School trips to India offer students the opportunity to explore one of the world’s oldest and richest cultures. India is certainly packed full of inspiring learning opportunities and will provide your students with an educational experience to remember.

A school trip to India is suitable for several subjects including religious studies. And India also offers the exciting opportunity to enjoy one of Halsbury’s Helping Hands school expeditions, where your students will be able to enjoy social responsibility activities on the ultimate sustainable school trip.

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Why visit India?

Explore spectacular monuments and historic cities

Educational tours to India typically start in Delhi but can also include visits to other important sites around the country, including Humayun’s Tomb and, of course, the Taj Mahal.

Many groups will take the time to visit the Mughal city of Agra, where they’ll visit the spectacular Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, a huge 16 th -century fortress.

And many groups also choose to visit the famous pink city of Jaipur, where they can explore the Amber Fort, which was built in 967 AD, the impressive 18 th -century Hawa Mahal and the Maharajah’s City Palace.

Our experienced team will be able to advise you on the relevance of each visit to your learning objectives, to ensure that you’re able to make the most of your time in India.

Discover major world religions

India is the birthplace of four of the world’s major religions – Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism and so, where better for a religious studies school trip?

Your students will have the opportunity to learn more about the history of these religions, and they’ll explore their places of worship. They’ll also learn more about key religious practices and the differences and similarities between these religions in terms of history, beliefs and practices.

On your school trip to India, your students will also find out how each of these religions has contributed to the wider Indian culture.

Make your students better global citizens

India is a country that is pluralistic, multilingual and multiethnic. This makes it a fantastic destination for school trips designed to develop intercultural understanding.

And if you are interested in helping your students to become better global citizens, then you may like to consider one of our Helping Hands school expeditions.

Visit North or Central India and take part in social responsibility activities, such as volunteering at a local primary school.

And you’ll have the opportunity to visit projects helping to protect local wildlife, such as tigers and bears.

Plus, you’ll visit projects that are helping the local community, from a café run by acid attack survivors, to an NGO supporting children living in poverty.

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Take a look at our range of India school trips below, and then get in touch with one of our tour advisers to discuss your requirements.

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Where to visit

School Trips to Delhi

A school trip to Delhi offers your students the unforgettable experience of dipping into the colourful chaos of India!

Delhi school trips are fantastic for religious studies groups who come here to learn more about Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Islam. We can also arrange expeditions here where your students can undertake voluntary work helping children, animals and even the survivors of acid attacks.

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Activities and excursions in India that your school group will love

Bahai Temple

Bahai Temple

The Baha'i temple in New Delhi is known locally as the Lotus Temple, as it was built to resemble the… Read More

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… Read More

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal is a major landmark and famous tourist attraction in Jaipur. The splendid Rajputana architecture still speaks of the… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

Qutab Minar

Qutab Minar

In 1199, Qutbuddin raised the Qutab Minar either as a victory tower or as a minaret to the adjacent mosque.… Read More

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… Read More

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, built under the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of… Read More

Cycle Tour of Old Delhi

Cycle Tour of Old Delhi

The best way to see all the sights of Old Delhi is on a bike. You’ll cycle through bazaars and… Read More

Why choose Halsbury?

Here are just a few reasons why teachers choose Halsbury for educational school trips that inspire.

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and are here to make the process of running your school trip as easy as possible.

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School trips tailored to your curriculum

We'll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure your school trip is a truly educational experience.

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Health & safety prioritised

As a proud Assured Member of the School Travel Forum, the health and safety of your group is always our priority.

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Support every step of the way

We'll be with you every step of the way, from your very first enquiry until the moment you return home, including 24-hour support while you’re on your school trip.

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Financially secure school trips

We're ABTA bonded and all our air tours are ATOL protected, so you can be sure that your school trip is financially secure.

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Rewarding loyalty scheme

You'll earn loyalty points from your very first school trip with Halsbury. These can be used towards a discount on your school trip or a free gift for your school.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, absolutely. The destinations listed on our website are only a sample of the different trips we can offer. If you have another destination in mind, simply fill out our enquiry form with all your requirements and one of our Tour Advisers will be in touch with a tailor-made quote.

Yes, all of our trips include comprehensive travel insurance, which now includes Covid cover. This group travel insurance covers individuals needing to drop out of the trip in the following circumstances:

  • Because a Qualified Medical Practitioner has diagnosed them as positive for Covid-19 within up to 14 days of departure.
  • Because they have been hospitalised due to Covid-19 within up to 28 days of departure.
  • Because they have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test & Trace for a period of time that prevents them from taking part in the trip.

The insurance also covers reasonable additional costs of accommodation and flights should an individual contract Covid-19 and have to self-isolate while abroad.

And the policy also covers reasonable additional costs to account for a family member to come across or a group leader/teacher to stay with the individual.

Please contact us for details.

As a general rule, we recommend that you start planning your next school trip 12-18 months before your travel date. This gives you plenty of time to get sign-off from senior leadership and to launch your trip in school to students and parents. Planning early will also mean you have a greater choice of accommodation and travel options.

If you start planning your trip later, don't worry. It is definitely possible to plan a trip in a shorter amount of time. We're here to support you and we have a selection of templates and useful guides to guide you through the process.

Every trip we organise is unique and your itinerary manager will work with you to understand your curriculum and adapt the itinerary to suit your learning objectives. The itineraries featured on our website are just a sample of what's achievable within a given timeframe. The trip duration and the activities and excursions can be tailored to your needs and budget.

You can see examples of the types of accommodation we have available in different destinations on the sample trip pages linked above.

All of our accommodation partners have been chosen based on their suitability for school groups. As a member of the School Travel Forum (STF), you can be certain that all accommodation contracted by us complies with local legislation with respect to fire and general safety, is contracted by trained Halsbury Travel staff or reputable agents, receives a standard audit and risk assessment prior to use by Halsbury Travel and receives a supplementary audit if it is used on five or more occasions in a year.

Your Tour Adviser will discuss your accommodation preferences with you when putting together your tailor-made quote and will assist you in choosing the best accommodation for your budget and requirements.

The Halsbury Difference

School trips designed by teachers for teachers

Originally founded by teachers in 1986 and with several former teachers in our team, we understand the pressures on you as Group Leader and work hard to relieve them.

Trips tailored to your curriculum and learning objectives

We’ll design your trip around your specific learning objectives and curriculum, to ensure it meets your particular requirements.

Rewarding loyalty scheme

Work together with other teachers in your school to save thousands of pounds on future school trips with our multi-trip loyalty scheme!