Trekking to Sirumalai
“Exploration is an enchanting experience; it is a feel of getting connected with the unknown.”
Trekking is a feeling to consciously explore the unexplored; it gives an excitement of conquering a new territory; it indicates the fear of being caught in the middle of nowhere. At the end when we undergo all these obstacles and come up victorious the feeling is marvelous and cannot be limited with words. Queen Mira International School has sworn to produce responsible global citizens. As an initiative, QMIS had planned a trek to Sirumalai which is a small hill station on the way to Natham, 25 kilometers from Dindigul city.
On 1st July 2017, The Students and the teachers assembled at 7 A.M in the school premises. As planned, teachers and the students of Grade 4-11 headed to Sirumalai along with the Principal and the HR Manager. Though the uphill journey was for a brief time, the 18 hair pin bends provide the real thrilling experience and the characteristic of a trip to a hill station. The entire locale was green and lush and the climate was cool and warm. We arrived at the Coffee County resort around at 10.30 A.M.
The smell of jackfruits, pepper seeds, coffee plantations welcomed us into the peaceful and silent forest. Children were in a ball of fire to trek. We trekked across thick forests, bushes, rocky trails. The pleasure of walking along the tree, the chillness in the atmosphere all gave us an eternal feeling and sense of far-reaching ecstasy. After the tiresome trek spanning through the rocky trails and ridges, we had our lunch. There was a bridge between the dry streams. Post lunch, the students were very excited to cross the bridge. After sometime, the students were instructed for packaging their belongings and prepare for the return journey. We boarded in the buses at 4:00 P.M and reached the school at 5:45 P.M. It is worth to mention here that the Principal of QMIS appreciated the students for their overall discipline and co-operation.
“In every walk with the nature one receives more than he seeks”.