Travel that Keeps on Giving Back.
Discovering Solutions That Work on The Adventure of a Lifetime
India – December 5th – 18th – 2015
This wonderful journey of exploration is ready and waiting for you.
Your monetary contribution to this Journey will help us build a water harvesting structure (check dam) giving a permanent water supply and freedom from crippling debt to over 20 small holding farmers.
Come With Us
A journey designed to contribute and give back to the land
and the people we will visit.
As we travel we will keep our footprint as small as possible by committing to accept no plastic bags,
using our own reusable water bottles, and reducing our fuel consumption where possible.
We will contribute to the people we meet as we go in whatever way we can.
You will go to bed each night feeling like you have made a difference. For this is a journey of the heart.
And most importantly – once the dam is built your contribution will go on giving back
for years to come.
Where we are going….
Right off the beaten track and down paths that few tourists walk. This is a 14 day adventure and exploration of ancient and current methods of water harvesting, sustainability methods and rural community building, combined with wonderful photo opportunities at every turn.
On the way, we will care for you – make sure you are safe at all times, and help you explore parts of India that never see a tourist bus. You are assured of having fun, expanding your vision and travelling with a small select group of like minded people.
Who will enjoy this?
Students of environmental sustainability, young and old, those involved in community work, as well as people who are interested in learning more about traditional methods that can be adapted and employed today. Perfect also for those who simply want an adventure of the heart.
(Photographers! Pankaj Trivedi – a wonderful photographer and companion has been invited to accompany us. He will guide you in your own photographic experience of this land of colour and visual feasting. To be confirmed)
(It’s India so remember – change is always a possibility!!)
When we are in the city we will stay in comfortable clean 2-3 star hotels. Shikshangram – Tarun Bharat and Barefoot College are more similar to hostel accommodation. All are clean and you will have all you need. (In hotels single accommodation is available on request for a surcharge)
Air travel will be budget airline Indian – such as Air Asia. Ground travel will be in comfortable airconditioned vehicles – organised through Shikshangram. In Rajasthan we have the services of a trusted operator who always supplies reliable good drivers and well serviced vehicles.
Your trip investment is AUD 2,500 – this includes internal travel – airfares from Pune to Jaipur and return to either Pune or Mumbai as well as road transport. (Booking and payment of $750 deposit before the 1st Nov early Bird AUD 2,500. After that date AUD 2,750.)
Airport transfers, twin share accomodation, all meals and purified water.
You will be responsible for your flights to and from India – Indian Visa, and travel insurance (highly recommended).
Entrance fees to monuments and attractions, alcoholic beverages and special drinks are not included.
Tips for Service: We like to provide tips for drivers and other guides. This is not compulsory however it is customary in India. We suggest that this amount will not be more than $40 per person.
All profit from the journey will be used to continue our work with water. We will build a water harvesting structure – like our recently completed dam (March 2015) in the Vidarbha area (Maharasthra). Here is a link (check dam) to explain more about this work.
What Makes Us Experts in This Field?
Spiritual Activist, Health Facilitator, Transformational Educator, Writer and Guide.
Inveterate traveller who simply loves to dig in to a different culture, find out what others eat, how they tick, who they are right at the grass roots level.
Passionate in her quest to support our Mother Earth.
Tied by her heart strings to 120 children at the Shikshangram Shelter for Kids in India where she has lived for 6 months of the year since 2010. Shazar loves to write, loves to take photos, loves to swim in the ocean and dive deep into discussion on the meaning of life.
Shazar first lived in India 20 years ago. Since 2010 she has been leading journeys to India with a specific focus. That of giving back. She recently completed a water harvesting structure in a remote village – living and working with local people during this time. She is adept at discovering fascinating places to visit, people to meet and has a love of food that will help you discover the culture through your taste buds. A journey with Shazar is one you will remember with wonder and joy for a very long time.
Other Contributors to your Journey
Satish and Yogita Moon – creators and directors of the Shikshangram Shelter for Children. Visionaries with a desire to shift the face of poverty in India. You will be inspired by their vision and their action. Satish has been working with his passion from 13 years old when he began his training as a child in an Orphanage himself. He is a musician, writer, and creator of wonderful possibilities for children with no hope in their lives.
Yogita is mother to 120 children. She is a tireless fundraiser and although of diminutive stature she stands tall in the corporate world to request the support that keeps the Shelter afloat.
Photographer – documentary maker and one skilled at telling stories through the images he captures. He will delight your senses and help you see through your lens in a very different way.
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