• Bhopal, Sanchi & Bhimbetka: The Heart of MP

EDVENTURE EXPLAINED

Why did we choose Bhopal, Sanchi & Bhimbetka?

Nowhere else in India is ancient history so accessible to students. Sanchi and Bhimbetka are two of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. And while the Sanchi Stupa, which was commissioned by King Ashoka, takes you back to the Mauryan Empire, the caves of Bhimbetka show a glimpse of the Stone Age. Even Bhopal, which is known as the City of Lakes has its roots in history dating back to 1,000 AD. Bhopal is also a testimony to common people enduring one of the worst man-made disasters in human history.

What does this journey offer?

Whether it is a perspective of what an ancient Indian civilization was like or exploring the story- telling caves of Bhimbetka, or marveling at the Stupas of Sanchi, the journey offers students a unique experience of their Indian roots. On this journey students travel through time discovering Stone Age culture through cave paintings and the great Stupas of Lord Buddha whose architecture teaches them the basic human values through the depictions of Jataka Tales.

Core Lessons/
Inspiration:

  • A perspective of ancient India
  • History of King Ashoka
  • Visual Art For Story-telling

THINGS TO DO

Bhopal, Sanchi & Bhimbetka: The Heart of MP

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VISIT
  • Sanchi Stupa (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • The Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
  • Jama Masjid (Bhopal)
  • Bharat Bhawan
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LEARN
  • Stories that Shaped Buddhist Philosophy
  • About Historical Findings at Archeological Museum
  • Story of the Evolution of Man with Respect to India at the National Museum of Humankind
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ENJOY
  • Bhojtal
  • Interactive activity at Sanchi Stupa
  • Interactive activity at Bhimbetkar
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BE INSPIRED
  • Heritage of Ancient Indian Civilizations
  • Jataka Tales

ITINERARY

Day 1: Delhi – Bhopal

  • Early morning departure from Delhi
  • Breakfast on the train
  • Afternoon arrival in Bhopal
  • Transfer to the Hotel by Coach
  • Hotel Check In followed by lunch
  • Late afternoon sightseeing in Bhopal
  • Spend leisure time near Boat Club next to Bhojtal – the Upper Lake
  • Dinner & overnight stay in Bhopal

Day 2: Bhopal – Sanchi

  • Early departure for Sanchi after breakfast
  • Visit Sanchi Stupa and Archaeological Museum
  • Activity at Sanchi
  • Dinner & overnight stay in Bhopal
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Agra

Day 3: Bhopal – Bhimbetka

  • Early departure for Bhimbetka after breakfast
  • Arrival in Bhimbetka and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Rock Shelters
  • Activity at Bhimbhetka
  • Lunch in Bhimbetka at MP Tourism restaurant
  • Evening return to Bhopal
  • Visit in Peoples Mall
  • Dinner & overnight stay in Bhopal

Day 4: Bhopal – Delhi

  • Breakfast in the hotel followed by check out
  • Work on Journey Output (Students Magazine)
  • Visit Yodhasthal Military Museum
  • Early Lunch in the Hotel
  • Depart for Delhi by Shatabdi
  • Dinner on the train
  • Night arrival in Delhi

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q  Who can attend this program?

    A  

    Any student of your school in the age group of 7-17years (Class II- XII) is welcome to join this program provided the child faces no serious medical conditions which may be difficult to address satisfactorily during the journey. Also, any adult who is not a member of the school staff or management is not allowed to join the school group.

  • Q  What are the requirements for the accompanying teachers for a student group?

    A  

    As teachers are the legally appointed guardians of the students for the entire course of the journey, it is advisable that the selected teacher/s are experienced and have the capacity to address issues related to student safety, well-being and behavior. Physical fitness and travel experience are added advantage as most programs are fast-paced and hectic.

  • Q  What is the recommended teacher: student ratio?

    A  

    The accepted industry practice is of 1 adult per 10 students (1:10).

  • Q  What about our students’ safety during the journey?

    A  

    Underpinning each EdTerra journey is the concern to address student safety at all levels. Being an ISO 9001: 2008 company, EdTerra complies with globally accepted standards for efficient processes, including rigorous safety standards.

  • Q  How can the parents stay in touch with their children during the journey?

    A  

    The accompanying EdTerra Journey Mentor provides daily updates on the EdTerra Facebook page (like us at edterraindia), along with photographs of the day’s activities for parents to keep a track of the journey progress. Parents are also provided with contact details of the hotels where students will be staying during the journey. The school may permit students to carry their mobiles or share the number of the lead teacher.

  • Q  Can students meet/visit/stay back with their relatives or friends?

    A  

    On account of student safety, EdTerra does not allow any child to meet/visit any relatives during the journey. For every EdTerra journey the rule is simple, you move out of your school/city as a group and you return as a group.

  • Q  What kind of food can we expect during our journey?

    A  

    EdTerra provides wholesome and hygienic food during the journey. An ample variety of local cuisine is provided as a part of the travel experience.

  • Q  What kind of clothing should students carry for the journey?

    A  

    Depending on the location and time/season of travel, EdTerra will provide an exhaustive to-pack list, enabling students to pack appropriately for the journey.

  • Q  Do you undertake overnight travel?

    A  

    Depending upon the program selected, distance from home city and duration of the program, overnight travel may be considered as an option for travel to/ from the destination.

  • Q  What is the minimum group size required to conduct a journey?

    A  

    EdTerra journeys operate on a minimum group size of 30 paying pax, and multiples thereof.

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Bhopal, Sanchi & Bhimbetka: The Heart of MP

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