On the upcoming February full moon day (21st-22nd of February) Colombo transforms into a city of rousing rhythm and dazzling costumes. The great Nawam Maha Perahera organized by the Gangarama Temple takes place around the Beira Lake every year. The elephants are the main attraction of the show accompanied by dancers, drummers, conch shell players, flautists and other skilled performers. Around 100 decorated elephants in radiant clothing join the spectacle to earn respect of tourists from all over the world and locals as well.
The most famous Perahera Festival of the island Kandy Esala Perahera takes place in Kandy from 11th August to 21st August reaching its peak on August full moon.
LocationGangarama Temple 61, Sri Jinaratana Road Colombo 2 www.gangaramaya.com