Saturday, May 31, 2008
Around five million foreign tourists had visited India in 2007 which was a big jump from the 3.92 million tourists during the previous year, Union Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni said on Tuesday,28th May.
Around 400 million domestic tourists had also travelled across different parts of the country during 2007, she said.
She was speaking after declaring open the Rs 35 crore ‘Zest Big Beach-Puducherry’ a project of the Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Limited (MHRIL) at Manapet coastal village near here,Punducherry.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
In order to restore the grandeur of the Mysore Palace, the Maharani Vanivilasa Sannidhana, C.I., then Regent, decided to build a new palace on the model and on the foundations of old palace. The construction which was inaugurated by Her Highness in October 1897, was completed in in 1912 at an aggregate outlay of Rs.41,47,913. Two special features in the construction are note worthy: utilisation of local materials as far as possible and adoption of fire proof methods of construction.
The main building is of massive grey granite, three stored, and dominated by a five storeyed tower covered by a gilded dome. The tower is about 145 ft from the ground to the golden flag to its summit.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
It’s really a great experience to take shower with your friends, relatives or family apart from taking it alone in a bathroom. Frankly speaking it’s a combo offer- bathing and fun both at a time. War and fight with the great force of water was marvelous. One thing which makes Hoggenikkal stand alone in its kind is the lake or reservoir below the fall, full of fishes. These fishes use to hit your body constantly! Fishing in this part is not allowed.
Government tax of rupees 10/- is charged for having this great fun and experience.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Have you ever heard about moving market? If not, I am going to tell you about that! Its just a simple market in which each shop is on the move weather in boat in case of river and lake or carts in case of land.
Moving markets are very common at Bankok where shops are in form of boat and bargaining is the main mantra of this market.
Likewise, one-boat shop can be seen at Hogennikal waterfall selling food stuffs and cold-drinks but at reasonable price.
STATE:- TAMILNAIDU (SOUTH INDIAN STATE)
LOCATION:- 160 KM APPROX FROM BANGALORE VIA DHARAMPURI(TAMILNAIDU)
TRANSPORT:- REGULAR BUS SERVICE IS THERE FROM BOTH MAJOR CITIES BANGALORE AND CHENNAI VIA DHARAMPURI DISTRICT. BUT IT IS NEAR TO BANGALORE.
FOOD:- SOUTH INDIAN MEALS ARE CHEAP ALONG WITH FRIED FISH AS A COMMON FOOD. PACKED FOODS AND WATER ARE ALSO AVAILABLE.
CLIMATE:- MODERATE CLIMATE WITH COOL NIGHT.
LOGGING:- NOT DEVLOPED, ONLY 2 TO 3 LOUDGE ARE AVAILABLE.