Kandy is the second largest city of the island and the capital of the Central province. The pleasant and the comfortable ambiance with forested hills and tea plantations make Kandy a loving place to visit. Kandy is not only important in its historical background but also in its natural beauty. The Royal Botanical Garden and the Temple of Tooth are two inseparable places related to Kandy.
There are many Buddhist monasteries as well as Hindu places of worship in Kandy. The famous Kandy Esela Perahera which is usually held in July or August is like the festive season in Kandy. From the history, the month of the Perahera is considered to be the season that people perform rituals to divinities requesting rain for a good harvest.
Kandy Esela Perahera is like a concert full of dances, music and art. The decorated elephants, fire breathers, jugglers, musicians, dancers and acrobats make the Perahera more and more colourful. The sacred Tooth of Relic is carried through the streets and every Buddhist yearns to achieve this opportunity to worship holy Tooth of Relic.This is a must see sight if you visit Kandy in the months of July and August.