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Teaching English in India’s Princely State of Rajasthan

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Program #20821RJ
19 Days | 18 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Aug 19 — Sep 6, 2014

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Day One: Tuesday, August 19 - Depart the US on an overnight flight to Delhi.
Depart From: Depart for Delhi.

Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: Yoga Sessions Expansive terrace with a fabulous view of the Qutub Minar Building designed as per VAASTU (the ancient Indian science of architecture) to energise you by ensuring calm and peaceful sleep.

Contact info:
D-193, Saket
New Delhi, India
phone: +91 -98102-77699
Room amenities: Private bath with glass shower enclosures R.O. Water System (ensuring bottled water purity) 32” LCD TV, DTH service with over 100 channels Electronic Safe

Facility amenities: Quiet location Conference and Meeting Lounge DVD and Books Library Complemantary Wireless Broadband Internet 24-hr Running Water 100% Instant Power Backup Elevator with ARD (Automatic Rescue Device) Doctor on call

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Wednesday, August 20 - Arrival Delhi
Note: Your group leader will not be staying with you at the bed and breakfast in Delhi. However, the owners of the bed and breakfast is there to take care of you during the evening. Your group leader will be there during the day. Note that you will also be given a cell phone during your stay in India. It will have pre programmed phone numbers and your group leader will show you how to use it.

Afternoon: Join your other group members for a program orientation.

Dinner: Light dinner and welcome drink.

Lodging: Tree of Life

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: Yoga Sessions Expansive terrace with a fabulous view of the Qutub Minar Building designed as per VAASTU (the ancient Indian science of architecture) to energise you by ensuring calm and peaceful sleep.

Contact info:
D-193, Saket
New Delhi, India
phone: +91 -98102-77699
Room amenities: Private bath with glass shower enclosures R.O. Water System (ensuring bottled water purity) 32” LCD TV, DTH service with over 100 channels Electronic Safe

Facility amenities: Quiet location Conference and Meeting Lounge DVD and Books Library Complemantary Wireless Broadband Internet 24-hr Running Water 100% Instant Power Backup Elevator with ARD (Automatic Rescue Device) Doctor on call

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Thursday, August 21 - Old Delhi / Qutub Minar/ Lecture on Public Educa...
Note: Moderately Challenging Day. The group will be required to use the metro system in Delhi as well as some walking.

Breakfast: Breakfast at accommodation. Then join your group leader for a brief language lesson.

Morning: Then depart for your first visit to Old Delhi, with its narrow dirt roads, its myriad people and inexpensive and colorful bazaars that keep alive the traditional workmanship for which Delhi has always been famous. Ride on the bicycle rickshaws, which takes you into the heart of Chandni Chowk. Negotiating alleyways, which seemingly get narrower and narrower, you end up at the Jama Masjid, the largest Muslim mosque in India. Then spend some time with the guides of the NGO Salaam Baalak Trust, who have developed an exciting city walk through the enchanting streets of the inner-city of Paharganj and the New Delhi railway station area. Nobody knows Delhi's streets better than the young people who are fully trained as guides. These spirited youngsters will share their life journey and take you on a guided walk by visiting the schools that are funded by this walk.

Lunch: Lunch in Old Delhi.

Afternoon: Lecture:Public education systems in India and group discussion on cultural differences and learning styles.

Afternoon: Visit Qutub Minar, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Qutub Minar was constructed with red sandstone and marble, and is the tallest minaret in India, with a height of 237.8 ft and has 379 stairs to reach the top. Then walk back to your accommodation.

Dinner: Dinner at accommodation.

Lodging: Tree of Life

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: Yoga Sessions Expansive terrace with a fabulous view of the Qutub Minar Building designed as per VAASTU (the ancient Indian science of architecture) to energise you by ensuring calm and peaceful sleep.

Contact info:
D-193, Saket
New Delhi, India
phone: +91 -98102-77699
Room amenities: Private bath with glass shower enclosures R.O. Water System (ensuring bottled water purity) 32” LCD TV, DTH service with over 100 channels Electronic Safe

Facility amenities: Quiet location Conference and Meeting Lounge DVD and Books Library Complemantary Wireless Broadband Internet 24-hr Running Water 100% Instant Power Backup Elevator with ARD (Automatic Rescue Device) Doctor on call

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Friday, August 22 - Discovering Gandhi Smriti / Salaam-Baalak Trust /...
Discovering Gandhi Smriti / Salaam-Baalak Trust / Discovering New Delhi

Note: Moderately Challenging Day. The group will be required to use the metro system in Delhi.

Breakfast: Breakfast at accommodation.

Morning: Discovering Gandhi Smriti: This house is where the Father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi lived, received most of his famous visitors and it was here on January 30, 1949,that he was assassinated. The house has since been converted into a museum. Enjoy an exclusive presentation on the life and principles of Gandhi by a guest lecturer.

Lunch: Lunch at restaurant in New Delhi.

Afternoon: Visit Humayun's tomb which is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun. The tomb was commissioned by Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562 AD. It was the first garden tomb on the Indian subcontinent. Explore Connaught Place which is the heart of New Delhi

Dinner: Dinner as a group in New Delhi.

Lodging: Tree of Life

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: Yoga Sessions Expansive terrace with a fabulous view of the Qutub Minar Building designed as per VAASTU (the ancient Indian science of architecture) to energise you by ensuring calm and peaceful sleep.

Contact info:
D-193, Saket
New Delhi, India
phone: +91 -98102-77699
Room amenities: Private bath with glass shower enclosures R.O. Water System (ensuring bottled water purity) 32” LCD TV, DTH service with over 100 channels Electronic Safe

Facility amenities: Quiet location Conference and Meeting Lounge DVD and Books Library Complemantary Wireless Broadband Internet 24-hr Running Water 100% Instant Power Backup Elevator with ARD (Automatic Rescue Device) Doctor on call

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Five: Saturday, August 23 - Visit a local pottery studio/ market activity/ fr...
Note: Moderately Challenging Day. The group will be required to use the metro system independently in Delhi.

Breakfast: Breakfast at accommodation.

Morning: Visit local pottery studio and learn about the process of making clay, glazing and have a chance to work with Indian experts.

Morning: Explore Dilli Haat an open-air food and craft bazaar located in Delhi. Dilli Haat has permanent food and craft stalls representing each state of India, giving a complete variety of tastes available all over India.

Lunch: Lunch on your own to sample local fare.

Afternoon: Free Time this afternoon.

Dinner: Dinner at accommodation.

Lodging: Tree of Life

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: Each room compliments the character of the Palace that has all modern amenities. Yoga Sessions

Contact info:
Village Post Office- Kalwar
District Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
phone: +919828539080
Room amenities: 24-hrs hot & cold water Color Tv mini bar Wi-Fi Facilities Blow dryers Heaters on request Tea and coffee on request

Facility amenities: Art Gallery Outside Patio and Terrace Doctor on Call Travel Desk Internet Facilities Laundry

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shower only

Additional nights after: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Six: Sunday, August 24 - Train to Jaipur/Introduction to International Ser...
Note: Moderately Challenging Day. The group will be required to take a local train from Delhi to Jaipur on your own. You will be dropped off at the train station and your luggage will be taken to your cabin for you. Upon arrival in Jaipur, there will be someone to meet you at the train station and take you to the bed and breakfast.

Breakfast: Breakfast at accommodation.

Morning: Take train from Delhi to Jaipur.

Lunch: Lunch at accommodation.

Afternoon: Introduction to your service learning program, formulate group goals and norms.

Dinner: Dinner at accommodation.

Lodging: Castle Kalwar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Bed and Breakfast

Description: Each room compliments the character of the Palace that has all modern amenities. Yoga Sessions

Contact info:
Village Post Office- Kalwar
District Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
phone: +919828539080
Room amenities: 24-hrs hot & cold water Color Tv mini bar Wi-Fi Facilities Blow dryers Heaters on request Tea and coffee on request

Facility amenities: Art Gallery Outside Patio and Terrace Doctor on Call Travel Desk Internet Facilities Laundry

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Shower only

Additional nights after: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Seven: Monday, August 25 - Service Learning / Indian culture and festivals p...
Service Learning / Indian culture and festivals presentation / cultural performance

Breakfast: Brefore breakfast, enjoy a Yoga lesson. Breakfast at accommodation.

Morning: The first day at the Public School will be used as an observation day.

Lodging: Castle Kalwar

Meals Included: Breakfast

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Our Value Promise To You

You won't find a better value.

Included
at no additional cost on this date ...
16 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
10 Field trips
13 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

Ratings

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Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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