Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kuttanad, Alapuzha

Kuttanad is known as the granary of Kerala because this area was the largest producer of rice in Kerala. But currently the major share of rice is brought from other states especially, Andhra Pradesh. This is because, Kerala is now like a large township; its agricultural lands are rapidly being converted for building urban infrastructure. But even now this area is so beautiful and is a great target for tourists and photographers. With lots of water bodies in and around Alapuzha, its a must see place in Kerala. Here are some of the pictures I have taken from Kuttanad area.

A small pond which is a source of water for fields

A road which passes through the center of the field

Ducks being breed in a canal

A view of the paddy field

Another view of the paddy field

A morning sight 

From the side of the Alapuzha - Chenganassery Road

A boat by the side of the canal

One of the bridge across the canal

Taken from the Nedumudi bridge

Monday, May 16, 2011

Poovar (Thiruvananthapuram)

Poovar is a small coastal village in the Trivandrum district of Kerala state, south India. This village is almost at the southern tip of Trivandrum and there is not much distance from here to the Kerala - Tamilnadu border. This village has a beautiful beach which attracts tourists. There are also some good tourist resorts. Last week I happen to visit one of the resorts in Poovar  with some of my friends. It was an island close to the beach. Here are some of the pictures.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tokyo Bay

This is the bay area of Tokyo. Its a must watch place for anybody travelling to Tokyo. This place I have taken from my archives and are not the most recent ones. Probably the bay area of Tokyo will be much more beautiful and sophisticated than what is shown here with sky city and other high rise buildings which have come up recently.I have visited this place many times, and to view this place at night is something which should not be missed out. There are plenty of places of interest in this area including the maritime museum, Toyota gallery etc. Some of these will be shown in few other posts which are yet to come.

Rainbow bridge during a fine afternoon

Statue of Liberty which US has gifted Japan

Rainbow bridge during a  Christmas eve

Captured while travelling through the Rainbow bridge

The monorail automatic electric train which connects the Tokyo bay area to the mainland 

Fuji TV building 

Tokyo international exhibition center

The biggest giant wheel in Japan 

The way round way to the bay area

A speed boat 
Cruising in the bay 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Thekkady Wild Life Sanctuary

Thekkady is the location of the Periyar National Park, which is an important tourist attraction in the Kerala state of India.Situated in Kerala, close to the Kerala - Tamil Nadu border town - Kumily, it is located about 257 km (160 miles) from Trivandrum,  185 km from Cochin International Airport and 114 km from Kottayam railway station. The sanctuary is famous for its dense evergreen, semi-evergreen, moist deciduous forests and savanna grass lands. It is home to herds of elephants, sambar, tigers, gaur,lion-tailed Macaques and Nilgiri Langurs. Things to do include boating, trekking, photography, wild life flora and fauna

Tourists moving to boat landing centre

The misty wayside on the way to Thekkady

Thekkady wild life sanctuary as seen from the tourist information center

People moving over a temporary sand bridge

Boat landing center as seen from boat

Another view of boat landing center

Tree trunks in the periyar reservoir as seen during boating

Thekkady reservoir

A store near the parking area at Thekkady

A tourist boat in the reservoir

A church on way to Thekkady

Children on tour on a boat 

Another view from boating

Another view of the periyar wild life sanctuary

Water crows

Another view of the Sanctuary

Vizhinjam (Thiruvananthapuram)

Vizhinjam is about 20km from Thiruvananthapuram town. It is very close to Kovalam beach. A place of scenic beauty, can be visited both during early morning hours as well as evening hours. Since it is close to Kovalam beach, one can plan a visit to Vizhinjam harbor also while planning to visit Kovalam. Some of the pictures which I captured are shown here.
The mosque as seen from Vizhinjam harbor

The planned port and dredging being done
Fishermen at vizhinjam beach

Vizhinjam harbor