Tuesday, October 22, 2019


“Rajasthan – A place where history rules, a place with history in its valour and colour. A place of Maharaja, and royalty, a place where history breathes magic all over”. The History Department of the School organized an Educational tour to Rajasthan, covering the route of Jaipur-Pushkar-Ajmer-Jodhpur for the students of Humanities of classes XI and XII, from September 25, 2019 to October 1, 2019.
The first destination was Jaipur, The Pink City, with its beautiful gates, lavish forts, the world-famous ‘Hawa Mahal’, and sprawling markets, full of life. The day began with a visit to the Amer fort, where the students got a chance to learn about the history of the city, and of the beautiful palace, constructed of sandstone and marble which consisted of Diwan-i-aam, Diwan-i-khas, the Sheesh Mahal and the Royal Residence. This was followed by a fun – filled visit to the splendid local market of Jaipur, namely ‘Bapu Bazaar’ where the students got an opportunity to purchase a variety of locally made souvenirs for themselves and their loved ones as well as to try the local cuisine of the city and get a wonderful experience of the city life.
The second day commenced with a visit to the City Place of Jaipur, which consisted of various galleries, exquisite courtyards, museums and weaponry. It also houses the ‘Sabha Niwas’, the hall of public audience. It is also the current residence of the Royal Family of Jaipur. This was followed by a visit to the Hawa Mahal (with 953 windows), with its alluring ‘Jharokhas’. Then, the students visited the World Trade Park, one of the biggest malls in town, where they got to experience shopping from various brands as well as the ‘Dubai Bazar’. Thereafter, the students visited Choki Dhani, a traditional Rajasthani resort, with numerous cultural activities and their internationally renowned food, in which the visitors were served with traditional Rajasthani cuisine.
The third day covered the travel between Jaipur and Jodhpur, in which students visited Pushakar, the temple of Lord Brahma, which is the only temple of the deity in the world. The students also stopped at the serene Pushkar Sarovar. After seeking the blessings of the almighty, the journey continued to Ajmer Sharif, the Dargah of the Sufi saint Moinuddin Chishti, which was a divine experience for all.
After reaching Jodhpur, there was early morning excursion to Jaswant Thada, which was followed by a tour of the marvelous Mehrangarh Fort, with its splendid courtyards, cafes, and museums, which have abundant artifacts that enriched the students with the knowledge of the life of the royals. It also features a Sheesh Mahal. Then, the students visited Mandore Gardens, to relax and explore the exquisite temple it houses. In the evening, a trip to the local markets as well as a horse cart ride concluded this trip provided students a chance to have the first – hand knowledge of the history and the culture of Rajasthan, as they departed for home the next day.