Wednesday, November 4, 2015

What killed the dinosaurs?

 The mighty dinosaurs who roamed the earth majestically for thousands of years, were suddenly wiped out around 65 million years ago. Scientists and geologists now believe that an enormous lava emission in the Indian plate must have filled the atmosphere with noxious gases which killed the dinosaurs.  An asteroid hit the earth in the same period, accelerating the extinction of the dinosaurs. We saw the lava basalt which caused such havoc so many million years ago at Mahabaleshwar.
A basalt formation called 'Elephant's Head' at Mahabaleshwar.
 Deccan Traps- the lava basalt in the form of terraces. Traps means steps in Swedish.
A memorial to Colonel Lodwick, an English officer, who  was the first European to discover Mahabaleshwar.
We enjoyed eating fresh strawberries with cream at Mahabaleshwar, which is gamous for its strawberry gardens.
My thanks to the team of Our World Tuesday where you can see many interesting things happening around the world.


  1. both events are nasty ones. Not fun, but today the remains look good :)

  2. Wow! That's beautiful place is outcome of lava basalt? Amazing!
    Anyway " happy Diwali " to you and family!

  3. My first visit to your blog. Beautiful!

  4. My first visit to your blog. Beautiful!

  5. Interesting formations! Thank you for visiting my blog. Take care!