Akbar the Great Tour in India

Political Science Studies in India

While India is renowned for its rich culture and exotic wildlife, over two-thirds of its citizens live under the poverty line. Add an impact to your trip by helping to build a well in a nearby village or handout warm meals from a food truck.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Your adventure in global travel has begun as you jet off to Delhi, India. As your plane descends, take a look out your window to see the country’s vast landscape of bustling cities, mountains, and jungles. A local guide will be waiting at the airport to transfer you to a local hotel. 

The afternoon is for you to rest, relax, and explore. Take a dip in the hotel pool, wander the city markets, or rent a bike. In the evening, you’ll meet with your guide for a traditional Indian cuisine dinner of curry and rice. YUM!  

Today you will head to the city of Agra and be taken to Sikandra Mausoleum of Emperor Akbar the Great. Enter a stunning gateway into the vast courtyard of this red sandstone attraction, which has minarets at each corner. Akbar died before the mausoleum was completed, work that was eventually accomplished by his son. Lovely surrounding gardens create a tranquil ambiance to this tribute and last resting place of Akbar the Great. 

Akbar the Great’s power and influence impacted the entire country of India. The leaders adopted a policy of conciliating overcome rulers via diplomacy and marriage – a strategy that unified the Mughal state. He aimed to protect the order and peace in a strongly religious and culturally diverse empire, which ultimately led to the support of non-Muslim citizens. Undoubtedly, this individual has positively influenced this country for the better. Keep this in mind as you tour the rest of the country. 

Today you will visit the Agra Fort, which lies along the Yamuna River Banks. Explore the primary home of emperors of the Mughal Dynasty in the 1600s. The red sandstone and marble fortress will leave you awe-inspired.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before proceeding to the Mehtabagh Garden. This moonlit garden was likely designed for viewing the Taj on starry and moonlit nights. Explore the elaborate garden and its huge square, which has starlight alignment. Watch the sunset over the Taj Mahal. 

Before the sun rises, you will visit Taj Mahal, which ranks as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. Shah Jahan built this memorial to honor his third wife, who died at childbirth. Next, you’ll head to the small town village of Abhaneri. It is well-known for its step walls and Harshat Mata Temple. Can you make it to the very top step? Enjoy the views and after taking time to explore the village, continue your journey onward to the city of Jaipur.

Your first stop of the day is at Hawa Mahal, known as the wind palace. Continue onward by Jeep to the Amber Fort Palace, which rises from a rocky mountainside. It was built from pink and yellow sandstone and white marble and was divided into four sections. Can you discover all four courtyards? Next, you’re off to Jal Mahal Water Palace for a photo stop. This spectacular building is situated in the waters of Man Sagar and looks like it came from a storybook. Enjoy lunch with water and mountain views. After a long day of exploring and education, you’ll head to a local hotel for dinner and rest. 

Your last day in India will be a true treat for all wildlife and adventure lovers. Wake up early to head into the jungle hotspot for tiger spotting in Ranthambore National Park. You’ll also view boars, deer, reptiles, and birds. But, this park is most famous for its excellent natural habitat for tigers. Drive right alongside them to get lots of pictures. If you’re lucky, you may even see one in action on the hunt. You’ll head to a luxury jungle lodge for lunch and your final night. 

Enjoy one final breakfast with your group and guide before proceeding to your second jungle safari. Next, it’s off to the local airport to catch your departure flight home. It has been an incredible week in India, but the time has come for you to say goodbye.

India has a fabulous mix of spiritual beliefs, landscapes, architecture, and tradition. Your memories in this country will undoubtedly last a lifetime once you have left its shores. On this trip to study political science in India, you will have a cultural, educational, and adventurous experience. The trip’s highlights include visiting Akbar the Great’s last resting place, exploring Jaipur’s water palace, and going on a tiger safari! Global travel to India today!


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