Nature http://chennai-in-focus.com/taxonomy/term/330 en Agaya Gangai http://chennai-in-focus.com/agaya-gangai-kolli-malai <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Agaya Gangai</span> <div id="flexslider-1" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_5895.jpg?itok=db505rD3" width="1000" height="750" alt="Agaya Gangai" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_5939.jpg?itok=bletED8a" width="1000" height="750" alt="Agaya Gangai" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_5949.jpg?itok=qAR99NTO" width="1000" height="750" alt="Agaya Gangai" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_5969.jpg?itok=OkQeYcyr" width="1000" height="750" alt="Agaya Gangai" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 06/29/2018 - 14:45</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Agaya Gangai (Tamil: ஆகாய கங்கை) waterfalls are located in Kolli Hills of the Eastern Ghats. Panchanathi, a jungle stream, cascades down as the Agaya Gangai (En:Ganges of Sky), near the Arapaleeswarar temple atop the Kolli Hills in Namakkal district, Tamil Nadu. It is a 300 feet (91 m) waterfall of the river Aiyaru situated close to Arapaleeswarar temple. It is located in a valley that is surrounded by mountains on all sides.</p> <p>The caves of Korakka Siddhar and Kalaanginatha Siddhar are situated near the Agaya Gangai waterfalls inside the forest area.<br />  </p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agaya_Gangai">Agaya Gangai</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/330" hreflang="en">Nature</a></div> </div> </div> Fri, 29 Jun 2018 09:15:41 +0000 admin 99 at http://chennai-in-focus.com Nagalapuram Falls http://chennai-in-focus.com/nagalapuram-falls <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Nagalapuram Falls</span> <div id="flexslider-2" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_1400.jpg?itok=ajrIdReW" width="1000" height="750" alt="Nagalapuram Falls" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_1316.jpg?itok=PCfGQi4R" width="1000" height="750" alt="Nagalapuram Falls" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_1341.jpg?itok=6EnaQ418" width="1000" height="750" alt="Nagalapuram Falls" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_1378.jpg?itok=fcmx4jRN" width="1000" height="750" alt="Nagalapuram Falls" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_1415.jpg?itok=atUrFFCn" width="1000" height="750" alt="Nagalapuram Falls" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_1434.jpg?itok=QW57l05X" width="1000" height="750" alt="Nagalapuram Falls" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_1445.jpg?itok=QDq5-j1h" width="1000" height="750" alt="Nagalapuram Falls" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_1449.jpg?itok=i2t834UI" width="1000" height="750" alt="Nagalapuram Falls" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_1467.jpg?itok=6JYMF4Tu" width="1000" height="750" alt="Nagalapuram Falls" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_1504.jpg?itok=N4YAVFuF" width="1000" height="750" alt="Nagalapuram Falls" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_1629.jpg?itok=zGHeg3qZ" width="1000" height="750" alt="Nagalapuram Falls" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_1639.jpg?itok=FooMbk_W" width="1000" height="750" alt="Nagalapuram Falls" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_1702.jpg?itok=wNkDN3dh" width="1000" height="750" alt="Nagalapuram Falls" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_1776.jpg?itok=n8ajcNrB" width="1000" height="750" alt="Nagalapuram Falls" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 06/29/2018 - 12:45</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Nagalapuram the temple town is built at the time of Krishnadevaraya of Vijayanagara Empire regime in memory of his mother Nagala Devi. Hence, it became Sri Nagalapuram. Before the change of its name to Nagalapuram, this village was known as Harigandapuram.<br />  </p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nagalapuram">Nagalapuram Falls</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/50" hreflang="en">Chittoor</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/330" hreflang="en">Nature</a></div> </div> </div> Fri, 29 Jun 2018 07:15:44 +0000 admin 96 at http://chennai-in-focus.com Tada Falls http://chennai-in-focus.com/tada-falls <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Tada Falls</span> <div id="flexslider-3" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_3489_0.jpg?itok=fvWYVwCn" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_5388_1_0.jpg?itok=PMHCy0A9" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_5398_0.jpg?itok=MKEiDGnA" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_3469.jpg?itok=OyCgjzYj" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_0810.jpg?itok=TuRBYXxw" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 06/28/2018 - 16:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Ubbalamudugu Falls (also called Tada Falls) is a waterfall located to the North of Sricity in the Chittoor district of India. Coming under the Buchinaidu kandriga and Varadaiahpalem mandals the falls are located 80 kilometres (50 mi) from Chennai and 35 kilometres (22 mi) from Srikalahasti.</p> <p>The falls are located in a forest called the Siddulaiah Kona. The relation to Lord Shiva ensures that the festival of Maha Shivaratri is a common time for people to visit.</p> <p>Trekking<br /> Tada falls is becoming famous among residents from Chennai for trekking. You can park the Vehicle near Tada falls parking lot and follow the trail to trek to the Tada falls. Total trek is almost of 10 km through rough patches and rocky terrains. Here is the trekking guide for adventure lovers</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubbalamadugu_Falls">Ubbalamudugu Falls (also called Tada Falls)</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/330" hreflang="en">Nature</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 28 Jun 2018 10:45:44 +0000 admin 95 at http://chennai-in-focus.com Chetpet Lake http://chennai-in-focus.com/chetpet-lake <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Chetpet Lake</span> <div id="flexslider-4" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Picture%20014_0.jpg?itok=pvhYLy_g" width="1000" height="750" alt="Chetpet Lake - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Picture%20015.jpg?itok=lDUYYoXj" width="1000" height="750" alt="Chetpet Lake - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Picture%20016.jpg?itok=a0Swp9Bw" width="1000" height="750" alt="Chetpet Lake - Chennai In Focus" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 06/28/2018 - 15:48</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Chetpet lake</strong> (Chethupattu Aeri) is a lake spread over 15 acres in <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chetput">Chetput</a>, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chennai">Chennai</a>, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India">India</a>. It is located to the north of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chetpet_railway_station">Chetpet railway station</a>. It is the only existing lake at the centre of the city. The lake belongs to the Department of Fisheries of the Tamil Nadu government.<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chetput_Lake#cite_note-1">[1]</a></p> <p>Of the total area of the lake, the waterbody is spread across nearly 9 acres. An anglers club was functioning till the 1940s in the lake, whose members visited the small island in the midst of the waterbody for <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fishing">fishing</a>.<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chetput_Lake#cite_note-HyacinthRobbingLakeOfLife-2">[2]</a></p> <p>Although not used for drinking purposes, the lake was a source of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groundwater_recharge">groundwater recharge</a> for the surrounding areas. As the water quality is not <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saline_water">saline</a>, the lake has a few varieties of fishes such as <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rohu">rohu</a>, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catla">catla</a> and <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrigal">mrigal</a>. Breeding is monitored to assess the water quality.</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chetput_(Chennai)">Chetput</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Chetput</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/330" hreflang="en">Nature</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 28 Jun 2018 10:18:20 +0000 admin 91 at http://chennai-in-focus.com Elliot Beach http://chennai-in-focus.com/elliot-beach <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Elliot Beach</span> <div id="flexslider-5" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/elliot-beach-1.JPG?itok=MklDhghY" width="1000" height="750" alt="Edward Elliot&#039;s Beach | Besant Nagar Beach | Elliot&#039;s Beach | Bessie" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/elliot-beach-2.JPG?itok=caiv-dtJ" width="1000" height="750" alt="Edward Elliot&#039;s Beach | Besant Nagar Beach | Elliot&#039;s Beach | Bessie" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/elliot-beach-3.JPG?itok=Gtk0fTgc" width="1000" height="750" alt="Edward Elliot&#039;s Beach | Besant Nagar Beach | Elliot&#039;s Beach | Bessie" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/elliot-beach-4.JPG?itok=oMzR75U0" width="1000" height="750" alt="Edward Elliot&#039;s Beach | Besant Nagar Beach | Elliot&#039;s Beach | Bessie" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/elliot-beach-5.jpg?itok=f1_BwUjN" width="1000" height="750" alt="Edward Elliot&#039;s Beach | Besant Nagar Beach | Elliot&#039;s Beach | Bessie" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 06/28/2018 - 13:15</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Elliot's Beach (popularly known as "Besant Nagar Beach" or "Bessie") is located in Besant Nagar, Chennai, India. It forms the end-point of the Marina Beach shore,[1] and is named after Edward Elliot, onetime chief magistrate and superintendent of police, Madras.[2] It has the Velankanni Church and the Ashtalakshmi Kovil nearby.[3] In the colonial era, it was a fairly exclusive place limited to white people. As of 2016, there are many restaurants near the beach.</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Elliot%27s_Beach">Edward Elliot&#039;s Beach</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/30" hreflang="en">Besant Nagar</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/330" hreflang="en">Nature</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 28 Jun 2018 07:45:58 +0000 admin 83 at http://chennai-in-focus.com Royapuram Beach http://chennai-in-focus.com/royapuram-beach <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Royapuram Beach</span> <div id="flexslider-6" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/royapuram.jpg?itok=_ao_v5aT" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_5108.jpg?itok=vfx5pqMz" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_5103.jpg?itok=4KORcL6N" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_5120.jpg?itok=qZvFkpXf" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_5125.jpg?itok=3t1TEADk" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 06/21/2018 - 17:51</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Royapuram</strong> is a locality in the northern part of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chennai">Chennai</a> City, Tamil Nadu, India, most known for the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royapuram_Railway_Station">Royapuram Railway Station</a>, the first railway station of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_India">south India</a> opened in 1856, and is today the oldest surviving railway station of the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_subcontinent">Indian subcontinent</a><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royapuram#cite_note-1">[1]</a> The <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Peter%27s_Church,_Royapuram">St. Peter's Church, Royapuram</a> is one of the most prominent and oldest churches and landmark in the region. <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royapuram_fishing_harbour">Royapuram fishing harbour</a> is one of the largest fishing harbour in the coromandal coast.</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royapuram">Royapuram</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/232" hreflang="en">Rayapuram Madras</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/330" hreflang="en">Nature</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 12:21:56 +0000 admin 36 at http://chennai-in-focus.com Porur Lake http://chennai-in-focus.com/city-life/nature/porur-lake <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Porur Lake</span> <div id="flexslider-7" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_9255.jpg?itok=YVNfiifu" width="1000" height="750" alt="Porur Lake (also called Retteri in local language)" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_9266.jpg?itok=S5f17nxH" width="1000" height="750" alt="Porur Lake (also called Retteri in local language)" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_9478.jpg?itok=XCXCmMg6" width="1000" height="750" alt="Porur Lake (also called Retteri in local language)" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_9280.jpg?itok=_MlQ3_bZ" width="1000" height="750" alt="Porur Lake (also called Retteri in local language)" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 06/21/2018 - 14:08</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong>Porur Lake</strong> (also called <strong>Retteri</strong> in local language), is located on the fringes of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porur">Porur</a> in south-west <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chennai">Chennai</a> and is a primary water resource for people residing in <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chennai">Chennai</a>. It is a temporary catchment area connected with <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chembarambakkam_Lake">Chembarambakkam Lake</a>. It is spread over 200 acres with a capacity of 46 million cubic feet (mcft).</p> <p>There are four filters working 24x7 to pump water to K. K. Nagar double tank distribution point. Bathing, Washing and/or Swimming is currently prohibited in this lake from 1995. A better view of the lake can be appreciated from the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chennai_bypass">Chennai bypass</a></p> <p>In 2012, the Water Resources Department initiated a project to increase the capacity the tank along with two other lakes in the city at a cost of ₹ 130 crore. This would deepen the lake by at least 1 m and increases the capacity to 70 mcft.<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porur_Lake#cite_note-1">[1]</a><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porur_Lake#cite_note-2">[2]</a></p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porur_Lake">Porur Lake</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/216" hreflang="en">Porur</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/330" hreflang="en">Nature</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 08:38:56 +0000 admin 32 at http://chennai-in-focus.com Marina Beach http://chennai-in-focus.com/marina-beach <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Marina Beach</span> <div id="flexslider-8" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_7878-cif.jpg?itok=CrF5CDkK" width="1000" height="750" alt="Marina Beach | மெரினா கடற்கரை | Kalicharan" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/m-beach.jpg?itok=6lt_kqTk" width="1000" height="750" alt="Marina Beach | மெரினா கடற்கரை | Kalicharan" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_3319.jpg?itok=CpB9hTJL" width="1000" height="750" alt="Marina Beach | மெரினா கடற்கரை | Kalicharan" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_3291.jpg?itok=k5b78PnQ" width="1000" height="750" alt="Marina Beach | மெரினா கடற்கரை | Kalicharan" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_3275.jpg?itok=7BaetV85" width="1000" height="750" alt="Marina Beach | மெரினா கடற்கரை | Kalicharan" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:44</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Marina Beach (Tamil: மரினா கடற்கரை) is an urban beach in the city of Chennai, India, along the Bay of Bengal, part of the Indian Ocean. The beach runs from near Fort St. George in the north to Besant Nagar in the south, a distance of 13 km (8.1 mi), making it the longest urban beach in the country and the world's second longest. The Marina is primarily sandy, unlike the short, rocky formations that make up the Juhu Beach in Mumbai. The average width of the beach is 300 m (980 ft) and the width at the widest stretch is 437 m (1,434 ft). Bathing and swimming at the Marina Beach are legally prohibited because of the dangers, as the undercurrent is very turbulent. It is the most crowded beach in the country and attracts about 30,000 visitors a day during weekdays and 50,000 visitors a day during the weekends and on holidays. During summer months, about 15,000 to 20,000 people visit the beach daily. In 2010, 18 per cent of the 5,000 respondents interviewed by the Tripadvisor Survey panned the beach as being dirty</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marina_Beach">Marina Beach</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/161" hreflang="en">Marina Beach</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/330" hreflang="en">Nature</a></div> </div> </div> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:14:08 +0000 admin 26 at http://chennai-in-focus.com Pallikaranai Wetland http://chennai-in-focus.com/pallikaranai-wetland <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Pallikaranai Wetland</span> <div id="flexslider-9" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_0635.jpg?itok=igyh7pLz" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_0660.jpg?itok=2txSRpYx" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_0655.jpg?itok=IQE1TW7p" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_0642.jpg?itok=q1iFNh7I" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_0628.jpg?itok=-2kFLAa_" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/IMG_0713.jpg?itok=v3kOFT0u" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 06/20/2018 - 14:33</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Pallikaranai wetland is a freshwater swamp in the city of Chennai, India. It is situated adjacent to the Bay of Bengal, about 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of the city centre, and has a geographical area of 80 square kilometres (31 sq mi). Pallikaranai marshland is the only surviving wetland ecosystem of the city and is among the few and last remaining natural wetlands of South India. It is one of the 94 identified wetlands under National Wetland Conservation and Management Programme (NWCMP) operationalised by the Government of India in 1985–86 and one of the three in the state of Tamil Nadu, the other two being Point Calimere and Kazhuveli. It is also one of the prioritised wetlands of Tamil Nadu. The topography of the swamp is such that it always retains some storage, thus forming an aquatic ecosystem. A project on 'Inland Wetlands of India' commissioned by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India had prioritised Pallikaranai marsh as one of the most significant wetlands of the country. The marsh contains several rare or endangered and threatened species and acts as a forage and breeding ground for thousands of migratory birds from various places within and outside the country. The number of bird species sighted in the wetland is significantly higher than the number at Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary.</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pallikaranai_wetland">Pallikaranai Wetland</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/197" hreflang="en">Pallikaranai</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/330" hreflang="en">Nature</a></div> </div> </div> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:03:42 +0000 admin 21 at http://chennai-in-focus.com Kotturpuram Adyar River http://chennai-in-focus.com/kotturpuram-adyar-river <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Kotturpuram Adyar River</span> <div id="flexslider-10" class="flexslider optionset-default imagestyle-flexslider-full"> <ul class="slides"> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Adyar-River-Kotturpuram-1.jpg?itok=q3vv3z3W" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Adyar-River-Kotturpuram-2.jpg?itok=P9N6sCpC" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Adyar-River-Kotturpuram-3.jpg?itok=KWe4JNcY" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Adyar-River-Kotturpuram-4.jpg?itok=7CtL7phf" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Adyar-River-Kotturpuram-5.jpg?itok=h5V35wLu" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Adyar-River-Kotturpuram-6.jpg?itok=BJrj0cVE" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Adyar-River-Kotturpuram-7.jpg?itok=C6cWhemp" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Adyar-River-Kotturpuram-8.jpg?itok=9cPQtUmI" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Adyar-River-Kotturpuram-9.jpg?itok=7P1UEgh6" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Adyar-River-Kotturpuram-10.jpg?itok=f914W8nT" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Adyar-River-Kotturpuram-11.jpg?itok=KinD8Ehp" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Adyar-River-Kotturpuram-12.jpg?itok=HhxON4At" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> <li> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/flexslider_full/public/2018-06/Adyar-River-Kotturpuram-bridge.jpg?itok=a6ThlACp" width="1000" height="750" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-flexslider-full" /> <div class="flex-caption"></div> </li> </ul> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">admin</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 06/19/2018 - 11:57</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kotturpuram">Kotturpuram</a> (Tamil: கோட்டுர்புரம் ) is a locality in Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, India. Located on the south bank of the Adyar River, it is easily identified on satellite maps, being situated on a prominent northward bend of the river. It consists mostly of residences and sports clubs. It has developed into a working class residential community since the 1980s. It is also the site of education and research hubs of the city, being adjacent to the Indian Institute of Technology - Madras(IIT),Patrician College of Arts and Science, KRMM college of arts and science, Anna University, MGR Medical University, Madras School of Economics, Cancer Institute and the renowned Guindy Children's Park. It also has India's largest hi-tech library to be inaugurated by Chief Minister M.Karunanithi at the site proposed for secretariat by Former CM Jayalalitha. Apollo Hospital has recently[when?] opened a new centre for excellence for women. Kottur has MRTS (Bridged Rail) services too.The Birla Planetarium, Chennai which is at Kotturpuram boasts of a modern fully computerized planetarium that is of special interest to students and public alike. Former President of India R.Venkatraman used to live in Kotturpuram. Minister Durai Murugan also stays here. Ace carnatic musicians (Late) Shri MS Subbulakshmi and {Late} Shri D.K. Pattammal have made the place proud. Former Indian cricket board chairman and SPIC founder AC Muthaiya lives here. It has Abirami-sivagami hall for marriage functions and MAC Spin Cricket foundation Next to it. It has the best badminton court which attracts film personalities like Ajith &amp; Shalini . This court is next to minister Durai murugan's house. Centuries old temples such as Perumal Koil(around 1000 Years) and Ponniamman Koil(around 400 Years) is situated in Kottur. There are plenty of schools in this area offering excellent education.The most recognized schools are A.M.M. school and Anna Gem . Some other schools are DAV Senior Secondary School, Unity Public School, Eurokids etc. Adyar, originating near the Chembarambakkam Lake in Chengalpattu district, is one of the two rivers which winds through Chennai (Madras), South India, and joins the Bay of Bengal at the Adyar Estuary. The 42 km long river contributes to the estuarine ecosystem of Chennai. Despite the high pollution levels, boating and fishing take place in this river. The river takes in surplus water from about 50 tanks and lakes, small streams and the rainwater drains in the city. Most of the waste from the city is drained into this river and the Cooum.</p></div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-map field--type-text-with-summary field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Map</div> <div class="field__item"></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-external-link field--type-link field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">External Link</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adyar_River">Adyar (River)</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Location</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2" hreflang="en">Adyar</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-visually_hidden"> <div class="field__label visually-hidden">Category</div> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/330" hreflang="en">Nature</a></div> </div> </div> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:27:14 +0000 admin 8 at http://chennai-in-focus.com