The Kandy’s focal point is, without doubt, The Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Tooth Relic), Where the sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha is enshrined. The highlight of the year is the Kandy Esala Perahera, when a replica of the relic casket is paraded in the streets, accompanied by exotically-costumed dancers, drummers, and anything from eighty to a hundred gaily-caparisoned elephants, for ten glittering festival nights. This is held in Kandy in the July-August months each year