“The best education you shall get is through travelling. Nothing teaches you more than exploring the world and accumulating experiences.”

Educational trips are an integrated part of a school education. The objective of such trips and excursions is to provide first-hand experience to the students by engaging them with real situations. An educational trip to Jaipur for class VIII was organized from 7 November to 10 November 2022 by Bal Bharti School to bring out the explorer in the students.

The sightseeing began with a visit to the City Palace followed by Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal. At City Palace, the students got to know about the princes of Jaipur, their valour and conquests. The swords and other weaponry, amongst the other belongings of the royal family were the major attractions here.  In Jaipur, a tour is incomplete if one doesn’t explore the Amer Fort. It is a mesmerizing combination of conventional Rajasthani and Mughal architecture built in the 16th century. The guide showed the entire fort with detailed explanation. The students were in awe to see within its powerful walls, the charismatic gardens and magnificent palaces made from marble and precious stones, richly festooned with intricate stonemason works and paintings. The much-awaited visit to Chokhi Dhani, a Rajasthani village recreated to help people understand Rajasthani lifestyle, art, and culture was the most adored by the students who witnessed a bevy of traditional entertainers, dancers, acrobats. The group enjoyed the snack stalls and activities like camel ride, horse ride and camel cart ride too.

Jaipur is truly a place which proudly possess a series of palaces, forts and museums. From Nahargarh Fort to Jaigarh Fort, from Birla Temple to Albert Hall Museum, from Jal Mahal to the Zoo, it has a great piece of beauty and splendor spread everywhere and stories of valour to recount and cherish.

One can know about Rajasthani Culture and heritage in the museum Darbar Hall which has the largest floor covering in the world.

The experience of the forts and palaces was utterly mesmerizing, very rich and educational. Students were able to bridge the gap between the theoretical and practical aspects of learning. Students returned from the tour with a lot of happy memories and knowledge with them. It was undoubtedly an enriching experience which they enjoyed to the fullest.