Saturday, November 7, 2009

Mountains and lake at Chimmony

Illustrious landscape at Chimmini.

Chinese net shot with bicolor - 1001 – Nov 2009

Chinese fishing nets on the edge of Cochin harbor, Fort Kochi. These colossal fishing nets are attractive by its largeness and creation.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Athachamayam Festival, Thripunithura - August 2009

Theyyams at the Athachamayam 2009:


Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

Platform supply vessel "Hellespont Dawn" built by Cochin Shipyard - July 2009

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"Hellespont Dawn" constructed by Cochin Shipyard is the second platform supply vessel delivered to NFC Offshore, Norway on April 8 2009 with the previous one being delivered on March 30. In the featured picture, the vessel is on its way for a trial run into the Arabian Sea. These platform supply ships are of the standard UT 755 LN design for the offshore implementation. The ship is intended for fulfilling the definite requirement of transporting the deck cargo, liquid cargo, cement and offloading to rigs and production platforms. Cochin Shipyard, Kerala is presently building 16 identical ships of this type for several foreign clients. Moreover, the shipyard is also constructing an aircraft carrier for the Indian Navy.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Illustrious mountain ranges of Munnar - June 2009

The mountains in and around Munnar, Kerala varies in altitude from 1,600 meters (5,249 ft) to 1,800 meters (5,906 ft) above sea level. Verdant tea plantations, picturesque mountains, twisting roads, trekking and holiday facilities make Munnar an incomparable tourist destination.
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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Museum of Kerala History, Edappally - June 2009

Established under the  Madhavan Nayar Foundation located at Edappally, on the national Highway NH 47 between Ernakulam and Alwaye town at about ten kilometers from city center. Founded by the late R. Madhavan Nayar (1914-1996), a distinguished Industrialist, Philanthropist and a pioneer in Sea Food Exports, this museum complex includes three buildings, viz - Museum of Kerala History, Gallery of Paintings & Sculptures and Centre for Visual arts.
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Museum of Kerala History

This Museum is a Light and Sound show of three-dimensional visuals. 87 figures who shaped the history and

Monday, June 8, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Elephant transported in a Lorry, Kerala - June 2009

An elephant being transported in a truck - In the hurry to take elephants from one temple festival scene to another, they are frequently transported in lorries.
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

THRISSUR Pooram - May 2009

Pictures of Kudamattam, the frequently - changing display of colorful parasols by the Thiruvambady and Paramekkavu Devaswoms, in progress at the Thekkinkad Maidan in Thrissur on Sunday, 3rd May 2009.
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Delightful procession of mighty tuskers decorated with glimmering silk and golden adornments, carrying the deities of Thiruvambady and Paramekkavu temples is the most interesting element  of this renowned festival of central Kerala, India.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Consequential Cruise ships that called at port of Cochin, Kerala during March 2009

Luxury cruise liner ‘Queen Victoria’

Kochi, March 24 2009: UK’s luxury cruise ‘Queen Victoria’ on Tuesday berthed at Port Kochi by 11a.m., with about 1,800 international tourists and true to its name, received a grand welcome at the port city. The ship, that arrived from Phuket, left for Mumbai at 7p.m.
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Sunday, April 5, 2009

St. Francis church, Cochin - April 2009

Known to be the first European church in India located near Fort Kochi beach, Kerala.
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Friday, March 20, 2009

Cruise ship Queen Mary 2 which called on the Cochin Port, Kerala - March 2009

Arriving from Singapore in the morning through Arabian Sea

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Dazzling backwaters of Vaikom, Kerala - March 2009

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This amazing backwater is on the way to Kumarakam from Kochi via Vaikom. The backwaters are unique to Kerala that is a network of canals, rivers and big lakes extending throughout the state with numerous villages linked together by ferries and bridges. These coconut palm tasseled inland canals are the main passage for transporting people and cargo between island villages as well to main city of Kochi. Here you can see country boats fully loaded with sands mined from river (mainly used for construction) plying through canals. I don't know whether these sands are legally mined as sand mining is prohibited in this part of Kerala by the government since this cause a lot of ecological problems to the river. A passenger boat that connects Ernakulam and villages can be seen. In one photo a villager in a small dugout transports fresh water filled pots.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Early morning sunrise near Kochi, Kerala - March 2009

Stock photos of foggy morning sunrise photographed at a locale called Vaikom near Kochi.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Chinese nets and the blue backwaters, Kerala - March 2009

Chinese nets for fishing along the coast line backwaters of Kerala near Ernakulam, Kochi. A familiar sight when
you travel through the backwaters of this region.
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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Tropical Sunset and Chinese Net, Fort Cochin - March 2009

Stock photos of Picturesque Tropical Sunset at Fort Cochin, Kerala
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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Fort Vypeen, Kochi, Kerala - March 2009

Stock images of Chinese fish nets of Fort  Vypeen. Also seen is a yacht sailing in from Arabian sea. 
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Friday, March 6, 2009

Fishing Harbor, Vypeen Island, Kochi - March 2009

Stock pictures of Vypin (also spelled Vypeen) fishing harbor and the Ernakulam lake that connects this harbor to Arabian sea.
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Friday, February 20, 2009

Chinese nets, Fort Kochi - Feb 2009

Chinese fishing nets of Fort Kochi beach, Kerala at dusk.
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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wide views of Idukki reservoir and sanctuary, Kerala - Feb 2009

Extensive sceneries of Idukki dam reservoir and wildlife sanctuary.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Idukki sanctuary and lake, Kerala - Feb 2009

Stock images of Idukki (also spelled Idikki) dam reservoir and wildlife sanctuary from various standpoints.
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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Panoramic photos of Chimmony wildlife sanctuary - Feb 2009

Panoramic vistas of Chimmini wildlife sanctuary and Western Ghat pinnacles. Extending across an area of 85 Sq. kilometers, Chimony wildlife sanctuary provides an invigorating experience to nature lovers and bird watchers.
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Friday, February 13, 2009

Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary, Thrissur - Feb 2009

Stock pictures of Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary. This sanctuary was founded in 1984 and situated about 87 kilometers northeast of Kochi city and 37 kilometers southeast of Trichur town in Kerala. You can reach Chimmony by taking a deviation from Amballoor junction on the NH 47 National highway, which is 25 kilometers away. An artificial lake has been formed by the construction of a dam across the Chimmony River. This lake has an area of 10 sq.kms and a depth of 20 mts. The lake encircled by Ghat Mountains, which accommodates the Chimmini Wildlife Sanctuary, is a breathtaking spectacle.   
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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Rubber Estates & countryside en route Chimmony wildlife sanctuary, Trichur - Feb 2009

Rubber plantations and rural area along the way to Chimmony dam and wildlife sanctuary located near Chalakudy in Trichur district of Kerala. The rubber plantation is one of the important economic crop  of Kerala mainly cultivated in the hilly regions and said to be the largest supplier of rubber in India.
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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Panoramic views of Nelliyampathy hills, Palghat - Jan 2009

Unbroken views of Nelliyampathy mountain ranges and tea plantations, Palghat, Kerala.
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Nelliampathy Mountain cliff, Kerala - Jan 2009

Different views from Nelliyampathy mountain cliff. We can see the landscapes beneath spreading throughout the Nenmara village, Palghat from top of the cliff. The forest surrounding this cliff accommodate a variety of wild animals like bonnet monkeys, langurs , elephants etc. The fresh dung and the crushed tree trunks after eating the barks on the walkway along the ridge are evidences of wild elephant's presence in this forest belt (see photo NLPY_071 below) bordering on the tea plantations.
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bonnet Macaques of Nelliampathi mountains in Kerala - Jan 2009

These Bonnet monkeys seen in the hills of Nelliyampathy are very friendly to humans and often found taking food from tourists visiting this mountain cliff. One can also see the Gray langurs ( Hanuman Langurs ) on tree tops from a distance and not on the rocks or the grassy plains as they are not friendly like the Bonnet macaques.
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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Captivating Tea Estates of Nelliyampathy, Kerala - Jan 2009

Stock photos of ravishing tea estates, Nelliyampathy in Kerala. Obviously the physical impression of these plantations is different from tea estates of Munnar. Nelliyampathy tea estates which are confined to small pockets in contrasting to the vast tea plantations of Munnar hills.
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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Nelli (Indian Gooseberry) tree of Nelliyampathy - Jan 2008

This is the Nelli (in Malayalam) or Amla (in Hindi) tree which is the trade mark of Nelliyampathy picnic spot of Palghat overhanging the cliff. Nelliyampathy, derives its name from this gooseberry tree.
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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Landscapes, Nelliyampathy - Jan 2008

Mountain and meadow landscapes of Nelliyampathy, Palghat.
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Monday, January 5, 2009

Check Dam at Nelliyampathy - Jan 2009

Check dam constructed across a stream for irrigating the cultivations at Nelliyampathy, Kerala.
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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Ripe Coffee Cherries, Nelliyampathy - Jan 2009

Mature coffee berries ready for harvesting at an estate in Nelliyampathy hills of Palghat district bordering Tamil Nadu.

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Friday, January 2, 2009

Boating at Idukki Dam Reservoir, Kerala - Jan - 2009

Stock photos of boating at Idukki dam reservoir which is a rare opportunity to tourists only on festive holidays of Onam and Christmas. This boating is conducted by the Hydel Tourism wing of the Kerala state electricity Board. The speed boat being temporarily brought from Mattupetti reservoir where boating facility is available throughout the tourist season.
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Thursday, January 1, 2009

Tender Coffee Berries on coffee shrub, Kerala - Jan 2009

Images of unripe coffee ( Coffea canephora also called Robusta Coffee ) drupes on coffee plant at an estate in Nelliyampathy hills, Northeast Kerala.
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