Join Us in March, 2018, for Rotary Friendship Exchange with Rotary District 3060 in India, including participation in PolioPlus National Immunization Day March 11, 2018. We will be hosted by District Governor Ruchir Jani and Rotary Friendship Exchange District Chair Praful Dewani.
Tentative Itinerary
Date Day Place Activity
March 5 Monday Mumbai  Flight arrivals,
stay overnight in Mumbai
March 6 Tuesday Silvassa 
Morning travel to Silvassa,
afternoon projects and sightseeing,
evening Rotary meeting, overnight
in Silvassa
March 7 Wednesday Silvassa 
Projects of Rotary Vapi, overnight
in Silvassa
March 8 Thursday Bharuch  Transfer to Bharuch after breakfast,
Rotary projects and sightseeing,
overnight in Bharuch
March 9 Friday Bharuch  Rotary projects and sightseeing,
overnight in Bharuch
March 10 Saturday Anand  Transfer to Anand after breakfast,
projects and sightseeing,
prepare for NID, overnight in Anand
(home city of D3060 EPN Chair)
March 11 Sunday Anand 
National Immunization Day
throughout India
March 12 Monday Rajkot 
NID follow-up activities,
transfer to Rajkot,
Rotary meeting in evening,
overnight in Rajkot
March 13 Tuesday Rajkot 
Rotary projects and sightseeing,
overnight in Rajkot
March 14 Wednesday Rajkot 
Transfer to Sasan Gir, overnight
in Sasan hotel
March 15 Thursday Sasan 
Gir Forest National Park, Sasan,
overnight in Rajkot
March 16 Friday Mumbai 
Flight Air India 656
Rajkot-> Mumbai 17:40 - 18:45
March 16-17 Friday-Saturday air 
onward connections
from Mumbai home
As you can see, we will be staying in the homes of Rotarians in Silvassa (2 nights), Bharuch (2 nights), Anand (2 nights), and Rajkot (3 nights). The night we arrive we will stay at a hotel near the Mumbai airport. There will be one night at a hotel in the Gir National Park (
Important Information
  1. Average temperatures are 95 degrees F during the day and 65 degrees F at night. Team short sleeve shirts and caps will be provided.
  2. Limited to 12 participants.
  3. District 3060 will send an inbound Rotary Friendship Exchange to our area prior to the 2018 International Convention in Toronto in June, 2018. Team members are expected to assist with housing, food, transportation, and tourism for the inbound RFE team. The participation fee for the March 2018 NID/RFE program includes a budget for group expenses for the inbound team in June, 2018.
  4. The estimated total cost per participant is $600 plus airfare. Participants will be responsible for the first night hotel in Mumbai. Our hosts will be covering all local transportation and food and all other housing with the exception of the first night in Mumbai and 1 night in the Gir National Park.
  5. US Passport valid for at least 6 months after March 2018 will be needed.
  6. Visa to visit India will be needed. Rotary District 3060 will provide official invitation letters for your visa application. PDG Rick will provide guidance on the visa application process.
Recommended Air Travel for arrival Mumbai March 5
Chicago-Toronto-Mumbai March 4-5 via United/Star Alliance
UA8300/Air Canada 16:25 – 18:56
UA8414/Air Canada 20:45 – 21:45 March 5
Chicago-London-Mumbai March 4-6 via American/OneWorld
BA294 17:05 – 06:45 March 5
BA139 09:50 – 00:15 March 6
Chicago-Paris-Mumbai March 4-5 via Delta/Skyteam
DL8505/Air France 17:10 – 08:30 March 5
DL8705/Air France 10:40 – 23:55 March 5
Chicago-Delhi-Mumbai March 4-5 via Air India/Star Alliance
AI126 13:30 – 15:15 March 
AI102 17:00 – 19:10 March 5
Chicago-AbuDhabi-Mumbai March 4-5 via Etihad
Etihad150 12:10 – 11:40 March 5
Etihad204 14:20 – 19:10 March 5
Chicago-Brussels-Mumbai March 4-5 via United+Brussels/Star Alliance
UA972 17:50 – 08:50 March 5
SN601 10:20 – 23:25 March 5
Recommended Air Travel for return from Rajkot to Mumbai to Chicago March 16
Air India 656 depart Rajkot 5:40 pm arrive Mumbai 6:45 pm, then
Mumbai-Newark-Chicago March 16-17 via United/Star Alliance
UA49 23:10 – 05:55 March 17
UA626 10:05 – 11:50 March 17
Mumbai-London-Chicago March 17 via BA+American/OneWorld
BA138 02:15 – 06:50 March 17
AA87 08:40 – 12:25 March 17
Mumbai-Amsterdam-Chicago March 17 via Delta/Slyteam
DL7533/JetAirways 02:55 – 07:55 March 17
DL9382/KLM 12:40 – 15:30 March 17
Mumbai-AbuDhabi-Chicago March 16-17 via Etihad
Etihad203 21:15 – 23:25 March 16
Etihad151 03:20 – 09:25 March 17
If you are interested in participating in this NID/RFE experience, please contact PDG Rick Rivkin (email