Posted on Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:14 by easytours
is the most colorful of all the temple festivals of Kerala
and one of the most interesting Festivals in India
. It is celebrated in Thrissur
at the Vadakkunnathan
Temple (dedicated to Lord Shiva) in the month of Medam
(April/May in the Hindu calendar). Situated on a hillock right in the center of the city, the spaciously laid out temple attracts thousands of devotees and tourists from around the world during the festival.
Thrissur Pooram is a magnificent spectacle with night long fireworks, colorful 'Kudamattom' (a parasol & peacock-fan performance), the famous 'Elanjithara Melam' (traditional Indian orchestra) and a splendid elephant procession. The best looking elephants from the various temples in Kerala are sent to Trichur to participate in the grand eight day Pooram Festival.
Posted on Thu, 04/17/2014 - 14:17 by easytours
The 40th India Tourism and Industrial fair was held in Chennai this year. The India Tourism and Industrial Fair is the preeminent event for the country’s tourism and other industrial segments to showcase their latest offerings to a large audience of domestic and foreign customers.
The 40th India Tourism and Industrial Fair was held at the iconic Island Fair Grounds near the city center of Chennai, which facilitated greater public access to the venue. The Tamil Nadu State Government and the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation worked assiduously to ensure all facilities for participants and visitors at the fair grounds were up and running.
The 70 day event concluded on March 20, 2014. The Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation, one of the main sponsors of the event this year, claimed that over 11 million people attended the event this year.
Over 47 state government departments and tourism development corporations participated in the event.
The best stallsand pavilions at the fair ground were given awards across a plethora of categories. Since Tamil Nadu state was hosting this year’s fair, the awards were given out by Mr. R. Kannan, Additional Secretary of Tourism, Culture and Religious Endowments.
Posted on Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:03 by easytours
Tiger Reserve has a few new inhabitants. Tigress T-19 has given birth to three more cubs moving the number of cats there to 55.
Ranthambore Tiger Reserve - new births raise the number of tigers to 55.
Posted on Mon, 04/14/2014 - 15:25 by easytours
Jaipur’s second five-day long art festival was held at the Diggi Palace Hotel this year. The annual festival featured works from artists including Jatin Das, Pranam Singh, N.Bendre, Jagat Chaudary, Dharmendra Rathore, Anant Dev, Ram Kishore Yadav, Siddarth Ghosh, and Mahaveer Swami.
Sabad World Poetry Festival - Poets from 21 countries gathered to share verses in Delhi.
"I have been participating in numerous shows all across the country, but the kind of environment this city gives me is incomparable,” said Kamlesh Kumar Gandhi from Jammu. “I got to interact with so many artists and with a few foreign painters, as well."
Works were exhibited from hundreds of artists hailing from across India and abroad. During the festival there were many live sessions where artists demonstrated their techniques to the public while sharing tips with each other.
"The festival displays creative expressions across many media and formats," said Ram Pratap Diggi, who sponsored the event.
Posted on Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:18 by easytours
50 poets from 21 countries, including India, participated in a poetry festival focusing on world peace and unity organized by the Sahitya Akademi, a national language institute in New Delhi
Sabad World Poetry Festival – Poets from 21 countries gathered to share verses in Delhi.
The Sabad World Poetry Festival aimed to present multiple voices from many languages to reveal the uplifting geography of the contemporary world’s poetic imagination. “Verses recited here celebrate the spirit of independence and stand against the imperialistic tendencies of certain countries who take over the land of others,” said Mr. Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari, President of Sahitya Akademi.
The Festival, which ended March 24, coincided with the 100 year anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore being the first non-European to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. “Through the medium of poetry we want to establish unity of human beings. Poets do not belong to a nation. According to Rabindranath Tagore, every country is my country,” Tiwari said.
Prominent participants at the festival included George Szirtes (UK), Les Wicks (Australia), Kunwar Narain (India), Nikola Madzirov (Macedonia), Najwan Darwish (Palestine), Oscar Cruz (Cuba), Ingrid Storholmen (Norway), Pia Tafdrup (Denmark), Philip Nikolayev (USA), and Tanure Ojaide (Nigeria).
Poets read their verses on a wide range of topics like war and the nature of humanity.