Friday, August 29, 2008


NEYYAR DAM:KERALA;------Is the perfect example of natural beauty in kerala

Neyyar within handshaking distance from Kerala's capital city of Thirvananthapuram is more known for the Neyyar Dam, which is a popular picnic sport with a sparkling, blue lake. Vistors to the dam site are so charmed by the lake that a boat cruise on the lake is inevitable. The other more interesting fact about the place, however, is that has some of the rarest medicinal herbs in the state.

Nearby is the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary of which the dam is a part. The forests are home for elephants, wild buffaloes, wild boar, porcupines, tigers and a variety of snakes. A crocodile breeding centre and a lion safari park are also located close to the dam.

Reaching Neyyar Dam: The nearest airport is the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport, 38 km away. There is good road to the dam site, which is well-connected by regular bus services from Thiruvananthapuram city. The nearest railway station is also Thiruvananthapuram, 32 km away.

NEYYAR DAM{kerala} .........The place Neyyar is almost synonymous with Neyyar Dam. Constructed in the year 1958, the Neyyar dam is presently a very popular picnic spot. Water of the Neyyar, Mullayar and Kallar Rivers are stored in this dam situated at the foothills of the Western Ghats. The serenity of the lake will have a very soothing effect on the souls of visitors. Moreover you can sight many rare herbs with great medicinal value on your Tour to Neyyar Dam.

Tourist Attractions in Tour to Neyyar Dam

The sight of this vast expanse of water is sure to mesmerize you. You are sure to feel tempted to take a boat cruise and sail on this tranquil lake. Idea of a dip in the lucid waters is not quite bad. It will surely be very refreshing.

There is greater excitement awaiting the more adventurous visitors. The Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary in the near vicinity of the Neyyar Dam is home to an amazing variety of flora and fauna. The forested area is nestled by the Agasthya Malai hills. Some of the rare animals that can be sighted in this sanctuary in their natural habitat are Jungle cat, Nilgiri Langur, Nilgiri Tahr and gaur. Other animals that can be seen are wild boar, elephants, tigers, buffaloes and snakes.

All wild life lovers will surely like to visit the Crocodile Breeding Center or the Lion Safari Park.

But if you are not that much of a wild life enthusiast and crave for just a view of nature at its pristine best then just get to the top of the watch tower. The watch tower commands great views of the surrounding landscape.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Surya Kiran
Country Flag of India India
Branch Indian Air Force
Role Aerobatic Display
Size 12 Aircraft - 9 in flying display.
Part of 52 Squadron, IAF ("The Sharks")
Garrison/HQ Bidar Air Force Station
Motto सदैव सर्वोत्तम - "Sadeva Sarvottama"
(Sanskrit: "Always the Best")[1]
Colors "day-glo orange" and white.
Equipment HJT-16 Kiran Mk.2 trainer aircraft.
HJT-36 Sitara to be used in future
Surya kiran
The Suryakirans operate 16 HJT-16 Kiran Mk.2 trainer aircraft. The HJT-16 is the basic armaments trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force, and is used for intermediate flight and weapons training. The aircraft is also effective in reconnaissance and counter insurgency operations. The aircraft used by the team are painted in a "day-glo orange" and white colour scheme.
As an aircraft, the primary advantages of the helicopter are due to the rotor blades that revolve through the air, providing lift without requiring the aircraft to move forward. This creates the ability for the helicopter to take off and land vertically without the need for runways. For this reason, helicopters are often used in congested or isolated areas where fixed-wing aircraft are not able to take off or land. The lift from the rotor also allows the helicopter to hover in one area and to do so more efficiently than other forms of vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft, allowing it to accomplish tasks that fixed-wing aircraft are unable to perform.
Jaguar fighter plane
Ground attack

Manufacturer SEPECAT (Bréguet/BAC)
First flight 8 September 1968
Introduced 1973
Status Active
Primary users Royal Air Force
Armée de l'Air
Indian Air Force