Social Travel: Volunteer and Explore 16+ cities in North India

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Video and Photos

Mountains and friends
Mountains and friends
Event at volunteer house in Delhi, India with The Tarzan Way
Event at volunteer house in Delhi, India with The Tarzan Way
Old Delhi tour with The Tarzan Way
Old Delhi tour with The Tarzan Way
Adventure trip to Parvati valley with The Tarzan Way
Adventure trip to Parvati valley with The Tarzan Way
Photography walk in Hauz Khas Village, Delhi, India with The Tarzan Way
Photography walk in Hauz Khas Village, Delhi, India with The Tarzan Way
Exploring a traditional Indian village with The Tarzan Way
Exploring a traditional Indian village with The Tarzan Way
Volunteer work in Delhi with The Tarzan Way
Volunteer work in Delhi with The Tarzan Way
TTW Old Delhi Walk
TTW Old Delhi Walk

About

6 Weeks. 16 Cities. A lifetime of memories.

India is often referred to as beautiful chaos with lots of different cultures, religions, and beliefs. The Tarzan Way team has curated “Social Travel: North India” with the vision to provide international travellers with an opportunity to explore this diverse nation while taking part in meaningful volunteer work.

In this project, you will be exploring up to 16+ cities over 6 weeks, everything from the bustling capital of India to the sleepy towns of lower Himalayas and the royal cities of Rajasthan which seem to be stuck back in the times of kings and queens. Not only will you be taking part in various cultural and immersive travel experiences but will also be performing meaningful and impactful volunteer work.

Your project fee will include everything from travel, meals, stay, 24*7 support and the assurance that everything you are doing has gone through multiple quality and safety checks.

Highlights
  • Our projects take place every month providing volunteers with the freedom and comfort to choose convenient dates.
  • Receive assistance from Experience Coordinators who are available throughout the project.e throughout the project.
  • Explore the diverse country of India visiting almost 16 cities in North India. Visit cities such as Agra, Rishikesh, Jaipur and Dharamshala amongst many others.
  • ravel with the assurance that your project has been through multiple security checks and recommended by every prior participant.
  • Join other like-minded travellers from around the world, making friends and memories for life.

Questions & Answers

Reviews

9.78 Rating
based on 9 reviews
  • Impact 9.8
  • Support 10
  • Fun 10
  • Value 9.9
  • Safety 9.9
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Steph
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Lifetime Memory

My trip to Delhi was amazing. I had an opportunity to teach street children in Hauz khas village for 2 months. Teaching them was a challenging task and satisfying for me. This was what I was looking for and this time it became true. The kids were very kind and happy to learn new content and games. My stay in Delhi was nice, I also visited many places, monuments and had a variety of food in Old Delhi. Also, people working at TTW were nice and helful. I would recommend TTW for any trips in India.

What would you improve about this program?
Traveling with the TTW was amazing. They became my companion throughout the trip. I wouldn't like to improve anything in this program.
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Bhavya
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Life Fulfulling

This experience was my first time for me in India and the first time volunteering. It was a great and amazing experience; I stayed for 6 weeks.

During my time in Rishikesh and in Jaipur, I spent time with children (teaching, playing, socials talks...) and with animals (take care of them, feeding, cleaning, improve the enclosure...). I worked with a wonderful team, since the beginning until the end, all the staff is available if you need anything. You can also leave for an excursion during the week-end to discover the country. Accommodations are really comfortable and the meals are delicious. You will also live with other volunteers from all over the world. It was for me the best experience I have ever lived.

I really advise you to come to discover this magical place.

What would you improve about this program?
Well, there is nothing that I would like to improve. It was such a different and an amazing experience, I had a great time.
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Ani
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

What an experience!

I cannot state how much I loved my experience here in India. It was one of the most overwhelming experiences of my life. I travelled to so many cities and seeing so many different places. The experiences and memories that I am taking back with me are immeasurable. India has such a bad reputation infront of the world with people claiming thugs and cheats. It is totally the opposite. There are friendly people everywhere, obviously there are bad people everywhere but with the support of my hosts and coordinators, I don’t think I faced any problem ever. I did everything imaginable from rafting, elephant rides, cooking and so much more. It was really a rollercoaster experience and I would recommend it to anyone planning on visiting India for a gap year.

What would you improve about this program?
The program was pretty well delivered. So I can't really think of much. It went pretty smooth and nice for me.
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Salma
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Opening up

I loved my experience of volunteering with The Tarzan Way. I am not much of a traveler but I for the first time travelled to so many different cities in a new country with so many new people. This experience really changed me as a person. I think I would like to travel more and more now. Travelling really open a persons horizon and changes the way the person perceives the world around him. Volunteering with The Tarzan Way is a perfect opportunity for a person like me to out of her shell.

What would you improve about this program?
India is a difficult country to adjust to. Although program coordinators from TTW really did help me adjusting, they shouldn't stop improving and keep improving the experience they give.
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Elisa
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Summer in India

I had an amazing time with The Tarzan Way in there Explore North India project. It helped reduce my travel cost significantly and was also much cheaper than other projects available. Although the price was much cheaper, the experience they delivered was still amazing. The 6 weeks I spend in India were some of the best days of my life. I am looking forward to there next project to South India and will definitely be coming again for it.

What would you improve about this program?
It was a lot of fun, so I really can't think of anything. Although they should launch some projects for South India as well. They said they planned on doing so in 2019. Will definitely come for one of them.
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Barbara
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My volunteer experience in India

I travelled to 2017 summers and joined The Tarzan Way in their summer volunteering project. I was surprised by the way they took care of all the participants. They ensured neat and tidy accommodation, making sure everyone had a comfortable stay. The social work was fun and got to interact with a lot of people as well. This was one of my most memorable travel experiences ever and I will always cherish these moments. India is a very beautiful country to travel to. <3

What would you improve about this program?
I don't have any complaints from the project as such. Something that I can think of is that they should have an option of more hours of volunteer work. I generally worked for 6-7 hours a day but sometimes I didn't have any plans for the evening so I would ask to stay back at the office.
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Christina
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience

I came to India in my summer vacations, hoping to do something different from simplet touristy stuff. I came across The Tarzan Way through a friend and it was definitely the best experience possible.
They took really good care of me and all other volunteers. There was always someone to help us. At the same time there project itinerary was wonderful with a little bit og everything work, travel, activities. I am really glad I came

What would you improve about this program?
Maybe by increasing there reach, they can get more international participants
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Mohamed
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Mohamed from egypt

If you choice this program , that's mean you are in the right place
What are you searching for like developing or supporting
In the program you will find people who love you from so heart and will going to help you in any situation
It's literally change my personality and the way i'm thinking
You will going to enjoy more than you can imagine
I will never forger these days and i'm planning to join this program asap