Paediatrics and Childcare in India

13 - 27 Feb 2020
  • Medical & Professional Tours

About the tour

Learn of paediatrics and child health care across India from Delhi, to Rajasthan in the north and to Bangalore and Kerala in the south. Visit a wide range of NGOs, hospitals and clinics; meet with fellow professionals and explore the rich culture, cuisine and magnificent landscapes of India.

Your tour leader

Picture of JBT tour leader, Dr Nicki Murdock

Dr Nicki Murdock

Dr Nicki Murdock, (FRACP, FRACMA, FRACGP, FAICD, EMBA) is a former president of the Paediatrics and Child Health Division of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). She was the RACP Representative to Asia Pacific Paediatric Society International Forum. Nicki was on the Board of the RACP and chaired the Board Risk Management Committee and the Board International Strategy working group.  She has specialist qualifications in general practice, paediatrics and medical administration. Nicki has been part of senior leadership teams in the Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane, Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service and is now the Professional Lead for doctors in the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service, where she maintains her clinical skills in the Special Care Nursery.  

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Itinerary at a glance

  • 13 Feb (Thurs) Delhi:  Arrive Delhi. Transfer to the Hotel Metropolitan (or joint from the optional pre tour extension in Delhi). Welcome dinner at hotel
  • 14 Feb (Fri) Delhi: Visit the Institute of Child Development to meet staff and learn of their work. Drive to Agra in the afternoon.
  • 15 Feb (Sat) Agra / Jaipur: Dawn visit to the Taj Mahal and explore this beautiful structure. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Drive to Jaipur, stopping en route at the abandoned city Fatehpur Sikri. Arrive Jaipur and check into your hotel
  • 16 Feb (Sun) Jaipur: Visit the Amber Fort in the morning and the  Jaipur Foot Project in the afternoon. 
  • 17 Feb (Mon) Jaipur: Visit the Palace of the Winds and City Palace in the morning. The afternoon is at leisure to relax or explore the bazaars of Jaipur.
  • 18 Feb (Tues) Jaipur / Bangalore: Fly to Bangalore. Visit the paediatric department of the MS Ramiah Hospital.
  • 19 Feb (Wed) Bangalore / Mysore: Drive to Mysore. Visit an Ayurvedic Hospital and garden
  • 20 Feb (Thurs) Mysore: Visit Chamundi Hill for the procession of the Goddess at the Temple, then visit the Bull. In the afternoon visit Mysore Palace and the Devaraj Market. Enjoy sunset high tea at the Lalitha Mahal Palace 
  • 21 Feb (Fri) Mysore: Visit Operation Shanti and learn about the work they do with street children. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the many charms of Mysore or relax at the hotel
  • 22 Feb (Sat) Mysore / Ooty: Drive to the hill station of Ooty and visit Ooty's famous Botanical Gardens. Meet with the traditional Toda community and learn of indigenous health care in India
  • 23 Feb (Sun) Ooty: Take the toy Ttain through the mountains to Coonoor. Explore Coonoor, including the old railway station. Lunch at the Raj era Taj Garden Retreat. Visit the tea plantation and tea factory. Return to Ooty
  • 24 Feb (Mon) Ooty / Cochin: Drive Coimbatore. Take the train across the Cardamom Hills to Cochin.
  • 25 Feb (Tues) Cochin: Sightseeing including the Dutch Palace, Synagogue, Francis Church and the old spice houses of Cochin. See a traditional Kalaripayatt demonstration. Sunset cruise past the Chinese fishing nets and return to the hotel.  
  • 26 Feb (Wed) Cochin: Visit a rural Health Mission in Allepey. Cruise along the backwaters of Kerala and return to Cochin for a farewell dinner. 
  • 27 Feb (Thurs) Cochin:Depart Cochin or take the extension to an Ayurvedic Resort.

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