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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.
If you want to see more of India during your time here, you can sign up for the extension trip that will take you through Agra, Amritsar, and New Delhi. See world-famous sites such as the Taj Mahal, one of the world’s most spectacular buildings, experience the mouthwatering different flavors of Indian cuisine, and see all of what the world’s most populous democracy has to offer.
Depart from the UK and arrive at Dharamsala airport (before midday) where you will be met by your in-country host and be transferred to Palumpur. After a welcome meal and orientation at the volunteer house, you have a chance to relax and settle in and get used to the local surroundings.
Every morning you will wake and have breakfast overlooking the Himalayas before you finalise your lesson plan for that day. There is no end to the useful things you could be teaching the children which will really enhance their life prospects. Sports, drama and arts are three things often overlooked in their curriculum so you have the chance to teach them skills they would not normally have a chance to experience. In your free time you will be able to explore Palumpur, and experience the beauty of Indian culture, its people and scenery. It will certainly be an unforgettable 3 weeks!
Depending upon your international flight back to the UK, you will be transferred to Daram Shala airport for your flight home or onwards travel. If you are participating in our extension trip, you will be transferred to begin the trip!
*This itinerary is not fixed and some of the travel and challenge details may change. Confirmation of your specific challenge itinerary will be sent out nearer to your departure date.
Your trip begins! Today you will make your way to Amritsar which is the spiritual and cultural city of the Sikh Religion.
Visit the beautiful Golden Temple which is the holiest shrine of the Sikh religion. You will also get to experience and witness the change of guard ceremony between India and Pakistan armies on the Wagha Border in the evening!
Day at leisure in Amritsar to explore to city.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Today you will make your way to Agra, via Delhi, which is a medieval city on the banks of the Yamuna River. You will have the afternoon to explore and do as you please!
On the fifth day you will get to see what you have most likely been waiting for the whole trip, so make sure that your cameras are fully charged! See with your own eyes the extraordinary and spectacular Taj Mahal! You will also visit the equally as impressive Agra Fort!
After breakfast you will visit Fatehpur Skiri, a beautiful and deserted medieval city that has been perfectly preserved!
Travel back to Delhi where you will spend the night before your flight the next day! A great time to reflect on your amazing trip and grab some last minute souvenirs!
You will be transferred to the airport in plenty of time for your flight back to the UK!
– All transport
– 1-2 meals a day
– All accommodation
– All tours mentioned.
What’s not included
– Personal expenses (snacks, soft drinks, souvenirs)
– Any meals not mentioned above
– Extra tours/alternate activities
*This extension trip is subject to receiving the minimum number of participants
|University Name||Departure/Arrival Date||Availability|
|Derby Students||8th August – 29th August 2020||Book Now|
|Royal Holloway Students||1st August – 15th August 2020||Book Now|
Please note that dates are subject to minor changes and these will be broadcast well in advance to your departure.