India is home to the incredible Taj Mahal, the Khajuraho Temples and many more man-made and natural wonders! With its grand mountain ranges, bustling cities and rich culture, India offers a diverse travelling experience.
Every year, millions of travellers choose to discover India for themselves. India’s size can’t be overstated; the world’s 7th largest country, its two main cities, Delhi and Mumbai, are amongst the top 10 most populated in the world. With a country so vast, India doesn’t disappoint when it comes to things to do and see. Not only can it boast one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, but you’ll be spoilt for choice between the bustling urban sprawl, laidback southern beaches, dense jungle, endless countryside and rugged mountains.
While the Taj Mahal is undoubtedly the main draw for many travellers, the Amber Palace, Hawa Mahal and Red Fort are all well worth a detour. The Golden Temple should also be firmly on your list, as the oldest place of worship and preeminent religious site for Sikhs, its domed roof is made from gold and shimmers in the sun. Once you’ve had your fill of architecture, venture out into Palampur and forge your own path hiking through lush valleys and snow-capped peaks. For the really bold travellers, you can even try out paragliding.
Indian culture and society varies just as much as, and often as a result of, its geography. The constitution recognises 22 main languages, however, there are as many as 19,500 different dialects spoken across the country. It is the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism, millions of people are also followers of Zoroastrianism, Christianity, Baha’i, and millions are adherents to smaller tribal religions.
The rapid growth of the country in recent decades has not been equally beneficial to all its 1.4 billion inhabitants. At Challenges Abroad, you’ll be able to use your time in this beautiful place to work with schools in the rural town of Palampur, in the Himalayas. You’ll help empower the communities of the future through development work focusing on education and health inequalities.
Bordered by : Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Myanmar, Nepal and Pakistan
Population : 1.38 billion People
Language : Hindi
Currency : Indian Rupee
Your Opportunities In India
India: Business and Finance in the Community
Programme Type: Global Challenge
Duration: 4 weeks
Programme Fee: £1,895
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