DO YOU KNOW A VILLAGE OF Chef OF KALAYUR

Introduction.

Today I would like to share the story of a village which is located in the Indian states of Tamil Nadu. This village is famous for its 200 male chefs. Today I would like to share the story of a village which is located in the Indian states of Tamil Nadu. This village is famous for its 200 male chefs. Kalayur is a foodie’s paradise they have a 500 years old history of cooking food. In this village, every male person is a cook and they prepare mouth-watering food.
Do You Know A VILLAGE OF Chefs

About The Village Of Male Chefs.

Tamil Nadu is a beautiful state with temples, beaches, hill stations, and historical monuments. One such place which has gained popularity amongst local tourists and is famous all over the region is Kalayur.
Kalayur village is known as the village of a male chef. This village is located 25 km towards the north of Ramanathapuram and 9 Km from Paramakakkudi in Tamil Nadu. In the Kalaiyur village total population of 1406 of which 712 are males and 694 are females as per the 2011 Census of India. The Kalaiyur has a total of 356 Families residing in Kalayur.

Want To Become A Chef In Kalayur.

It is not an easy thing to become a chef in Kalayur, where the standards are already quite high. Senior cooks made entry-level criteria, for a fresher cook has to start his training as early as possible.
Senior cooks trained to build a strong foundation by teaching the basics first-chopping vegetables, gathering the freshest ingredients from the fields, and more. As one makes steady progress, and new fresher cooks learn to prepare more and more dishes.

How Much Time To Become A Head Chef In Kalayur?

At least 10 years, after which, the cook is ready to lead his own team.
these cooks are that they do not cook for their own family.
Women of the house as in any traditional Indian family cook food in homes.

Where You Can Relish The Food Made By Kalayur Chef?

If you are wondering if you too can relish the food by these experts, you can visit the holy shrines in Tirupati, Chennai, or Madurai to savor the food cooked by them. You can also try your luck by making a trip to the village.
DO YOU KNOW A VILLAGE OF MALE COOKS?

How Origin Of Cooking Kalayur Village?

This was starts about 500 centuries ago. As you know castism is everywhere in India so that in this village also at that time wealth and an upper cast of Reddiar caste tradesmen living in the region gave the job of cooking to Vaniyars to a lower caste who are good with culinary arts they lots of secrets food recipes other than the Bhramin cooks they only know cooking compare any other jobs, as farming was not profitable in that day so they developing skills in cooking and refine it and they are best in the cooking segment.

Best time to visit this food paradise.

October till February, there are intermittent rains in November and December.

But the best time to visit Tamil Nadu is during the winter months, especially for sightseeing and exploring the cities. The beaches are lovely, and the water is not too cold.

Kalayur Chef Are Very Famous Chef In South India

Today, the much-in-demand male cooks of Kalayur travel for six months throughout South India and cook mouth-watering fare for one and all. On other days, they prepare a wedding or birthday feast. And guess what, if they are provided with all the ingredients, the cooks can prepare the feasts for a thousand people in merely 3 hours!

How to reach Kalaiyur village.

By Air: The nearest airport to Kalayur is located in Madurai at a distance of about 90 km. Once you have reached the airport, you can either hire a direct cab or catch a direct bus to Kalayur.

By Rail: As Kalayur doesn’t have its own railway station, you can take a direct train to Ramanathapuram railway station and then from there, a cab or bus to Kalayur. The distance between the railway station and the village is 30 km.

By Road:
Kalayur is well connected to other cities and towns by road and hence, it can be easily accessed by road.

Conclusion.

Indian cuisine consists of a variety of regional and traditional cuisines native to the Indian subcontinent. Given the diversity in soil, climate, culture, ethnic groups, and occupations, these cuisines vary substantially and use locally available spices, herbs, vegetables, and fruits. 

This village is famous for its 200 male cooks. Kalayur is a foodie’s paradise, where food almost tastes like nectar. They have a 500 years old history of cooking food.

At least 10 years, after which, the cook is ready to lead his own team.

In my opinion, you have to visit this place and share your views with us.

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rush for most expensive caterpillar fungus Keeda Jadi in the Himalayan range

Introduction

Rush for most expensive caterpillar fungus (Keeda Jadi) in the Himalayan range.
The ‘caterpillar fungus’ or keeda jadi grows in Uttarakhand’s high-altitude border districts of Pithoragarh at an altitude of 3,500 to 5,000 metres. Known as the ‘Himalayan Viagra’.

One kilo of top-grade keeda jadi can sometimes fetch as much as Rs. 12 lakhs in illegal cross-border trade.

The fungus harvesting season in Uttarakhand’s high-altitude border districts of Pithoragarh and Chamoli starts in early May and ends by the middle or end of June, with the arrival of the monsoon.

Entire families move to the meadows, staying in tents for weeks, working long and arduous hours to collect the fungus.

And they return with enough fungus to cover a chunk of the family’s expenses for a considerable period of time.

“It depends on how many pieces of keeda jadi you pick. The earnings last for a few months for some families and pro.vide sustenance for some for a year.

About Keeda Jadi

Himalaya is the place of medical plants which cannot be found anywhere else.
Keeda Jadi is basically a fungus that grows as a parasite on the larvae of a particular kind of caterpillar. The fungus evolves in the living larva, which kills and mummifies the larva and then develops as a stalk-like fruiting figure.

Caterpillars take 5 years to grow underground in Alpine grass and shrublands before finally pupating (from larva) and are attacked by the fungus while feeding on roots. It finally takes the shape of 5-15 centimeter columnar mushroom out of the forehead of the caterpillar
Before the villagers discovered the lucrative fungus, they depended on agriculture, daily wage labour or sheep-herding. But agriculture is not a viable option in this rugged landscape. “The land is not fertile; we mostly cultivate rajma and potatoes. If the harvest is good, and that is rare.

Its collection and illegal trade have transformed remote villages of Uttarakhand, where it is found in the wild.

sinensis, Kida Jadi, or Yarsa-gumba, Yarsha-gumba or Yarcha-gumba, यार्सागुम्बा (in Hindi language) is an entomopathogenic fungus (a fungus that grows on insects) in the family Ophiocordycipitaceae.
 
The genus has a worldwide distribution and most of the approximately 400 species that have been described are from Asia (notably Nepal, China, Japan, Bhutan, Korea, Vietnam, and Thailand). Cordyceps species are particularly abundant and diverse in humid temperate and tropical forests

High value and illegal trading Keeda Jadi

Keeda Jadi in natural form
In the global market, Keeda Jadi is worth Rs 18 lakh for a kilogram which is around 3500 and 4500 pieces of fungus.

But in reality, the locals get only Rs 1 or 2 lakh for collecting and selling them. In India, every year families in some regions of rural Kumaon along with their children plod up in the hills of the Himalayas at the altitude of 3500 to 5000 meters to collect the Keeda Jadi. In India, it is found in Chamoli, Uttarakhand, and hilly areas of Himachal Pradesh.
Their high value also leads to the conflict among villages and illegal trade as in India it is not legalized. This rare fungus is only found when summer sets in and snow (glacier) melts at higher altitudes of the Kumaon region and exposes mummified caterpillars. 

People have started using uneven means to collect Keeda Jadi. Sometimes, forests are put on the fire to melt the snow. Such unnatural practices are causing damage to the environment and precious species also
Keeda Jadi

The Story behind the keed jadi Famous world wide.

The demand for yarsagumba reportedly shot up in 1993 when three Chinese athletes broke five world records at the Beijing National Games after regularly consuming a tonic apparently made from the fungus.

In 1999, China classified the fungus as an endangered species. Soon after, the fungus-picking made its way to India.

“In the early 2000s, we saw Tibetan khampas searching for the fungus in pastures on the Indian side. They said it could rarely be found in
Himalan Range

Its advantages and medical usages

1. Cancer Treatment
2. Sexual Health Benefits
3. Stress Reliever
4. Strengths of Kidney and Immune System
5. Increases Stamina
6. Good for Muscles
7. Increases Sperm Count
8. Benefits of asthma and bronchitis patients.

Government Policy For trading Keeda Jadi

The new goverment policy, proposes registering every harvester with the van panchayats (forest councils managed by village communities) or forest range office with their Aadhaar or voter identification card.

The person will disclose the days he/she will spend collecting keeda jadi and in which particular area of the forest range. He/ she also has to disclose the amount of keeda jadi they have collected.

“For every 100 gram, the forest department will charge a royalty of Rs. 1,000. The buyer is then free to sell it to van panchayats or any third party. It then becomes legal to sell it,”.

  “The alpine meadows are ecologically fragile. So when the policy comes into effect, we will know how much it is harvested in the state, and what’s happening in the region.”

Conclusion

I would like to share that Himalayan is the place of medical plants that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.

We have to respect it. If we destroy it, so nature has most destruction power than us , we see time to time recently like face of floods all over the world .

So we forget our personal interest and greed, government have to come with new rules and regulation that help local people get benefited for their earnings and our government earns revenue and illegal trading will stop in future.

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    The Crowning Glory Of Rajasthan, KUMBHALGARH FORT.

    Introduction

    Kumbhalgarh fort is situated 82 km northeast of Udaipur by road. It was the most important fort in Mewar after Chittorgarh fort.
    It is a world heritage site included in hill forts of Rajasthan.

    Built during the course of the 15th century by Rana Kumbha.
    Kumbhalgarh Fort is a Mewar fortress on the westerly range of Aravalli Hills, in the Rajasthan district near Udaipur of Rajasthan state in western India.

    About Kumbhalgarh fort.

    The fort as we see today was built by Kumbhakarna aka Rana Kumbha of Mewar kingdom in the 15th century. It was designed by a famous architect of that period, named Mandan.

    Nestled in the foothills of the Aravalli Mountain Range, Kumbhalgarh near Udaipur is a majestic citadel and a major tourist attraction.

    Surrounded by verdant forests, the fort attracts travelers due to its pristine location and architectural grandeur. Its 36-km long external wall is the second longest wall in the world, after the Great Wall of China.
    According to local legends, Rana Kumbha faced many difficulties during the construction of the fort that he nearly abandoned it. Then a holy man told him that all these problems would end if a pure-hearted man willingly sacrificed his life for the construction.

    On hearing this, the king was disappointed and that was when the holy man beheaded himself and sacrificed his life. After that, the king was able to build the fort without any problems.

    It is believed that the entrance to the fort marks the place where the holy man’s head fell.

    Kumbhalgarh Fort Architecture

    Due to its mountainous location, Kumbhalgarh was built in the Rajput military hill architectural style that makes use of the defensive properties of the terrain. The fort is built on a hilltop at a height of about 3600 feet above sea level and enveloped by a 36-km long wall with seven fortified gateways.

    The wall, which is listed among the longest walls in the world, is often called the Great Wall of India.

    The frontal walls of the fort have a thickness of 15 feet. There are more than 360 temples inside the fort, out of which 300 are ancient Jain temples and the others are Hindu shrines. Though several additions were made to the fort by the rulers of Mewar over the years, the original structure exists even now.
    1.) Kumbhalgarh Fort is one of the largest fort complexes in the whole world and the second-largest fort in India, the first being the Chittorgarh Fort.

    2.) The fort’s walls are so wide that eight horses can walk abreast through it.

    3.) You have to cross seven massive gates before entering the fort. Each consecutive gate is narrower than the previous one. The gates were constructed in this manner so that elephants and horses can’t enter the fort beyond a certain point.

    4.) King Samprati, who is believed to be the builder of the original fort, was the grandson of Emperor Ashoka.

    What to see inside the Kumbhalgarh Fort?

    #Badal Mahal, a two-storied structure built by Rana Fateh Singh.
    #Lakhola Tank, constructed by Rana Lakha.
    #Ram Pol, the main gateway to the fort.
    #Aaret Pol, Hanuman Pol, and Halla Pol, other major gateways to the fort.
    #Badshahi Bavdi, a water tank.
    #Hindu temples, including the ancient Ganesha temple and Neel Kanth Mahadeva temple.
    #Jain temples, including the Parsva Natha temple, Golera Jain temple, Mamdeo temple, Mataji temple, Surya Mandir, and Pital Shah Jain temple.
    #Chattris, Baoris, and water reservoirs.

    Local food delicacies you have to try.

    When it comes to local delicaciesKumbhalgarh resort in Rajasthan is simply the best place to eat. Don’t miss the Gatte ki Subzi, a traditional Rajasthani specialty, wherein gram flour dumplings flavored with dry spices are boiled and then dunked into a yogurt-based curry.

    Attractions near Kumbhalgarh Fort

    Attractions near Kumbhalgarh Fort.

    #Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary (3 km)
    #Ganga Govrdhan Museum (3.3 km)

    How can I go to Kumbhalgarh from Udaipur?

    The fastest way to reach from New Delhi to Kumbhalgarh is the flight to Maharana Pratap Airport, then cab to Kumbhalgarh, and takes 3h 24m. The recommended way to reach from

    New Delhi to Kumbhalgarh is the flight to Maharana Pratap Airport, then cab to Kumbhalgarh, and takes 3h 24m.

    Conclusion.

    If you are a history lover or a historian then Kumbhalgarh Fort is definitely worth visiting. If you are not then too you should visit the place for its grandeur.

    Kumbhalgarh, beyond any doubt, is a fascinating destination where several stories from the past await you, to be told and retold.

    So, go ahead and enjoy a trip to this historic fort near Udaipur.

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    Holy City Of India Haridwar

    Introduction About Haridwar

    Haridwar is one of the seven sacred cities of the Hindus and is a major pilgrimage center. It has been known by many names; originally it was called Kapila, for the sage who once lived there. Its present name means “Door to Hari”; Hari is one of the names of Vishnu, a principal deity of Hinduism.
    Haridwar’s chief object of pilgrimage is Har-ki-Pauri—the bathing ghat, or steps, along the river—which has what believers consider to be a footprint of Vishnu impressed into a stone. Large numbers of pilgrims gather there annually at the beginning of the Hindu solar year in April; a Kumbh Mela (a Hindu religious festival) is held every 12th year in Haridwar. The Daksha Mahadev Temple, another important pilgrimage site, lies 2 miles (3 km) downstream at Kankhal.
    Har Ki Pauri- Haridwar
    Brahma Kund, the spot where the Amrit fell, is located at Har ki Pauri (literally, “footsteps of the Lord”) and is considered to be the most sacred ghat of Haridwar.

    What Is Famous In Haridwar

    It is considered a sacred place as Lord Vishnu took bath at this spot and the water is said to relive all sins. Haridwar is often called the gateway to the Hindu pilgrimage sites of the ‘Char Dhams’ and attracts a huge number of tourists due to its amazing mountains, rivers and ancient temples.

    Which God Is in haridwar?

    Har Ki Pauri is one of the most famous places in Haridwar and is believed to be the place where the three main Hindu Gods –BrahmaVishnu, and Shiva, are said to have appeared in different times in the Vedic era.

    It is also the exit point of the Ganga from the mountains before entering the plains.

    Which City is close to Haridwar

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    Rishikesh13.70Uttarakhand
    Doiwala15.26Uttarakhand
    Sultanpur15.27Uttarakhand
    Laksar15.49Uttarakhand

    What is the old name of Haridwar?

    Haridwar was previously known as Mayapuri which is because of the Goddess Maya Devi.

    Is Haridwar a dry city?

    (Rishikesh is a dry area so no nonveg and liquor there). … As a Hindu pilgrimage destination, both Rishikesh and Haridwar are dry areas in terms of the availability of liquor shops.

    Midway Restaurant is ideally located between Rishikesh and Haridwar with a technicality making it the best location to serve liquor.

    Which season is best to visit Haridwar?

    October to February – The temperature goes as low as 10 degrees Celsius, and you may experience chilly winds.

    March to June – It is the summer season in Haridwar.
    July to September-It is From July onwards monsoon begins in Haridwar.

    How many days are enough for Haridwar?

    You can go for 4 days, 6days, 7dqys or 12-15 days(if you also want to visit Badrinath, Kedarnath, Kausani, Haridwar) It depends on you how many places you want to cover but according to me you should take at least 7 days.
    The Ganga Arti At Har Ki Pauri- Haridwar

    What is the famous food of Haridwar?

    Famous Street Food of Haridwar for the Tourists
    Aloo Pooris. Mohanji Poori Wale and Hoshiyarpuri rank on top positions for grabbing the crispy hot puris and savory sabzi. …
    Kachoris.
    Chhole Bhature.
    Sweets.
    Thickened Milk in Kullars.
    Chaat.
    Dibiya Fresh Fruit Chaat.

    Places to visit in Haridwar

    Ganga Arti
    Chandi Devi Temple
    Mansa Deve Temple
    Pawan Dham
    Daks Madhev Temple
    Pantanjali Yog Peeth
    Ma Anandamayee Ashram
    Saptrishi ashram
    Vaishno Devi temple
    The Pentagon Mall
    Sri vyas Ashram
    Birla Ghat
    Parad Shiviling
    Maya Devi Temple
    Rajaji Tiger Reserve
    Sawami Vivekand Park
    Vishnu Ghat
    Sureshwari devi Temple
    Mooti bazzar
    Neel Dhara Pakshi Vihar
    GAU Ghat
    Gauri Shanker Maha dev temple
    LAL Mata temple
    Bhuma Niketan Temple
    Adhbut Temple
    Kush Avarta Ghat
    Doodhadhari Barfani Temple

    How can I go to Haridwar?

    Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is 37 km away from Haridwar, whereas Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi is 223 km away. You can reach Haridwar from these two airports via bus, taxi or train.

    Conclusion

    Dear readers, visiting them all in a lifetime is thought to provide release from the endless cycle of birth and death. Thus, pilgrims attain moksha or liberation.

    Understandably, this makes Haridwar very popular with Hindus who come to bathe in the holy water of the Ganges River, cleanse their sins, and visit temples.
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    Valley of Flowers Heaven on Earth

    Introduction

    This article is about the Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park, located in North  Chamoli and Pithoragarh, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora.
    Valley Of Flower

    About The National Park

    Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park, located in North Chamoli and Pithoragarh, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora and rare animals.

    The valley was declared a national park in 1982 and now it is a World Heritage Site.

    Valley of Flowers, located at 12,000 feet, was accidentally discovered in 1931, by mountaineers Frank S SmytheEric Shipton, and  RL Holdsworth, while returning after an expedition to Mount Kamet.  Smythe returned later and wrote the book The Valley of Flowers in 1938.

    The Himalayan valley that has long been acknowledged by renowned mountaineers, botanists, and in literature.

    It has been recognized internationally for over a century and is referenced in the Hindu religion Local people have visited the valley since ancient times.

    Indian yogis are known to have visited the valley for meditation. 
    Famous for its exotic varieties of medicinal herbs, it is also believed that Hanuman brought Sanjivani to the ailing Lakshmana from the valley of flowers

    The Valley of Flowers has many different colorful flowers, taking on various shades of colors as time progressed.

    Unique about the Valley of Flowers.

    The Valley of Flowers is famous for its outstanding natural beauty, endangered animals, and endemic alpine flowers.

    This valley comes under the national park category of India. It is spread over an area of around 88 km². Beautiful waterfalls, landscapes, and meadow add more stars to the beauty of Valley of Flowers.
    Valley of Flowers National Park

    Is Valley of Flowers safe?

    It is always safe while you travel in Uttarakhand as locals are humble and polite.
    As Valley of Flowers trek is quite demanding, therefore tourists should be physically and mentally fit for the trek.

    How do I plan a trip to Valley of Flowers?

    The best idea is to reach Joshimath or Govindghat and stay at night. Morning can start tracking from Govind ghat to Ghangria (Around 18 KM) and again stay at night. One can choose horse riding and save energy for the next day ( tracking in flower valley) .

     Is the Valley of flowers worth visiting?

    The Govindghat to Ghangariya and the Hemkund Sahib treks can be quite putting off to those looking for peace and quiet and cleanliness.

    The name given to it the Valley of Flowers is very true as there are flowers and flowers during summertime. In winter one will find snow and only snow here.
    Ghangaria Village

    Places To Visit In Valley Of Flowers

    Valley of Flower National Park:-

    A World Heritage Site, Valley of Flowers is probably one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The spread of colorful flowers against the snow-capped mountains during spring is a must-see.

    Fauna and Flora:-

    The Himalayan snow leopard is the major attraction of Nanda Devi National park amidst the valley of flowers and mountain ranges. Other animals found here are the endangered Asiatic black bear, blue sheep, and brown bear.

    Ghangaria Village:-

    Ghangaria is arranged at the intersection of the streams Bhyundar Ganga and Pushpawati, which shapes Lakshman Ganga, which later meets the waterway Alaknanda at Govindghat. It is the last human residence in the Bhyundar valley.

    This place is typically utilized by voyagers as a base camp to visit Hemkund and Valley of blooms.

    Hemkund Sahib

    Well, known journey site for Sikhs which is around 6 km from here, and the Valley of Flowers, a national stop known for its assortment of blossoms around 3 km from here. It is situated in the northern Himalayan reaches an elevation of 3049 meters in the Uttarakhand territory of India.
    Hemkund Sahib

    Best Time To Visit Valley of Flowers.

    The valley opens on June 1 each year and shuts in October. The best time to visit the Valley of Flowers is between July to September when you can see the valley at this bloom with flowers. August is the best time to see the flowers bloom; however, it might get difficult to reach there due to landslides and heavy rainfall. 

    How to reach valley of flowers?

    The closest you can get to The Valley of Flowers by road is Govind Ghat. This requires around an 11 hour drive to Joshimath from Dehradun, then another one hour to Gobindghat. From Gobindghat it is a 13-kilometer (8.1 miles) trek along a steep, narrow, but well-defined mountain trail to base camp at Ghangaria.

    Conculison Of this beautiful post

    My suggestion to all my readers you have to visit this famous Valley of flower national park and explore the naturally beautiful garden made by God. Famous for its exotic varieties of medicinal herbs, it is also believed that Hanuman brought Sanjivani to the ailing Lakshmana from the valley of flowers.

    Not- Be a responsible tourist and do not leave anything behind in the valley. Do carry back all the packaging material/ waste and wrappers along with you and dump it at Ghangaria