EXCURSION – TRIP TO SIKKIM
Sikkim is one of the most famous tourist destinations in North East India. Its marvellous landscape is dotted with high altitude lakes, rolling green mountains, colourful rhodendron trees, azure rivers, milky waterfalls, breath-taking monasteries, and unparalleled view of Mt. Kanchenjunga.
On 14th April a group of 30 students along with 3 teachers set off to visit this breath-taking land only to bring back memories that they would cherish throughout their lives.
The journey was a terrific one. The children sang and danced their way throughout the car ride. The day had something, more to add to the marvellous journey as we were taken to the famous sightseeing places around Gangtok town after a wholesome meal at the Hotel Mandala where they were put up. The famously known points like Tashi viewpoint, Hanuman Tok, Ganesh Tok, Bakthang waterfall and the flower exhibition centre were visited. The hectic yet exciting day ended with a relaxing walk around M.G.Marg and back to the hotel their abode for the remaining 2 days as well.
The children on the 2nd day of the excursion were to be taken to Changu Lake and Baba Dham. After a hearty breakfast they headed towards Changu Lake and witness some breath-taking views of glistening lakes, the green lush landscape and as they moved uphill, they witnessed how massive rocks adorned the path towards Tsongmo like and Baba Dham. It evident that the children were in awe as they witnessed the shining and glimmering lake and beautifully exhibited yaks.
The second spot visited via the winding, meandering, rocky path was Baba Dham. The spot seemed quite crowded as tourist flocked the place, both young and old to admire the scenic beauty as well as to feed their spiritual aspect.
Again, the day could not be called a successful one without paying a visit to the famous M G Marg and dropping and munching snacks to their hearts content. The following day i.e., on 16th April the children happy and content returned to Darjeeling only to share their adventure with their folks back home.
The trip would not have proved successful if not for Director Sir and our Principal Madam.
Ms Deikey Bhutia.