Wanderlust Wednesday - India
"Not all those who wander are lost"
Visit the Sights
Delhi is actually actually two cities in one. Ride a rickshaw through historic Old Dehli and then take a virtual tour of New Dehli, the nation's capital. Stop in to see Humayun's Tomb, the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, and the Red Fort Complex, made of red sandstone and built in 1546.
A visit to the city of Agra isn't complete without spending time at the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. Stop by Agra Fort while in the city as well.
While exploring the city of Amritsar -- make sure to see the Golden Temple.
Varanasi is sometimes called the "spiritual capital of India," dating back to 11th century, BCE -- it is a place full of religious rituals and ceremony.
Head up into the Himalayan Mountains to the resort town of Manali.
MakerSpace & STEM Activities
Learn about the Rann of Kutch, India's largest salt desert, then try out some salt-related experiments!
India is a large country with a wide-ranging food culture. Check out these Indian recipes and cook up something delicious!
Discover the Hindu holiday of Diwali, the Festival of Lights, and then grab some chalk and try your hand at creating rangoli art.
Explore India's Global Technology Housing Challenge. Then, design "ready to live-in housing" that's quick and inexpensive to build with sustainable materials. Create plans on paper or computer and a build a prototype.
Travel with a Book
Check out these books rich with Indian culture!
For Middle Grades & Young Adult Readers
"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king."
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring