Voluntour INDIA

“INDUSTRIALISATION & SLUMS OF BADDI”
INDIA, 25 SEPTEMBER – 06 OCTOBER 2017

Home to ancient philosophies, Land of spices, Fabric of history … There is no other place on Earth that stirs your imagination and awakens all your senses. Join this fantastic VolunTour and you will get inside India’s soul.
Discover the picturesque landscapes in the foothills of the Himalaya, interact with the local rural communities and visit Indian villages implementing community development projects with the assistance of RUCHI Organisation.


The VolunTour in India combines tourism, cultural traditions and social making actions. You can make a difference by getting involved in volunteering activities in Baddi Slums and local farms, while experiencing the Indian culture and lifestyle.

During your 12-day stay, you will have the chance to explore some of the most remote parts of Northern India, learn about the problems caused by industrialisation, and support the project “Industrialisation and Slum of Baddi”, by taking
part in educational and agricultural activities which promote environmental sustainability and social change.

In this blog you can find many news about the topic of the project and for get even more informations you can join the related Facebook group.

OVERVIEW

Location: Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh
Period: 25 September – 06 October 2017
Meeting point: Chandigarh (Airport, Bus Stop or railway station)
Group size: up to 6 people
Minimum requirements: aged 18+, interested in the VolunTour’s programme, motivated, flexible, able to speak and understand English; Couples are welcome
Accommodation: at RUCHI’s Organisation in twin rooms with attached bathroom and toilettes
Food: 3 meals per day with traditional Indian Veg. and Non Vegetarian food
Transport: Private cars and public local transport

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Himachal Pradesh – Explore the hidden treasures and landscapes of Northern India
Baddi – Interact and volunteer with the local community and the main stakeholders
Kuthar – Enjoy the colourful and vibrant atmosphere of the Dussera festival one of the most popular Hindu celebrations
Chandigarh – Discover India’s first planned city with its modern buildings and wonderful gardens
Kasauli – Stroll in this tiny, cosy and quiet town and don’t miss the lively Mall road for shopping and eating out

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival, welcoming, dinner and rest
Day 2: Orientation: info about the VolunTour’s organization and activities, walking tour in the local community
Day 3: Visit to the Slum Baddi & the industrial town
Day 4: Volunteering in the Slum Baddi
Day 5: Volunteering in the Slum Baddi in the morning; meeting the Industrial Union in the afternoon
Day 6: Visit to the local community Shyamaghat in the morning; Dussera festival and fair in Kuthar
Day 7: Guided sightseeing tour of Chandigarh city, Rock garden and Rose garden, free time and shopping
Day 8: Volunteering in the organic farm (Bandh) and community visit
Day 9: Guided sightseeing tour in Kasauli
Day 10: Visit to women enterprise in Dhar/Tujhiyar village
Day 11: Volunteering in an organic farm, cultural evening (Himachal Culture night)
Day 12: Departure

COST

VolunTour India (12 days): 480 € per person
The participation fee covers: food and accommodation, private and local transportation, volunteering project materials arrangement, administration charge, English speaking tour guide

Please note that your international flights are not included in the above price, and nor are your travel insurance, extra personal expenses and visa for India.

Fill out this form if you would like to partecipate in this Voluntour.