Project DetailsCode: RC-04/19
Start date: 25 feb 2019
End date: 09 mar 2019
Term: Workcamp (6-15 days)
Theme: ART, CULT
Airport: New Delhi
Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: 99
DescriptionDharamshala, is a small but internationally well known town in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. It is 70 km north of Pathankot city and 15kms from Kangra town. Dharamshala offers a number of treks to tourists and a good majestic view of great Dhauladhar range of mountains. Dharamshala is a district head quarter for Kangra district and also happens to be the Secretariat of Tibetan spiritual leader, The Dalai Lama. Dharamshala offers tourists culture of Tibet and a different experience. Like any other hilly area, the houses in the area are scattered. The economy of the Tibetans is on tourism whereas that of local villagers is purely dependent on agriculture. Project will be held in sub-urban area of Mcleodganj.
Work And Activities
This camp will provide an exposure to local as well as Tibetan culture. The volunteers will study the history of Tibet and how the Tibetans had to leave Tibet to live in exile in this place. Inter-cultural learning will broaden horizons of volunteers on issues concerning environment and livelihood. Depending on situation, Volunteers may also work on facelift of local school, create learning opportunities for children and teach and play with children or even be involved with a cleaning drive in this touristic area. They can witness the Tibetan New year celebration.
Accommodation And FoodVolunteers will live in a Guest House under simple conditions and share accommodation with other volunteers. English WC will be available. Vegetarian food will be served. Occasionally, non-veg meals may be served. A cook will be there but volunteers are expected to help him and occasionally cook their own meals and self-management is required. Sleeping bags are also necessary.
NotesLeisure time: The volunteers will have opportunity to visit the seat of spiritual leader, the Dalia Lama and other historical Hindu temples. Opportunities will be there for short and long treks in the mountains. After the camp volunteers, if they like, may visit Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab.
International Terminal: New Delhi (520 Kms)
Domestic Terminal: Dharamshala
Nearest railway station: Pathankot (60 kms) from Dharamshala.