Saturday, 28 June 2014

Devetàshka Cave a Huge Karst Cave in Lovech Bulgaria

Devetàshka cave is a huge karst cave in Bulgaria, famous for its long term occupancy for human and other type biological populations during extensive historical periods. It is also home to nearly 30,000 bats. The inside view towards the main entrance and the first two big openings. The cave is also famous as Maarata or Oknata for its seven different-sized holes in the ceiling, through which sunlight penetrates and illuminates the central hall and part of its two fields.

Devetàshka cave is situated 15 km northeast of Lovech and about 2 km from the village of Devetaki. You can reach at cave by foot on a narrow path by the river, starting from the village of Devetaki, or access it directly from Road 301 via a 1,300 ft long dirt road and concrete bridge, constructed in 2011 for the filming of The Expendables 2. Devetàshka cave was exposed in the action movie The Expendables 2 filmed in 2011. The Supreme Administrative Court of Bulgaria declared that this filming was a breach of Bulgaria's environmental regulations. A countless bats were displaced from the cave, but at the late 2012, the majority of the bats had returned to the cave.

In the start of the 1950s, serious-minded explorations of the cave were held, concerning its transformation into a warehouse. In a study showed that the Devetàshka cave used to be inhabited with some interruptions during almost every historical era. The first traces of human presence date back to the middle of the Initial Stone Age before about 70,000 years BC. The Devetàshka cave is amongst the cave deposits with the richest cultural artifacts from the Neolithic. The cave entrance is 35 meters wide and 30 meters high. Approximately 40 meters after the entrance, the cave widens, forming a large hall with an area of 2,400 square meters. The height of the hall is 60 meters; even though at some places it reaches 100 meters.

About 200 meters of the entrance, the two fields break away from the hall. The left one is over two kilometers long, a little river runs along it, which passes through the central hall and flows into the Osam River. The right field is warm and dry. Its entrance is 2.5 meters high and 5.7 meters wide. The field widens after the entrance and forms a rectangular hall about 50 meters long and 10 to 15 meters wide. This field ends with a minor gallery with a round room, also known as the Altar. The cave was declared a natural landmark by order No RD 238/ 7 June 1996.

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Water fall at Uluru, A Unique Sight Occurs Only for Lucky Tourists

The region where Uluru lies the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia is a desert. It is also known for many years as Ayers Rock and one of the iconic symbols of Australia, it has been renamed to respect the aboriginal people who live there and who call it Uluru. Uluru is recognizable most natural landmarks and a large sandstone rock formation in central Australia. Uluru is a world famous landmark and a huge mound of sandstone that stands almost 350 metres high and is more than two miles long and a mile wide. The first European to see this natural wonder was the explorer William Gosse in the late 19th century and he named it Ayers Rock after the then Chief Secretary of New South Wales.

These sandstone formations are huge ones and look most wonderful site during sunrise and sunset when the fiery red sun is reflected off its surface. A truly great sight that several tourists want to view, but the real sight occurs in summer when the region experiences heavy rains, the average annual rainfall is about 300 mm, but even that is very variable. Though rain may fall at any time of the year in the vicinity of Uluru, sporadic heavy rains occur between November and March. In this period the famous monolith is covered with innumerable streams of water that changes the very color of Ayers Rock to a unusual shade of violet. It is projected that only 1% of tourists to get the chance to witness waterfalls flowing from the rock. This rare waterfall gives a glimpse of unforgettable moments to visitor and also it's alive with insects and birds and it's just a beautiful time to be there. Uluru is always changing color and rain and low cloud to block the sunlight and it becomes chameleons between shades of deep red and Brown, through to hues of purple and blue-grey.
Here’s the some unique collection of pictures which you’ll haven’t see that. Source: Charismatic Planet

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Ai-Petri Ukarine

Ai-Petri is a famous peak in the Crimean Mountains. For administrative purposes it is in the Yalta municipality of Crimea. The peak is located above the city of Alupka and the town of Koreiz. The name has Greek origin, and is translated as St. Peter. Ai-Petri is one of the windiest places in Ukraine and it is blowing for 125 days a year, reaching a speed of 110 mph. There is a Cable Car installed there which takes passengers from a station near Alupka to the main area in Ai-Petri. The mountain is 1200 meter (3937 feet) high. 

Ai-Petri is picturesque peaks, which have become the symbol not just of the southern coast, but also of the entire Crimean peninsula.  This legendary mountain is great attraction for tourist, where you can get an incredible view over the entire southeastern coast of Crimea.  A huge number of travelers climb the Ai-Petri all year round just to see fantastic panoramic view from the top of peak. The best way to get to peaks is to use the cableway ‘Miskhor – Ai-Petri,’ which is an attraction itself. It consists of two parts, one of which is “unsupported” and not like anything else in Europe.

At the top of Ai-Pertri you can see bare stone plateau. Moreover there’re number of cafes and places to get the taste of Tatar cuisine, eastern sweets and delicious Crimean foods. When on Ai-Petri, most tourists rush to Cliff Shishko, the observation point, from which one can get awesome views of the Black Sea coast. There’s one more famous place on the top of Ai-Petri which is cave “Trehglazka”. This is very exculisve place due to its temperature which hovers around zero degree all round year, and cave is cover with several meters of ice. Ai-Petri also keeps an unusual marker, a metallic globe on a granite base with its exact geo-location; all plateau visitors strive to touch it.

Well, if you like driving then you can get to the top of Ai-Petri by car, following the highway Yalta  Bakhchysarai. The road passes by the highest waterfall in Ukraine, Uchan-Su (“Flying Water”). It is 100 meters high, which is twice as high as Niagara Falls. The waterfall is most remarkable during a storm or when the snow is melting. The lovely Ai-Petri has everything for an adventurous gateway. In the summer season you can even ride horses, mountain bicycle, and jeeps or paraglide here. However in winter snowy slopes attract ski lovrs and snowmobile racers. 

Monday, 23 June 2014

The Blue Gem Lake Bachalpsee of Grindelwald Switzerland

Bachalpsee or Bachse is a lake with an area of 19.9 acres close to the above Grindelwald in the Bernese Oberland, Switzerland. The lake, located at an elevation of 7,431 ft, is split by a natural dam, the smaller part of the lake being 20 ft lower. The lake can be reached with a cable car. Lake Bachalpsee is a real desire for hikers with magnificently landscaped path leads through lush flowering alpine meadows. On the opposite side of the valley, ice-capped 4,000 metres mountains tower in the air. Hiking trails are for families of all ages with weather-resistant clothing and sturdy shoes. During the journey you can also see the mountain chains from Faulhorn, Schilthorn over Jungfrau, Eiger, Schreckhorn, Wetter horn and Engel Horner.

There is nothing to dislike this place, because this is truly an amazing place to visit, gorgeous alpine scenery, and beautiful lake and behind the massive Bernese Alps. This is definitely a must see in Grindelwald. Take a picnic lunch and spend time at the lake. Take the trail from the lake to Bort after leaving the lake. You can also see there the reflection of mountain very clearly. A peaceful place for relax. After walking for more than an hour from First, you will then see the beautiful lake. It is 100% sure that you will not regret to walk for such a long time. Without any doubt this is one of the top places in Switzerland with a wonderful view over the mountain range. Unfortunately, the lake is very busy as hordes of tourists visit it every day. Go in off season or early morning or late evening. Then, it is wonderfully peaceful and serene.

Bachalpsee Lake is separated by a natural damn with green pastures mostly eaten by cows in the late spring when the snow thaws in summer. There’re number of picnic spots and resting areas, in-fact two mountains huts in this area. But make sure there is no toilet facility there. The lake water is cold and snow free in summer. There’re some species of plants and algae that thrive below it and surprisingly and very small fishes that live on the lake! Source: Charismatic Planet