Group 4:
Names:Amaya Fernández, Carla Gratacós and María Castejón
Captain: Carla Gratacós

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DAYS WE STAY

Calcuta: 13,14,15 (16 we leave)

Delhi:16,17,18,1(20 we leave)

Bombai: 20,21,22,23 (24 we leave)

Bethlehem:24,25,26 (27 we leave)


We go by PLANE to Australia the 27th


CULTURE
Our trip begins in India a beautiful country situated in the south of Asia and for understand more the indian people,
and their costums firts we have to have a look about the history of India.
The money of India is the rupee. One euro is like 65'00 rupees.
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The time difference it's about 5:30 hours. For exemple if in Spain we ar at 3:00pm in India they are at 8:30pm
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About her colorful flag.
The National flag of India is a horizontal rectangular tricolour of deep saffron, white and India green; with the Ashok Chakra, a 24-spoke wheel, in navy blue at its centre.It was adopted in its present form during a meeting of the Constituent Assembly held on 22 July 1947, when it became the official flag of the Dominion of India. The flag was subsequently retained as that of the Republic of India. In India, the term "tricolour" almost always refers to the Indian national flag. The flag is based on the Swaraj flag, a flag of the Indian National Congress designed by Pingali Venkayya.
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Indian cuisine consists of thousands of regional cuisines which date back thousands of years. The dishes of India are characterised by the extensive use of various Indian spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian cuisine is also known for the widespread practice of vegetarianism in Indian society

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OUR RUTE

CALCUTTA


The three days we will stay in Calcutta will be charity mission days.


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1st day: We first go to the guests houses to unpackage our bags. Our house is near the new market, one of a kind market in the world,
so is an experience to visit it. In the afternoon, at 3 pm, we will go to NIRMALA SHISHU BHAVAN (Mother teresa house for children)

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2nd day: In the morning we will visit the Victoria Memorial, memorial built with the intention to honor
Queen Victoria of England after her death in 1901. In the afternoon, like everyday, we will go to help at the children's house.
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3rd day: In the morning we will visit the Flower Market, a 125 years old market, is one of the Calcutta highlights. It's magniffic,
an old building sorrounded by the sweet scent of flowers. In the afternoon we will return again to the children's house.

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We've found a very interesting information, in India there's an area calles ''the Golden Triangle'', wich includes Agra,
Delhi and Jaipur, we can visit these three citires while we are staying in Nouva Delhi,
There are near so we just need to catch a bus.




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(THE GOLDEN TRIANGLE)
















4th day

We catch the plane at Calcutta's airport at 7 o'clock in the morning an we fly to Nouva Delhi.

NOUVA DELHI

We will arrive to New Delhi at 9:05h in the morning, so we first go to the hotel to unpackage our bags and then we go to visit the Red Ford of Delhi.

THE RED FORD

The Red Fort was begun in 1638 and was not completed untilt ten years later. It is located on the eastern edge of Shahjahanabad, and gets its name for its impressive walls, built of red sandstone that defines its four sides.

The red fort of Delhi is open from 9 am to 5 pm. Tourist must pay 250 rupees to enter, and 25 rupees more if you want to get photos or video camera. The museums open an hour later, and you can also enjoy the night show.



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After visiting the ford, we can go to have lunch and do sightseeing in the midday, near the ford, because, at evening, if you want, we can return to see the night show.

5th day

NOUVA DELHI

First we will spend the morning visiting Jama Masjid mosque, as is the third largest mosque in India, it will take a while to cover it, so we have to spend all the morning visiting it.

Jama Masjid mosque

Jama Masjid is the largest mosque in India ans is locates in Old Delhi in the Indian capital. It is well known and is situated on a promontory that lets you see all the old part town, so you can't miss it.

To acces to the mosque and its enormeos courtyars we don't have to pay an entrace fee, unless you want to enter the camera or video, there you will have to pay 150 rupees (2,5 euros). Furthermore, to enter to the great mosque of Delhi we should dress politely.. For example, you must toof off your shoes and women must cover themselves.

If you want to visit Jama Masjid, you can do it from 8:30 to 12:30 and then from 13:45 until half an hour to miss the sunset. On fridays from 12 to 14:00 is closed

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We can visit the city at the midday and have lunch in a restaurant.
LAKSHMI NARAYAN TEMPLE
Devoted to Lakshmi, Vishnu's wife and goddess of wealth, this temple is also kown as Birla, the name os the wealthy industralist who ordered it built in 1938. It continues to hold worship daily, so that at times restricted the entry of tourists. The rest of the day can be accessed freely.

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6th day
AGRA

To go from Delhi yo Agra it would take about 3 hours by train and 4 hours by bus, so the buses just depart from Delhi at 6 am, we would arrive there more or less at 10 am, we could visit Taj Mahal firste, it would take us 2 ore 3 hours aproximately, we can eat in the city of Agra and visit it at the midday, at the afternoon we can visit Sikandra Fort. And finally, que qould return to Nouva Delhi the same way we went. The bus cost about 5 rupees.

Sikandra Fort

Akbar the Great, command to build a strong leadership, Sikandra Fort, and adittions were made until the time if his grandson Shah Jahan. While in Akbar's time the fort was primarty a military structure, with Shah Jahan became part of the palace.

Now this fort is a tourist atracction in India, where millions of persons of people come to visit.
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Taj Mahal

Mumtaz Mahal died giving birth to their fourteenth child. Her husband, King Shah Jahan, built a great palace in her honour, the Taj Mahal, where he spend his entire fourtune. His children, very angry, loched hiim up on their Fort until the day os his death.

To enter you must pay 970 rupees. It is opened from 6 am to 7pm. Closed to public on Friday. It also opens the full moon nights to appreciate the splendor of the marble
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7th day

JAIPUR

Jaipur is the royal city of India. The city that was home to the Maharaja Jaipur Singh. This city has much fame and importance of tourism because of it's palaces and it pink color. Raijputana culture was born in this city and you can still see the look and essence of Raijputana culture in this city.


Unlike the previous day, today we don't have to get up early to catch the bus or train, because in Jaipur there's no much to see, only the city itself.
So we will take the bus at 10 am in the morning to get there at lunchtime. The bus cost 5 rupees.

When we arrive, we will first go to have lunch and later we will do sightseeing around the city, and we can go to visit the Hawa Mahal.

Hawa Mahal

Hawa Mahal means ''Palace of Winds'' and it's one of the most famous monuments of Jaipur, althought it's only the facade. This 5-storey buildeing was built for the ladies of the royal family to watch the processions and daily life of the city.

As you can only see the facade, you can't get inside, there is no any kind of opening hours.


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We will return to Nouva Delhi that night to get a plane to Bombay

8th day

We catch the plane at Nouva Delhi's airport at 6:15h in the morning.

BOMBAY

The 20 of August we will arrive to Bombay at 8:15h in the morning.
We will first go to the hotel to unpackage our bags and later we will go to do
sightseeing and have breakfast. In the afteroon we will go to visit The hanging gardens

The Hanging Gardens

Ideal place to go to see the sunset over the sea Arabia.

These gardens were laid out in 1881 and his real name is Pherozeshah Mehta Gardens. Formalist design highlighted by a notable collection of hedges shaped like animals. Froma the garden there are very good views of the city.


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We will have meal in the neighborhood, because there are many restaurants to eat at.
Then if everything is allright we will go back to hotel and have dinner.

9th day

The 21 we will wake up early and we will spend all the day at the neighbordhood of Colaba.
There we will know all the indian cinema. There surely someone
will come to affer us a tour of the bollywood studies or, who knows, maybe the opportunity
to apear as an extra in one of his blockbasters, they usually need foreigners.

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10th day
There aren't a lot of things to visit in bombay, so the say 22 we will wake up not so early and,
with calm, we will do sightseeing, and visit places like:

Chhatrapati Shivaji Station
An old station that was delcared a Nation Heritage by UNESCO in 2004.


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Gateway of India
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Walking through the Marina Drive, a promenade around Marina Point (The Manhattan of Mumbai) is the best
way to know the city and see, by the way, it's complicated traffic

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11th day

Finally, we conclude our visit to Bombay with:

The Kanheri Caves

The Kanheri Caves are a group of rock-cut monuments, located north of Borivali on the western outskirts of Mumbai,
India, deep within the green forests of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. It is 6 km from the National Park Main Gate and 7 km from Borivali Station.
Tourists can go in after 7.30 a.m.

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Dobi Ghat

Dhobi Ghat is a well known open air laundromat in Mumbai, India. The washers, locally known as Dhobis,
work in the open to wash the clothes from Mumbai's hotels and hospitals.
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12th day

We catch the plane at Bombay's airport at 6:20 am.

BETHLEHEM

We arrive to Jerusalen's airport at 16:30 and we rent a car to go to Bethlehem.
We will arrive there aproximately at 17:15.
We will go to the hotel to unpackage our bags and get some rest after the long journey. We will dinner at a near restaurant and we will visit a little the town.

13th day

The 24 in the morning we wil visit Belen Stable and its arroundings.
After dinning, we will go to Jerusalen city and we will have dinner there.
In Jerusalen we can visit lot of places.

The Temple Mount

It's a sacred place for Muslims, Jews and Christians, because here's the rock from which the Prophet Mohammed
supposedly ascended to heaven and also honors the sacrifice made by Abraham when he sacrificed a lamb in place of his son Isaac


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Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Built on the summir of Mount Calvary, where Christ was crucified and inside the church, it is the stone where Jesus was buried.


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The Wailing Wall


The Wailing Wall is the most important sacred place for Jews. These are the reamins of the Temple of Jerusalem, built by Herod in the year 20 B.C, which was destroyed in 70 AD by the Romans. Among the stones ehat make up this wall, the faithful leave small roles with their requests




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At the evening, we can have dinner in Jerusalem, and return to Bethlehem in the night.


14th day

The 26th we will have breakfast in Bethlehem and we will catch the car to go to Jerusalen again and finish visiting the city.

The Garden of Olives


The Garden of Getshsemane is the garden where Jesus prayes ebfore his passion. Olive trees are of a deep antiquity, some of them have been there since the time of Jesus.


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The Mount Calvary


Mount Calvary is the hill where Christ was crucified, nowadays, still follows the hole where his cross nailed, and you can stick you hand inside


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The Holy Sepulchre

The Holy Sepulchre, where Christ was buried after his passion, is now a chapel where Masses are cometimes celebrated.


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That's all we are going to visit in Jerusalen, we will have dinner in Bethlehem and we will rest for the long journey to Australia that ahead us.

15th day

We get the plan at 1:00 pm, so we will arrive to Queenstown at 3 am (Australian schedule) on the28th of August.



HOTELS

Calcutta:
Name: Hamshalad
Price: 23 euros/night
It have bedrooms for two people with bathroom include but the breakfast, the meal and the dinner there aren't include.
This hotel is about 10 minutes waking from Mother Teresa house for children.


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Nouva Delhi:
Name:Hotel Malviya Raghar
Price:45 euros/night
Bedroom with two beds and bathroom include.The breakfast is include but the meal and the dinner they are not include.
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Bombay:
Name: Keys hotel Nestor
Price:62 euros/night

Bedroom with two beds and bathroom include
There are not includes the meal, the breakfast and the dinner.

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Bethlem:
Name: Expres belen hotel
Price: 69 euros/nightBedroom with two beds and bathroom include.


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FLIGHTS

Calcuta- Delhi

departure time: 7:00
Arrival time: 9:05
Price for person: 95,52 euros
Delhi- Bombai
departure time:6:15
Arrival time: 8:15
Price for person: 58,69 euros

Bombai- Jerusalén

departure time: 6:20
Arrival time: 16:30
Price for person: 268,39 euros


TRANSPORT

Suzuki Alto
Suzuki Alto
23'57 EUROS/day



DISTRUTION

AMAYA: Hotels and Flights
MARIA: Hotels and Culture
CARLA: Places we visit, tourism