Nov 25
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Thrilling Uttrakhand explored by Tourism students of DAV College

Thrilling Uttrakhand explored by Tourism students of DAV College
DAV Centenary College Faridabad organized an eight-day educational tour for tourism students under the able leadership and guidance of the officiating Principal Dr Vijaywanti and co-ordinator Dr Ruchi Arora. Students visited various destinations of Uttrakhand including Chopta, Ukhimath, Haridwar, Rishikesh, and other notable places. This immersive journey aimed to provide students with practical insights into the tourism industry while fostering cultural and environmental awareness.
The journey commenced with the picturesque destination of Chopta, often referred to as the "Mini Switzerland of India." Nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas, students explored the lush green meadows and dense forests, gaining insights into sustainable tourism practices. Activities included trekking to Tungnath, the highest Shiva temple, and witnessing the breathtaking views of the snow-clad peaks.
Ukhimath, our next stop, provided a cultural immersion into the religious fabric of Uttarakhand. Students visited ancient temples, including the Omkareshwar Temple, and witnessed the evening aarti, understanding the significance of spirituality in the region. Interactions with local communities allowed students to appreciate the cultural nuances and traditions.
Haridwar, situated on the banks of the Ganges, offered an exploration of Hindu rituals and spirituality. The group participated in the evening Ganga Aarti at Har Ki Pauri, absorbing the spiritual energy of the holy city. Educational sessions were conducted on sustainable tourism practices, emphasizing the importance of preserving the sacred Ganges.
The tour ended with Rishikesh, known for its blend of adventure and tranquility. Students engaged in river rafting on the Ganges, promoting team building and adventure tourism. Yoga and meditation sessions by the riverside provided moments of reflection and relaxation. The tour also included a visit to the iconic Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula.
One distinctive feature of this tour was the students' active involvement in research. Armed with questionnaires, students engaged with local stakeholders, including hoteliers, tour guides, and community members. The research focused on understanding the challenges and opportunities faced by the tourism industry in Uttarakhand. Insights gained from these interactions enriched the students' understanding of the real-world dynamics of tourism.
Dr.Vijayawanti expressed satisfaction in providing students with a hands-on experience that goes beyond textbooks. She emphasized the importance of such educational tours in shaping well-rounded individuals with a deep understanding of the diverse facets of tourism. The message underscored the need for responsible tourism practices and encouraged students to apply the knowledge gained to contribute positively to the tourism industry.
This educational tour proved to be a holistic experience for tourism students, combining theoretical knowledge with practical exposure to diverse aspects of tourism in Uttarakhand. The destinations of Chopta, Ukhimath, Haridwar, Rishikesh, and others not only showcased the state's natural beauty but also highlighted the cultural and religious significance ingrained in its heritage. The insights gained from this tour will undoubtedly contribute to the students' academic and professional growth in the field of tourism.
The Tourism department organized this captivating educational tour for students under the able supervision of Department Head Mr. Amit Kumar with the valuable guidance of two female faculty members and the enthusiastic participation of 30 students, this tour aimed to provide a practical understanding of the tourism industry while exploring the cultural and natural wonders of Uttarakhand.