India

Development studies, community service, architecture, cultural programs

Challenge your students with a pilgrimage through India’s unimaginable mix of people, colours, traditions, tastes, smells and sounds. A sensory explosion awaits.

When you arrive, you’ll be greeted by sizzling street food, charming people and exotic architecture. To the left, bustling bazaars and narrow laneways laden with spices and silks. To the right, glittering mosques, sacred temples and holy pools. Men with woven turbans and handlebar moustaches. Women wrapped in elaborate saris. And all around, a vibrant youth culture bouncing to Bollywood beats.

Home to over a billion people, around 28,000 elephants and just over 2,000 tigers, India is a part of Asia that’s intense, inspiring and sometimes overwhelming – but always rewarding. Embrace the unexpected as your students confront contemporary India up close. See cities at street level, wildlife at eye-level and be part of unforgettable community service projects that delve deep into your heart.

Our students and staff travelled to India on a trip led by Student Educational Adventures. Our students particularly enjoyed taking part in community service with a local school – mixing with the local kids became the highlight of our trip. India was confronting on so many levels. This was made easier by the gentleness and rapport of our wonderful tour leader, Gaurav, who eased us into the culture. His tireless efforts in organising us, tending to our needs, and his flexibility and local knowledge, were an asset. I highly recommend Student Educational Adventures for schools taking groups to India.

Simon CutterMiddle School Coordinator, Wachirawit International School

Design your own unique curriculum

Examine the impact of India’s colonisation and caste systems on poverty and social inequality. Be guided through Delhi’s inner neighbourhoods by a child who once lived on the streets. Exchange English language for Indian insights with students at a local school.

See the growing rich-poor divide play out between skyscrapers and slums

Examine the impact of India’s colonisation and caste systems on poverty and social inequality. Be guided through Delhi’s inner neighbourhoods by a child who once lived on the streets. Exchange English language for Indian insights with students at a local school.

Discover form and function through India’s diverse architecture

Explore hilltop forts, stone carved temples, regal palaces and crumbling British colonial buildings. Be awestruck by the Taj Mahal’s white marble and marvel at the hidden treasures of Agra Fort. Descend 13 storeys down into Chand Baori, the world’s largest and deepest step well.

Awaken your senses with spiritual rituals and cultural encounters

Celebrate the triumph of good over evil during Holi, India’s most colourful religious festival.

Visit Khari Baoli, Asia’s largest wholesale spice market and a sensual feast spilling over with dried chillis, spices and sambals. Boat down the holy Ganges River to view the ancient religious tradition of ritual cleansing on its banks.

Fight extinction with wildlife conservation in protected sanctuaries

Meet conservationists to learn how human settlements are razing natural habitat. Ride a rickshaw among wading waterbirds at Keoladeo Ghana National Park, or take a tiger safari through Panna National Park. Get up close with gentle giants as you help wash and feed protected elephants.

Add extra insight with student-led learning

By letting your students co-design their India tour, you’ll give them ownership over their activities and agenda. You’ll also make sure your school trip meets their specific strengths, interests and knowledge gaps.

In India, your students can choose from a range of fun local activities like:

Yoga and meditation

Trekking and cycling

Local artisan workshops

Cooking classes in a traditional family home

Sample Itineraries

Whatever your students want to learn, we’ll help you create the perfect program. Check out our sample itineraries to get a taste of your school’s next adventure.

Note: Remember, these sample itineraries can be modified to suit your learning objectives and budget. The prices are guides only and subject to change.

Community Service

Duration

6 Days

Cost Per Student

Indian Explorer

Duration

10 Days

Cost Per Student

Custom itinerary

Our sample itineraries are an example of what’s possible, based on trips we’ve previously run. For a custom itinerary that caters to your school’s unique needs, please get in touch by completing the form below.








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