TRIP TO RANTHAMBORE
“If happiness is the goal- and it should be, then adventures should be a priority.”
To break the enchanting spell of technology and to get the learners closer to the serene and diverse nature, a 2 nights 3 days adventure campto Ranthambore, Home of the Wild, was organized by K.R. Mangalam World School, Vaishali in collaboration with Rocksport, in the autumn break.
On the first day, students undertook an early morning safari to spot tigers and deer and as luck would have it, they spotted three wonderful tigers along with many deer. Coming from such an enthralling experiences, they were fuelled to undertake the next activity lined for them, which was Raft Building.
After satisfying the hunger minster, the young and energetic adventure seekers geared themselves up for Raft Building. Students were divided into several groups and were instructed to build a raft, which was later used for a fun filled racing competition, judging their endurance and strength. What followed next was even more exciting! A visit to Ranthambore Fort.
Although in ruins, most of Ranthambore fort has managed to stay intact with time. Walking up the steps leading to the top, it was possible to spot several examples of the splendor of an age gone by. If one is observant enough, it was possible to notice the early Mughal influence that seems to have crept up on the traditional Indian architecture, giving rise to a hauntingly beautiful confluence. This is where two civilizations crashed into each other and a new one was born. By the time students reached to the top, they were awestruck by the monumental effort that would have gone into building it.
On top of the fort was a Ganesh temple, famous for the fact that it is the only Ganesh idol to have three eyes, thus giving it the name, Trinetra Ganesh. To give students company while they walked through the fort was an army of gray langurs, some of them positioned, aptly so, in front of a Hanuman idol.
On the last day, students were indulged into another fun filled game, Hangman and enjoyed it thoroughly. At Camp Anubhav, students unleashed their X factor and had a power packed experience that pushed them to challenge themselves, enhance their confidence and acquire new skills. Each day at the camp was customized to bring out different aspects of a child’s personality and hone them. Children at camp explored nature, and learned to become self-reliant. They worked in groups and become more accountable and compassionate. Through the days they spent at camp, they transformed to become responsible citizens, on their way to achieve success.