Monday, August 31, 2009

Vattakottai Special*

The following pictures were taken from Wikipedia

View of the sea

View of coconut trees and hills — right up to Marunthuvazhmala Download As PDF

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Vattakottai - 5

Beach Besides Vattakottai

Children's Park outside Vattakottai

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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Vattakottai - 4

A Walk along the Fort wall will render you a glimpse of surroundings

25 feet high and 29 feet thick Fort wall

View of the entrance

View of one watchtower from the other (diagonally opposite)

On a rainy day

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Friday, August 28, 2009

Vattakottai - 3

Way to the watch tower facing sea

Steep slope - which was used to haul cannons up to the parade
ground.Elephants would use the stairs on either side to drag
the cannons upthe slope.

Views from the Watch tower

Mesmerising view of the sea

Koodankulam as seen from Vattakottai

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Vattakottai - 2

Tiny square peephole - square spyhole in the front wall

Cannon ball - a solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon

The fish motif — symbolising the Pandya kings — is engraved on many of the walls, leading archaeologists to believe that the fort was used by the Pandyas

Well and Weapon rooms

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Vattakottai - 1

Name : Vattakottai - Circular fort , Kanyakumari District

Vattakottai is six km from Kanyakumari town

Built in the 18th century as a coastal defence-fortification and
barracks in the erstwhile Travancore kingdom under the
supervision of Captain Eustachius De Lannoy, commander of
the Travancore army.

The massive outer wall bears the symbol of two elephants and
a conch shell above the words "Vattakottai" in English.

Inside the fort

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Monday, August 10, 2009

Ulakai Aruvi - 6

Nature at its best


Wanna to hear sounds of nature, come here

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Gandhinathan,Mahesh & Selvam Download As PDF

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Ulakai Aruvi - 5

Glimpses of Paradise from top to bottom

Cascades of Natural glory

Leisure is a form of silence, not noiselessness. It is the silence of
contemplation such as occurs when we let our minds rest on a
rosebud,a child at play, a Divine mystery, or a waterfall

Photogenic ravines

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