4 Day Life in a Pahadi Village, Starting from $235

Video and Photos

Indian women dancing.
Indian women dancing.
A traveler holding puppies next to a young girl.
A traveler holding puppies next to a young girl.
Activities in Village
Activities in Village
Activities in Village
Activities in Village
Activities in Village
Activities in Village
Activities in Village
Activities in Village
Activities in Village
Activities in Village
Open fire cooking in an Indian village.
Open fire cooking in an Indian village.

About

Join us for a week to experience a lifestyle we all have seen on big screens and always wondered how it would feel like. By living in a village you would know the different problems these people have and how and what makes these people so much different from us and our lifestyle in cities.

The aim of Faces of India travel experiences is that the participant sees the world from the eyes of another person and becomes a part of another community for a few days.

Through Faces of India: Life of a Villager, we aim to provide an authentic and cultural experience in a pahaadi (or mountain) village in Uttarakhand.

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city life and our daily schedules, the participants will get to experience the world from the eyes of a villager, and become a part of another community.

Even though it is a secluded village, it has a strong Wi-fi connection! :p

Highlights
  • The participants get to interact with the local school students, the families, the panchayat, and live in and learn about the culture and traditions.
  • Taste the local delicacies and enjoy a wholesome meal with the host families.
  • Explore off-beat, and unseen mountain trails with experienced coordinators.
  • Enjoy the bonfire and barbecue under the starry nights while sipping a delightful cup of chai.
  • Note that this experience is in association with various NGOs with a mission to reduce the increasing number of migrations from villages to cities and to showcase the rural culture.

Questions & Answers

Reviews

98%
based on 5 reviews
  • Value 9.8
  • Fun 10
  • Staff 9.8
  • Safety 10
  • Organization 10
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Nirama
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Memorable Part

I traveled to India during my summer break and it was my most memorable part to be in a small village of Rishikesh. I spent 1 month only but stying there and teaching English and other subjects to children from age 5 to 12 was something new to me and my friends. The children and teachers were happy to see us indulge in their school and teaching their kids.
The fresh air and atmosphere of the village gave comfort to my soul and body. I will really miss the place and children in the coming days of my life. Thanks to the Tarzan way for all and I would be happy to recommend to others also.

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kaga Jigme
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

memorable tour in the Himalayas

It was one of the most memorable tours of my life in the Himalayas, I feel lucky for myself to volunteer at the village school and share my experiences with the students about traveling in Uttrakhand. The place is of the beautiful places I have visited, And I was lucky to witness the beautiful Ganga river, all thanks to the ttw team. surely I will travel with you guys in the future also. If you follow the project rules and house rules, respect others and just be happy and kind for all projects then you’ll make it an awesome experience!

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Jimmy
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Living a life of Pahadi villager

living a villager life in the mountains of Uttrakhand was a very sweet experience as I was living with a local family in their house enjoyed the traditional food with the host family and also saw the beauty of mountains while trekking in the village. And as a traveler, I also got an opportunity to interact with the local school students, families and got many things to learn from them. The TTW team was very friendly as they guide me in this whole experience. Thank you for your service The Tarzan Way.

What would you improve about this program?
what an experience it was! I would like to suggest my fellow travelers be conscious of the local pahadi culture.
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BHAVYA
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Most memorable trip

I had an amazing time here. It is one of my best trip in India. It was comfortable and I felt safe. All things were properly taken care of. The itinerary along with all necessary details were mailed to me beforehand. A local sim card was also provided to me. The host family was very courteous and cooks amazingly. It was a full immersive trip where I learned about the culture of India while being a part of them. I highly recommend them and rwould wish them All the best for their future endeavors.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice would be to tell all your doubts clearly before the start of the program. These people are really nice, they will take care of everything.
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Anna
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Welcoming and caring

This was my first work away experience and I was glad to be part of a place that provides these adorable kids an amazing opportunity to learn and grow. The kids were happy to read and practice English, draw, dance, sing and play games, and seeing their smiles made every day worth it. I also got the chance to see the slums where the kids live which every eye was opening. Despite their extremely basic living conditions, the kids are a true inspiration with how much love, happiness, and creativity they have to share with the world. I miss them a lot and hope to come and visit again in the future! Thank you TTW for your help.