Kerala, located on the south-western tip of India, enjoys unique geographical features that have made it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in Asia. Fondly referred to as ‘God’s Own Country’, Kerala was selected by the National Geographic Traveler as one of the 50 destinations of a lifetime and one of the thirteen paradises in the world. Kerala is a land of Serene beaches, tranquil stretches of the world famous back waters, lush hill stations and exotic wildlife topped with an equable climate. A unique advantage of Kerala is that most of the destinations here are only a two – four hour drive from the other.
Classical art forms, colorful festivals, exotic cuisine are some of the cultural marvels that await traveler. Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine and Panchakarma, the rejuvenation therapy in Ayurveda have also helped Kerala to gain a pan-global reputation as a worth-visit destination.
Season never ends in Kerala, thanks to the year-long moderate climate and and events. Kerala has a higher Human Development Index than all other states in India. The state has a literacy rate of 94.59 percent, the highest in India. A 2005 survey by Transparency International ranked Kerala as the least corrupt state in the country, this makes Kerala one of the best locations for international volunteers to work in.
Teaching: India, a major economic superpower continues to face stern challenges in the public education sector. It is still ranked 161 on the World Education index with a literacy rate of only 54.27 %. The major reasons for the low literally rate is the very high drop our rate of students, shortage of infrastructure and poor level… Read More
Girls Orphanage: There are more than 11m abandoned children in India, where a growing number of newborn babies are being dumped anonymously in cots placed outside orphanages/Adoption centers in an initiative to deter infanticide. About 90% of those abandoned are girls whose poor young mothers … Read More
Traditional Medicine: Our traditional medicine program is our trademark program and the most unique program volunteers from all across the world will ever come across. It involves working with a Traditional practitioner of Ayurveda to treat patients and at the same time help in preserving this traditional science… Read More
Women Support: Our women support program is aimed at empowering women in India, who due to the traditional patriarchal norms have always been given secondary status thin the household and workplace, especially in small cities and rural India. A lot of work needs to be done at the grass root level to help… Read More
Accommodation in Kerala is a typical ethnic Kerala Home stay, as it gives the volunteers a chance to experience the local culture, traditions, Indian family system and Indian way of life. Home cooked delicious India food is a bonus. Home stays are very basic unlike what volunteers are used to and volunteers generally share room/bathroom with fellow volunteers. Host families are carefully selected by us on the basis of their ability to handle and host international volunteers but because of the cultural differences settling in needs some adjustments. It is a wonderful experience for anyone who really wishes to enjoy and explore India on a deeper level than the general tourist.
Kerala is famous world over for it’s cultural and spiritual traditions and has a lot to offer for the volunteers to learn from. Our program in Kerala includes Local sightseeing, orientation to the life, greetings and customs to help volunteers settle in. We have also included 5 times a week Yoga lessons in out program which gives our volunteers a taste of the most popular traditions of India. Volunteers also have a chance to learn Indian cooking at the Home stay. Apart from our program inclusive activities Volunteers are encouraged to extract and learn as much as they while they are staying in Kerala. Some of the courses are available are: Ayurveda, Panchkarma, Kalari Martial Art, Tantric Kalam, Naga Yoga, Music, Herbal Medicine etc.
Start dates and Program fee:
Our projects in Kerala are available year around, with no have fixed start dates, Volunteers can start on any date of their preference. Though we do not have fixed start dates but we prefer volunteers to arrive in India on Thursday or Friday, this provides the volunteers with an opportunity to relax, acclimatize and adjust to the new environment, weathers time zone etc before starting work on Mondays.
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- Note : Apart from the above Program fee, a registration fee of $250 is required at the time of application to book your placement.
- Note : Traditional medicine program attracts a additional fee of $45 per week for weekly extensions.
What does this program fee include?
Our programs are all inclusive they include everything from arrival till departure.
- Pre Departure information and support
- Airport pick upon arrival – Bangalore International Airport
- Overnight stay in Bangalore (If required, depending upon arrival times)
- Transfer to Kannur via Overnight Bus
- Home Stay Accommodation
- 2 or 3 meals per day while volunteering
- Orientation about Local life, customs, greetings etc.
- Yoga lessons 4-5 times per week
- In country support 24-7, emergency contact
- Return transfer to Bangalore via Overnight Bus
- Return drop at Airport
What is NOT included?
- International Airfares
- Travel Insurance
- Visa and Visa extension fee
- Local transportation
- Personal expenses : Bottled water, Toiletries etc
- Weekend Trips