Friday, March 11, 2011

Terrifying tsunami in Japan

A massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake and a powerful tsunami devastated the northeast coast of Japan on today afternoon, leaving hundreds dead and triggering waves that threatened coastlines as far west as California.

Here's a quick recap of events so far today:
  • An earthquake measured at 8.9 magnitude by the US Geological Survey, the sixth biggest since 1900, struck Japan today
  • The earthquake triggered a tsunami with 10m-high waves hitting the northern port of Sendai.
  • The death toll has been rising throughout the morning
  • A state of emergency has been declared at a nuclear plant in Fukushima
  • Japan has declared a nuclear emergency as attempts to cool reactor at northern plant are not going as planned.
  • Death toll rising...

May god give the courage and strength to the people of japan to over come this catastrophic event as soon as possible.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Undavalli Caves

Undavalli Caves are very near to Bhavani Island though it falls into Guntur district.Dating back to the 7th century B.C., they are the perfect examples of rock cut architecture in Southern India. Just 8 km from Vijayawada, these caves takes us into a completely different world. A huge monolith of the Lord Vishnu in reclining posture sculpted from a single block of granite can be seen here.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Bhavani Island

Last week end I was busy spending time with my family for three straight days.We went to Vijayawada, my in laws place and had a great fun.This is the first time I visited Kanaka Durga temple on Indra keeladri.On our return from temple I planned to visit Bhavani Island, a wonderful lush,scenic estuary island in River Krishna .Being one of the largest islands on river it extends more than 130 acres near to the Prakasam Barrage.

A marvelous picnic spot, Bhavani Island has nicely maintained facilities for enjoying amazing boat riding in Krishna River. Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation makes very good arrangements of boats for boating and is available from the place known as Durga ghat. 4 tree houses are also available to stay.It has a park with rope bridges etc, where it's fun for people of all ages to monkey around ;) Even otherwise, it's really peaceful to walk around early in the morning. A pleasant walk down the barrage with the gentle breeze on your face and a beautiful view of the shimmering lake can be a great way to spend your evening. 

In my opinion one of the most awesome places to go for holidays. Who does not wants to go to a beautiful island with a gorgeous environment situated in the Krishna River?