Gap Year in India

Spend a memorable gap year in India with Go Discover Abroad and explore the country’s rich heritage, culture, biodiversity, and varied topography. From an adventure tour with doses of Yoga in the Himalayas to the picture-perfect moment at the Taj Mahal, do your bit for the local community by volunteering for street children in Delhi, India. Combine experiences and trips during your time here and we’ll make sure that you have engaging travel experience in India.

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Street Children Volunteering Program in New Delhi, India

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Learn The Art Of Yoga While Exploring The Himalayas

Ready to roll? Designed to accommodate a perfect balance of adventure, peace, and philanthropy!

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The 'Discover India' Tour aims to provide you the best experiences in this mysterious country.

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Kerala and Sri Lanka On A Shoestring

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General Questions

Can I know a little more about the VISA requirements?

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.

Can I join the program as a solo traveler or do I have to be in a group?

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.

How safe will it be for a solo traveler in India?

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.

Will I get to know others in my group before I go?

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!

Can I get some help with buying a Medical and Travel Insurance?

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.

Do I need to take any vaccinations?

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.

Will I get to attend any festival during my journey?

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.

How much extra money will I need during my stay in the country?

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.

Can I know more about all the things that I need to pack for my India trip?

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! 

Will there be any language barrier?

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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