Class VIII Travels to Hampi ,Hyderabad and Aurangabad

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On the 7th of October, the 8th grade students of Isha Home School went for a nine day study tour to Hampi, Hyderabad and Aurangabad. We explored historical sites, saw ancient Indian art and architecture, visited museums, tasted local cuisines, and got to travel by different modes of transport. At Hampi, we got to see some local wonders like the Virupaksha temple, Vittala temple and the Tunghabhadra River. The Stone Chariot stood out for most of us. We then visited the land of the Nizams – Hyderabad. There, we visited the Chowmahalla Palace and the Salar Jung Museum, which preserved a lot of  artifacts  and tools which were used by people over one hundred years ago. We also visited the Charminar and the phenomenal Golconda Fort, where we trekked and explored the whole space by ourselves. We then went to Aurangabad, where we saw the beautiful paintings and sculptures of Ajanta and Ellora. We stopped by the Bibi ka Maqbara, the ‘poor man’s Taj Mahal’. We also visited another fort named Daulatabad Fort. Though the trek to the top was tiring, it was still a great experience. The students and the teachers found the trip to be very exciting and were all very happy to have had such an opportunity!


– Anikait , Class 8