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A trip to Kumbalgarh, Udaipur and Chittorgarh (Land of Heroes) was organised by Delhi Public School, Surat

Surat : The students of Delhi Public School, Surat visited two important forts of Rajasthan having amazing history-the Kumbalgarh fort, built on a hilltop on the Aravalli range, having the second longest wall in the world; and the Chittorgarh fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here they observed the Rajput styles of architecture by witnessing the temples, palaces, gates and towers of the forts.

History lessons came alive at the Haldighati museum and the Maharana Pratap Memorial where they were taken through the life story of Maharana Pratap, his faithful horse Chetak and the historical battle of Haldighati fought at Rakt Talai.

The audio visual shows and the paintings spoke about the heroism, valour and sacrifices of all those who fell fighting to make history proud of their memory and inspiring the youth. They had an amazing experience with the jeep safari at Kumbalgarh Widlife Sanctuary. The thrilling and exciting ride took them through the rough terrains of the forest. Some endangered wildlife like the Sambar and Nilgai were witnessed. Also some migratory birds were spotted there. The charm of the forest were the Langurs, found just about everywhere.

Udaipur, ‘The City of Lakes’ also known as ‘Venice of the East’, had a lot to offer to the students. They had some pleasurable moments at Saheliyon-ki-bari, a green retreat in the dry lands of Rajasthan.
They also observed one of the architectural marvels of Rajasthan-The Udaipur City Palace, located peacefully on the banks of Lake Pichola. The fascinating light and sound show conducted here brought alive the history of the House of Mewar with its hi-tech extravaganza.

The students visited Lok Kala Mandal, a cultural institution at Udaipur, which presented puppet theatre and folk dances of Rajasthan. The students not only watched with awe but also thoroughly enjoyed the folk culture.
These destinations with lakes and forests, forts and palaces; provided a wonderful blend of history, wildlife and folk culture.

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