Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Exploring The Indian Heritage

As  a part of the academic programme,the 5th semester students of History department had visited delhi and agra between  24th October to 2nd November 2013.The group of 32, accompanied by 3staff,boarded the Mangala Lakhwadeep Super fast Express, at tirur Railway Station on the 24rth  of october  .

Our  first stop was Agra. At agra we have visited the breathtakingly beautiful Taj Mahal,Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri.Excited staff and student had their pictures photographed at this spectacular, ageless monuments. The visit to the Agra Fort was truly rewarding .The students were able to collect a lot of information about the Mughals.

Next day ,We travelled to Delhi via Mathura, the birth place of Lord Krishna. The divine presence and the calm atmosphere that prevailed at the holy shrine helped us to experience peace beyond measure.

Delhi, the capital city of India with its majestic buildings, endless flow of traffic, bustling streets, administrative blocks and historical monuments captivated our hearts and minds. The visit to the Parliament House was very informative. The group paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi at the Rajghat. The visit to the Qutub Minar, Red Fort and India Gate revealed the ancient skill in architecture.

The Lotus temple, the Akshardam temple and the Birla Mandir renewed our spiritual faith.The return trip was simple and by train. As history students,the tour was a great experience to them and all were happy to see the stuctures and monuments which they had been hearing since school days .The historic tour and the successful completion of a mammoth task  was a truly enriching and unforgettable experience.

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