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How visiting Mysuru Palace changed students’ outlook of history

Posted on Feb 27, 2020 in Travel

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Mysuru Palace, also known as Amba Vilas Palace, is one of the grandest and the most prominent places present in India. This tourist destination attracts millions and millions of people each year. Most of the cities in South India such as Mysuru are known for their rich culture and heritage. With magnificent wood carvings and …

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Students describe surprising facets of their Switzerland experience

Posted on Feb 01, 2020 in Travel

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Switzerland is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. It is every person’s dream to visit Switzerland at least once in their lifetime. When we, the students of Himali Boarding School, got an offer to visit Switzerland, Italy, and Germany, there weren’t any second thoughts. We jumped at this opportunity and here, we …

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Students react to Jaisalmer’s mysteries and vibrant culture

Posted on Jan 03, 2020 in Travel

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Jaisalmer is a place where history comes alive. One can actually spend days unearthing its glorious past and legacy. Not only is Jaisalmer known for its majestic forts and palaces but also for its rich traditions. On our school trip to Jaisalmer, we enjoyed visiting historical monuments besides indulging in a few adventurous activities. On …

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Gleaning Singapore’s climate action and the business of tourism

Posted on Dec 20, 2019 in Travel

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The beautiful island city-state of Singapore is known for its booming economic growth and cosmopolitan culture. Its skyline is dominated by high-rise skyscrapers built to boost sustainability in the long run. The government efforts towards biodiversity conservation and waste reduction have made Singapore a model of sustainable development, particularly in Asia. Our trip to Singapore …

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How we, the students, supported the United Nations SDGs in Bhutan

Posted on Dec 07, 2019 in Travel

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It is rightly said that Bhutan is the happiest country in the world. Anyone who enters this paradise is left mesmerised. The experience of indulging in myriad conversations with locals made us realise that the Bhutanese largely prefer happiness over acquisition of material wealth. The Gross National Happiness Index, which was instituted by the former …

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Why students must volunteer for community service in Bhutan?

Posted on Nov 20, 2019 in Travel

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All of us know that the best way to find yourself is to serve others. We truly believe that engaging in community service provides students with an opportunity to become active global citizens and make a positive impact on society at large. Community service enables students to acquire life skills and useful knowledge besides lending …

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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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Goa: A study in the unity of cultures and styles of architecture

Posted on Apr 20, 2019 in Travel

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Goa is blessed with so much beauty that it is actually difficult to describe in words. It is no less than a paradise for those who like exploring beaches. People from all over the world come to experience Goa’s beautiful coastline and especially, its architecture that reflects the perfect blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures. …

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