The Scintillating Kingfisher Calendar and Its Breathtaking Locations

By Niyati Shinde on Jan 20, 2016
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Published by the United Breweries Group, the ‘infamous’ Kingfisher Calendar probably needs no introduction! Arguably the hottest thing every year, the calendar has been portraying scintillating models year after year since 2003. While we at TripHobo can’t stop admiring the beautiful ladies and the way celebrated photographer Atul Kasbekar captures their alluring moods, we also can’t stop ogling at the locations used as a backdrop for these photographs. Here’s a rundown on the locations used for the Kingfisher Calendar shoots since the year 2005 till 2015:

Kingfisher Calendar 2005- South Africa:

South Africa’s scenic wonders are legendary. The ‘Rainbow Nation’ has it all- from lush green mountains and forests to naked deserts and stunning costal vistas to a happening nightlife and the unofficial designation of being the adventure capital of the world! It is the perfect combination of culture, heritage, adventure and nature.

Best time to visit: Between May to September.

Kingfisher Calendar 2006- Australia:

A unique and diverse country in every way possible, Australia generally features on the wanderlust wishlist of many. The reasons for visiting the Land Down Under are aplenty- pristine beaches, adventurous scuba diving sessions, delectable cuisine, vibrant nightlife, exploratory outback journeys and discovering the culture of the aboriginals. If you are an outdoorsy person, this is the destination for you.

Best time to visit: Between March to October.

Kingfisher Calendar 2007- French Riviera:

Also known as Cote d'Azur, the French Riviera is home to some of the most beautiful shorelines in the world. Once upon a time, the area was made up of sleepy fishing villages. Tourism has completely changed the region now.

Best time to visit: All year round!

Kingfisher Calendar 2008- Across India:

The gorgeous locations of Goa, Ladakh, Udaipur and Andaman played host to the Kingfisher Calendar girls in the year 2008. While Goa is known for its nightlife and its vivacious beaches, Andaman is known for its history linking back to the freedom struggle along with its tranquil coastlines. Ladakh, with its intimidating landscapes gives tough competition to the luxurious and royal skylines of Udaipur.

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Best time to visit: Between August end to March.

Kingfisher Calendar 2009- Islands on the Andaman Sea:

A part of the Indian Ocean, the Andaman Sea is a waterbody located towards the southeast of the Bay of Bengal. Having an area of 308,000 square miles, the sea takes its name from the Andaman Islands.

Best time to visit: Between February to April.

Kingfisher Calendar 2010- Maldives:

Sunny all year long, the beautiful atolls of Maldives have everything that romantic dreams are made of- pristine white-sand beaches, unparalleled beauty, astounding underwater life and unmatched luxury.

Best time to visit: Between December to March.

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Kingfisher Calendar 2011- Mauritius:

A gem of a nation located in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius will enchant you. It is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. And it’s not just the beaches that the nation has to offer, visitors can also enjoy scuba diving, snorkelling, bird watching and hiking.

Best time to visit:Between October to February.


Kingfisher Calendar 2012- Negombo:

Located on the west coast of Sri Lanka, Negombo is a lovely city with bustling fish markets, sandy beaches, friendly locals and a subtle scent of cinnamon in the air. No wonder then that the year 2012 saw the gorgeous ladies of the Kingfisher Calendar descend upon this city.

Best time to visit: West and south coasts- December to March, East coast- April/May to September.


Kingfisher Calendar 2013- South Africa:

South Africa played host to the Kingfisher Calendar girls again in the year 2013. Would you too like to explore this beautiful nation? What are you waiting for? Plan your dream vacation using our itinerary planner.

Best time to visit: Between May to September.

Kingfisher Calendar 2014- Boracay:

A picturesque and quaint island in Philippines, Boracay is as postcard perfect as it can get. Infact, did you know that the island was voted as one of the best islands in the world by the international travel magazine Travel + Leisure in the year 2012? Just 7 kilometres long, the island leaves its visitors mesmerized with its beauty.

Best time to visit: Between November to April.

Kingfisher Calendar 2015- Turkey:

Mysterious, magnificent, lavish and stunning, the historical country of Turkey is a treat to all the senses. Its charm lies in its mosques and minarets, in its natural wonders and its cuisine, in its people and its bustling bazaars, in its quaint cafes and its luxurious hamams.

Best time to visit: Between April to mid-June and September, October.

Although these stunning locations look out of reach, they are in fact, easy to travel to. For a hassle free trip planning, check out our incredible trip planner. From creating itineraries to booking hotels, your dream plan will be ready in a jiffy! Ready to strike a pose like the Calendar Girls?!

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