Educational Places to Visit in India

August 16, 2018

Traveling is good’ why you ask? Well, for starters, you get an utmost pleasure and confidence in interacting with new people, it broadens your mind and you see your surroundings in a whole new way. However, these are just part of one dimension, another can as well educate yourself. How and Where? Let us guide you. Travel and Education are two wonderful aspects that both blend well together, especially if you enjoy walking amidst yesterdays. And one such place we call a perfect educational destination is India, which is a vibrant country that speaks many language, and offers a platform for students to learn and explore a medley of cultures, customs and people. So, why not make the most of it and plan a journey with your classmates learning about country’s time-worn stories in their ancient sites around the many historical destinations. You can delve into its ruins, admire the architectural art work and its shrines. In fact, wherever you place your feet in India, it has something significant to offer.

1.Nalanda, Bihar

Nalanda, Bihar-OSR Vacation

Once that was known as the best universities during the 5th century AD, today, Nalanda is a historic site surrounded by parks and red brick ruins. A visit to this archaeological site will offer you a peaceful atmosphere. You can stroll amidst six temples and 11 monasteries present in the vicinity and learn about Buddhist culture. There is also Gupta-era stupas adorned with monks’ cells, terraces and steps. Nalanda is a perfect place to visit with students, there is also a museum displaying the excavated remains like sculpture made of stones, images of bronze and stucco, statue of god and goddesses, coins, clay potteries, terracottas and more of such amazing finds.

2. Mawlynnong, Meghalaya

Mawlynnong, Meghalaya-OSR Vacation

 

Located in one of the scenic states of India, Meghalaya, Mawlynnong gives a fine example of cleanliness and hygiene. You can always come for a short trip to witness how well maintained and clean the village has been kept. Sanitation plays an important part in our life, thus, Mawlynnong displays just that. In this humble abode, the locals encourage in rainwater harvesting and banning of polyethene. A travel magazine, ‘Discover India’ gave a status to Mawlynnong in 2003 for being the cleanest village in Asia and India in 2005. A visit to the fascinating attraction near Mawlynnong, Living Root Bridges is a definite must visit while here.

3. Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu

Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu-OSR Vacation

Scenic coastal town of Tamil Nadu, Mahabalipuram is a beautiful destination to rejuvenate and feel loved by its calming ambience. Besides its beauty, Mahabalipuram is also one of the best places to visit for educational tours. This place is popular for the Shore Temple complex which was build by sculpted granite stones in Dravidian architectural style. You can visit the rock carving displaying the scenes of Hindu myth in Arjuna’s Penance and also visit the five chariots or Pancha Ratnas designed in a Dravidian style. Krishna’s Butterball, is quite a unique structure, a visit here may make you inquisitive. For those seeking to learn about marine life, a visit to India Seashell Museum is a must. It displays about 40,000 different kinds shells and a large collection of fossils, shark teeth and even whale fins.

4. Konark, Odisha

Konark, Odisha-OSR Vacation

A small town of Puri district, Konark is a famous destination in Odisha and it is popular for the mega monument of religious significance,The Sun Temple. This attraction is a world heritage site and is also called as a black pagoda because it was built in black granite. Here, you can come visit and be spellbinded by the stunning monument, you can wander amid the temple and see its detailed carved sculptures and the temple on shape of a colossal chariot. The walls of the temple displays erotic sculptures of mathunas (sexual union images).

5. Kolkata, West Bengal

Kolkata, West Bengal-OSR Vacation

 

The capital city of West Bengal, Kolkata famously know for the Howrah Bridge is an apt place to visit for visitants interested in learning and seeing Kolkata’s numerous attractions. This place is known for its literary, heritage and beautiful artistic skills (Goddess Durga Statues: That can be seen displayed during durga puja). Here, some of the educational places to visit in kolkata that are filled with history and technology are Science City, Sri Aurobindo Bhawan, National Museum and Energy Education Park. You can also visit the Botanical Garden and Zoological Garden that houses many plant and animal species. During your education tour, a heritage walk is also recommended in places like Writers’ Building, Metcalfe Hall, Raj Bhavan, Victoria memorial and more

6. Kaziranga National Park, Assam

Kaziranga National Park, Assam-OSR Vacation

Similar to Bannerghatta Biological Park, Kaziranga National Park is set amid lush greens surrounded by wild grasslands and deciduous forests. This UNESCO world heritage national park is renowned for the one-horned Rhinoceros, although you may find this endangered specie in national parks like Orang and Pobitora in Assam, Jaldapara in West Bengal, Dudhwa in Uttar Pradesh, Kaziranga has its own charm where you get to see and educate yourself learning about one-horned rhinos. Apart from that, you could take a tour and sightsee wild Asiatic water buffalo and eastern swamp deer as well as other small herbivores like Indian muntjac and wild boar. Kaziranga National Park has many types of vegetation and you may see many students studying biology visit Kaziranga to learn about different flora and fauna.

7. Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Jodhpur, Rajasthan-OSR Vacation

Jodhpur is where the mighty Mehrangarh fort seats overlooking the wide expanse of houses coloured in blue in the old city. You can explore its beautiful forts and palaces adorned in rajput style architecture. Jodhpur is another great place to learn about rajasthan and about the rajput rulers. The best places to visit for an educational tour in Jodhpur besides Mehrangarh fort and Jaswant Thada, is the Umaid Bhawan Palace – one part of the palace still serves as a residence for the former royal family. There are nearby places suitable for history lovers such as Mandore and Osian.

8. Jaipur, Rajasthan

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The best idea to learn something is by physically being there and what place could be more beautiful then Jaipur, the perfect place to explore wonderful forts and palaces. During your educational tour in Jaipur, you can go visit magnificent attractions like the Jantar Mantar, an astronomical instruments and central museum as well as wax museum. In Jaipur, you can explore and learn about the rajputana architecture by visiting the popular City Palace, which till today is a resident place for the royal family. Hawa Mahal too holds interesting story, from the streets, the building appears to look like honeycomb with millions of small widows. Nonetheless, Jaipur maintains its royal past for the future that are revisited by travellers from across the globe every year. Amber fort, Nahargarh fort are the two star attractions in Jaipur that revolves around history and it must be visited.

9. Hampi, Karnataka

Hampi, Karnataka-OSR Vacation

A charismatic attraction in southern India, Hampi is a UNESCO heritage site that brilliantly displays detailed carvings in rocks. It is a great place that has always been captivating travellers for years because of its historical importance, temples and sculptures. Now, you can also visit and re-discover this temple town. Explore the ancient temples, monuments and forts such as Pampapathi temple, it is one of the oldest functioning temples; elephant stables, place where the royal elephants were kept during the Vijayanagara empire; Lotus palace, known for its lotus like dome; Zenana enclosure, women’s quarters. That’s not all, there are many other attractions in Hampi that can take the entire day to completely get a study tour. However, Hampi Bazaar is one best site that attracts all visitors, you can see various artifacts that include shawls, antique coins, bags and more.

10. Dholavira and Lothal, Gujarat

Dholavira and Lothal, Gujarat-OSR Vacation

Dholavira and Lothal located in Gujarat are the two best examples of the Indus Valley Civilization that must be on top of your places to visit list. These two fortified sites are widely popular for their systematic and technological way of living, as these planned settlements has proper drainage, water conservation and sanitation system. And during your visit to Dholavira, you can explore the many water storing tanks, step wells and around five baths. One of which is as big as the great bath of Mohenjo-daro, Pakistan. While in Lothal, you can sightsee and study the ruins like the private baths, drainage system, wells, dockyards etc.

11. Delhi NCR

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We can all agree to the fact that, Delhi is a land infused with modernism and tradition, a place intact with iconic attractions and we see no reason why not to visit here. The capital is always bustling with tourists from across the globe (even during harsh summers) seeking knowledge about its rustic architecture ruled by dynasties like Mamluk, Khilji, Tughlaq, Sayyid and Lodi. Today, you can walk down the lane of ‘the then era’ and explore the colonial-era parliament buildings, historical forts and a melange of museums. There are many educational places in Delhi you can take the students, it will help them learn more about the history of the country. For instance, visit the National Rail Museum and learn about India’s oldest mode of transportation. The Old Fort in old Delhi is a classic and historical site built by Sher Shah Suri, Nehru Planetarium and Nehru House are two adjacent attractions in Delhi that must be on your to visit list. However, to explore more than one state or one thing, a visit to Dilli Haat will offer you a plethora of things to see, eat and buy. Other educational sites that attract a number of tourists are Shankar’s International Doll’s Museum, Toilet Museum, Crafts Museum.

 

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