Road Trip - 14 Day India | Rajasthan - Agra - Goa

Enjoy two weeks immersed in the incredible culture and diversity that is India. From the culture and history of Udaipur the city of lakes up to Agra to see the Taj Mahal and then down to Goa to enjoy the beach you'll also have the change to give back to the local people through volunteering in various community based projects

14 Day India Road Trip | Rajasthan – Agra – Goa

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Project Type

Road Trip | Group holiday, touring with volunteering

Duration

2 weeks

Start Dates

1st & 3rd Monday of every Month (Every Monday in July)

Location

Arrival Maharana Pratap Airport (Udaipur)
Finish Goa

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Whats Included

  • Arrival  Airport Transfer
  • Domestic Airfares as per itinerary
  • Touring & excursions as per itinerary
  • 3 Meals p/day weekdays, 2 meals p/day weekends
  • Accommodation (Volunteer Centers – shared dorm style rooms)
  • Training & Supervision as required
  • Use of necessary equipment incl program materials
  • 24/7 emergency assistance, volunteer support, local guiding and advice
  • Touring & excursions as per itinerary
  • Certificate of Completion

Whats Not Included

  • Travel Insurance (Mandatory)
  • International airfares & Visa fees
  • Additional Tours, Souvenirs, Spending Money
  • Some daily local transport (depending on program eg. $2 p/day)

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Overview

This 2 week volunteer road trip offers a unique experience that couples the old India history and culture through visiting of palaces, temples, forts and historical places together with India’s premier beach destination for sun and fun.  Learn about the Indian culture, experience their way of life, learn Indian cooking and traditional Mehendi art, and rejuvenate your body through Yoga. You will be given the opportunity to help improve the quality of life for the local people through active participation in various community volunteer projects from construction and renovation to teaching and slum outreach.

This organised 2 week getaway is fantastic value and a great way to experience some of the best sights in India in a short period of time. Step outside your comfort zone in new exciting ways within different environments and perspectives.   Enjoy inter-cultural learning and gaining insights from the wonderful people who are intrigued and happy to meet volunteers.

Accommodation & Meals

All accommodation is included during your stay.  All accommodation is simple, yet clean and comfortable with running water/showers and adequate western style bathroom and toilet facilities.  You’ll be sharing a room with other volunteers of the same gender, normally a maximum of 4 per room.

Within both Udaipur and Goa, the volunteer centers consist of spacious houses with 2 levels ground and first floor, a big living area, dining area, kitchen and 4 bedrooms with attached toilets and shower with running hot water.  Other amenities includ TV, DVD player, Wifi, computer, toaster and fridge

Within Agra, you’ll be staying in a hotel with spacious rooms and attached toilets.

3 good Meals are also provided every day of the program. Mainly Indian and western food served within the volunteer center at set times. Visits to various restaurants for breakfast lunch and dinner are also included.  The food served is mostly vegetarian and is authentic Indian with spicy and non spicy options available.  (Note, if you ask for it spicy…. watch out!)  The food will mainly consist of indian dishses with rice, pulses, vegetables and rotis with some chicken dishes 2 times in a week.

Itinerary 

Week 1 – Udaipur

Arrive in Udaipur in the state of Rajasthan and be immersed in Indian culture and as well as witness historical architectural UNESCO world heritage sites and cultural experiences.   A general overview of the first week may include;

  • Cultural orientation, do’s & donts, customs & habits,
  • City tour and local sightseeing at various markets and natural sightsin groups or individually
  • Cooking classes
  • Language classes
  • Yoga
  • 3 days as a volunteer in a renovation or community based project

Weekend Excursion – Agra

On the Saturday, travel by train from Udaipur to Agra and stay in a hotel with your fellow volunteers.  Visit the Taj Mahal and experience local guided sight seeing.   On the Sunday afternoon, travel by train to Delhi and then board a plane to Goa (Included in program costs)

Week 2 – Goa

You’ll be picked up form the airport and taken to the volunteer center to enjoy the 2nd week of your experience in the funky and unique beach setting of Goa.  You’ll have time to flop on the beach and also enjoy guided tours to historical architectural UNESCO world heritage sites and taste the best of the cuisine goa has to offer.  A general overview of the 2nd week may include

  • Brief orientation and overview of volunteering projects available, and local customs
  • Local sightseeing and socializing with other volunteers.  Visit local markets and historical world heritage sites
  • 3 days as a volunteer in a renovation or community based project
  • Saturday departure (If departing on Sunday, the extra nights accommodation is US$55 p/night including meals but must be booked in advance).

Transportation

  • Udaipur – The main mode of transport will be by TUK TUKs.
  • Udaipur to Agra by train. Agra to Delhi by train. Delhi to Goa by flight
  • Goa – The main mode of transport will be by Jeeps

Visa Requirements

It is the responsibility of all participants to obtain any necessary visas.  

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