The impressive Charminar was built by Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah in 1591 to commemorate the founding of Hyderabad. Women are not allowed inside the main prayer hall, and men are unlikely to be let in either. They can look through the railings though, with an extra cost.
Mecca Masjid which is built in granite and the bricks for construction were brought from Mecca, is one of the biggest in India.
Morning in the market in Hyderabad
Cochin doesn’t seem like an Indian city; in many ways it is far quieter than most. The Jewish Synagogue in Cochin and is the oldest in the Commonwealth dating from 1568 and the Jew Street is within Fort Cochin which houses
the unique bustling markets worth a visit .
Legend has it that the Chinese Fishing Nets were introduced in Fort Kochi by the Chinese explorer, Zheng He. : A very unusual method of fishing, operated from the shore.
Kathakali, the classical dance-drama of Kerala, is based on mythological themes and combines devotion, drama, music and dance. In Kathakali, the make-up creates the superhuman effect. It takes nearly three hours to complete the make-up which is done in stages. Chutti (photo) is the second and the most crucial stage of make-up as it differentiate the character. In the phoro one of the 5 main Kathakali characterrs, the Pacha (green). The other four characters are: Kathi (knife), Thadi (beard), Kari (black) and Minukku.
The beautiful green tea hills of Munnar.
The beautiful Landscape around Sita Deve lake, between Munnar and Thekkady
The Periyar forests of Thekkady is one of the finest wildlife reserves in India. More than 60 mammal species are found here which includes the Asian elephant, the tiger, Indian bison, also small mammals, including Nilgiri Black Langurs (a type of monkey), deer, giant squirrels and a variety of bird life.
A unique ecosystem of connected lakes and rives. Freshwater from the rivers meets the seawater from the Arabian Sea. Pollution and unregulated tourism expansion is a major issue as it is threatening rural communities and their environment.
Life in the backwaters
A unique ecosystem of connected lakes and rives. Freshwater from the rivers meets the seawater from the Arabian Sea.
Located in the heart of Kerala backwater, Vembenad is the largest lake in Kerala and one of Asia’s largest freshwater lakes.