Kandy’s biggest attraction is the "Esala Perahara". It is a 10-day pageant which leads up to until the full moon of the month of July. There are two kinds of pageants. The first is called the "Kumbal Perahera" which parades for the first 5 nights. Then the "Randoli Perahera", which parades the last 5 nights. The last night’s Perahera is the grandest of all. Randoli means the ‘Queen’s Palanquin’. Up to 1775 A.D palanquins were carried alongside the elephants in the Perahera. The elephants are dressed in colorful silk costumes
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