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Namaste Grace Church School’s Visit to Vasant Valley School and Northern India, 2010

This book is dedicated with tremendous gratitude to our host families at Vasant Valley School.

Grace Church School’s Visit to Vasant Valley School and Northern India, 2010 After almost seven months of studying Indian history and culture, fifteen seventh and eighth grade students and three chaperones had the opportunity to visit India during the March vacation period. We spent a week with our host families in Delhi. We learned what it was like to be a student at Vasant Valley School. It was hard to leave our Indian families and friends. Our second week was spent visiting temples, palaces and forts in and around Agra, Jaipur, Nimaj, and Jodhpur.

At Vasant Valley School in New Delhi

Touring Old and New Delhi

Visiting with Ambassador Timothy Roemer at the United States Embassy in New Delhi

Visiting a Deepayala school for underprivileged youth in Delhi

At the Taj Mahal in Agra

At Fatehpur Sikri, former capital of the Mughal Empire, built by Akbar the Great in the 16th century

At the Taj Ramgarh Lodge in Jaipur, Rajasthan

At the Amber Fort near Jaipur, Rajasthan

At the Jantar Mantar astrological observatory in Jaipur, Rajasthan

Our fabulous tour guide, Shiv, shares his beloved Rajasthan with us

Our day at the Kheda School in Nimaj, Rajasthan

Trying out an alternative form of transportation in rural Rajasthan

Visiting a farm near the camel ride in rural Rajasthan

At the Meherangarh Fort, the setting for Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, in Jodhpur, Rajasthan

Views from our bus

The many faces of India

Other moments from our trip

We thank you for the experience of a lifetime!


Grace Church School Trip to Vasant Valley, India 2010  

A Grace International Exchange Program trip to India