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Why educational tours are necessary for kids

September 27, 2019

According to a survey conducted by the Student and Youth Travel Association (SYTA), kids who go on more educational tours tend to be more successful in school. The study believed that educational tours can have a very positive impact on students’ personal development as well as education and career.

Children who travel more have a vast experience in terms of cultures, languages, food and also have an increased tolerance and respectfulness towards others. Besides, they have a willingness to learn and try new things. Kids who traveled more are likely to have higher confidence, are more independent, and display greater self-esteem and adaptability to their surroundings. They are also likely to be have better self-expression and are more outgoing than kids who stay at home.

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On the occasion of World Tourism Day, let’s look at how you can take your children on tours without compromising on their education: 

Historical Places

You can take your kids on an historical tour in India as well as abroad. Places such as Qutub Minar, Agrasen Ki Baoli, Humayun’s Tomb, Purana Killa in Delhi; Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, Chittorgarh Fort in Rajasthan; Taj Mahal in Agra; Fatehpur Sikri; Aurangabad in Maharashtra, Hampi in Karnataka, Konark in Odisha; Nalanda in Bihar, to name a few.

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Qutub Minar, Delhi

For foreign tours, Rome is the number one choice for a historical educational tour. The Colosseum, The Pantheon, Gladiator School, The Roman Forum and The Vatican Museums begin the most popular attractions there. Apart from that, Petra in Jordan; MachuPicchu in Peru and The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt too make for a great educational travel choice. Birthplaces of famous authors and others people too make for a great educational tour.

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The Colosseum, Rome

Mini local tours

When you are short of time, a half-day or one-day trip to popular local attraction is a great choice. For instance, a visit to the museum, the theater, science auditorium, art galleries, dance gurukuls, sports centres are some of the great ways to educate your kids. 

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Apart from physically travelling, you can spend time reading travel books and watching travel TV shows and documentaries with your children. It is also a great way to spend time together with family and yet relaxing. You can borrow books from a library or dvds or just play in YouTube. These way too they will learn a lot.

Another great way to teach your kids about something is through food. While eating dinners is a great time to bond with family, you make your children learn about various cuisines from the world. You may as well teach them to cook, which is also a great stress-buster. 

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