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INDIA

 

India offers an incredible spectrum of sights and experiences,

from spiritual sanctuaries to frenetic cities. This vast country will dazzle your senses

and reveal a happiness that is infectious. You will discover the best of India:

the majestic icon of the Taj Mahal, the Bollywood magic that has captured the world’s heart, and many more places and traditions that will redefine how you think of India.

Each of our itineraries has unique offerings allowing for cultural engagement and community give-back. Here are some of the things that will make your trip to India special:

HIGHLIGHTS FOR FAMILIES

WITH TEENAGERS

 

Special Activity:

VISIT A BOLLYWOOD

STUDIO AND LEARN THE

ART OF INDIAN HIP HOP

 

Bollywood is India’s most enduring movie industry, the movies an extravaganza of music and dance.  This afternoon you will visit a studio and you will have a lesson in Bollywood dancing and Indian hip hop. Your teachers will be experts in the field who train young aspiring actors and actresses.  The session is vigorous and active and better than most workouts!

 

 

  • Fun activities such as learning Indian magic tricks, craft and watching and participating in a “Tamasha” which is a kind of street theatre
  • An evening with elephants – bathing
    and painting them and learning from
    the trainers how to take care of them
    and ride them
  • Day of learning Bollywood dancing and Indian Hip Hop
  • Half a day of working with the Salaam Balak Trust and organization that provides shelter and education to homeless children.
  • Explore the Old City of Dehli
  • You will also visit the Jama Masjid, which is believed to be the largest mosque in India
  • Visit the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi
  • Watch sunset over the Taj Mahal from the quiet of the Mahtab Bagh garden
  • Visit the City Palace in Jaipur
  • Stop at an Akhara, a traditional gymnasium where the young go to learn Indian wrestling, and stick and sword fighting
  • Visit Amber Hill Forts

 

HIGHLIGHTS FOR

ADULT ONLY TRAVELERS

Special Activity:

SPEND TIME WITH A

MASTER POTTER

 

Spend with a master potter who will teach you make the famous blue pottery, originally of Turkish Persian origin. It is the eye catching blue that gives it its name.

  • Fun activities such as learning Indian magic tricks, craft and watching and participating in a “Tamasha” which is a kind of street theatre
  • An evening with elephants – bathing
    and painting them and learning from
    the trainers how to take care of them
    and ride them
  • Spend a Day learning the Indian crafts of block printing and ceramics
  • Half a day of working with the Salaam Balak Trust and organization that provides shelter and education to homeless children.Explore the Old City of Dehli
  • You will also visit the Jama Masjid, which is believed to be the largest mosque in India
  • Visit the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi
  • Watch sunset over the Taj Mahal from the quiet of the Mahtab Bagh garden
  • Visit the City Palace in Jaipur
  • Stop at an Akhara, a traditional gymnasium where the young go to learn Indian wrestling, and stick and sword fighting
  • Visit Amber Hill Forts

 

HIGHLIGHTS FOR FAMILIES

WITH CHILDREN UNDER 12

Special Activity:

SPEND THE EVENING WITH

ELEPHANTS LEARNING

HOW TO CARE FOR THEM

 

Spend an evening with elephants –

bathing and painting them and learning from the trainers how to take care of

them and ride them

 

  • Fun activities such as learning Indian magic tricks, craft and watching and participating in a “Tamasha” which is a kind of street theatre
  • An evening with elephants – bathing
    and painting them and learning from
    the trainers how to take care of them
    and ride them
  • Become a junior chef for the night and make your parents a dinner of Indian bread and two types of curries
  • Half a day of working with the Salaam Balak Trust and organization that provides shelter and education to homeless children.
  • Explore the Old City of Dehli
  • You will also visit the Jama Masjid, which is believed to be the largest mosque in India
  • Visit the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi
  • Watch sunset over the Taj Mahal from the quiet of the Mahtab Bagh garden
  • Visit the City Palace in Jaipur
  • Stop at an Akhara, a traditional gymnasium where the young go to learn Indian wrestling, and stick and sword fighting
  • Visit Amber Hill Forts
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GLOBAL COMMUNITY GIVE-BACK

 

The Salaam Balak Trust works with street children in Delhi providing them with a secure environment as well as health and education. SBT aims to provide a sensitive and caring environment to street & working children and other children on the margins of society. It seeks to dissolve the barriers that rob children of the opportunity to realize their rights. You will spend the day in one of the contact centers helping the volunteers with the children in the school.

 

The Salaam Baalak Trust City Walk is an English guided tour of almost 2 hours conducted by kids who used to live in the streets of Delhi before joining our Trust. Our guides are adolescents who have been fully trained as local guidea and who want to improve their communication and speaking skills. City Walk gets the children's stories heard, gives people a view of their world through their eyes. Those who take the City Walk tour through the streets of inner city of Paharganj and the area around New Delhi railway station, led by a child who was once living and working on the streets will experience special tour far from the tourist main attractions. City Walk is an example of how a volunteer's creativity can translate into a unique and enduring programme, which is both popular and economically viable. Over the last seven years, thousands have taken the Walk and empowered a number of children, helping them to join mainstream life.