Learning outside the classroom is a concept that seems new but is an age old concept in India as it facilitates the process of learning and nurtures creativity in individuals. Taking a cue from that, what could be better than educating self around the country with India travel tours and packages? In India, the land where great scholars like Aryabhata and C. V. Raman were born, education is an ever-growing phenomenon and travelling for education is the sole touring, which is liberally accepted by kids. Here is a list such Indian cities that can be considered for such educational tours.
Science City – Kolkata
A unique blend of leisure and education, the Science City of Kolkata houses in it a Science Centre, Amusement Park and Convention Centre. One of the most distinguished constructions on the grounds of Kolkata, the Science City is the largest science centre in the Indian subcontinent and is a must-visit attraction while on India travel tours. It features five awe-inspiring galleries including the astonishing Dynamotion Hall, which demonstrates the laws of science with a practical twist. The Evolution Park talks about the human evolution through robotics and Space Odyssey, which pans across the universe and its extraordinary journey.
Indian Habitat centre – Delhi
The most extensive convention centre in the country, the Indian Habitat Centre is located in the heart of the national capital of India – Delhi. Often abbreviated as IHC, it was initially built as a platform to promote education and multi-disciplinary public awareness. This centre houses in it many verticals like Learning Centre, Library and Resource Centre, Habitat Film Club and Visual Arts Gallery. It is also home to many non-profit organisations that share a common interest and concern for the habitat, and also holds cultural performances and fine dining options.
National Library – Kolkata
Make sure that the India travel packages you select consist of a trip to the National Library of Kolkata. It is the largest library of India by the volume and public records. Here, curious students can find eminent printed material and ephemera of national importance. The library has lush gardens in its campus and is a stunning white building. It was open to public on January 30, 1903 with its name as Imperial Library. Post independence, it was renamed as National Library and was shifted from Esplanade to Belvedere Estate where it currently sits.
Nehru Centre – Mumbai
Accredited on March 03, 1977 as a tribute to the great visionary – Jawahar Lal Nehru, the centre of astronomy has emerged as one of the eminent educational sites in this country. The UFO-like construction of this building gives it an exciting eeriness. Enjoyed by kids and grown-ups alike, the hour long show that runs in the auditorium of the centre takes travellers through an ultimate space odyssey, and talks about formation and discovery of planets, stars and other celestial bodies. There is an extensive library in the premises along with a cultural centre and an art gallery.
Regional Museum of Natural History – Mysore
Located by the Karanji Lake with Chamundi Hills in the backdrop, this red brick museum is a popular landmark in Mysore. The museum features sections like Biological Diversity and Life through the Ages. It showcases geological wealth, flora and fauna of southern India with numerous displays and in-depth studies on the Western Ghats. It also demonstrates ecological symbiosis between living organisms and highlights the importance of conservation of natural resources in addition to promoting nature studies in schools and universities. Apart from this, Regional Museum of Natural History also features a computer room, a bioscience lab and a sound booth. The museum administration plans to include special sections on ecology and natural heritage in the future.