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More than the Usual. Outline. About the Philippines and Philippine Tourism Popular Places and Suggested Activities: Metro Manila Cebu Bohol Boracay Palawan. Location.

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About the Philippines and Philippine Tourism

Popular Places and Suggested Activities:

Metro Manila






An archipelago of 7,107 islands, the Philippines stretches from the South China Sea to the Northern part of Borneo on the edge of Pacific Ocean.

Latitude- 14 -31N

Longitude 121-00E


International Gateways: Manila, Cebu

Premier gateways:

Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), Manila.

This airport is served by more than 30 airlines flying to different cities.

Roundtrip Economy airfare currently costs approximately INR 25,000 ++

Airline Connections Flying Time

Singapore to Manila 3 hrs

Kuala Lumpur to Manila 3 hrs

Bangkok to Manila 3 hrs

Hong Kong to Manila 2 hrs

Singapore to Cebu 3.30 hrs

Hong Kong to Cebu 2.30 hrs

Onward connections are available on various carriers :


Philippines Airlines

Direct Flights

Philippine Airlines (PAL) will be launching direct flights from Manila to Delhi

in March 2011

fast facts
Fast facts


A beautiful archipelago of 7107 tropical islands & stunning beaches.

Land Area – 299,000

Population -96,061,680

Capital – Manila


The weather in Philippines is primarily tropical.

March to May –Warm

June-October- Rainy

November to February- Cool


Philippines Pesos

Currency Comparison 1 USD = 44.00 PHP – 45

1 INR = 1 PHP (as on 05th June 2009)


8 Hrs + from GMT. (2.5 Hrs ahead of India)


Pilipino (National Language) and English

Philippines is the third largest English speaking country in the world.


83% of Filipinos are Catholic. About 5% are Muslim.

more than the usual
More Than The Usual

Worlds Longest Underground river system accessible to man.

Mindanao Trench –World’s 2nd Deepest underwater Trench.

Palawan - has been declared the natural sanctuary of the world

Tarsier-Worlds Smallest Mammal is found in the mountains of BOHOL

Coastline twice the length of that of the United States, the Philippines can claim to be Asia's Beach Capital

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More Than The Usual

Of the 500 known Coral Species in the world, 488 are found in Philippines.

Aside from the Eiffel Tower, the Basilica of San Sebastian is the only other Steel Building

20,000 km long stretch of Rice Terraces tagged as the 8th Wonder of the World.

Nearly 1268 perfect cone shaped hills better known as Chocolate Hills

MORE than the Usual 7107 islands

  • Indians need visa to visit the Philippines.
  • 2- 3 working days are required to procure the temporary visitor’s visa for business and pleasure.
  • Visa can be applied from Philippines embassy in Delhi
  • Mumbai Chennai and Kolkata being the honorary offices and visa could be procured from any of these offices.
  • Single Entry Visa INR 2320
  • Multiple Entry (6 months validity) INR 4640
  • Multiple Entry (1 yr validity) INR 6960
  • Same day Release INR 2900 (Additional)
  • Next day Release INR 1450 (Additional)
filipino cuisine
Filipino Cuisine

Philippine Cuisine is a rich medley of Chinese, Malay, Spanish, Mexican, American, and Indian cooking with sea food topping the list.

Filipinos have a sweet tooth &even snacks are generally heavy on sugar. One can go crazy over the wide array of fresh fruits, caramel custard, ice creams & jelly.

The island will not disappoint the Indian travelers as Indian restaurants are spread all across Metro Manila , Makati & Boracay.

Philippines Mangoes are making their mark in the world in the form of sparkling Sweet Mango Wine & Green Mango Wine.

indian restaurants
Indian Restaurants

Bollywood Restaurant

Hossein’s Persian Kebab

Kashmir Indian Cuisine

Queen’s Crystal Garden Restaurant

Spices Restaurant

Swagat Indian Cuisine

The New Bombay Canteen

Zigggurat Restaurant

Banana Leaf Curry House

Indian By Nature Restaurant and Bar

True Food

Crafts Indian Cuisine

The Persian Palate


airport facilities
Airport Facilities

The Airport meets all the International standards and has many things to offer to its travelers

Duty Free Shopping

Eating and drinking

Facilities for specially physically challenged

mode of transport
Mode of Transport






little known facts trivia
Little Known Facts/Trivia
  • The exotic jeepney is the Filipino version of the jitney, the taxi/minibus that travels along a fixed route found in many countries.
  • The popular toy, the yoyo, was invented by 16th century hunters in the Philippines.
  • Halo-Halo! Halo-halo literally means, "mix-mix". And its is just that: a mixture of sweetened fruits and beans, lavished with pinipig (crisp flattened rice flakes), sugar and milk, topped by crushed ice and ice cream. Halo-Halo is uniquely, unforgettably Filipino! SORBETES This sweet treat was concocted in the early 1920's.
  • Waling Waling Orchids - With some 800 to 1,000 species of orchids, the Philippines has one of the richest orchid floras in the world.
  • Most grow only in old-growth forest, often on branches of huge trees dozens of meters above the forest floor.