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Your adventure starts in Delhi where you will have the chance to immerse yourself in a culture with a unique place in the Indian tradition. Memories of the glorious past rub shoulders with soaring skyscrapers, upmarket residential colonies and bustling commercial complexes.
For the volunteer project you will travel to Palampur in the foothills of the Himalayas where you will become a part of the local community through your charitable work. Rural India faces many challenges, through our project partners you main focus will be on education supporting the local schools and children. Your work could span a wide range of contributions from redecorating and refurbishing to leading sports, drama and arts & crafts activities. This is your chance to volunteer abroad and make a real diﬀerence to the lives of those less fortunate.
You then have the option of extending the adventure travelling around India’s famous Golden Triangle. The highlight for many will undoubtedly be exploring the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra, which is one of the world’s most spectacular buildings! Other highlights include Jaipur, better known as the ‘Pink City’, Agra and Amritsar.
On arrival into the airport in Dharamsala, you will be met by a Challenges Abroad Australia representative and transferred to your accommodation in Palampur..
On the second day you will have your orientation and visit the project you’ll be working on. We’ll brief you on your schedule for your time in Palampur and any other information to get you prepared for the two weeks ahead.
As an international volunteer you will have a fantastic opportunity to give back by supporting the local children and schools in Palampur. Your work could span a wide range of contributions from redecorating and refurbishing to leading sports, drama and arts & crafts activities. This is your chance to volunteer abroad and make a real diﬀerence to the lives of those less fortunate. Volunteers support the work of the FutureSense Foundation around the world. The foundation was established with the aim of making a real and sustainable difference to underprivileged communities. By supporting the FutureSense Foundation today, you are supporting the development of stronger communities for tomorrow.
Today you can either transfer to the airport for the journey home or continue your Indian Adventure on a fantastic extension trip.
The extension week takes you on the most spectacular travel adventure in India – the Golden Triangle tour! Busy street life, tranquil havens, culture shocks and architectural splendours await as you tour Delhi, Agra and Jaipur to see some of India’s greatest cultural gems. You will discover Delhi, the sprawling, fascinating Indian capital, experience Agra, which boasts the unparalleled beauty of the Taj Mahal and explore Jaipur, capital of the desert state of Rajasthan, and home to some of India’s most historic forts and palaces and some of Asia’s best bazaars.
Optional Travel for $875
Today is full of sight-seeing around Amritsar. After breakfast you will start at the Golden Temple, considered the cultural and spiritual centre of Sikhism. From there you will move on to the Durgiana Temple, an important Hindu temple renowned for its carved silver doors. To round off the day you are free to explore the local markets! In the evening you will head to the Wagah border to witness the change of guard ceremony between the India and Pakistan armies.
Today you will be traveling by train from Amritsar to Agra. On arrival you are then free to explore the city as you wish!
Today you’ll have time to explore Agra and visit the stunning Red Fort.
Its finally time to see the Taj Mahal! An early morning trip to India’s most famous landmark won’t disappoint, and new profile pictures will follow! In the afternoon you’ll catch the express train to Delhi.
Today you’ll visit all there is to see in Delhi, including tours of both the old and new cities.
Today you’ll transfer to the to catch your final flight home!
|Contact Name||Departure/Arrival Date||Availability|
|All Students||15th June – 29th June 2019 (Ext. 5th July)||Book Now|
|All Students||29th June – 13th July 2019 (Ext. 19th July)||Book Now|
|All Students||13th July – 27th July 2019 (Ext. 2nd August)||Book Now|
|All Students||30th November – 14th December 2019 (Ext. 20th December)||Book Now|
|All Students||18th January – 1st February 2020 (Ext. 7th February)||Book Now|
Please note that dates are subject to minor changes and these will be broadcast well in advance to your departure.