Kerala-God’s very own country….What comes to your mind when you think about Kerala is…Coconut trees,Pristine Churches,Houseboats…and the classic natural beauty which could put most popular foreign destinations to shame….and so I can vouch out for the fact that Athirappilly Falls are no different!!!!
Situated in Thrissur districtof Kerala, on the southwest coast of India,they are located on the west-flowing Chalakudy River near the Vazhachal Forest Division and the Sholayar ranges, this 24-metre (80 ft) waterfall and the nearby Vazhachal Falls and are popular tourist destinations.
The length of Chalakudy river originates Anamudi Mountains of the Western Ghats,flowing through the Vazhachal Forest finally merging into the Arabian Sea. Below the falls, the river remains turbulent for about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) until it reaches Kannamkuzhi. Then it calms and flows smoothly until reaching the dam at Thumburmuzhi.
Athirappilly mystic beauty extends not just to the serene environs…but also to its dynamic wild life….includes the Asiatic Elephant tiger,leopard,bison,sambar and lion tailed macaque. The unique 180 metres (590 ft) elevation riparian forest in the Athirappilly-Vazhachal area is the only location where all four South Indian species of hornbills — the Great Hornbill(the State Bird of Kerala),Malabar Grey Hornbill, and the Indian Grey Hornbill are found living together. If the proposed 163-MW Athirappilly hydroelectric project is built, these unique birds may vanish from these forests because it will submerge the hornbills’ habitat.Environmentalists claim that Athirapally is a one-of its-kind riparian ecosystem in Kerala. The International Bird Association has declared it an ‘Important Bird Area’ and the Asian Nature Conservation Foundation has recommended that the area should be declared a sanctuary or a national park.
Indian Grey Hornbill
So,friends….If Kerala is God’s very own country…Athirappily is best tourist destination in that….Do visit these falls and catch on a fresh breath of air,if you ever happen to be in Kerala 🙂 !!!!
It’s the end of 2011…and time to usher in the NEW YEAR-2012….
God time surely flies at the speed of light years….So to bid good bye to old year and kick start the new year…I have called in my little buddies…Hope you all love them as much as I do….
The silent Moth...seems to be hibernating....but can just swirl around and fly before you can even snap your eyes...I guess it is also wishing the ol year a Gud bye!!!
Love seems to be the air all time of the year...The only thing that doesn't change with seasons....Now let's just leave these two love birds alone...Wishing them a happy new year and whole new bunch of kids!!!
I know....Mosquitoes are creatures we love to hate...But this is such close shot that I just could not resist putting it on...
A fluorescent COCKROACH...ouch...I know that hurts and they stink...But it's New Year Time...I wish God would rid earth of these creatures at least this year 😉
Last but not the least...I can never miss out on the floral beauty...The New Year would be so dull without them!!!
Here’s wishing all my fellow blogger-friends and my readers “A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR”….May God bless ya all with lots of joy and happiness…Keep smiling 🙂
Have You ever observed the color GREEN carefully???…It’s the color that signifies the Heart of Nature….Yes everything Green is normally associated with plants,shrubs,herbs and Trees….So what better way to appreciate this color than This!!!
I love this close-up...Because it shows the veins from the mid-rib
The best look of ordinary Indian farm....with the crops dancing in air...surrounded by Coconut Trees!!!
The farms set against the mountains....Beautiful !!!
Green Juicy Berries...I don't know if these cob-webbed berries are edible...But they do look enticing!!!
Did you think that ONLY humans get blisters???....Think Again 😉
Hope you all enjoy Greenery around you as much as I do….Surf into the green farms at times….It’s all worth the effort 🙂
I have always been in love with nature,not just because it’s beautiful or amazing….But purely because,It’s God…The God that we can see…But whom we don’t worship…May be that’s because it’s human mentality that we don’t respect things that we have…Keep running after Things that are invisible to eyes….
Mother is best example of God’s best Creation….Mother bears us in her womb for 9months,goes through tremendous pain to give birth to us…then nurtures us all our Life….With Her BLOOD…May be,That’s why we call nature…As Mother Nature…Because personifies the exact meaning of Her…
May be that’s why Through years….Lots of poets have written about her…Sang about her…Tried to compare women’s beauty and qualities with nature…I can’t put into words the immense joy which i feel when I’m so close to nature…
This blog is too showcase my love for Nature….That’s an experience to feel and enjoy…When u just forget everything else…And just drown yourself….Into the depths of nature….So that You can experience the real joys of Nature,as I always do…
Happie Reading and Trekking online