Friday, April 24, 2009
Burj Al Arab Hotel is the only seven star hotel in the world.It is a luxurious hotel and famous one in Dubai's premier Jumeirah Beach.The height of the hotel is 321 m that is 1053 ft.It is the second tallest building in the world.It has iconic structure and symbolize like mimic the sail of a boat.The Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m out from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge.
The model of the hotel.
There are many five star hotels with all facilities and trying for sixth star but Burj Al Arab Hotel is the only seven star hotel.There are 202 bedrooms in that hotel.The smallest room occupies an area of 169 square meters (1,819 sq ft), the largest covers 780 square meters (8,396 sq ft). It is one of the most expensive hotels in the world. The cost of staying in a starts from $1,000 per night.The Royal Suite is the most expensive, at $28,000 per night.
The prefiguration was the first project to take the step into the water.It opened up The Gulf for inhabitation.One of its restaurants, Al Muntaha is located 200 metres (660 ft) above the Persian Gulf that extends 27 metres (89 ft) from either side of the mast, and is accessed by a panoramic elevator.Another restaurant, the Al Mahara, which is accessed via a simulated submarine voyage, features a large seawater aquarium, holding roughly 990,000 litres of water. The tank, made of acrylic glass.
The features of the hotel.There are 250 designers,900 tones of steel 43000 square meters of glass,13000 square meters of Carrara marbles,12000 square meters of Brazilian granites, 32000 square meters of Italian mosaic,1500 square meters of 24 carat gold leaf,1200 colleagues to bring you.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Kodaikanal is called as the Princess of Hill stations..It is a very cool place to visit.There are many places to visit over there.The specialty of the places are many to say about that.
They are Kodaikanal Golf Club,Kodaikanal Lake,Kodaikanal Solar Observatory,Bryant Park,Coaker's Walk,Bear Shola Falls,Green Valley View,Shenbaganur Museum of Natural History,Pillar Rocks,Guna caves,Silver Cascade,Dolphin's Nose,Kurinji Andavar Murugan temple.
Kodaikanal Golf Club has a 18 hole, par 71 Golf course. It is on Golf links Road near the popular view point Suicide Point and 3 kilometers (2 mi) before the Pillar Rocks viewpoint and flower garden. Kodaikanal is a private membership club .Non-members are allowed to play the full 18 holes by becoming temporary members or by paying the required green fees. Non-members must have a handicap or take lessons before they play here.The course is closed April 15 to June 15.
Kodaikanal Lake is harldly around 0.5 km from the bus stand,it is around a distance of 60 acres that was lake built in 1863. It is recognized as Kodaikanal's most popular geographic landmark and tourist attraction. Rowboats and pedalos can be hired at the Kodaikanal Boat Club .Horses and bicycles can be hired beside the lake for short periods. The 5 kilometers path that skirts the periphery of this lovely lake is a favourite walk for the locals and tourists alike.Kodaikanal Solar Observatory is the highest location near Kodai. The first observations were commenced here in 1901. Former Director John Evershed, discovered the phenomenon of radial motion in sunspots, now known as the Evershed effect. by using this solar tunnel Telescope you can have a clear view of Sothupparai Dam, Vaigai Dam, Periyakulam and Varaha river. It is open daily to the public during peak season, and a few hours each Friday the rest of the year.
Bryant Park is a wonderfully maintained 20.5 acres botanical garden. The park was planned and built in 1908 by a forest officer from Madurai, H.D.Bryant, and named after him. With 325 species of trees, the park is filled with stunning flowers during the peak season. There are nearly 740 varieties of roses. Eucalyptus tree and a Bodhi tree . The park organizes horticultural exhibits and flower shows every summer, to coincide with the peak season. Entrance fee to the park is nominal and it is open all year.
Coaker's Walk is a pedestrian walking over the edge of the mountain ,it starts from van allen hospital and joins to main road besides the st peters church.On a clear day one can view as far as Dolphin's Nose in south, the Pambar River in the southeast, Periyakulam town and even the city of Madurai.
Guna caves was made popular by the Tamil movie Guna, previously it was called as Devil’s Kitchen, are deep chambers between the three gigantic boulders that are the Pillar Rocks. The deep narrow path of the caves are now closed to public due to the continuos deaths of twelve youths there.These dangerous caves are highly protected now, and tourists can see sections of the cave system from afar.
kurunji Andavar Temple is famous for its Kurinji flower which blossoms in the area only once every 12 years. the temple belongs to Lord Murugan. This temple was built by a European lady and she was converted to Hinduism.
Bryant Park,Bear Shola Falls, and Silver cascaded falls views.These are also a very nice place to visit.Nearby this mountain there a big and famous temple called Palani. every one should visit this place.
Suicide Point View
Green Valley View
This looks like Dolphin's nose so it is named like that.This is most dangerous place.Many people often will here and enjoy they beauty of that and go.But you should aware of the danger and should avoid taking risks.
This is the nice falls to take bath.It will be more chill to take bath.Here carrot vegetable is nice to eat .Kodai is famous for chocolates.home made chocolates will be av available here.It will very nice.
This is very famous temple near Kodai.Lord Murugah is here.This temple prasatham is famous over all India.Many people who comes to Kodai will be coming here.
This Place near Madurai maximum of 3 hours journey from there.It's near Kovai also.Madurai nearest Air Port.Train is also Madurai is the nearest place.
Friday, April 17, 2009
Meenakshmi Amman temple is one of the big temple in India.It's one of seven wonders of India.This is one of the most famous temple in south Tamil Nadu.Emperor Pandian and poet Nakkeerar released some Tiruvilayaadal episodes of Sundareswarar that are enacted as a part of temple festival traditions even today.We cant find the entrance to come out because all the ways look like the same and all will be having same size and shape in towers .
Azhakar a beautiful vishnu temple which has Navagraham also(Usually Navagraham is found only in shivan temple.Most of the students do their regular prayer here as hayagrivar is the one who brought the epic fallen into water back to the earth. Azhakar Thiruvizha this is celebrated as the biggest festival in Madurai.
Porthamarai Kulam, the sacred pond inside the temple, is a very holy site for devotees. The name means the Pond with the Golden Lotus, and the lotus that grows in it has a golden color. No marine animals are found in the lake.
Thousand Pillar Hall
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam or Thousand Pillar Hall contains 985 carved pillars. There is a Temple Art Museum in the hall where icons, photographs, drawings, and other exhibits of the 1200 years old history are displayed.The south of the pillared hall, is the place where marriage of Shiva and Parvati is celebrated every year during the Chithirai Festival in mid-April.
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
This is four times bigger than the present structure. It was divided into two parts, Swarga-vilasa and Ranga-vilasa. There are many arts which was drawn and written in the pillars.There are 248 pillars, each 58 feet tall and 5 feet in diameter.The palace is equipped to perform light and sound shows depicting the story of Silappathikaram, in both Tamil and English languages.
The museum displays information about Mahatma Gandhi, and most importantly it showcases the original blood-stained garment of Gandhi. This museum, is one of the 5 museums in India. Gandhi with various leaders all around the world and also during various incidents of freedom struggle is kept.No entry fee for museum visitors.
The traditional legend is that Lord Murugan married Deivanai at Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple.This is the place which is one of the home of Lord Murugan.This is also a famous temple in South India.
Kazimar Big Mosque (Periya Pallivasal)and Maqbara,Goripalayam Dargah these are the famous Dargah in madurai.
THere is a a big Chruch called St. Mary’s Cathedral Church s the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madurai. It is one of the oldest Roman Catholic churches in India.Its near to Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.
There is a big theme park called Athisayam water theme park,and there are many parks and entertainment places to go and spend a nice time in our life.they are Eco park,Hava valley,Rajaji children park.
This is theme park.
There are many nice places to see near by Madurai they best places to spend our times Kodaikanal, Vaigai Dam,Coutrallam,Palani Hills.
There is an National Air port here.International Airport is under construction.If you are coming by trains we can find many trains because from Chennai mostly all the trains will be going through Madurai only.Bus also many private and Government buses are available.