Field trips are designed to make us aware of the things going on in our nearby environment and its impact on flora and fauna.How the environment is taken care by the localites and what measures have been taken to use the natural resources judiciously and wisely... We were taken on various field trips from our college as a part of our curriculum for learning experience and awareness. Even though we read a lot of theory about environment and the various issues related to it, we can never really understand the true nature of these problems unless we look at it for ourselves. And what better way than going on such educational, informative and thought provoking field trips where we can actually see the changes happening in the environment ourselves. These field trips were definitely an eye opener..
MANNU PALLA LAKE
BRIEF SUMMARY ABOUT THE LAKE:
Situated amidst the newly-built Heritage Village, Dr TMA Pai planetarium, a church and a temple, there is a lake in Manipal popularly known as MANIPAL LAKE or MANNU PALLA LAKE. GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:
Located 4 kms from the centre of udipi and about 2 kms from M.I.T . with a circumference of 2.4 kms and 60 acres.
MANNA PULLA LAKE-THE LAKE FORMED BY DIGGING SOIL.
Around 1960, tile factories were established in Manipal and nearby regions. As the soil of this area around Manipal Lake had lots of clay at that time, it was continually removed from the lake region to prepare tiles. Gradually this resulted in the formation of a large pond where rain water would get collected. Later it took the shape of a lake. So a man-made wonder and a boon for the localites.
A view of the beautiful lake in rainy season.
Afforestation work is under progress to make this area rich in bio-diversity. Various species of plants found especially in the undivided Dakshina Kannada region are to be planted in this area. Three small islands have been...