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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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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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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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Golden Temple: The spiritual center of Sikhism

Posted on Apr 02, 2019 in Travel

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Amritsar is well known for its unity and rich culture, the Golden Temple is a perfect example of the same. This spiritual centre was built in 1601 and refurbished by Raja Ranjit Singh. And it is here, we learnt the basics of Sikhism along with its history. We enjoyed the day to the fullest. We …

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The stupa at Sanchi

Posted on Feb 19, 2019 in Travel

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Have you ever wondered about the story behind the famous Sanchi Stupa? It begins with the war of Kalinga, in which a lot of people died. Ashoka, the king of Kalinga was saddened by the great loss to human life. This event changed his outlook towards life and he started searching for answers. One day …

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Spain through students’ perspective

Posted on Dec 14, 2018 in Travel

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After finishing our excursion to the ‘City of Light’, Paris, we moved to Spain. We liked France, but Spain was the place we fell in love with. Each destination has its own highlights but Spain has more than its fair share. It has everything a tourist wants, an impressive culture,  the cuisines which it got …

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What makes Vatican city fascinating?

Posted on Nov 30, 2018 in Travel

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Vatican city is an independent city-state located within the city of Rome and is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church. It is home to iconic art and architecture which has taken centuries to collect. Some of these are masterpieces. The city has lots of churches and is also famous for Michelangelo’s painting on the …

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Apollo’s Oracle of Delphi

Posted on Nov 22, 2018 in Travel

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Our trip to Spain and Greece was filled with joy and memorable experiences. The place we enjoyed visiting the most was the Oracle of Delphi, located on the top of Mount Parnassus. Our trip to the Oracle of Delphi started with a three-hour bus ride to the base of Mount Parnassus. We were excited to …

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Niagara: The mist queen

Posted on Nov 02, 2018 in Travel

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After a long and tiring flight from Florida, most of us just wanted to go to our rooms and rest for a while. But when our teacher announced a trip to the Niagara Falls, we protested a little bit as we were in no mood for more travelling. As soon as we reached Niagara Falls, …

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Barcelona unravelled

Posted on Oct 26, 2018 in Travel

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Barcelona is also called ‘Gaudi’s City’ as it houses some of the best works by the great architect. It is the spirit of these artists that make Barcelona the favourite destination for the lovers of art and architecture. It is the capital and largest city of Catalonia. It is also the second most populous municipality of Spain. Founded …

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