Monday, August 27, 2007

Cape Comorin - Part I

The much awaited trip to one of my most favorite place in South India was not far away when we decided to visit Kanyakumari. The trip in many ways rejuvenate the memory and everything seems just so just perfect when I think of this place & the calmness stored with the seas to witness on of the exciting weekend trip so far in this year. We started our bus journey towards the gateway of our trip i.e. Nagercoil, which is situated around 550 away from B'lr. The bus ride on NH 7 & 47 was another highlight of the trip with some glaring early morning views.

Daybreak, view from inside the bus.
The windmills setup and managed by NEPC, on the way to Nagercoil, you can find plenty of these windmills on both sides of the road.

Our first destination was Padmanabhapuram Palace, the historic place is around 15 K.Ms from Nagercoil. It was quite beautiful place and to add that not so crowded, so we found the right combination of time and space for clicking.

Front view of the palace ...

The secret window, you could see the escape route from here!!!

Forgot to count how many people can be accommodated inside this huge hall !!!

The external view of a hall.

Natyasala (Navaratri Mandap), a beautiful and interesting part of the palace.

Think about perfection !!!

Counting the pillars and doors :)

Shops just outside the palace's main gate, where you can find goodies to make your house as beautiful as the palace interiors.

And the journey continues ...

Monday, August 20, 2007

A Different Sunday Life :)

It has been a very long time since I found myself with a free Sunday and felt good being idle on that day. It brings all that for me I was waiting for. A much needed break that refreshed all the pending things/works, staying inside the house and listening to all my favorite tracks and wow !! to add that no one outside was there to disturb :)

And in the evening, walking alone along the quiet street ... the potters reminded me that the 'Ganpati Festival' is knocking around.

An interesting thing happened in the night just before we were starting for the dinner, the destination was 'Beijing Bites'. As a veggie lover I found that the place was very nice and needless mentioning the food was wonderful, the reason why we were there. That was indeed a calm weekend.

Friday, August 17, 2007

The Flower Show - Lalbagh

I am bit late for this post, however felt better late then never. There was a Flower Show organized inside Lalbagh between 8th to 15th Aug. Colorful flowers were making that place more pleasant then ever. My lack of knowledge on flowers was one of the root cause for not able to recognize the rare flowers among many known ones present there and finally me end up with same pocket full of roses. Anyways it was a good new experience to explore so many new flowers apart from being a part of that huge crowd.

There were already thousands of photo freaks around and clicking the camera became more difficult as everyone jumping into the view to get their favorite shots.

The glass house center of the attraction

The unstoppable crowd

Another icon of the fast changing technology. The lunch pad is right there ...

Never ending view ...

Not to miss the wonder icon, that was another attraction.

Countless flowers, made me realize the true colors of life.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Quote(s) of the day !!

This is an amazing flower, I found it decorated inside the reception of a hill top resort. In the morning time the color remains white and in the evening it changes to pink. While taking this pic there was this quote in my mind “Every time I find the meaning of life, they change it”.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Friday Food Fever :)

Lunch @ Hometel

Dinner @ Tangerine, a wonderful place, awesome food and a memorable dinner :)

Friday, August 03, 2007

Quote(s) of the day !!!

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Buttawala ...

Yesterday night, I was out with roomy for taking some pics in my surrounding area.

one of the busiest roads in the city calming down...

off to the CMH Road ... with coffee getting over, we were looking some alternatives.

it was rare that we could find a open shop @ 11.00 PM, and what we discover 'Lakhan' setting idle on the road side foot path. He sells 'butta' (Corn) to make a living.

The tasty butta ...

I found an intresting character in him, who knows 3 south Indian languages including Kanada, Telugu and Tamil, although he hails from Rajastan. When I asked him how he managed to learn all these languages, he replied just like a perfect business man.... "Sahab, ye tu apoun ka dhandha hai ...".

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

In search of childhood ...

I was in sort of words after my talk with these children. They were spending the entire day in this unusual getup, searching visitors who can contribute a penny to help them for the next day.