Wednesday, May 14, 2014

St. Mary's Islands - Malpe Udupi


St. Mary's Islands, also known as Coconut Island and Thonsepar, are a set of four small islands in the Arabian Seaoff the coast of Malpe in Udupi, Karnataka, India. They are known for their distinctive geological formation of columnar basaltic lava.

Scientific studies indicate that the basalt of the St. Mary's Islands was formed by sub-aerial subvolcanic activity, because at that time Madagascar was attached to India. The rifting of Madagascar took place around 88 Mya.

The islands form one of the four geological monuments in Karnataka state, one of the 26 Geological Monuments of India declared by the Geological Survey of India in 2001. The monument is considered an important site for "
Geo Tourism".

Light house near Maple Beach
St. Mary's Island View from Boat
Lava Rocks, St. Mary's Island
St. Mary's Island
Arabian Ocean
St. Mary's Island
St. Mary's Island
St. Mary's Island
Lava Rocks, St. Mary's Island
Sunburn @ St. Mary's Island
St. Mary's Island
St. Mary's Island
St. Mary's Island
St. Mary's Island
St. Mary's Island

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Malpe Beach - Udupi

Malpe (Tulu/Kannada: ಮಲ್ಪೆ) is a natural port about six kilometres to the west of Udupi, Karnataka, India. An important port and fishing harbour on the Karnataka coast, Malpe is situated at the mouth of the Udyavara river.river. Malpe is part of Kodavoor Grama. It is a suburb in Udupi city and is administered by Udupi City Municipality. Tulu, Kannada and Konkani are spoken here.

Bapu 
Speed boats @ Malpe
A wonderful beach
St Marry Island
Some water sports group is waiting for you
waves
take a long walk
Sunset
Arabian Sea
Wonderful view @ Arabian Sea
Sunset
Night Vision
Night Vision
Night Vision
Sun or Moon

Monday, April 21, 2014

Dandeli - Kali River Rafting.

Dandeli (Kannada: ದಾಂಡೇಲಿ) is a town in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India, in the Western Ghats region in North Karnataka.

Dandeli is an ideal vacation destination in north Karnataka for those who love nature and water sports. It offers tourists an incomparable mix of scenic beauty. The modern town on the river is surrounded by deciduous forests and a renown wildlife habitat where rare animals and birds roam in deep valleys and hilly terrain.

Located 125 KMS. from Goa and well connected for international travellers, Dandeli offers white water rafting, night camps, nature walks, boating, bird watching, tiger and crocodile spotting and angling, along with picnics, eco-tourism, and trips to nearby caves and temples.

Coordinates: 15.267°N 74.617°E
Country: India
State: Karnataka
District: Uttara Kannada







Photo Courtesy for following photos: Paramanad Singh.







Backwater Dam.