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Fall 2009: Northwest India

Join Katrina as she shares her adventures, stories and feelings throughout her journey across India's spiritual land. Traveling with a consortium of New York Schools (Hamilton, St. Lawrence, Hobart and William Smith, and Colgate), Katrina will spend time in various locations, such as Musoorie, Delhi, Jaipur, and Varanasi.

Preparing for India

United States Massachusetts, United States  |  Aug 31, 2009
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 Address: YMCA 1, Jai Singh Road New Delhi 110 001 INDIA 

After two amazing weeks at Colgate and the Adirondacks I am now transitioning to the packing phase for India.  I do not think that I will ever be prepared to live in India for 8 months, but here I go.....

Working Itinerary:  Fall 2009


Saturday 5          Depart New York for Delhi

Sunday 6            Arrive in Delhi; check into Vishwa Yuvak Kendra

Monday 7 – Wednesday 9             Delhi Orientation

Thursday 10      Leave for Mussoorie, Arrive in Mussoorie; check into Ivy Banks Guest House

Thursday 10 – Tuesday 29                     Mussoori Program

Monday 14                                           Hindi classes begin at Landour Language School

Saturday 19-20                                       Fieldtrip to Navdanya (1 night stay)

Thursday 24                                          Hindi exam (tentative)

Friday 25 – Sunday 27                            Fieldtrip to Yamonotri (2 night stay)

Monday 28                                           Farewell dinner

Tuesday 29 – Friday 2                            Travel to Delhi via Amritsar; 3 night stay in Amritsar


Friday 2                           Arrive in Delhi; check into YMCA Tourist Hotel

Friday 2 – Friday 9          Delhi Program

Friday 9                           Depart Delhi for Jaipur via Agra (1 night stay);

visit Agra Fort, Taj Mahal

Saturday 10                     Visit Fatehpur Sikri en route to Jaipur; Arrive Jaipur; check  into Hotel Megniwas (1 night stay)

Saturday 10 –  Sunday, November 22      Jaipur Program

Monday 12                                           Begin homestays

Monday 22                                           Hindi classes begin at AIIS

                                                            Lectures begin at University of Rajasthan

Saturday 17                                           Diwali

Monday 26                                           Travel to Tilonia (3 night stay)

Thursday 29                                          Travel to Pushkar (2 night stay) via Ajmer

Sunday 31                                             Return to Jaipur


Friday 20                                               Hindi final exam

Saturday 21                                           Farewell dinner

Sunday 22                                             Return to Delhi; break begins

Sunday 22 – Saturday 28                                    Break

                                                            Students due back in Delhi by 12:00 noon the 28th

Saturday 28                                           Depart Delhi by overnight train to Varanasi

Sunday 29                                             Arrive in Varanasi; check into Sahi River View Guest House

Sunday 29 – Friday, December 12           Varanasi Program


Monday 7 – Tuesday 8                          Sarnath (1 night stay)

Friday 11                                               Farewell dinner

Saturday 12                                           Depart Varanasi by overnight train to Delhi

Sunday 13                                             Arrive in Delhi; check into YMCA Tourist Hotel

Tuesday 15 – Wednesday 16                  IFP presentations

Thursday 17                                          Farewell dinner

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