Explore world-famous wonders of India, experience Indian culture first-hand, and allow local guides to take you off the typical tourist track for a unique look at life in the Indian villages!
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UDAIPUR : Welcome home!
Often referred to as “The City of Lakes” or “The Venice of the East”, Udaipur boasts some of the most beautiful natural surroundings in all of India. The Cultural Exchange will begin at Chandra Niwas Homestay, where you will be welcomed into our family home and given a taste of local culture.
Highlights of Udaipur include:
PUSHKAR: Colorful India
Walk the colorful streets of Pushkar, take an unforgettable Camel Safari through the Indian desert, and stock up on all of your souvenirs at the local markets with the most affordable prices in Rajasthan.
JAIPUR: The Pink City
Jaipur offers a taste of Indian city life without compromising beauty. Prepare to experience the magic of Rajasthan through breathtaking royal palaces, an elephant ride, and much more!
AGRA: Drumroll please...
We will end our time together with one of the seven wonders of the world, The Taj Mahal. You will have the opportunity to experience the Taj like never before beginning with sunrise and ending with a peaceful view from our favorite hidden location removed from the crowds of tourists.
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What is Included in the Program ?
LOCAL YOUTH INTERACTION
Visit our partner foundation's rural youth centers and spend some time with the enthusiastic, energetic village children. Gain a better understanding of the problems that a developing country faces and see how community-led projects are helping to promote social development at the grass-roots level.
MA AND PA´S COOKING CLASSES
Learn to cook some delicious vegetarian Indian dishes, such as paratha, roti, daal, mixed vegetables, rice, and of course, the traditional Indian Chai along with a whole variety of other dishes.
Mrs. Chandra Kala Audichya has been interested in cooking since she was a child. She is a loving mother and has always loved making nutritious meals for the whole family.
OLD TEMPLE EXCURSIONS
We will take you to some of the oldest and most interesting temples in and around the city, explaining their cultural and religious importance. Our participants will be able to see and appreciate old Indian temple architecture at its best.
Hailing from an ancient Indian tradition, yoga has long since provided people with refuge from the confusion and chaos of daily life. While the practice of yoga is closely associated with ancient texts, beliefs, and values, it yields physical, mental and spiritual benefits for people's practical daily lives as well. People practice yoga to feel fitter and be more energetic, happier and peaceful.
What is not included in the program?
Enjoy an Indian adventure you've always dreamed of: riding a camel. Taking a camel ride is an experience that you will never forget, an adventure that will take you around a typical artist's village.
"The White City of Rajasthan". "The City of Lakes". Udaipur is known by many names, but none entirely reflect its beauty and glory. Udaipur stands on the banks of the Lake Pichola with its array of white marble palaces reflected in the lake's calm waters. There are gardens, ruins, historical forts and more bodies of water in and around the city to explore. Udaipur is voted one of the most romantic cities of India and has won "World's Best City to Travel" by Leisure & Travel magazine.
Prof. Sudhir Audichya's Hindi lessons are the best way to delve into Indian life and culture. Understanding the Hindi alphabet and learning the basic skills to communicate successfully will enrich any amount of time in India and also would be beneficial at the youth centers.
RESPONSIBLE RURAL TOUR
Enjoy guided tours to village locations where you can spend some time engaging in the day-to-day activities of the local rural community. This is an opportunity to get to know the reality of rural Udaipur.
The participants will enjoy going deep into the countryside, exploring the mountains and lakes and if they are lucky they may see wildlife in and around the Aravali Hills including hyenas, leopards, bears, snakes and mongoose.
Those who wish to apply can ask for the application and submit the completed application to Samvit Audichya at email@example.com Once you have received your confirmation email notifying you of your acceptance into the Cultural Exchange Program, you will need to make your payment on the Chandra Niwas Travels page.