Visit Us

O-Campus is in a village near Kelamangalam town, near Hosur city in Tamil Nadu - approx 55km from Silk board, Bangalore, 60km from Bangalore City station and 100km from Bangalore Airport.

 

You may like to visit Aarohi O-campus:

  • To know about aarohi learning community, to understand Aarohi's working, to experience Aarohi's way of life at O campus.
  • If you are a parent interested in admission - then apart from #1 - To observe typical day / week at Aarohi and interact with children and facilitators.
  • If you are homeschooling or unschooling, you may like to visit and stay at campus for one or more weeks with your child. See experiencing aarohi for more details.
  • To know about the campus - specially if you wanting to donate something or looking to do a project at the campus.
  • To work at the campus (make something, do some land work, do some shramdam in any ongoing project :)
  • To do or learn or explore something at the campus (any concept, skill, project that you want to do) etc
  • To just come and relax and be with the community and enjoy the salubrious surroundings of our OPEN campus.

Please see the visiting O campus presentation for all details.

 

Please plan your few hours / few days visit during weekdays (Mon-Thus).

Weekends are not preferred for visits as those are our off days. 


Do check our calendar to ensure that you do not land up when we are off on holiday or an outstation trip.

Do inform us atleast a day in advance.
See How to reach O Campus page for logistics

Please call Ratnesh on 98450-45833 or Aditi on 98867-24518 or at Campus mobile 89037-83892 for further questions regarding your visit.

 


Here is a poem by Mini one of Aarohi ex-facilitator - who penned this when she visited Aarohi recently:

Hats off!

The train from carmelaram

Leaving behind the hustle bustle

Filling the air with vala vala

 

The chivalry surprising and embarrassing

in my world of equality

a gentleman offering seat

 

The tomato rice

Pushed out of the big steel container

20 rupees 4 idli-sambar

 

The train chugged into kelamangalam

Eyes and feet looking for platform

And I jumped! Omg I just did that!

 

The “malgudi days” platform

Station master, me and 1,2,3

Sighting nothingness

 

The Baba jaan auto arrived

Beginning a journey on unche neeche raaste

Passing cows,mud houses, tuck shops

 

The O-campus, khul ja thaala

miss maria of sound of music opens gate to rustic wildness

rock, grass, mud, stones

 

The waving by back to the future ratnesh

nostalgic back drop ocean, ocean animals, moon, stars, sun, red, blue, yellow

the children and Aditi.

 

The smile appeared from nowhere

A warm hug from aditi confirming all is for real

Continuing to smile and smile

 

The kitchen,pongal, soapnut, circle time

Restrooms, umbra, penumbra, bunk slabs

Books, science lab, pets, solar panels

 

The sky, alive rocky hill, fence, dead forest fire

William wordsworth, here is the time to stand and stare

As far as sheep or cows

 

The tree house, swings

Little trees, kitchen garden raring to go

Sewage weeds standing with pride

 

The African drums, kabir

Bollywood parody, rap, folk songs

Elllelo ellelo elle elle ellelo

 

The talk with relaxed, kannada ratnesh

Life at o-campus, structures, recycled doors-windows-roof and ttt

Energetic aditi

 

The introspecting journey back

A thatched roof geniekids to a bigger version O-campus

Enriched !  Life is simple !

By Mini Menon