‘Golden Triangle’ Study Tour of India – Public Health Issues that Impact the Health of a Nation


Delhi | Agra | Jaipur

10 November – 21 November 2024
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Why choose India to study public health?  While this is an extraordinary country, we will witness firsthand many of the public health issues that negatively affect the health of a population, the impact of interventions, the barriers faced, and the ongoing outcomes.  This Study Tour is of educational interest to all Nurses regardless of your discipline.


Welcome to India – a land of mystery, enchantment and beauty. Where a thousand lifestyles breathe as one nation. With a fascinating matrix of languages, customs, and beliefs, so varied that it may take a lifetime to imbibe its true essence.

Why choose India to study public health?  While this is an extraordinary country, we will witness firsthand many of the public health issues that negatively impact the health of a population, and investigate the effect of interventions,  the barriers faced, and the ongoing outcomes on the population.

The concept of public health is founded in our Nursing tradition.  Florence Nightingale was the first Nursing Theorist and the founder of educated and scientific nursing.  She wrote widely on the environment factors affecting health and identified these as pure fresh air, pure drinking water, effective drainage, cleanliness, and light.

Her environment concepts remain as relevant today and in this Golden Triangle Study Tour we will explore the impact of environmental factors on the health of a population.  We will also investigate the impact of adequate nutrition, poverty, homelessness, literacy, communicable disease, air and water quality, immunisation, child welfare issues, and the impact of disability.

These determinants of health care and the impact on the population are transferrable to any public health setting in any country. You will compare and contrast your knowledge gained here to the Australian experience in both urban and remote communities.

This Study Tour is of educational interest to all Nurses regardless of your discipline. Friends and partners are welcome to join us.  We will visit health related facilities and learn about their purpose, their challenges, and their achievements.   We will be inspired by the efforts to improve health and welfare in India, and saddened when we look at social issues such as acid attacks, caste violence and sexual assault.   Education will be delivered both in a seminar setting but also in various locations we visit.   Sessions will be interactive as we explore and learn about public health issues together.

Topics will include but not limited to:
  • Nursing education/registration in India
  • an insight into how healthcare is delivered in India
  • cultural diversity, norms, customs and etiquette
  • social issues, caste system, untouchables
  • homelessness, poverty [22% live below India’s official poverty limit], illiteracy, malnutrition and inadequate public health care
  • low immunisation rates, unsafe drinking water
  • air quality, poor sanitation [around 60% of Indians do not have access to safe and private toilets] and waste management, water pollution.
  • communicable diseases problematic in India
  • non-communicable diseases problematic in India
  • visiting organisations that empower people to help themselves and to help others.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Gain an understanding of the social determinants of health
  • Explore the conditions that support wellness and thriving
  • Review conditions that create health issues in a population
  • Compare and contrast to the Australian experience and identify communities at risk




Gail worked as a Public Health Nurse within Communicable Disease team at a Queensland Public Health Unit.   Prior to this she worked as an Infection Control CNC and in Tuberculosis Control in both Brisbane and London.   Gail has travelled extensively in India and has developed this study tour to share with you some of the more interesting and important public health issues within India.  Gail has previously led another study tour to India and with this experience she will lead the debrief and reflection sessions as well as deliver some of the CPD sessions.  Gail has a Bachelor and 2 Masters of Nursing degrees.


Natalie works as a Communicable Disease Nurse in a Queensland Public Health Unit. Natalie specialises in infectious diseases and sexual health, and has worked in the UK, Malawi, Mozambique and Liberia.  Natalie has a wealth of knowledge and experience and will be delivering many of the CPD sessions during the tour.  Natalie has a Bachelor of Science – Nursing degree, Diploma in Tropical Nursing, Master of Public Health and is currently enrolled in Environmental Health.

The Program: The program content is provided by expert Educators with extensive clinical and education experience. Education at Sea and The Nurses for Nurses Network combines quality education with fabulous travel adventures. We have taken a holistic approach to Continuing Professional Development (CDP) to ensure you get the most out of your education/travel experience.

Disclaimer: The itinerary is correct at time of publication. The itinerary is subject to change without notice due to circumstances beyond the control of the organisers and EAS and NFNN reserves the right to alter charges, cancel, postpone, change or withdraw the product or service at any time.

Day and Location Itinerary
Day 1: Sunday 10th November 2024 Arriving at Udman Panchshila Park by Ferns N Petals, New Delhi

Nameste!  Welcome to Delhi!

Check into your luxury accommodation. Unpack your bags and order a cocktail or rejuvenate yourself after your flight at the Spa.

Evening: Gail and Natalie will be offering a 7pm meet and greet in the hotel foyer, followed by dinner at a local restaurant for anyone wishing to join them!

Day 2: Monday 11th November 2024  New Delhi


In this session you will be provided with an orientation to Indian culture and provided advice so as not to offend the local population and have a positive influence on the communities we visit.

The rest of the morning will be spent exploring the social determinants of health and gaining an understanding of the Indian health care system.


We will visit Khan Market for some shopping time. It was originally allocated as seed land to immigrants from the North-West Frontier Province after the partition of India. Today, it is a popular shopping destination in Delhi. As this is an upmarket area, many shops will accept card payments, but liquid cash is preferred in most of the areas we will travel to.

Next we move to Dilli Haat INA market.  Dilli Haat is where the culture of all States come together under one open-air complex. It’s where you can buy handicraft items from across the country at reasonable prices. It allows local artisans and craftsmen to present, market and sell their handicraft items.

Evening: Welcome dinner party and drinks

Enjoy a perfect blend of authenticity and sumptuous flavours at our Welcome Dinner and Networking discussion.

Day 3: Tuesday 12th November 2024 New Delhi

Morning: Sightseeing tour of New Delhi

Visit Qutab Minar (Tower of Victory) – a masterpiece built to establish the might of Islam and the onset of the Muslim rule in India.

We will then drive to the fabulous Bahá’í Lotus Temple. This magnificent structure stands for the principle of the oneness of humankind. We will enter the grounds to view up close but no need to enter the sacred building itself.

Following this we will visit Humayun’s Tomb – the first great example of a new and distinctive style, which developed to become the hallmark of the Mughal Dynasty.

Afternoon: Hope Project Visit

The Hope project is a place that empowers the poorest of the poor to help themselves by breaking the poverty and illiteracy cycle. The Hope Project is driven by the spirit of service to humanity and respect for all religions. It strives to provide people, especially the poor and vulnerable, with opportunities and resources, so that they can realise their potential and determine their own future.

Evening: Free time.  Daily debrief and reflection offered.

Day 4: Wednesday 13th November 2024 New Delhi

Morning: Raj Cycle Tour

Raj Cycle Tour is the perfect route to explore New Delhi and its colonial history. You will experience the magic of an awakening mega city and see some of Delhi’s most famous monuments such as India Gate, Parliament buildings and Agrasen ki Baoli. But more than that, you will see things you would otherwise not see. During the tour we will explore the environmental considerations from a public health perspective, such as waste management.


Enjoy lunch in the company of Nursing colleagues from India who will provide an insight into nursing education and clinical practice. There will be an opportunity to ask questions and explore the public health issues that impact the population they care for.

Afternoon: Old Delhi Sightseeing

Today we will visit Gandhi Smriti. It is the location where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life and where he was assassinated on 30 January 1948.

We will take a cycle rickshaw ride around Chandni Chowk area and end our ride at Jama Masjid Mosque. A beautiful pocket of calm at the heart of Old Delhi’s mayhem, the capital’s largest mosque is built on a 10m elevation. The marble and red-sandstone structure, known also as the ‘Friday Mosque’, was Shah Jahan’s final architectural triumph, built between 1644 and 1658.

We will also have the privilege to visit and assist in the community kitchen at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

The Bangla Sahib Gurdwara is a Sikh Temple and remains open serving the community through wars and plagues, usually serving about 40 thousand meals a day. During India’s coronavirus lockdown about four dozen men kept the Sikh temple’s kitchen open, cooking up to 300,000 meals a day to people who lost their income because of the pandemic.

Evening: Free time. Daily debrief and reflection offered.

Day 5: Thursday 14th November 2024 New Delhi

Morning: Visit to Leprosy Mission Hospital

Visit to Leprosy Mission Hospital. Even today when leprosy is curable, the age-old stigmas attached to it has not been cured. The stigma is a reality of the lives of the people affected with leprosy that upsets their physical, psychological, social and economic well-being.

People still believe that leprosy is a divine punishment for past sins and immoral behaviour. Those with leprosy are avoided as they are seen as sinful and those around them do not want to incur God’s wrath.  Since a cure for leprosy was not available in the past, contracting leprosy meant a life of disability and disfigurement, and sure death. Behind the ostracism of those with leprosy and their family members also lies the fear of infection.  Leprosy is still believed to be a hereditary disease. Even educated and respected persons can become victims of misconceptions about leprosy. The classic image of a person with disfigured body and bandages; reinforces this belief of physical uncleanliness and moral impurity, thus justifying the ostracization and discrimination.

We will explore all these concepts during our visit to the Mission Hospital.

The Leprosy Mission Hospital in Delhi is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2024.


This session will compare and contrast leprosy in Australia. Then we will explore issues in women’s health including domestic violence, acid attacks and sexual violence.

Day 6: Friday 15th November 2024 Transfer from New Delhi to Agra,    Double Tree by Hilton

Morning: Transfer to Agra via New Delhi railway

Upon arrival in Agra we will proceed to visit to Ujala Cygnus Rainbow Hospital.

This private Hospital is a multispecialty hospital located in Agra. The hospital is equipped with the latest medical equipment and expert doctors to provide the best medical services. It offers a wide range of medical services such as gynaecology, neurology, gastroenterology, orthopaedics, paediatrics, cardiology, nephrology, urology, dentistry, oncology, reproductive and optometry. The hospital has over 200 beds. Ujala Cygnus Rainbow Hospital provides world-class integrated healthcare facilities to all sections of society at affordable prices. The hospital is committed to delivering the highest standard of medical care to each patient who visits them.

We enjoy a Dosa lunch provided by Hospital and reflect on similarities and differences between how healthcare is delivered in India and compare to Australia.

Afternoon: Visit to Missionaries of Charity – Mother Teresa Orphanage.

This is one of many orphanages in India. The Agra orphanage is relatively small particularly in comparison to those in Kolkata, and we will only have a short visit with the children and see the facility. Purely optional, but if you are able, please feel free to bring donations of summer or winter clothes suitable for toddlers. Some age-appropriate educational toys would also be suitable.

Once we have checked into our hotel, we will travel to Mehtab Bagh in time to view Taj Mahal from across the Yamuna River for a spectacular sunset.

Evening: Group dinner – including daily debrief & reflection offered

Day 7: Saturday 16th November 2024 Agra

Morning: Enjoy the stunning Taj Mahal at sunrise, Sheroes Hangout and Agra Fort

Referred to as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal is the epitome of love, built in white marble by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The monument was commissioned in 1631 and took 20,000 artisans 22 years to complete.

Visit Sheroes Hangout.  A café run by woman who have been victims of acid attacks. Here we can enjoy an early lunch with these inspirational women. The café does not charge and is ‘’pay as you wish’’. Purely optional, but if you are able, please feel free to bring gifts of makeup/nail polish/perfumes etc to treat these ladies.

We will take a tour of the fabulous Agra Fort – an imposing structure with walls of red sandstone, originally planned as an impregnable military structure by Akbar. Emperor Shah Jahan was imprisoned here by his family.  The fort has over time acquired all the elegance, lavishness, and majesty of an imperial palace.


The session this afternoon will be discussing the social issues surrounding poverty and the impact of inadequate nutrition, water supply, air quality and other environmental determinants of health.

Day 8: Sunday 17th November 2024 Transfer from Agra to Jaipur,          Fairfield by Marriott

Morning: Transfer from Agra to Jaipur

En-route we will visit Fatehpur Sikri. Akbar’s abandoned capital; Fatehpur Sikri was built in honour of the Sufi saint, Sheikh Salim Chisti. It was the Mughal capital for 14 years before it was abandoned due to paucity of water. It is made of red sandstone and combines influences from both Hindu and Mughal architecture.

We will also visit Chand Baori stepwell in Abhaneri.  This amazing stepwell is one of the deepest and largest stepwells in India and has featured in movies such as Batman ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and the fabulous ‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’.

We will enjoy lunch in Abhaneri before completing our journey to Jaipur.

Evening: Group Thali Dinner – including daily debrief & reflection.

Day 9: Monday 18th November 2024 Jaipur

Morning: Tour to Amber Fort & Jaipur sightseeing (Includes Lunch)

Enroute to the fabulous Amber Fort we will stop for a photo opportunity of Jal Mahal, the Water Palace.

Crowning the crest of a hill, Amber Fort offers a view of Maota Lake and the historic old town located at the base of the hill, which formed the early seat of the Amber Kings before the fort was made their capital.  We will experience a fun jeep ride along the ramparts up to the fort.

Following our visit we will enjoy lunch of a Masala Dosa & either a Kesharia Kulfi or Hot Gulab Jamun dessert

We will have for a photo stop at the intriguing red sandstone Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) – a five-storied wonder with an incredible pyramidal façade, overhanging windows with latticed screens, domes and spires.

Explore the exquisite City Palace, a synthesis of Rajput and Mughal architectural styles, consisting of an overwhelming complex of exquisite palaces. The Museum has a collection of Rajasthani costumes, armoury of Mughals and Rajputs including swords of different shapes and sizes with chiselled handles.

Time permitting, we will visit beautiful Patrika Gate, Jawahar Circle

Day 10: Tuesday 19th November 2024 Jaipur

Morning: Full day tour

Barefoot College – Tilonia. An inspirational place that empowers impoverished, marginalised and   exploited rural poor by upskilling them in areas such as providing solar power to their villages. Barefoot College is a non-government organisation that has been providing basic services and solutions to problems in rural communities for 50yrs with the objective of making them self-sufficient and sustainable. These ‘’Barefoot solutions’’ can be broadly categorised into the delivery of solar electrification, clean water, education, livelihood development and activism. With a geographical focus on the least developed countries of the world, they believe strongly in empowering women as agents of sustainable change.  A simple lunch will be provided by the college.

Evening: Bollywood movie at Raj Mandir cinema

Raj Mandir – The pride of Asia as always remains as a symbol of beauty and creativity. The main lobby of this cinema hall casts a magic spell on every visitor. One of its unique features is the lighting system. Before the show starts the lobby is illuminated by white lights, whereas in the interval the light changes its colour to magnificent blue. The high ceilings are ornamented with chandeliers. The walls with artistic work, also adorn custom made wooden tiles with glass inlay. A rising staircase on the south side of the lobby further adds to the already enchanting sight.

Day 11: Wednesday 20th November 2024 Transfer from Jaipur to New Delhi, Udman Panchshila Park by Ferns N Petals, New Delhi

Morning: Transfer to Phulera JN railway station to return to Delhi.

Afternoon: Explore Delhi at your own leisure.

Evening: Enjoy a fabulous farewell dinner as we reflect on what we have learn and say goodbye to new friends made!

Day 12: Thursday 21st November 2024 We say our final goodbyes – Safe Travels

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Hotel information
Udman Panchshila Park by Ferns N Petals

Udman Panchshila Park is the bee’s knees of contemporary and luxurious hotels with a strong flavour of Indian hospitality. Guests in South Delhi can walk into Udman Panchshila Park, a premier boutique hotel, for a holistic and luxurious experience. Our endeavour is to take you through the journey of a blissful stay. Every aspect of our hotel, from its architecture and furniture to its artwork, mirror the originality and exclusivity of the atmosphere we have set up. The contemporary design and understated elegance embody the cultural trend of the location.

Walk into their signature restaurant, U Kitchen, for a delicious breakfast spread, or a delightful range of Indian and international dishes for lunch and dinner. The simple and casual interiors of the restaurant will calm your senses and prepare you for a lavish meal.

Double Tree by Hilton

Just minutes away from the majestic Taj Mahal brings heart-warming experiences while you enjoy the rich culture of the city. Enjoy the warm welcome with their DoubleTree Chocochip cookie before you witness the epitome of comfort and service unfold in front of your eyes. Thoughtfully decorated rooms with bespoke amenities offer unparalled views of the locality or the refreshing pool. Spend your day lazing around in the comfort of your room, strolling through the extensive lawns, taking a refreshing lap in the infinity pool, or rejuvenate at the Spa / Gymnasium after a long day of leisure.

Allow their Chef’s to curate an exclusive menu for you or simply enjoy the specialties of the region at Kebab E Que or North 27 and wind it up with a drink in the Plush Bar. With a round the clock In room Dining, there is always something available to satisfy your midnight cravings. Experience Signature Hilton Hospitality that blends warmth and professionalism to make your stay memorable while you take away fond memories of the Taj Mahal.

Fairfield by Marriott

Discover warm hospitality and modern comfort at Fairfield by Marriott Jaipur, where you can escape the travel bustle and settle into a calm, balanced place. Every detail of their Jaipur hotel, from healthy cuisine to a soothing décor—creates an effortless, relaxed stay.

Stay with ‘Fairfield by Marriott’ to find what you need when you need it, whether it’s a workout in the fitness center or snacks and drinks at the Market.

Breakfast featuring traditional favorites and healthy options ensures a balanced start to your day. Rest easy in hotel rooms with free Wi-Fi and ergonomic desks. Head up to the rooftop Twenty-One Bar & Café for delicious cuisine & cocktails and scenic Aravalli Hills views. 


Included Attractions
Khan & Dilli Haat INA Markets

Khan Market –  A popular U-shaped shopping destination, this chirpy neighbourhood is a storehouse of the city’s most prestigious book shops, opticians, grocers, tailors, home décor stores, peppered with a range of cafes, restaurants, bakeries and street- food corners.

It was established in 1951 by the newly constituted Republic of India’s Rehabilitation Ministry to give economic opportunities to refugees of the Partition of India.

The DILLI HAAT provides the ambience of a traditional Rural Haat or village market, but one suited for more contemporary needs. Here one sees a synthesis of crafts, food and cultural activity.

Qutab Minar (Tower of Victory)

Qutub Minar is a tower that stands tall in the heart of Delhi. It was built by the first Muslim ruler of Delhi and is believed to be one of the tallest brick minarets in the world. The tower is 73 meters high and made of red sandstone and marble.

The towering minaret was built with red sandstone and marble and had a spiral staircase made of red sandstone on its exterior. The top floor contains chambers for prayer, as well as a mosque on the second floor. At each corner of the tower were two small towers called guldaste that guards used to keep watch from above; these have since been removed from the structure due to safety concerns.

The Qutub Minar is considered one of Delhi’s most important landmarks because it provides insight into both Islamic architecture and medieval Indian history; additionally, it has been used as an inspiration by many other artists throughout history.

Bahá’í Lotus Temple

Notable for its flowerlike shape, it has become a prominent attraction in the city. Like all Bahá’í Houses of Worship, the Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of religion or any other qualification.

The building is composed of 27 free-standing marble-clad “petals” arranged in clusters of three to form nine sides, with nine doors opening onto a central hall with a height of slightly over 40 metres and a capacity of 2,500 people.

The Lotus Temple has won numerous architectural awards and has been featured in many newspaper and magazine articles. A CNN report referred to it as the most visited building in the world.

Humayun’s Tomb

Humayun’s Tomb was built in the 1560’s, with the patronage of Humayun’s son, the great Emperor Akbar. Persian and Indian craftsmen worked together to build the garden-tomb, far grander than any tomb built before in the Islamic world. Humayun’s garden-tomb is an example of the charbagh (a four quadrant garden with the four rivers of Quranic paradise represented), with pools joined by channels. The garden is entered from lofty gateways on the south and from the west with pavilions located in the centre of the eastern and northern walls.

The mausoleum itself stands on a high, wide terraced platform with two bay deep vaulted cells on all four sides. It has an irregular octagon plan with four long sides and chamfered edges. It is surmounted by a 42.5 m high double dome clad with marble flanked by pillared kiosks (chhatris) and the domes of the central chhatris are adorned with glazed ceramic tiles. The middle of each side is deeply recessed by large arched vaults with a series of smaller ones set into the facade.

Gandhi Smriti

Gandhi Smriti is where Mahatma Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life before he was killed. The house is located in New Delhi. Consisting of 12 bedrooms, the house was built by Ghanshyamdas Birla in 1928. The house, formerly known as Birla House or Birla Bhavan, was sold to the government. When it was opened to the public, it was renamed as Gandhi Smriti. The building has a number of articles associated with Gandhi’s life and death.

The entire world knows one of India’s most famous freedom fighters – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, or more popularly known as Mahatma Gandhi. Pivotal in helping India gain freedom from the clutches of the British rule, wherein the British colonized and ruled over the Indians for over 200 years, Mahatma Gandhi is respected by people to this date worldwide, and also referred to lovingly as ‘Bapu’ or the ‘Father of the Nation’ in India. The Gandhi Smriti Museum in the Indian capital city of New Delhi is dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi and is also the place where he spent the last 144 days of his life before which he was unfortunately assassinated in the grounds on the 30th of January 1948.

Jama Masjid Mosque

A beautiful pocket of calm at the heart of Old Delhi’s mayhem, the capital’s largest mosque is built on a 10m elevation. It can hold a mind-blowing 25,000 people. The marble and red-sandstone structure, known also as the ‘Friday Mosque’, was Shah Jahan’s final architectural triumph, built between 1644 and 1658. The four watchtowers were used for security. There are two minarets standing 40m high, one of which can be climbed for amazing views.

Dress conservatively and remove your shoes before entering the mosque, though you can carry your shoes with you inside if you wish to leave from a different gate, or are worried about losing them (many locals do this).


Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is a world heritage site in India and it is said to be one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. The Taj Mahal means ‘The Crown Of All Palaces’ in Persian. It is a very popular tourist attraction to visit in India and people all over the world travel to India just to see it.

The Taj Mahal began being built in 1632 and was completed in 1653, around 21 years later. It was built in memory of Emperor Shah Jahan’s third wife, who died whilst giving birth to their fourteenth child.

Shah Jahan was very upset about the death of his wife, hence spent years creating the most beautiful site. In 1666, Shah Jahan died and was buried next to his wife inside the tomb of the Taj Mahal.

Agra Fort

Agra Fort is a historical fort in the city of Agra in India. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty till 1638, when the capital was shifted from Agra to Delhi. The Agra fort is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled city.

After the First Battle of Panipat in 1526, the victorious Babur stayed in the fort, in the palace of Ibrahim Lodi. He later built a baoli in it. His successor, Humayun, was crowned in the fort in 1530. He was defeated at Bilgram in 1540 by Sher Shah Suri. The fort remained with the Suris till 1555, when Humayun recaptured it. Adil Shah Suri’s general, Hemu, recaptured Agra in 1556 and pursued its fleeing governor to Delhi where he met the Mughals in the Battle of Tughlaqabad. Sheesh Mahal, Agra Fort: The effect produced by lighting candles in Sheesh Mahal, Agra Fort.

Fatehpur Sikri

This town was built by the Mughal Emperor, Akbar. He had planned this city as his capital but shortage of water compelled him to abandon the city. After this within 20 years, the capital of Mughals was shifted to Lahore. Fatehpur Sikri was built during 1571 and 1585.

Today this ghost city has a population of about 30,000. This deserted city has retained many of the old structures, because of the efforts of the Archaeological department .

Fatehpur Sikri is one of the finest examples of Mughal architectural splendour at its height.


Chand Baori stepwell

Chand Baori (stepwell) in the Abhaneri village is one of the oldest and most popular attractions in Rajasthan. It was built by King Chanda of the Nikumbha Dynasty in 9th century AD. One of the largest stepwells in the world, Chand Baori was built to conserve water and provide a respite from the intense heat.

The sheer genius of the construction will leave you flabbergasted. The geometrical patterns employed to create a design like this was so far ahead of its times, and the construction itself must have been such a task, but the result was truly beyond imagination.

Chand Baori received a lot of fame for being featured in Batman ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and the fabulous ‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’.

Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal Jaipur, also known  as the Water Palace, is considered one of the most beautiful architectural Palace that was built which was built with the Mughal and Rajput craftmanship.

It has enchanted visitors for many years. Travelers love capturing the beauty of the water palace.

Jal Mahal palace provides a charming view of the Man Sagar Lake and the Nahargarh hills that border it. It is considered an architectural beauty built in the Rajput and Mughal styles of architecture.


Amber Fort

Rajasthan is famous for having some of the most stunning attractions in India, both for its incredible natural beauty and its many architectural attractions – like the Amber Fort. The Amber Fort is famous for its gates, large ramparts, and cobbled paths. It overlooks Maota Lake and is easily the main tourist attraction in Jaipur.

The buildings of the fort are built of red sandstone and marble. The opulent palace within the fort is laid out in four levels – each with its own courtyard. The Sukh Niwas even has an artificial cooling system. This is created by winds blowing over the water cascade within the palace.

We will experience a fun jeep ride along the ramparts up to the fort!

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal, or the ‘Palace of Winds,’ is an elaborate pink wall dressed in terracotta sandstone and white limewash motifs, starring a perfect honeycomb-shaped crown and 953 teeny latticed windows (also known as ‘jharokhas’), one after another.

The Hawa Mahal is dedicated to Lord Krishna. It is said that the shape of the building resembles the crown of Krishna. More than a palace, the Hawa Mahal is also a cultural and architectural marvel that reflects a truly harmonious amalgamation of the Hindu Rajput and Islamic Mughal architectural styles.

To the rear of the palace is a tiny gate that opens up to a beautifully kept courtyard leading to five floors, each with its own architectural intricacies and stories to tell.

Raj Mandir cinema

Raj Mandir – The pride of Asia as always remains as a symbol of beauty and creativity. The main lobby of this cinema hall casts a magic spell on every visitor. One of its unique

features is the lighting system.  Before the show starts the lobby is illuminated by white lights, whereas in the interval the light changes its colour to magnificent blue.  The high ceilings are ornamented with chandeliers. The walls with artistic work, also adorn custom made wooden tiles with glass inlay. A rising staircase on the south side of the lobby further adds to the already enchanting sight.


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Physical Level: Active

This is a busy active tour so please consider your fitness level.   You need to be able to walk long distances often uphill and negotiate uneven surfaces.

  • 11 nights’ accommodation including breakfast daily
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person, per day during long distance travel
  • Welcome dinner
  • Lunch at local restaurant with guest speakers (drinks not included)
  • Dinner at a local restaurant in Agra (drinks not included)
  • Lunch en-route to Jaipur in Abhaneri (drinks not included)
  • Thali dinner in Jaipur (drinks not included)
  • Dosa lunch in Amer (drinks not included)
  • All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours by an air-conditioned coach as mentioned in itinerary
  • Train travel as mentioned in itinerary
  • Jeep ride at Amber Fort, Jaipur
  • English speaking accompanying guide as per the itinerary
  • Road taxes, parking fees, fuel charges, interstate taxes, porterage at railway station
  • Tipping for Tour Leader, local guides and drivers
  • All applicable taxes including Government Service Tax
  • Farewell dinner in Delhi (drinks not included)
  • Entrance fees &/cost for following:


  • Jama Masjid Mosque
  • Humayun’s Tomb
  • Qutab Minar
  • Bahá’í Lotus Temple
  • Gandhi Smriti
  • Dilli Haat INR Market
  • Chandi Chowk rickshaw ride


  • Fatehpur Sikri
  • Taj Mahal
  • Agra Fort
  • Mehtabh Bagh


  • Amber Fort
  • City Palace
  • Barefoot College
  • Raj Mandir Cinema
  • An extensive program based on current best practice
  • Dedicated Space for expert presentations and reflection
  • Education content that meets the same exacting standards as anything offered in an Australian program
  • Presenters that are excited to be able to share their skill, knowledge, and passion with Attendees
  • An online library filled to the brim with educational content that allows you to create your own learning experience
  • A Registration Reception including complimentary dinner where you can meet other attendees and network with convenors and presenters
  • A Welcome pack and additional information to support a fantastic study tour experience
  • A Transcript reflecting all education sessions, presentations and hospital/health centre site visits
  • A Certificate of Completion identifying the CPD hours attached to the Program for you to include in your CPD Evidence Portfolio

  • Flights to and from India
  • Meals & Drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Arrival & departure transfers to and from airport
  • Travel insurance – please contact us at travel@traveldirectaustralia.com.au for a quote
  • Visa

Cancellation Penalties and Disclosure: Cancellation policies vary by supplier. When reserving your study tour please review the terms and conditions applicable to the event. All deposits and registration fee’s are non refundable. CPD Cruises Pty Ltd trading as Education at Sea will not be responsible for any financial loss due to cancellation from unforeseen circumstances. We strongly recommend you take out travel insurance at time of booking.

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