Experience the awe and wonder of India on this epic 4 week adventure. Enjoy the bustling cosmopolitan cities of New Delhi and Mumbai, volunteer with Tibetan refugees in the foothills of the Himalayas, marvel at the infamous Taj Mahal, explore magical temples and forts of Rajasthan, and relax on one of the sun drenched beaches of Goa.
- Watch the sunset over the Taj Mahal
- Teach English to Tibetan Refugees
- Marvel at the Golden Temple of Amritsar
- Meander through the back streets of Mumbai
- Relax on the golden sand beaches of Goa
Week 1: Dharamsala Tibetan Refugee Volunteering
For the next stage of your adventure, you will swap the delights of Nepal with the incredible sights and sounds of India! Your introduction will be the hustle and bustle of New Delhi, the county’s capital and economic powerhouse. From there you will take the long bus journey north to the old colonial station of Dharamsala in the foothills of the Himalayas and now the home-in-exile of the Dalai Lama.
During your time in Dharamsala, you will volunteer on an amazing project teaching English to Buddhist monks in training at the Tibetan Open School. Language lessons are incredibly important to newly arrived Tibetan refugees enabling them to build a new life for themselves in India.
Week 2: Amritsar, Jaipur & The Taj Mahal
Your journey continues with a visit to the city of Amritsar, home to the impressive Golden Temple, the holiest Gurdwara of Sikhism. From there you will take a long journey south to Jaipur where you can enjoy a full day sightseeing places such as Pink City, city Palace, Amer fort Jantar Mantar, Hawa Mahal and Jal Mahal.
This week culminates with a visit to Agra Fort and The infamous Taj Mahal. Marvel at the 20 meter high double walls of the red sandstone Agra Fort before heading over to the Taj Mahal, an incredible marble mausoleum and recently included as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. You will have plenty of time to explore and enjoy the stunning sunset.
Week 3: Rajasthan & Mumbai
Continuing south, you will next head to one of India’s most visited states, Rajasthan, land of the Kings with majestic forts and lavish palaces, jungles and sand dunes. First stop here will be the Blue City of Jodphur with its winding streets and colossal fort. From there, you will head to Udairpur, a firm favourite for Gapforce groups due to its tranquil setting and perfect place to relax. Here you will also find India’s second largest temple and the beautiful Pichola lake.
Next up is the city of Mumbai, Southern India’s economic powerhouse. Admire the Gateway of India Monument, shop in Crawford Market, take a stroll down Marine Drive and do some people-watching at Chowpatty Beach where Fakirs walk on fire, sleep on nails and climb ropes in mid air.
Week 4: Goa
The final leg of your epic journey brings you to the white sand beaches of Goa. For decades, travellers have been drawn to the pristine beaches and warm climate of Goa and it is very easy to see why. This makes it the perfect place to end your adventure relaxing on the sand, swimming in the warm waters and watching the beautiful sunsets over the ocean.
Goa is also a great place to reflect on what will have been an unforgettable eight week journey through two incredible countries.
You will stay in a variety of accommodations throughout your trip including local hostels, hotels, guesthouses, tea-houses and camping.
3 meals a day are included for the duration of your trip. India is known for its fantastic food! Typical meals will include lots of rice and vegetables, chipatis and amazing curries!
Transport to and from the airport, to each phase and for all tours on the itinerary will be included. Transport can vary from planes, trains and buses depending on the journey.
What is included – The Basics
- Pre-departure support
- Airport transfers
- Expedition leader
- Local project staff
- All accommodation for the duration of the trip
- Three meals a day
- Project equipment and training
- Transfers listed
- 24/7 emergency back-up
- Financial bonding
What is included – Trips & activities
- Delhi city tour
- Golden temple Amritsar
- Jaipur tour
- Agra: Fort & Taj Mahal
- Jodphur Fort
- Udaipur temple tour and boating on lake
- Mumbai city tour
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- Duration: 4 weeks
- Departures: May