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Venture into centuries-old Madurai temples

Posted on Mon, 09/03/2012 - 14:32 by easytours
 

By far the main attraction of Madurai is the great Sree Meenakshi Temple. This awe-imposing monument is the finest example of Dravidian temple architecture on this planet. Its Hall of a Thousand Pillars is a fabulous collection of elaborately sculpted and painted deities as well as other creatures from Hindu religious annals.



Resort of the Month - Taj Malabar

Posted on Fri, 07/13/2012 - 10:11 by easytours
 

The extraordinary craftsmanship of the Taj Malabar can be envied even from the still, soothing backwaters of Kerala. As soon as you step into the lobby, you immediately feel calmed by the dark mahogany wood ceilings and soft lighting. The room's design will remind you of a romantic 1940s film.

The hotel’s pool is a mixture of water and garden. The negative edge pool appears to melt seamlessly into the languid Cochin bay. From many angles, it is impossible to see where the pool ends and the sea begins. This pool paradise is the perfect place to read a book or bathe in the sun.

Whether enjoying yoga by the poolside in the morning, or a romantic sunset dinner with a loved one, it is a sanctuary of peace.

Meanwhile, it's a new radio collar now for tigress T-5 in Sariska. The radio collar on the tigress was changed by a team of WII,Dehradun, on Tuesday morning as the old one had become defunct.

The restaurants make you feel as if you’ve stepped into another world. Whether snacking at the hotel bar,Mattancherry, or sipping an exotic drink and listening to the soothing sounds of a live pianist, you are guaranteed to be surrounded by a luxurious ambiance.


KALARIPAYATTU, THE MARTIAL ART FORM OF KERALA

Posted on Sat, 07/07/2012 - 09:47 by easytours
 

Kalaripayattu, the martial art form of Kerala, is regarded as the oldest and most scientific of its kind in the world. Training in combat is given at the kalari (training school). The principles of kalari education stipulate that training in martial art begins with an oil massage of the body which goes on until the body is agile and supple. Feats like chaattom (jumping), ottam (running), marichil (somersault), etc., are then taught, followed by lessons in the use of weapons such as daggers, swords, spears, maces, the bow and arrow, and so on.

Kalaripayattu training is aimed at the ultimate coordination of the mind and body. The traditional training in a kalari includes specialization in indigenous medical practice too. Kalaris are also centers of religious worship. The general guidelines to be followed in kalaripayattu demand that once the course is complete, a person should undergo oil massage and engage in the practice of the feats regularly to help him keep in shape.



Second attempt on relocation of Sultanpur tigress today

Posted on Fri, 07/06/2012 - 09:33 by easytours
 

Preparations have begun once again for relocation of the Sultanpur tigress from Kota to Sariska. A team from the Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun, will reach Kota on Wednesday and will attempt to trace the tigress before relocating it to Sariska.

In its earlier attempt, the WIII team had failed to trace the tigress in Sultanpur. The team had tried locating the tigress between March 9 to 15 but its attempts proved futile, after which the team had to return.

The Sultanpur tigress had made its way from Ranthambore to Kota about two years back and till now it is staying there. Since the tigress can become a mother the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA), on a request from the state forest department, has given the nod for its relocation to Sariska.

Meanwhile, it's a new radio collar now for tigress T-5 in Sariska. The radio collar on the tigress was changed by a team of WII, Dehradun, on Tuesday morning as the old one had become defunct.

According to officials in the forest department, "The old collar had become defunct for quite some time and we were able to track the tigress only by its pug mark. But now we will be able to monitor it well."

The WII team had reached Sariska on Monday and traced the tigress. "On Monday, the tigress was traced near the Suli Ka Nullah in the Sukola area. On sighting her we fired a dart and tranquilized the tigress, after which the radio collar was changed. The entire process just took 20 minutes and the tigress by then regained consciousness and was up on her feet," a source said.



Chopper service being planned between Delhi and Agra, Mathura

Posted on Thu, 07/05/2012 - 09:48 by easytours
 

In a new initiative, state-run helicopter firm Pawan Hans Helicopter Ltd (PHHL) is planning to connect Delhi with neighboring cities like Agra, Mathura and Vrindavan through chopper services for tourism and medical emergencies.wah taj
While Vrindavan and Mathura top the list of cities to be connected with the capital in keeping with high religious tourism potential, Agra, Muzaffarnagar and Meerut too are being considered by the PHHL for chopper connectivity, an official spokesperson said. A technical team of the helicopter firm has already visited Vrindavan and Mathura in the last few days and held discussions with local administration on issues like helipad sites, security and passenger facilitation.

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