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Cross-Curricular in India

8 Day Study Experience Tours from £1545 per student
Departing: Throughout 2018 & 2019
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Modern India is a democracy with a dynamic economy. This diverse, fascinating and alluring country offers students a wide range of multicultural and educational experiences, visiting the capital city of Delhi, colonial Agra and the 'Pink City' of Jaipur. This tour is undoubtedly the ideal introduction to one of the world's most fascinating and fast changing countries.

Study Experiences has established an exclusive tour programme for school and college students combining great sights with fascinating cultural visits and exclusive educational experiences. The educational benefits to the students of immersing themselves in a totally different way of life will remain with them for many years to come.

Our tour programme starts in Delhi, a city of rich history and over 25 million people! Here you’ll discover ancient monuments, fascinating museums and art galleries, architectural wonders, temples to all faiths, a vibrant business community, some of the countries best educational institutions, and as the capital of the worlds largest democracy, it is the political hub of India.

Travelling by the new Indian-style ‘bullet train’, a day trip to Agra includes a visit to the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort before participating in a colonial walk of the city. Personalised, educative and imaginative, the walking tour highlights the range of architectural styles, planning elements and ornamental details, tracing the social and cultural history of the city.

Jaipur, known as the ‘Pink City’ due to its sandstone is well known all over the world for its culture and heritage. Dramatic hill forts, ornate palaces and old havelis show the contrast in the city’s architecture, but Jaipur is also famous for its beautiful jewellery, textiles and mojari shoes.

What the price includes

  • Return scheduled flights from London to Delhi
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in Delhi
  • 2 night’s accommodation in Jaipur
  • All meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner (lunch will be served at local restaurants)
  • Guided tours of Delhi including visits to Old and New Delhi, a cycle rickshaw ride in the streets of Chandni Chowk, a visit to the National Museum, National Gallery of Modern Art and Rail Museum of Delhi, Jama Mosque, Raj Ghat, Ghandi Memorial and Qutub Minar
  • Visit to the headquarters of Literacy India, meeting those involved in the education of underprivileged women and children, and a visit to the Cultural Gully
  • Return travel on the Gatimaan Express to Agra (approximately 1hr 40 minutes each way)
  • Guided tour of Agra with visits to the Magnificent Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and a colonial walking tour of Agra including an insight to Mughal history and the secular policies of Akbar
  • Guided tour of Jaipur with visits to a local market, Amber Fort, the City Palace, Jantar Mantar Elephantastic, an evening visit to Birla Temple to see the Aarti ceremony
  • Services of a specialist tour guide throughout your time in India
  • Individually tailored itinerary
  • 1 Free Staff Place for every 10 students
  • All Government Taxes, Service Charges & VAT
  • 24 hour emergency cover and support

Tour Highlights

8 Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Overnight flight to New Dehli

Day 2 - Arrive in New Dehli and transfer to your accommodation - Lunch in a local restaurant followed by a visit to Old Dehli - Dinner in your accommodation

Day 3 - Visit the National Museum, National Gallery of Modern Art, Gandhi Memorial, photo stop at India Gate - Lunch in a local restaurant followed by a visit to Qutub Minar and the Rail Museum - Visit the headquarters of NGO ‘Literacy India’ followed by the Cultural Gully with dinner

Day 4 - Board the Gatimaan Express - India’s fastest train to Agra, visit the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort - Lunch in a local restaurant followed by a colonial walk of Agra - Board the Gatimaan Express train back to Delhi followed by dinner

Day 5 - After breakfast transfer to Jaipur - Lunch at a restaurant midway between Delhi and Jaipur - Check-in to accommodation, visit the local market of Jaipur followed by dinner

Day 6 - Sightseeing of Amber Fort, ascending the ramparts in shared jeeps - Experience Elephantastic, visit the City Palace complex then lunch - Evening visit to Birla Temple to see the Aarti ceremony followed by dinner

Day 7 - After breakfast transfer to Delhi - Lunch at a restaurant half way between Jaipur and Delhi - Dinner and overnight stay at your accommodation

Day 8 - Transfer to the airport for your return flight to UK

More information about some of the included visits:-

Delhi

Old Delhi, once the capital of Islamic India, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes lined with crumbling havelis and the largest mosque in India. In contrast, the imperial city of New Delhi built by the British during the Raj, is composed of spacious, tree-lined avenues and imposing government buildings, the India Gate, official residence of The President of India and Parliament House.

Agra

Located on the banks of Yamuna River, the city of Agra was a former capital of the Mughals. In the 16th and 17th centuries it developed as a centre of art, culture, learning and commerce. Agra houses several prestigious UNESCO World Heritage sites including the majestic Agra Fort and the iconic Taj Mahal. The city of Agra with its laid-back style of living, treasured architecture, jewellery and handicrafts, is an unmissable day trip from Delhi.

Jaipur

Jaipur is the capital of the desert state of Rajasthan, the land of Kings. Enclosed by city walls and protected by a range of forts on surrounding hills, the city of Jaipur was conceived not just as the military retreat of feudal warlords but as a commercial city, a business centre of thriving enterprise. Landmarks such as the Maharaja's City Palace, the Palace of the Winds and the World Heritage Site of Jantar Mantar (Observatory) are only part of what this city has to offer.

Further Information

Your Flight Arrangements

We use the scheduled services of airlines such as Virgin Atlantic. Please see approximate timings below for flights from London (please note that these times are purely for guidance). Flights are also available from regional airports for a supplement.

Outbound: Depart Heathrow 2050hrs, Arrive Delhi 1040hrs (Please note that your outbound flight is overnight, departing during the afternoon and arriving in India the following morning).
Inbound: Depart Delhi 1330hrs, Arrive Heathrow 1740hrs

Your Accommodation

Our hotels in Delhi and Jaipur are of a 4-star standard, such as The Suryaa Hotel, the Hotel Lemon Tree or the Hotel Double Tree by Hilton in Jaipur. All rooms at the hotels have two or three single beds, private bathrooms, colour television and telephones. Teachers are accommodated on the basis of single occupancy.

Your Meals

All meals are included in your tour. Lunch will be arranged at local restaurants and buffet breakfast and buffet dinners will be taken at the hotels except on Day 3. Meals included at hotels will be mix of Indian and continental cuisines.

Your Tour Guide in India

Our guides in India, who will accompany you throughout the tour, are highly trained, professional tour guides with special love and knowledge of their country. Always on hand to give advice and to manage your day-to-day arrangements, the guides will ensure you gain the very most from your visit to India. You can rest assured that the service you will receive from the guides in India will surpass your expectations.

Group Size

Our tour programme is based on a minimum group size of 20 students. Prices can be quoted for larger group sizes on request.

Your Choice of Travel Dates

Our India tours are available throughout the year, during term time and also during half term and holidays. You are therefore able to select your choice of travel dates. Please note that certain dates may carry a supplement to the prices shown.

Your Educational Visits & Attractions

We include a full itinerary of sightseeing and excursions every day in your tour price, all led by our expert tour guides, so you can be certain that you will see all the main sights and attractions in each city you visit.


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