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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
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Itinerary for Oct 15 — Nov 2, 2013

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Day One: Tuesday, October 15 - 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, October 16 - 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 preprogramed phone numbers and your group leader will show you how to use it.

Afternoon: Upon arrival at the Delhi Airport, transfer to accommodations and check-in.

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, October 17 - Salaam-Baalak Trust /Old Delhi
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 cultural and language lessons.

Morning: Field Trip: Visit Connaught Place which is the heart of New Delhi and 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: 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. On return to home stay, take the metro.

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, October 18 - Discovering New Delhi/Discovering Gandhi Smriti
Note: Moderately Challenging Day. The group will be required to use the metro system in Delhi.

Breakfast: Breakfast at accommodation.

Morning: Start the morning with the language and cultural lesson. Then transfer by Metro to New Delhi. Ride on a rickshaw and visit India Gate - a 42 metre archway built in memory of Indian soldiers killed during the First World War. Then transfer to Humayun's tomb. Exemplifying the formative stage of the Mughal structural style, Humayun's Tomb stands as a landmark in the development of Mughal architecture, and also represents the earliest extant specimen of the Mughal scheme of the garden tomb, with causeways and channels. It is a well-developed specimen of the double-domed elevation with kiosks on a grand scale. This building tradition culminated in the Taj Mahal, constructed a century later. Despite being the first standardized example of this style, Humayun's Tomb is an architectural achievement of the highest order.

Lunch: Lunch at restaurant near Gandhi Smriti.

Afternoon: After lunch, visit Gandhi Smriti. Gandhi Smriti formerly known as Birla House or Birla Bhavan, is a museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, situated on Tees January Road, in New Delhi, India. It is the location where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life and was assassinated on January 30, 1948. Presentation: Enjoy an exclusive presentation on the life and principles of Gandhi by the Museum Curator.

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, October 19 - Visit a local pottery studio/ Qutub Minar/ free t...
Note: Moderately Challenging Day. The group will be required to use the metro system independently in Delhi.

Breakfast: Breakfast at accommodation.

Morning: Start morning with language and cultural lessons. Then transfer to pottery village. Visit local pottery studio and learn about the process of making clay, glazing and have a chance to work with Indian experts. Afterwards, take a metro trip to Qutub Minar. Qutab Minar is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi's last Hindu kingdom. The tower has five distinct storeys, each marked by a projecting balcony and tapers from a 15 m diameter at the base to just 2.5 m at the top. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone; the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, the first mosque to be built in India. An inscription over its eastern gate provocatively informs that it was built with material obtained from demolishing '27 Hindu temples'. A 7 m-high iron pillar stands in the courtyard of the mosque. It is said that if you can encircle it with your hands while standing with your back to it your wish will be fulfilled.

Lunch: 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. Please note that Lunch is on your own.

Afternoon: Free Time this afternoon. Lecture at 5:00 pm at the Tree of Life: Public Education in India/Cultural Differences and Learning Styles

Dinner: Dinner at accommodation.

Evening: Pack up and get ready to go to Jaipur.

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, October 20 - 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, then transfer to Castle Kalwar and check-in.

Lunch: Lunch at accommodation.

Afternoon: Introduction to International Service Learning: Formulate group goals and norms. School Visit: Meet with teacher and principals.

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, October 21 - Service Learning/ Indian culture and festivals pr...
Service Learning/ Indian culture and festivals presentation / cultural performance

Breakfast: Breakfast at accommodation. (Enjoy a Yoga Class before breakfast).

Morning: Service Learning: The first day at the Public School will be used as an observation day. Transfer to Home Stay.

Lunch: Lunch at accommodation.

Afternoon: Indian Culture and Festivals Presentation: The role of Festivals in Indian culture led by your Study Leader and learn about the cultural and social importance of festival in Indian society.

Dinner: Dinner at accommodation.

Evening: Cultural program and folk music 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 Eight: Tuesday, October 22 - Service Learning/Discovering Jaipur/City Palace/ ...
Breakfast: Breakfast at accommodation.

Morning: Service Learning:Start your day by tutoring English to the students of Kalwar Public School. You will be immersed in a large Rajasthani school with students in grades 6th-12th. After tutoring prepare lesson plans.

Lunch: Lunch at accommodation.

Afternoon: Jaipur is popularly known as the "Pink City", from the pink-colored sandstone of the buildings in the old walled city. On your exploration of this afternoon, visit: The City Palace which stands in the centre of the city. Part of it is still the Maharaja's residence, while most of the complex has been developed into a museum containing rare manuscripts, fine specimens of Rajput and Mughal paintings, back scratchers, royal apparel and an armory. The observatories, or "Jantar Mantars" as they are commonly known, incorporate multiple buildings of unique form, each with a specialized function for astronomical measurement. These structures with their striking combinations of geometric forms, have captivated the attention of architects, artists, and art historians world-wide.

Afternoon: Discovering the Amber Fort: Enjoy an afternoon exploring the Amber Fort. Amber, the capital of Rajasthan for 6 centuries before Jaipur was built, lies 11 km north of Jaipur. Rising majestically on the slopes of a hill, this 11th century fort and palace complex is a blend of Hindu and Muslim styles. Ride elephants up to the Amber Fort (use jeeps for the descent).

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: Coach depart Jaipur for home-stay.

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 Nine: Wednesday, October 23 - Service Learning/ Cultural Exploration
Breakfast: Breakfast at accommodation.

Morning: Service Learning: Continue Service Project. Start your day tutoring English to the students of Kalwar Public School. After tutoring prepare lesson plans.

Lunch: Lunch at accommodation.

Afternoon: Free afternoon in Jaipur. Transfer to Jaipur and spend the afternoon exploring Jaipur to your liking. Take in the riot of colors on a walk with your Study Leader through the local markets of Jaipur.

Dinner: Dinner on your own in Jaipur.

Evening: Transfer back to your accommodation.

Lodging: Castle Kalwar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
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 Ten: Thursday, October 24 - Service Learning/ Cricket Game/ Camel Cart Ride
Breakfast: Breakfast at accommodation.

Morning: Service Learning: Continue Service Project. Start your day tutoring English to the students of Kalwar Public School. After tutoring prepare lesson plans.

Lunch: Lunch at accommodation.

Afternoon: Set out on a camel trek and watch a game of street Cricket.

Dinner: Dinner at accommodation.

Lodging: Castle Kalwar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Trident Agra is set among beautiful gardens, fountains, landscaped courtyards and is built of red stone reminiscent of the Mughal Era. The Hotel is, a stone's throw away from one of the new seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal.

Contact info:
Fatehabad Road
Agra 282 001
Agra, India
phone: +91 562 223 5000
Room amenities: Central A/C Wired and Wireless Internet Access Direct dial telephones Personal Bar Tea & Coffee Maker 24-Hour Room Service Electronic Safe Hairdryer Voltage 110-220 Satellite television

Facility amenities: Audio-visual equipment Photocopying service Currency exchange Laundry and valet service Wheelchairs Rooms for the physically challenged Cloakroom for the physically challenged Doctor on call Beauty salon The Restaurant overlooks the pool and serves International and Indian cuisine. Bar serves a selection of spirits, wines and cocktails.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Friday, October 25 - Service Learning/ Train to Agra
Note: The group will be required to take a local train from Jaipur to Agra. Please note that you will be taking a train on your own again. You will be dropped off at the train station and you will be picked up from the train station.

Breakfast: Breakfast at accommodation.

Morning: Service Learning: Continue Service Project. Start your day tutoring English to the students of Kalwar Public School. After tutoring prepare lesson plans.

Lunch: Lunch at home-stay.

Afternoon: Coach Transfer to Jaipur and take Train to Agra. Duration about 4.5 hours.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel in Agra.

Lodging: Trident Hotel Agra

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: The Trident Agra is set among beautiful gardens, fountains, landscaped courtyards and is built of red stone reminiscent of the Mughal Era. The Hotel is, a stone's throw away from one of the new seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal.

Contact info:
Fatehabad Road
Agra 282 001
Agra, India
phone: +91 562 223 5000
Room amenities: Central A/C Wired and Wireless Internet Access Direct dial telephones Personal Bar Tea & Coffee Maker 24-Hour Room Service Electronic Safe Hairdryer Voltage 110-220 Satellite television

Facility amenities: Audio-visual equipment Photocopying service Currency exchange Laundry and valet service Wheelchairs Rooms for the physically challenged Cloakroom for the physically challenged Doctor on call Beauty salon The Restaurant overlooks the pool and serves International and Indian cuisine. Bar serves a selection of spirits, wines and cocktails.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Saturday, October 26 - Taj Mahal/ Agra Fort/ Itmad-Ud-Daulah’s tomb
Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Set out pre-dawn to watch the rising sun bathe the pristine white marble of the Taj Mahal in warm hues of gold, ochre and orange. Take some time to explore the exquisite grounds and view the highly decorated inner chamber. Return to the hotel for breakfast, then explore Itmad-Ud-Daulah's tomb.

Lunch: Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon: Exploring Agra Fort and Itmad-Ud-Daulah's tomb, led by your Study Leader visit Itmad-Ud-Daulah's tomb, popularly known as "baby Taj", this is the tomb of Mirza Ghiyash Begh. He became a very powerful person, more so when the Emperor Jahangir married his daughter Noor Jahan. The tomb was designed by Noor Jahan and was the first Mughal building using marble inlay work. Next visit Agra Fort, Originally planned as an impregnable military structure by Akbar, the Agra Fort, over a period of time, acquired all the elegance, lavishness and majesty of an imperial palace. Situated 3 km upstream of the Taj Mahal on the right bank of the Yamuna.

Dinner: Dinner at hotel (buffet) with bottled water, coffee/tea.

Lodging: Trident Hotel Agra

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 Thirteen: Sunday, October 27 - Free Time/ Train to Jaipur/ Documentary on Indian...
Note: The group will be required to take a local train from Agra to Jaipur. Please note that you will be taking a train on your own again. You will be dropped off at the train station and you will be picked up from the train station.

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel.

Morning: Free time until train departs for Jaipur.

Lunch: Lunch on own to explore local fare.

Afternoon: Train from Agra to Jaipur.

Dinner: Dinner at accommodation.

Evening: Watch a Documentary on Indian Music.

Lodging: Castle Kalwar

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 Fourteen: Monday, October 28 - Service Learning/ Reflection Discussion/ Visit Sn...
Breakfast: Breakfast at accommodation.

Morning: Service Learning: Continue Service Project. Start your day tutoring English to the students of Kalwar Public School. After tutoring prepare lesson plans.

Lunch: Lunch at accommodation.

Afternoon: First enjoy a reflection discussion, then visit a local college in Kalwar and play a game of cricket or volleyball with the students.

Dinner: Dinner at accommodation.

Evening: Enjoy a visit from the village snake charmers after dinner

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 Fifteen: Tuesday, October 29 - Service Learning/ Rajasthani Cooking Class/ Free ...
Service Learning/ Rajasthani Cooking Class/ Free Time/ Visit with Social Workers

Breakfast: Breakfast at accommodation.

Morning: Service Learning: Continue Service Project. Start your day tutoring English to the students of Kalwar Public School. After tutoring prepare lesson plans.

Lunch: Lunch at accommodation.

Afternoon: Visit with Local Social Workers at Castle Kalwar.

Afternoon: Head into the kitchen to learn about Rajasthani cooking! Try making chapati and learn about the beautiful spices that make up the color and taste of the local cuisine.

Dinner: Dinner at accommodation.

Evening: This evening enjoy Yoga Class after dinner.

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 Sixteen: Wednesday, October 30 - Service Learning/ Free Time in Jaipur
Breakfast: Breakfast at accommodation.

Morning: Service Learning: Continue Service Project. Start your day tutoring English to the students of Kalwar Public School. After tutoring prepare lesson plans.

Afternoon: Transfer to Jaipur.

Afternoon: Free Time This Afternoon with Options Below To Explore On Own, or enjoy an optional activity and head into Jaipur and visit with local Block printers, Carpet designers, Blue Pottery or Free Time

Dinner: Dinner on your own to explore local fare.

Evening: Transfer back to the home-stay.

Lodging: Castle Kalwar

Meals Included: Breakfast
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 Seventeen: Thursday, October 31 - Last Day of Service Project/ Reflection and Feedb...
Breakfast: Breakfast at accommodation.

Morning: Service Learning: Farewell Project/Presentation with students and staff at public school.

Lunch: Lunch at accommodation.

Afternoon: Free time followed by a reflection and feedback discussion with host family.

Dinner: Farewell Dinner and Social Evening: This evening enjoy a flavorful farewell dinner featuring the dishes of Rajasthan with bottled water, coffee/tea, beer & wine.

Lodging: Castle Kalwar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Eighteen: Friday, November 01 - Transfer to Jaipur/ Flight back to US
Note: Please note that this is a forced layover in Delhi because of your late flight out of Delhi. there is no programming on this day nor are there any meals planned.

Breakfast: Breakfast at accommodation.

Morning: Program ends in Jaipur at Castle Kalwar. If you booked your overseas flight through RSTS you will be provided with a day room at the airport hotel until your return flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast
Day Nineteen: Saturday, November 02 - Early morning departure / Arrival home
Arrive To: Arrive home.


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.

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Included
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16 nights of accommodations
42 meals: 16 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 14 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
10 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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