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Schwartz Business Society presents: India 2018 – An Emerging Markets Project

Tour Basics

With the growing number of aspiring professionals looking to work abroad or within international fields from here in Canada, the need for a well-rounded international education is becoming increasingly critical. Specifically, knowing what it means to live and work in a developing country gives you the tools you need to work with organizations internationally.

As the second most populated country in the world, India boasts tremendous business potential for those looking for growth opportunity. Since India opened its doors to foreign investment in the early 90s, companies worldwide have been looking for new ways to expand into the market. A focus on innovation and economic prosperity has emerged as the country seeks ways to handle its exponential population growth coupled with scarce resources. With the seventh largest economy in the world, and the third largest purchasing power globally, the importance for business professionals to better understand Indian business etiquette and opportunity is undeniable. India is especially known for its heritage and 5,000 year old history. Its culture is founded in philosophy, religion, spirituality, morals, social hierarchy, and tradition. In turn, this creates a dynamic and culture-rich business environment with growing global importance that is truly incomparable to that of North America.

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Explore Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Mumbai
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About India

Since India opened its doors to foreign investment in the early 90s, companies worldwide have been looking for new ways to expand into the market. A focus on innovation and economic prosperity has emerged as the country seeks way to handle its exponential population growth coupled with scarce resources.

What’s Included

Round-Trip Flight to India from Halifax**

Company Tours

All breakfasts and dinners

Hotel Accommodations (3+ Stars)

All scheduled activities in the itinerary

Learning package prior to departure and swag bag

Inter-country transportation

Local tour guides

Support whenever you need us

CITIES

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Mumbai

Mumbai (also known as Bombay), is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. It serves as a major pillar in India’s economy, and is included in the world’s top ten commerce centers.

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Jaipur

The city of Jaipur is capital to the state of Rajasthan, famous for its colorful culture, forts, palaces, and lakes. Jaipur owes its name to the founder of the city, warrior king Sawai Jai Singh II.

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Agra

The ancient city once the capital of the Mughal empire in the 16 th and 17 th century, depicts a gorgeous panorama of majestic architectural creations and a rich tradition of art and culture. Agra houses one of seven wonders of the world, the marble symphony of Emperor Shah Jahan – “The Taj Mahal”.

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Delhi

The capital of modern India. Many dynasties and rulers have flourished on its regal soil over the last 3000 years. The legacy still survives in many monuments varying from the 13th century mausoleum of the Lodi Kings to the buildings of British India’s imperial past like the parliament House and the Presidential Estate.

ITINERARY

Day One – Arriving in Mumbai

Arrive at Mumbai’s International Airport, clear all immigration and customs formalities, and meet your tour representative in the arrivals area of the airport. Transfer to your hotel. Enjoy a local dinner and catch up on some sleep on your first night in Mumbai.

Mumbai, previously known as Bombay, is one of the most populous and biggest cities of Maharashtra state. Mumbai is also known as the entertainment and financial capital of India. It is the largest city in the country and often known by locals as the city of dreams. Most of the big industrial organisations and banks have their head offices in Mumbai.

Day Two in Mumbai – Learn Business Culture in India

You will have the chance to either visit local businesses, or attend cultural integration activities throughout the day. All activities will be released just prior to the departure date.er

Day Three and Four in Mumbai – Explore the City 

Over the next two days, explore Mumbai by visiting Gateway of India, built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911. Visit the Prince of Wales Museum, which houses a priceless collection of art, sculpture, china, and other antiques. Make a photo stop at Dhobi Ghat, the open-air laundry of the city. Visit Mani Bhavan, the old Mumbai residence of Mahatma Gandhi. Finally, visit Elephanta Island and Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site that houses some of India’s most impressive template carvings.

Visit Dharavi, home of Slumdog Millionaire, and home to 1 million people. Located in Mumbai, Dharavi is one of the largest slums in the largest in the world. See another side of India, meet locals, and learn about local business and life in some of the poorest areas in the region.

Depart to the historical town of Amritsar in the evening of Day 4

Day Five – Discover Amristar

Start your day in Amristar with a visit to the Golden Temple (Harmandir Sahib), a popular pilgrimage site and home to the Akal Takht (the throne of the timeless one).  You will also have the chance to either visit a university or attend cultural activities.

Day Six – Welcome to Delhi

Arrive in Delhi, the capital of India. Discover Old Delhi with a visit to the Red Fort, Jama Masjid – trade in your tour vehicle for bicycle rickshaws and journey through the colourful and bustling Chandni Chowk, one of India’s oldest bazaars. Visit Raj Ghat, Mahatma Gandhi’s serene and evocative cremation site. Visit a glass company and learn how glass is produced and shipped around Delhi.

Day Seven and Eight – Explore Business Culture

With Old Delhi fresh in your mind, begin your day with a guided tour of New Delhi. Designed by the British in the 1920s, New Delhi shows a contrast between new and old. Witness how the country has developed in the past 20 years to become the emerging market it is today. Wind through the new city’s wide boulevards, impressive Government buildings, and gardens. Drive past the India Gate, a memorial raised in honour of the Indian soldiers martyred during the Afghan war and a drive along the Rajpath, past the Parliament House and secretariat buildings, and the Presidential Palace.

You will also have the chance to either visit local businesses, an embassy, or attend cultural activities on this day. All activities will be released just prior to the departure date.

Day Nine – A Day of Your Own

Continue to explore majestic Delhi on your own terms!

Day Ten Agra – Explore Agra and the Taj Mahal

Start your drive to Agra in the morning and embark on a half-day city tour. Visit the Agra Fort, commissioned in 1565 by Emperor Akbar showcasing beautiful Mughal architecture. Later, visit the Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built as a symbol of Emperor Shah Jehan’s devotion to his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal. Considered an architectural marvel, its construction took thousands of workers over 21 years to complete.

Visit a local company, meet the workers, and hear their stories. Discover the local industry of marble inlay in the city known worldwide for its marble workmanship.

Day Eleven in Jaipur – A Day of Your Own in Jaipur

After breakfast, drive to Jaipur, the gateway to the magnificent and vibrant state of Rajasthan. Spend the day exploring Jaipur on your own terms or take part in a cultural integration activity with your guide.

Day Twleve in Jaipur – Explore Jaipur

Proceed for full-day sightseeing trip of Jaipur, also known as the ‘Pink City’. Partake in an elephant ride up to the Amber Fort and explore its prominent structures adorned with latticed galleries, the Ganesh Pol, and the stunning Sheesh Mahal. Later, stop to photograph the beautiful Hawa Mahal, also known as the “Palace of the Winds.” This beautiful façade with its ornately carved latticework windows was designed so the ladies of the palace could look out onto the streets unobserved. Later you will visit the City Palace demonstrating a synthesis of Rajasthani and Mughal styles. Later, visit the Jantar Mantar Observatory, comprising of geometric devices for measuring time, and tracking stars in their orbits.

Day Thirteen – Home Time

Drive back to Delhi to get ready for the flight home. The trip may be over, but the experiences and memories will certainly last a lifetime.

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*** Companies vary for each tour. The names of the companies to be visited are revealed one to three months prior to departure.