Weekend trip to Jodhpur for volunteers from Udaipur

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When you volunteer at this lovely Indian charity, you can opt to do a weekend trip to Jodphur, also known as Blue city.

The market place in Jodphur runs right though the centre of town and the Guest House is just around the corner right under the massive Mehrangarh fort.

The gorgeous Ravi from the charity showed us around, making sure we had fun getting the best photo shots capturing the magical views of the town below.  The fort was impressive and one of the best in India with so much history and intrigue.  Jaswant Thada, a beautiful marble memorial, was a peaceful spot where you could enjoy the view and lovely gardens on the way.

We dined at a lovely traditional restaurant for lunch and set off for our desert stay that evening.  If you didn’t think India had desert, well it sure does and lots of it! Ravi made us climb the highest sand dune and do crazy things in the sunset ensuring we were covered in sand and laughing all the way. We slept out under the stars at our host families house with the goats and camels, ate a traditional meal prepared in the tribal way and were entertained by local musicians and dancers.

Traditional dress fascinated me, the sari replaced by a heavily embroidered brightly coloured skirt and shift style top.  The host family had us up early with yummy chai and a long camel ride through local family farms to watch the sun rise across the desert plains. We shared breakfast and photos with the host family then set off back for some shopping in Jodphur and our bus trip home.  Exhausted and looking forward to scrubbing the dust out of our feet!  What fun though!

YOU too can volunteer in India and make a difference.  For more details, see http://www.volunteervacations.co.uk.  Placements are based in Udaipur, Rajasthan, Northern India and volunteers can teach in primary schools and organize after-school activities for orphan boys after school, get involved with health promotion in the rural areas, renovate school buildings in July, help empower the ladies by teaching them to sew like Jo…

Placements are for 2 – 12 weeks and prices are from £995 – £2.195.  Price includes local airport transfers, accommodation at Volunteer House, all food, transport to placements, some workshops (Hindi, yoga,henna…) and some excursions.

This volunteer placement is also suitable for family volunteering and Duke of Edinburg Gold Award.

Contact us on info@volunteervacations.co.uk or telephone on 0044 1483 203405/ mobile 0044 7833 208 158.

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About www.volunteervacations.co.uk

We send gap year students, university students, families, people on Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award and people on career breaks to coach sports, teach and work in orphanages, work in marine conservation, primates conservation, land conservation, looking after rescued jungle animals, animal welfare, women's empowerment programs (sewing/fashions), men's empowerment programs (carpentry, plumbling, electrics, DIY), medical shadowing (doctors, nurses, midwives and dentists), after schools clubs, reaching out to underprivileged children and adults in South Africa, Kenya, Swaziland, Mozambique, Ghana, Ecuador and The Galapagos, Thailand and India. In Swaziland we offer bespoke rugby coaching placements with the charity Skrum where volunteers (18 ) can take their Level 1 rugby coaching certificate and then travel on to other placements and coach rugby. In India, the placements are suitable for families and undeer 18's are accepted providing they are accompanied by an adult. India is also suitable for Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award. We also offer building renovation and reconstruction in India in July. India placements can be from 2 to 12 weeks.
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