Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The New Trams in Kolkata

What's with Weddings & Women?

BRIDE WARS is a cute movie starring two beautiful Hollywood actresses, Kate Hudson & Anne Hathaway. They are the best friends since childhood till it comes to their "perfect" wedding days!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Durga Puja 2009: Dashami

Well I had to catch a little of the Puja's right. So went out on the last day in the evening the day we got back from Vizag. Just managed to catch a handful as at certain Pandals we visited, the Goddes had already been taken for immersion.

Vizag Trip: Day 5

Lunch at the Park and RK Beach. Back to Kolkata.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Vizag Trip: Day 3 Araku Valley & The Borra Caves

Araku Valley
Araku Valley is a Hill station in Visakhapatnam district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. It is a valley in the Eastern Ghats inhabited by different tribes.

It is located 114 kilometres (71 mi) from Visakhapatnam, close to the Odisha state border. The Anantagiri and Sunkarimetta Reserved Forest which are part of Araku Valley, are rich in biodiversity and is mined for bauxite. Galikonda hill rising to a height of 5,000 feet (1,500 m) is amongst the highest peaks in Andhra Pradesh. The average rainfall is 1,700 millimetres (67 in), bulk of which is received during June–October.

Araku is connected through both rail and road to Visakhapatnam. Araku railway station is located on the Kothavalasa-Kirandul railway line of Visakhapatnam division of the East Coast Railway, on the Indian Railways network.

The Borra Caves
The Borra Caves, also called Borra Guhalu (Borra means hole in Odia language and guhalu means caves in Telugu language), are located on the East Coast of India, in the Ananthagiri hills of the Araku Valley (with hill ranges' elevation varying from 800 to 1,300 m [2,600 to 4,300 ft]) of the Visakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh. The caves, one of the largest in the country, at an elevation of about 705 m (2,313 ft), distinctly exhibit a variety of speleothems ranging in size and irregularly shaped stalactites and stalagmites. The caves are basically karstic limestone structures extending to a depth of 80 m (260 ft), and are considered the deepest caves in India.