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Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 6.53 GMT

Mirissa, the world's top spot for whale-watching


Mirissa in Southern Sri Lanka is considered one of the best sites in the world to spot both blue and sperm whales, says The Hindu in an article published recently.

There are several spots around the island where you can do this, depending on the season, the report said.

“There are a lot of nice things for tourists to do in Sri Lanka, but whale-watching is one particular activity that seems to be experiencing quite a hike in popularity”, the report added.

The feature article written by Shruthi Mathews describes the author's experiences in whale-watching as “I remember going there about four years ago and getting on a small, rickety sort of boat with a handful of people. Now I find myself climbing aboard a huge boat and being given food and bottled water — as well as a very professional-looking pamphlet about the tour.”

The first, second, and even third sighting is wonderful. There's something quite special that comes from knowing that a creature so huge and powerful exists — and that you're right there, almost close enough to touch, the author wrote.

It's an experience, and a unique one at that. Just be prepared, and don't expect too much. That way you'll be happy, the author further said.

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