The Great Projects

India Highlights Voluntour

Delhi, India show on map

Spend 13 unforgettable days visiting top attractions and taking part in conservation activities in colourful India!

On this signature tour, you’ll experience all the colours that enchanting India has to offer, as well as leaving your mark on important conversation efforts! You’ll start your tour in the capital Delhi, India’s heart, and have your fill of Old Delhi’s streets and new Delhi’s incredible architecture!

Next, you’ll head to Agra to visit India’s biggest attraction, the Taj Mahal. Take the opportunity to admire the ‘jewel’ of India before heading off to further explore Agra. During your tour, you’ll pay a visit to the Agra Bear Sanctuary - the largest sanctuary in the world for sloth bears. You’ll have a unique experience of assisting with feeding and enrichment tasks at the bear rescue centre and meeting the bears, who were rescued from the horrifying ‘dancing bear’ trade.

You will also visit Mathura Elephant Rescue Centre – India's first chain free elephant camp. Preparing food, enrichment and walking one of India’s most iconic animals is an experience like no other! After Agra, you’ll head south and take a trip to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary. Then, make your way to the famous Ranthambore National Parks the best place in India to spot the awe-inspiring Bengal tiger! While here, you’ll take part in not one but three game drives! Giving you an opportunity to possibly spot tigers, leopards and sloth bears! As well as, the game drives you will also join in on local community initiatives, meeting the locals and teaching the children.  

Nearing the end of your tour, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Amber Fort and the Palace of Winds before heading back to Delhi and experiencing Delhi Haat – a bustling open-air bazaar! You’ll end your trip by making your way to the ‘Kingdom of Dreams’ to enjoy a authentic food, crafts and a traditional Bollywood Musical!

Typical day

DAY 1: Arriving into Delhi

DAY 2: Delhi and the Red Fort

DAY 3: Agra and the Taj Mahal

DAY 4: Agra Bear Rescue Centre

DAY 5: Agra Bear Rescue Centre

DAY 6: Elephant Rescue Centre in Mathura

DAY 7: Travel by Train to the Famous Ranthambore National Park

DAY 8: Tiger Safaris in Ranthambore National Park

DAY 9: Tiger Safaris in Ranthambore National Park

DAY 10: Tiger Safaris in Ranthambore National Park

DAY 11: The Amber Fort and the Palace of Winds

DAY 12: Delhi and the Kingdom of Dreams

Details on Arrival

Volunteers are unable to join the project from mid-June to October due to the monsoon season. The park is closed during this period.

You will need to arrive into Indira Gandhi International Airport on your project start day between 7am-5pm.

Free-time activities

Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Safari/Zoo

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 16 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No specific skills or experience are required, only a positive attitude and full commitment to the cause. You must be prepared to work as part of a team.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Suitable for

Singles
Couples
50+

Included Services

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All program fees are charged directly by The Great Projects.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
The Great Projects (your host organization) provides consulting and is keen to answer all your questions. Once you reserved your spot, you will receive the contact details of your volunteer project.
Online preparation course (optional, from $49)
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On-site services

Services by The Great Projects
  • Accommodation
  • All transfers
  • 3 Canter / Jeep safari drives in Ranthambore National Park
  • Visit Dhonk Village in Ranthambore as part of community work – including donation
  • Visit Moghiya (a local tribe) Hostel in Ranthambore as part of community work – including a donation
  • 2 visits to a Bear Rescue facility centre including a donation
  • 1 visit to an Elephant Rescue Facility Centre including a donation
  • One-time entry to monuments (including the Taj Mahal)
  • Rickshaw ride in Delhi during a tour of Old Delhi.
  • Bollywood themed live dance show in 'Kingdom of dreams' on last day (Wed, Fri and Sun only)
  • Rickshaw ride in Bharatpur National Park for spotting birds and other wildlife.
  • A representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers
  • Local guide for city tours in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur during sightseeing tours

Airport Pickup at Indira Gandhi International Airport

You will be met by a project representative in the arrivals hall of Indira Gandhi International Airport. You will then transfer to your overnight accommodation.  

Accommodation

You will stay in 4 hotels for the duration of your tour, all very comfortable and modern. Perfectly suited to those who are looking for a higher end experience of wildlife conservation and travel.

Hotel
Food & Beverages
On this trip, you will be staying in 3 different accommodations. You will be under a B&B meal plan while staying at the Holiday Inn. In the tented park accommodation, you will dine at the on-site restaurant and may get to enjoy an open-air barbeque. At the Jungle Lodge, you will be provided with 3 delicious meals a day also cooked in true Indian style.
Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) in Delhi. We assist you to find cheap flights to India.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for India provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in India you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for India.
Costs (Prices in USD)
13 days (min. stay)
$2,680.00
13 days (max. stay)
$2,680.00
Average fees
$1,443.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in Delhi/India between 13 days and 13 days. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. The Great Projects will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Crowdfunding Service
Generally, volunteering abroad involves certain costs. In case you need financial support, we will assist you to fundraise your volunteer program in India.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with The Great Projects during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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