There are many school trips offered by reputable travel companies that compliment the national curriculum and are specifically tailored for groups of young people and their teachers. When once, travelling with smaller children was a huge undertaking, nowadays many countries are more accessible, and more conducive to catering for school groups. Booking through one of the excellent travel companies, you will have the comfort of having your school trips designed to suit your specific requirements and can rest assured that your particular group of students will be the priority and will be catered for accordingly. The personal service provided by the teams of experienced professionals gives you confidence and assurance that you have the appropriate support and back-up when taking young people away on school trips.
The Golden Triangle
Challenge your students and transport them into a world so far from their own in terms of culture, history and social environment and introduce them to the wonderful country of India. The capital, Delhi is a wonderful place to begin your journey and let your group have a taste of the contrasts that dominate Indian life. This lively city is notoriously overpopulated, with a reputation for dirt and poverty and yet, the streets are full of beauty, spirit and human compassion. The Red Fort and Qutab Minar left by the wealthy Moghul dynasties that presided here, along with all of the decorative and colourful Hindu temples are some of the attractions of this wonderful city.
The old town of Delhi is a fantastic place to explore, giving students a real taste of the true India. Hire rickshaws and wind your way through the tiny streets and markets before continuing on foot to discover the hidden bazaars, the beautiful spice markets and the extravagant sari shops. The streets throb with activity, from children spinning old bike wheels down the road to the old men sitting cross legged on the sides of the streets stirring all manner of exotic street food in huge earthen ware pots.
The Taj Mahal, one of the world’s seven wonders is the highlight of Agra. Although it is said that the best time to fully appreciate the Taj is at sunrise, the stunning marble sculptures and the delicately shaped constructions offer their magnificence at any time of the day. There is a famous Moghul fort in the city too, which was once home to many powerful Moghul rulers and is now considered the most important fort in India.
The Golden Triangle is one of the famous itineraries in India and is made up of Delhi, Agra and thirdly, Jaipur. When the sun is low in the sky over the city of Jaipur, the buildings give off a pink tinge that envelops the city giving the it the name, The Pink City. Famous for the Palace of the Winds, a stunning and interesting building in the city, Jaipur has much to offer. In times gone by when ladies of a certain stature were not allowed to show their faces in public they would hide behind the screens of the palace and be able to see what was going on in the streets below without being spotted.
School trips can be extended to include visits to the wonderful Bharatpur bird sanctuary and the tiger reserve of Sawai Madhopur. There is no doubt that a trip to India will have a profound effect on the perceptions, pre-conceived thinking and cultural ideologies of your students. By taking them away from their comfortable surroundings and exposing them to a completely unfamiliar part of the world they will have the opportunity to make some incredible memories and have once in a lifetime experiences.
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