Educational Trips


jaipur

13 Days Educational Expeditions is designed for the prospective educators to experience, study and discover India. India  has unparalleled wildlife and also  Geographically, genetically and culturally  perhaps the most diverse country on planet earth. With a special focus on tigers and their habitat conservation program in India's most famous Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. Vivek Sharma, enthusiastic teacher and tiger expert, will accompany you on this unforgettable journey.

Day 1: Delhi
Arrival at Delhi, International airport Welcome by Vivek Sharma and transfers to Hotel - Hotel Central Plaza, New Delhi. Briefing by Vivek about the tour and distribution of printed resource material. (B, L, D)

Day 2: Delhi/Jaipur
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur, capital of the city  of Rajasthan. It is also known as the Pink City Because of the reddish color applied to the  walls and palace  of old city  in respect and  of welcome of  then Royal Prince. This 272 Kilometers/ 5 hrs cultural mix drive is very interesting, stopping enroute for lunch. Overnight at the hotel Gangaur. (B, L, D)

Day 3: Jaipur
This morning elephant ride take us to Amber Fort, Rajasthan's ancient capital to experience the royal lifestyle of the Maharajas. Visit Jag Mandir (hall of victory) and its famed Sheesh Mahal where the walls and ceiling are embedded with Belgian mirrors. Enroute to Amber Fort, stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of winds. An afternoon city tour of Jaipur includes a visit to the City Palace - former royal residence, where one major attraction is the Armory Museum with its impressive array of weaponry. Later visit Jantar Mantar - the observatory built by Maharaja Jai Singh in 1728, the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world. There also are opportunities for shopping. (B, L, D)

Day 4: Jaipur/Bharatpur
Drive through rural India for 181 Kilometers/ 4 hrs to great Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. More than 400 species of birds have been recorded in the Reserve, including endangered species of cranes. Afternoon excursions to the Bharatpur Sanctuary. Overnight at Uday Vilas Palace. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Bharatpur/Agra
After breakfast, drive to Agra, stopping enroute at Fatehpur Sikri (Victory City), a UNESCO World Heritage Site monument. After visiting Fatehpur Sikri, we drive for Agra which is about 55 minutes. On arrival in Agra we transfer to hotel Holiday Inn. Afternoon sightseeing in Agra fort, which is also UNESCO World Heritage Monument of red sand stone. Over night at the hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Agra/Katni
Visit the spectacular Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Monument early in the morning to catch the sunrise and also contemplate all the color changes of Taj Mahal's white marble due to reflection happening during sun rise. After late breakfast opportunities for shopping and lunch in the traditional market. Catch the Gondwana Express at 1845 hours to Katni. Over night on the train with packed dinner in private air conditioned cabin. (B, L, D)
Day 7: Katni/Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
Arrive Katni at 0540 hrs and then drive through forest to Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve by 0740 hrs. Bandhavgarh is one of India's prestige wildlife areas. The forests, grasslands and streams are home to a great variety of wildlife. Explore the park in safari jeeps in search of nilgai, sambar deer, chital and troops of langurs. Keep an eye open for the park's greatest prize: tigers. For the next four nights our home will be Royal Tiger Resort. (B, L, D)

Day 7/10: Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve
Morning and afternoon wildlife excursions, as well as a visit to the tiger and its habitat conservation program - a project of ANF, India. Begin park treks and view the breathtaking jungle and wildlife of Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. Wildlife viewing is by open 4x4 WD vehicles and on the back of an elephant. Boarding elephants is easy, and the cushioned platforms are very comfortable. Since most animals, including tigers, have little fear of elephants or the people mounted on them, this is ideal for wildlife viewing. Overnight at the hotel. (B, L, D Daily)

Day 11: Bandhavgarh/Katni
Morning wildlife excursions, then following breakfast visit to the villages around Bandhavgarh. Drive to Katni Railway Station to board the MPSK Express leaving for Delhi at 2010 hrs. Over night in the train with packed dinner in private air conditioned cabin. (B, L, D) 

Day 12: Delhi
Arrive in Delhi at 0930 hrs, transfer to Hotel - The West End Inn, New Delhi. Following breakfast explore the walled city of Old Delhi, visiting Red Fort, Jama Masjid - India's most elegant mosque - and the market. Lunch at original Mughal kitchen called Karim's. Following lunch drive past the unique iron pillars of Qutub Minar, and Humayun's Tomb,a UNESCO World Heritage Monuments. A special farewell Dinner at our hotel. Overnight stay in hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 13: Delhi
After breakfast at the hotel, we proceed to the Delhi airport for our international flight. (B)