2 Who are we? Our activities To contact us Human Trip India is South Indian Chennai-based organization which aims to develop Fair Tourism in association with local humanitarian organizations or acting within the Fair Trade principles.Our activitiesChennai site-seeing tours with slums-hailing autorickshaw women, trained by SPEED TRUST (Slum People Education and Economic Development) non-governmental organization.Fair Tourism stays:1 Double bed-room at Palani’s, a former fisherman who has been affected by 2004’ tsunami. Palani and his family will welcome you to share their day-to-day life in the fishermen community nearby Mahabalipuram.Immersion in the rural Tamil Nadu (8 persons), at Gandhi Rural Rehabilitation Centre, a local NGO intervening in favor of disable people (day-care centre for physically / mentally challenged children, handloom unit, natural medecine clinic, spirulina farm) between Gingee and Mahabalipuram.Vehicles, hotels and train tickets bookingsTo contact usHuman Trip India, Arivu-SPEED Building, 245, Sathyavani Muthu Nagar, Pallavan Salai, Chennai – ,ph: /
3 An exceptional visit of Chennai… For all information / booking, please contact:The reception of your hotelSPEED Trust / Human Trip India at: (044) (from 10am to 7pm) orAn exceptional visit of Chennai…Will you remember temple, streets, monuments? Maybe …That’s you will…It’s your lady driver !leaflet sponsored by :Supporting a social project!A Fair Trade Company,A Network of South Indian handcrafts producers
4 HUMAN TRIP INDIA has selected for you 2 trips in Chennai Trip No1:Start at 8.30 am from your hotel or from SPEED Trust officeBreakfast at Amethyst coffee in the atmosphere of a bangala, traditional house from Tamil Nadu.Ramakrishna TempleKapaleeswar Temple (Mylapore)Santhome ChurchSouth Indian lunch at Priyadarshini ParkShopping at Fabindia (typical garments)Guindy Snake ParkCinema Studios AVMMGR Samadhi and Marina BeachBack to your hotel.Trip No2:Start at 8.00 am from your hotel or SPEED Trust officeAsthalakshmi templeKalakshetra (School of Bharathanatyam)Dakshina ChitraIndian lunch on the placeCholamandal Artists VillageBack to SPEED Trust office for a visit of the organization or visit if the High Court and Evening bazar.Since 2004, SPEED Trust (Slum People Education & Economic Development) Organization has trained isolated, widowed or deserted women from the slums of Chennai to drive auto-rickshaws.This exclusive and revolutionary program enables marginalized women, often servants, homeless, living with their children in inhuman conditions, to escape the deepest poverty through self-confidence and dignity.To give to these women a regular and fair paid job, SPEED Trust in partnership with the fair tourism agency HUMAN TRIP INDIA, proposes to you to discover Chennai in an unbelievable way you won’t see nowhere!Each trip included:The entrances at museums and monuments.A traditional south Indian lunch
5 Immersion in the rural life Solidarity-based stay in South India Here is the occasion to stay in an Indian village participating in humanitarian activitiesSolidarity-based stay in South IndiaDepending on the number of travelers, we shall submit to you a quote including:The transfre from Chennai to AlampoondiAccomodation and meals at GRRCFor any information, please contact us atouor by
6 170 km South West from Chennai and 90 km West from the former French colony of Pondicherry, the small town of Alampoondi is the location of the Gandhi Rural Rehabilitition Centre (GRRC).Created in 1983, Le GRRC is a Non-governmental organization which focuses on adults and children physically and mentally challenged from dozens of surrounding villages, through health, rehabilitation and training programs.The GRRC will be pleased to share with you its mission and its activities, welcoming and sheltering you on the spot in its 4 recently built guest-rooms.ActivitiesDiscovering the day-to-day life in the South Indian villages through a total immersion in a rural community. You will feel that the sense of hospitality among the Tamil people is far from being a legend!Discovering the local culture: beliefs, arts and traditions, cooking, etcRoaming in the ricefields and granite hills of the country.Participating in the GRRC activities: spirulina farm, natural medecine clinic, day-care centre for disable children, etc.Excursions to Gingee fort (15 km), to the holy town of Tiruvannamalai (25 km), to Pondicherry (80 km).
7 Discovery trip in South India Handcrafts and Fair Trade The package includes:The transport in a/c minibus.Chennai visit in auto-rickshaw.11 nights in 3* hotelsThe food, the tips.The entries in the museums and monuments.An accompanying guide.A contribution to the visited NGO’s, all members of BALADARSHAN network (www.baladarshan.com)The package does not include:The drinks, the snacks between mealsThe tickets for cameras.Discovery trip in South IndiaAnd the traditional artisansfrom Tamil NaduFor any information kindly contact us atoror by to :We will submit to you a quotation based on the number of persons (minimum 6, maximum 12). According to the budget, different categories of hotels can be offered.Handcrafts and Fair Trade
8 Our Goal and our commitment… ProgramDAY 1: Arrival in Chennai and transfer to the hotel by van. DAY 2: Visit of Chennai accompanied by female auto-rickshaw drivers trained by SPEED Trust, a social organization intervening in Chennai slums: Amethyst, Ramakrishna Temple, Fabindia, SPEED Trust, MGR Samadhi, Evening Bazaar.DAY 3: In the morning visit of Kalakshetra, a school bharathanatyam dance. Then Departure to Kanchipuram, Visit of Sri Kailashanatha & Ekambaranathar temples. Transfer to Mahabalipuram. DAY 4: Visit of Mahabalipuram: Arjuna's Penance, Rathas, shore temple. Lunch and tour of Dakshinachitra. Night fish dinner at Palani’s a local fisherman victim of tsunami .DAY 5: Departure to Pondicherry. City site-seeing: Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Ayi Mandapam, White Town, Church of Our Lady of Angels, seaside, market in the afternoon, free time in Pondicherry. DAY 6: Visit of handcrafts producers: In the Morning visit of paper mill of the Ashram. Chitralaya (batiks workshop) Timely Aiding Society (bags and accessories), Inner Reflection (candles and incense). In the afternoon, short visit to Auroville.DAY 7: Excursion to Tiruvanamalai. On the way, stop at Gingee: Fort visit and walk through the ricefields. Visit of the Gandhi Rural Rehabilitation Centre (GRRC) an organization which works with disabled people in the villages through trainings and handloom fabrics production. At Tiruvanamalai, Maharishi Ashram and Arunachaleswar temple Arunachaleswar.DAY 8: Departure to Thanjavur (Tanjore). On the way, visit of Gangakondacholapuram and Darasuram temples. DAY 9: Visit of Thanjavur .In the morning, discovering of Brihadiswara ttemple, then visit of the palace and Bronze museum. Afternoon craft-oriented: visit of a Veena maker.DAY 10: Transfer to Madurai, on the way, visit of the Thirumayam Fort and Chettiar palace of Kanadukathan. Lunch in a traditional Chettinad house . Visit of Athangudi tiles makers, before reaching Madurai.DAY 11: Madurai: Visit of the famous Meenakshi Temple. Afternoon is dedicated to visit the Thirumalai Nayak Palace and Gandhi Museum before attending the Sundareswarar ceremony .DAY 12: Transfert from Madurai airport to Chennai Airport.Our Goal and our commitment…The main objective of this tour is to present a balanced visit of India, in an way completely different from the way India is usually projected to the westerners. We do not limit ourselves in providing the visit of monuments alone but also we try to penetrate the rural part of India which is so fascinating and cannot be explained in words. We take the task to make you understanding Yesterday’s India and Today’s, its history, its customs and how the modern society works.Before making this tour, we request you to prepare yourself intellectually and psychologically to have a tour of completeness; the destination you desire will be shattering in your eyes, giving a treat to your eyes, helping you to have a remarkable experience, this is how India is going open it and show its beauty.Why do we link Tourism and Fair Trade Handcrafts ?All the societies visited by HUMAN TRIP INDIA receive donations on humanitarian basis for the visit of their campus and for the demonstration they would perform, calculated according to the total number of guests visiting.The Tour Leader of HUMAN TRIP INDIA will not take you to the tourists shops and emporiums but on your request as these shops have a network with the Tourists guide paying them 30% commissions to sell their stuff’s like that.You can buy products as a token of memory during your visit in all the social organizations and producer’s groups that you will visit. This will of course help you to understand the concept of Fair Trade!