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What to expect?​

  • India’s first travel experience program for learning about our planet, Climate Change &        Mars exploration.

  • Get in-person insights and trivia from our team of experienced field researchers. 

  • Contribute towards protecting and conserving our environment. 

  • Be a part of the future by learning how humanity is training to explore Mars. 

  • Get inspired by our environment to bring out the best in you and your life. 

  • Join the exclusive Amity Cosmic Explorers network and receive mentorship and networking opportunities for a lifetime. 

Click here for detailed information about the 3 themes of ESEP.

Itinerary

This is just an indicative itinerary; a detailed one will be shared upon registration. 

  • Day 1: Arrival at Bhuj​​

    • Pickup from Airport/Railway Station/Bus Stop.

    • Registration and check-in by noon at The Fern Residency.

    • A lunch with the crew and a visit to Geology Department, Kachchh University.

      • Orientation program and a tour of the geology museum.

        • Kutch is home to many fossils of dinosaurs and some of the oldest living organisms.  ​

    • Followed by a crew dinner.

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  • Day 2: Drive to Mata no Madh — Jarosite deposits and more.

    • Observe Mars-like minerals. Jarosite is a mineral formed due to the cooling down of lava, the deposits of this mineral are a common feature in the volcanic provinces on Mars. 

    • Field training to use hand-held geological tools and instruments will be given. 

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  • Day 3-4: Trips to Craters: Universe and tiny life forms. 

    • The crew will be exploring Dhinodhar and Luna Craters. Impact craters are formed when large objects from space fall on the surface of our planet. Craters tell us the original composition of meteorites and give insights into the origins of our solar system.

    • The craters are rich in salts; salts make it tough for life to sustain and therefore we get to see halophiles, organisms with special mechanisms to thrive in places with high amounts of salt. 

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  • Day 5-6: Drive to Dholavira, lost and found civilization!​​

    • Dholavira, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an ancient city of the Indus Valley (also called Harappan) civilization that was not known until 1966. There is a lot we can learn from the ruins of the Harappan civilization about the ravages of Climate Change and frequent earthquakes.

    • Dholavira rann is away from the city lights, an ideal place to look at the sky and experience the cosmos. We are partnering with Stargazing India to train explorers to gaze at the night sky with awe and wonder.

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  • Day 7: Wrap up and Closing Ceremony

    • A drive back to Bhuj, a few stops along the road will be taken for sample collection and observations. 

    • Presentations and Discussions.

    • Certificate distribution and closing ceremony. 

  • Day 8: Drop off (Airport/Railway Station/Bus Stop) and departure.

Note for Researchers:​

  • Each of these sites offers a wide range of opportunities and participants will be guided by the science lead to conduct research.

  • After registration, we will work with you to finalize your research plan. 

What is included and what isn't?

Click here to view the document containing detailed inclusions and exclusions. 

Fee Structure:

  • ₹45,770 per person, including taxes. 

  • For the first instalment, you are expected to pay (INR) ₹15,000 within 24 hours of registration, and the rest has to be paid 30 days before arrival in Kutch.

  • Please refer to the change/cancellation policies.

Please Note:

  • We will not be taking students below the age of 16 years, and those between 16-18 years of age must have parent's/guardian's consent.

  • People with prevailing health conditions or physical ailments won't be allowed to attend without a fitness certificate from a general physician/doctor.

  • We suggest you go through the FAQs section before you proceed.

  • You agree to our privacy policies and terms and conditions by proceeding with the registration.

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