Incredible India

Incredible adventure and †culture When we first heard of the Sitlakhet trekking camp in the foothills of the Indian Himalaya and the Shivpuri rafting camp on the banks of the Ganges, we knew instantly that it would be a hit with schools. The combination of adventure, discovery, religion, culture and geography has, as we suspected, created great interest, with a number of schools heading to experience these wonderful value trips. The trips are a relatively new offering from one of the UK's leading school adventure tour operators. They have been thoroughly researched, come with an impressive safety management system and are delivered complete with UK leaders and an experienced and dedicated team of professionals in India. The programme at each camp and during the time in Delhi can be tailored to individual requirements and the two camps can be joined together into a 2-week programme. Also on offer are 9 day tours of the classic Golden Triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, visiting timeless sites such as Delhi's Red Fort, the Amber Palace, † the fortified ghost town of Fatehpur Sikri and the stunning Taj Mahal. † If you would like more details, a brochure or to discuss the possible options in more detail, then contact us and we'll help you organise a wonderful trip. Sitlakhet Trekking CampTrekking, geography, culture & religionSitlakhet Trekking Standing proudly on a hill at 7,000ft in the foothills of the Himalaya, with breathtaking views across to India's highest mountain, Nanda Devi (7816m), Sitlakhet trekking camp offers an outstanding educational experience. There are many opportunities including excellent day treks and an overnight survival trek, visits to remote mountain villages, temples, local schools and subsistence farms. The area is a geographer's nirvana and there are plenty of opportunities for learning about traditional Indian life, music and dance, as well as art and photography. In a 10 day trip there is also time to visit the travel icons of Agra and Delhi. Best Time to Go: October - July Shivpuri Rafting CampRafting, kayaking, culture & religionRafting This well equipped centre is reputedly one of the best rafting camps on the Ganges, and its location couldn't be improved - on a sandy bank just outside the famous holy city of Rishikesh. In addition to the excellent rafting and kayaking overseen by local guides and qualified UK watersports instructors, there are opportunities for dawn treks, badminton, volleyball, yoga and meditation. In Rishikesh (visited by the Beatles in 1968) you can visit Hindu temples, ashrams, the Indian Military Academy and a variety of local schools. Best Time to Go: October - April The Golden TriangleDelhi, Jaipur & Agra: culture & religionTaj Mahal This is the classic introduction to India, taking in the masterpieces of Moghul art and architecture and some of the wealth of history and religion that India just oozes. In addition to the classic sights in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, there are numerous opportunities to focus on religion as well as visits to local schools and a shelter for homeless children. Best Time to Go: October - April. Our summer months are possible, but it will be very hot and humid. Contact us and we'll help you to arrange your †amazing Indian †adventure.