Cultural Introduction Experience in Rajasthan India
This project is a great way to fill some time during your gap year from studies, gaining voluntary experience while learning about the culture, etiquette and customs of Indian society. As part of the project, you will also be shown around the exciting and colourful landscape and lifestyle that the country has to offer.
If your work projects take place in Udaipur, then your action-packed cultural immersion week will be located there. Taking place at this Royal city in the state of Rajasthan, it will be filled with workshops, language lessons, project discussions, visits to local homes, markets and general sightseeing. During this week, you will also have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the country. Becoming acquainted with the culture and surroundings is an important factor in adding to the enrichment of your experience.
Monday to Friday
Much of the delivery of the information during this week will be through group games and discussions. You’ll be presented with a lot of new information so it is hoped that the delivery will make the theoretical sessions as dynamic as possible. As well as the information detailed below, you will also be introduced to some sessions on yoga, self-defense techniques, cooking, team building, team work, project work, customs & habits, dos & don’t’s, technical information, emergency situations and habits & behaviours.
Between these five days you will take part in action-packed activities such as group discussions, visits, debates, lectures and outings, aimed at developing your knowledge and understanding of every aspect of India, from culture to religion, habits, customs, history, geography.
Altogether there are 18 official languages in India, and beyond that, more than 1500 dialects and sub-dialects. Your first language lesson will focus on teaching you a few phrases to get by using just one of them – Hindi. Remember, English is widely spoken all throughout the country.
Although you will not be starting on your project until the following week, you will be given an overview of the various projects in the area and an explanation and presentation on your particular assignment. There will also be visits to the sites of the projects.
Sightseeing in the local area and meeting members of the community will help you to settle into the location. There will be opportunities to visit market places, Indian homes, and natural sites either as part of a group or individually during your free time.
** Please note: This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances. **
Trip Country Info
Capital: New Delhi
Language: Hindi, English and 22 other officially recognized languages
Currency: Indian Rupee (INR)
Time zone: UTC +5:30
India is known for its pyramid-like temples, its colorful streets and it’s crowded cities. This country represents one of the most vivid and the largest cultures in the world. From the golden triangle of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra to the coast where Ayurveda medicine was born, India offers a 360 degree journey through the most magical of lands. Known for being the second most populated country in the world, India will show you the faces of thousands of Hindu gods in its very vast collection of temples all throughout the country. The land of colors and smiles is ready to take you on your next adventure whether road tripping or helping out in local communities, this sub-continent will amaze your senses. India will shift the way you see the world.
India’s literacy rate is around 60% for women and 80% for men. The principal language is Hindi and English is also commonly used in all major cities. New Delhi, the capital of India, is what many would call the real deal when travelling through the country. It is one of the biggest and most populated cities in the whole world with up to 25 million citizens. New Delhi is known for its amazing cuisine and its new modality of “street food”, which means restaurants with every specialty you can imagine are available to you all throughout the city! Chennai is another of the biggest cities in India, known as the “Detroit of India” for its automobile industry. If you are looking for a quieter spot Kerala is the centre of lifestyle, art, architecture, language and literature in all of the country!
Gap year travel to India is enjoyed in a country with wonderful history that dates back several thousand years. In particular, one of the most incredible historical points of India is how four separate world religions originated here – Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Buddhism. Beyond this, however, India has only truly been independent as a nation since 1947, just a couple years after World War 2 concluded.
In that time, India has grown to be the eleventh largest economy in the world as well as the second most populous nation, second only to China. This isn’t particularly surprising when you consider that India has been an economic powerhouse for trade routes in the past, but it is very impressive to consider that India has almost reached the status of superpower over the course of 66 years.
The geography of India has been a target for nature lovers for many years but is finally becoming an easy place to visit and explore for foreign tourists. With the Himalayas to the north, the desert in the centre and the luxurious beaches to the west, India has a type of climate that suits the desires of just about anyone. Even if you have a soft spot for snow, you can easily embrace that love by visiting some of the northern mountains which are nearly always capped in snow and ice!
With thousands of years of history and an incredibly diverse climate, India is not a place you can simply read about and understand. You have to visit and immerse yourself within the various Indian cultures before you get an idea of just how amazing India really is. So what are you waiting for? Get in touch now to find out more about our amazing gap year holidays in India or browse the latest experiences below;
Participant Criteria & Requirements
No requirements have been provided.
No requirements have been provided.
- 24/7 support in case of emergencies
- Airport Pick up
- Project coordinator
What's not included
- Airport drop off
- Travel insurance