22 mai 2011
Mahe Riverside RevampedA riverside pathway is constructed on the banks of Mahe river (Mayazhi river) . For the time being it starts from the Tagore Park to the Mahe bridge. The project is to construct upto Mahe water complex ( Mahe Para). Walking along this pathway, one can admire Mahe river, its estuary & the beautiful sunset !The Mahe Bridge connects this ancient French colony to Tellicherry (former British colony).
11 mai 2011
10 mars 2011
Kochi Marine Drive Marine Drive of Cochin is a 1.75 km walkway on the banks of the Vembanad Lake which stretches from the Jankar Jetty to the Ernakulam Main Jetty It passes through two bridges- Rainbow bridge & Chinese fishing net bridge. This waterfront promenade is paved with coloured tiles & vehicles are strickly prohibited. All along the way there are several boat jetties, Indira Priyadarshini Childrens Park, Subhash Chandrabose Park & a public ground Rajendra Maidan. The road... [Lire la suite]
06 mars 2011
Crow Pheasant The Greater Coucal / Crow Pheasant (Centropus sinensis) are commonly found in Indian subcontinent. The characterestics of this bird is that they have black head & tail, coppery brown wings & red eyes. Hindus consider this as a "Bird of Good Luck " because in their epic Mahabharatha it's stated that Kuchelan saw this bird on his way to Dwaraka.Tale of Sudhama & Lord KrishnaLord Krishna & Sudhama (Kuchelan) were best friends at Gurukulam. Later Lord... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2011
Hop on to the ferries to explore the Islands of Ernakulam. There are two Govt. owned ferry stations - Ernakulam Main Boat Jetty (nr the Railway Station ) & other near the High Court. Ferry service is from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Ferries from the Ekm Main Jetty takes you to Mattancherry & Fort Kochi where as the ferries from the High Court Jetty takes you to Vypeen & Bolghatty Islands.
01 mars 2011
07 février 2011
Mattancherry Palace Mattancherry Palace is a quadrangular (nalukettu) two storey building constructed by Portuguese in 1555 A.D . It was a gift given by the Portuguese to the Raja of Kochi -Veera Kerala Varma. In 1663 during Dutch invasion, it was completely renovated & hence came to be called as Dutch Palace. A small temple is located in the inner court of the palace & is dedicated to Goddess Pazhayannur Bhagavathy - protective Goddess (Kuladaivam) of the Rajas of Kochi.In the palace premises there are... [Lire la suite]
07 février 2011
18 janvier 2011
12 octobre 2010
Chottanikkara Rajarajeshwari Temple The Chottanikkara Rajarajeshwari Temple is located 15km northwest of Cochin. The whole temple complex consists of Melekkavu & Keezhekaavu. The Melekkavu diety Rajarajeshwari is worshipped along with Lord Vishnu. The laterite idol of the Bhagavathi & the granite idol of Mahavishnu are on the same pedestal. They are not fixed to the ground but rests on sand bed. Everyday the temple opens at 4 am & it's believed that Mookambika Devi attends this pooja & then goes to... [Lire la suite]