“Life is a journey that has a lot different paths, but any path you choose use it as your destiny”. ― Ryan Leonard
Day 6: September 19, 2018: The educursion is about to end and the children are in full swing and still not exhausted. Even being the sixth day the children were very excited. The student of the Royal Rajasthan group of classes V and VI visited City Palace of Udaipur immediately after the breakfast. It was built over a period of nearly 400 years ago, with contributions from several rulers of the Mewar dynasty. Its construction began in 1553, started by Maharana Udai Singh II of the Sisodia Rajput family as he shifted his capital from the erstwhile Chittor to the new found city of Udaipur. The Palace is located on the eastern bank of Lake Pichola and has several Palaces built within its complex. The most exciting thing to do in the lake of City Palace is boating. Children enjoyed it the most. After City Palace we went for lunch. Post lunch visiting was to Saheliyon-ki-Bari (Courtyard or Garden of the Maidens) is a major garden and a popular tourist space in Udaipur.It lies in northern part of the city and has fountains and kiosks, a lotus pool and marble elephants. It was built by Rana Sangram Singh. There is also a small museum there.
Class VII students visiting the Golden Triangle went to visit the Akshardham Temple on the sixth day. The Akshardham Temble is the divine abode of God. It is hailed as an eternal place of devotion, purity and peace. Swaminarayan Akshardham at New Delhi is a Mandir – an abode of God, a Hindu house of worship, and a spiritual and cultural campus dedicated to devotion, learning and harmony. Timeless Hindu spiritual messages, vibrant devotional traditions and ancient architecture all are echoed in its art and architecture. The temple is a humble tribute to Bhagwan Swaminarayan (1781- 1830), the avatars, devas and great sages of Hinduism. The traditionally-styled complex was inaugurated on 6 November 2005 with the blessings of Pramukh Swami Maharaj and through the devoted efforts of skilled artisans and volunteers
After having the snacks around 12 noon students moved to the Kingdom of Dreams. It is a magnificent place. This fabulous Kingdom brings to life a blend of India’s art, culture, heritage, craft, cuisine and performing art. It also consists of Nautanki Mahal showcasing an extravagant cinematic and theatrical musical. Culture
Gully shows an elaborate culture, arts, crafts and food boulevard. Showshaa Theatre: A fabulous, colorful drama marquee spotlighting Indian mythology productions, a mock wedding show and the great Indian talent circus. IIFA Buzz enacted glamorous Bollywood themed cafe. This is a destination in itself which is capturing the imagination of the world. Students enjoyed a lot.
On the way back to the hotel, students saw the night glimpses of India Gate, Union Parliament and Rastrapati Bhawan from the bus.
The class VIII of the Cultural Karnataka group children went to the ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) temple on the 6th day of the educursion. It was a long but a very enjoyable journey from Ooty to Bangalore for the students by bus. The students reached the hotel at 7:45 PM and had dinner at 8:00pm
Here on the other hand the camping group of class IX was welcomed by cool air and bits of dew on the last day of the trip. There was morning conditioning with a lot of fun and enjoyment. After breakfast the students boarded the bus to the 13th century famous Baijnath Temple. Most of the children went to the temple to get the darshan of lord Baijnath. Then we proceeded to Dharamshala, the abode of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. We just passed through the world’s highest cricket stadium. After a tasty lunch there, we then directly went to McLeod Ganj Hills. It was a cantonment area and is protected by the Indian Army, military presence was felt all over. Beyond that is McLeod Ganj. Here one can see Buddhist remnants all over. There the children spent an hour and half. Students went around the place and purchased their favorite things. The Yellow caps drew a lot of attention of the locals there. The journey would come to an end after reaching Chandigarh by bus. It was a splendid day.