41 Places to Volunteer Travel Across India.

By Shubodeep Pal.

"Your life is your message to the world; make sure it's inspiring."

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Photo by Christian Haugen.

Wouldn't you love to live in the shadow of the mountains, and wake up each morning to the sight of snow on far-off peaks? Wouldn't it be even better if you could see these while giving back to the surrounding communities as a teacher?

Or, perhaps, you prefer the bustle of life and would love to witness the colours of the desert? How about immersing yourself in an art, craft and textile hub and designing jewellery?

Or, perhaps your heart soars at the thought of the sea and the coast? How about wading into coastal communities, exploring and serving them at the same time by helping conserve marine animals?

From the lush mountains of Kashmir, to the spare beauty of north-eastern India, to the rich coasts of Maharashtra and Gujarat, to the rich cultural and natural beauty of southern India, opportunities abound. Consider just a few: teaching, photography, research, conservation work, ecological tourism support, rural development, healthcare, organic farming, rehabilitation of women and children. And, of course, there are many more.

Which of these volunteer travel opportunities are you up for?

41 Places to Volunteer Travel in India from India Untravelled

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  1. Such an Interesting informative article.
    awesome account.

  2. Nice collections of places to be traveled in India. Udaipur can also be added to this list along with Jaipur and Jodhpur. The accommodations in Udaipur resorts is too good. We can capture many memorable moments.

  3. Goa is best place to vacations, because here attractive beaches are so amazing.

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