The market in Kandy was much smaller and less hectic than the ones in Africa but still colourful and welcoming and we were able to buy all the fresh fruit we could want.
Before the Perahera in the evening, we walked around Kandy taking in the sights. We visited the Palace Royal Gardens and on the way saw some beautiful flowers, lizards, toque macaques and in the gardens themselves, there were a lot of ‘courting’ couples – clearly a place to escape relatives’ prying eyes. We didn’t stay long!
We then took a walk around the lake and saw lots of fish, birds, large fruit bats, monitor lizards, turtles and a couple of elephants (on their way to the Perahera) before heading back to the guesthouse for a bit of learning and then some ‘down-time’.