India track & trail

Experience incredible India

We are offering you the perfect getaway. Spend two weeks immersed in the rich culture and diversity that India has to offer. If you want memories that will last you a lifetime, make Incredible India your travel destination.

Fast Facts

Start Date 2018: 5 February, 5 March, 2 April, 7 May, 4 June, 2 July, 6 August, 3 September, 1 October, 5 November, 3 December
Arrival: Udaipur Airport on Sunday
Duration: 4 weeks
This program need to be booked at least 6 weeks in advance.

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“It was one of the most rewarding experience for me. Originally the volunteering was for my own satisfaction of giving back to the community but when I saw how much it meant to the kids to interact with us, learn & play, it made the experience much more satisfying. The local coordinator was very helpful in arranging our transportation and to see to our comfort.”

Sonya Narendra

“I helped to decorate and paint and played games with the children. The accommodation, the food and the coordinator is very good. This project is useful for the local community.”

Daniel Claeys

About the Program

Experience incredible India! We are offering you the perfect getaway. Spend two weeks immersed in the rich culture and diversity that India has to offer. If you want memories that will last you a lifetime, make Incredible India your travel destination.

Travel to the princely state of Rajasthan, visit the Taj Majal, and travel to the pristine beaches of Goa. We offer you the opportunity to take part in this unique responsible program with a complete Indian experience in a fortnight.

Arriving into splendid royal city of Udaipur in Rajasthan. You will spend almost a week here experiencing various cuisines, learn yoga, visit beautiful forts and temples, get an insight on the cultural and geographical diversity of Rajasthan. This week is not only a touristic activity, you will also have the opportunity to work in our renovation and beautification project at various school setup for underprivileged communities.

Over the weekend, visit the Taj Mahal and witness the grandeur of one of the 7 wonders of the world. Stay overnight at Agra to experience the local cuisine, visit various handicraft museums, and leather industry.

You will then take a flight to your next destination which is Goa. Here will you will be visiting various interesting sights such as you will visit a spice plantation where you will learn how and when the spices are grown and how they land up on your plates, visit ancient portuguese monuments, and also the ever lively beaches of Goa. Here too you will have have the opportunity to give back as a responsible travellers. You can work at the animal shelter or choose to renovate and beautify our school which has been set up for the underprivileged migratory community and also try your hand at teaching if necessary.

Program Requirements

Participants need to be 18 years or over to join
You need to have your own travel insurance
Participants must have a clean criminal background check, click here for details

About the Locations

This program takes you from Udaipur to Agra and then down south to Goa.

About Udaipur

Udaipur, commonly called the Venice of the East and nicknamed ‘the city of lakes’ is located in the princely state of Rajasthan. Primarily known for its art and architecture, it has temples dating as far back as 950 AD and palaces dating back to the Rajput era. The Lake Palace (Jag Niwas) located in the middle of Pichola Lake is an architectural and cultural marvel. The grand City Palace on the banks of the lake along with the Monsoon Palace (Sajjan Garh) on the hill above enhances the beauty of this magnificent city. Udaipur is also the centre for performing arts, crafts and its famed miniature paintings.

About Agra

Agra is famous as being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World-the Taj Mahal. The architectural splendour of the mausoleums, the fort and the palaces is vivid reminder of the opulence of the legendary Mughal Empire, of which Agra was the capital in the 16th and early 17th centuries. While its significance as a political center ended with the transfer of the capital to Delhi in 1634 by Shah Jahan, its architectural wealth has secured its place on the international map. A pleasant town with a comparatively slow pace, Agra is known for its superb inlay work on marble and soapstone by craftsmen who are descendants of those who worked under the Mughals. The city is also famous for its carpets, gold thread embroidery and leather.

About Goa

Goa in south-west India enjoys a warm and humid climate throughout the year. It is known the world over for its pristine beaches, delectable cuisine, laid back lifestyle and it’s warm and friendly people. Consistently ranked among India’s top tourist destinations, it is the ideal place for first time travelers and adventurers alike to acclimatize to a different culture. From caves behind waterfalls to villages hidden in sandy coconut forests, there is always something more waiting to be rediscovered. The mountain ranges and spice plantations enhance the beauty of this glorious state. Apart from its natural beauty, this former capital of Portuguese India and UNESCO World Heritage site has a lot to offer in terms of architecture. Churches and Cathedrals abound and with the odd fort, make Goa the ultimate travel destination.

Accommodation & Food

Along the route you will have overnight stays in hotels/guest houses, busses and trains. More information can be found inside the schedule.

 Meals are included during the program, 3 meals per day on weekdays and 2 meals per day on weekends, mostly Indian style dishes (vegetarian and chicken) will be served during the trip.

Aims & Objectives

The aim of this program is to bring you closer to the authentic India in the shortest span of time. Through different projects and activities, you will get to truly immerse yourself in the culture, customs and lifestyle. This program will also give new insights in education, make you become a global student, develop your knowledge, widen your perspectives, challenge yourself in new and different environments, build your confidence and learning to appreciate.

Schedule

Day 1: Monday
After your arrival on Sunday to Udaipur. An Introduction to India, a bit of language skills, do’s and don’ts as a traveller in India, summary on your 13 day tour and about the social projects. They you will be visiting the fabulous City Palace of Udaipur, visit shilpagram a traditional village, and then witness a Rajasthani cultural dance and music concert.

Day 2: Tuesday
Experience a few Yoga moves before you learn some Rajasthani cooking and Rajasthani art.

Day 3: Wednesday
Begin your social project at the speech and hearing impaired school for underprivileged children or at the kindergarten. Here you will get to work on renovation activities such as painting the classrooms with educational pictures, renovating the playground, gardening and various other means to create an atmosphere to encourage children and to emphasise the importance of education.

Day 4: Thursday
Continue with your work on your assigned project

Day 5: Friday
Continue with your work on your assigned project. Today evening, we leave to Agra to visit The Taj Mahal. We travel by The famous Indian Rail from Udaipur to Agra.

Day 6: Saturday
Arrive in Agra, check into an hotel situated very very close the Taj Mahal. After an early breakfast, we set out into the city of Agra by a rickshaw. Your activities for this day will be visiting the local markets and the Taj Mahal. We stay overnight at the Agra.

Day 7: Sunday
Today, we travel to Delhi by train and fly to Goa. We arrive late evening at our center in Goa, have a great Goan meal and retire for the evening.

Day 8: Monday
After an early morning Yoga, and a healthy breakfast, get to know the regular project group in Goa, and then you will be oriented on how you are going to spend the remaining days. Later, this morning we visit old Goa to learn about the history of this famous and beautiful state. After good spread of Indian lunch at our center, we head to one of the beautiful beaches, where you can soak up the sun and relax the evening for a sunset.

Day 9: Tuesday
Today we head off to a spice garden located in the western ghats which is also a world UNESCO heritage site. Here you will get to know how various Indian spices are grown and how they land up in you plates. Enjoy a great spread of Goan lunch by a beautiful lake at the plantation.

Day 10: Wednesday
You will be explained about your social project work in the morning and taken to the project site wherein you will be introduced to the project staff and you can get your hands working by painting and renovating the old migratory school, beautify the migratory camp, or work at the animal shelter.

Day 11: Thursday
Continue with your project assignment

Day 12: Friday
Continue with your project assignment. In the evening, we will have a barbeque at our center during which time you can share your experiences and say goodbye to your fellow travellers.

Day 13: Saturday
Departure.

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Prices of the Program

Price in Pounds
2 weeks : 695 Pounds

Price in US$
2 weeks : 895 US$

Price in AU$
2 weeks : 1220 AU$

Price in Euro
2 weeks : 795 Euro

What’s included : Volunteer Program • Airport pickup • Accommodation • Meals • Support • Pre-departure information

Not included : flight, insurance, visa, criminal background check, vaccinations, transport back to the airport at end of the program, personal expenses

How to Book your Program

Participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible as places on the program are limited. Apply today and get ready for one of the most amazing experiences of your life!

Application Form
Fill out the Application Form. We will process your application and let you know if your application was successful within 24 hours.

Deposit
Pay your deposit to reserve you place in the program. You can pay the deposit in these currencies: £95, US$135, AU$185 or €125.

Remaining Fees
Pay the remaining fees, minus the deposit which you already paid, six weeks before your start date of your program.

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