One of the best parts about volunteering in Kerala is the food. You'll stay in the heart of the local community and have ample opportunity to sample authentic and delicious South Indian cuisine. On your way to your project, you can stop by one of the many streetside...
When you think of India, what comes to mind? Perhaps you envision a chaotic marketplace permeated with the aroma of spices? Or do you see a vibrantly green jungle filled with rare and fascinating creatures? Whatever your thoughts, the natural wonders of this country...
Is there any better time to start planning new travels than at the beginning of a new year? Check out GVI’s top destinations for the coming year, and make this one unforgettable. Whether you are impassioned by learning about the history of your destination, or if you...
Original photo: Ashwin Kumar Rising 350ft from the sand and flanked by 99 bastions, the Jaisalmer Fort is a formidable presence in the Thar Desert of India. The fort, built in 1156, was an established trade stop of the Silk Road. Yet the past forty years of increased...
Access to education is key to ensuring women have access to work opportunities, decent health care, and representation in political and economic processes, yet in India there is still a struggle to give girls the same level of education as their male peers. Read on to...
Original photo: Mark Mrwizard Kochi (formerly Cochin) is a large historical city in southwest India well-known for its proximity to the backwaters of Kerala. Famously a seaport since the year 1341, fort Kochi has architectural influences from times of Portuguese,...
Volunteering in India and teaching sports is a fantastic way to pass on your love for and knowledge about physical activity. Here is GVI’s guide to making sure that you stay active as well when you volunteer in Kerala, India. Volunteering in India on GVI’s sports...
In the wake of #MeToo, women and men are re-evaluating issues of gender inequality and sexual harassment in their own lives. Within this context, a powerful tweet by Tanushree Dutta spurred debate about the movement’s relevance in India. Thanks to this ever-growing...
Original photo: Silver Blue So you‘ve decided to volunteer in India, and are looking forward to exploring this beautiful country. With GVI’s three projects in Cochin, Kerala, you are spoiled for choice on things to do while you are in Kerala. India is a vast country,...
Considering volunteering over Christmas? Learn more about Christmastime in India. India is the country that really does have everything. Within its vast borders you’ll find an incredible range of ancient traditions, culinary delights, languages and landscapes. This...
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