India – Heart of the Himalayas

Immerse yourself in a Himalayan town full of color, fragrance, and life.

Its unique blend of Indian and Tibetan culture, and the majesty of this region’s geography await all visitors. Make a difference in the lives of children in rural India.

The Place and The People

The subcontinent of India is home to over one billion people, making it the world’s largest democracy and one of its fastest growing economies. You’ll be based in the north, which is also home to the Dalai Lama. Rooted in local traditions and affiliated with dozens of religions, India is the ideal place to explore urban and rural life, the ancient influences of Tibetan Buddhism, local handicraft markets, and the myriad of incense that fills the air.

What You'll Do

Try your hand at Himalayan living by learning to cook traditional dishes with the flavor of the land and by making handicrafts from local materials. Glimpse into the lives of the region’s people by helping develop arts and crafts projects for children from the village. Learn about the diversity of Indian culture: its arts, its social issues, and the impact of its grassroots leaders upon the global stage.

What You'll See

Your journey is a full circle that starts in New Delhi. Travel overland to the see the sacred Golden Temple of the Sikh religion, then continue to the breathtaking Himalayan town of Dharamsala. At the end of your trip, head south to the Taj Mahal, one of the great architectural marvels of the world.

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Itinerary Overview

Begin a day of adventure awakening to the fresh air of the Himalayas in our traditional-style Home Base dwelling. Spend the morning involved in a service project by helping to run a day care center, aiding teachers with small classrooms, or assisting a summer camp.

In the afternoon, your Discover Corps hosts will share the culture of India and Tibet as you discover native music and bustling markets. Meet with local monks to discuss issues facing this unique part of the world. In the evening, eat a delicious meal while enlightening yourself through conversations with local artists and leaders.

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Where You'll Stay

MaryAnn Barber

Haddon Heights, NJ

Traveler's Journal

“India. What can I say? Everything about the country blows my senses away. The food, colors, history, architecture, but most of all, the people. This trip let me connect with some fun and fascinating people and gave me an insider’s look at the Tibetan exile community. I also enjoyed the impromptu meetings and activities we did, like morning yoga in the mountains. I’ll never think of India the same way.”

Dates and Fees

We offer several Family Friendly dates, to help families book travel around common school vacation times

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Duration: 14 days

Program Cost: US $2,495 *


Aug 20-Sept 2, 2017 (FF)

Nov 5-18, 2017

April 29-May 12, 2018 (FF)

Aug 5-18, 2018 (FF)





See What's Included

Our trips are all-inclusive, and our “no tipping policy” makes your experience hassle-free.  Here’s a sample of what’s included:

  • All meals: 13 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 13 dinners
  • 11 nights Home Base lodging in Dharamsala
  • 1 night lodging at 3-star hotel in Amritsar
  • 1 night lodging at 3-star hotel in New Delhi
  • Service project: all supplies, materials and 25 volunteer hours
  • All activities: 6 guest speakers, 5 hands-on workshops, 1 performance
  • Airport transfers and all ground transportation
  • Features: excursions to Taj Mahal, Golden Temple and temple of the Dalai Lama

This is only available as a 14 day trip.

Trips to India for different lengths can be arranged for custom groups.

Alumni & Family Discounts

Repeat travelers and groups are eligible for discounts and special deals.

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