Sri Lanka festivals! Nawam Maha Perahera is similar to the famous Kandy Perahera festival and is held in Colombo. This colorful and exotic Sri Lankan festival comprises of almost 100 elephants, over 5,000 artistes with dancers, acrobats, drummers, torch bearers and more... The Nawam Maha Perahera is officially inaugurated when the sacred relics are paraded in a gilded casket placed on a majestic tusker, which is elegantly caparisoned and walks calmly amidst the hive of activity. The Sri Lanka festival tour includes other highlights of Sri Lanka with its myriad of attractions.