Study Abroad in Hyderabad, India

Excursions / Travel - January Term 2019

Golden Triangle Tour (6 days)

Included in program fee

Your study abroad experience in India begins with the classic Golden Triangle tour. See the sites of India’s most famous cities; Delhi, Jaipur and Agra, home of the iconic Taj Mahal.

In India’s bustling and hectic capital city, you will visit the colonial buildings of New Delhi (including the Parliament of India and India Gate), the Jama Masjid (the largest and best-known mosque in India) and the Red Fort. You will also have free time to explore Chandni Chowk, one of Old Delhi’s most famous markets.

Take in the stunning and captivating Taj Mahal during your visit to Agra. Generally considered the world’s finest example of Moghul architecture the Taj Mahal was built in the 17th century by Shah Jehan as a mausoleum for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The white marble “Taj” is India’s most precious monument, a romantic tribute to a lost love which never fails to leave a lasting impression.

Travel onward to Fatehpur Sikri, the abandoned former capital city of the Moghul Empire. Built from local red sandstone, the city includes numerous palaces, halls and mosques.

Finally, you will travel to Jaipur, known as the “Pink City”. You will visit the Amber Fort, perched on a ridge above the city, and have the opportunity to take an elephant ride. You will also see the famous Palace of the Winds and the impressive 18th century Jantar Mantar observatory.

Includes transportation, accommodation, all meals, sightseeing and entrance fees. J-Term students will join AIFS students on the Hyderabad Spring semester for this tour.

Day trip to Warangal

Included in program fee

Although off the tourist trail Warangal has many attractions not least its stunning landscape of lakes and forests and centuries old cultural riches. The day trip includes a visit to the 13th Century Warangal Fort, Bhadrakali Temple dedicated to the Goddess Kali and Ramappa Lake and Temple. Finally visit the 12th Century Thousand Pillar Temple before returning to Hyderabad.

Dates and itineraries are tentative and subject to change.