Punjab & Himachal Trip 2017

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Every year the winter long trip is the most awaited journey for Rishigurukulam students, especially of grade 6- 10 which was in the first week of October 2017.

The 7 days’ trip covered Punjab with main attraction like the magnificent Golden temple of Amritsar, the protected Wagha border, the excusite Himachal valley.

The McLeod Ganj is a suburb of Dharamshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. It is known as “Little Lhasa” or “Dhasa” because of its large population of Tibetans.

Then moved further to Triund which made an attractive trekking destination, with well-defined forest trails and breath-taking views of the entire Kangra valley.

The view of the evening sky from Triund is a good enough reason to pitch a tent for the night.

Moving to Dalhousie is a high-altitude town spread across 5 hills near the Dhauladhar mountain range in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.

Himachal Pradesh is full of beautiful places. Not only it has the beautiful Shimla, Manali & Dharamshala, Himachal also has Khajjiar which is an extremely beautiful & picturesque place. Due to its beauty Khajjiar is also called “Mini Switzerland”. Students got high on adventure activities and were back on the wheels to their home town Mumbai and Pune.

Habitually the most memorable times for our Rishi Gurukulam students who rejoiced on high altitude once again this year!

All the students and teachers in the adventure team were highly energetic in camp, trek and all adventurous activities. The adults were Kapil sir and Bindu didi, Mahesh sir, Shruti Didi, Rahul sir and Amol bhaiya all at their best in all the sporting events participating with full enthusiasm.

As a part of Trek for the cause of Save Glaciers-Save Rivers, our children cleaned mountain top, cleaned railway, cleaned camping sites and the buses they travelled in during the trip.

The whole journey had included much awareness, togetherness, fun and adventure!

A holy dip in the golden temple lake! Having Langar Prasad! Shopping gifts for parents and siblings were the most exciting time.

All this with a topping of delicious North Indian food, dance, music and loads of fun.

This trip paved way in taking great steps towards being world leaders!!

Adventure activities like Burma border crossing, river crossing, were some of the experience students got charged on.

There was great support from all the parents and well-wishers for the food during journey.

We are blessed by Guruji and Arundhati maa for every adventure to function smoothly for all the Rishigurukulam students and staff.

We are in gratitude towards Manojji and Nina maa for making this trip too truly memorable.

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