Ultimate Road Trip
The aim of Faces of India travel experiences is that the participant sees the world from the eyes of another person and becomes a part of another community for a few days.
Through Faces of India: Life of a Villager, we aim to provide an authentic and cultural experience in a pahaadi (or mountain) village in Uttarakhand.
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Away from the hustle and bustle of the city life and our daily schedules, the participants will get to experience the world from the eyes of a villager, and become a part of another community.
The participants get to interact with the local school students, the families, the panchayat, and live in and learn about the culture and traditions.
Taste the local delicacies and enjoy a wholesome meal with the host families.
Explore off-beat, and unseen mountain trails with experienced coordinators.
Enjoy the bonfire and barbecue under the starry nights while sipping a delightful cup of chai.
Note that this experience is in association with various NGOs with a mission to reduce the increasing number of migrations from villages to cities and to showcase the rural culture.
The experience takes place in Laluri Khal and nearby villages, Uttarakhand, which are off-beat and majorly untouched by of tourists.
These villages have a serene environment, less population and extremely welcoming hosts. You'll find yourself exploring, wandering and enjoying the nature and silence. Hopefully, you'll learn a lot about the Garhwali culture, delicacies and traditions.
Note that we've tied up with various NGOs with the mission to stop migration from villages by creating a source of income and showcase the rural culture.
Duration & Cost
4 days +
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Note that Faces of India: Life in a Pahadi Village starts from the beginning of 1st and 3rd weekend of every month.
Note that this experience is 100% customizable and you can personalize it for yourself or your group.
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For complete details about the itinerary, duration, fees and inclusions, you can go through the information booklet.
Why should I travel with The Tarzan Way?Culturally immersive: Our vision is to provide culturally immersive experience to travellers. India is one of the most a culturally diverse nations out there spread over 29 states with 22 languages, over 700 dialects and 9 religions, visiting this country without exploring this diversity is no less than a crime. We have crafted our Social Travel Experiences in a manner to ensure that all the participants get to explore the diverse culture through various immersive activities, trips and sessions. Community-driven: The goal of our Social Travel Experiences is to provide meaningful volunteer work to our volunteers. We do so by working with impactful NGOs and making sure the job roles allotted to the participants are as goal driven as possible. All the workplaces are routinely checked by our local team to ensure meaningful volunteering work is taking place. Affordability: The Tarzan Way being run by young travellers like you, we have made sure that our prices are as affordable as possible to make your travel plans a reality. You will not get more affordable and transparent than ours anywhere else. We are able to make this possible because being a travel company based in India, we have amazing partners all across the country ensuring the cheapest and best possible prices. Local Support: With a dedicated local team available 24*7, we make sure you have someone to rely on at all times. The Experience Captain assigned to you is like your friends, guide and guardian, making sure you have the best possible experience. Safety: Having hosted 900+ travellers, we know how to ensure total safety for you. Stringent rules have been set up for all hosts, workplace or partner participating in our travel experience. Regular checks by our local team ensure that the quality and safety factor is always maintained. International Community: With travellers joining our travel experiences from all across the globe, get ready to become part of a huge community of like-minded travellers from diverse countries. Friendships built during such experiences often last a lifetime. Independence: While we try to make our experiences as immersive and activity based as possible, we want you to have complete independence with regards to where to go and what to do. Ample amount of free time has been allotted to make sure you can do what you love.
What exactly are these 'travel experiences'?Travel Experiences are unique excursions, trips, activities and so on, based on the experiential aspect of travel to provide a local and culturally immersive feel of the area they’re visiting. They’re formed after extensive research by our team along with our network of travel-bloggers. From the most off-beat villages and adrenaline boosting and unique activities. We’ve tried to keep most of our experiences 100% flexible and as budgeted as possible for everyone to join us.
Why should I go for this experience?It is our firm belief that “Travel is not just about a vacation, it is about experiencing differentrealities.” If you are someone who believes in travelling for the sake of exploration, "Life In A Pahadi Village" is the perfect travel experience for you. This program will help you immerse in a completely different culture, and you'll practically be living another life for those couple of days. The learning and growth during such programs is immense, since you'll understand so much about their traditions, their festivals and not to forget, lots and lots of stories. The rejevunating mountain weather due to the close proximity with the Himalayas, mesmerizing views and extremely welcoming villagers are just an icing to the cake.
Is there a specific requirement or criteria to join this experience?Note that only participants with ages 18 or above can take a part in this travel experience. The participants with ages less than 18 need to be accompanied with an adult or require a signed letter of consent from the nearest family member.
What about the meals and accommodation?Note that meals and accommodation vary generally from experience to experience. For Life in a Pahadi Village, the participants will be divided into groups of 3-4 and will be allotted a homestay with a host family. The accommodation will have all the basic facilities, and are comfortable enough for the participants. Breakfast and lunch will be majorly with the hosts, while there will be a community dinner at the common area with all participants together.
How would you ensure safety during this experience?All our experiences are assigned an Experience Captain and depending on the kind of experience, the Experience Captain remains in touch with the participants throughout the experience. For experiences lasting for 2 weeks or more, there are regular visits by the Experience Captain and participants can contact him/her 24/7 whether by chat or call. Moreover, there are local coordinators and TTW partners present on all the locations throughout the travel experience. For experiences lasting less than 2 weeks, depending on the difficulty of the travel experience, the Experience Captain usually meets the participants during the first day & last day or stays throughout the experience and participants can remain in touch with him/her 24/7 whether by chat or call. Moreover, there are local coordinators and TTW partners are present on all the locations throughout the travel experience. In addition to that, you can reach out to The Tarzan Way’s helplines 24/7 in case of any emergency.
Why is this experience recommended of international travelers? Does this imply that Indian travelers can’t join in for the same?The ideal duration for this program is 6 weeks and it covers an entire region of the country, so it is generally preferred by international travelers or the travelers from a different region in India. This recommendation does not suggest that Indian travelers can’t join the travel experience. In fact, participants from different regions prefer this program to explore the culture of the region covered in this experience.
Will I be alone or will I be with a group?Most of our travel experiences are in small groups consisting of 7-9 people, since we keep a cap of 15 people since we feel that in smaller groups travelers tend to connect more with each other and have a more comfortable and less chaotic overall journey.
I really want to join but I’m having problem with dates/locations-covered/cost?No worries! If you are facing any issue regarding the dates, locations, cost or even activities, you can get click here or the “personalize” button to craft a similar travel experience for yourself. All you need to do is fill a small questionnaire, include Social Travel: North India’s name in the form accordingly and there you go! Your experience will be prepared within the next 24 hours.
Can I bring my group along with me?Yes, of course. For groups to apply, you can click on the personalize option below or you can directly contact us here and mention that you want to join Social Travel: North India with your group and we’ll get back to you within 6 hours.
How do I know that The Tarzan Way is a legitimate organization?Company verification details - PAN: AAGCT8887KTAN: DELT15842BGSTIN: 07AAGCT8887K1ZF We are a registered start-up supported by the Indian government for bringing something new and unique in our industry and directly helping in the growth of our nation. Our start-up recognition number is DIPP27070. Putting our formal recognition aside, we have hosted international travellers from all over the world (possibly from your city as well!) and our volunteers love connecting with young travellers ready to begin their journey to India. Just ask your Experience Captain and he’ll get you in touch with our past participants. To know more about our company, you can always check our social media handles: Facebook: www.facebook.com/thetarzanway Instagram: www.instagram.com/thetarzanway We are also promoted by world-renowned companies like GoAbroad and GoOverseas and even listed on some of the top universities like UCLA. When joining us for a travel experience, you can be sure you are in safe and responsible hands.
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