Trip to Ladakh
The Ladakh excursion was a six-day adventure filled with cultural experiences, educational visits, and breathtaking landscapes. The journey began with a flight from Pune to Delhi, and then to Ladakh. The travelers faced the challenge of acclimatizing to the high-altitude weather but were rewarded with a visit to Ladakh’s rich cultural festival program on the first day. They explored the local market and enjoyed mesmerizing musical performances.
The following days included visits to significant locations, such as the Hall of Fame, Thiksay Monastery, and SECMOL school. These experiences allowed the students to learn about Ladakh’s history, culture, and sustainable practices. They also had the opportunity to enjoy local cuisine and visit iconic movie locations.
The excursion reached its peak with a visit to Pangong Lake, where students were captivated by the stunning scenery and stayed in tents by the lake. They enjoyed games and bonding in the evening. Subsequent days included visits to the Hemis Monastery, the Rancho School (famous from the movie “3 Idiots”), and some souvenir shopping.
On the final day, as the students left Ladakh, they were filled with bittersweet nostalgia. They carried with them memories of thrilling adventures, starlit nights, and newfound friendships. The journey back was marked by stories, laughter, and a deep appreciation for Ladakh’s natural wonders, leaving each student forever changed by the magic of this beautiful region.
Trip to Kerala
During the Kerala excursion, students embarked on an exciting and diverse journey, exploring the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the region. They enjoyed the scenic beauty of Mudupatty Dam, Echo Point, and Tea Garden Point, indulging in local shopping to collect souvenirs.
Their adventure continued with a visit to Eravikulam National Park, where they took leisurely walks through the misty Western Ghats paths, immersing themselves in the mesmerizing flora and fauna. The visit also included an exploration of the museum that showcased historical artifacts related to the park’s opening.
The days were filled with enriching experiences, including visits to a spice and herb garden, the Periyar Tiger Reserve, and a soothing boat ride on Lake Periyar. Students also explored the tribal heritage museum, witnessed the impressive Kalaripayattu martial arts, and enjoyed a memorable Kathakali performance.
The journey further led them to a joyful elephant ride in Thekkady, a luxurious houseboat ride in Alleppey, and a tranquil experience along the serene backwaters. They captured scenic views from the hotel’s garden and indulged in delightful cuisine.
The beach visit in Alleppey provided students with a chance to enjoy a relaxing stroll. Their exploration of Kochi included visits to the Dutch Palace Museum, the oldest synagogue in India, and the Police Museum, which held a surprise in the form of the world’s largest kadhai. Street shopping, freshening up, and dinner wrapped up the day.
The excursion continued with a visit to Marine Drive, known for its waterfront views and pleasant strolls. Students also observed the iconic Chinese fishing nets and explored the charming seaside area of Fort Kochi, which is known for its Dutch, Portuguese, and British colonial architecture, including the historic St. Francis Church.
Throughout the journey, students had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the natural beauty, cultural richness, and historical landmarks of Kerala, making it an unforgettable experience.