Tourist spots in Calicut

Calicut is a district in Kerala. The place is best known for tasty food and splendid beaches. The below given are nutshell details of two of the beaches from the district.

The below are the most popular beaches in the district.

Calicut Beach, Kappad Beach, Beypore Beach, Chaliyam Beach, Elathur Beach, Parapally Beach and Payyoli Beach

Beautiful waterfalls in the place makes it all the more worth travelling to. Thusharagiri Waterfalls, Arippara Waterfalls, Urakkuzhi WaterfallsVayalada are naturally beautiful places to visit.

After tremors

We had all forgotten about the fury-filled face of nature until Strong tremors were felt across North and East India Sunday evening killing scores of people and injuring many more. The destruction caused by the calamity is yet to be fully determined as the rains and landslides continue to hinder rescue works.

Tremors were felt in Lucknow, Patna, Kolkata, New Delhi and the National Capital Region, which sent thousands of people running out of their homes. Three aftershocks, of magnitude 5.7, 5.1 and 4.6 were also felt in Sikkim, says the India Meteorological Department.

Many buildings in Sikkim have developed cracks, including the Sikkim Manipal University building. There is no electricity in Gangtok and Darjeeling. Telephone lines have also snapped in some parts of Sikkim; phone lines are congested in West Bengal. While the rescue team is doing their best to restore order and calm, let us hope no more bad news is awaiting us.

Rain rain came again

It is that time of the year – and it s been so for centuries perhaps – when the skies would split open to spill the waters. Earlier this month, the IMD had said that monsoon would reach Kerala on May 31. Isolated rain falls however had been reported from different pockets of Kerala. The onset of southwest monsoon over Kerala heralds the beginning of rainy season in the Indian sub-continent.

Southwest monsoon on Sunday made a grand entry into Kerala as expected, bringing cheer to the farming community dependent on rains for a good crop. It has been pouring down incessantly since morning. “Conditions are favourable for the advance of southwest monsoon over some more parts of the Arabian Sea, remaining parts of Kerala, some more parts of Tamil Nadu, south Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea and some parts of Karnataka in the next 2-3 days,” the India Meteorological Department said.

Deadly rain…

Natural calamities happen not as per human plan or prediction. Though up to some extend it is foreseen, there is nothing we can do to prevent it. Maybe it is a way nature is reacting to the atrocities we do to her.

At present the ball is with nature anyway reports of death and devastation are pouring in from Australia, Brazil, South Africa, and Sri Lanka.

Flood water in Australia’s Queensland state has washed down 12,000 homes in the city of 2 million and left 118,000 buildings without power.

Death toll in Brazil has already crossed 250 mark. The fury of Flood yet to be satiated, the death and damage can prove to be fatal at the final count.

At least 30 people may have been killed and about 1,000 homes damaged by floods in South Africa in the past week.

Deadly Floods hit our neighboring Sri Lanka killing at least 18 people and swamped the homes of nearly one million.

Looks like the year 2011 doesnt prove to be a bright and happy one for thousands around with world.