Such wonderful light transitions from daylight into the night are another fascinating element of the Kandy Perehara that visitors love to enjoy.
During the Perehara weeks the sunsets over the Kandy mountains are terrific, as also these special photos show.
And most obviously the excitement does grow a lot by the moment when the very first big elephants are gracefully walking into Kandy town.
Every year countless Sri Lankans are coming to Kandy to watch the Perehara. And even hours before visitors are trying to catch a good spot somewhere on the pavement.