29 mai 2011

Virgin's Bower / Clematis recta

Virgin's BowerVirgin's bower / Clematis recta is another fragrant flower in my Mom's garden.  They used to sprawl over nearby plants & produce clusters of star shaped, heavily scented flowers. In Kerala it's called "bridal bouquet".
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22 mai 2011

Mahe Riverside Revamped / La nouveau visage de Mahe

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).
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11 mai 2011

Thrissur Pooram

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10 mars 2011

Kochi Marine Drive

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]
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06 mars 2011

The Greater Coucal / Crow Pheasant

 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]
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03 mars 2011

Ernakulam Main Boat Jetty .

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.
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01 mars 2011

Munnar , Kerala

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07 février 2011

Mattancherry Palace / Dutch Palace

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]
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07 février 2011

Archeological Museum,Mattancherry Palace,Kochi, Kerala

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18 janvier 2011

Kumarakom, Kerala

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