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INDIA

ABOUT COUNTRY

INDIA

India is home to all of the major religions of the world and is the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. Many people also come to India to find spirituality, practising yoga or attending a meditation retreat in an ashram. India's natural heritage is extraordinary. The country has over 70 national parks and forested areas to protect endangered species like the Bengal Tiger, Lion, Asiatic Elephant, Siberian Crane, Wild Dogs and a wide variety of other animals and birds. These reserves and forest areas from The Ranthambore National Park in Rajasthan to the Hazaribagh Wildlife Sanctuary in Bihar, from the foothills of Himalayas, with the Jim Corbett National park to the collection of four National parks in central India, offer a wildlife circuit that is an incredible treat, unmatched by any other experience. This vivid forested land has been an inspiration to many writers including Rudyard Kipling who wrote about it in his Jungle Book.

Over the last 12 years, we have developed an substantial travel programs that educate and empower students. Community service is a major focus of our operations and our students support education projects, drinking water projects,  wildlife rehabilitation, charities, earthquake and  tsunami relief rebuilding, aged care facilities, and environmental conservation projects. Programs range in length from 5-30 days and typically combine service-learning with adventure activities such as ziplining in an historic fort, riding camels in Thar Desert, trekking in Himalayas and swimming in backwaters of South India while living on a houseboat.

Our local team has a wealth of experience managing student travel programs across India, achieving consistently high net promoter scores for our clients. Please contact us at info@experitinalpathways.com to discuss any India programs.

COUNTRY HIGHLIGHTS

Cruise

along the Kerala backwaters in houseboat cruises, a network of tranquil canals and lagoons and immerse in Indian daily life.

Meet

with NGOs, community leaders, teachers, doctors and entrepreneurs to gain deeper understandings of India and its people.

Rehabilitate

natiive animals through our wildlife conservation program and learn about environmental threats to Indian Elephant’s currently facing an extinction crisis. 

Travel

through the hustle and bustle of cities to camel back in the “Thar Desert”, camp under billions of stars, swim in backwaters and hike into breathtaking Himalayas.

Learn

about the world’s largest democracy and country which is home of all the religions in the world from our local staff as well as refuge home for Tibetans and His Holiness Dalai Lama

Connect

with a culture that is 5,000 years old through service projects and cross-cultural immersion in remote Indian villages.

Support

ongoing community service projects that educate students while making positive contributions to local communities.

Build

new infrastructure for schools and homes that have been affected by tsunami, working alongside community members.

Explore

“The Taj Mahal”, Fort and Palaces to Desert, Himalayas, backwaters, beaches and national parks of India.

 

ITINERARIES

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ITINERARY 01

The House Boat Service Adventure!

08 DAYS

  • Learn about Indian Culture

  • Experience House Boat Living

  • Community Education Service

  • Baot around Vembanand Lake

  • Enjoy and Experience a Festival

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ITINERARY 02

Indian Elephant conservation program

08 DAYS

  • Learn about Indian Culture

  • Experience Wildlife SoS

  • Conservation with Sloth Bears and Elephants

  • Enjoy Bird watching on Yamuna River

  • Visit Taj Mahal

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ITINERARY 03 - Rustic Colors of India !

11 DAYS

  • Learn about Indian Culture

  • Explore Delhi

  • Visit Pink City - Jaipur – Amber Fort and experience making of Lac Bangles

  • Visit Blue City – Jodhpur – Mehrangarh Fort

  • Participate in Education and Community Service

  • Experience Zipline Adventure from Mehrangarh Fort

  • Experience Village Life at Bishnoi Village

  • Experience Camel ride in Desert (Osian)

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ITINERARY 04 - The Great India Trip !

12 DAYS

  • Learn about Indian Culture

  • Explore Delhi

  • Visit Agra – Experience Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

  • Visit Pink City - Jaipur – Amber Fort and experience making of Lac Bangles

  • Visit Kochi – Experience Fort Cochin

  • Experience Tea Plantation at Munnar

  • Enjoy Staying in House Boat

  • Experience Festival