India ’23


4th edition
45 participants
Darjeeling – Pelling – Gangtok ( – Silliguri ) || India
06.04. – 13.04. || 2023

8 days | 7 nights

3 days | 2 nights
13.04. – 15.04. || 2023 , Silliguri

Photo credits to Babi Kacharava

What is MEDS Travel?

MEDS “Meetings of Design Students” Travel is a new educational travel initiative which started in 2018 and derived from the summer workshops but based on a travel concept.

The idea and goal for the travel is to educate and show international design students and creative minds the architectural, cultural and historical aspects of a country.

It’s an enjoyable way to interact with people outside our familiar cultural and educational or professional spheres and capture and learn about important landmarks.

Objective and Outcome

For the 4th edition of MEDS Travel, we went to India again and visited the amazing region around Darjeeling, Pelling and Gangtok.

The travel started in Gangtok, Sikkim, which is a mountain area with various natural attractions. Then traveled further by bus. We were able to visit an exceptional area together and through local guidance, we were able to experience the culture and see the natural beauty. An inspiring journey!






Mirik Lake

On the Road

In the Air



of MEDS Travel ’23

Bhumit Shah

“Bhum Bhum” is an architect and animator and teaches at a university as an assistant professor in India. His very first MEDS experience was in 2017 at the Ghent, Belgium workshop, the birthplace of the idea of the travel initiative. Followed by the first edition of MEDS Travel to India in 2018.

“The idea of MEDS Travel has been close to my heart. Expanding the knowledge about the culture and culinary traditions, by that enhancing the experience and making it more interesting and memorable.”