Gap Year in India

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Plan your gap year in India with Go Discover Abroad and get to know more about the country's history, experience the cultural diversity, savor the tastes of the spicy cuisine, feel the warmth of the Indians while living with them and volunteer for a meaningful cause. For High School/College Students looking for a gap year abroad, there can be no better option than taking a joyride through India. No matter whether you wish to go for an adventure tour in the Himalayas or try parasailing in Goa, or walk down the bustling lanes of New Delhi and soak in the beauty of the Taj Mahal - we'll make sure that you get the best of what you want. Turn your gap year adventures in India into the most amazing chapter of your life!

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General Questions

All travelers and volunteers will need a valid Visa for entering the country. You can easily apply for an e-Visa, and we shall provide you the necessary documents if required. For further information, you can directly get in touch with your point of contact, who can assist you better.

It's your choice! You can explore the country as a solo traveler or hop around with your favorite people if they are willing to join you as well. If you are coming in a group of more than 5, we can also provide you with customized packages as well as amazing discounts.

As tourism is flourishing in India at a rapid rate, it's pretty safe for solo travelers. We believe that your safety depends on you to a large extent, hence you need to be a little cautious. We'll have our coordinators who'll be there at your service, 24/7. So you need not worry about safety.

You might come here alone, but you'll end up meeting some amazing people. In case you want to get in touch with others who are traveling to India, you can join our Facebook Group and chitchat with your fellow travelers!

You need to buy your Medical and Travel Insurance before setting out for your trip. GDA also provides the insurance facilities, at an additional cost.

It's good if you can consult your physician and take the vaccinations as instructed. We would suggest you to take the Hepatitis A and B, Typhoid, Tetanus vaccines. You must also check with your doctor for any other medicines that you might require.

There's something or the happening throughout the year, and each festival in the country has its own charm. You'll be totally moved by the madness of the people during the festive seasons. The main festivals are Holi (March or April), Dussehra (Sept/ Oct), Diwali (Oct/ Nov) and Christmas (December). Check your dates and our coordinator will guide you about the festivals you can be a part of.

You'll need money for your personal expenses, additional tour costs, weekend meals (at times, if you are heading out for lunch or dinner) etc. It'll be sufficient if you keep $40 - $50 per week.

India is a tropical country with mostly hot and humid summer season and cold winter. If you are traveling between the months of April to September, then it's good to carry light cotton clothes, and for those traveling between October to March, woolens and warm clothes would be required. It's wiser to travel light and pack only the essentials. Don't make your luggage too heavy, as you'll get almost everything in India! 

India is a land of diversity, and as you'll travel from one place to another, you'll hear people speaking different languages. Hindi is the official of the country, but people do speak English as well. Your coordinator will be well versed in English. Apart from that, you'll be given a basic Hindi lesson during your orientation. So you need not worry about language barrier!

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