Saturday, September 17, 2016

A Day out: Malleshwaram Railway Station

All of us :)
The Ketaki's (Age 6 to 10) spent a day at the Malleshwaram Railway Station as part of their exploration of trains.

We started our morning with the most delicious idlis and vadas from a  small shop right outside the station.

" Can we please go on the train?"
We then walked into the railway station which is a great place and the setting is such that it looks as if it has been lifted directly from Malgudi Days of RK Narayan. The railway station had two entrances just like any other railway station, with two tracks separating the junctions on either side. The platform had some large rain trees that make this station beautiful. The benches were lined on the platforms for everyone to enjoy their wait for the trains. While many passengers waited for their trains, the children interviewed them. It was great fun! We asked them about where they were going, what their favorite food was on the train, how often they used the trains and the interactions filled the station with many smiles.

There is a sort of sidewalk from an overhanging bridge connecting the two sides of the station, and it was a perfect spot for the children to have a peek at the trains that whizz past the station during the day.

Interacting with passengers
Vibha helping keep the station clean :)


It's whizzing by under us!




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