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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!


Namaste



Grace Church School Trip to Vasant Valley, India 2010