Thursday, 31 January 2013

Camel Mountain Backpacks: An Inexpensive Backpack For Long Trips

If you are looking for an inexpensive but durable backpack, I will suggest you to try Camel Mountain backpacks. I am not advertising for Camel Mountain in any way and this is not a sponsored post. Everything is based on my personal experience. I bought the bag you see in picture for Rs.900 . It is a very useful bag as it can carry my clothes,laptops,cameras and other accessories and yet look compact. I normally carry 5 shirts,2 T-shirts, 3 Pants, 4 Underwear  5 Inner  5 Handkerchiefs, My laptop, chargers for laptop,camera and mobile phone. Even after packing all these, there will be space left for another 3 pair of clothes. 
Camel Mountain Backpack Review
This bag is spacious and comfortable on shoulders. If you go for top brands you will have to shell out at least Rs.5000. I have been using this bag for around 3 months and is still in pretty good shape,no worries. I am very much satisfied with it.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Parassinikkadavu Snake Park Tourist Information

Parassinikkadavu is well known for its Sree Muthappan Temple. It is also famous for its Snake Park. Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple is one of the most famous temples in Kerala and Parassinikadavu Snake Park lies just a few kilometers away. Actually the snake park is on the way to the Temple. So most tourists who visit Muthappan Temple will also visit the Snake Park. The entry fees for an adult is Rs.15 and for children below 10 is Rs.10. If you want to take photos or videos, you will have to pay an extra Rs.25. The park will be open from 9.30am to 5.30pm.

There are a variety of poisonous and non-poisonous snakes in the park. Cobras, King Cobras,Kraits,Python,Viper,Pit Viper you name it, everything is there. Actually the snake park is a part of the Visha Chikilsa Kendra, where snake bite victims are treated. You can also watch a snake show which normally takes place around 3pm in the evening, where an instructor teaches you about the importance of protecting snakes.

In addition to the huge variety of snakes, you can also see a lot of other wild animals including crocodiles, lion-tailed monkeys, eagles, tortoises, wild cats etc. It is not a huge park, you normally require about one and a half hours to cover the whole park. You can have snacks and ice creams from a parlor inside the park.

The park is situated right next to the Kannur Ayurveda Medical College, so it won’t be too hard to spot. If you are coming from Kannur side, you have to take a right turn at a place called Dharmasala. The park is around 16Kms away from Kannur Town. The great thing about Parassinikadavu is that it is a place for every generation. You have the temple for elder ones, Vismaya water theme park for younger generation and the snake park, for all generations. That is why Parassinikadavu is one of the most visited tourist destination in Kannur.

Parassinikadavu Snake Park Travel Info

Location: Parassinikadavu,Kannur,Kerala,India
Nearest Town/City: Kannur
Distance from nearest City: 16Kms
Attractions: Snakes and Wildlife
Road Condition: Excellent (as on 27/1/13)
Safety Issues: Be careful with children venturing too close to the cages

Emergency: Call 100 for Police and 101 for Ambulance
Nearby Tourist attractions: Parassinikadavu Muthappan Temple (4Kms), Vismaya water theme park (2Kms) , Madayippara (18Kms)
Morld Travel Ratings: 5/10
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