Very Short Travel & Volunteer Program

Day 1 Monday

Delhi

Arrival at Delhi airport and welcome by our representative. After introduction and program debriefing of the day by the representative you will be transferred to the hotel.

Meal plan: No meals included

Once you have cleared customs and collected your luggage you are advised to wait in arrival hall. Look for Moods of India (MOI) representative with a placard of MOI. Our representative will welcome you and arrange your transfer to Hotel. Your transfer from airport to hotel is arranged in a cab which might be on sharing bases in case if there are another participants arriving on same time as you.

Please also remember that your room at hotel is on sharing basis (unless you have applied for single occupancy) therefore you are requested to spare some unused space in the room for your room mate so he/ she can feel comfortable as you did.

Note: You are advised to exchange some money to Indian rupees at airport as you need it for your personal expenses.

Day 2 Tuesday

Agra

After breakfast at hotel transfer to Agra by train/ bus/ cab. Late afternoon arrival at Agra followed by hotel check in. Dinner at hotel and overnight stay.

Meal plan: Breakfast and dinner.

Day 3 Wednesday

Taj Mahal

Early breakfast at hotel followed by visit to Taj Mahal (Guided tour). Later visit to marble artisan workplace to see work on marble live. Later in afternoon transfer to Himachal Pradesh by train/ bus/ cab.

Meal plan: Breakfast and Dinner

Day 4 Thursday

Himachal Pradesh

Arrival at Himachal Pradesh (train station) and transfer to MOI camp house. Welcome upon arrival and orientation session about project work, surrounding area and house rules. Settle down in camp house.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5 Friday

McLeodganj

Orientation session about cultural consideration and etiquettes in India. Later transfer to McLeodganj followed by visit to Dalai Lama temple and local Tibetan monastery. Hotel check in and local market visit. Late afternoon visit to water falls in Bhagsunag. Overnight stay in McLeodganj.

Meal plan: Breakfast only.

Day 6 Saturday

Trekking

After breakfast at hotel hiking through Dhauladhar hilltops to Triund hill. Arrival at hilltop by afternoon followed by lunch and free time to explore flora and fauna. Settle down in tent accommodation and overnight stay.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Sunday

Palampur

After breakfast optional hike to snowline (Closest view to Glacier). Later trek down to McLeodganj and in evening transfer to Palampur. Overnight stay at camp house.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 Monday to Day 12 Friday

Palampur(Project)

Volunteer work at your designated and predefined work places. Yoga workshop. Cooking workshop. Henna tattoo painting workshop. Hindi lesson. Sari wearing workshop.
(Please note that this program offers volunteer work only in the form of physical work such as beautification of schools, community utility building or day care centres, plantation, renovation/ construction work etc. This program do not offers volunteer work in the form of child care and child education because of short duration.)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 Saturday

Departure

Free morning and late afternoon departure to Delhi. Overnight in journey by train/ bus/ cab

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch, Dinner

Day 14 Sunday

Delhi

Arrival at Delhi and transfer to hotel. Overnight stay in hotel at Delhi.

Meal plan: Breakfast only

Day 15 Monday

Good Bye

Airport transfer as per your flight schedule. See off.

Meal plan: Breakfast only

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Program Highlights

  • Agra – Taj Mahal excursion
  • Himalaya- Trekking to Triund
  • Yoga- Yoga postures practice (Introductory)
  • Indian cooking- Indian cooking workshop
  • Henna- Henna tattoo painting workshop
  • Sari- India outfit “Sari” workshop
  • Volunteer- Volunteer work in local area

Services

Excluded:

  • Flight tickets
  • Visa expenses
  • Vaccinations and any medical expenses
  • Insurance
  • All the meals which are not mentioned in Itinerary
  • Fees for using camera, any electronic or recording device
  • Personal expenses on beverages
  • Any other expenses of personal nature such as toiletries etc.
  • Any transportation expenses of personal nature.

Included:

  • Pickup & drop off at Delhi airport with assistance
  • Hotel accommodation during arrival, departure and during excursions. Twin occupancy with same gender unless you have chosen single occupancy.
  • Entrance fees of monuments during all excursions.
  • Meals as per program itinerary.
  • Presence of MOI staff during all excursions.
  • All transportation related to program services.
  • Volunteer work placement
  • Accommodation on four sharing bases with same gender in MOI camp house during program time period unless you have chosen single occupancy.
  • Basic teaching material and stationary or basic materials for beautification/ renovation work.