JNIAS SCHOOL OF PLANNING & ARCHITECTURE, HYDERABAD
ALAMPUR EDUCATIONAL TRIP on December 13, 2013:
“Learning is not in the vision or listening over the topic, but is there in the Perceiving of the live historical relics and implementing it on the present and future generation.”
Keeping the same concept in the mind, the students, Faculty and the other staff of School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Advanced Studies (JNIAS) had one day study trip to Alampur located towards the central of Andhra Pradesh in the district of Kurnool on the banks of Krishna River.
Alampur, a place on the bank of river Krishna and Tungabhadra with nine temples referring as Nava Brahma temples with the history of 7th Century CE.
Friday 13th December, 2013 was the day with the cool breeze of winters in Hyderabad, where every student was eagerly waiting for their first study tour, at their respective stops given by the student coordinator, Master Naresh under the guidance of Head of Department Prof. K. Sarada. Three buses were arranged which were moving parallel to each other across Hyderabad from three different locations. (Miyapur, Jubilee Bus station and ECIL)
These buses started at 6:00 AM in the morning and that is where our journey started. It was a long journey of 5 Hours so we halted at Judcherla dhaba for the breakfast. The breakfast, Lunch and the Snacks was made available to all the students and staff during the trip.
We have reached the site Alampur by noon and we started moving around to have a broader view of the temple. Walking through the narrow pradakshana paths, experiencing different sculptures of Hindu relics, their spatial planning, viewing the Landscape of the Ghats on the bank of the river Krishna, etc., were some of the features of this trip. Students started recollecting their classes and perceiving their class notes sketches of history to the live temples.
There was a lunch included for a short interval of break from 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM.
This was followed up with sketching session conducted by Prof. Azmath Ali, where all the students participated with their sketch books, pencils and zeal to learn something new. Perceiving from all the angles of the temples, students started settling to draw strokes, lines, gradients, hatches and render the heritage. Gopuram, Garba griha and Sculptures were the key features of this session.
The journey further moved to come back home, we started from Alampur during evening and everyone reached their homes by 8:00 PM.
“Exploring the vibrant Hindu architecture through heritage walk and casual talks with the local custodians and replicating the heritage monument into our sketch books was a beautiful experience.”
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