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Educational Tourism (visit by students & teacher groups)

Educational Tourism

A similar page is also present in a German version and in a Danish version

Mitraniketan operates on a 50 acre tropical green campus in a rural setting at Vellanad village. It attracts many different visitors, from university students to retired citizens and development workers. Visitors gain exposure to a unique style of education, while learning how a rural community functions in its natural setting and revealing realistic Indian life experiences.

The campus houses a variety of development activities oriented to education with residential school classes and unique buildings dotted around the green campus. The projects include people’s college, agriculture and farming facilities, vocational training workshops, fruit processing unit, Bakery, dairy section, health centre, rural technology centre, guest house, indoor and open stadiums and staff quarters. All of these centres support the activities of a 500 member community including 100 staff members.

Structured like a ‘social laboratory’ for non-formal education, its educational tourism facility is often utilized by teachers, students and groups who undergo studies on third world countries, social work, development and education. Visitors gain exposure to a different style of education and to a rich culture. They learn how a rural community functions in its natural setting and experience realistic Indian life and local customs.

Our guests include Heisenberg Gymnasium (Germany), South India Tour Group from Denmark, Global College (Sweden) who annually take exposure trips to Mitraniketan.

Mitraniketan offers flexible packages for visitors coming in groups of 10-40. In addition to seeing and learning the various activities, guests can interact with community members and participate in lectures with discussion on education, development, and the culture and economy of the country. Guests are encouraged to visit local villages, join a short yoga course, excursions, and/or enjoy traditional dance performance. Possibility for Ayurvedic rejuvenation therapy is another added opportunity – please let us know your needs and interests.

Educational packages currently vary from $20 to $25 per person/per day based on the size of group and its activities. This includes board & lodging, Airport pick up/drop and other local transport.


Please contact: Director, Mitraniketan, kvmitraniketan@gmil.com  with your enquiries.

We invite you to visit Mitraniketan to participate in our education based community activities and experience “education for life” and a unique culture with us!