4Cont…GeneralSecond only to China in population, India supports nearly 15% of all people on Earth. India is a sub-continent a vast and varied area and the most populous democracy in the world. Citizens have freely elected their leadership since The Taj Mahal is located in India as are many other architectural and artistic masterpieces.PopulationMore than 903 million people live in India today. Forty percent of the population is under 15 years old. Ethnically diverse, 72% of the population is Indo-Aryan, 25% is Dravidian, and 2% is Mongoloid. It is often other factors which make up the divisions among Indian people, e.g., urban versus rural, religion, language, and socio-economic status. India has a caste system which defines the social hierarchies. LanguageMore than 300 languages are spoken in India and 24 of them have more than 1 million speakers. Hindi is the most widely- spoken, followed by English which is the language of business and government. Other important languages include Bengali, Urdu, Punjabi, and Sanskrit.GovernmentIndia is a parliamentary democracy where the Chief Executive is the Prime Minister who is normally the leader of the Lower House and commands majority in Parliament. He is formally appointed by the President of India who is titular head of State.
5Cont.…GeographyIndia has 28 states and seven territories spread across 3.3 million square kilometers. The terrain varies from the Himalayas to flat river valleys. One fourth of the country is forested and another half is under cultivation.ClimateThe climate varies from temperate to subtropical monsoon. The three basic seasons are: June through September (rainy); October through February (cool/winter); and March through May (hot/summer.)Summer temperatures can read 38 degrees Celsius.HealthLife expectancy is about 60 years. Because of over-population, poverty, malnutrition, and inadequate sanitation, there are some dis-eases which pose threats. These include cholera, malaria, typhoid, and hepatitis. Health care is not up to European standards.ReligionMore than 80% of the country is Hindu, 11% are Muslims, 2% Christians, 2% Sikh, with fewer Jains, Buddhists, and Parsis.EducationSchool is compulsory and free for those aged six to 14 but India is still trying to meet the challenge to educate its people. Forty-nine percent of the population is literate.
6Cont…HistoryCivilization in the Indus River Valley goes back to 2500 B.C. Aryans arrived from Central Asia around B.C. and eventually pushed the native Dravidians southward. Several great empires were established, famous for science, literature, and arts. Arabs, Turks, and Afghan Muslims had a suc cession of reigns from the 8th to 18th centuries. Portuguese and Dutch arrived for trading but it was the English who took political control.Mahatma Gandhi led a nonviolent movement of civil disobedience to protest British rule. India gained independence from Britain in 1947 although it remains in the British Commonwealth. Jawaharlal Nehru was the first prime minister. Gandhi was assassinated in Nehru's daughter, Indira Gandhi, was prime minister from and then again from 1980 until her assassination in Her son, Rajiv Gandhi, succeeded her until Various coalitions have been in power since then.When India gained independence, what are now Pakistan and Bangladesh were established as a separate and Muslim states.
7Cont..MealsFoods vary greatly within the Indian subcontinent. Rice is the staple in the south and wheat bread (roti) is the staple in the north. Indian food is also served with lots of curry in some areas. Vegetarianism is common, largely for religious reasons. Hindus consider cows sacred therefore do not eat beef. Muslims do not eat pork, nor drink alcohol.Eating habits also vary widely within India. In some places traditional families use the right hand, instead of cutlery, for eating food. Urban families usually use forks, knives, and spoons.Leisure TimeThe Indian film industry is one of the world's largest. People enjoy going to see movies, and also to dance performances, musical concerts, and theater. Cricket, soccer, and hockey are popular sports. There are many festivals throughout the year to celebrate religious and historical events.
8Cont….CustomsWomen dress in sarees, long, beautiful fabric draped in various ways around their bodies. Alternatively, they wear a colorful type of pants with a knee-length shift.Hindu women wear a bindi, or red dot, on their foreheads indicating femininity, grace, and marital status though in modern times it is often more like jewelry, coordinating with the color of a woman's outfit.The namaste gesture and spoken word are the traditional greeting and used to indicate that one has had enough to eat. (Hands are pressed together as if in prayer with finger tips just below the chin and a slight bow is made.)Useful PhrasesNamaste : the traditional greeting used when meeting and taking leave.Shri : equivalent to Mr.Shreemati : equivalent to Mrs.Kumari : equivalent to MissEnglish greetings (hello, hi) are also used.
9INTERNSHIP IN INDIAINDIA !!! There are many worlds within this one country – full of incredible beauty, diversity, culture and opportunities for exploration, travel, discovery and internship projects. India has a rich past and is a country full of contrasts. India is paradise for those familiar with the country's multi-faceted delights.India is home to more than one billion people and the country defines the word “diversity” and language, culture and religious differences abound. India travel has been called an “intoxicating cultural cocktail” by Lonely Planet.We understand your overwhelming urge to explore and work in this beautiful country and invite you to join our Internships program in India. Serve local communities, share your experience and compassion with others while you complete an internship Tourism or Event Management and explore this vibrant country!! This programme is specially designed for those individuals who really want to work, experience and understand our country& carry home sweet memories along with a certificate of Experience.To display the diverse cultures of India, this programme is being offered both at Metropolitan city – DELHI & MUMBAI and smaller towns – DEHRADUN & SURAT. The participant has a choice……..The programme will begin with orientation and then the work will start. The volunteer will normally work for a minimum of five days a week and 5-7 hours a day. To give the glimpse of the city local sight seeing would also be arranged. At the end of the programme, the participant would be given a Certificate by the organization/institution where the volunteer would be placed.
10(A) INTERNSHIP IN TOUSRISM Tourism has become a popular global leisure activity. Tourism can be domestic or international, and international tourism has both incoming and outgoing. Although many of us have been "tourists" at some point in our lives, defining what tourism actually is can be difficult.Today, tourism is major source of income for many countries, and affects the economy of both the source and host countries, in some cases it is of vital importance.SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS NEEDEDInterns who are interested in joining our Tourism program must possess some basic knowledge in tourism field.VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIESJob responsibilities for Tourism project interns in India vary depending on their interest. They will be working in a Travel company working either in inbound or outbound tourism. The job may involve designing programming, costing, marketing and implementation.All the organizations associated with the programme have been carefully selected, so that the participant can get maximum exposure and work satisfaction.
11CONT… PROGRAMME DETAILS Programme Duration : 8 weeks. (56 days) Arrival / Departure Airport : Delhi / MumbaiPrograme Fee : US$ per person.KEY POINTS :• Arrival• General Orientation• Local sight-seeing• Accommodation & Meals.• Internship.• Evaluation programme at the end of the stay.Programme Fee includes :1. Arrival & Departure Transfers.2. Accommodation - Modest Non Air-Conditionedaccommodation.3. All three meals4. Orientation.5. One Local sight-seeing.6. Local transportation – to & fro project site.7. Evaluation programme.8. Certificate by the organization.The Fee does not include :1. Visa Fee2. International Transportation.3. Any medical expenses4. Any other personal expenses
12Cont.. EXAMPLE PROJECTS : 1. ASI INDIA TRAVELS Pvt. Ltd. Delhi. Website :2. SAI BABA TOURS & TRAVELS Pvt. Ltd, Surat.Website:3. PEP TRAVELS , MumbaiWebsite:4. Sunday Flight Travels Private Ltd., DehradunWebsite:
14CONT….Event management is the application of project management to the creation and development of festivals, Events Conferences, Weddings, Concerts, Seminars, Road Shows, Product promotions, Fashion Shows & many more novel methods to grab attention.Event management involves studying the intricacies of the brand, identifying the target audience, devising the event concept, planning the logistics and coordinating the technical aspects before actually launching the event. The recent growth of festivals and events as an industry around the world means that the management can no longer be ad hoc.SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS NEEDEDInterns who are interested in Event Management program should have some interest in Art, Designing and ready to work as a team to glorify the smallest occasion aesthetically.
15CONT…. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES Job responsibilities for Event Management would be planning new ideas and implementing them along with the team members.All the organizations associated with the programme have been carefully selected, so that the participant can get maximum exposure and work satisfaction.The projects would be available mainly between October to March.EXAMPLE PROJECTS :1. Sinmit Communications.2. Fountainhead Promotions & Events Pvt Ltd.3. Dragoan Fly Events4. Classic Concept
16Cont.. Programme Fee includes : PROGRAMME DETAILS 1. Arrival & Departure Transfers.2. Accommodation - Modest Non Air-Conditioned accommodation.3. All three meals4. Orientation.5. One Local sight-seeing.6. Local transportation – to & fro project site.7. Evaluation programme.8. Certificate by the organization.The Fee does not include :1. Visa Fee2. International Transportation.3. Any medical expenses4. Any other personal expensesPROGRAMME DETAILSProgramme Duration : 8 weeks. (56 days)Arrival / Departure Airport : Delhi / MumbaiProg. Fee : US$ per person.KEY POINTS :• Arrival• General Orientation• Local sight-seeing• Accommodation & Meals.• Internship.• Evaluation programme at the end of the stay.
17INTERACTIVE LANGUAGE STUDY LEARN AND EXPLORE …..Learning a foreign language takes time and dedication.When you move to a different country or region, learning the local language will help you to communicate and integrate with the local community.Many English speakers seem to believe that whenever you go on holiday you can get away by speaking English, so there's no point in learning any other language. If people don't understand you, all you have to do is speak slowly and turn up the volume. However, if you want to venture beyond such places, to get to know the locals, to read signs, menus, etc, knowing the local language is necessary.Hindi is an Indo-Aryan language with about 545 million speakers, 425 million of whom are native speakers. It is one of the official languages of India and is the main language used in the northern states of Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar, and is spoken in much of north and central India alongside other languages such as Punjabi, Gujarati, Marathi or Bengali. In other parts of India, as well as in Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan, Hindi is understood, and there is a significant number of Hindi speakers in South Africa, Mauritius, Fiji, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago and Nepal. In Fiji people of Indian origin speak Hindi, and in some areas the Fijian people also speak it.Hindi first started to be used in writing during the 4th century AD. It was originally written with the Brahmi script but since the 11th century AD it has been written with the Devanāgarī alphabet. The first printed book in Hindi was John Gilchrist's Grammar of the Hindoostanee Language which was published in 1796.
18CONT….A basic ability to know HINDI language will help you to 'get by', i.e. to order food and drink, find your way around, buy tickets, etc. If you have a more advanced knowledge of the language, you can have real conversations with the people you meet, which can be very interesting and will add a new dimension. We cordially would like to invite you to join our program and enrich your life experience.PROGRAMME DETAILSProgramme Duration : minimum 08 weeks (upto 03 months). Arrival / Departure Airport : Delhi / Bombay Programme Cost : US$ per person (for 08 weeks). Min. no. of participants : 02 / Max : 10 Area : Ahmedabad OR Bhilwara
19CONT…. Programme Fee includes : 1. Arrival & Departure Transfers from International Airport.2. Transfer to the Ahmedabad / Bhilwara by train.3. Accommodation (Hostel or Homestay) - Modest Non Air-Conditioned accommodation, on sharing basis (if are two participants of same sex), during the complete programme.4. All three meals5. Orientation.6. Language Classes – with educational aids..7. One educational trip – either by Air Condition Train or comfortable Air Condition Deluxe Bus8. Local transportation – to & fro project site.9. Evaluation programme.10. Any ONE activity of your choice – cooking / Indian dance / yoga classes. The Fee does not include : 1. Visa Fee 2. International Transportation. 3. Any medical expenses 4. Any other personal expenses
21Ayurveda , Panchakarma And Massage Ayurveda is an ancient form of Alternative medicine. It works on the integrated concept of consciousness, intellect, mind, and body. This science is well-equipped to care for all states of disease, physical, mental, emotional, social, and environmental.PROJECT OVERVIEWShri BAPS Yogiji Maharaj Trust Hospital is a multi specialty hospital including a special department for alternative medicines known as NIRAMAY. Niramay…. means healthy, disease free life. This department deals with the patients interested in Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Panchkarma, Massage, Magnet therapy and Yoga therapy. It has two full time Doctors and 110 beds with an averagely high occupancy.If you are one who is interested in alternative health care, here is an opportunity to work in one such hospital. Volunteers can work with patients and learn interesting aspects of this method of health care. The hospital is known for its infrastructure and doctors.
22Cont… LOCATION - AHMEDABAD Ahmedabad is a world heritage city and home to the famous Sabarmati Ashram inhabited by Mahatma Gandhi where he lived and worked towards the independence movement. It is also one of the important places for Ayurveda practices. Besides this it is one of the fastest growing and progressive cities in India.VOLUNTEER TASK:The volunteer will have an opportunity to work with well known and experienced doctors and r medical staff and to learn Panchkarma and massage. The program will include assisting doctors and nurses in both the above processes and with the indoor patients.SKILLS REQUIRED:Volunteer having backgrounds in medical or alternative therapy, nursing etcwill benefit from and enhance the program .
23Cont.. PROGRAMME SCHEDULE Duration : 4 – 9 weeks Working Hours : 09 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to FridayAge of Participants : Above 18 yearsProgram Cost : US$ 1330 (for 4 weeks)INCLUSIONS:Overnight accommodation at the port of arrival – Delhi / MumbaiTransfer from Airport and then to project site.Non AC modest accommodation on twin sharing basis with host families or equivalent .Daily transportation to & from project site.All three meals.Orientation
24NATURE WITH ORGANIC FARMING The world is going BACK TO NATURE and this program is aimed at givingBack to Nature what we slowly and surely destroyed with excessive industrialization.Organic or Herbal farming involves using natural techniques to yield good and healthy crops by methods which do not harm the natural environment or the people who live in, work on and consume the produce.Over the years Botanicals and other natural products have been substituted by wholly synthetic drugs, food additives, chemical dyes, pesticides, and other man made products. This trend has been somewhat reversed in the late 20th Century, as shown by expanding interest in organic farming methods .This renewed focus consists of rediscovery and re-evaluation of our pre- industrial herbal heritage, along with new interest in beneficial plants as renewable, biodegradable, and less-toxic resources. PROJECT OVERVIEW: This program will give the participant in-depth, hands-on experience on farms using organic techniques. It will also give the participant knowledge of various plants grown and their nutritive and medicinal values.Volunteer Task: Volunteers will work on the farms employing organic methods and be involved with all the processes from the preparation of the beds , removal of weeds, mixing of manure to selection of seeds / saplings, sowing, watering, caring and pest control and even picking and packing of the produce .Skills REQUIRED: An interest in conservation of the environment, willingness to do outdoor work and a green thumb. Volunteers with experience and knowledge of using similar methods intheir home countries will be an added asset to the program.
25Cont.. LOCATION - DEHRADUN Flanked by the Himalayas in the North, the Shivalik range in the south, the Yamuna river to its west and the Ganges to its east, DEHRA DUN is the scenic capital city of Uttarakhand , nestled in the beautiful Doon valley.Dehradun is home to the world renowned Forest Research Institute, the famed Indian Military Academy, The Wildlife Institution of India and the Survey of India which has the distinction of having been established by Colonel George Everest, the man after whom the world’s highest mountain is named.
26Cont…. Program Schedule Duration : 04 weeks Working Hours : 10 am to 4.00 pm (Monday to Friday) Age of Participants : Above 18 yearsPort of Arrival : Delhi.Program Cost : US$ 1330INCLUSIONSOvernight accommodation at the port of arrival – DelhiTransfer from Airport and then to project site.Non AC modest accommodation on twin sharing basis with host families or equivalent .Daily transportation to & from project site.All three meals.Orientation.
27BANARAS“BENARAS is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend and looks twice as old as all of them put together" quoted Mark Twain . “Varanasi” as it is now renamed is an experience in itself. It is the HOLY CITY on the banks of the river Ganges, the oldest city in India and one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities of the world.The morning sun shimmering across the Holy Ganges, the high banks lined with temples and shrines, the soul stirring hymns, the fragrance of Incense lingering in the atmosphere, the scores of devotees thronging the shores for a refreshing dip to cleanse them of their sins …… Breathtaking is the only word to describe this city.However it is only natural that amidst this ancient society breed several social problems arising from racism, sexism, superstition and conflict between old and new. So arises the need for Social welfare and this is our program. Social Welfare concerned with the quality of life, quality of the environment, level of crime, availability of essential social services, as well as religious and spiritual aspects of life.PROJECT OVERVIEW To deal with the social welfare of this city steeped in tradition and superstition with the influx of millions of devotees throughout the year,we have prepared this program “BENARAS” to give the volunteers the experience of “Benares” and in turn receive from them their service for the improvement of this ancient society.
29Cont.. 1. Mother Teresa Home 2. Orphanage The areas for Voluntary services are:1. Mother Teresa Home2. Orphanage3. Rama Krishna Mission Hospital.4. Free Lance Services at the River Banks for poor, needy & orphan children.5. Participation in Awareness program for the cleanliness of the river banks.
30CONT….VOLUNTEER TASK:The Volunteers can work in any of the above services and help to improve and enhance the social problems faced by this ancient society.SKILLS REQUIRED:Volunteers having the patience and inclination to work for social causes and the society as a whole.PROGRAMME SCHEDULEDuration : Minimum 04 weeksLocation : Varanasi (BANARAS)Working Hours : 10 am to 4.00 pm, Monday to FridayAge of Participants : Above 18 yearsProgramme Cost : US$ 1330INCLUSIONS:Overnight accommodation at the port of arrival – Delhi / MumbaiTransfer from Airport and then to project site.Non AC modest accommodation on twin sharing basis with hostfamilies or equivalent.Daily transportation to & from project site.All three meals.Orientation.
31FARIDABADHistoryFaridabad, the south-eastern district in the state of Haryana, was founded in 1607 AD by Sheikh Farid a.k.a., Baba Farid, treasurer of Jahangir and a Sufi saint, with the object of protecting the highway which passed through the town. Sheikh Farid built a fort, a tank and a mosque which are now in ruins. Later on, it became the headquarters of a Pargana which was held in jagir by Ballabgarh ruler. Faridabad District came into existence on 15th of August, 1979 as the 12th district of the state. Faridabad District was carved out from erstwhile Gurgaon District.As a part of Pakistani Refugee Resettlement Project after the Partition, light industrial development was initiated in the town in Thus, refugees laid down the initial infrastructure of the present Faridabad.
32Cont.. PROGRAMME SCHEDULE INCLUSIONS: Duration : October through February, 1 week to a monthWorking Hours : 10 am to 4.00 pm (Monday to Friday)Group Size : 4-6 volunteers.Age of Participants : Above 18 yearsPort of Arrival : Delhi.Program Cost : US$ 1330 (4 weeks)INCLUSIONS:- Overnight accommodation at the port of arrivalDelhi / Mumbai- Transfer from Airport and then to project site.- Non AC modest accommodation on twinsharing basis with host families or equivalent .- Daily transportation to & from project site.- All three meals.- Orientation- PLACES OF INTEREST AROUND FARIDABAD:- One day trip around the town- Days excursion to New Delhi by Coach- Days excursion to Akshardam temple- Weekend trip to Bharatpur Bird sanctuary- Day /Weekend trip to Agra to see the Taj Mahal
33NAGPUR Nagpur is the winter capital of the state of Maharashtra, a fast growing metropolis and third largest city in Maharashtra after Mumbai and Pune. With a population of 2,405,421 (2011) Nagpur Metropolitan Area is the 13th largest urban conglomeration in India. It has also recently been ranked as the cleanest city and the second greenest city of India .In addition to being the seat of annual winter session of Maharashtra state assembly "Vidhan Sabha", Nagpur is also a major commercial and political center of the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, and is also famous throughout the country as "Orange City" for being a major trade center of oranges that are cultivated in the region.In addition, the city also derives political importance from being the headquarters for the RSS and an important location for the Dalit Buddhist movement.
34Cont.. PROJECT INCLUSIONS: Home for aged & handicapped persons situated at Unthkhana (Govt. Medical, Nagpur)VOLUNTEER TASKParticipants may assist in providing physical assistance and rehabilitation including through physiotherapy,electro therapy, and occupational therapy, wax therapy etc. to polio paralyzed handicapped children in age group of 5yrs to 18yrs. These children may also be taught various crafts, art, music, and dances for their all round development. There are sisters /staff who are attending the handicapped children, but may require better touch of humanity.SKILLS REQUIREDBasic knowledge and willing to serve with care polio/physical-ly handicapped children of age below 20yrs in developing them in the field of interest.PROGRAMME SCHEDULE- Overnight accommodation at the port of arrival- Transfer from Airport and then to project site.- Daily transportation to & from project site.- All three meals.- Orientation
35Cont..ADD-ONS:Services in other institution -Residential school for deaf & dumb at saonerHome for educated senior citizen named ‘MATRYA’ (Near Nagpur) -Religious place of worship at Wakiwhere saints and sufis ha catering the needs of people in need.Duration : 4 weeksWorking Hours : 10 am to 4.00 pm (Monday to Friday)Age of Participants : Above 20 yearsPort of Arrival : Nagpur/ MumbaiProgram Cost : US$ 1330
36HyderabadThe city of smiles, of lights, of a thousand faces, endearingly called the Pearl City, Hyderabad offers a variety of tourist attractions ranging from Heritage monuments, Lakes and Parks, Gardens and Resorts, Museums to delectable cuisine and a delightful shopping experience. To the traveller, Hyderabad offers a fascinating panorama of the past, with a richly mixed cultural and historical tradition spanning 400 colourful years. Some of the tourist attractions include...The Charminar is as much the signature of Hyderabad as the Taj Mahal is of Agra or the Eiffel Tower is of Paris. Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah, the founder of Hyderabad, built Charminar in 1591 at the centre of the original city layout. It is said to be built as a charm to ward off a deadly epidemic raging at that time. Four graceful minarets soar to a height of 48.7 m above the ground. Charminar has 45 prayer spaces and a mosque in it. Visitors can view the architectural splendour inside the Charminar. The monument is illuminated in the evenings and a pedestrianisation project around the monument is under implementation.
37Cont..In the family of God, the visually challenged children are special members in it. You can contribute towards their development by giving them your time, sensitivity and willingness to help them. Your time and motivation will make them realize their skill to make something special happen.The Devnar school for the Blind, located in Hyderabad, has children from 5 years to 17 years, who despite their challenges, excel in many fields.PROJECT OVERVIEW: This program will give the participant experience in understanding the true spirit in which a blind child lives in, despite the odds, and give an opportunity to spend time with them in storytelling, helping in games, teaching music, recording cassettes, helping with the computers, etc. Volunteer Task: Volunteers will visit the school, spend time with the school children and help them in various activities during week days. During weekends, they can learn Thanjavur Painting (as an addon activity), an ancient art of painting which originated in Thanjavur in India during the Maratha period in the 16th century. Thanjavur paintings basically signify paintings created using a specific style and technique.Skills REQUIRED:Tremendous patience, an interest in helping special children and willingness to work with them.
38Cont… LOCATION –Hyderabad PROGRAM SCHEDULE Duration : 04 weeks Working Hours : 10 am to 4.00 pm (Monday to Friday)Age of Participants : Above 18 yearsPort of Arrival : Mumbai / HyderabadProgram Cost : US$ 1330INCLUSIONS1. Arrival & Departure Transfers.2. Overnight accommodation at the port of arrival –Mumbai/ Hyderabad3. OrientationNon AC modest accommodation on twin sharing basis with host families orequivalent.All three MealsDaily transportation to & from project site.One Local sight seeing.One educational trip.Evaluation Programme.EXCLUSIONS1. Visa Fees.2. International Transportation.3. Any Medical Expenses.4. Any other personal expenses.*** ADD ONS ***Weekend learning the art of makingThanjavore Painting.** NOTE : If the participant would like to have an hand on experience & would like to actually make these paintings to carry back home, material costs would be borne by the participant.( IN ASSOCIATION WITH SUBHUTI TRUST)
39ManaliManaliJust 40 kms away from Kullu to the north Himachal Pradesh, Manali is situated near the end of the valley on the National Highway leading to Leh. The landscape here is breath taking. One sees well-defined snow capped peaks, the Beas river with its clear water meanders through the town. On the other side are deodar and pine trees, tiny fields and fruit orchards. It is an excellent place for a holiday, a favorite resort for trekkers to Lahaul, Spiti, Bara Bhangal (Kangra), and Zanskar ranges. From temples to antiquity, to picturesque sight-seeing spots and adventure activities, Manali is a popular resort for all seasons and for all travellers.ApproachRail: Nearest convenient rail head are at Chandigarh and Pathankot. Manali can be reached from road from these stations.Road: Manali is well connected by road with Delhi, Ambala, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Haridwar, Shimla, Dharamsala and Chamba/Dalhousie. Regular buses ply between these stations. It is connected with Leh during July to October.
40Cont..The people of Kullu believe in simple living and perseverance. The customs and rituals practiced in the valley depict the simple lifestyle of the natives, living close to Nature. There is a rich tradition of folk arts in Kullu. The excellent temple carvings, vibrant handicrafts, spectacular folk dances and melodious songs show the sensitivity of the people. The exquisitely build temples, castles, and forts are the monuments of an advanced form of architecture and sculpture that flourished in the valley in past. The artisans of Kullu valley preserve a rich heritage of handlooms and handicrafts. There is an amazing range of beautiful handloom and handicraft products in Kullu. The traditional brilliant colours of the Handlooms probably manifest people's zest for life and creation.Visit to Malana, a remote village, situated at a height of 2520 m, and believed to be one of the oldest existing Republics, will take you into a historical nostalgia. The villagers strictly follow their ancient beliefs, culture, customs and religion.PROJECT OVERVIEW: This program will give the participant experience various activities with the local village school with children. The participants will be able to understand the traditional culture of the people living in the breathtaking Himalayan mountainous region of Kullu Manali. They will also gave knowledge of various arts inherent to the Kullu valley and a hands-on experience to learn the art. Volunteer Task: Volunteers will spend time with the school children and teach them to speak English, during the week days, visit the local tribes and learn their art and culture. During weekends, they can go for small treks to be amidst the breathtaking mountains or even visit nearby villages to learn their traditional lifestyle.
41Con…SKILLS REQUIRED:An interest in traditional culture, willingness to work and learn the art of the land, love for mountains and nature and above all, live a simple life during their stay.LOCATION –Manali, District Kullu, Himachal PradeshKullu-Manali is bounded by two of the world's mightiest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram, and lies athwart two other, the Ladakh range and the Zanskar range. It offers a panoramic lap of nature parallel to river Beas.It takes hours by overnight luxury bus to reach Manali.PROGRAM SCHEDULEDuration : 04 weeksWorking Hours : 10 am to 4.00 pm (Monday to Friday)Age of Participants : Above 18 yearsPort of Arrival : Delhi.Program Cost : US$ 1330
42Cont.. INCLUSIONS Arrival & Departure Transfers. Arrival & Departure Transfers.Overnight accommodation at the port of arrival –New DelhiOrientationNon AC modest accommodation on twin sharing basis with host families orequivalent.5. All three Meals6. Daily transportation to & from project site.7. One Local sight seeing.8. One educational trip.9. Evaluation Programme.EXCLUSIONS Visa Fees.International Transportation.Any Medical Expenses.Any other personal expenses.*** ADD ONS ***Yoga training classes for 4 weeks in the morning.Weekend trainings on local food cooking.Weekend water skiing, rafting and hiking programmes.** NOTE : The program fee does not include add-ons. They will be at an Additional nominal cost depending on the chosen activity.
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