AFS India conducted Annual Hosting Trip to Rajasthan as an optional activity for 37 Host participants along with 04 Staff. Rajasthan State is considered as a prominent tourist destination for its different exotic desert safaris & colorful sightseeing destinations. The main objective of the trip was to help hosted students have a culturally immersive experience during their visit to Rajasthan.
Scholarships were provided to three winners who shared their excellence in creating 30 sec video on International Women’s Day. AFS India facilitated this Annual Hosting Trip as an optional activity to its participants.
Briefing about the touch-based toured destinations; we started from Udaipur, where prominent destinations were visited such as Fateh Sagar Lake, Bada Bazaar, City Palace, Sahelion-ki-bari & Folk-Art Museum. Next Stopping was at Mt Abu, Jain Temple, Brahmakumari & Sunset view were the highlights. Later on, to the travel to Chittorgarh & Pushkar, the Chittorgarh fort was toured throughout its vast architecture & heritage. Early morning Camel ride to the Desert Safari at Pushkar was viewed as a highlight.
On the last days, the travel was planned for sightseeing at Ajmer Shariff and Jaipur. Hawa Mahal and an elephant ride to the gates of Ajmer Fort were the intriguing visits undertaken throughout the day’s journey. Also, Chow ki Dhani at the evening along with DJ night was a mixed composite in bringing closure to the Rajasthan Trip.
It was a delight to share that the host participants thoroughly enjoyed the optional Hosting Trip to Rajasthan. They loved being part of the cultural immersive experience where they learned about the diversity, enjoyed local traditional food, explored the local customs and saw the new world beyond their own hosted city. They loved the history and heritage beauty of Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Ajmer, Pushkar, Mt. Abu and Jaipur. The trip ended in Delhi at India Gate.