In terms of population, India is the largest country in the world after China. It is a country where all world religions have been represented for centuries, but Hinduism is by far the largest, making Hindi the official language of India (together with English), as approximately 80% of its people are Hindu. India, known as the world’s largest democracy, gained independence from Britain in 1947, yet despite this still have many old British touches in their culture and country even today. India boasts incredible natural wonders and wildlife, with beautiful varieties of birds and other animals not found anywhere else. In the north are the Himalayas, a well-known mountain range, while in the south beautiful beaches stretch for miles. In the north-west are deserts probably unlike any you have seen before, that you can explore by camel. India is an extremely colourful country, in people, culture, food and scenery. India is also unique in that it has 6 seasons with the additional, summer monsoon and winter monsoon.
To see and do
When you are free from your volunteer work there are exciting attractions and activities for you to see and do. Here is a few:
Ganges is India´s longest and most important river, approximately 300 million Indian people are depending on the river for their daily life. Take a boat ride and experience this holy river.
Make an excursion to the north of India and discover the world’s mightiest mountain chain with the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest.
Sun & sea
Here you can find around 40 different beaches with some of India’s best waving palm trees and cooling water.
These groups of islands consist of around 500 islands that lie 1000 kilometers east of the mainland. Here you can find incredible diving opportunities with lots of tropical fish’s.
On India´s southwestern coast lies some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and the area counts as one of India´s most popular destinations.
A must when you travel to India is to visit Taj Mahal that is one of the world´s most outstandingly buildings and is today on UNESCO:s world heritage list.
This holy temple was built 1776 and is built with approximately 800 kilos of gold. The temple lies in Varanasi and is dedicated to the lord of the universe – Vishveswara.
This historical cave monument Ajanta caves is today on UNESCO:s worlds heritage list and consist of 30 carved Buddhist caves with beautiful paintings.
India lies in the subtropical and tropical zone and the climate change are big depending on were in the country you are. The mountain areas have a cool and dry air meanwhile the lowland is tropical and warm.
- Meal for 2 people, mid-range restaurant, three-course: 600.00 Rs
- Water (1.5 liter bottle): 26.94 Rs
- Coke/Pepsi (0.33 liter bottle): 24.54 Rs
- Taxi 1 km (Normal tariff): 15.00 Rs