Trip Details

Aiming to provide a fun and relaxing time off for participants to enjoy during the last week of their experience in India, you can choose to indulge yourself in activities specifically designed to soothe both your body and mind. Take advantage of this rejuvenating and restoring week to relax, unwind and reflect on the wonderful experiences you’ve had on your long stay at the project sites. In this dedicated program of relaxation, you will be taught the basics of yoga and meditation, starting you off on a journey towards a fitter, healthier and more positive lifestyle.

In this dedicated program of relaxation, you will be taught the basics of yoga and meditation. To deal with any physical aches and pains you may have, you will also have the choice of soothing Ayurvedic treatments for your head, hands and feet, as well as a full body massage. Taking place in Udaipur, the course will also begin to educate you about the human body.

As with all exercise regimes, you will reap the rewards of the new techniques you learn here through continuous practice and using your newly found knowledge to adapt your lifestyle for the better.

Trip Itinerary

Monday

Easing you gently into the week’s activities, Monday begins with breakfast and a morning session of Meditation. Following lunch, you will have a consultation period to discuss Ayurveda treatments, finding out what is on offer, and what would be suitable for you before having a relaxing head massage. After a relaxing introduction, you will finish your first day with dinner then have the evening to yourself.

Tuesday

Tuesday begins with your first Yoga practice taking place before breakfast. The time between breakfast and lunch is yours to use to relax prior to a leg massage and steam treatment during the afternoon. Again your schedule for the day ends with dinner provided before having free time in the evening.

Wednesday

Mirroring Tuesday’s activities, Wednesday will see your day started off with a Yoga practice before Breakfast and free time to unwind. Following lunch, a back massage and steam treatment will be available and you can enjoy your dinner feeling relaxed after a peaceful day of relaxation.

Thursday

Yoga practice is replaced with an energizing morning of meditation after breakfast on Thursday. This is followed by lunch and then a Shirodhara treatment – an Ayurveda treatment involving liquids and being poured gently over the forehead. The name derives from the Sanskrit words for head and flow. Once again, enjoy dinner before relaxing in your own way for the evening.

Friday

Your final day has a very similar feel to Thursday. Beginning with a period of meditation after breakfast, you will continue your day with lunch followed by a body massage and steam treatment. Your week concludes with a dinner which you will enjoy in a relaxed and rejuvenated state of body and mind.

 

** 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

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What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • Meals
  • Orientation
  • Project coordinator
  • Transport

What's not included

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