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Blogs from Tikalanka are designed to enhance your knowledge of Sri Lanka and Maldives and keep you up to date with recent developments. We intend to post regular features on travel, news, lifestyle and accommodation as well as guest articles from current and past customers, which will give you first-hand experience of Tikalanka, Sri Lanka and Maldives.

John & Pathi in the early days, World's End, Horton Plains, Sri Lanka

TikaWeeks #45/2017: Sri Lanka update

Posted by John on 12th November 2017

Our northern tour takes us to Mannar Island, Jaffna, Anuradhapura, Sigiriya, Dambulla and rural Matale then the Negombo area before my flight home. Many thanks to Dulashinee of Jetwing Hotels once more, and words cannot express my gratitude enough to Pathi, Suba, Dihini, Kusuma, Latha and Sateesh for their loving kindness and boundless generosity during my stay.

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Channa, John and Pathi at Ahaspokuna Bush Walks Camp, Belihuloya, Sri Lanka

TikaWeeks #42/2017: Sri Lanka update

Posted by John on 24th October 2017

Pathi and I travel south past thundering waterfalls and the velveteen slopes of the Hill Country before dropping down to the hot and dry coastal plain. A brief visit to the east coast is followed by Yala and then an intensive few days along the southern and western coastlines dodging the monsoon. Many thanks to Dulashinee of Jetwing Hotels and Nick Buckingham for their very generous hospitality!

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Hanthana House, Kandy, Sri Lanka

TikaWeeks #41/2017: Sri Lanka update

Posted by John on 14th October 2017

This week, and the following two weeks, will be travelogues of my annual research trip to Sri Lanka. I always travel in October as it is the off season on the island, which means that hoteliers and travel colleagues are available to show me around and chat at length. However, it is also the change in the monsoons (end of the southwest and beginning of the northeast), so not a good time to visit on holiday…

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ATOL licence Tikalanka Tours (UK) Limited

TikaWeeks #40/2017: Sri Lanka update

Posted by John on 8th October 2017

Don’t worry; we look after your precious holiday money! Unlike other recently failed tour operators… High on the agenda this week is financial protection in travel followed by recent feedback on our invaluable and excellent chauffeur guides, an account of our visit to two safari camps near Yala, a hotels review, and a news round-up.

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AIRBUS EC 130 B4 helicopter of IWS Aviation, Sri Lanka

TikaWeeks #39/2017: Sri Lanka update

Posted by John on 1st October 2017

From Galle to Jaffna, we have news articles, background information and customer opinion from around Sri Lanka, including next year’s Galle Literary Festival, our Maldives archive, recent feedback on our accommodation, helicopter transfers, new hotel additions, and the usual media round-up.

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Angsana Ihuru, North Malé Atoll, Maldives

TikaWeeks #38/2017: Sri Lanka update

Posted by John on 23rd September 2017

Interesting and pictorial articles about wildlife, architecture and Kandy in the media are complemented by travellers’ tips, a first-hand account of Angsana Ihuru in Maldives, and recent additions to the Tikalanka accommodation portfolio in this week’s Sri Lanka update.

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Ahaspokuna Bush Walks Camp, Belihuloya, Sri Lanka

TikaWeeks #37/2017: Sri Lanka update

Posted by John on 16th September 2017

Our Sri Lanka update this week includes information about Minneriya, Wilpattu and Yala West National Parks, dates and background of two of the island’s cultural highlights, new accommodation to Tikalanka, and a general news round-up.

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Tusker, Yala West National Park, Sri Lanka

TikaWeeks #36/2017: Sri Lanka update

Posted by John on 10th September 2017

This week’s Sri Lanka update includes news articles on the plight of the island’s elephants, personal accounts of a wildlife holiday with Tikalanka, new hotels available through Tikalanka, internal flights by seaplane, and the first anniversary of Sri Lanka being declared "malaria-free".

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Kottukal Beach House by Jetwing, Pottuvil, Sri Lanka

Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show 2017

Posted by John on 17th January 2017

Discover your next adventure at Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show taking place at Olympia London from 02 to 05 February 2017 from 10.00 to 17.30 daily. Please come and visit us on Stand AP38 in the Asia & Pacific region. Complimentary tickets are available and we look forward to seeing you there!

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Front page of Tikalanka online brochure 2016

New Tikalanka Online Brochure 2016

Posted by John on 20th June 2016

The new Tikalanka online brochure is an introductory overview of our travel company and not an exhaustive list of the holidays on offer since each itinerary is bespoke and your options myriad!

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