Start and end in New Delhi! With the volunteer/community tour India Volunteer Adventure, you have a 22 day tour package taking you through New Delhi, India and 6 other destinations in India. India Volunteer Adventure includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Welcome to India. Today, you will be received at the Indira Gandhi International Airport and will be transferred to your accommodation. Pickup timings are between 6 AM to 10.30 PM. Take rest on your day of arrival, get acquainted with the area, venture out to the local markets and prepare yourselves for the three-week journey ahead. (Meals ? Dinner ? subject to arrival time)Start point Main Entrance, Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), Airport Rd., New Delhi, Delhi, India
After breakfast, your coordinators will discuss your program itinerary with you for the days to come and give you all necessary information for the trip. Post orientation, you will begin the city tour of Delhi. In this tour, you?ll visit some of the famous monuments in the city including the Qutub Minar, India Gate, Humayun?s Tomb and the Lotus Temple. Lunch will be at a local restaurant in Delhi. In the evening, you will be formally welcomed with a delicious and traditional Indian meal. (Meals ? Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Volunteers will be working in the Street Children or the Child Care Project in Delhi. Under this project, volunteers take informal education classes with the children, play games with them and introduce them to different new activities. Volunteers work at the various contact points or shelter homes, being run by various organizations, which serve as day care centers for these street children. They can assist in providing love, care, basic literacy, recreation and most importantly spend time with them and shower affection on them. (Meals ? Breakfast & Dinner) Exciting Evening Programs During Volunteering Week:- On Day 6, (Thu), we will take you to the Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple followed by a spectacular Water Show. This will be a memorable evening as you will witness one of the most beautiful temples with superb architecture followed by an amazing laser water show.
In and around PalampurThis day is free for leisure activities or for optional sightseeing tours. You can also go for shopping in famous markets like Janpath, Khan Market, Dilli Haat, Lajpat Nagar or Sarojini Nagar. In the evening, we will drop you at the Bus Terminus in Delhi from where you will board an air-conditioned bus to Palampur. (Meals ? Breakfast & Dinner)
Upon your arrival in Palampur, our Program Coordinators will transfer you to your accommodation. While looking at the beautiful scenery around, get familiar with the volunteer house and the surrounding area. Today, our program coordinators will brief you about volunteering schedule which will begin from the next day. Later, we will take you for a market tour of the Palampur town. In this market visit, you will be familiarized with the area and the facilities like ATM, Bus/Taxi stand, Restaurants, Pharmacy and other General Shops. (Meals ? Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Volunteering in Palampur will begin from today. You will be joining Childcare Project Placement for one week. While working at Child Care Center, you will be expected to create a fun-filled learning atmosphere for the kids. You can also help in the administrative tasks of the center or help in decorating the center using colorful charts and posters. It is a great opportunity to work outdoors in the lap of Himalayas with your group and enjoy the experience. During free time, you can see the nearby monasteries, tea gardens, restaurants, and markets. A special Yoga class during the week will be conducted for volunteers. (Meals ? Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Today, you will head to Dharamsala along with other volunteers. From here, you will trek to Triund which is a 10 km long trekking route. Before starting the trek, you will be given a packed lunch and two bottles of water. Make sure that you take them before starting the trip. The trekking trip will be one of the great highlights of your Summer Trip. After reaching Triund, get the magnificent views of the beautiful snow clad Himalayan mountain range. Accommodation will be provided in a tent or in a shared guest house. (Meals ? Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
In the afternoon, you will come back to Dharamsala / Mcleodganj and check-in at the accommodation. After taking rest for some time, you can go to see the famous Dalai Lama Temple. In the evening, you can relax and have dinner in one of the rooftop restaurants in the town. (Meals ? Breakfast)
In and around AmritsarAfter breakfast, we will transfer you to Amritsar, the city of the famous Golden Temple. Upon arrival at Amritsar, check in at the accommodation arranged for you. After getting refreshed, we will take you to visit Jalianwala Bagh (Martyr?s Memorial). Later, we will visit the Golden Temple. After taking a break, we will take you there again to see the illuminated views of the shrine in the evening. Free time can be used to explore the local markets and enjoy local food (which is very famous in India). (Meals ? Breakfast)
In the morning, we will transfer you to the train station in Amritsar from where you will be boarding an air-conditioned train to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, we will transfer you to Agra through Taj Express Way, one of the finest highways in India. Upon arrival in Agra, check in at the accommodation arranged for you. For your snacks/refreshments during the train journey, we suggest buying packed snacks before you board the train or to buy food onboard. Your Program Coordinator will brief you about the same. (Meals ? NA)
Early in the morning, we will take you to the TAJ MAHAL. The Taj Mahal is considered to be one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also listed among the NEW SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD. Famously known as the Monument of Love, it was built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. After a memorable visit to Taj Mahal, we will transfer you to Jaipur. Upon arrival in Jaipur, check in at the accommodation and relax for the day. (Meals ? Breakfast)
The day starts with an exciting visit to the City Palace. A beautiful traditional Rajasthani Palace with a royal fervor like no other. Before reaching City Palace, we will take a photo stop at Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds).In the evening there would be a cultural evening, where you can enjoy folk dances and puppet show followed by dinner. (Meals ? Breakfast & Dinner)
In the morning, you get to see one of the fascinating monuments of the Hindu Rajput architecture ? The Amber Fort. Facing a beautiful lake called Maota, the fort is located high on a hill. Later in the afternoon, you will return to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, check in at the accommodation arranged for you. Evening time is free to relax or to go out for last minute shopping. For those who have booked flights back home can depart for the airport. (Meals ? Breakfast)
You would need to checkout from the accommodation before noon. We recommend booking your flights for Friday night or Saturday morning.End point Volunteers Home, New Delhi, Delhi, India