by razipix on Jun.19, 2008, under Animals, Buildings, Flora, Nature
:Church, Elephant, Falls, Flower, India, Kerala, Wildlife
During my recent visit to India, went to Thrissur, Kerala, a beautiful city often called the cultural center of Kerala, with perfect balance between greenery & concrete and rural & urban population. During the stay at the Hotel, found this amazingly huge Cathedral. Here are 2 photographs of the same at different times of the day.
From there, the adventure began and we were travelling to Kuruva Island. It’s a beautiful set of small islands held by Tourism department. A guide walked us through a small group of 4 islands covering a 2km route.
After wading through knee deep water and trekking through tough rocks for 2km, we ended up in this big island where we found a bamboo house built to watch wildlife.
This flower is not just the symbol of a national party in India, but also the symbolizes the “progress of the soul” per Buddhism. Never mind that, but the photo opportunity was awesome.
The Banasura dam, largest earth dam in India, was amazingly wide. At the end of the dam, there was speed boating where I shot this picture.
Then the incredible Soochipara Falls. It was a trip downhill containing steps and a little bit of hike, the cascading falls was amazing.
Muthanga wildlife sanctuary was another story. After a long ride in an open jeep through the dusty red soil, we finally were able to see some wild elephants. But the rememberable event from the ride which made us skip the next wild life santuary in the plan, was the dust which had settled all over us and my camera. I had to spend hours the day after cleaning all the equipment.