Tours & Trips


On 13 March 2023, cadets from Sainik School Kodagu went on an educational tour to Madikeri. The aim of the tour was to enhance students’ knowledge and inspire their curiosity about the world around them. The tour was a huge success, and cadets learned a lot from the experience.madikeri Trip

The tour started at 0830 hrs in the morning, with the cadets and staff at the school. Cadets boarded the bus with excitement and enthusiasm. Around 1030 hrs., we visited Padi Sri Igguthappa Temple at Kakkabe which is 34 km from Madikeri. Padi Sri igguthappa Temple was built in 1810 AD by Linga Rajendra. The temple is dedicated to Lord Subramanya, also known as Iguthappa by the Kodavas. Lord Iguthappa is an important deity for Kodavas. The temple resembles Kerala style of architecture, located in a very natural and beautiful setting, situated on a hillock. There is something calm and prayerful about it. The priest here meets each individual devotee and gives them his blessings. After pooja, he then took us to the kitchen where we received the Prasad in the form of Avalakki and Upma. With calm and peaceful mind, we left to Nalknad Palace, at Yavakapadi village.


madikeriTrip1 Nalknad palace called Naalnaad Aramane in the local Kodava language. It was built between the years 1792 and 1794 AD. It was tastefully decorated with stone and wood artwork and several colourful wall and roof  paintings, the place was once used as hideout by the emperor belonging to the Haleri dynasty. We were told that Nalknad Aramane was constructed by the Haleri ruler Dodda Veerarajendra in 1792 after he escaped from the clutches of Tipu Sultan’s army. A large gate leads visitors to the palace and a stage where weddings were conducted can be seen. The palace also has a durbar hall where the convened meetings and entertainment events were staged. Moreover, there are two dark rooms in the basement which served as the hideout of the king. At present owned by the Directorate of Archaeology and Museum under the Government of Karnataka, and there are plans to convert it into a museum exhibiting the handicrafts of Coorg region. We enjoyed our refreshments at palace ground watching beautiful tall green trees and mountains. With joyful hearts around 1300 hrs., we left to Madikeri. After reaching Madikeri, we had our packed lunch and visited General Thimayya Museum. 

General KS Thimayya served as the Chief of Army Staff from 1957 to 1961 and his ancestral house ‘Sunny Side’ has been renovated and converted into a museum. The museum showcases memorabilia, including weapons and military uniforms, and battle tank at the entrance in addition to a fighter jet, both of which were used by Indian army during India-Pakistan war in 1971.  Military uniforms, books and information on Indian armed forces have been displayed. Cadets were fascinated by the exhibits which include verities of guns, photos, paintings etc. We noticed the Army discipline here too everything seemed in order, neat and clean. At the end we took a group photo at Soldier’s black book sculpted in cement at the entrance of the Museum.  It was an enthralling experience. From here we went to visit Omkareshwara Temple. 

Omkareshwara Temple is an ancient shrine dedicated to Lord Shive. The temple construction reflects Islamic style. It was constructed by King Lingarajendra II in the 18th century as a form of penance. We were surprised to see the temple design that is quite similar to the Muslim dargah. The interesting thing we notice is that the temple lacks a pillared hall as is common in most temples in India. The temple is a large and simple structure with a peaceful ambiance. A water tank inside the temple premises has mantapa built in the centre. Cadets were attracted and happy to see many fishes playing in the water tank. With a serene mind and heart, we left to Raja Seat. 

Raja Seat is located in the middle of a garden called as Gandhi Mantap. It is a structure of four pillars that are bridged by arches. This garden is known for its scenery and was a favorite place of recreation for the Rajas and named as Raja Seat. It is built on a high-level ground overlooking the cliffs and valleys to the west. We enjoyed lovely sunset and fountains danced to the tune of rhythmic music and gush out colourful water.  The sunset point overlooks a valley and offers a spectacular view of green mist-laden mountains beyond the valley. We were mesmerized seeing many varieties of colourful flowers inside the garden. At the end, we appreciated the Horticulture Department staff for maintaining the garden so beautiful and clean. Eateries are not allowed inside the garden, so we had our tasty eateries outside and boarded the bus to Sainik School Kodagu. 

Around 2045 hrs., we reached school. Finally, one day educational tour to the Madikeri was a great success, providing our cadets with rich and meaningful learning experience that will undoubtedly shape their future. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our principal Col G Kannan and all the staff and volunteers who made this tour possible.


Educational and Motivational Trip to AFS, Yelahanka, Bengaluru


Date: 26 Aug 2022
Day: Wednesday
Class: X A, B & C
Total number of cadets present: 103
Staff members accompanied: I/c Mr Prasad MH, Mr Raghavendra Raje Urs B. Mr Dada D Kusnale and Mrs Kavya HM.
Admin Staff: Mr Arun Kumar and Mr BR Abhishek
Place Visited :
1. AFS, Yelahanka
2. VITM, Bangalore

Report in Brief. 109 members from Sainik School Kodagu containing cadets of class X, Class teachers, a Lab assistant and two General employees had an educational and motivational trip to AFS, Bangalore in the morning, 26 Aug 2022. We have visited various locations in AFS, Bangalore where in Air force training activities are conducted. F/o Suraj from AFS Bangalore allotted Sargeant Abhay to take us around the station to give an exposure to Met office, ATC, Met museum, Run way, Hangers, Helicopters, VIP – transit Air crafts, Convertible Cargo Aircrafts. The whole team was divided into sub teams for easy movement and better understandings of the knowledge imparted. Our cadets got a life time opportunity to sit in helicopters, touch the gears, press the bomber buttons, to pull the lifting levers and other panel board equipments in the helicopter and aircrafts. There was an interaction with young officers of Air force where in our cadets raised their doubts and got it clarified. Tea, snacks, breakfast and lunch facility was arranged by the station at discounted price by the Airmen mess and SNCO’s Mess.

In the afternoon, at around 3.40 pm we reached VITM at Kasturba Road and got an exposure to different models of various science branches including engineering equipments. These working models kindled the flame of science concepts in the mind of our cadets. We had our dinner on the way in a hotel and reached Sainik School Kodagu at 0300 am on 27 Aug 2022.

Next day, cadets were asked to submit their tour report to the class teachers by 0800 pm ie, 26 Aug 2022. Collected tour reports were reviewed by the respective class teachers and a compiled report is put up.

Mr Prasad MH
I/c Tour – Class XA, B & C


Class VI tour 2019

ESCORT TEACHERS: Mr.Prasad MH, Mr. Venkatramana, Mr & Mrs. Sanjoy  
IMG 20190707 091444The cadets of class VI visited the major tourist places in North Coorg like the The cauvery Nisarga Dhama, The Golden Temple, Belur Golf Club and A Coffee estate near Hebbale.
The trip started with Nisrgadhama visit, here cadets roam around the lush green bamboo gardens along the river cauvery. They fed the deers in captivity, jumped here and there and spend their day out.
The next destiny was the Golden Temple (Nomdrolling Buddhist Monastry) at Koppa, a major tourist actraction.  The boys visited the temple and offered their prayers to Bhagavan Buddha.
Later the contingent reached to Belur Golf club grounds. There they had lunch and spent their time in playing on rolling green grass surface.
At last we have reached to a Coffee estate near Hebbale and had a trek in the  undulating ups and downs of the hillock in the estate slopes with various species of kodagu spices
Finally the day’s trip got completed at the desk .  we reached the school safely.
We  owe  to the Principal for arranging the tour that made us to explore the magic land of kodagu.
Report by:
Y Venkatramana, TGT
In- charge

Tour to OTA, Chennai

 Report on Motivational Tour to OTA, Chennai

In overall development of student’s motivational tours plays a vital role. In regard to this the school authorities organised a motivational tour to Officers Training Academy(OTA), Chennai. And also planned to cover some informative places nearby Chennai so that we can utilise the opportunity in a fruitful way by gaining first hand experience at science museums and cherish the curiosity about the rich Indian heritage.

With a lot of excitations to explore new places and especially one of the India’s pride places that is OTA. We started our journey from school at midnight 0100 hr on 1st of September with 114 cadets being escorted by five staff members. After reaching Chennai at 1500 hr, we visited the Central Library which is one of the oldest and largest libraries in India with vast collection of books which covers knowledge of universe. As it was under renovation we could only peep through the windows and returned to the place of accommodation.

Next day morning we started our journey to Mahabalipuram, the UNESCO World Heritage Site which is known as the land of sculptures located 55km away from Chennai city, sometimes the journey will be more pleasurable than the destination but this time both journey and the destination were pleasurable thing because the road from Chennai city to Mahabalipuram was adjacent to seashore which added to a very amazing experience. The sculptures carved in single stone, temples carved at the top of the hill were astonishing and amazing about made us to think about the engineering skills of ancient times. Some of the important places we visited at Mahabalipuram are Pancha Rathas(Five Chariots) which is carved out from a single stone, a Mantapam, carved on top of a hill and sea shore temples. And the important point to note that vicinity of the temples was maintained well and cleanliness was ensured. We also got an opportunity to visit a light house and enjoyed the aerial view of the land of sculptures.

On the way to Chennai we visited Madras Crocodile bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology which is run by a private organisation. Almost 15 species of crocodile and some of the rare snakes imported from south America(Green anaconda) etc… also they kept for exhibition which was a wonderful experience to sea such a deadly alligators closer and real and to get to know about them.

Early morning in the next day was the important and major event of our tour was there that is Passing Out Parade(POP) at OTA, we all organised at OTA Parade ground by 5:30am the parade starts at 6am and ended after almost 2hours, the whole duration of POP was organised, well planned and draw our attention completely. The whole event was exciting and motivated our cadets to the peak and we are thankful for the authorities who gave us opportunity to witness a pride moment of an Indian.

After leaving the OTA we directly went to one of the oldest museums in India located at heart of the city, which is constructed in Indo-Saracenic style and consist a variety of artefacts and objects covering field’s including archaeology, numismatics, zoology, natural history sculptures, palm-leaf manuscripts and Amaravati paintings. The museum was a boon to a history lover who can get almost all information of our history in one place. After that we visited Anna Square which is the memorial of Great actor former Chief Minister MG Ramachandran, but unfortunately the memorial was undergoing renovation so we did spend some time nearby places by roaming and return back to central railway station. And finally we reached our school next day morning with lot of memories and new josh motivated by POP.

Thank You.

Class VIII Mysuru Trip 2019

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Our School organized an educational tour on 15-06-2018 for the cadets of class VIII. 95 cadets and 5 staff members were part of the tour.
1. Visit to Reliance Market:
Reliance Whole sale has now grown into  India’s biggest shopping choice delivering superior value to its customers, The cadets learnt about the unmatched network of outlets and world class shopping environment.

 2. Visit to St. Philomena’s Church:
Cadets visited the renowned church which is at the heart of the city, cadets were amazed by its beautiful architecture and murals depicting scenes in the life of Christ.

3. Visit to Museum of Natural History:
The museum has Biological diversity and Life through the Ages, numerous displays, geological wealth, flora and fauna of southern India, with more focus on the Western Ghats. The museum provided an exposure of Biodiversity and Geographical features to the cadets.

5. Visit to KSIC Silk factory:
The visit to the KSIC Silk factory provided the cadets curiosity to know how a silk saree is woven and dyed.

6. Visit to Bonsai Garden and Bird centre:
The cadets could see various bonsai trees placed in an attractive manner in the garden. They also visited the parrot park and get introduced with various exotic bird species.

   After having tea, we returned to SSKG. The trip was a good learning experience for all of us.

                                            (Mr.Ashok Kengere)

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