Trip Details

Duration: 2 weeks (Arrive Sunday, Depart Saturday)

Experience Incredible India as a volunteer! Our project offers a perfect gateway to immerse yourself in the rich culture and diversity on offer in India in just 2 weeks. Your experiences will be unforgettable as you visit “The Taj Mahal”, one of the 7 wonders of the world, the princely state of Rajasthan, and to the pristine beaches of Goa where you will volunteer at our construction and renovation project.

On offer is a unique opportunity to travel as a volunteer through this project which encompasses the experiences of two separate programs in one fortnight.

A rich and rewarding experience, you will visit palaces, forts, temples, places of historical importance, and beaches. Indulge yourself in the fascinating Indian culture and way of life, learn to cook traditional Indian dishes and create authentic Mehendi art. For your own personal benefit, learn how to use the techniques of yoga to regenerate your body and mind.

After your incredible experiences, you will no doubt, be glad to give a little back through the Green lion volunteer project renovating and supporting schools in Udaipur and Goa. If you’re looking for a magical and rewarding experience, this could be the project for you.

Your experience as a young and responsible traveller will provide you with:

  • Opportunities to gain new insights into education
  • A chance to experience a different culture
  • Hands on ways to develop your knowledge and a new perspective
  • New challenges in a different environment
  • An opportunity to learn to appreciate what you have in comparison to others
  • Chances to build your confidence

Trip Itinerary

First week – Udaipur

Monday to Friday

Spent in Udaipur, in the state of Rajasthan, your first two days will be filled with experiences of Indian culture, visits to UNESCO world heritage historical architectural sites and indulging in sensational Indian cuisine.

Your areas of learning and experience will include:

India: culture, religion, habits, customs, history, geography, social issues, are some of the topics that we will introduce you through group discussions,  visits, outings, etc.
Language Skills: Learn Hindi to read and to also write a few phrases. India has 18 official languages, and more than 1500 dialects and sub-dialects. We will start by teaching you only one!
Projects: A general overview of the projects running in the area.
Information: A multitude of new information and skills will be introduced to you including a session on yoga, cooking, project work, customs & habits, dos & don’ts, and behaviours.
Local Culture: Take in the local sights and meet new people to make you feel at home. You will have the opportunity to visit market places, and natural sites in groups or individually.
Voluntary work: Give something back as you work as a renovation volunteer for 3 days at Udaipur.
Weekend – Agra

Satuday and Sunday

Experience the wonders of the Taj Mahal in the architecture of true love.

Week 2 – Goa

Monday to Friday

Immersing yourself in Indian culture and historical architecture at Goa, you will have unforgettable experiences of the best Goa has to offer.

Your experiences in Goa will include:

Projects: A general overview of the projects running in Goa.

  • Information & Lots of new things will be introduced to you including a session on yoga, cooking, project work, customs & habits, dos & don’ts.
  • Information: A multitude of new information and skills will be introduced to you including a session on yoga, cooking, project work, customs & habits, dos & don’ts, and behaviours.
  • Local Culture: Take in the local sights and meet new people to make you feel at home. You will have the opportunity to visit market places, and natural sites in groups or individually.
  • Voluntary work: Give something back as you work as a renovation volunteer for 3 days at Goa.

 Saturday – Departure

 

** Please note: This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances. **

Trip Accommodation

Trip Country Info

India

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

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa