Educational tours are a media where students will come through a experience of witnessing ‘in real’ what they read or should know about different places in India.
D Y Patil University School of Hospitality and Tourism Studies believes that students need to have practical learning experience. So such trips are regularly arranged and one such trip was a Tour to Goa.
Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture. It also has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, which is classified as abiodiversity hotspot.The land of sand and sun, Goa is an amalgamation of colonial wonders, architecture, beaches, and the majestic forts. The Portuguese have been a huge influence on Goa’s unique culture and lifestyle which is in stark contrast to the rest of the world.
The First Year Students of MSc.in Hospitality and Tourism Studies were excited to go on the educational trip to Goa.The trip was arranged from 21st March to 25thMarch , 2018.
The Itinerary was planned to cover all the major tourist places such as Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, the Temples and the Churches. The beaches such as Morjimbeach ,Calangute Beach, Miramar Beach and Vagator beach provided the much needed adventure and excitement to the students. The students visited each and every tourist spot and interacted with the tourists as well as the tourist guides that were present on all locations. The students tried to map the pattern and diversity of crowd that usually visits Goa and also learnt a lot about the variance in their lifestyles and how the city incorporates them.
The Visit to Sahakari Spice Farm was an educational and informative trip. The students learnt about the spice production, manufacturing and packaging. They also saw a wide variety of spices that are used in various cuisines.
The students, led by their faculties Chef Priya and Mr. Sameer Mankame enjoyed the tour de Goa and concluded this marvelous trip, with moments of remembrance for a lifetime.
'Education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.' - Albert Einstein