(Date To Be Confirmed)
This is by far our favourite pera hera, which takes place in the heart of Colombo and centres on the Kotte Rajamaha Viharaya temple. Here, in some places, the streets are only 2 cars wide, which means that stood at the side of the road, you could reach out and touch the elephants. A marvellous procession of dancers old and young, each group performing different dances and wearing different costumes. The musicians too are varied, with some playing traditional Kandyan music, and others playing music you'd hear down Bourbon Street in New Orleans. Arrive by 5 to find a spot, and await the procession that starts at about 20:00 Sri Lanka time.