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The cherapungee of South India: Agumbe

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Agumbe is a tiny  hilly village situated at the Western Ghat in Karnataka, a state of India. It is famous for the highest record of rainfall with a mean average of 7000 to 8000 mm in Southern India, which is accredited as the second highest in India after Cherrapunji that's why this village is called as 'the cherapungee of South India'


Agumbe is flamboyant and surrounded by rich dense biodiversity, various types of rare medicinal plants are available here as well. The cloud and greenery are playing with the hills in front of the blue canvas @ morning around 5:15 o'clock. 

The dense thickness of the rain forest, topography of the area and conducive weather conditions have made Agumbe a hotspot for the longest and one of the most venomous snakes in the world, the King Cobra. The renowned herpetologist, Romulus Whitaker called Agumbe as the capital of King Cobra. 



The Agumbe Rainforest Research Station (ARRS) which is the only permanent rainforest research station in India…

Volcano de Colima: Plume of ash

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It was my immense happiness to see the marvellous natural beauty. Really I haven't expected that I could view this phenomenon. Firstly at school level from geography book I get to know about the 'volcano', there was no internet that time so was not able to acquire more knowledge about volcano and lava. I had seen lots of movies on volcanic activities and based on that created some imaginations.



When I moved to Guadalajara on Jan'2017 and during my exploration of city and surrounding places I have noticed the explosion ofVolcán de ColimaakaVolcán de Fuego from the social media and local news paper. So, I decided to experience that. 

Guadalajara is the capital of Mexican state Jalisco. I will state more about Guadalajara in Foot Prints tab.



Though I have seen only the emerging plumes of the volcanic hill from its base @Colima. In 2018 a webcam was installed close to the volcano and volcanic activity can be seen in real time. In recent years there have been frequent temporar…

Gulmohor-Krishnachura

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Flame of the forest or flamboyant, the bright colour of flowers growing as ornamental tree in many tropical areas of the world. 



It is endemic to dry forest of Madagascar but now introduced into tropical/sub-tropical regions. In Bengali the flowers called as Krishnachura.


The Gulmohor in Alephata way to Nasik from Pune, beside NH 60.

Some kinda Natural dyes are products of this flowers petal.
Significance of red color: in Kerala it is believed that when Jesus was crucified there was a small tree near to the cross and the blood of Jesus was shed over the flowers and that's why the flowers got the bright red colour.

The Rann Utsav: Kutch

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Actually colours are playing here @White Rann, Kutch a district of Gujarat, India.

The multicolour hued natural beauty reflect a marvellous kaleidoscopic view of White Rann in this festive which continued from November to third week of February each year. 
The What Rann is the salt desert of Kutch. The surface is too hard to press or break. The nature used to paint on this white canvas with the light of Sun and Moon. Kutch is blessed with profusion beauty of nature and it is rich in varieties of ecosystems including the mangroves, desert plants and wildlife. This land is ecologically important for epidemic and endangered animals and plants.
The Panoramic view of White Rann, Kutch. The history of founding the Rann Utsav is also dramatic. There are some stories about this that long ago our Prime Minister had a vision of the full moon view on this white salt desert which was displaying a look alike diamond droplets on earth. No doubt it is a great step towards mankind.
This is a stunning crea…