Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Heritage Tree - Neer Maruthu (Tholkappiar)

Place : Esanthimanagalam

Route:  Nagercoil -----> Puthery -----> Esanthimangalam

An Arjuna tree, known as ‘neer marudhu' in Tamil, estimated to be over 500 years old, has been named after Tamil poet Tholkappiar and was dedicated to the State at a function in Nagercoil on  July 17, 2010.

According to the District Forest Officer V.Sundararaju ,this one is the first-ever tree, which has been identified outside the forest area in the district.

District Collector Rajendra Ratnoo dedicated it to the people of the State

Girth of the tree is 26 metres

While the bark is used for curing heart and skin diseases besides liver enlargement, the wood is used for making agricultural implements, carts, cots, chairs and dining table

Height of the tree is 46 metres

Thanks to the District Administration

With inputs From
Family & Friends
Sajeesh anna & Spencer anna

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sanguthurai Beach - 4

Distant view of the near by coastal village - Pallam

Coconut  Plantations providing a green coverage

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Sanguthurai Beach - 3

Another Huge Conch on the ground attracting visitors

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Friday, July 2, 2010

Sanguthurai Beach - 2

Lonely Planet ?

Mesmerising Serenity

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Sanguthurai Beach - 1

Name : Sanguthurai Beach

Sanguthurai Beach is about 15 Km From Kanykumari on the west coast.

 As the bridge connecting Melamanakudi & Kelamanakudi was
 washed away in the tsunami 2004, Heavy vehicles from
kanyakumari has to cover extra distance before reaching the
Sanguthurai beach

From Kanykumari

Route  (for Heavy Vehicles)

Kanykumari ----> Suchindaram ---->  Parakkai road Junction

----> Parakkai -----> Thengamputhur ----> Sothavilai Beach

----> Pallam ----> Sanguthurai

Route (for Light Vehicles) via Coastal Road

Kanyakumari ----> Manakudi ----> Sothavilai ----> Pallam

----> Sanguthurai Beach

From Nagercoil

Nagercoil ----> Beach Road Junction ----> Irulappapuram

----> Vallan Kumaran Vilai----> Pillayarpuram

----> Melakrishnanputhur ----> Sanguthurai Beach

'Sangu ' in Tamil  means conch. In synonym with the name
sanguthurai , a huge conch , erected on a tower , welcomes us

Rest Place

 Huge Conch erected on the tower  in front and the approach road
from Melakrishnanputhur at the back
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