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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.

Activities in India that your school group will love

Bahai Temple

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

Buddha Jayanti Park

Buddha Jayanti Park was founded on the auspicious eve of 2500 years of completion of Buddha's salvation. A plant of

Hawa Mahal

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

Humayun's tomb

Humayun's tomb is a complex of buildings of Mughal architecture. It encompasses the main tomb of the Emperor Humayun as

India Gate

At the centre of New Delhi stands the 42m high India Gate, an "Arc-de-Triomphe" like archway in the middle of

Qutab Minar

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

Red Fort

The largest of old Delhi's monuments is the Lal Quila, or the Red Fort, whose thick red sandstone walls, bulging

Taj Mahal

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

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

Bangla Sahib Gurdwara

The Bangla Sahib Gurdwara is one of the most important in Delhi. This is a tranquil haven away from the

City Palace

City Palace forms one of the most famous tourist attractions and a major landmark in Jaipur. The beautiful palace was

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

Hawa Mahal

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

Jantar Mantar Observatory, Jaipur

On first appearances, you might assume that Jantar Mantar is a sculpture park. But you would be wrong. It is,

Where to visit in India

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Why Halsbury Education trips?

We build your trip around you

Tell us your learning objectives, curriculum and budget and we’ll do the rest.

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We’re members of ABTA, ABTOT and the School Travel Forum. We also hold an ATOL and the LOtC Quality Badge.

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Jodi Swift

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FAQs

I can’t see the destination I’m looking to travel to, can you still help me with my trip?
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.
Do you offer travel insurance?

We do offer travel insurance as an optional extra - find out more in our travel insurance resource which includes the policy documents and FAQs. 

If you choose not to purchase this insurance through us (which is absolutely fine), just remember that you must have suitable travel and medical insurance in place to cover your group. 

How far ahead should I start planning my trip?

As a general rule, we recommend that you start planning your trip 12-18 months before you want to travel.

This gives you plenty of time to get it approved and launched to students and parents.

Planning early will mean you have a greater choice of accommodation and travel options - and it will make paying for the trip easier for families.

Want to travel sooner than this? It's possible to plan a trip in a shorter amount of time. Whenever you're ready to start planning, we'll be here to support you.  And make sure you check out the many trip-planning guides in our resource hub

Can the trip itinerary be adapted to my curriculum and requirements?
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.
What accommodation options are available?
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.

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