In 2016, Global Family Travels is pleased to offer several amazing tours in India, working to support communities in the regions of Ladakh, Dehradun and South India. Please click on the links below for more information or contact us.
Summary of India Tours:
In 2016, we invite you to immerse yourself in an unparalleled season of giving and receiving on our Gifts of India Tour. Participants will have a unique opportunities to engage directly with India’s youth and to give back to local communities in need. After visiting some of India’s grandest wonders, such as the Taj Mahal and New Delhi sites, we travel to the rural village of Dehradun, in the foothills of the Himalayas to support the good work of the revered Buddhist monk, Lama Tenzin. Lama Tenzin has founded a number of organizations which serve abandoned and neglected youth whome he has rescued from remote areas of the Dolpo region of Nepal. We will work alongside Lama Tenzin and the orphaned children on a variety of service-learning projects, including helping to build a library, a cross-cultural photography project and community service work with the children to support of the Tibetan elderly in the Derhadun.
South India is a beautiful part of the country which offers similarly colorful cultural experiences that North India does, but at a more relaxed pace which we found more ideal for traveling with children. We were impressed with the natural beauty of South India’s forests, backwaters, spice plantations, and safari opportunities in wild life sanctuaries! We offer customized tours for families or groups to South India, similar to our recent exploration in two of South India’s states, Kerala and Karnataka.
Join Global Family Travels for a unique family learning experience and tour in India’s Ladakh region and experience some of India’s grandest wonders, such as the Taj Mahal and New Delhi sites, along the way. Once an independent Buddhist kingdom at the crossroads of vital trade routes between China and the Middle East , Ladakh, often called “Little Tibet” or “Land of the Broken Moon,” is one of the last places in the world where the Buddhist way of life is unrepressed. Its unique geographical location in one of the northernmost regions in India makes Ladakh rich with extraordinary trekking trails for all expertise levels (should you be interested in extending your stay with a trek, we can arrange that for you).
Highlights of this India tour include the opportunity to contribute meaningfully in the village of Stok by living, working and learning with a host Ladakhi family, and to participate in a community service project with students from the Siddhartha School Project, and the Amale Society, a group of dedicated women from the village who initiate and implement social, cultural and environmental events. During the home-stay part of our tour, you and your family will become immersed in the Ladakhi communal culture and gain a deep understanding of the Buddhist culture and traditions of this stunning region.
India’s intermingling of its diverse culture and religion formulates its uniqueness and charming soul. The country is the epicenter of many of the world’s religions, and Jainism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Sikhism all call India their birthplace. India, as a confluence of different religions has always attracted tourists and pilgrims from all over the world. In this land of diversity, we take you on a journey to holy places, featuring historical monuments and beautiful temples, which portray India’s architectural legacy. In addition to visiting some of the most spiritual places in India, we will also expand our global family through a volunteer opportunity at an orphanage in Ladakh (Little Tibet) and the Siddhartha School Project. Whether you are a mother in practice, or just in spirit, this tour will rejuvenate your soul and help reveal the essence of your divinity.