Queensland, Amusement Park Chennai : A visit to Chennai can never be complete without a visit to the Queen's Land Amusement Park which is located on the Chennai-Bengaluru road. The park has 51 rides. Children below the height two feet are allowed free entry to the park. The park is open on all days except Monday when it stays closed for maintenance.
After a long search of one hour we somehow managed to reach Kodambakkam High Road through many references and finally I got my stay place in the Spring Hotel, Chennai. My excitement regarding my stay there were on the heights after gazing at the hotel with such unsurpassed features. It is a contemporary hotel with all the astounding and updated features and stylish amenities. The color combination, artistic touch and lush furnishings reflect a highlighted vision of class about the hotel. Reception’s instant services left me impressed and seeing all these competence I came out from my fatigue level that I felt during locating the hotel.
Though it is located far from the railway station by 6kms but after having a stay in the hotel, one will definitely forget about the distance and would feel the ambience of the same. One would likely take the memories of one’s stay for longer time and preserve it in his or her travel diary. The whole atmosphere of the hotel presents a bunch of welcoming gestures with a wide array of amenities, well furnished fittings and fixtures, restaurant with rich delicacies, valet parking, instant response to the visitors, and many more. It took us an hour to get the entire preview of the hotel and we also got the chance to relish and know the extra features of the hotel which include facilities like currency exchange, wheel chair access, free airport shuttle, banquet and corporate services that consists of conference and meeting rooms, LCD projector, modern audio visual equipment, etc. The sumptuous food offered by the restaurant with two movie screens in front were just entertaining and we could not stop ourselves to have late breakfast over there. The hotel also consists of a coffee shop and a bar which is a perfect place to chill out and have relaxed gossips.
It was a high time to move further for our chosen destination and I left my stay place in the Spring Hotel, Chennai, for a while to worship the nearby temple which was referred to us by some of the housekeeping staffs of the hotel.
The next destination of our itinerary was the famous Guindy National Park located in the heart of Chennai Metropolis. Sanctuaries and parks always fascinate me as it gives a break from our daily chores of life and gives an opportunity to be in sync with nature. I had heard a lot of positive reviews about the Guindy National Park from fellow travelers and friends who had visited before.
I spent almost an hour and half sitting in the taxi amidst the traffic. The park boasts of one of the few national parks situated inside a city and it was true as personally I had visited many national parks however none of them were in city limits. I grabbed a pamphlet from the counter which revealed lot of information about the park. The Guindy National Park, with an area of 2.82 square km is the eighth smallest park in India and is attached to the grounds of the official residence of Governor of Tamil Nadu. As I entered the park I was welcomed by cool breeze and chirping of birds. It was simply amazing to see green woods, lakes and streams as I took a stroll inside the park. I saw few street vendors selling snacks and cool drinks inside the park.
The Park boasts of a diverse animal life and is home to more than 130 species of birds, blackbucks, jackals, deers, snakes, tortoise etc. I took pictures with my digital camera and the spotted deer gave me some classics shots. The park has dense thorn forests and dry scrub which receives good adequate of rainfall every year. I made way to the next two major attraction of the park, The Guindy Snake Park and Children’s Park. I had the privilege to see some really deadly yet beautiful reptiles including King Cobra, Vipers, and Pythons etc. The children’s park is an ideal destination for children who can don’t get enough space to play in a metropolis like Chennai. Guindy National Park was a great experience and an opportunity to be in harmony with nature. No wonder it attracts more the 700,000 tourists every year. Coming out of the park, it was time to have some calm and rejuvenating time at the banks of the Cooum River.
The Anna Centenary Library, Chennai : The Anna Centenary Library (ACL) is located in Kotturpuram, Chennai. It is the government library of Tamil Nadu. It is one of Asia's largest libraries and said to be built at the cost of Rs 172 crores. It is named after the chief minister of Tamil Nadu, Annadurai. The library is very unique and has a seperate Braille section for visually challenged readers.
A magnificent shrine which is erected over the tomb of St. Thomas is a mesmerizing white painted architectural building named as San Thome Church, Chennai. Located in the Mylapore region of Chennai, it shines with its own enlightened and holistic entity. The national shrine is built over St. Thomas’s tomb and it is known as St. Thomas Basilica. It attracts swarms of foreign and Indian tourists, local and outside pilgrims. It is probably a prominent reminder of Chennai’s colonial heredity and it depicts the history of St. Thomas’s voyage to India and initially it was built by the Portuguese in the 16th century, but the British made more effort to rebuild this church in 1893. The daunting structure touches the height of 155 feet and originates peace and constructional splendor with its tall identity over the saint’s tomb. With the sea in the background, the immaculate pallid structure reveals sanctity to the visitors and pilgrims.
I could feel the sense of tranquility and my blessed soul was filled with inner joy and divine happiness. St. Thomas was one among the 12 apostles of Jesus and his holistic approach towards humanity was uncountable. It is said that his preaching were very much valuable and he was a true follower of Jesus Christ. The experience of visiting the church was as magnificent as the structure of the church and it was against our temperament to leave the pilgrimage, but we plunged towards the sea beach at the backdrop of the church to undergo some relaxing moments and gossips. We took some of the roadside snacks of which I was very fond of, and further we talked about our lives and their specialties. The holy visit to the church brought us to a segment where ultimate peace ranks as the priority and we were obliged and fortunate to have an expedition as such.
San Thome Church, Chennai made my meeting with the self successful and would last for a longer interlude. Next, it was time for catching up with some wildlife glimpses at the Guindy National Park and we headed towards the same.
Visiting to an ancient temple of the 8th century gave me the glimpses of India’s past glorious history which was celebrated for its antiquity. Kapaleeshwar Temple, Chennai too is imparting the same historical glory of ancie India. The current form of the temple is the replica of the original one which was submerged in the sea. It was the contribution of several rulers of Tamil Nadu who built a number of architectural monuments and temples and this temple was the creation of the Pallavas in the 8th century.
We were clicking several images of the temple and its surroundings which are simply out of the world. The journey towards the divine soul was amazing and I could feel the inner joy of that meticulous moment which was engrossing me all over. The architecture of the temple is based on the style of Dravidians. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The ‘samadhis’ of several deities like Vinayagar, Chandikeshwarar, Murugar, Annamalaiyar, Saneeswara, Dakshinamurthy, Durgai are there in the temple which are worshipped with equal importance. There are also 63 idols of Saivite saints which are beautifully and flawlessly whittled in bronze. Lord Shiva was worshipped by these saints throughout their life. Inside the temple we could see the several idols of Hindu Gods. The temple is located in Mylapore, the name of which is derived from a legend, as said by the saints and ‘pandits’ of the temple. They said that in Mylapore, Goddess Parvati took the form of a beautiful peacock to get married to Lord Shiva, and peacock in Tamil language is called ‘Mayil’, from which the name of the place has been derived as Mylapore.
After having a peaceful expedition of the Kapaleeshwar temple, Chennai, I was spellbound for a while. Feeling a divine bliss, I was amazed at the notion of devotion of the people of the past and was thinking about their holistic approach and lifestyle and their great fidelity with their art, culture and Lord Shiva. The next spot to be visited was ‘Beyond the gates’, the famous book market in Chennai.
Alamparai Fort in Chennai : The Alamparai fort has a very interesting history. It is a fort which has seen three foreign rules namely the Mughals, the French and finally the British. It is a fort that was earlier used to carry out trade. It is in a recent earthquake that the fort lost all its charm. It is a must visit in your trip to Chennai.
Hi, this is Soumya Shetty; I am out here with the posts of my exciting trip to Chennai. Being a budget traveller, I opt for the cheapest means of transport for most of my trips. The railways of India offer some exclusive experiences to travel to diversified destinations of India. My train travel by Mysore Chennai Express was a remarkable experience of my life with one of my clients who was also a friend of mine. Both of us were planning to rediscover Chennai to fetch the best out of the trip.
The Mysore Chennai Express is a well-furnished train with almost all the amenities provided for the passengers to avail them undoubtedly. Bangalore Junction is somehow a congested railway station; being the capital of the state of Karnataka, it consists of a large group of visitors from every sector each passing day. On the day of our travel, the train was on the right time and it departed at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. After plunging into the train we managed to place our baggage at their appropriate places and we were excited too as our berths were catered as per our requirements beside the windows.
Though it was three-tier AC and the windows were packed but the outside mishmash could be easily felt. The train was running like anything and it gushed through the junctions and stations of Bangarapet, Jollarpettai, Katpadi Junction, Arrakkonam, Perambur, etc. The train journey was exciting from boarding to having lunch in the train, and from halting at every commercial station to sipping celebrated coffee over playing cards to having dinner with the cuisines of the railway canteen.
The next morning the train reached Chennai Central at 9:20 am and we fetched out our luggage with an excitement of the prospected trip ahead. We left the station with a farewell, seeking for the hotel outside to check in and get refreshed to move further for the wonderful destinations that we were supposed to cover.
As a pharmacist, I have always enjoyed learning about new medicines. I love reading, learning and sharing information. I feel it is my moral responsibility to share my knowledge about the various drugs and medicines. In this write, I would like to share with you some facts about Diclofenac Potassium.
Oral Uses Of Diclofenac Potassium
Diclofenac potassium is very useful in curing different kinds of pains and aches. It may also be used to relieve pain if you are suffering from migraine. The drug is anti-inflammatory and non-steroidal. The drug functions by stopping the body from producing certain natural substances that may lead to inflammation. It helps to prevent swelling, fever and all kinds of pain.
How to Consume Diclofenac Potassium?
This article is only to add to your information and not a thorough guide. You must go through the medication guide given to you by your pharmacist.
You must consume the medicine orally as prescribed by the doctor. You may empty the contents of the packet into 30-60 milliliters of water. Then, you must mix it well and drink it instantly. You must not mix any liquid other than water with diclofenac potassium.
You may take the medicine with a meal if your stomach is upset. Avoid consuming the medicine with a high fat meal as then the medicine may not work well.
The medicine is available in various forms and by different healthcare brands. You must take the medication as prescribed by your doctor as all the forms may not work well on you. You must also avoid switching from one form to another.
You must consult a doctor if the condition persists or worsens.
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