8 September 2016
Thirteen sixth form geographers accompanied by Mr and Mrs Fishpool toured parts of NW India. The ten day tour started with a visit to the presidential palace in New Delhi and ended with a walk around Dharavi in Mumbai, one of the largest slums in Asia. As the whole tour was billed as 'Inequality & Development' - the comparison between these two locations was enormous! Other highlights included a high speed rickshaw ride through the bazaar in Old Delhi, a visit to Sannam4, a company run by an OA, an elephant ride to the Amber Fort in Jaipur, and a visit to the Taj Mahal. There were also many other memorable and colourful experiences: I am sure that many will remember with fondness their interaction with the school children in Dharavi and the amazing monolithic statues on Elephanta Island near Mumbai. All survived with minimal effects of Delhi-belly!