Author: Alex Jacob

Idukki Dam Kerala

All you need to know about Idukki Dam

Idukki Dam : An architectural marvel Wonder that the nature hidden between hill pairs joined together with technology, an energy revolution that changed the face of Kerala Power generation was born. Always this nature’s gift is an attraction for travelers. Dam that is built in across Periyar river between two rocky hills Kuravan and Kurathi is predicted a life of 300 years. It is one of the highest dams in the world and the first arch dam in India. Idukki Dam is located in Idukki district, Kerala. It is a double curvature arch dam. Arched shape on the upstream face that compresses together and strengthens the structure when water pushes up against it. Idukki dam is the first dam In Asia, which is constructed in double curvature arch dam type and second in the world. This architectural marvel is constructed and owned by the Kerala State Electricity Board. There are many points that we should know about Idukki dam. The Idukki hydroelectric Project is the biggest hydroelectric Project in Kerala. Idukki dam has a height …

KOSAN Travel Pack System, the best travel pack system for your trips

KOSAN Travel Pack System, the best travel pack system for your trips

Travel is a life changing experience and it’s true that travel makes someone modest. Most of the time people would prefer to travel only when they accumulate enough money for travel or when they are literally frustrated in shier busy work schedule. Do you know how I make How I make time for travel despite a busy schedule ? It’s not a rocket science. Time is really tricky. It can run out, it can fly and be up. Time can be spent, killed, and passed. When it comes to traveling, there is a misconception that long trips needs long luggage and huge trolleys with you. Do we really need all these junk items to travel with us? Are you a person who used to carry all the clothes and gadgets with you while traveling? If your answer is going to be Yes, you should probably read my article How to pack lightly for trips Instead, If you are looking for best travel pack system in the world, KOSAN travel pack system is the recommended one …

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Which part of Goa is good to visit, South or North Goa?

The answer to this question Which part of Goa is good to visit is really tough because Goa is full of surprises from head to toe. No matter which part of the Goa you are traveling, there is always something special for you. North Goa or South Goa? Which is the place to be? The answer is based on what you want to explore and experience in Goa. Both the regions have their own positives and negatives. Crowd is more in South Goa or North Goa ? North Goa beaches like Baga and Calangute are certainly more crowded with local and foreign tourists than South Goa beaches like Agonda and Palolem. North Goa is good for you if you like to be around large crowds and a convivial atmosphere all the time. On the other hand, if you prefer some alone time or a quiet walk on the beach or on the streets, south Goa is the place to be. Sight seeing in Goa Most beaches in Goa offer a beautiful sunset and a wide …

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Banasura Sagar dam, An ideal picnic spot in Wayanad

The Banasura Sagar dam, which is the largest earthen dam in India and the second largest in Asia, impounds the waters of the Karamanathodu, a tributary of the Kabini river. Indian Banasurasagar Project started in the year 1979 which consists of a dam and a canal project. The whole idea of the project was to support the Kakkayam Hydro electric power project and satisfy the demand for irrigation and drinking water in a region known to have water shortages in seasonal dry periods. Banasura dam is an ideal picnic spot in Wayanad with a breathtaking view.The reservoir formed by the dam is dotted with tiny islands enveloped in thick foliage, and with the Banasura hill in the background, offers a magnificent view. As a traveler, you have lot of activities avialable in and around the Banasura dam. Zipline adventure activities are available on the way to Banasura dam which is one of the lengthiest one South India. The Karlad lake zip line in wayanad cost you 290 INR per head and it’s worth spending that …

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Chathamma , A pristine village near kochin

Chathamma is a beautiful village in Ernamkulam district which is around 11 kms far from Kochin. Chathamma is situated in Kumbalam panchayath where the prawns farming is very famous. The place is having the farming of other fishes too. There is a very beautiful but small resort available in Chathamma, Lake Symphony Resort. The resort is situated in a 40 cent property and having 4 cottages in it. This is a good choice for the family to spend the weekends. I will not recommend this place for a large group and shall not expect high-five facilities here. The property is more or like a home stay but decent. The resort is having a well maintained swimming pool and couple of hangout places near the lake. The view from the resort is really a feast for your eyes and you will enjoy the beauty of the lake. The village itself is beautiful with paddy fields, coconut trees and Toddy shops with local Kerala food ( this is the real highlight of the destination). Distance from Kochin …

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11 best beaches in Kerala which you would love to visit

No wonder why Kerala is addressed as God’s own country. This bitter gourd shaped south Indian state is blessed with a balanced geography of mountains, rivers and beaches. There are more than 40 well known beaches in Kerala, however I would like to introduce few of the best beaches in Kerala for you. Feel free to contribute your feedback in comments. Kovalam Beach Kovalam is one of the best beaches in Kerala due to shallow waters and low tidal waves and shot into limelight in the early seventies with arrivals of the masses of hippies. Kovalam beach is now having it’s own importance in the international tourism map. Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach with three adjacent beaches.Light House beach, Hawah Beach and Crescent Beach and Hawah beach is called so because of the top-less sunbathing permitted there. Kovalam is in Trivandrum district and one has to travel around 16kms from the city to reach the beach. Kovalam has a more relaxed atmosphere than goan beaches with a bit more laid back attitude , the …

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Thommankuthu Waterfalls Idukki, An ideal natural retreat

Thommankuthu is famous for it’s seven step waterfalls. Thommankuthu waterfalls is now one of the best adventure tourism spot in Idukki. Unlike other waterfalls, the beauty of Thommankuthu is in it’s cascade fashion. Apart from the waterfalls, this eco tourism destination can offer several caves and viewpoints as well. In order to experience the waterfalls at the fullest one has to trek almost 12 kms up hill. Because of the same reason tourists will prefer to trek up to first two falls thommankuthu and ezhunilakuthu. The trekking experience will be memorable and you will be getting a very good opportunity to explore the nature in silence.The seven stepped waterfall is a major attraction of the region.There are also small cascades and rapids that certainly contribute to the look and feel. Multiple waterfalls means multiple pools. thommankuthu trekking is one of the best trekking options in Kerala. The place is ideal for nature lovers as well since they will get an opportunity to experience the cool mountain stream and enjoy the thommankuthu forest. If you are …

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A one day trek to Nagalapuram Waterfalls

Nagalapuram trek is one of the most popular treks in and around Chennai. The place, Nagalapuram is located near Arai village in Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh. Roughly it will take 3 hours to reach the destination from chennai. Usually this is a 2 day trek, one day of uphill, followed by camping – next morning return. My trekking journey was one day plan organized by Decathlon Padur,Chennai with a mixed team of trekkers. It was an awesome and exciting trekking experience for every one. The age group of the team varies from youngsters to senior citizens. We started from Chennai at 5 AM and reached Nagalapuram by 8 in the morning. The organizers had arranged a very decent breakfast for the trekkers and we could finish it in another half an hour. The lunch was properly packed and we have been asked to carry the lunch packets in our bags. Vanathi was our team lead and she was good at coordinating things over there. Without wasting our precious time, we started immediately with our backpacks. …