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Is the kandy esala perahera festival is still going on?

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Is the kandy esala perahera festival is still going on?

Hello everyone me and my girlfriend will lend at Colombo at the 25th august 0415 am as soon as we lend we go to kandy .

Is the kandy esala perahera festival is still going on? When is it over?

Haw byssi is town shud we book a plaice to sleep?

Visa to India – possible plaices of issue? Cost? Haw many days is it takes to issue the visa?

Tanks a lot

Razy

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1. Re: Is the kandy esala perahera festival is still going on?

Hi there....

The last night of the Peraha is Tuesday 24th August, so sadly you will miss it this time..

Regards

Dave

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2. Re: Is the kandy esala perahera festival is still going on?

thanks

razy

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3. Re: Is the kandy esala perahera festival is still going on?

And India visa can be obtained from the HC offices in Colombo or Galle. Cost is related to your own country of nationality, should for a Brit be almost same as in e.g. London though the local handling fee is a bit lower. Process times upto a week are not unknown...

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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4. Re: Is the kandy esala perahera festival is still going on?

I've just had an e-mail from the Temple giving the last day of the Perahera as 25th August. I think on the last day there is a Day Perahera so you might catch that if you go straight to Kandy.

Have a look at this from the official website (rather confusingly there seem to be two official websites), which indeed lists a Day Perahera on 25th but not the exact times:

http://daladamaligawa.org/

Hope you make it.

David.

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5. Re: Is the kandy esala perahera festival is still going on?

Hi Erik,

Isn't it possible to renew Indian visa in Kandy ?

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6. Re: Is the kandy esala perahera festival is still going on?

OOps, sorry I meant to add before I posted.

http://Sri Lanka

High Commission of India

No. 31, Rajapihilla Mawatha,

PO Box 47,

Kandy,.

Sri Lanka

Telephone: 00-94-8-234545, 224563

Email: ahciknd@telenett.net

I knowe I've met quite a few visitors in Kandy who were just there to renew their Indian visa.

It's certainly a more pleasant place to wait around than Colombo.

Rod.

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7. Re: Is the kandy esala perahera festival is still going on?

Correct Ron, I _did_ plan to write (did I?) Kandy and not Galle ;-(

All the best,

<Erik> & [Sandya]

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