School Religious Studies Trip to Delhi

Many dynasties have ruled India and Delhi is rich in their architecture. Diverse cultural elements absorbed into the daily life of the city have enriched its character, exploring the city can be a fascinating and rewarding experience. India has a multi-racial society with religions such as Hinduism, Muslim, Sikh, Buddhist and Christians present, each leaving it's own footprint on the country. Spectacular temples, mosques, forts and elaborate tombs and mausoleums can all be visited. Where better to gain greater knowledge of some of the worlds great religions than in this fascinating country.

Most Popular Activities

Day 1     Flight to India
Day 2

Arrive in Delhi, met on arrival and transfer to accommodation

Free time to explore Evening meal at hotel or local restaurant
Day 3

Sightseeing of New & Old Delhi - visits include the 12th century Qutab Minar and the iron pillar, the mausoleum of emperor Humayun and the Lakshminarayan temple, India Gate - the President's residence, Parliament House and the Secretariat buildings, the Raj Ghat, Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, and Chandi Chowk, the busiest commercial area of the city

Evening meal at hotel or local restaurant 

Enjoy a Bollywood movie at a local theatre

Day 4

Leave Delhi for Agra

Visit the Bear Rescue Camp en route

Arrive in Agra Evening meal at hotel or local restaurant
Day 5

Visits to the Tajmahal at sunrise

Visit the Agra Fort - inside groups can visit the Diwan-E-Am (House of Commons), mosques and royal pavilions

Free time to explore Evening meal at hotel or local restaurant
Day 6

Depart Agra for Jaipur

Visit the deserted city of Fatehpur Sikri en route

On arrival, check in at the hotel

Evening meal at hotel or local restaurant
Day 7

Visit to Amber Fort

Brief photography stop at Hawa Mahal - the Palace of Winds en route

Sightseeing tour of Jaipur including visits to Maharaja's City Palace and the Jantar Mantar, which is the largest stone and marble crafted observatory in the world

Evening meal at hotel or local restaurant
Day 8 Day at leisure before transfer to the airport Return flight to the UK
Day 9 Arrival in the UK    

This price includes:

  • Return flights from London
  • Free staff place ratio 1:10
  • Detailed information pack
  • 6 nights' full board accommodation
  • Destination airport transfers
  • Programme as listed inclusive of transport and entrance fees
  • Local English speaking guide during the tour
  • Airport taxes and air passenger duty at current rates
  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • VAT at current rates to tour operators
  • 24 hour assistance from Halsbury Travel in the UK
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Bahá’í Temple

Bahá’í Temple

The Baha'i temple in New Delhi is known locally as the Lotus Temple, as it was built to resemble the flower which, in many Asian cultures, represents divine beauty and purity. One of just 7 Baha'i Houses of Worship currently in existence, the Lotus Temple has been built according to Baha'i tradition, in a 9-sided circular shape, which can hold up to 2,500 people. The temple is surround...

Humayun's tomb

Humayun's tomb

Humayun's tomb is a complex of buildings of Mughal architecture. It encompasses the main tomb of the Emperor Humayun as well as numerous others. The complex is a World Heritage Site and the first example of this type of Mughal architecture in India. This style of mausoleum was the same that created the Taj Mahal in Agra.

Red Fort

Red Fort

The largest of old Delhi's monuments is the Lal Quila, or the Red Fort, whose thick red sandstone walls, bulging with turrets and bastions, have withstood the vagaries of time and nature. Its walls extend up to two kilometres and vary in height from 18 metres on the river side to 33 metres on the city side. Even today the Lal Quila is an eloquent reminder of the glory of the Mughal era and its...

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal is a major landmark and famous tourist attraction in Jaipur. The splendid Rajputana architecture still speaks of the glory of the royal family. Pyramid-shaped facade with five stories, it has 953 small windows decorated with tiny lattice work, air circulation through these windows represents a marvel of Mughal design which keeps the Palace cool. Hawa Mahal is believed to have been buil...

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, built under the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Turkish, Indian and Islamic architectural styles. In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was cited as "the jewel ...

India Gate

India Gate

At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42m high India Gate, an "Arc-de-Triomphe" like archway in the middle of a crossroads. Similar to its French counterpart it commemorates the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during World War I. The memorial also bears the names of British and Indian soldiers killed on the North Western Frontier in the Afghan war of 19...

Buddha Jayanti Park

Buddha Jayanti Park

Buddha Jayanti Park was founded on the auspicious eve of 2500 years of completion of Buddha's salvation. A plant of Bodhi-Briksha was brought from Sri Lanka and planted in this park. The area is full of flowers and lawns; it is a charming forest-like area and very popular for its walkways. It is also an ideal place for a picnic.

Qutab Minar

Qutab Minar

In 1199, Qutbuddin raised the Qutab Minar either as a victory tower or as a minaret to the adjacent mosque. From a base of 14.32 metres, it tapers to 2.75 metres and stands at a height of 72.5 metres. It is still the highest, and one of the finest, stone towers in India as well as being one of the finest Islamic structures ever raised and Delhi's recognised landmark. It was completed by t...

City Park Hotel

Cutting an impressive landmark out of the native sandstone of the area, Hotel City Park offers travelers hospitality of an international standard.

The hotel’s plush and warm interiors, decorated with traditional works of art, hand picked local artifacts and tasteful furnishings, is coupled with the excellent service from staff who care.

Howard Park Plaza

Howard Park Plaza International, Agra offers travelers 83 first class rooms and suites. The hotel’s cuisine is renowned for its taste and splendour. Howard Park Plaza guests can enjoy a view of the Taj Mahal from the rooftop-viewing gallery.

All the rooms are equipped with Minibars, STD & ISD Direct Dialing and 24hrs Room Service.

Park Prime Hotel

Park Prime Hotel offers a serene refuge of comfort and hospitality where Indian tradition and modern services are blended. The hotel has now become one of the landmarks of the city with its highly professional and delightful service.

Facilities include a roof top swimming pool, an international restaurant and currency exchange amongst others.

Rooms at the hotel are well equipped with an electonic safe, tea and coffee making facilities, central air conditioning, mini bar and much more.

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