I have a stopover in Colombo on our way from Dubai to Singapore and am planing to spend time in Sri Lanka (presently looking for ideas on where to go for this short period) from 2-4 Aug. I notice that the Esala Maha Perahera is on during this time. On 3.Aug, the programme says that the 'Perahera of the Four Devalas' will be taking place.
Can anyone tell me if it is worth making the trip up there to see this. I know that the last Perahera is the most spectacular but we can't stay till 14 Aug. We could extend our stay by one more night if necessary.
Thanks for any suggestions including other places to go if not to Kandy eg. nice beach not too far from airport.