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India Tour Brochure

  1. 1.        Humanities Faculty India Tour21st- 30th October 2011   1   
  2. 2.   Contents Pupil & Staff List 3 Photographs 4-5 Groups 6 Flight Details 7 Itinerary 8 Map of Tour 9 Hotel Contact Details 10 Rules 11 Safety and Security 12-13 Kit list 14 Geographical Locations 15 Historical Locations 16 Religious Locations 17 Competitions 18 Notes 19- 23   2  
  3. 3. Pupil & Staff List Total: 49 Pupils (22:27) 5 Staff (2:3) Mr  Cornish  m Mr  Chapman  m Mrs   Golding  f Miss  Kanzaria  f Mrs  Usher  f   Sophie  King  f  Daniel  Laffey  m Charlie  Avery  m  Jake  Laver  m Tom  Aylott  m  Ed  Lazell  m Georgia  Barrand  f  Ciara  Malone  f Antonty  Bottone  m  Francesca  Mason  f Sasha  Cheung  f  Nikhil   Mayor  m Jonathan  Cheung  m  Lauren  McMunn  f Sarah  Compton  f  Toby  Meadows  m Grace  Duffey  f  Shaun  Merchant  m Nick  Duffey  m  Ross  Moldon  m Matthew  Durrant  m  Danielle  Pearce  f Lizzie  Ellis  f  Louise  Pendleton  f Cieran  Fergusson  m  Sarah  Roberts  f Kathryn   Fletcher  f  Charlotte  Ross  f Louise  Frost  f  Emily  Sheppard  f Amber  Grant  f  Hannah  Smith  f Emma‐Jane   Hampsheir‐Gill  f  Katie  Stares  f Beth  Hardcastle  f  Luke  Taylor  m William  Harding  m  Ellie  Thorogood  f Joe  Hart  m  James  Thyng  m Rosie  Hibbard  f  Tiffany  Wallis  f Eleanor  Hindson  f  Alex  Whitborne  m Andrew  Holland  m  Reilly   Windsor‐Daly  f Robert  Hurley  m  Charlie  Woods  m Ellie  Jarvis  f    3  
  4. 4. Pupil PhotosDaniel  Emily  Tiffany  Nicholas  Ciaran  Reilly Laffey  Sheppard  Wallis  Duffey  Fergusson  Windsor‐Daly   Will  Amber  Sarah  Toby  Andrew  Shaun Harding  Grant  Compton  Meadows  Holland  Merchant Emma‐Jane  Georgia  Ellie Jarvis  Eleanor  Ross  Tom Aylott Hampsheir‐ Barrand  Hindson  Moldon Gill Ellie  Kathryn  Beth  Charlie  Sophie King  Francesca Thorogood  Fletcher  Hardcastle  Woods  Mason    4   
  5. 5.  Charlie  Louise  Hannah  Katie  Danielle  Jake Laver Avery  Frost  Smith  Stares  Pearce   Antony  Nik Mayor  Sasha  Robert  Ciara  Jonathan Bottone  Cheung  Hurley  Malone  Cheung    Edward  Lauren  Alex  Lizzi Ellis  Rosie Joseph Hart  Lazell  McMunn  Whitbourne  Hibbard   Matthew  Charlotte  Sarah  Luke Taylor  Louise  James Thyng Durrant  Ross  Roberts  Pendleton   Charlie Woods    5   
  6. 6. Groups    KCH    RKA 1  Matthew  Durrant    1  Sarah  Compton 2  Lizzie  Ellis    2  Grace  Duffey 3  Joe  Hart  3  Nick  Duffey 4  Rosie  Hibbard  4  Cieran  Fergusson 5  Ed  Lazell  5  Amber  Grant 6  Louise  Pendleton  6  Emma‐Jane   Hampsheir‐Gill 7  Sarah  Roberts  7  William  Harding 8  Charlotte  Ross  8  Andrew  Holland 9  Luke  Taylor  9  Daniel  Laffey 10  James  Thyng  10  Toby  Meadows  11  Shaun  Merchant  12  Emily  Sheppard  13  Tiffany  Wallis  14  Reilly   Windsor‐Daly       GGO  BUS 1  Tom  Aylott    1  Charlie  Avery 2  Georgia  Barrand  2  Sasha  Cheung   3  Antonty  Bottone  3  Jonathan  Cheung 4  Beth  Hardcastle    4  Kathryn   Fletcher 5  Eleanor  Hindson  5  Louise  Frost 6  Ellie  Jarvis    6  Robert  Hurley 7  Francesca  Mason  7  Sophie  King 8  Nikhil   Mayor    8  Jake  Laver 9  Lauren  McMunn  9  Ciara  Malone   10  Danielle  Pearce  10  Ross  Moldon 11  Katie  Stares    11  Hannah  Smith 12  Ellie  Thorogood  12  Charlie  Woods 13  Alex  Whitborne         6  
  7. 7. Flight DetailsFrom     To         Flight  Dept. Date & Time Term Arr. Date & Time  Term London   Delhi         VS 300 2200       3  1100      3    Heathrow          21 Oct 2011      22 Oct 2011   Delhi     London    VS 301 1345       3  1755      3     Heathrow      30 Oct 2011      30 Oct 2011   Luggage –23 kg   ATOL protection no. 4191    Coach Company in the UK County Coaches  2 Crescent Road,  Brentwood,  Essex,  CM14 5JR  Tel: 01277 201505  Fax: 01277 225918  E‐mail: enquiries@countycoaches.com    Insurance Full insurance is provided through ACE European Group Limited  (www.aceeuropeangroup.com). If loss or damage to personal belongings relates to an  airline, they will be notified and an Property Irregularity Report obtained. All other claims  must be reported to the police within 24 hours of the incident and a report obtained.   Claims can only be dealt with through the school finance department once we return.         7   
  8. 8. ItineraryDate  Am Itinerary  Pm Itinerary Fri 21    Meet at school at 3.00 Check in Heathrow 19:00  Flight to Delhi 22:00 Sat 22  Arrive Delhi 12:00  Arrive Agra – 5pm  Coach  to Agra   Relax at Hotel  Lunch – Shree Manglam Resort  Evening Meal at Hotel. Grand Hotel Agra Sun 23  8.30 depart for Tour of Taj Mahal &Tour of  2.30 Lunch at Rajasthan Haveli  Agra Fort  Packed Lunch from hotel Coach to Dausa  Arrive Hotel 5pm, evening meal at hotel ‐ Umaid Lake  Palace Hotel Mon 24  8am depart for Ranthambhore National Park  Ranthambhore National Park  Lunch at Ranthambhore National Park  Evening meal at hotel Umaid Lake Palace Hotel Tue 25  9 am Coach to Jaipur . Tour of Amber Fort  Tour of Pink City – 4 groups with guides  Lunch at Jaipur / Pizza  Overnight Train to Amritsar  Dep 17:55 Wed 26  Arrive Amritsar 10.30  Golden Temple    Jallwania Bagh  Lunch at Hotel  Evening Meal at MK Hotel Thu 27   8.20 Train to Pathankot (arr 10.30)  Norbulingka Institute   Car journey to Dharamsala  Evening meal at Hotel  Lunch at Norbulingka Institute  Hotel Surya Mcleod  Fri 28   Day Hike   Travel to Pathankot and coach to Ludhiana   Day Hike  Magnet Resort Hotel  (packed lunch)  Sat 29   Visit Village and War museum  Shopping mall visit  Evening meal at Haveli   Hindu temple Lunch at Dominos Pizza  Magnet Hotel. Dep for Delhi Airport Sun 30   Depart for Delhi Airport  Return Flight to UK  Breakfast at Delhi Haveli    Check in 10  am  Arrive 17.55. Coach to school to arrive at 20.30    8  
  9. 9. Map of North West India Mcleod Ganj Dausa 150 Miles    9   
  10. 10. Hotel Contact Details 1/ Grand Hotel Agra  137 Station Road Agra Cantt Agra, Uttar Pradesh 282001 India 0562 2227511 http://agragrandhotel.com/  2/ Umaid Lake Palace Hotel  Kalakho, Post Office kalakho,  District Dausa (Raj.)INDIA  Tel.+91‐1427‐203166,Mobile : +91‐9828922899, +91‐9414035666,+91‐9829546226  email: rajasthanmotel@yahoo.co.in  http://umaidlakepalace.com/  3/ MK Hotel Amritsar  Address: District Shopping Centre,  Ranjit Avenue, Amritsar‐143001 (India)  Telephone: (0183) 2504610 ,  (0183) 2507911,(0183) 2504611  http://www.mkhotel.com/  Email: zasr040@sancharnet.in    mkhotel123@sancharnet.in   4/ Hotel Surya Mcleod   H.H. Dalai Lama Temple Road McLeodganj, Dharamshala – 176 219 Himachal Pradesh ‐ INDIA Telephone : 01892‐221418 , 01892‐221419 , 01892‐221420 FAX : 01892‐221868 http://suryamcleod.com/  5/ Magnet Resort Hotel   http://www.magnetresorts.com/index.html E-mail: hotel_magnet@hotmail.com  Tel: 00 91 (161) 2551838 / 2551839 / 2551842,Fax: 00 91 (161) 2551933, Hotel Magnet Resorts,Ferozepur Road Octroi Post,Barewal Awana, Ludhiana PIN - 141012.   10  
  11. 11. Rules 1. Students are to stay seated with belts on during the flight. 2. Students must always stay in groups of 3 in airports or similar locations. 3. Students must always have the emergency contact details on them at all times. 4. Students are expected to be polite and courteous to the Indian people at all times. 5. Students are expected to respect other guests at the hotels by being in their bedrooms at the time the teachers decide. 6. Students are not allowed to drink alcohol, take illegal substances or smoke under any circumstances 7. Students must not swim in the swimming pool without Mr Cornish being present and at the allotted time. 8. Students are not allowed to leave the hotel building at night. 9. Students are not allowed into rooms of the opposite sex for any reason. 10. Students must stay within sight of a teacher or guide at all times during the day. Meeting times must be adhered to strictly. 11. Seat belts must be worn in all coaches in the UK and abroad (if available). 12. Students are expected to listen to staff at all times and adhere to instructions given 13. Students must not purchase banned items such as knives, alcohol, guns, BB guns, any other weapons, pornography, illegal substances, offensive T-shirts/ hats, live animals etc… 14. Students must wear appropriate clothing, taking into consideration the weather and culture. 15. Students must be responsible for their own money, possesions and passport unless u16 when parental permission has not been granted.These rules are put in place for students’ safety and welfare. Any disregard ofthe rules will be dealt with most severely both during the trip and back atschool. Please sign below to say that you have read the rules, that youunderstand them and that you will follow them when on the school trip.Name________________ Signature _______________ Date ______________    11  
  12. 12. Safety and Security 1Emergency Number: 00447912409381 or _______________Take the following security measures including: − Safeguard your passport and credit/ATM cards, particularly when travelling  by bus and train. There has been an increase in handbag snatching. − Keep a photocopy of your passport and Indian visa separately from the  originals when travelling. − Keep small change separate from large wads of cash so when you want a  snack you don’t show the locals your entire fortune.  − Do not leave your luggage unattended on trains at all − Wearing your bag on the front rather than the back − Check your bags are out of view on the bus at all times when disembarking. − Do not leave bags on the floor in restaurants. − If you become detached from your group phone Mr Cornish immediately.   Drugs are illegal in India. There is a minimum sentence of six months for possession of small amounts deemed for personal consumption only. A 10‐year sentence for possession of other amounts applies. The slow judicial process means that lengthy pre‐trial detention, usually of several years, is normal. Obey local laws. There may be very serious penalties for breaking a law which might seem trivial to you or for doing something which may not be illegal in the UK. Hobbies that involve cameras and binoculars, such as bird‐watching or plane spotting, may be misunderstood particularly near military sites, government buildings, airports and railway stations.     12  
  13. 13. Safety and Security 2 Road safety The biggest cause of death and serious injury of tourists in India is by road accidents. Please be extremely careful crossing roads and getting out of the bus. Your group leader will advise you when it is safe. Stay seated in the coach at all times.  Food In order to stay healthy it is important to wash your hands carefully using alcohol gel every time you eat. It is not so much the food that will give you diarrhea, but it is the things that you have touched that coat your hands in dodgy bacteria. Keep your hands away from your mouths at all times!  Be especially careful on the overnight train service. If you have diarrhea then you should let us know asap (don’t be embarrassed!) so we can help you and make sure you don’t spread it around! Drink plenty of water and speak to a member of staff regarding medication.  Water Only drink from bottles that you have opened yourself.  Keep hydrated at all times‐ it will be hot! You should be drinking at least 2 litres of water (not sugary drinks) per day. If you have diarrhea then you must make sure that you drink a lot more, otherwise you will become dehydrated.  Trains Do not hang out of doors or windows, however tempting it may seem. Do not leave our carriage during the night. Mr Cornish and another member of staff will be situated at each end of the carriage if you need emergency assistance.  The British High Commission in NEW DELHI covers Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and the new State of Uttaranchal. Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110 021 (tel: +91 11 2419 2100 Consular fax: +91 11 2611 6094); e‐mail: Consular.assistance.NewDelhi@fco.gov.uk   Office Hours: (GMT) Mon‐Fri: 03:30‐07:30 and 08:30‐10:30; (local time): Mon‐Fri: 09:00‐13:00 and 14:00‐16:00.     13  
  14. 14. Kit ListBag Gadgets and other bits and pieces− 1 Suitcase with wheels or large rucksack (70- − Camera 100l) − Spare Memory Card (if necessary)− Rucksack to use as day bag and carry-on − Batteries or charger luggage. − Ipod and headphones (optional!)− Maximum weight per bag is 23kg − Money belt with enough space for a passport. − Sunglasses − Watch or some other way of telling the timeFootwear other than the sun. − Alarm for early morning wake ups!− Walking trainers or boots (for hiking) − Pen/pencil and notebook− Trainers (for walking around towns) − Travel adaptor− Sandals/ flip flops (for relaxing around the http://www.gapyeartravelstore.com/India- hotels) Plug-Adapter-p-79.html (although regular UK plug sockets are found in most hotels)Outerwear Washing/drugs/ first Aid− 1 Jacket, hoodie or fleece (Dharamshala)− No waterproof required − SPF 30 Sun cream− Hat − Aftersun/ moisturiser − Alcohol hand gel − Rehydration saltsTrousers / Shorts/ Skirts − Immodium − Toothbrush− Maximum 6 pairs- it is ok to wear the same − Toothpaste outfit twice! − Shower gel/soap− Skirts for wearing out of the hotel must be − Shampoo modest. − Sanitary items (ladies!)− Leggings must be worn with a long top or skirt. − Sore throat sweets − Antihistamine cream − PlastersT-shirts/tops − Anti mosquito spray/ lotion with 50% DEET − Pocket tissues/wet wipes− Enough for 10 days − Any personal medication including malaria− At least one long sleaved t-shirt or top tablets, travel sickness tablets etc…− Girl’s tops must not be low cut- a sarong will be useful when entering religious buildings MoneySwimming Kit − £20 for food/ snacks at the airports − £50-100 for lunch and drinks during the week.− Towel Students will require maximum £10 a day for− Swimming shorts/ costume lunch and drinks although £5 should cover− Goggles their needs. − Rupees are no longer exchanged in the UK.Underwear /socks We will be changing money as soon as we arrive at the airport.− Enough for 10 days   14  
  15. 15. Geographical LocationsRanthambore National ParkRanthambore National Park is one of the largest national parks in northern India. It is situated in SawaiMadhopur district of southeastern Rajasthan, about 180 km from Jaipur. Ranthambore was established as theSawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955 by the Government of India, and was declared one of the ProjectTiger reserves in 1973. Ranthambore became a national park in 1980. Ranthambore wildlife sanctuary is knownfor its tigers and is one of the best places in India to see these majestic predators in the jungle. Tigers can bespotted even during the day time. A good time to visit Ranthambore National Park is in November and Maywhen the nature of the dry deciduous forests makes sightings common. Its deciduous forests were once a partof the magnificent jungles of Central India. The park lies at the edge of a plateau, and is bounded to the north bythe Banas River and to the south by the Chambal River. There are several lakes in the park. It is named for thehistoric Ranthambhore fortress, which lies within the national park. The park covers an area of 392 km², and isknown for its tiger population, and is one of Indias Project Tiger reserves. Other major wild animals includeleopard, nilgai, dhole, wild boar, sambar, hyena, sloth bear and chital. It is also home to wide variety of trees,plants, birds and reptiles. Ranthambore is also the site for one of the largest banyan trees in India.JaipurJaipur, also popularly known as the Pink City, is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Rajasthan.Founded on 18 November 1727 by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II, the ruler of Amber, the city today has apopulation of more than 3.9 million. Jaipur is one of the finest planned cities of India, located in the semi-desertlands of Rajasthan. The city which once had been the capital of the royalty now is the capital city of Rajasthan.The very structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal families. At present, Jaipur is amajor business centre with all requisites of a metropolitan city. The city is remarkable among pre-modernIndian cities for the width and regularity of its streets which are laid out into six sectors separated by broadstreets 111 ft (34 m) wide. The urban quarters are further divided by networks of gridded streets. Five quarterswrap around the east, south, and west sides of a central palace quarter, with a sixth quarter immediately to theeast.Mcleod GanjMcLeod Ganj is a suburb of Dharamshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, India. It has an averageelevation of 2,082 metres (6,831 feet).Situated on the Dhauladhar Range, whose highest peak, "Hanuman Ka Tibba", at about 5,639 metres (18,500feet), lies just behind it, it is known as "Little Lhasa" or "Dhasa" (short form of Dharamshala, used mainly byTibetans) due to its large population of Tibetan refugees.The Tibetan government-in-exile is headquartered inMcLeod Ganj.Village/ Family/ Shooping Centre LudihinaLudhiana is a city and a municipal corporation in Ludhiana district in the Indian state of Punjab. It is the largestcity in the state, with an estimated population of 1,740,247 in 2010. The population increases substantiallyduring the crop harvesting season due to immigration of laborers from states like Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar,Orissa and Delhi. It has an area of about 310 km². The city stands on the Sutlej Rivers old bank, 13 km south ofits present course. It is a major industrial center of northern India. In September 2011, The World HealthOrganization declared Ludhiana the fourth most air-polluted city in the world.   15  
  16. 16. Historical LocationsTaj MahalThe Taj Mahal is a white Marble mausoleum located in Agra, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan inmemory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art in Indiaand one of the universally admired masterpieces of the worlds heritage." Taj Mahal is the finest example ofMughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Turkish and Indian architectural styles. In1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the white domed marble mausoleum is themost familiar component of the Taj Mahal, it is actually an integrated complex of structures. The constructionbegan around 1632 and was completed around 1653, employing thousands of artisans and craftsmen. Theconstruction of the Taj Mahal was entrusted to a board of architects under imperial supervision, including Abdul-Karim Mamur Khan, Makramat Khan, and Ustad Ahmad Lahauri. Lahauri is generally considered to be theprincipal designer.Agra FortAgra Fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra, India. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its morefamous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled city. AfterPanipat, Mughals captured the fort and a vast treasure - which included a diamond that was later named as theKoh-i-Noor diamond - was seized. Babur stayed in the fort in the palace of Ibrahim. He built a baoli (step well)in it. Humayun was crowned here in 1530. Humayun was defeated in Bilgram in 1540. Sher Shah held the fortfor five years. The Mughals defeated the Afghans finally at Panipat in 1556. Realizing the importance of itscentral situation, Akbar made it his capital and arrived in Agra in 1558. His historian, Abdul Fazal, recorded thatthis was a brick fort known as Badalgarh . It was in a ruined condition and Akbar had it rebuilt with redsandstone from Barauli area in Rajasthan. Architects laid the foundation and it was built with bricks in the innercore with sandstone on external surfaces. Builders worked on it for eight years, completing it in 1573.Amer FortAmer Fort is also spelled and pronounced as Amber Fort. Amer Fort was made by Meenas king Raja Alan SinghChanda later occupied by Kachhawa rajput . Amer Fort is known for its artistic style, blending both Hindu andMughal elements. The fort with its large ramparts, series of gates and cobbled paths, overlooks the Maota Lake,at its forefront.The aesthetic ambiance of this formidable fort is seen within its walls on a four level (each with acourtyard) layout plan in well turned out opulent palace complex built with red sandstone and marble consistingof the Diwan-e-Aam or the "Hall of Public Audience", the Diwan-e-Khas or the "Hall of Private Audience", theSheesh Mahal (mirror palace) or Jai Mandir, and the Sukh Niwas where a cool climate is artificially created bywinds that blow over the water cascade within the palace. The palace was lived in by the Rajput Maharajas andtheir families. At the entrance to the palace near the fort’s Ganesh Gate, there is also a temple dedicated to SilaDevi, a goddess of the Chaitanya cult which was gifted to Raja Mansingh when he had defeated the Raja ofJessore in Bengal (Jessore is now in Bangladesh) in 1604.Jallianwala BaghThe Jallianwala Bagh massacre, took place in the Jallianwala Bagh public garden in the northern Indian city ofAmritsar, and was ordered by Brigadier-General Reginald E.H. Dyer. On Sunday April 13, 1919, whichhappened to be Baisakhi, one of Punjabs largest religious festivals, fifty British Indian Army soldiers,commanded by Dyer, began shooting at an unarmed gathering of men, women, and children without warning.Dyer marched his fifty riflemen to a raised bank and ordered them to kneel and fire. Dyer ordered soldiers toreload their rifles several times and they were ordered to shoot to kill. Official Government of India sourcesestimated the fatalities at 379, with 1,100 wounded.Civil Surgeon Dr Williams DeeMeddy indicated that therewere 1,526 casualties. However, the casualty number quoted by the Indian National Congress was more than1,500, with roughly 1,000 killed.   16  
  17. 17. Religious LocationsMcloud Ganj and Norblinkla InstituteThe Tibetan settlement of Dharamshala began in 1959, when His Holiness the Dalai Lama had to flee Tibet andthe Prime Minister of India allowed him and his followers to settle in McLeodGanj (in Upper Dharmshala), aformer colonial British summer picnic spot. There they established the "government-in-exile" in 1960.Dharamshala had been connected with Hinduism and Buddhism for a long time, many monasteries having beenestablished there in the past, by Tibetan immigrants in the 19th century. Several thousand Tibetan exiles havenow settled in the area, and most live in and around McLeod Ganj in Upper Dharamshala, where they have builtmonasteries, temples and schools. McLeodGanj is sometimes known as Little Lhasa", after the Tibetan capitalcity, or Dhasa (a compound of Dharamshala and Lhasa). It has become an important tourist destination withmany hotels and restaurants, leading to growth in tourism and commerce.The Golden Temple, AmritsarThe Harmandir Sahib, alsoreferred to as the GoldenTemple, is a prominent Sikhgurdwara located in the city ofAmritsar, Punjab (India).Construction of the gurdwarawas begun by Guru Ram Das,the fourth Sikh Guru, andcompleted by his successor,Guru Arjan Dev. In 1604, GuruArjan Dev completed the AdiGranth, the holy scripture ofSikhism, and installed it in theGurdwara. In 1634, GuruHargobind left Amritsar for theShivalik Hills and for theremainder of the seventeenthcentury the city and gurdwarawas in the hands of forceshostile to the Sikh Gurus.During the eighteenth century,the Harmandir Sahib was thesite of frequent fightingbetween the Sikhs on one sideand either Mughal or Afghanforces on the other side and thegurdwara occasionally suffereddamage. In the early nineteenthcentury, Maharaja Ranjit Singh secured the Punjab region from outside attack and covered the upper floors of the gurdwarawith gold, which gives it its distinctive appearance and English name of "Golden Temple".Hindu Temple, LudhianaA Mandir, Devalayam, Devasthanam, or a Hindu temple is a place of worship for followers of Hinduism. Acharacteristic of most temples is the presence of murtis (statues) of the Hindu deity to whom the temple isdedicated. They are usually dedicated to one primary deity, the presiding deity, and other deities associatedwith the main deity. However, some temples are dedicated to several deities, and others are dedicated tomurtis in an aniconic form. Many temples are in key geographical points, such as a hill top, near waterfalls, cavesand rivers, because some believe the Puranas mention that "the gods always play where groves are near rivers,mountains, and springs."   17  
  18. 18. CompetitionsAs this is an educational trip, we do expect you to do somework! Below are a list of 10 different competitions that we willbe running throughout the tour. All of you must enter three.We will be using the entries as par of our India Tour Blog andfor promotional materials for the humanities subjects. I alsowould like to set up a small exhibition of the trip in a prominentplace around school. Winners of each competition will win anexciting prize. We do have Flip video cameras to help you withsome of the tasks. You can enter as many of the competitionsas you wish as many times as you want.1/ Photographic Competition Theme A: India’s Inequality(individual)2/ Photographic Competition Theme B: 1 Billion People(individual)3/ Photo Competition Theme C: Religion in Action (individual)4/ Photo Competiton Theme D: Open (individual)5/ Video interview with a local person on a geographical,historical or religious theme of your choice. (group prize max3)6/ A short wildlife documentary about the plight of tigers inIndia. (group prize max 3)7/ A poem or song on a topic of your choice linked to yourexperiences. (individual)8/ A video discussion/ debate between two- 3 students on oneof the following topics: i) Should India and Pakistan continue tobe enemies ii) Does Religion help or hinder India? iii) Isglobalisation positive or negative for India? iv) What lessons canbe learnt from India’s history? v) Open topic for discusssion9/ A scrapbook of memories from the trip (individual)10/ A video diary of your thoughts and feelings about Indiafrom 1 day of your choice. (group max 2)Entries will be collected by Mr Cornish as we go along (he willhave a laptop) and prizes will be awarded on the last morning.Don’t forget to bring any resources or extra information/reading that will help you in these tasks.   18  
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