The Mighty Roar

The India Experience

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Get to know the real India on this feature packed three-week trip with an optional extra week to explore in Goa. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Singles
Couples
Groups
50+

During your time here you will get to see diverse and breath-taking landscapes; from snow-capped Himalayan Mountains, jungles, crowded cities to deserted beaches.

This extensive trip will connect you to the cultural, historical and popular highlights of India where you get to visit cities like Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Dharamshala and the Golden Temple City of Amritsar.

Spend time volunteering in day centres and orphanages in Delhi and Palampur where you will get to teach, play and of course have fun with the children! Walk down the bustling bazaars and streets of Delhi that are perfect for trying some mouth-watering cuisine and breathe in the pristine surroundings of the Himalayas as you arrive into Palampur.

Experience the bliss of visiting the monument of love and 7th wonder of the world, the Taj Mahal as well as lots of other exciting places of interest, including; the India Gate, Humayuns Tomb, Jaipur (Pink City), Agra, Golden Temple of Amritsar and lots more!

Our structured itinerary will allow you to make the most of your trip, taking in the famous and best sights as well as the not so known local treasures. Our local coordinator will accompany you throughout your stay, so you can learn all about the local culture and history.

India is the seventh largest country in the world and home to more than a billion people. See its rich culture, multiple regions and magnificent architecture.

Typical day

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Arrival

Your amazing journey is about to begin! Our local team member will be waiting for you at the airport, where you will then be transferred to your accommodation. Depending on what time you arrive, you will have the rest of the day to relax and meet everyone else.

Orientation and Sightseeing

You will then head on out to start your adventure! Now is your time to explore the hustle and bustle of the capital Delhi, where you will get an extensive tour of the city and visit historical monuments like Qutub Minar, India Gate, Lotus Temple and Humayun's Tomb.

Volunteering and Explorations

Today is your first day of volunteering and our local co-ordinator will accompany you to one of our project sites in Delhi. Spending the week in one of our care centres / orphanages, your time and dedication will help to provide the love and care these children need. You will provide informal education classes, play games and get involved with other creative activities. 

Akshardham Temple

One of the most memorable experiences for all volunteers, you will visit the Akshardham Temple. This beautiful temple has lots of spiritual significance, breath-taking architecture and you can even witness the fascinating water show.

Exploring Delhi and Travelling

You will have the day to explore Delhi and its bustling bazaars and streets where you can purchase souvenirs and taste some mouth-watering Indian cuisine.

Welcome to Palampur

You will awake in Palampur, a small town located at the foot of the Himalayan Mountains. Breathe in the fresh air and admire the pristine surroundings in this beautiful rural town.

Volunteering

Spend your mornings volunteering in a day care centre where you will get to teach and have fun with all of the local children. Get competitive with sports, teach English, play on the swings and even get creative with arts and crafts!

From 14:00 each day, you will have plenty of free time to visit the local markets, visit the nearby monasteries, eat way to much local food and experience the countryside living in India. Back at the house you can spend time playing badminton or even get involved with the regular yoga class on the rooftop!

Trekking in the Himalayas

Around every corner you will be greeted with another stunning view of snow clad mountains, lush green tea plantations and so much more! Camping out overnight is a once in a lifetime experience! Once you reach Mcleod Ganj you will have the rest of the day to relax and explore the local area. Famous for its spiritual importance, you can visit the Dalai Lama Temple, learns lots about Buddhism and make friends with the Tibetan locals.

Golden Temple, Amritsar

Continuing your journey, you will reach Amristar which is home to the Golden Temple - the most important pilgrimage site of Sikhism. You will get to experience it both during the day and night when it becomes illuminated!  There will be plenty of time to spend in Amristar where you can taste even more local food and you could maybe even try eating at the 'Langar" inside the Golden Temple.

Travelling

The only day where travelling takes up the majority of time, but believe me, it's worth it! Travelling by train back to Delhi you will get to see incredible views across India. Once you arrive into Delhi, you will change over to a mini-bus and continue onto Agra via the Taj Expressway.

The Taj Mahal

Well it's time to see the most iconic building in India, if not the world - The Taj Mahal. Afterwards, you will be transported to Jaipur that is commonly known as the royal and beautiful pink city of India.

Sightseeing and Elephants

You have a busy day ahead that starts with a visit to the amazing City Palace in Jaipur. Later, you will get the incredible experience of getting up close and feeding elephants in the local elephant village. During the evening you will attend a cultural show where you get to enjoy live local folk music and food.

Amber Fort

Today you will travel to the historic Amber Fort, stopping to take photos at the beautiful "Hawa Mahal" - palace of winds.

Last Day / Travel To Goa

Unfortunately, your amazing journey has come to an end. It’s time to travel back to the airpot to head home or onto your next destination. If you are staying on for the additional Goa week then let the party begin! You will fly to Goa from Delhi Airport and will then be transferred to your hotel for your chance to settle in and relax.

Details on Arrival

The India Summer Experience has several start dates throughout the summer. These are 23rd June 2018, 7th July 2018, 21st July 2018, 4th August 2018 and 18th August 2018. In 2019 the dates will be 8th June 2019, 22nd June 2019, 6th July 2019, 20th July 2019, 3rd August 2019 and 17th August 2019.

You should land into Indira Gandhi International Airport (New Delhi – DEL) on your selected start date.

Please ensure your flight arrives between 06:30 and 22:00 to ensure the airport pickup is included within your fee.

Free-time activities

Spend your time soaking up the sun on the pristine golden sand beaches and enjoying some more of the local cuisines. You will have the day to explore Delhi and its bustling bazaars and streets where you can purchase souvenirs and taste some mouth-watering Indian cuisine.
Sightseeing
Shopping/Souvenirs
Yoga/Meditation

Program Requirements

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (fluently)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
English at High School level
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:30 - 14:00

Included Services

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All program fees are charged directly by The Mighty Roar.

Before your journey

Profound consulting and ongoing support (free)
The Mighty Roar (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 Mighty Roar

Fees include accommodation, most meals, airport pick up and the registration fee.

Airport Pickup at Indira Gandhi International Airport

You should land into Indira Gandhi International Airport (New Delhi – DEL) on your selected start date.

Please ensure your flight arrives between 06:30 and 22:00 to ensure the airport pickup is included within your fee.

On your last day you will need to travel back to the airport for your onwards journey. The return transfer is not included within the programme fee but our local team can arrange this for you.

Accommodation

While volunteering you will be staying at our accommodation houses that are simple, clean and comfortable. You will be sharing with up to 3 other volunteers in bunk beds within same-sex rooms.

During your travels you will be staying in comfortable hotels staying in twin same-sex rooms with an en-suite bathroom.

Dorm Room
Food & Beverages

The majority of meals are included within the programme fee. Meals are aimed to be as varied as possible across the week and include many traditional Indian cuisine. You can expect some of the following meals:

Breakfast – Toast, string hoppers, fresh fruits, tea, milk
Dinner – Noodles, pasta, hoppers

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)
3 weeks (min. stay)
$1,400.00
4 weeks (max. stay)
$1,750.00
Average fees
$452.00/week

You can volunteer at the project site in New Delhi/India between 3 weeks and 4 weeks. Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. The Mighty Roar 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 Mighty Roar during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.
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