Tours & Trips

A Report on Education trip of Class VIII
















  1. Air force Technical College, Bangalore

A contingent of 64 cadets of class VIII visited AFTC Bangalore, as to motivate them to have first-hand exposure to the reputed Indian Air force. The team was highly motivated by the pristine campus and the hospitality of co-ordination team and the officers at AFTC. An introductory speech about AFTC was delivered to explain various training courses in the force and the session was found very informative. A documentary video depicting about AFTC was also screened.

The cadets visited the following venues at AFTC.
(i) Aircraft landing and usage of radar
(ii) Telephone radio transmission and communication
(iii) Different aircraft engines and their parts, fuel combination chambers
(iv) Disaster management with aircrafts
(v) Carrying explosives, rockets in aircraft
(vi) Qualification for various opportunities to join air force.

After visiting all the venues, Cadets learnt
(a) How communication taken place from land to air
(b) Different air craft engines , their parts and usage
(c) How radar helps in detecting nearby aircrafts through signals
(d) Career in Air force through AFCAT , NDA

2. Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum, Bangalore

 It is a place of knowledge where students have fun learning science. It houses a treasure trove of machines and artifacts related to science and technology.  Its interactive exhibits make this a great place for cadets to develop a love for science and technology. There are exhibition Halls on Engines, Electricity, Fun
Science, Space, Biotechnology & Electronics. Animated dinosaurs, a life-size model of the Wright Brothers' flyer and a Steam locomotive are other attractions and made the students think about it.
There are interesting shows like 'Science on a sphere', 'Tramadol', '3d film show' and 'Science show' held at regular intervals. The 'Science for Kids' gallery is the new addition to the Museum. This is a place designed for tiny tots to play unhindered and engage with science.

After visiting, students learnt
i. Different types of artificial satellite functioning
ii. Mirror maze showing reflection
iii. 3D show of life underneath the sea
iv. Generations of computers with devices
v. Solar power energy utilization in agriculture and other areas.





Report on NAPOKLU Hockey Tournament

The world-famous “Kodava family Hockey tournament”, which was halted due to covid-19 for the past three years, resumed again on 20th March 2023. This year the Appachettolanda family hosted the 23rd Kodava hockey cup edition. The hockey tournament is one of the most popular events in the Kodagu district. This year the venue if the sports tournament is Napoklu. A contingent of 21 cadets received an opportunity to witness three matches on 22 March 2023. The cadets enjoyed the hockey match and were happy to know some of the interesting facts about the hockey tournament like the oldest participant being a 73 old player and the youngest being just 3 years old. The hockey tournament has 387 teams of Kodava families from different parts of Kodagu. The events were an inspiration to the cadets as it promotes team spirit and promotes family reunions. The cadets were invited for a group photograph after the event and the organizers expressed their gratitude to the Principal, staff, and cadets of Sainik School Kodagu for being a part of the event.

BHM Reneesh K (APTC), Mr. Sayyad Zakeer(TGT-Hindi), Mr.BipinAppachu(Warden), and Mr.Kamble(GE) were the escort staffs.



Participation of cadets in National Science Day -2023

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National Science Day is a great occasion to highlight the importance of science in the world and to encourage the young minds to take up this subject. To create the awareness among the students in addressing global issues and to promote global well being, Brahmagiri Sahodaya Complex, Kodagu observed “National Science Day – Vasundhara” on 02 March 2023 at SMS academy of central education, Aramery. Col G Kannan, Principal Sainik School Kodagu graced the occasion as the chief guest. He addressed the participants ingraining in them scientific zeal and temper.

Cdt. Tejas, Cdt. Gitesh, Cdt.Nishanth, Cdt. Jishnu of class VIII, Cdt. Mayuka and Cdt. Gagandeep of class VII gave a presentation on the topic “ Sun –The shine for life” under the Guidance of Mr.Subbarangaiah N, TGT Science. The cadets prepared their presentation with innovative ideas and presented in such a way that every participant appreciated and convinced about the major role played by the sun in the web of life. 15 cadets of the school also witnessed the event. A total of six CBSE schools from Kodagu district participated in the event. This provided the participants an opportunity to have an exposure to the nuances of presentation in a science fest.

Trip to 4 KAR AIR SQN NCC UNIT, Mysuru

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It was a memorable and motivating experience for 83 cadets of class VII and five escort staff to visit 4 KAR AIR SQN NCC UNIT, Mysuru to get a driving experience of aircraft simulator on 13th march 2023. The cadets were so excited to know the controls of aircraft and to drive the simulator aircraft. Gliding Instructor Aftab Alam took keen interest in training the cadets to get the best experience of driving the aircraft. This experience motivated every cadet to join Indian Air Force and serve the nation. The interaction with Gp Capt Abhinav Chaturvedi, Commanding Officer was highly informative. Cadets could clarify so many queries about the aircraft and the Indian air force.
The cadets were so energetic to visit and appreciate the diversity of living organisms in the Chamarajendra zoological park, Mysuru. They could visit many endangered species of animals and wildlife. Cadets could recall many food chains on the earth.
One of the finest places to visit in mysuru after the zoological park is Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda ashram with an aviary, lots of art installations, a bonsai garden and very serene surroundings. Visit to the ashram created spiritual vibes in the cadets. The views of mysuru city from Chamundi hills were stunning and breathtaking.
The enthusiasm and the swiftness in the movement of cadets in the entire trip conclude and confirm that they are going to cherish the memories of this trip throughout their lives.


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.


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