Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Banasura Sagar Dam,Kalpetta - Wayanad,Kerala

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Banasura Sagar Dam is another tourist place in Wayanad. It is known to be the largest earth dam in India and the second largest of its kind in Asia..It is situated around 15 km from Kalpetta,Wayanad..Also this place is surrounded by the chain of mountains..It is constructed on the Banasura Lake..There is a popular story about the name of these hills,legends say that the Asura king of Banasura, (the son of King Mahabali, who is believed to visit Kerala during every Onam festival) undertook a severe penance on the top of these hills and thus it was named after him..It's best time to visit this place in monsoons to see the clouds floating over the lush green mountains.

Here are few pics from our visit..

The famous Bamboo payasam...

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple,Mural art - Wayanad,Kerala

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Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple in Sulthan Bathery (in Wayanad,Kerala) is one of the ancient temples in Wayanad and a must visit place if you are visiting Wayanad..Sulthan Bathery is earlier known as 'Ganapathivattom' because of this temple..Apart from the great historical significance the temple's beauty is enhanced by some great mural art works done by Sri Naveen from Guruvayur...Even though photography is prohibited inside the temple,we took special permission from the management to have some pics..However we failed to take good quality pictures due to bad lighting conditions inside the temple.

Here are few pics taken inside the temple..

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Sunflower,Marigold farms of Gundulpet - The beautiful countryside of Karnataka

These days I was too lazy to blog..The fact is,when my reality itself turned into Utopia why should I come here after all :) Wayanad to Mysore long drive was always a delightful experience..In the crop seasons the countryside of Gundulpet is full of vegetable farms...Farming is one of the major sources of income for Guldulpet..They grow different crops lik Cabbage,Beetroot,Turmeric,Onion,Tomato,Beans etc..But last July was a little more surprising for us,there is a full bloom of Sunflower and Marigold fields everywhere..Here are few pics taken during that time..

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ooty road trip experience - I

There is nothing much to see in Ooty in particular as it is heavily crowded,even in monsoons..Though we were frequent visitors to this place when we were at Coimbatore,this time we observed a considerable change in this Nilgiri heaven,it has completely lost its charm and looked like any other ordinary commercial town..Most of the budget hotels were already occupied,so we struggled a bit to find proper accommodation for our night stay..However if you forget about popular viisting sites in Ooty,then you'll certainly find a lot many beautiful,picturesque places around this grand hill station..In the early hours,we started in our car from Sulthan Bathery,Wayanad in Masinagudi route while going uphill,and we came back in Gudalur route..We are lucky enough to see the Western ghats in its ever more beautiful form in monsoons..The lush greenery of vast landscapes and mountains in rainy season left us completely breathless..The drive was absolute bliss.

Here are few glimpses about our road trip..As there are a lot bunch of pics,I decided to divide the pics in several posts..