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Heaven on Earth – Chittar II Dam, Kanyakumari

Its Anantya Resorts in Chittar II Dam in Kanyakumari district. The scenic mountain ranges and the thunderstorm which came was all as per my script. Its still dazzling in my eyes. This is a must visit dam and the resort was amazing. The dam fish we ate was with amazing taste, even tastier than Vanjaram (Seer Fish). I would like to share some scenic photos that would make you envy all.









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தக்கலையில் தரமற்ற பொருட்களால் வாய்க்கால்

கன்னியாகுமரி மாவட்டம் தக்கலை அருகேயுள்ள திருவிதாங்கோட்டில் தரமற்ற பொருட்கள் கொண்டு வாய்க்கால் கட்டப்படுவதாக பொதுமக்கள் குற்றஞ்சாட்டியுள்ளனர். பேச்சிப்பாறை அணையில் இருந்து கரைக்கண்டார்கோணம் பகுதிக்கு தண்ணீர் கொண்டு செல்ல இந்த சிறிய வாய்க்கால் கட்டப்பட்டு வருகிறது. இந்த வாய்க்காலை தரமான பொருட்கள் கொண்டு அமைத்துத் தர வேண்டுமென்பதே பொதுமக்களின் கோரிக்கையாக உள்ளது.

Source : Puthiyathalaimurai



kanyakumariKanyakumari district, which lies in the southern most tip of Peninsular India, is famous for its majestic hills, virgin beaches, pristine rivers and meandering rivulets. The district has a fragrance of architecture culture and customs of neighbouring Kerala mixed with the rich deep traditions, culture and architecture of Tamil Nadu. However, for want of promotional campaign and lack of basic amenities most of the tourists coming to this district return back after seeing just Kanyakumari and Padmanabhapuram Palace. It was at this juncture that the district administration decided to take up tourism promotion initiatives in a major way. Attempt has been made to put up basic amenities at the virgin beautiful spots so as to facilitate the inflow of the tourists.

Thiruvalluvar Statue

Thiruvalluvar Statue-kanyakumariA statue of Thiruvalluvar is erected near the Vivekananda rocks as a memmorial to the man who gave tamil literature the ‘Word that never fails’. The foundation stone for the statue was laid in 1979 and the work was completed in 1999.

Vivekananda Rock Memorial


Vivekananda Rock Memorial is another place in Kanyakumari which attracts large number of tourists. As its name implies, it is essentially a sacred monument, built by the Vivekananda Rock Memorial Committee to commemorate the visit of Swamy Vivekananda to “Shripada Parai” during 24th, 25th and 26th December 1892 for deep meditation and enlightenment.

From very ancient times, the rock has been regarded as sacred place. In Puranic tradition, it has been known as “Sripada Parai: meaning the rock, that has been blessed by the touch of Shripada feet of the Goddess.On the rock, is a projection similar in form to a human fort and a little brownish in complexion, which has traditionally, been revered as a symbol of Shripadam. According to legend, it was on this rock that Goddess Kanyakumari did Tapas.

The memorial consists of two main structures, viz (i) Vivekananda Mandapam and (ii) Shripada Mandapam.

Pon Radhakrishnan,Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises

Radhakrishnan-nagercoilPon Radhakrishnan, the new Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises in Narendra Modi-led Government, said that he will focus on Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL’s) development.

He also said that he will take steps to bring more heavy industries to Tamil Nadu and will look at bringing more small industries to southern districts, especially to Kanyakumari, from where he won the Lok Sabha election.

Fondly called ‘Ponnar’ by the BJP party cadres, the 62-year old Pon Radhakrishnan hails from a wealthy and eminent Nadar family from Alathankarai, Nagercoil. He contested in the BJP seat from the Kanyakumari constituency.

One of the factors which worked in Radhakrishnan’s favour in the 2014 Lok Sabha election, the electors, especially among first-time voters, that he will get an influential portfolio if the BJP forms the government, due to his proximity to Modi. He can bring more infrastructure projects and investments to this region.

Besides tourism, Kanyakumari and nearby places have not seen much industrialisation.

Speaking to a television channel he said, “I will focus on BHEL’s development, considering it a major heavy industry in the State,” he said. It may be noted that the public sector company currently has plants in Tiruchi, Ranipet and at Pudukottai.

He added, he will take steps to bring new heavy industries to the State to create employment. Speaking about Kanyakumari, from where he was elected to the Parliament, Radhakrishnan said, “in Kanyakumari there are no crorepathis, ideal is small industries. At the same we will look at viable options to bringing heavy industries here,” he said.

He also said soon he will meet Uma Bharati, who is holding Water Resources portfolio at the Centre, to discuss issues related to Cauvery and Mullaiperiyar. The other issues, which he says he will take to the respective Ministries are of the welfare of fishermen and Sri Lankan Tamils.

Radhakrishnan known for his closeness to the BJP’s high command in Delhi, especially with Modi and Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who appointed him as the Minister of State for Youth Affairs in the Union Cabinet headed by his Government between 1999 and 2004. Later, he also served as Minister of State for Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation.

Radhakrishnan’s efforts to establish a ‘Youth Village’ of the Sports Authority of India in Kanyakumari district was then well received by the public.

But his efforts never took off as suitable land for this ambitious project could not be identified then and hence the anxious wait continues.

A lawyer by profession, Radhakrishnan joined the Hindu Munnani, a right-wing organisation in the 1990s. In the 1999 Lok Sabha elections, he first won on a BJP ticket from Nagercoil. The party had won three other seats in the same elections.

Radhakrishnan lost the same seat in 2004 and 2009.

Source : Business Standars