Rural Life & Heritage - Night Camps

RURAL VILLAGE-LIFE TOUR

Theme: RURAL LIFESTYLES, LIVELIHOODS, CULTURAL & NATURAL HERITAGE
Tour Duration: 1 Night & 2 Days (all days of the week)
Group Size: Maximum 35-40 persons
Travel: School to make own travel arrangements from school to Bijnor and back. Travel time Meerut to Daranagar Ganj by bus is approximately 2 hours and by car 1.30 hours.
Transportation for Field Tours: Bullock carts equipped with mattress, cushions, umbrellas, drinking water, field first aid kit and limited seating. All tours involve walking. Average walking distances 1-2 Km.
Facilities Available: Resident Doctor, First Aid, Filtered Water, Toilets, Retiring Rooms for Teachers/staff

Tour Package:
  • 1 night and 2 days stay in tented accommodation
  • 3-4 students per unit shared accommodation
  • 1 Independent unit for teacher escorts (free of cost)
  • Bullock cart ride
  • Film show
  • Campfire
  • Shramdhan activity
  • All meals

  • Programme
    DAY 1
  • (AM) Arrive Vishokanand Welcome and refreshments
  • Ganges & Village-Life Tour (approximately 1.30 hours)
  • Ganges - overview and ecology
  • riverbed traverse for understanding rural livelihood resources
  • River Dolphin Sanctuary (No swimming is permitted. For safety shallow river area with no river currents specially selected with markers and ropes and local life guards)
  • Village Life – Lifestyles, Livelihoods, Artisans/handicrafts
  • Heritage Tour (approximately 1 hour)
  • Vidhur Kutir & Museum (Mahabharat ashram site of Vidhur Maharaj ji)
  • Vanaprastha Ashram Old Age Home & Ganga Darshan
  • Lunch
  • Leisure time
  • Film show
  • Dinner
  • Campfire – interactive sessions and learning based student performances

  • DAY 2
  • (AM) Yoga session
  • Vishokanand Campus: Medicinal Plants & Trees, Water Harvesting, Vermicompost, Solar Energy , Basic Camp Training – tent pitching & rope climbing
  • Shramdhan activities (cleaning and greening)
  • Lunch
  • Tour Terminates and Departure

  • Important Instructions:
  • Student ID card
  • Indemnity Bond signed by parent/guardian and school authority
  • Tour bookings accepted through letter, phone call, sms and email
  • Booking confirmation subject to 100% advance payment within 7 days from booking
  • Cancellation: Effective cancellation must be through Letter or E m a i l ( n o v e r b a l communication will be entertained). Full refund less 10% admin charges for Tour cancellation 15 days or more from b o o k i n g d a t e . 5 0 % f o r cancellation with 15 days or less notice from booking date. 100% if cancellation notice is 3 days or less.
  • Recommended: Dark coloured clothes, walking shoes, jacket, torch & water bottle

    EduTours Footnote: The Vishokanand Society is a secular rural resource institution, with focus on healthcare, rejuvenation therapies, rural-livelihoods and nature education. Originally established in the early 1900's at Daranagar Ganj by the late Shivanandmaharaj ji, it is located on the banks of the river Ganges, close to Vidhur Kutir, a revered place of mythological significance in the epic Mahabharata.

    It is an attractive destination for visitors from nearby cities with basic overnight stopover facilities. It offers a tranquil retreat cradled in vast expanses of orchards with a profusion of mangoes, pears, jackfruit, floriculture and medicinal plants.

    Natural heritage sites are the Ganges River-Dolphin Sanctuary, Hastinapur Wildlife Sanctuary, Rajaji National Park and the Corbett Tiger Reserve. In season, the barrage on the river Ganges near Bijnor, is a bird watchers' paradise.
    Location Map

    EduTours Booking and Information
    Email: edrfoundation.edutours@gmail.com
    Contact: School Programme Coordinator. Mob:- (91) 8755038065

    EduTours c/o EDR Foundation
    A-114 Defence Colony, Mowana Road
    Meerut - 250 001

  • Participating Schools

    • Dayawati Modi Public School
      Modinagar
    • Millennium Public School
      Meerut
    • Delhi Public School
      Meerut
    • Dewan Public School
      Meerut
    • Godwin Public School
      Meerut
    • City Vocational Public School
      Meerut
    • Police Modern School
      Meerut
    • Guru Tegh Bahadur Public School
      Meerut
    • Presidency Public School
      Meerut
    • Shanti Niketan Vidyapeeth School
      Meerut
    • C. J. D.A.V. Centenary Public School
      Meerut
    • S. F. D.A.V. Public School
      Muzaffarnagar
    • M. G. D. S. D. Public School
      Gohawer, Bijnor
    • Disha Institute of Science &Technology
      Dhampur, Bijnor
    • Parker Public School
      Seohara, Bijnor
    • Sai Millennium Public School
      Nehtor, Bijnor
    • G. S. N. Public School
      Haldor, Bijnor
    • M.K.D. Children Academy
      Dhampur, Bijnor
    • Father’s Son Public School
      Chandpur, Bijnor
    • Doon Public Sr. Sec. School
      Roorkee (UK)
    • N. K. V. N. School
      Kotdwar (UK)
    • Police Training School
      Moradabad

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    Contact Info.

    EduTours
    c/o EDR Foundation
    A-114 Defence Colony, Mowana Road Meerut - 250001

    Contact: School Programme Coordinator. Mob:- (91) 8755038065

    edrfoundation.edutours@gmail.com

    Delhi Contact Number
    Mrs. Reema Bagga / Mr. Sumer Bagga
    Ph: 41642925, 26526866, 9811231721, 9811031721, 9868434871