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Swiss hospitality and the Indian connection at Mount Titlis

Posted on Sep 20, 2019 in Travel

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“It’s tough to find a place not to like in Switzerland.” – Michele Bachmann This year, we got an amazing opportunity to spend some wonderful moments in Switzerland. We visited Zurich, Mount Titlis, and Geneva during our journey. Situated in central Switzerland, Mount Titlis lies on the frontier shared by the cantons of Obwalden and Bern. …

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The Statue of Liberty National Monument holds truly surprising facts

Posted on Sep 03, 2019 in Travel

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Since its unveiling in 1886 at Liberty Island in New York Harbor, Lady Liberty has welcomed millions of immigrants. But this American icon now welcomes a large number of tourists every year — most of them climb up to the crown for a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline. To visit the Statue of Liberty, …

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Navigating Russian history through the world’s largest collection of paintings

Posted on Aug 13, 2019 in Travel

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Situated almost 4,930 kilometres away from Dehradun, the historic city of St. Petersburg is a major cultural hub of Russia where every nook and corner tells its own intriguing story.  If one travels to St. Petersburg, one should not miss out the following experiences: 1. A visit to State Hermitage Museum 2. Cruise on the …

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Learning about the craft of Murano glass works in Venice

Posted on Jul 29, 2019 in Travel

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On our educational trip to Europe, we travelled to Venice. Situated in north-eastern Italy, the city of Venice was built on more than 100 small islands. Venice has almost no motorable roads, but a series of canals lined with a number of magnificent churches and beautiful palaces. We explored this splendid city on a gondola …

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Our first time ever at the Golden Temple

Posted on Jul 08, 2019 in Travel

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On our educational journey to Chandigarh, Amritsar, and Jalandhar, we got the opportunity to visit the splendid Golden Temple. At the Golden Temple, we witnessed the immense devotion of people from different religious groups towards the Almighty. After crossing the busy streets and vibrant markets, we reached the Golden Temple in the evening.  The setting …

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Taj Mahal: Exploring Mughal mausoleum architecture

Posted on Jun 24, 2019 in Travel

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One of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal was built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan as a memorial for his deceased wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Every year, a few million tourists come to visit Agra to catch a glimpse of the magnificent Taj Mahal. When we visited the Taj Mahal, we were …

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Understanding our legacy of tea cultivation in Darjeeling

Posted on Jun 17, 2019 in Travel

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Darjeeling is a popular hill station situated in the north of West Bengal. It is spread over a steep mountain ridge and surrounded by vast tea plantations. Besides its splendid views of the Khangchendzonga Reserve, Darjeeling is famous for Buddhist monasteries and colonial structures. In addition, it is known for producing the finest of teas, …

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Mysuru Palace: A study in how architecture narrates history

Posted on Jun 04, 2019 in Travel

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Located in the foothills of the Chamundi Hills, Mysuru (earlier known as Mysore) is famous for the production of sandalwood and silk textiles. The city is also known for its variety of tourist destinations. One of its chief attractions is the Mysuru Palace. Since it is one of the most-visited monuments of India, we decided …

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London: Engaging with British culture, history, and language

Posted on May 16, 2019 in Travel

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When we started our journey, we were extremely nervous about travelling to a foreign country. We were highly unsure of adjusting to a new environment. However, the Language Immersion Program with EdTerra inspired us to explore British culture and encouraged us to come out of our comfort zones. Our travel itinerary included several places such …

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Studying religious architecture and inclusiveness at the Golden Temple

Posted on May 06, 2019 in Travel

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The Golden Temple is one of the most famous pilgrimage sites in India. It is also known as Sri Harmandir Sahib or Darbar Sahib. Every day, thousands of people visit this wonderful place. The entire upper half of the structure is inlaid with copper, which is then gilded with pure gold. Hence, it is popularly …

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