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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.

Archive: June 2023

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TikaWeeks #26/2023: Sri Lanka update

Posted by John on 27th June 2023

Nothing is set in stone so if your itinerary or quote isn’t exactly what you are looking for then please get back to us to discuss options before choosing an alternative – we are the tailor-made travel specialist to Sri Lanka and Maldives and strive to get it right for you. Finessing itineraries and value for money are our priorities so please always contact us before making a decision and we will do our utmost best to ensure your holiday suits your plans and budget. Join the Tikalanka family by booking a holiday of a lifetime with us NOW!

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Local school children on a well-earned drinks break, AMBA Estate, Ella, Sri Lanka

TikaWeeks #25/2023: Sri Lanka update

Posted by John on 21st June 2023

For a “hands-on village experience” in Sri Lanka there is no better place than AMBA Estate, which is a community-run social enterprise in the stunning Uva Highlands outside of Ella in the southern Hill Country. Based around an organic farm, you will be interacting with villagers in a practical way during every activity at AMBA Estate, whether it is a tea plantation tour, a hike around the valley or artisanal product-making. Come and enjoy the fun!

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Ahu Bay, Ahungalla, Sri Lanka

TikaWeeks #24/2023: Sri Lanka update

Posted by John on 15th June 2023

Resplendent Ceylon is the sole member of Relais & Chateaux in Sri Lanka, the global fellowship of family owned and operated luxury hotels and restaurants. We have enjoyed Ceylon Tea Trails, Cape Weligama and Wild Coast Tented Lodge for many years. Now their sister Reverie Collection – Kayaam House and Ahu Bay – opened in February to critical acclaim. Sharing Resplendent’s core values, Reverie encourages guests to slow down, be mindful, and embrace a simpler version of life, surrounded by nature and harmony.

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Sri Lanka national flag

TikaWeeks #23/2023: Sri Lanka update

Posted by John on 6th June 2023

As another sign of Sri Lanka’s economic recovery, the central bank cut interest rates for the first time in three years last week, while in May, India extended the US$1bn credit line by a year, further easing the financial burden on the country. Inflation is coming down, government revenues are looking up and pressure on the island's balance of payments is diminishing. "This can possibly be seen as an end to the crisis.”

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