgala water rafting
If you love adventure and want to experience a holiday that actively engages you with nature, then your place is in Kithulgala.
Dambulla is a part of the Cultural Triangle declared by UNESCO is on the main road from Sigiriya to Kandy about 19Km from Sigiriya.
Horton Plains (World’s End)
Horton Plains (World's End) national park, Sri Lanka´s highest plateau is an excellent excursion and a paradise for nature lovers, hikers and bird watching.
Sri Lanka is one of the world´s largest exporters of tea. Nuwara Eliya has been the capital of the tea industry.
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village.
Ritigala 600m above the surrounding plains is the highest peak in the northern plains.
Anuradhapura Kingdom lasted one thousand and five hundred years from 380BC. This city is home to many of the grandest monuments of Sri Lanka.