Memories of school Educational trips are among the most prominent in the formative years, largely because they are a welcome break in the routine for both students and teachers. While their purpose is essentially to educate, they can also be a fun filled bonding experience for everyone involved. Educational tours are a regular feature of the curriculum at Shalom Presidency as we believe in pushing the barriers of education. Last week, the Education Society of our school organized a Heritage walk, an Educational tour to the Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi on 24th Dec’18. It was a one-day trip. The students of 5th to 9th grades were all curious to witness this monumental evidence of one of the greatest Mughal emperors.

The students reached the site after a comfortable bus journey at around 10:30 AM. They were joined there by a guide who explained the historical importance of this marvellous monument. Some of the facts and details caught the interest of the students like it was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent and it was also the first structure to use red sandstone at such a large scale. The tomb was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, and since then has undergone extensive restoration work. Besides the main tomb enclosure of Humayun, several smaller monuments dot the pathway leading up to it.

Visit to the Humayun’s Tomb was not only an Educational but also a cultural trip. This great monument is the standing example of rich Indian culture intermingling with the Mughal culture which the Mughals brought to India with them. The students appreciated the Mughal style of architecture with the fusion of Persian and Hindu traditions.

After wandering in the aristocratic atmosphere of the tomb, the students started the return journey to their school. It was an enriching experience which enhanced the knowledge of students and also ignited a spark to know more about India’s history and culture.