Volunteer Program Schedule
Duration: 2 weeks
Arrival in Delhi - On the Program Start Dates
Minimum Age Requirement - 17 years
- Tour of Delhi - Capital of India, one of the World's most historic cities and home to several World Heritage monuments
- Volunteering with elephants in Jaipur
- Tour of historic city of Jaipur
- Visit to famous Taj Mahal in Agra
- Experience of traveling by Indian Railways
- Shopping experience for ethnic Indian stuff in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur; a shopper’s paradise
- In-Country dedicated coordinator support
Upon arrival at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi, our coordinator will welcome you and then take you to your accommodation. Take some time-off to relax and overcome jet lag. Later you can have a walk around the accommodation or select from one of the optional activities for the day.
(Meals – Dinner, subject to arrival time)
Day 2 (Monday) – Orientation
Enjoy your breakfast at the accommodation, which will be followed by a detailed orientation session. In this session, our program coordinator will give you all the information about your program and schedule. Rest of time is free for leisure activities or for optional tours.
Day 3 (Tuesday) – Delhi city tour
Today, after breakfast, we will take you for a city tour of Delhi. You will be visiting some of the most famous places in the capital; such as Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, Humayun’s Tomb and India Gate. You can have lunch at local restaurants (at own cost).
(Meals – Breakfast/Dinner)
Day 4 (Wednesday) – Delhi – Jaipur
Today we will drop you to the Delhi railway station from where you will be traveling by air-conditioned train to Jaipur. After journey of around 5 to 5 ½ hours (approximately), you will arrive at the historic city of Jaipur. Our coordinator/representative will welcome you and take you to the accommodation. Later you will be briefed about program and schedule in Jaipur. In the evening you can select from optional activities or you can visit bustling market of Jaipur.
(Meals – Packed breakfast or breakfast served in train by Indian Railways)
Day 5 (Thursday) – Elephant village volunteering
Pull up your socks as today you begin with your volunteer project work. Post lunch, at 1 pm, our coordinator/representative will take you to elephant village, so that you come to know how to commute to the site. Once you reach there, you will be introduced to local people. You begin your work at the site. The work includes feeding elephants, helping the mahouts (caretakers of elephants) in cleaning the premises, preparing atta (flour mixed with water to prepare roti), helping them in bathing the elephants and assisting them in their work. Also, this will provide you a good opportunity to interact with families and children of the mahouts.
(Meals – Breakfast)
Day 6 (Friday) – Elephant village volunteering
Work at Elephant village continues.
(Meals – Breakfast)
Day 7 (Saturday) – Jaipur city tour
Day starts with a photo stop at Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) and then we take you to the historic Amber Fort. This is followed by a visit to the amazing City Palace. You can see the various parts of the palace and museums which will take you to the old days of “The Raj”.
(Meals – Breakfast)
Day 8 (Sunday) – Free day
This day is free for you. You can relax or select from our optional tours in Jaipur.
(Meals – Breakfast)
Day 9 (Monday) to Day 11 (Wednesday) – Elephant village volunteering
Continue with amazing elephant volunteering.
Day 12 (Thursday) – Rajasthan village tour
Today we will take you for experiencing rural and traditional Rajasthan. In this trip you can see daily routine of people in village and their typical activities. You will be having a walking tour and you can participate in art and craft activities, such as bangle making, pottery & fabric printing.
Day 13 (Friday) – Jaipur-Agra
Today we will drop you to the railway station in Jaipur from where you will be boarding air-conditioned train to Agra. Upon arrival at Agra, our representative will pick you up from station and transfer to the booked accommodation. If time permits you can go to the market area in Agra.
(Meals – Breakfast)
Day 14 (Saturday) – Visit to Taj / Agra-Delhi
Early morning, you will be visiting the great TAJ MAHAL. Taj Mahal is considered to be one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also listed among the NEW SEVEN WONDERS OF WORLD. TAJ MAHAL is also known as the monument of love as it was built by Emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz.
Later you can also go to see Agra Fort and other monuments in Agra (optional tour at an additional cost). In the evening we will drop you to the railway station in Agra from where you will be taking an air-conditioned train to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, we will pick you up and transfer to accommodation.
Day 15 (Sunday) – Departure
This is the last day of your Program. You can contact program coordinator if you would like to arrange airport transfer at a nominal cost.
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Volunteering Solutions India Reviews
I liked staying in the volunteer houses, it made it easy to get to know everyone, interacting with volunteers from different parts of the world is fun..
I really enjoyed my time on this trip whether it's volunteering with children in Delhi or working at the elephant village in Jaipur. .
I think we can learn a lot about Hinduism even though we are people with a different religion, we are still friendly welcomed in all the temples to join the ceremony..
I liked meeting new friends and seeing new things. Especially liked the light and fountain show and Chokhi Dhani village person and elephants..
It is great to get to know so many people from all over the world. Even if we know each other only for some days or weeks it feels like we have been friends for ages..
Being in the OT and getting to see surgery are the highlight of my volunteering experience. These are procedures I wouldn't have access to back home..
Volunteering in the slums in Delhi, experiencing Indian culture including food, dress and traditions are few of my favorite moments from the whole India trip. .
Visiting the Taj Mahal and Marble Factory in Agra, witnessing tea plantation in Palampur and working with Elephants in Jaipur are few of my favorite moments..
I loved the trip, really has opened up my life to India. It shows how good a country is. I will definitely come back to India after falling in love with the country..
I really enjoyed playing with kids, teaching them, hanging out with other volunteers and learning more about the culture difference..
I absolutely recommend this program. It has been a real eye opener. I learned a great deal about Indian culture and myself!.
What makes this experience unforgettable is the kids. Also the different culture and the great people you meet from another part of the world. .
The in-country staff was very accommodating and helpful. The kids and the placement were the best part of this trip..
The food was delicious. It was a great taste of Indian culture. The accommodation was clean and tidy, very nice..
I made a very nice connection with the girls at the orphanage and still keep in touch with them via email. .
The kids were so cute and eager to learn. They loved having fun and were respectful. I will never forget them, and I am grateful .
The kids for sure the highlight of my trip. Their bright faces and love and energy will be in my memory forever. I wish I could bring them all home..
I really liked the different way of everyday life of Indian people. I enjoyed and admired the spectacular moments of India as well as the Indian culture..
I am so blessed to have been able to have this opportunity. The street children placement was perfect!.
Spending time with the women and staff at the centre is the highlight of my trip, now I have a full heart and a permanent smile..
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