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Kerala – Environment Capital of the World

UN secretary yesterday in the world conference declared Kerala as the Environment capital of the world. He appreciated the Environment awareness of the people of this small south Indian state, known as God’s own country.

They voluntarily leave their vehicles in their garages on few days of every month reducing environmental pollution, and Global warming.
He urged all countries to follow this practise, widely known as ‘Hartal’

Kerala in past 6 months had 79 Hartals which help reduce carbon from air tremendously !!

Athirappally Waterfalls
Athirappally Waterfalls
Backwaters of Kerala
Backwaters of Kerala

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Golkonda Fort

Golkonda, also known as Golconda, Gol konda (“Round shaped hill”), or Golla konda, is a citadel and fort in Southern India and was the capital of the medieval sultanate of the Qutb Shahi dynasty (c.1518–1687), is situated 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) west of Hyderabad.

Golconda Fort, Hyderabad
Golconda Fort, Hyderabad

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The Golkonda Fort used to have a vault where once the famous Koh-i-Noor and Hope diamonds were stored along with other diamonds.

During the Renaissance and the early modern eras, the name “Golkonda” acquired a legendary aura and became synonymous for vast wealth. The mines brought riches to the Qutb Shahis of Hyderabad State, who ruled Golkonda up to 1687, then to the Nizam of Hyderabad, who ruled after the independence from the Mughal Empire in 1724 until 1948, when the Indian integration of Hyderabad occurred.

The Golkonda fort is listed as an archaeological treasure on the official “List of Monuments” prepared by the Archaeological Survey of India under The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act. Golkonda actually consists of four distinct forts with a 10 km long outer wall with 87 semicircular bastions (some still mounted with cannons), eight gateways, and four drawbridges, with a number of royal apartments and halls, temples, mosques, magazines, stables, etc. inside. The lowest of these is the outermost enclosure into which we enter by the “Fateh Darwaza” (Victory gate, so called after Aurangzeb’s triumphant army marched in through this gate) studded with giant iron spikes (to prevent elephants from battering them down) near the south-eastern corner. At Fateh Darwaza can be experienced a fantastic acoustic effect, characteristic of the engineering marvels at Golkonda. A hand clap at a certain point below the dome at the entrance reverberates and can be heard clearly at the ‘Bala Hisar’ pavilion, the highest point almost a kilometer away. This worked as a warning note to the royals in case of an attack.

Golconda Fort Clapping Portico
Golconda Fort Clapping Portico

Ujjain Kumbha Mela – 2016

Date of Event : 22 April – 21 May, 2016

Kumbha Mela
Kumbha Mela

Special Bathing Dates of Ujjain Kumbh Mela- 2016

Purnima First Sahi Snaan (First Royal Holy Dip) 22 April 2016 (Friday)
Vratparv Vauthini Keadashi 03 May 2016 (Tuesday)
Vaishakh Krishna Amavasya (First Pramukh Snan) 06 May 2016 (Friday)
Shukla/Akshey Tritya (Second Pramukh Snan) 09 May 2016 (Monday)
Shukla Panchami 11 May 2016 (Wednesday)
Vrishabh Sankranti 15 May 2016 (Sunday)
Ekadashi & Pradosh Snan 17 May 2016 (Saturday)
Pradosh 19 May 2016 (Thursday)
Nursingh Jayanti 20 May 2016 (Friday)
Purnima Mukhya Shahi Snan (Main Royal Bath) 21 May 2016 (Saturday)

The first written evidence of the Kumbh Mela can be found in the accounts of Chinese monk Xuanzang (alternately Hsuan Tsang) who visited India in 629–645 CE, during the reign of King Harshavardhana. However, similar observances date back many centuries, where the river festivals first started getting organised. According to medieval Hindu theology, its origin is found in one of the most popular medieval puranas, the Bhagavata Purana. The Samudra manthan episode (Churning of the ocean of milk), is mentioned in the Bhagavata Purana, Vishnu Purana, the Mahabharata, and the Ramayana.

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Migratory birds are arriving

Happy October 2015

Winters ahead and migratory birds has started arriving to Indian sub-continent.

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Migratory Birds in Indian Sub-continent
Migratory Birds in Indian Sub-continent

Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur

Best place for the ornithologist and for the people who likes to spend the entire day in bird watching. The park is the host of 230 species of birds, among them some are migratory. The wonderful flying view and the melodious songs of birds always encourages the naturalist, poets and authors to write their best theme sitting amidst the nature.

for more info visit press here : Migratory Birds in India