REPORT: DAY 2: 10th May :: Grade XII :: Southern Wonders Tour
With the clock striking 9 in the morning, the students of Grade XII set out for another exciting day for exploring Mysore. After having breakfast at the hotel, they visited St. Philomena’s Church of Mysore. From there they set off for the Chamundi Temple. The two places are considered to be very pious and religious by the people. A religious start to the day would bring blessings for the students! Then it was time to get an Aerial View of the city of Mysore from the Highest point of the town in the Chamundi Hills. The scenery was indeed magnificent! After having a magestic view of the city which included tall buildings, lush green land and also the Race Course, the thrill among the students increased and they left for visiting the Nandi Bull where they saw a Giant statue of the Nandi Bull.
Mr. Avinesh Tripathi, Teacher In-charge tarried a while to worship for the well being of the students. After visiting all the places it was time for some shopping! The students found a good shop along the way and took some special and famous things of Mysore for their families and themselves. They then went on to see the famous Maharaja City Palace or the Mysore Palce. The splendid and giant monument was the centre of attraction for the students. From Antique furniture to wonderfully designed paintings, from green gardens full of beautiful flowers to Chariot (Rath) made up of Pure Gold of about 750kg, the Palace was worth seeing. It was a great example of how kings and intellectuals of olden times used their intelligence and creativity for making things which are admired even till now. Students who were now hungry returned to the hotel for lunch at around 2 p.m . After having a lavish lunch it was time for some rest. Later in the evening at around 6 p.m it was show time. The students went to visit the Brindavan Garden situated along the bank of the Krishnaraja Dam. There they witnessed colourful fountains and a beautiful garden decorated with lights and fountains and the water flowing from the dam was just superb! The students watched an amazing Light and Sound Fountain show in the garden after which they returned to the hotel and had a delicious dinner at around 9 p.m.
But that wasn’t the End! Another surprise was awaiting. There was another reason to Celebrate. It happened to be the birtnday of Dhananjay Kumar of Grade XII who was among the students of the tour group. It was Party Time as Dhananjay Cut the birthday cake in the presence of Mr. Avinesh Tripathi, Mr. Rounak, specialised guide and all his friends. Another thrilling and exciting day came to an end with the blessings of the teachers on the occasion of Dhananjay’s birthday. Time came for turning the lights off at 10:30pm. All the students look forward for another day full of adventure as they would set off for Ooty and as Helen Keller once said “Life is Either a Daring Adventure Or Nothing!”