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

Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of…

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

Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in M…

  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…

Whale and Dolphin watching places in Sri Lanka – Catch a Glimpse of the Fascinating Giants

Sri Lanka is fast becoming a whale and dolphin watching hot spot. Dondra Point together with other locations offers marvellous views of the gentle giants. Visit one of the spots below for a real treat.

Getting Ready

When booking trips whale watchers need to identify a boat with proper equipment such as life jackets in varying sizes, GPS, UHF radio and nautical charts, comfortable seating and utilities such as toilettes and fresh water on board. Many outfits that offer whale watching have websites and can be contacted directly.


As a peninsular the area in the north-western Maritime province in Sri Lanka is ideally situated to witness a wide range of whale species including Eden’s whales, sperm whales, pilot whales, Bryde’s whales and the illusive blue whale. Bottlenose dolphins as well as Risso’s dolphins are also found in large schools off the coast of Kalpitiya during the official whale watching season which takes place from the month of September to May.


Another whale watching hotspot on the eastern coast Trincomalee is more than a beach holiday hub for the masses. Base yourself in a hotel in Anuradhapura the likes of Ulagalla during whale watching seasons; March – April and August – September. Home to the most expansive submerged canyon in the island the area offers unmatched whale watching opportunities for visitors and locals alike. The


The Dondra canyon has been identified as one of the best venues to witness massive blue whales congregate to feed on plankton flowers in the region. The best time to head to Dondra for a whale watching excursion are between the months from October to November and then again from March onwards till May.

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