Class XI - Andamans
On 15th March 2016, the students of 11th std left for their midterm trip to Andaman Islands. The batch consisted of 74 students was accompanied by six teacher escorts, Mr. Bharat Singh, Ms. Aakanksha Rathore, Mrs. Smita Goyal, Mrs. Smita Chandela, Mrs. Sudipti and Mr.Neal. The itenary took us to three destinations- Port Blair, Havelock Islands, and Neil Island. As we began our journey of our last midterm trip, we looked forward to a week, where they would experience a complete transformation in terms of climate from Rajasthan to Coastal South.
The group left for Delhi on the 15th of March, on a flight to Port Blair the next morning. Landing at the Veer Savarkar International Airport, Port Blair, we headed to the hotel. That evening was spent at the sunset point absorbing the beauty of the last rays for the day. 17th of March began with a visit to the largest Saw mill of Asia, the Chatham Saw mill, where we were shown the methods and procedures of processing wood along with a museum that was a summarization of the history and geography of the islands. Halfway through the day, the group left for Ross Island, which was once the capital city of the islands. The havoc of the earthquakes and tsunamis can still be seen lurking in the air. This was the island which had India’s first salt water purifier. The next visit was to the cellular jail where the hard rending light and sound show about the treatment and methods of torture of the prisoners left us aghast and moved.
The next morning, we left for Havelock, on a two hour luxury cruise Makruzz. During these two days of their stay, the group enjoyed the Radhanagar beach and the Kalapathar beach, where the cool sea breeze and beautiful corals made this the most different experience.
On 20th march, Neil island was the next destination where the glass bottom boating elated the spirits of all. It felt no less than being surrounded by beauty and seeing everything so close, one ould touch it. That evening, was spent at the beach, a great dance party and dinner to celebrate our best trip.
We returned to Port Blair the next morning where we had two experiences of lifetime. The opportunity to visit and explore a warship, INS Guldar left us in awe of our brave naval force and inspired to join it in one day. The second visit was to the resident of the Lt. Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lt. Gov. A.K.Singh. We had an interactive session with him where he fulfilled our insatiated hunger to know more about the place.
That afternoon, we flew back to the capital of our country and returned to school the next morning. As this trip ended all of us tried to hold onto bits and pieces in the form of souvenirs, shells and photographs to keep the memory of this perfect holiday whole.
Class VIII Mumbai - Goa - Aurangabad
India is a diverse land with states of their over culture and traditions. Every school gives us the privilege to explore such places to get the students refreshed and rejuvenated offer a long session of various activities, handwork and studies. This year the batch of 8thstandard was given the exciting opportunity to visit het historical city of Aurangabad along with a Joyful trip to Mumbai and Goa.Our visit was to the historical city of Aurangabad the magnificent ell ova caves and the amazing Ajanta caves were a budhtaking sight the architectural details told to us by our guide were beyond any book we have read till today. This experience will stay with us for life. The other sites visited by us at Aurangabad were the Daulatabad font, Biwi ka Maqbara where we were spell bound to see a replica of the jai Mahal. Though the heat bore us down but our enthusiasm and spirit was at its helm.Our train journey from Aurangabad to Mumbai was also very exciting as we were divided into two groups .one left earlier and other after one and a hay hour. Our visit to an adventure park IMAGICA was enthralling thrilling and scary. The roller coaster rides were the most enjoyable ones. The following day we visited the Jahangir Art Gallery. The Prince of Wales museum, the fish aquarium and the gateway of India. This experience was informative, evening and amazing as many facts of history came to light. After the educational experience we went to shop to the colaba market.Our last place of visit was Goa which is characterized by a number of beaches. We spent an exuberant time in the beach water .we experienced a boat cruise and also visited the St.francis Xavier’s church .We also shopped our hearts out in the stets of Goa . This ended our spectacular mid terms for which we would sincerely like to manifest our gratitude to Ma’am Kanchan and our escorts for organizing an amazing trip which has broadened our horizons and will always remain instilled in our hearts.
Class X Bangaluru -Mysore
When we first landed at the Kempegowda Airport, we were greeted with pleasant weather and sweet Sarangi music. We drove to our hotel which was on the outskirts of Bengaluru. The city is dotted with different varieties of trees which adds to the lovely ambience. And can there be a better place to get acquainted to the different types of trees than a botanical garden?
Our first stop in Bengaluru was the Lalbagh Botanical Garden. The garden was built by Tipu Sultan and had a very large variety of flora. At the entrance of the park, we saw a 3 billion year old rock which was declared a national geological monument. We saw Rain trees, White Silk Cotton trees, Mahogany, Plumeria, Pine trees and many more species. The tallest tree in the garden was referred to as ‘Amitabh Bacchan’ and was as tall as any modern day skyscraper. After the Botanical gardens we visited the ‘Bull Temple’. This temple is dedicated to Nandi, an important deity in the Hindu religion. The sculpture is monolithic in nature and is approximately 20 feet high. At this spot, our guide told us that the literal meaning of Bengaluru is “the city of boiled beans”.
As puzzled as ever we went back to our hotel, where our guide told us the story of the king who founded Bengaluru. The king was lost in the jungle and was found by an old and poor lady who gave him a meal of boiled beans as she had nothing more to offer. Extremely touched by this gesture, the king decided to build a city and name it Bengaluru. We went to bed that night anticipating a thrilling day at Wonderla Amusement Park. We left for the park early in the morning and enjoyed a whole day full of land and water rides. After a day well spent we went back to our hotel. The next day we visited the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological museum after which we visited the HAL. The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited manufactures aircrafts for the Indian Air Force and various air forces of the world. After a visit to HAL we visited the ISKCON temple. The concept of the temple was highly modernized. The garbhariha of the temple was immaculate and it was a lovely way to end our stay in Bengaluru.
The next we left for Mysore. On the way to Mysore we enjoyed refreshing coconut water and also stopped at “town of toys”. About 25 kilometers away from Mysore we stopped at Srirangapatnam to visit the Dariya Daulat Bagh, which had been Tipu Sultan’s summer palace. The paintings on the walls of the chambers were simply mesmerizing. After the summer palace we viewed the exteriors of the Mysore Fort. In the beautiful city of Mysore we were fortunate enough to visit the Chamundeshwari Amma temple, the railway museum, Chammaraja Zoological Gardens, the Royal Art Gallery, and the Mysore Bird Sanctuary. But out of all the stunning destinations, our favourite was the Mysore palace. The palace took thirteen years to build, but it was worth it. We were left speechless when we saw the festooned walls, stained glass ceilings, and the incredible chandeliers. It displayed imperialness at its zenith. We were lucky enough to visit the Mysore palace on a Sunday evening, a day when the palace is illuminated with 96000 light bulbs. It was a sight none of us would ever forget. Overall, our trip was extremely enriching and all of us would love to revisit Karnataka. We would like to thank Ma’am Kanchan for giving us such a wonderful opportunity to learn new things and make indelible memories.
Class VII Bhopal
Day 1 (16th March)
Attending the Legislative Assembly.
Having lunch at the Vidhan Sabha.
Seeing the Legislative Assembly’s Library.
Meeting and interacting with speaker of Vidhan Sabha of Bhopal Shri Sitasharan Sharma, MLA of Dhar Mrs Neena Verma and the ex-minister of sports and education Shri Vikram Verma.
We had a great experience.
We saw the history of mankind and different cultures and traditions of India.
Darul Uloohm Tajul Masjid
75,000 people can pray at a time in this masjid.
This masjid is also called the crown of mosques.
It is 150 years old and was made by Shah Jahan Beghum.
DB Mall (Danik Bhaskar)
We shopped and enjoyed a lot in the time given to us, here.
Day 2 (17th March)
There were 4 gateways to it and they were imposed with many carvings which depicted several stories, many of the myths were on Lord Buddha.
It dates back from the 3rd century BC to the 12th century AD
It was built in Sanchi by Emperor Ashoka as his wife was from Vidisha, a place close by.
It is the oldest stone structure in India and some say it holds the relics of Lord Buddha
We went for a cruise in Badha Talab and were able to see the statue of Raja Bhoj, founder king of Bhopal.
State Tribal Museum
This museum showcased the tribal culture of Madhya Pradesh and its neighboring states like Chhattisgarh.
We had a dance party on the terrace of our hotel (Raja Bhoj).
It being our friend’s birthday, we enjoyed cake with the other group and we danced energetically to the music being played
Day 3 (18th March)
Bhojpur Shiv Temple
It was built by Raja Bhoj in 10 BC.
The Shivling situated inside the temple was 21.5 feet tall, the layers were made of the same rock and the outer ring was square instead of circle.
The local people believe in a myth that the temple was made by the Pandavas and also that Kunti was taller than the Shivling and thus was able to worship it easily.
It has been recognized as a World Heritage Site.
There are drawings made by the people of the past in the caves.
These caves are home to third oldest painting in the world and India’s oldest.
It has over 500 caves with over 600 rock shelters with drawings in green, dark red, white and yellow.