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Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of Indian wildlife in their natural habitat

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South Asia’s most teeming nation is a veritable fusion of attractive places, lush landscapes and an ancient culture steeped in history and rituals. Architectural masterpieces of historic dynasties dot various states. India’s rich heritage together with its flourishing bio diversity showcases the beauty of the country. The city of Hyderabad offe…
Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along the Captivating Kerala Backwaters

Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along t…

Often called the Asian equivalent of the American Bayou, the Kerala backwaters are an expansive network of intricate waterways that include five lakes, forty rivers and a host of canals that span half the length of its home state. Stretching across over 900km the labyrinth of lakes, rivers, inlets and creeks form a truly magnificent eco system and …
Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of wonders

Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of…

Positioned just a short drive away from the beautiful Whitley Bay, the impressive Blue Reef Aquarium is ideally located in the North East coastal city of Tynemouth. It is a great place to discover how life goes on under the ocean. The Blue Reef Aquarium is a modern aquarium showcasing marine life in a new and exciting way. It has been designed and …
Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in Male

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  No one would think that the decorative specs on the Indian Ocean would on close scrutiny turn out to be such resplendent islands full of tourist attractions. However, that is precisely what the Maldives is like. It has over twenty six tiny atolls or islands, which are governed separately but are a cohesive part of Maldives. Most of the festi…
Medical Tourism – Dental Care & Dentists in Bohput

Medical Tourism – Dental Care …

The Thai island of Koh Samui might have garnered a reputation for its idyllic beaches and pristine oceans, but it is also gaining popularity for another feature that is quite unique; medical tourism! Offering reasonably priced and international standard medical care, Koh Samui and such coastal areas as Bohput are also known for their high standards…
Family Travel to Philippines

Family Travel to Philippines…

The multicultural nation of Philippines presents an ideal destination for a family holiday. The suitable areas for families visiting the country include Boracay Island, Central Visayas and the National Capital Region Cebu. You may visit the most popular beach in Boracay, known as the White Beach which is famed for its spectacular sunsets and pristi…

Ras Al Jinz Turtle Sanctuary – Conserving the Wonderful Creatures That Conserve Our Oceans

Turtles are shy creatures that play a vital role in the ecosystem as they have maintained the health of the world’s oceans for more than 100 million years by preserving productive coral reef ecosystems and transporting essential nutrients from the oceans to beaches and coastal dunes. But it is sad to say that according to the Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group, top 25 species of turtles are almost likely to become extinct, with a further 40 species at very high risk of becoming extinct. Thus, many organizations have taken measures to conserve these wonderful creatures that help conserve our precious ocean ecosystems. One of them is the Ras Al Jinz Turtle Sanctuary.

The Ras Al Jinz Turtle Sanctuary is situated by the much popular Ras AI Jinz beach that is famous for the nesting of endangered Green Turtles, Olive Ridley Turtles, Loggerhead Turtles, and the critically endangered Hawksbill Turtles. As these nesting turtles are endangered due reasons such as commercial harvesting for meat and shells, loss of habitat, disturbance while nesting.Etc. the Ras Al Jinz Turtle Sanctuary was established in 2008 to help preserve the lives of these amazing beasts.

 

The sanctuary is located in a quiet fishing village that has many other tourist excursions. If you’re in search of a good Sur Plaza hotel to stay at while visiting the turtles you can consider a stay at the renowned Sur Plaza Hotel that’s less than an hour away from the sanctuary and just minutes away from another major attraction in Sur, the Sunaysilah Fort.

The best time to see turtle hatching is during summer between May and September. The Ras Al Jinz Turtle Sanctuary arranges tours to see the turtles hatching as well as being an interactive museum with research laboratories and a wide range of amenities for visitors to learn about sea turtles.

Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.

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