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Kataragama Perahera Festival

Kataragama, Sri Lanka
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All praying together

All religion are present wearing whites. It's not a tourist show. Most people arrive here by... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2018
Matteo T
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Wow! A must do

Such a wonderful spectacular. Lots of amazing dancing and bands. Enhanced by beautiful elephants... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2017
InternationalAnnie
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1 Jan 2018
“All praying together”
12 Dec 2017
“Wow! A must do”
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

All religion are present wearing whites. It's not a tourist show. Most people arrive here by walking. It's like the compostela trail. Even during the war there was a cease fire to let pilgrams pass by unarmed. If a God exist this is a proof...More

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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Such a wonderful spectacular. Lots of amazing dancing and bands. Enhanced by beautiful elephants. I’m Definitely returning to see this amazing event another time with my family and friends.

1  Thank InternationalAnnie
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

The festival itself is a dazzling mix of music, dance, fire and pimped elephants. Impressive to see. But al least equally amazing is to see how pilgrims are camping on the temple site, sleeping on the ground and bathing in the river.

1  Thank folker_lamote
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

One of the best and must see cultural and religious event in Sri Lanka. This procession is held in every July-August months.

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Absolutely loved the experience! The lights, sounds, and people are great! A must see and don't miss while in Kataragama! Please do some research and read up on Kataragama, it will make the festival that much more meaningful.

1  Thank Louderthanbomb
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Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Superb festivity. The tradition the colours 8s truly blissful. But it would get very crowded in this season. But if you have booked beforehand things would go smoothly. There are ways to book seats to watch the perahara. Try to keep you wallet close to...More

1  Thank Madushan J
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Kataragama Perahera Festival is the best experience you can have in your life. We recently visited Kataragama.

3  Thank Lion Dharshana W
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Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Really nice.... we enjoyed well. something really special felling . we loved . Normally we visit there every year . its really good enrage we can get from there . කඳ සුරිඳුන් පිහිට අපිට ලැබුණා .

Thank Thushari1000
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Reviewed 26 July 2016

It has been one of the best experience in my life, very intensive and beautiful. Everything is surrounded by a magical, religious and spiritual atmosphere. The songs are lovely, the sound captures you; the evening performance lasts an hour and a half and it's captivating....More

1  Thank gloglozz
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

You have to go and see this! The parade keeps getting bigger and bigger as we approach full moon. Elephants, dances, music, colors and cheerful audience. Not a lot of tourists, so you become an attraction of your own. A must do at the time...More

1  Thank Rebekka S
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