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Day 1 Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi. You will be met and transferred to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel the Suryaa
Day 2 Delhi
There is perhaps no other city in the world so seeped in history and legend as the Indian capital, New Delhi.
Today meet your guide in the morning and learn about cultural do’s and don’ts. Also he gives you some lesson in simple day to day used Hindi words. Meet a school teacher to talk about the education system in India.
Proceed for lunch to Old Delhi and visit the Jama Masjid and enjoy a rickshaw ride through the busy and colorful streets of Old Delhi.
Return to the hotel.
Overnight at the hotel the Suryaa (B, L)
Day 3 Delhi- Jaipur (Train)
Early morning you will be transferred to the railway station to take the train (Shatabdi express 0605/10:30 am) to take us to the ‘Pink City’.
Visit DISHA - "a resource center for the disabled" - a school for 150 handicapped children of all ages. These children have different disabilities such as autism, cerebal palsy, Down syndrome, etc. The children are all from Jaipur and come to the school from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. 30% are from very poor families. (CLOSED ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY)
Meet the teachers from other Jaipur schools to discuss the level of education in the schools in Rajasthan.
Overnight at the hotel Shahpura Haveli (B)
Day 4 Jaipur
We make a photo stop at the palace of winds the Hawa Mahal. A 5 stored building with 25cm thick facade from the 18 century having 953 windows and niches so that ladies of royal family could see the procession and events in the city without being visible to the people.
Proceed to the Amber City Fort situated 130m high with the Aravalli hills around and 11 km north of Jaipur. It was the ancient capital of the Kachhawaha Rajputs till 1037. Enjoy an Elephant ride to the top of the Palace fort.
In the afternoon visit the “Pink City” of Jaipur. The City Palace occupies the center of Jaipur. It now houses the Royal residence and museums with collections of textiles and costumes, armory, manuscripts, paintings etc.
Later visit Jantar Mantar (1728-34) built by King Jai Singh II who had great interest in astrology.
Explore the colourful markets of Jaipur and try and buy as many school supplies that you can buy in INR 1000 per person.
Return to the hotel
Overnight at the hotel Shahpura Haveli (B)
Day 5 Jaipur- Kalakho
After breakfast drive to Kalakho (90 kms/ 2hour drive), Check into the retreat. This will your base for next 10 days to contribute to the education system in this village.
Get familiar with the village and interact with the school teachers.
Overnight at the Retreat(B,L,D)
Day 6 to Day 16 Kalakho
The first day will be used as observation day.
The school has 30 children and it is till 5th grade.
There are 2 teachers and subjects taught are Hindi, Maths and Science.
There is No English teacher and the teachers teach some basic English to the students but not on regular basis.
We can start tutoring English to the students. However, to ensure that even after the Community program is over the teachers continue with English teaching we can help them prepare workshops.
The Women in the village can also be given some classes on sanitation and child rearing.
Children can be taken on one of the days for afforestation.
On the last day we can have a reflection discussion on what has been achieved with this program.
Day 17 Kalakho- Agra
Today after breakfast drive to Agra (4 hour drive)
On arrival, check into the hotel. Later visit the red sandstone Agra Fort, which stands like a crescent on the banks of the Jamuna River and is a beautiful mix of Hindu and Muslim architecture.
Overnight at the hotel Trident (B)
Day 18 Agra- Delhi- Departure
Visit the Taj Mahal (Closed on Friday) surely the greatest monument to love and one of the wonders of the modern world.
Later drive to Delhi to board your onward flight.
(Wash and change room near Delhi airport)
Inclusions & Exclusions:
- All rooms are based on base category.
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
- Services of an English-speaking guide for mentioned sightseeing in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur including entrance fees at the monuments and other places of visit.
- Transportation by Air–Conditioned vehicle as per the itinerary advised.
- Elephant ride at Amber Fort.
- Rickshaw ride in Delhi.
- Mineral water in the vehicle as well as during meals
- Airport Portage of luggage to the maximum of 20 kg per person.
- Porterages at the Hotels.
- All applicable taxes imposed by Government of India.
The foregoing prices do not include:
- Airport taxes & airfares to/from/within India
- Personal expenses such as bottled or alcoholic beverages, telephone calls or personal equipment like sleeping bags etc…
- Insurance of self and baggage.
- Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and airplane delays, roadblocks, vehicle malfunctions, political disturbances, taxes etc…
- Any mandatory supplement by hotels on room or meals from 20th Dec’ 2012 to 10th Jan’ 2013 of the mentioned year or the Pushkar and Nagaur period supplement.
- The cost has been calculated on the existing tariffs/conditions and any change in the costs or modification in tax structure will oblige us to revise the same.
- Additional service, if any, during the trip have to be paid by the clients. If you wish to extend full or partial credit, you may please solicit the same in advance.
- Kindly note that names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on usage of these hotels and it is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey such confirmation to you. In the event of any of the above-mentioned hotels not becoming available we shall book alternate accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction whatever applicable) to you.