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India Rajasthan Experience

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India Rajasthan Experience

Immerse yourself into the true culture and extraordinary beauty of India. Embrace the chance to engage with the local community whilst making a truly positive contribution to their everyday lives.

Prices from $1,145

INDIA RAJASTHAN EXPERIENCE

A land of sensory overload, cultural extremes, and extraordinary beauty, India has become one of the most desirable destinations to travel and volunteer. Its dynamic population, unique wildlife and mystical heritage will transform your global perspectives on this once in a lifetime experience.

Encounter the historical charm of the lesser explored corners of India.  Delve into ‘The Land of Kings’ where you can explore the enchanting Great Indian Desert, the magical river valleys of Ghaggar and the ancient ruins in the Indus Valley.  In your spare time you could adventure to the top of one of the world’s oldest mountain ranges, do a spot of bird watching in the National Parks or visit the Tiger temples of Khatu.

On this project you will be immersed into the true culture of India. You will be welcomed into the community where you will have the opportunity to engage with the locals whilst making a truly positive contribution to their everyday lives. This travel experience is an extraordinary opportunity and one you will never forget!

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience Rajasthan's captivating landscapes
  • Savour the sights, sounds and smells of India
  • Explore the Golden Triangle

FAST FACTS

Location Rajasthan, India
Activities Cooking Lessons
Local Orientation
Teaching
Creating fun & engaging activities for the children
Singing and Dancing
Renovation
Transport Airport pick-up
Accommodation Shared Volunteer House

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go Pre-departure support
Travel & medical advice & documentation
Equipment Advice
Discounted medical kit
Free Frontier t-shirt
In-country Airport pick-up
Food
Accommodation
Local orientation and training
In-country emergency support
24-hour international HQ back-up

QUALIFICATIONS

A variety of qualifications are available on many of our projects. For example, BTEC certificates and diplomas on our Group conservation projects and TEFL certificates and BTECs on most of our teaching projects. You may also be able to gain a CoPE to support your university application. For more information on these qualifications, please see the qualifications section of our website or ask your volunteer advisor.

WHAT WILL I BE DOING?

INTRODUCTION WEEK

Your first week is designed to give you an opportunity to explore the history and culture of India through a dedicated orientation week. Taking in local sites of special interest, cooking lessons, and possibly your first taste of yoga and meditation, you will learn practices that are central to Indian philosophy and way of life. Following this wonderful opportunity to fully immerse yourself in your new surroundings, you will receive your briefings for the volunteer work programme.

VOLUNTEER WORK

Your work programme and schedule will vary depending on the time of your visit and any personal interest or experience, but with a little flexibility and enthusiasm you are sure to have a wonderful experience. All volunteers are encouraged to leave their own personal mark on the project work, and the range of activities available to you includes:

Udaipur Slum Outreach programme

This project mainly focuses on teaching underprivileged children from slum areas where their parents cannot afford to send their children to school. Volunteers will work with the children, creating fun and engaging activities. The aim of the programme is to impose a positive role model on to the children, encouraging them to value education and help teach them personal life skills that will equip them for the rest of their lives!

School for Learning Difficulties

You will help with the day-to-day operation of the the centre as well as assisting with supporting the children and rehabilitation work. You will provide vital support to specialist staff and provide the children the care they need. Having volunteers at the centre also enables children to get more one to one attention. This can be truly amazing for them as staff frequently see quiet or withdrawn children totally open up in the course of a couple of weeks. Your work programme will be tiring and challenging but deeply fulfilling.

School for the Hearing Impaired

On this programme you will coordinate with qualified teachers, assisting them in various tasks to engage the students. You will learn basic sign language enabling you to engage and teach the students the value of education. Your programme will be challenging yet rewarding leaving you with memories lasting a lifetime. 

Homeless Shelter

Care for homeless people, many of whom are physically and mentally disabled. You will work with residents, from a variety of backgrounds, who rarely have visitors and love meeting new people. The aim of the programme is to encourage residents to become more involved in the local community, helping them develop imperative life skills and greater independence.

Please Note: All volunteer projects include a one-week introduction program.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?

You will be greeted upon arrival at Udaipur airport by a representative from Frontier-India and escorted by bus, taxi or even rickshaw, on the short journey to the centre where you will be based for the duration of your stay. 

WHERE WILL I BE STAYING?

Throughout your placement you will be accommodated in shared dormitory style accommodation in the stunning Udaipur city. You will find all of your accommodation to be basic, but of course clean and comfortable. The rooms will be single sex and shared. Participants are expected to be environmentally responsible and use precious resources with restraint, and to help by keeping the living areas clean and tidy. 

WHAT WILL I BE EATING?

All three meals during the day are included and will be typical of the region. Breakfast will vary from rice to Indian breads. Lunch and dinner will include a range of Indian dishes, characterised by rice, vegetables and sauces. The food of Rajasthan is deliciously flavoured with dry fruits, spices and yoghurt. The mouth watering flavour of Ghee is a favourite in Rajasthan, creating a royal cuisine made up of ancient aromatic flavours. You should be prepared for some of the food to be spicy, it being India after all, but you will find that there are tastes to suit all palates. Try sweet and spicy chutneys comprised of coriander, turmeric, garlic and mint creating the perfect accompaniment for the areas famous Dal Bati Churma and delicious street snacks such as Bikaneri Bhuja, Mirchi Bada or Pyaaj Kacheri. The delicious flavours of Rajasthan will tantalise your taste buds leaving you wanting more.

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ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

In your free time, or after your placement has finished, you may have the opportunity to engage in a number of cultural and adventure activities. Attend Bollywood festivals and theatre performances, explore remote villages and visit magnificent ancient temples, test your nerve as you rock climb high above coffee and tea plantations and spot tigers and monkeys from the back of an elephant as you trek through the jungle.

COSTS

2 weeks $1,145

Extra week $495

DEPARTURE DATES

This project begins on the first and third Monday of every month, you will need to arrive on the Sunday ready to begin your project.

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Early arrivals and late departures are welcome to stay additional nights for an additional charge of $42 per night. Airport pick-ups outside of the agreed start date are also available for a fee of $42 per person.

DURATION

From 2 weeks.

This project is available throughout the Christmas period.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Before you go

  • Comprehensive pre-departure support
  • Travel & medical advice & documentation
  • Equipment advice
  • Free Frontier t-shirt

In-country

  • Food
  • Accommodation
  • Airport pick-up
  • Local orientation
  • In-country emergency support
  • 4-hour international HQ back-up

AIRPORT INFORMATION

Nearest airport(s): Udaipur (UDR)

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Insurance

For detailed information on flights, visas and insurance, click here.


LEGAL STATEMENT

Please read our legal statement regarding the running of NGO projects.

To apply for this placement, click on "Apply Now" below. Fill in the short application form and one of our advisers will then call you back to answer any questions and make sure this is the perfect placement for you. Applying doesn't cost a penny and you won't pay anything until you're completely happy and you're ready to reserve your place.

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