Friday, February 2, 2007
This shola is found on the way to Kodaikanal around 18 km before reaching the hill station. Shola is otherwise known as 'living fossil' by the research community. Why it is called so is ..... no one knows when a shola came into existence...... and to try to artificially regenerate these sholas are next to impossible. The exact texture of a shola can never be recreated by any human being. Kodaikanal has to be 'preserved'. The sholas need to be 'preserved'. Let us do our bit to preserve these pristine beauties. Let us know more about them, and not destroy them.
Sunday, January 28, 2007
The church of St. Peter at Kodaikanal is a very old church build in 1887 AD. The beautiful church was built by a pious Bishop of the Tinnevelly ( Tirunelveli ), called Bishop Robert Caldwell. It is more than 100 years old. This church is situated on a small hill top near Coaker's Walk. It has got a very small congregation.
The members of the church are carrying the mantle of the late Bishop Robert Caldwell. They have established a home for children in a nearby village called Mannavanur. This home will cater to the educational needs of little children who live on farmsteads, away from the village centers, where the children cannot walk and attend the schools.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
The Palni Hills ( 10˚ 5΄ to 10˚ 25΄N and 77˚ 15΄ to 77˚50΄E ) are an eastward spur of the Western Ghats of India with a maximum ( East to West ) length of 65 Km, a maximum width of 40 Km ( mean width 24 Km ), and an area of 2068 square kilometers. These hills can be divided into two distinctive zones such as Upper Palni Hills and Lower Palni Hills. Kodaikanal is situated within the Palni Hills.
The town of Kodaikanal ( 10˚12΄ to 10˚ 15΄N and 77˚ 26΄ to 77˚33΄E ) is situated at an altitude of 2100m above mean sea level (+msl). Kodaikanal. Evidence of human presence in pre-historic times ( megalithic stone age, 5000 – 2000 BC; South Indian Iron Age, 700 BC – 100 AD ) consisting of dolmen ( group of exposed stone chambers surrounded by walls) and tombs (buried stone chambers).
Age 23… Defeated for Legislature
Age 24… Failed again in Business
Age 25… Elected to Legislature
Age 26… Sweet Heart Died
Age 27… Had a Nervous breakdown
Age 29… Defeated for speaker
Age 31… Defeated for Elector
Age 34… Defeated for Congress
Age37… Elected to Congress
Age 39… Defeated for Congress
Age46… Defeated for Senate
Age47… Defeated for Vice-President
Age49… Defeated for Senate
Age51… Elected President of USA
Failure means delay not defeat
*The success story of Abraham Lincoln
Friday, December 15, 2006
Greetings from Kodaikanal. Kodaikanal is a beautiful mountain place in South India. Its lush green surroundings are very attractive. It is a very important tourist destination for people from all over the world.
It is a resort on the Western Ghats.
Come to Kodaikanal and enjoy the place. Keep Kodai Clean and Green Always.