More than the Usual. Outline. About the Philippines and Philippine Tourism Popular Places and Suggested Activities: Metro Manila Cebu Bohol Boracay Palawan. Location.
About the Philippines and Philippine Tourism
Popular Places and Suggested Activities:
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
International Gateways: Manila, Cebu
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 :
Philippine Airlines (PAL) will be launching direct flights from Manila to Delhi
in March 2011
A beautiful archipelago of 7107 tropical islands & stunning beaches.
Land Area – 299,000 sq.km.
Capital – Manila
The weather in Philippines is primarily tropical.
March to May –Warm
November to February- Cool
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.
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
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
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.
Hossein’s Persian Kebab
Kashmir Indian Cuisine
Queen’s Crystal Garden Restaurant
Swagat Indian Cuisine
The New Bombay Canteen
Banana Leaf Curry House
Indian By Nature Restaurant and Bar
Crafts Indian Cuisine
The Persian Palate
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