Saturday, November 20, 2010

Velikonda Range Hills near Penchalakona - Nellore

The Velikonda Range or Velikonda hills is a part of the Eastern Ghats in India. The Velikonda Range is located in the south-eastern part of AP.It is birth place of Kandeleru river .

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Abbe Faria Statue - Panaji , Goa

This statue was sculpted by Ramachadra Pandurang Kamat & was inaugurated on 20th sept 1945.It commemorates the memory of Abbe Faria,world's first hypnotist.

He was born in Candolim,Goa on 31st May .1756 and died on 20th Sept,1819 in France.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Harishchandragad Trekking

Harishchandragad located near Malshej Ghat.From the Malshej Ghat the foot of the hill is about 5Km.It is the best place for treckers.

Best time to visit : During Moonsoons.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Malshej Ghat

Tunnel in Malshej Ghat

Malshej Ghat is a serene, picturesque and less crowded place in Sahyadri Range of Western Ghats.It is a monsoon destination. The best time to visit this place is during monssons.During this time we will find many waterfalls & is the best time for nature lovers. One can find lush green mountain ranges of Western Ghats with milky white water falls and can drench in rain and soak under waterfalls. The area is covered by mist and fog. It could become a lifetime experience.

Only a few resorts are available in Malshej Ghat.MTDC runs a resort in Malshej Ghat.They have online booking facility[].If you are going with family best place to stay is MTDC.One more resort is Su-Shant (Contact no : +919527007475/+919527007374 ).During July-September period it is hard to find a room. One needs to book it in advance.

In Malshej Ghat we willn’t find any taxis/Cabs for hire. One need to hire from Kalyan/Pune.We need carry a rain coat as one can’t predict when it rains there & good to carry trekking wear. It is best place for nature/landscape photographers. Don’t forget to carry a decent camera (SLR camera is the best option) to take wonderful pictures.

Best Time To Visit: July – August. Post monsoon is the best time .


How to reach Malshej Ghat:

Road : From Pune JN it is around 140 Km and 90 Km from Kalyan JN.

Rail :Nearest rail head is Kalyan JN. It is well connected to various cities across the country.

Air : Pune Air port is the nearest one.

Friday, July 09, 2010

Shivneri Fort

Shivneri Fort ,birthplace of the great Maratha warrior Shri Shivaji Maharaj,located near Junnar.
Shahaji,the father of Shivaji Maharaj,a general in Adil Sha of Bijapur sultanate put pregnant Jijibai for her security in Shivneri.Shivneri is a hill fortress with steep rocks in the mountain ranges of Sahyadri.Maharaj spent his childhood here.
At the top of the fort we can find temple of Jijibai and Shivaji Mharaj.

 Main Entrance of the Fort

Birth place of Maharaj

Statue of Maharaj

Kadelot point is there after Badami Talav,from where they used through those who convicted in various crimes by tying their hands and legs.

Near temple of Shivaji maharaj at the top a water pond ,'Badami Talav',is there.

Temple of Jijibai

Statues of young Shivaji & Jijibai

How To Reach Shivneri fort:
Road : Distance between Pune and Junar is around 120 Km from Junnar it is 3 Km.Distance between kalyan and Junnar is 110 Km.
Rail : Nearest Rail head is Kalyan junction.
Air : Nearest air port is Pune.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Prakasam Barrage

The Prakasam Barrage is 1.2 KM long irrigation project built on Krishna River in Vijayawada.It is named after first Chief Minister of AP Sri Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu.During Krishna pushkaralu & on other special occasions devotees take a holy dip in Krishna River.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Sri Kanaka Durga Temple ,Vijayawada

Sri Kanaka Durga Temple fo Godess Durga is located on the Indrakeeladri hill, on the banks of Krishna River.Deity is said to be Swayambu or selfmanifest

How To reach Vijayawada :
Rail : It is well connected all major cities.It is one of the bussiest railway junction in India.
Air : Vijayawada has its Air port at Gannavaram .
Road : Vijayawada is on NH5 and NH9 connects Hyderabad and Vijayawada.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Fort Aguada

The Fort Aguada built in 1612.
The word Aguada means watering place in Portuguese.
It comprises Upper and Lower fort.The upper fort was built to serve as fort & watering station to the ships while lower fort oofers a safe berth to portuguese ships.Storage capacity of water tank 23,76,000 Gallons .Light house in the upper fort was operative till 1976
How to reach Aguada fort :
Distance between Aguada fort and Panaji (Goa) is 18 Km.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Baga Beach - Goa

Baga Beach is a rocky beach & an extenssion of Calangute beach.Baga Beach is with full of coconut & palm trees.Baga beach offers beach resorts for accommodation.Wide range of water sports available in this beach.
Location : It is 10 Km from Mapusa,16 Km from Panjim.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Vembanad Lake

Vembanad Lake (Vembanad Kayal or Vembanad Kol) is the India's longest and Kerala's largest lake.It is located in Alleppy.
Vembanad wetland system covers an area over 1512 Sq Km.It 14 Km wide at its widest point.Vembanad lake is the life line of Kerala.This lake is famous for back water tourism.
Snake Boat Race(Nehru Trophy) held in every August is very famous sporting event.It is started by then Priminister of India Mr.Nehru.

How to reach Alappuzha/Alleppy :
Distance between Kochi and Alappuzha :55KM
Distance between Kochi and Kottyam 37Km
Alleppy railway station is well connected to south Indian cities.
Nearest Air port is Kochi air port which is 85 Km away

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