Thinnakara island is one of the two uninhabited island of Lakshadweep where tourists are allowed to stay. The coral islands of Lakshadweep being very fragile and ecologically sensitive, the government takes utmost care in restricting entry to the islands through a permit thus exercising a control on the depletion of available resources. The only means of approach to Thinnakara is through a ferry boat which is carefully waded through the lagoon before the tide ebbs to avoid damage to corals.
The Nagaur Fort also known as Ahhichatragarh fort is one of the oldest forts in Rajasthan built during the 4th Century AD. What is most impressive about Nagaur Fort is the intricate water system in the fort. Many water features like ducts, tanks, and fountains have been beautifully integrated with both the interior and exterior architecture in the fort.
The Ananthapadmanabha temple of Ananthapura located near Kasaragod in North Kerala is the only lake temple in Kerala. Including the likes of a vegetarian Crocodile that guards the shrine and an Idol made of 108 natural ingredients to the anatomical specifications of a human body, this temple has many intriguing tales to tell.
A short cruise we took in the backwaters of Kochi in Kerala turned out to be more than a relaxation trip. We learned many facts about the feathered residents of the vast backwater network while also realizing how rapid urbanization is taking a toll on the aquatic life in the backwaters.
The kapu beach located along the western coast of Karnataka in India is one of the best-kept secrets of Karnataka. What is more compelling about Kapu beach is the 27 mt high Lighthouse which is still functional. Built in the year 1901 on a huge boulder on the Arabian coast, the lighthouse at Kapu beach has for many years stood unperturbed guiding thousands of sailors and warning the presence of dangerous rocks.
Not very far from Karnataka’s Cultural Capital, Mysore is a small village named Somanathapura on the banks of River Cauvery. The village is known for its Keshava temple, one of the most magnificent temples built in the style of Hoysala Architecture.