An adventurous odyssey: engineering students of GD Goenka University visit Manali

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Engineering students of G.D. Goenka University had an adventurous trip to the beautiful valleys of Kullu-Manali from 28th Jan to 1st Feb 2016. Some moments become memories and trip to Manali was definitely one of them. The studentswere away from their busy, worked up lifestyle to a place where nature was in its pristine form.The trip to Manali acted as a refreshing break for the students and accompanying faculty members. The journey started from Delhi on 28th Jan at Kashmiri Gate. After a long journey of almost 12 hours the team reached its destination – Manali.

Day one was dedicated to local sightseeing of Manali and the added bonus was unexpected snowfall which only added to the delight of the visitors. Next day, was well spent between the snow clad mountains of Solang Valley where everyone took part in various adventure snow sports like Skiing, sledding etc. Snow fights and making snowman added to the fun for the day. After spending the entire day awed by the beauty of nature in the pure form near the bank of river Beas, it was time to welcome the next and last day.

The day started with journey to Manikaran with a quick de tour for river rafting and para-gliding.Visiting the Gurudwara in Manikaran where there was a natural hot spring further added to the delight and mental peace of the visiting students. The next destination was visit of a shopping complex in Kullu, where students got to appreciate the local artistry of Kullu. Finally, everyone boarded the bus for Delhi from Kullu. This trip apart from enjoyment, helped to strengthen the relationship between students and faculty and see them in a new light. Instances and the views of Manali will always be alive in memories of everyone. The trip ended on a happy and cheerful note.

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