A guide to volunteer in Jaipur
Many individuals who volunteer in India dedicate themselves to tackling the problems which arise from the country’s high rates of poverty with local non-governmental organizations.
Volunteering in Jaipur specifically can range from placements in orphanages, teaching in schools, projects for street children, Volunteer placements in Jaipur in the areas of women’s rights and social justice are also quite popular, as in the rest of the country. Gender inequality is a slowly changing facet of traditional Indian society, and there are many organizations dedicated to raising awareness, encouraging empowerment, and providing training to local women with limited access to proper education. Individuals who choose to volunteer in Jaipur in these organizations will help to Women Empowerment Programs and teach them valuable life skills, such as a computing, reading, and speaking English.
There are many different opportunities to volunteer in Jaipur, so browse through a variety of programs before selecting the type of volunteer work that suits your interests best. Fortunately, most volunteering in Jaipur does not require you to know any Hindi or Rajasthani, though it certainly wouldn’t hurt to pick up some basic phrases along the way.
Volunteer programs in Jaipur are available throughout the year, with flexible start and end dates, giving volunteers great influence over their timeline. Keep in mind that the summer months can be scorching hot and humid in Jaipur, and are followed by the monsoon season. Autumn, winter, and spring are more ideal for volunteering in Jaipur, yet still tend to be less common times to volunteer.
Evenings and weekends
Weekends may vary dependent on your individual choice. We encourage you to enjoy your weekends by exploring the city or traveling to other parts of northern India. Weekends are your free time to arrange plans by yourself or with other volunteers in the house.
However, we highly recommend our volunteer and travel program options if you are looking for travel during volunteer in Jaipur.
If you are on a short term volunteer program then you can book an add-on tours as well.
Best tourist attraction of Jaipur
The stand out monument of Jaipur is the Amer fort, this lavish 16th century palace stands atop of a cliff and has commanding view over the region. The interior of the palace demonstrates the wealth and power of the mogul leaders; with jewel inlaid rooms to reflect the nights’ sky, cleverly designed air cooling systems and a harem with secrete passages.
No trip to Amer is complete without being transported to the central courtyard on the back of an elephant - one of the highlights of a visit to the stunning Amer fort is the chance to ride an elephant up the hill to the main entrance. These wonderful animals are decorated with traditional painted patterns and effortlessly transport visitors up the steep slope to the fort. The Amer fort elephant ride is a fantastic experience, but visitors must arrive early to guarantee a ride and expect to suffer from touts and haggling.
The Amer fort elephant ride costs INR 1.000 for two people and it takes approximately 20-30 minutes (depending on elephant traffic!) For the elephant to slowly trudge up the hillside to the main courtyard. The Jaipur government fixes these rates, so touts who try to sell more expensive pre-booked rides are simply conning visitors.
Best hidden attraction of Jaipur
The Galta temple or more often referred to as the monkey temple, is an interesting temple complex of sacred water tanks, holy shires and a large colony of monkeys all contained in a steep rock valley./p>
The water tanks are holy bathing pools where young and old come to wash away their sins but this religious experience is shared with the large number of playful monkeys, who are hunting for tourist’s food. To the west of the Galta, high on a ridge above Jaipur, is the sun temple the best place to watch the sunset over Jaipur.