EDUCATIONAL DESTINATIONS

Educational Destinations

‘Travelling is good’ why you ask? Well, for starters, you get an utmost pleasure and confidence in interacting with new people, it broadens your mind and you see your surroundings in a whole new way. However, these are just part of one dimension; another can as well educate yourself. How and Where? Let us guide you. Travel and Education are two wonderful aspects that both blend well together, especially if you enjoy walking amidst yesterdays. And one such place we call a perfect educational destination is India, which is a vibrant country that speaks many language, and offers a platform for students to learn and explore a medley of cultures, customs and people. So, why not make the most of it and plan a journey with your classmates learning about country’s time-worn stories in their ancient sites around the many historical destinations. You can delve into its ruins, admire the architectural art work and its shrines. In fact, wherever you place your feet in India, it has something significant to offer.

Top Educational Destinations in India

Agra, Uttar Pradesh

Whenever a thought of visiting Agra pops up, often images of the grand mausoleum, Taj Mahal takes over our mind. Taj’s unparalleled beauty is such that, it baffles and makes one simply admire the work of art. Its brilliant Mughal, Islamic and Persian architecture revolves around its many attractions like Red Fort, Fatehpur Sikri and Itmad-Ud-Daulah making it an ideal place to come for an educational tour. Inside the richly decorated Red Fort, you can tour amid the Jahangir Palace, marble mosques, Diwan-e-Khas all inside a high fortification wall. A fortified ancient city, Fatehpur Sikri is another best examples that displays Mughal architecture. It is a well preserved walled city that houses many palaces, mosque and Panch Mahal, used for relaxation by the kings. Here, as a student, you can learn about the history of the Mughals. Thus, we can say that, Agra is one of the best destinations to visit for educational tours in India.

Aurangabad, Maharashtra

A city named after the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, Aurangabad is a popular tourist attraction mainly for its mesmerizing Ajanta and Ellora caves. These two magnificent creations were built more than 2,000 years ago and are UNESCO heritage sites. Aurangabad is suited for those looking for an educational tour for colleges and schools, or simply wanderers coming to acknowledge the beauty of the city; it also has a well-known Bibi ka Maqbara (its structure resembles the Taj Mahal). Here, you can witness how the artisans brilliantly hand-weave the famous Himroo and Paithani Sarees. Aurangabad is not confined to just that, it is also an important pilgrimage site for Hindus.

Bannerghatta Biological Park, Karnataka

For those who enjoy being close to the wild, Bannerghatta is a popular tourist destination located near Bangalore. It is a biological park which is likely considered to be a small paradise for nature lovers. Biological Recreation Center is also located within the premises providing research facilities for students. Here, you can arrange a tour for botany students. It is a perfect place to bring children to teach them about the biodiversity and how to conserve it for the future generation. And to make the visit more fun, Bannerghatta Biological Park also has a mini zoo and an animal rescue centre. It is here you can witness the beautiful lion species, which are rarely found in India. During your wildlife safari, you can witness many animal species like Indian gazelle, spotted deer, barking deer, common langur, bonnet macaque, porcupine, hare etc

Chittorgarh, Rajasthan

Chittorgarh, a land filled with history is another best place to visit for educational tours in Rajasthan for both domestic and international visitors. You can witness the beautiful architecture of Chittorgarh Fort and also see many temples and palaces inside the vicinity. Surrounded by its tumultuous past, it proves to be a great place for historians with keen interests in Indian wars as the fort complex had witnessed many tragic events by royal forces making the ancient city of Chittorgarh to crumble down. However, Chittorgarh can be visited by every enthusiastic traveller

Delhi NCR

We can all agree to the fact that, Delhi is a land infused with modernism and tradition, a place intact with iconic attractions and we see no reason why not to visit here. The capital is always bustling with tourists from across the globe (even during harsh summers) seeking knowledge about its rustic architecture ruled by dynasties like Mamluk, Khilji, Tughlaq, Sayyid and Lodi. Today, you can walk down the lane of ‘the then era’ and explore the colonial-era parliament buildings, historical forts and a melange of museums. There are many educational places in Delhi you can take the students, it will help them learn more about the history of the country. For instance, visit the National Rail Museum and learn about India’s oldest mode of transportation. The Old Fort in old Delhi is a classic and historical site built by Sher Shah Suri, Nehru Planetarium and Nehru House are two adjacent attractions in Delhi that must be on your to visit list. However, to explore more than one state or one thing, a visit to Dilli Haat will offer you a plethora of things to see, eat and buy. Other educational sites that attract a number of tourists are Shankar’s International Doll’s Museum, Toilet Museum, Crafts Museum!

Dholavira and Lothal, Gujarat

Dholavira and Lothal located in Gujarat are the two best examples of theIndus Valley Civilization that must be on top of your places to visit list. These two fortified sites are widely popular for their systematic andtechnological way of living, as these planned settlements has proper drainage, water conservation and sanitation system. And during your visit to Dholavira, you can explore the many water storing tanks, step wells and around five baths. One of which is as big as the great bath of Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan. While in Lothal, you can sightsee and study the ruins like the private baths, drainage system, wells, dockyards etc

Hampi, Karnataka

A charismatic attraction in southern India, Hampi is a UNESCO heritage site that brilliantly displays detailed carvings in rocks. It is a great place that has always been captivating travellers for years because of its historical importance, temples and sculptures. Now, you can also visit and re-discover this temple town. Explore the ancient temples, monuments and forts such as Pampapathi temple, it is one of the oldest functioning temples; elephant stables, place where the royal elephants were kept during the Vijayanagara empire; Lotus palace, known for its lotus like dome; Zenana enclosure, women’s quarters. That’s not all, there are many other attractions in Hampi that can take the entire day to completely get a study tour. However, Hampi Bazaar is one best site that attracts all visitors, you can see various artifacts that include shawls, antique coins, bags and more.

Jaipur, Rajasthan

The best idea to learn something is by physically being there and what place could be more beautiful then Jaipur, the perfect place to explore wonderful forts and palaces. During your educational tour in Jaipur, you can go visit magnificent attractions like the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical instruments and central museum as well as wax museum. In Jaipur, you can explore and learn about the rajputana architecture by visiting the popular City Palace, which till today is a resident place for the royal family. Hawa Mahal too holds interesting story, from the streets, the building appears to look like honeycomb with millions of small widows. Nonetheless, Jaipur maintains its royal past for the future that are revisited by travellers from across the globe every year. Amber fort, Nahargarh fort are the two star attractions in Jaipur that revolves around history and it must be visited.

Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Jodhpur is where the mighty Mehrangarh fort seats overlooking the wide expanse of houses coloured in blue in the old city. You can explore its beautiful forts and palaces adorned in rajput style architecture. Jodhpur is another great place to learn about rajasthan and about the rajput rulers. The best places to visit for an educational tour in Jodhpur besides Mehrangarh fort and Jaswant Thada, is the Umaid Bhawan Palace – one part of the palace still serves as a residence for the former royal family. There are nearby places suitable for history lovers such as Mandore and Osian.

Nalanda, Bihar

Once that was known as the best universities during the 5th century AD, today, Nalanda is a historic site surrounded by parks and red brick ruins. A visit to this archaeological site will offer you a peaceful atmosphere. You can stroll amidst six temples and 11 monasteries present in the vicinity and learn about Buddhist culture. There is also Gupta-era stupas adorned with monks’ cells, terraces and steps. Nalanda is a perfect place to visit with students, there is also a museum displaying the excavated remains like sculpture made of stones, images of bronze and stucco, statue of god and goddesses, coins, clay potteries, terracottas and more of such amazing finds.