SOCIAL IMPACT TRIP TO INDIA

SOCIAL IMPACT TRIP TO INDIA

Departure Date

25 Oct

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PROBABLY ONE OF THE ONLY COUNTRY ON THIS PLANET WHICH WOULD LEAVE A FLAME AND SURPRISE TO YOUR MEMORY
 
AFTER YOUR TRIP, BACK HOME YOU CAN STILL HEAR THE TUK TUK’S, VEGETABLE VENDORS CALL ON THE STREETS. DREAMS 
OF THOSE CURIOUS EYES OF COLOURFUL PEOPLE AS WELL AS THE ANIMALS
 
FROM THE BIGGEST HINDU FESTIVAL DIWALI TO ENCHANTING SUNRISE AT GANGES IN VARANASI,
FROM FRESH FRUITS TO STREET FOOD, DIVERSITY IN PEOPLE, FOOD, LANGUAGES, TEMPLES ETC.
 
MOST OF THE TOURS TO INDIA ARE FROM HIGHLIGHT TO HIGHLIGHT, FROM BUSTLING OLD DELHI TO KERALA OR BLUR OF TEMPLES.
 
BUT WE ARE NOT THIS TRIP !
 
THAT IS WHY WE HAVE CALLED IT “SOCIAL IMPACT TRIP TO INDIA”
 
OUR GOAL WITH THIS TRIP IS HAVING MORE AND MORE RESPONSIBLE TRAVELLERS, PASSING RELEVANT INFORMATION ABOUT FOUNDATION / ORGANISATIONS, DEALING WITH THE MOST IMPORTANT SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES IN INDIA AT GRASS ROOT LEVEL ( GROUND LEVEL )
 
WOMEN EMPOWERMENT, EDUCATION FOR UNDER PRIVILEGED CHILDREN, SKILL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS FOR WOMEN IN RURAL AREAS, FREE EDUCATION TO THE NEEDFUL, ENVIRONMENT SUSTAINABILITY.
 
 
IN THIS TRIP ITS NOT JUST THE INDIA YOU SEE IN TELEVISION AND POST CARDS. 
THIS IS A RAW AND ADDICTIVE INDIA
 
BE A TRAVELLERS NOT A TOURIST!
 
WHILE INDULGING YOURSELF IN SOCIAL PROJECTS LIKE SHAKTI BY DEVELOPMENT PLUS IN JAIPUR, SUNDAR RANG PROJECT AT CHANDELAO, VICENTE FERRER FOUNDATION,
EXPLORING ONE OF THE OLDEST PLACES FOR YOGA, BIGGEST HINDU FESTIVAL DIWALI ( CELEBRATED REGARDING WIN OF LIGHT OVER DARKNESS ),
MEETINGS THE HOLY MEN AT GANGES IN RISHIKESH AND VARANASI, EXPERIENCING PALE YELLOW SUNLIGHT DURING THE SUNRISE IN VARANASI ON A BOAT
EXPLORING RURAL LIFE OF INDIA WITH WOMEN OF VILLAGES SHOWING THERE CREATIVITY WITH THERE HAND MADE CRAFTS.

Tour Overview

Day 1

25th October : Today we arrive to Delhi

Check in into your accommodation. Overnight stay in Delhi ( Flight timings are subject to availability )
Day 2

26th October: Delhi

Visits to Guru Granth Sahib, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar, Indian Gate and presidents estate. Time to have some free time and doing some free shopping in the evening. Overnight stay in Delhi
Day 3

27th October: Delhi-Rishikesh

After breakfast drive to Rishikesh. Arrive and heck into Ashram. Get tucked into the biggest Indian festival - Diwali. Day and evening celebration of Diwali festival. Probably a little fire crackers and having Indian sweets Overnight stay in Rishikesh
Day 4

28th October: Rishikesh ( Diwali Festival )

Start your day with meditation. In the evening proceed for Ganga Aarti ( Real schedule will be provided before traveling ) Overnight stay in Rishikesh
Day 5

29th October : Rishikesh

Starting of the day with meditation then breakfast. Day free for Ashram activities and some sating or prayers. Evening meditation Overnight stay in Rishikesh
Day 6

30th October : Rishikesh

Starting of the day with meditation then breakfast. Day free for Ashram activities and some sating or prayers. Evening meditation Overnight stay in Rishikesh
Day 7

31st October: Rishikesh - Varanasi ( Overnight train, )

oday relax in Rishikesh and sight seeing Rishikesh. Visit Beatles ashram. After dinner board your train to Varanasi from Haridwar train station Overnight in Train.
Day 8

01st November: Varanasi

Arrive to Varanasi. Get transferred to your accommodation. In the evening Visit the ceremony in the ganges river by night called Ganga Aarti; and also experience a beautiful sunset at the Ganga river ghats. Overnight in Varanasi.
Day 9

02nd November : Varanasi

Early morning boat ride with sunrise. Later have breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast proceed to visit Sarnath Temple and Banaras Hindu University Evening free to relax or walk through the ghats and have some Indian tea. Overnight in Varanasi
Day 10

03rd November: Varanasi – Orchha

After breakfast drive to Orchha. Arrival and check in into your guest house. Later in the evening we gather to have a briefing about the project Friends of Orchha. Cultural and social activities. Overnight stay in Orchha
Day 11

04th November : Orchha

After breakfast proceed to visit Orchha. Fort and temples in Orchha. Evening free for own activities or indulging at friends of orccha project. overnight stay in Orchha.
Day 12

05th Nov : Orchha

After breakfast drive to Khajuraho to visit the kamasutra temples. Return back to Orchha for your over night stay in Orchha
Day 13

06th November: Orchha - Agra

After breakfast drive to Agra. Arrive to Agra and check into your accommodation. Having dinner in the social project Sheroes Overnight in Agra.
Day 14

07th November: Agra - Jaipur

5AM: Waking up early to visit the Taj Mahal during sunrise. Drive to Jaipur. En route visit Fatehpur Sikri and step well in Abhaneri. Lunch will be served on the way to Jaipur. Arrive ti Jaipur and check in into your accommodation In the evening we will be all gathering together for an introduction to the women empowerment project that is running in Jaipur. Overnight in Jaipur.
Day 15

08th November: Jaipur

10AM to 12:30AM: After breakfast proceed to your social women empowerment project in Jaipur: Shakti Free time for some activities like cooking, watching a Bollywood movie, dancing, local food tasting or whatever we want to do. Overnight in Jaipur
Day 16

09th November: Jaipur

After breakfast we proceed to Bagru. Bagru is a village near Jaipur, we are going there for a block printing session and see how the village has empowered and indulged itself into popular block printing. Return back to Jaipur by afternoon and have lunch in Jaipur 5:30 PM: Evening walk through the Pink City and visit the monkey temple. Jaipur Night tour ( Jaipur by night ). Overnight in Jaipur
Day 17

10th November : Jaipur

After breakfast proceed to visit the amber fort, Jal mahal, Hawa mahal, janitor mantar , Birla temple. Between 4 PM or 5 PM: We will be going to the elephant farm to have some time with rescued elephants, shower them and feed them. Evening free for shopping or own activities. Overnight stay in Jaipur.
Day 18

11th November: Jaipur - Chandelao

Around 9AM: After breakfast drive to Chandelao, a village about an hour drive from Jodhpur. Chandelao Garh (a village homestay) and their organisation supports the project called Sunder Rang. Later there will be a jeep excursion to the countryside and exploring the village and its local markets. Visiting the Sunder Rang project and their arts and crafts centre. Yoga session in the evening. Overnight in Chandelao Garh.
Day 19

12th November: Chandelao - Jodhpur

9AM: After breakfast, we drive to Jodhpur - the blue city. Arrive to Jodhpur and check into your accommodation. Time to relax for some time. After lunch visit the Mehran Garh Fort. 5:30PM: Evening walk through the blue city, clock tower and exploring its colourful market. Evening free for relaxing and chilling with the group Overnight in Jodhpur.
Day 20

13th November: Jodhpur - Udaipur

9AM: After breakfast, we drive to Udaipur On the way to Udaipur we will stop in Ranakpur to visit the Jain temples. Having lunch at Maharani Bagh - a relaxed jungle resort with authentic rajasthani cuisine On arrival in Udaipur you will get transferred to your accommodation. Time to take a rest 5:30PM: We proceed for a cultural show at Bagor Ki Haveli. Later relax at the accommodation. Overnight in Udaipur
Day 21

14th November: Udaipur

7AM: Start your morning with a yoga session. 10 AM: Later, introduction to your new project in Udaipur, Rajasthan. 11AM to 5PM: All day at the project. You are free for any kind of interaction. 6PM: Evening free for a walk through the city centre, lake, and coffee at one of the pleasant rooftop restaurant / cafe with a marvelous view of Udaipur and its lake during sunset. Overnight in Udaipur
Day 22

15th November: Udaipur

7AM: Morning starting with a yoga and meditation session 11AM to 1PM: Later have breakfast and proceed with your project. Social interaction with the project community and social workers Today we are staying in the project until noon. Time to visit the City Palace, to have a boat ride to Jag Mandir and Jagdish Temple. In the evening it will be time to explore the market of Udaipur and end your evening with sunset at the lake side. Overnight in Udaipur.
Day 23

16th November: Udaipur – Anantapur

Today get transferred to Udaipur airport to board your flight to Bangalore. Arrive to Bangalore and drive to Anantapur. Check in into your accommodation in Vincent Ferrer Foundation – RDT. Free time to do whatever you might feel like doing. Overnight in Anantapur
Day 24

17th November: Anantapur

10:30AM to 5PM: Visits to the projects from V.F.F. Time for a briefing about the projects we saw during the day. Overnight in Anantapur.
Day 25

18th November: Anantapur

7AM: We start this morning with a beautiful meditation. During the sunrise. 10:30AM to 5PM: After breakfast proceed to the visits of the projects. 6:30PM: Evening free for a walk in the town or only around the area. Meet the locals. Try local food. In the night we will have a small group gathering party with conclusion to our experience at this project. Overnight in Anantapur
Day 26

19th November :- Anantapur - Bangalore - Back home

Today we come to an end of this wonderful social initiative travel. You will be transferred to Bangalore airport to board you return journey back home

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HIGHLIGHTS 
 
  • YOGA AND MEDITATION 
  • DIWALI FESTVAL CELEBRATION 
  • RIVER RAFTING 
  • VISITS TO SOCIAL PROJECTS / ORGANISATIONS
  • BEATLES ASHRAM VISIT 
  • BOAT RIDE IN VARANASI
  • GANGA AARTI ( PRAYER CEREMONY )
  • TRAIN JOURNEY 
  • KAMASUTRA TEMPLES 
  • TAJ MAHAL 
  • ELEPHANT ORPHANGE 
  • FOOD TASTING 
  • VILLAGE EXCURIONS 
  • JEEP SAFARI / VILLAGE SAFARI 
  • SPEND A NIGHT AT A HERITAGE HOTEL IN CHANDELAO
  • MEET THE TOWN ELDERS OF A TRADITIONAL VILLAGE
  • VISIT AN NGO THAT PROVIDES SERVICES THROUGHOUT RURAL INDIA

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