Pookode Lake is a scenic freshwater lake in the Wayanad district in Kerala, South India. A major tourist destination in the district, Pookode is a natural freshwater lake nestling amid evergreen forests and mountain slopes at an altitude of 770 meters above sea level, it is 15 km away from Kalpetta. It is the highest altitude freshwater lake in Kerala. Panamaram, the rivulet which becomes Kabani River, originates from the Pookode lake, it is spread with a maximum depth of 6.5 metres. Lying 3 km south of Vythiri town, the lake is one of the most popular tourist spots in Wayanad; the lake has the shape of India's map. This perennial fresh water lake, nestled among wooded hills, is only one of its kinds in Kerala. Pethia pookodensis, is a species of cyprinid fish known to occur only in Pookode Lake; the lake has abundance of fresh water fishes. The forests surrounding the lake hold many wild animals and flies. There are groups of Blue water lily flowers scattered there in the lake; the lake is under the South Wayanad forest division and run by District Tourism promotion council.
Boating facilities, children's park and spices emporium and fresh water aquarium are among the tourist attractions here. By road: From Calicut 60 km, along NH 212. Nearest bus stop is Thalippuzha. Nearest Railway Station: Calicut railway station Nearest Airport: Calicut International Airport Photos of Pookode Lake
Chundale is a town in Wayanad district in the state of Kerala, India. Chundale is located near the district headquarters of Wayanad. Vaduvanchal, kalpetta. Puliyarmala Jain Temple, Kalpetta. Wayanad Heritage Museum, Kalpetta. Glass Temple, Kalpetta; as of 2001 India census, Achooranam had a population of 9754 with 4999 females. Chundale is 69 km by road from Kozhikode railway station and this road includes nine hairpin bends; the nearest major airport is at Calicut. The road to the east connects to Bangalore. Night journey is allowed on this sector; the nearest railway station is Mysore. There are airports at Calicut. Midhun Jith / Guinness World Records Breaker / International Karate Champion and World Kickboxing Champion Kalpetta town Mango Orange village Vaduvanchal town Meppadi town Maple Oak Holiday Home- Private Homestay in Chundale, Wayanad
Vaduvanchal is a small town in Wayanad district in the state of Kerala, India. It is situated in the Kozhikode-Ooty road; the town is part of the Muppainad Panchayat. The region is full of plantations tea and rubber; the Meenmutty waterfalls and Sunrise Valley are near to the town. There are several resorts in the region, due to its proximity to tourist destinations. Chundale town Kalpetta town Mango Orange village Meppadi town Keralatourism.org Hillviewhomestay.com Mustseeindia.com
Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University is a university established by the Government of Kerala in December 2010 to further education and extension services in the field of Veterinary and Animal Sciences. The territorial jurisdiction of the university extends to the whole of the State of Kerala, its headquarters is located at Pookode near Kalpetta in Wayanad District in Kerala State. There are seven constituent colleges of the university: College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Thrissur College of Dairy Science and Technology, Wayanad College of Dairy Science and Technology, Thrissur College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Wayanad College of Avian Sciences and Management, Palakkad College of Dairy Science and Technology, KELTRON Campus, Thiruvananthapuram. College of Food Technology, Chalakudy, Thrissur. Dr B Ashok, an alumnus of College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at Mannuthy, is the first Vice-Chancellor of the University; the foundation stone-laying ceremony of the administrative block of the university was held on 2 August 2010 by V.
S. Achuthanandan, the Chief Minister of Kerala; the newly formed Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University has been allocated an amount of Rs. 100 crore in the Union Budget for 2011-12. This is a one-time grant for the development of the potential in veterinary and animal sciences research in the new University; the grant is to be used for developing eight research schools in the veterinary colleges at Mannuthy and Pookode and the dairy science college at Mannuthy: animal production biotechnology. College of Dairy Science and Technology, Wayanad College of Dairy Sciences and Technology, Mannuthy. College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Wayanad. College of Avian Sciences and Management, Palakkad. College of Dairy Science and Technology, KELTRON Campus, Thiruvananthapuram. College of Food Technology, Chalakudy, Thrissur. College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Thrissur. Clinical Veterinary Complex, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode. Instructional farms attached to College of Pookode.
Livestock Research Station, Palakkad. Base Farm, Idukki. University Poultry and Duck Farm, Mannuthy. Pig Breeding Farm, Mannuthy. Goat and Sheep Farm, Mannuthy. Regional Cattle Infertility Research Centre, Kozhikode. University Livestock Farm and Fodder Research and Development Scheme, Mannuthy. All India Co-ordinated Research Project on Poultry, Mannuthy. Centre for Advanced Studies in Poultry Science, Mannuthy. Centre for Advanced Studies in Animal Breeding and Genetics, Mannuthy. Meat Plant, Mannuthy. Dairy Plant, Mannuthy. Veterinary Hospital, Thrissur. Veterinary Hospital, Mannuthy. Cattle Breeding Farm, Thumburmuzhy. Home page of KVASU
Karapuzha Dam located in the Wayanad district of Kerala, is one of the biggest earth dams in India. Karapuzha Dam is located in the greenish and natural regions of Wayanad, Kerala on the Karapuzha River, a tributary of the Kabini River. Construction on the dam began in 1977 and it was complete in 2004; the purpose of the dam is irrigation and it left and right bank canals are still under construction
Soochipara Falls known as Sentinel Rock Waterfalls is a three-tiered waterfall in Vellarimala, India. It is surrounded by deciduous and montane forests. Locally referred to as Soochipara, the 15-20 minute drive from Meppadi to Sentinel Rock Waterfalls has views of a number of Wayanad's tea estates; the Sentinel Rock Waterfalls is 200 metres and offers a cliff face, used for rock climbing. The water from Soochipara Falls joins Chulika River or popularly known as Chaliyar River after Velarimala Hills near Cherambadi in Kerala. Once people reach the parking area, they have to pass through a security check at the entrance where they make sure you don't carry any plastic, it takes 10-15 minutes walk to the waterfalls and water flow is less during summer, which makes it easy to reach the rocks where water falls. List of waterfalls in India List of waterfalls in India by height
The British Raj was the rule by the British Crown in the Indian subcontinent from 1858 to 1947. The rule is called Crown rule in India, or direct rule in India; the region under British control was called British India or India in contemporaneous usage, included areas directly administered by the United Kingdom, which were collectively called British India, those ruled by indigenous rulers, but under British tutelage or paramountcy, called the princely states. The whole was informally called the Indian Empire; as India, it was a founding member of the League of Nations, a participating nation in the Summer Olympics in 1900, 1920, 1928, 1932, 1936, a founding member of the United Nations in San Francisco in 1945. This system of governance was instituted on 28 June 1858, after the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the rule of the British East India Company was transferred to the Crown in the person of Queen Victoria, it lasted until 1947, when it was partitioned into two sovereign dominion states: the Dominion of India and the Dominion of Pakistan.
At the inception of the Raj in 1858, Lower Burma was a part of British India. The British Raj extended over all present-day India and Bangladesh, except for small holdings by other European nations such as Goa and Pondicherry; this area is diverse, containing the Himalayan mountains, fertile floodplains, the Indo-Gangetic Plain, a long coastline, tropical dry forests, arid uplands, the Thar Desert. In addition, at various times, it included Aden, Lower Burma, Upper Burma, British Somaliland, Singapore. Burma was separated from India and directly administered by the British Crown from 1937 until its independence in 1948; the Trucial States of the Persian Gulf and the states under the Persian Gulf Residency were theoretically princely states as well as presidencies and provinces of British India until 1947 and used the rupee as their unit of currency. Among other countries in the region, Ceylon was ceded to Britain in 1802 under the Treaty of Amiens. Ceylon was part of Madras Presidency between 1793 and 1798.
The kingdoms of Nepal and Bhutan, having fought wars with the British, subsequently signed treaties with them and were recognised by the British as independent states. The Kingdom of Sikkim was established as a princely state after the Anglo-Sikkimese Treaty of 1861; the Maldive Islands were a British protectorate from 1887 to 1965, but not part of British India. India during the British Raj was made up of two types of territory: British India and the Native States. In its Interpretation Act 1889, the British Parliament adopted the following definitions in Section 18: The expression "British India" shall mean all territories and places within Her Majesty's dominions which are for the time being governed by Her Majesty through the Governor-General of India or through any governor or other officer subordinates to the Governor-General of India; the expression "India" shall mean British India together with any territories of any native prince or chief under the suzerainty of Her Majesty exercised through the Governor-General of India, or through any governor or other officer subordinates to the Governor-General of India.
In general, the term "British India" had been used to refer to the regions under the rule of the British East India Company in India from 1600 to 1858. The term has been used to refer to the "British in India"; the terms "Indian Empire" and "Empire of India" were not used in legislation. The monarch was known as Empress or Emperor of India and the term was used in Queen Victoria's Queen's Speeches and Prorogation Speeches; the passports issued by the British Indian government had the words "Indian Empire" on the cover and "Empire of India" on the inside. In addition, an order of knighthood, the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, was set up in 1878. Suzerainty over 175 princely states, some of the largest and most important, was exercised by the central government of British India under the Viceroy. A clear distinction between "dominion" and "suzerainty" was supplied by the jurisdiction of the courts of law: the law of British India rested upon the laws passed by the British Parliament and the legislative powers those laws vested in the various governments of British India, both central and local.
At the turn of the 20th century, British India consisted of eight provinces that were administered either by a governor or a lieutenant-governor. During the partition of Bengal, the new provinces of Assam and East Bengal were created as a Lieutenant-Governorship. In 1911, East Bengal was reunited with Bengal, the new provinces in the east becam