Get to know India as the diverse and culturally rich country that it is. Learn all about what time is best to travel, what costs you can expect to carry and what precautions you might want to consider. In addition to this, you will get to know some of the volunteer programs available in this beautiful country.
Of course, if you are planning to volunteer in India, we won't expect you to only be working. Let us show you how to spend your free time and experience everything beautiful India has to offer - from its traditions, and colorful festivals to spicy dishes and great music. Enjoy the magnificent Indian scenery that feature beautiful mountains, beaches and unique wildlife.
Additional costs you should consider will be: program fees, costs for your flight and costs for your visa.
An exemplary overview on cost of living for the Rajasthan region (in US Dollars, for one person) are:
One way to experience better experience Indian culture is by attending one of the many festivals taking place throughout the year. Some of the most popular festivals are:
Some of the most famous Indian beaches are:
You should get informed about the specifications of your volunteer program and consult an Embassy, because they sometimes willadvisetravellers to apply for a Tourist Visa or a Student Visa. Contact the organization you plan to volunteer with, as well as the Indian Mission of your home/residence country and ask them for advise on this topic.
You need to apply for this visa if you're staying in India for longer than 180 days.
An application for an e-Tourist Visa must be made at least four days prior the date of arrival, and it is valid for a single entry, with a maximum stay of 30 days from the date of arrival. You can apply for this visa twice in a year.
Citizens of the following countries and territories who hold ordinary passports are eligible to obtain the e-Tourist Visa, and can apply online (unless they are of Pakistani origin):
If you require additional information, or have doubts about the documentation you need to have to travel to India, please visit the Indian Government website. If you want more information about Visa extensions, or other Visa related questions, consult India's Home Affairs website.
The Indian government has Consulate and Embassy all around the world; if you have any doubts concerning your documentation, contact the one nearest to you.