It’s been a decade since Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar was first shot in Mauritius. Over the years, the calendar has been a platform for fresh talent and an epitome for unmatched glamour, fashion and lifestyle. No wonder that the Kingfisher Swimsuit Calendar  2012 can vouch for ten times the glamour and excitement, especially when it gets shot at the most exotic and idyllic location of Sri Lanka.


The sensual shoot spread to cover 12 months of picturesque beauty in a stupendous environment is shot across Jetwing Hotels, Sri Lanka – Jetwing Lighthouse, Galle, Jetwing Era Beach, Thalpe, Jetwing Blue, Negombo, Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions, Negombo.


Jetwing hotels are one of the leading resort chains in Sri Lanka with 12 distinctive properties spread around the country from Negombo to Galle and Nuwara Eliya. This island of paradise is known for true diversity – pristine beaches, lush mountain retreats and rural hideaways; lavish colonial splendour and chic modern luxury in award winning architectural design. The hotel property allows you to explore country’s rich culture and tradition and offers sheer indulgence; from fine cuisine, sensuous spa treatments to ayurvedic healing.


Ace photographer, Atul Kasbekar, comments: “Sri Lanka is every photographers delight. Exotic landscape, fantastic light and very comfy humidity levels make it easier to do shooting outdoor all day. Jetwing hotels have exceptional properties with a level of service that is unmatched. I have tried to use the location creatively in order to get graphics of international appeal.”


Partner to the Kingfisher Swimsuit Special 2012 include international brands like Schwarzkopf, Tomford, Elizabeth Hurley, Dior, Diesel, Puma, Celio and Estee Lauder, amongst others. While Kavita Lakhani and Akansha Nanda Mathur are the designers and stylist for the calendar, Kapil Bhalla has done the make- up and Bianca Hartkopf is the hair stylist for the models gracing the calendar.