INDIA EXPLORER 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, see starting dates in the description, participation fee 1050€ for 3 weeks.
- Code : G/IND/IE2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
This volunteer travel tour takes you to Goa which boasts of pristine beaches and Indo-Portuguese culture and into the ancient temple kingdom of Hampi to marvel at its stone architecture and ancient cultures. From here we go down South to the backwaters of Kerala and hike in the tea plantations of the blue mountains as it is called. Travel to the Southwestern part of Madurai in the state of Tamil Nadu to visit magnificent ancient Hindu Temples and also learn ancient form of dancing. Your tour then takes you to North of India to the foothills of Himalayas in Sikkim where you can help the local Himalayan communities by teaching at local schools. Local food, Market visits, temple visits, nature experience and volunteering will be the norm for these 21 days. The Green Lion encourages its volunteers to take the initiative to build, renovate and beautify Buddhist monasteries or public schools as most of the Schools in India and community centers are not very attractive, do not have the learning atmosphere and excellent infrastructure for children. We are working to make such type of centers attractive with children friendly aspects.
At our Centers in Goa and Sikkim: All accommodation is included during your stay on our program within the schedules/ itineraries provided. Your stay will be comfortable, clean and is single gender dormitory style, with adequate bathroom and toilet facilities including running water/shower. We have a spacious house with 2 levels ground and first floor, a big living area, dining area, kitchen and 4 bedrooms with attached toilets. Each room can accommodate 8 people. Other amenities available at the centre are TV, DVD player, Wifi, computer, toaster, fridge and fire extinguishers as precautionary measures. 3 good Meals are also provided every day of the program. We provide Indian and western food in the center, mainly vegetarian food like rice, pulses, vegetables and rotis with some chicken dishes 2 times in a week. During you travel, you will be accommodated at various beautiful spacious guesthouses. Hampi – Cottages by the rice fields Alleppey – Houseboat Munnar – Hill view guesthouse. Madurai – Temple view guesthouse.
Goa, Mysore Palace, Kerala, Munnar, Punarjani, Madurai, Chennai, Bagdodra, Gangtok. INCLUDED: All transfers (bus, train and taxi) including flight fare from Udaipur to Goa Accommodation 3 meals on all days Entry fees to all monuments English-speaking guide wherever required 24/7 Green Lion program coordinator with vast experience in guiding support EXCLUDED: Personal expenses such as table drinks, room service items, laundry, telephone calls, tips, portage at hotels or airport, etc. Any additional expenses caused by or liability for disturbance in trip program due to circumstances, weather conditions, sickness, natural disasters, riots etc. Liability for or insurance against injury, loss of life, accidents or loss of goods. Any camera fee where applicable. Visa application. Flight fares. Any service not specified above.
Fee of 1050€ for 3 weeks , Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends), arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, Compulsory starting dates for 2017: 02/01 – 16/01 – 06/02 – 20/02 – 06/03 – 20/03 – 03/04 – 17/04 – 01/05 – 15/05 – 05/06 – 19/06 – 03/07 – 10/07 – 17/07 – 24/07 – 07/08 – 21/08 – 04/09 – 18/09 – 02/10 – 16/10 – 06/11 – 20/11 – 04/12 – 18/12. Reception at Arrive at Dabolim Airport in Goa.