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Oct 15, 2015

The Perfect Getaway For Middle East Holiday Makers | SRI LANKA

With just four hours of flight time from Middle East, Sri Lanka is fast becoming a preferred tourist destination among Gulf travelers and within the expats who works in Middle Eastern region. With many flights operating from Middle East popular cities to Colombo, Sri Lanka has become a popular holiday destination among them.

Sri Lanka has so much to offer for the Middle Eastern holiday makers. Cool climates in Kandy and Nuwara Eliya will be so relaxing and will bring much needed rest from a hectic work schedule during the year. The lush green tea estates and Horton Plains a  bio diversified national park are the main attraction during your stay in Nuwara Eliya. Kandy the last capital of Sri Lanka will allow you to witness a glimpse of royalty in ancient Sri Lanka. The Beaches will offer another dimension and total relaxation during your stay.

Sri Lanka offers food much like the food you will find in Middle East. Biriyani, variety of breads and kebabs are very scrumptious and many restaurant and hotels in Sri Lanka have those dishes. Then you could find Sri Lankan cuisines. To add to all these Sri Lanka offers variety of delicacies. Western, Chinese, Korean, Moroccan etc…. Even Celebrity food critic and Australia Masterchef host Matt Preston is amazed by the Sri Lankan delicacies.  Most of these foods will be Halal certified.
With Sri Lanka has so much to offer, tourist from gulf Region will have a memorable and unforgettable holiday experience.

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Oct 8, 2015

From 27th of October 2015 More Tourists to Visit Sri Lanka

27th of October 2015 will be a special day for Tourism in Sri Lanka. Austrian Airlines will start their operations from Austria, AirChina will operate from Beijing to Colombo, Sri Lanka.

From 27th October 2015 Austrian Airlines will fly once a week to Sri Lanka. Austrian Airlines will operate on a Boeing 767 for its flight service to Colombo and the journey time will be approximately 9 hours and 10 minutes.  The Airline will offer this service during the winter season and the fare start at Euro 679 including taxes and other charges.
Air China will connect Beijing to Colombo thrice a week from 27th October 2015. This will be a great boost for the already rapidly growing Chinese Tourists in Sri Lanka. Chinese Tourists are the second largest to travel to Sri Lanka last year. 

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Oct 2, 2015

World Largest Blue Whale Colony, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is now becoming a popular destination for ‘Whale Watching’. Whales and Dolphins were first spotted in 2008 in Sri Lanka. With the end of civil war in 2009, waters of Sri Lanka was safe for exploration and for Tourism. 

There are three places to start your journey to witness Whales in Sri Lanka. Those are Kalpitiya, Trincomalee and Mirissa. All three locations has three different seasons for Whale watching. The seasons are, Kalpitiya and Mirissa November to April is the best time of the year. Need to avoid choppy / rough days. Morning hours are the best. Whale Watching season in Eastern coast  is from May to October.

Now Sri Lanka is known as a top Blue Whale watching destination.  During the peak whale watching months, the encounter rate exceeds 90%. Average encounter rate is 80% during the season. Mirissa has the best encounter rate.  The best part of Sri Lanka’s Whale Watching is you do not have to travel long hours in the sea to spot Whales and Dolphins during the season. With a maximum of one hour boat ride you could witness these giants in the Sri Lankan waters.

The number of boats have increased steadily with the rate of tourists wanting to watch Dolphins. Increase in number of boats has disturb these creatures to some extend. But together with Sri Lankan Airlines, i.e. Sri Lanka’s national carrier and with the UK based conservation charity Whale and Dolphin Convention have initiated few programs on good behavior of boats when Whale watching.

Whale and Dolphin watching has enhanced Sri Lanka’s ever growing reputation as a ‘Wildlife Tourist Destination’. So when you travel to Sri Lanka do not forget to watch these beautiful Whales and Dolphin in Sri Lankan waters.

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