Bite-size Break Delhi Trip Notes

Bite-size Break Delhi

Last Modified: 21 Jun 2016
Bite-size Break Delhi
Trip code: HHZD-O
Validity: 01 Jan 2016 to 31 Dec 2016
Sweet chai, crispy aloo tikkis, fluffy naan – it is little wonder why Delhi is the gastronomic capital of India. Get behind the scenes of northern India’s food scene with the help of a local guide. From the fragrant marketplaces of the Old Town to the kitchen of a Delhite, learn traditional family recipes, prepare an authentic Indian dinner, experience local hospitality, sample tasty morsels from a street vendor and explore ancient historic sights on this Bite-size Break of Delhi.
Table of Contents
StyleAccommodationVisas
ThemesAccommodation NotesWhat to take
Is this trip right for you?Meals introductionClimate and seasonal information
Why we love itMealsHealth
MapMoney mattersTravel insurance
ItineraryGroup leaderA couple of rules
Itinerary disclaimerSafetyResponsible Travel
Physical ratingJoining pointThe Intrepid Foundation
Included activitiesJoining point instructionsFeedback
Group sizeFinish point
Your fellow travellersEmergency contact
Style
Original, Comfort
Themes
Food, Short Breaks
Is this trip right for you?
- With a duration of 2-3 days, Bite-size Breaks are the ideal add-on to a longer holiday – or a mini adventure of their own. Departures are frequent and usually guaranteed.
- Bite-size Breaks are slightly different to our group tours, with the idea being that you maintain a level of independence in your free time. You’ll have a leader for included activities only, but there is always support if you need it – simply call the number in your arrival pack.
- Activities and tours are on a join-in basis, which means other travellers may join you at these times. You may also have different guides throughout the tour, in order to give you the best experience of each activity.
- There are no multi-share accommodation nights on this trip.
- This trip aims to give you an exciting, diverse and well-rounded experience of a country’s cuisine. While we endeavour to cater for specific dietary requirements, some meals and food activities are set in advance and may be difficult to adjust. Please be aware that in many countries dietary restrictions are not common or well understood. If you have dietary requirements, simply contact your agent at the time of booking for further information on how this may impact on your ability to take part in included activities and meals. Come with an open mind and open mouth, and you won’t be disappointed!
Why we love it
- Get right to the heart of authentic Indian food, the inside scoop on local life – from family to wedding traditions – and tips for whipping up a three-course Indian feast in under 30 minutes from a charming family living in the Delhi suburbs
- Eat your way to a hidden part of Delhi that you’d never find on your own, swapping the clichéd curry for pav baji, schwarmas, momos and kulfi on a food crawl through the filling back streets
Map

Itinerary
Day 1 Delhi
Namaste! Welcome to India. With the gleam of the modern and the beating heart of the ancient, Delhi is a city with a wealth of cultural, spiritual, artistic and culinary delights. This Bite-size Break kicks off at 3.30pm, when your guide meets you in the foyer of your hotel. Hop in a private car and head straight to the source of authentic Indian cooking secrets – the home of a local Delhi family in the Rohini area (approximately 1 hour). The perfect introduction to Indian lifestyle and food, be ready for incredible hospitality and plenty of delicious dishes as you embark on a home cooked Delhi experience. Join your hosts in the kitchen, lend a hand with dinner preparations, jot down some secret home recipes and join in conversation about day-to-day life in Delhi around the table. In keeping with local tradition, dishes will be vegetarian and eaten with your hands. At the end of the meal, there will be an opportunity to enjoy same masala chai. Please note, alcohol is not a traditional part of the Indian meal and won’t be served. Leave your hosts with a truly authentic insight into family life in Delhi, a full stomach and new friends. After saying your goodbyes, you will be dropped back to your hotel by private car.

Notes: If you have any issues with the pick-up today, please call the Intrepid office on +91 1145 006 400 during business hours (9.30am to 6pm) or after hours on +91 9999 916 229.
Included Activities
  • Delhi - Home-Cooked Experience Urban Adventure
    Day 2 Delhi
    Maybe start the day with a piping hot chai before diving into the sights, sounds and smells of Old Delhi on a cultural adventure. Meet your guide at the hotel at 9am and head to a nearby Sikh temple to check out their impressive kitchens. Here you’ll enjoy a taste of the lunch that’s prepared for the many devotees who attend the temple every day. Then discover the sensory delights of the Old Town’s marketplace – the wonderful and fragrant Chandi Chowk. Meet a local spice trader to learn more about Indian food’s fundamental flavours. Spend more market time sampling food, bargaining with locals and winding through narrow alleyways, or get some history at India Gate and President House. Then maybe return to the hotel and rest up before the afternoon's activity. From the hotel at 4pm, kick off an evening Delhi Food Walk with a bit of local culture – pass through the city’s picturesque colleges and universities, and stop at an ancient Hanuman temple. The first food stop sees fresh local shawarma (kebab) being made, then it's on to an iconic neighbourhood eatery that’s popular with everyone, especially local students. Sample local favourites – momos (dumplings) and banta, a delicious lemon-based drink that’s ideal for hot Delhi weather. Continue through Kamla Market, emerge into a narrow alley full of delectable street-food stalls, and taste local specialties like paneer tikka, golgappas, bhelpuri, paav bhaji, and chuski. Yum! Wind through markets to finish off with some Indian dessert. Savour Delhi's best homemade ice cream – kulfi-falooda – then enter a sweet shop for fresh samosa, rabdi, gulab jamun, and sweet flavoured milk. Return to your hotel stuffed and sated!

    Notes: Tastings may change subject to availability and season.
    Included Activities
    • Delhi - City Food Crawl Urban Adventure
    • Delhi - Old Delhi Walking Tour
      Meals
      1 dinner
      Day 3 Delhi
      After this thorough introduction to Indian food, finish this Bite-size Break as an aficionado of Delhi’s best local delicacies, which you’ll be craving long after you leave this enigmatic city. Perhaps head to your new favourite chai tea or samosa vendor for a final morning pick me up, before exploring the rest of the city (or country) at your own pace.
      Itinerary disclaimer
      ITINERARY CHANGES Occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers' comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the brochure. It's very important that you print and review a final copy of your Trip Notes a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. If you have any queries, please contact your travel agent or our staff. We are here to help you! Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary from time to time.
      Physical rating

      Included activities
      Delhi - Home-Cooked Experience Urban Adventure
      Delhi - City Food Crawl Urban Adventure
      Delhi - Old Delhi Walking Tour
      Group size
      Maximum of 12 travellers per group.
      Your fellow travellers
      Please note many of our Short Break Adventures operate with a minimum of 1 person, so there may be instances where you are the only person on the trip.

      The twin share price for this trip is based on 2 people travelling together and sharing a twin room. If you’d prefer not to share a room with your travel companion a single supplement is available. Please ask your booking agent for more information.

      If travelling in a group of three, one person will take a single room which will be included in the quoted price. As this is an independent trip we are unable to match single travellers in a room with another single traveller.

      Please note that while activities on this tour are on a join-in basis with up to 12 participants, depending on the number of travellers booked on your travel dates you may be the only person on this tour or staying at your chosen level of accommodation. If you are anxious about travelling alone, please ask your booking agent to advise which tour dates may already have bookings.
      Accommodation
      Hotel (2 nights)
      The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline. On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in our usual accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances.

      Throughout the trip we request that our lodgings prepare rooms in time for our arrival, especially if we're arriving prior to normal check-in time. However this isn't always possible which means we won't be able to check-in immediately on arrival at some hotels. Instead, we can store our luggage and explore our new destination.

      If you've purchased pre-trip or post-trip accommodation (if available), you may be required to change rooms from your trip accommodation for these extra nights.
      Meals introduction
      While we will endeavour to cater to dietary requirements where possible, please note that many meals and food activities on Bite size Breaks are set in advance in order to deliver a well-rounded experience of a country’s cuisine. In many countries, dietary restrictions are uncommon and not well understood. If you have dietary requirements and are concerned about whether this may impact on your ability to participate fully in all food-related activities on this trip, please contact your agent at time of booking for further information. If you have dietary requirements and/or food allergies, you must notify your booking agent prior to departure so it can be determined whether your dietary requirements can be met.
      Meals
      1 dinner
      Money matters
      SPENDING MONEY
      When it comes to spending money on the trip, every traveller is a little different. You know your spending habits better than we do, so please budget a sensible amount for things like meals not included, drinks, shopping, optional activities and laundry. It's always better to bring a little more than you think you'll need. Also make sure you've read your trip details thoroughly so you know what's included in the trip price and what isn't. This should make budgeting a little easier. You'll find this info in the Inclusions section of your Essential Trip Information (that's this document).

      The official currency of India is the Indian Rupee (INR).

      The most convenient and cheapest way to obtain local currency in is via an Automated Teller Machine (ATM), which are readily available in most towns.

      Look for Bank of India or ICICI ATM's. Our experience has shown they are the most reliable ATM's to use for withdrawals. Your tour leader should be able to direct you to these banks.

      Foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded can be very difficult to exchange, so please bring clean bills, and small denominations are most useful.

      The use of credit cards can be restricted, mainly to major hotels, shops and establishments.

      If you are happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid destinations.

      The following amounts are based on local considerations and feedback from our past travellers:

      Restaurants: Local markets and basic restaurants - round your bill up to the nearest INR20. More up-market restaurants we suggest 10% to 15% of your bill.

      Local guides: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide. We suggest INR100 per day for local guides.

      Porters: Throughout your trip you may at times have a porter. We suggest INR50 per day for porters.

      Drivers: You may have a range of drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We would suggest a higher tip for those more involved with the group however a base of INR100 per day is generally appropriate.

      Local transport: For a city tour we suggest INR50 per day.

      DEPARTURE TAX
      All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.

      EMERGENCY FUNDS
      Please also make sure you have access to an additional US$500, to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside our control (e.g. a natural disaster, civil unrest, strike action or an outbreak of bird flu) necessitate a change to our planned route.
      Group leader
      The aim of our local guides is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. On this Short Break Adventure you will get to enjoy the variety of having someone different for each day and/or activity. They will be able to provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and, where possible, introduce you to our local friends. You can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.
      Safety
      Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas your itinerary covers. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trip.

      We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of our hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.

      Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your leader will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your Intrepid itinerary, and Intrepid makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your Leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns.

      For more details on the type of conditions and safety standards you can expect on your trip, please refer to Intrepid's operational safety policy on our website. We recommend that you take a moment to read through this information before travelling, and would appreciate any feedback on how well it's being implemented in the field:

      http://www.intrepidtravel.com/contact-us/safety

      FESTIVALS - HOLI & DIWALI:
      Travelling in India and Nepal during Holi can at times be unsafe - drinking and drug use is more widespread during this holiday. Your leader/guide will advise your group on what places to avoid on the day.
      It may be necessary to alter your itinerary for the day.

      Diwali (a lunar festival generally held from mid October to mid November every year) is celebrated by local people letting off fireworks in the street. It can be very noisy for several days with extra pollution caused by fireworks. As there are no restrictions on buying fireworks in India there are often injuries caused by people exploding them inappropriately.
      During this festival your leader/guide may be required to alter your itinerary to avoid large crowds gathering and using fireworks.

      FIRE PRECAUTIONS:
      Please be aware that local laws governing tourism facilities in this region differ from those in your home country and not all the accommodation which we use has a fire exit, fire extinguishers or smoke alarms.

      TRAFFIC AND DRIVING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD:
      Depending on where you come from please note that drivers in this part of the world may drive on the opposite side of the road from what you are used to. Look both ways before crossing any road. Traffic can be a little more chaotic than you might be used to at home. Be aware!

      PETTY THEFT AND PERSONAL SAFETY:
      While travelling there is always the risk of pick-pocketing and petty theft, particularly in the more touristy cities. We recommend that you exercise caution when walking alone at night and encourage you to walk together and only on main, well-lit thoroughfares. Be particularly vigilant on public transport. Simple measures like carrying your day pack on your front, not hanging your bag over the back of your chair or on the floor and wearing a money belt will reduce any chance that your valuables should go missing.
      Joining point
      Your New Delhi Bite-size Break Hotel
      New Delhi
      New Delhi
      INDIA
      Joining point instructions
      On arrival in India, we ask that all guests call our local office to reconfirm their hotel pick up details: +91 11 4500 6400 during business hours (9.30am to 6pm).

      For your Bite-size Break we have 2 pick up points in Delhi, where pre and post accommodation can also be booked.

      ORIGINAL STYLE:
      Hotel Moments
      7a/74 WEA Channa Market,
      Karol Bagh, New Delhi-110005
      +91 8130567373

      COMFORT STYLE
      Hotel Jivitesh
      11 Pusa Road - Opposite Metro Pillar no. 87
      Karol Bagh
      New Delhi
      110005
      INDIA
      +91 14921 4444

      If for any reason you are not able to meet our representative at your nominated pick up point, kindly call the Intrepid representative on number + 91 9560 849 444.

      Getting in from the Airport:

      The taxi ride from Delhi's Indira Gandhi's International Airport to this hotel takes about 1 hour and should cost between INR 500 - 600 (prepaid traffic police booths) depending on your arrival time and whether it is at the Domestic or International airport.

      IMPORTANT: Please AVOID taxi touts who tell you that they have a metered taxi parked outside the airport. Previous passengers have complained that they have been charged hefty amount for the transfers.

      If you have organised a pre-purchased an arrival transfer our local operator will have sent a driver to the airport that will be holding a sign with the 'Intrepid logo' and your name. You will need to advise arrival flight details at time of booking and confirmation.

      If you are arrived at Terminal 1(Domestic terminal) of the airport, please meet your driver at the exit (there is just one exit) after you go through the baggage claim area. Please note that Delhi Airport can be very crowded so please be patient. You may have to walk a little further outside to find the representative with 'Intrepid Logo'. If you have any problems finding the driver go to the information desk close to the exit and ask them to call our emergency mobile number + 91 9560 849 444

      If you are arriving at Terminal 2 (International) of Delhi airport, please meet your representative at the main Arrival Hall/Lounge after passing through the customs where you'll see people standing with placards with the intrepid logo and your name. If you have any problems finding the driver go to the information desk at the right side of Exit B, and ask them to call Intrepid Representative on + 91 9560 849 444 (helpline).
      Finish point
      Your New Delhi Bite-size Break Hotel
      New Delhi
      New Delhi
      INDIA
      Emergency contact
      For general enquiries or questions about your booking, please contact your agent or adventure specialist, or visit us at www.intrepidtravel.com/contact-us
      For transfers and accommodation issues, Intrepid's India office can be reached on their 24 hour numbers:

      +91 9599 914 852 or +91 9999 005 019
      In case of a genuine crisis or emergency, you can reach our local operator on: +91 9599 914 852

      For general contact details please use the following page: http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/

      While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.

      We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.

      You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.

      PEAK India: +91 9560849444
      Visas
      Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. Entry requirements can change at any time, so it's important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality. Your consultant will also be happy to point you in the right direction with acquiring visas. Visas can take several weeks to process, so familiarise yourself with any requirements as soon as you have booked your trip to allow for processing time.

      INDIA:

      An E-Tourist Visa (eVT) Facility is available for holders of a passport for a number of countries. This facility allows travellers to pre-register and pay for their visa prior to travel to India. The Visa is collected upon arrival at one of 16 designated airports in India. Please note strict guidelines on the below website.

      https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

      An E-Tourist Visa (eVT) visa on arrival is available for select nationalities including but not limited to the following

      Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, German, UK and USA passports.

      Passport holders from these countries can apply for an E-Tourist Visa (eVT) to have their visa issued upon arrival at 16 major airports in India.

      Please follow the instructions at - https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html and complete the application for your E-Tourist Visa.

      - Please be aware of strict conditions regarding application and travel (check under ELIGIBILITY section).

      - E-visas are only available for entry of up to 30 days. If you plan to be in India longer you will need to apply for a tourist visa at an Indian visa application centre in your home country.

      - Please note that travellers entering India overland from Nepal are required to apply for a visa in advance their home country. Visas will not be issued on the Nepal/Indian border.

      - The E-Tourist Visa DOES NOT apply to travellers entering India overland. Please check your trip notes if you are crossing a border between India and Nepal.

      - Indian visas are difficult and time consuming to obtain in Nepal.

      Tourist visas are available in Single and Multiple Entry. Be sure to check the date you require a visa from and the length of time you will need to cover, especially if you change countries during your trip.

      For your visa application you need to include the following information under the local contact section towards the end of the application. :

      PEAK India
      25/3 East Patel Nagar
      New Delhi 110008
      Phone: +91 11 4500 6400

      Please note that this information can change at any time. Please always refer to https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html . This is the official visa online site. There have been reports of other non-official websites that travellers should be aware of.
      What to take
      What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking you should pack as lightly as possible. On the vast majority of our trips you are expected to carry your own luggage, although you won't be required to walk long distances with it (max 30 minutes).

      Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.

      Below we have listed the essentials for this trip:

      http://www.intrepidtravel.com/pdf/trips/packinglist.pdf

      WATER BOTTLE:
      Consider bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments.
      Climate and seasonal information
      HOT WEATHER:
      Heat and humidity during summer (Apr-Jun) in India can be particularly oppressive with temperatures reaching 45 degrees C/113 degrees F.
      Health
      All Intrepid travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if, in the opinion of our group leader or local guide, any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, Intrepid Travel reserves the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund.

      You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained at the locations on this trip. For legal reasons our leaders and guides are prohibited from administering any type of drugs including headache tablets and antibiotics. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.

      DRINKING WATER:
      As a rule we recommend you don't drink tap water, even in hotels, as it contains much higher levels of different minerals than the water you may have at home. For local people this is not a problem as their bodies are used to this and can cope, but for visitors drinking the tap water can result in illness. Generally this isn't serious, an upset stomach being the only symptom, but it's enough to spoil a day or two of your holiday. Bottled water is widely available and your leader can recommend safe alternatives when available. Water consumption should be about three litres a day. Rehydration salts, motion sickness tablets, and diarrhoea blockers are available from many pharmacies.
      Travel insurance
      Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

      When travelling on a trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.

      If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.

      http://www.intrepidtravel.com/insurance.php
      A couple of rules
      Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for Intrepid travellers. Intrepid's philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make our destinations such special places. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader or local representative has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

      Everyone has the right to feel safe and secure on their trip. We don’t tolerate any form of sexual harassment at Intrepid, either between passengers or involving our leaders or local operators. Sexual relationships (consensual or otherwise) between a leader and a passenger are unacceptable. If you ever feel another person is behaving inappropriately please inform us immediately by contacting the emergency contact number detailed in these trip notes.
      Responsible Travel
      We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Please visit our website for further details and suggestions on how you can be a responsible traveller.

      http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/rt/responsibletraveller

      The Intrepid Foundation
      Since Intrepid Travel commenced operating in 1989 we've been committed to giving something back to the communities we visit. One way has been through our support for local humanitarian, development and conservation projects. Many of our travellers want to contribute something too. Whilst it is often tempting to give hand-outs to those less fortunate, this has the potential to promote a culture of begging and dependency. Handouts are not a sustainable way for individuals or communities to live. That’s why we established The Intrepid Foundation – to make it easier for travellers wishing to give back to communities in an effective and meaningful way.

      The Intrepid Foundation is a not-for-profit fund offering a selection of excellent grassroots organisations which you can contribute to. All donations to The Intrepid Foundation will be matched by Intrepid Travel dollar for dollar (up to AU$1,000 per donor and a total of AU$400,000 for all donors in each financial year, excluding emergency appeals). And every cent gets there as Intrepid Travel pays for all the administration costs. Donating is simple and secure. Please ask your leader for information on the projects we support through The Intrepid Foundation or go to our website:

      http://www.theintrepidfoundation.org/

      Organisations and projects currently supported by The Intrepid Foundation in India include:

      * Pollinate Energy is a social business with a simple mission – to improve the lives of India’s urban poor by giving them access to affordable, clean energy products. Pollinate identifies and trains local people, their Pollinators, who have provided solar lights and cook stoves to over 8,000 families and counting.
      www.theintrepidfoundation.org/projects/pollinate-energy/


      * Asha Ka Jharna (AKJ) provides services to disabled children and adults. They run three special schools, currently assisting around 160 children, and an old-age home for the short-stay of elderly people. AJK also provides vocational training, participates in diagnostic camps and distributes aids and appliances to physically disabled persons.
      www.theintrepidfoundation.org/projects/asha-ka-jharna/


      For more information, or to make a donation please visit: www.theintrepidfoundation.org/projects/?projectcountry=india

      Feedback
      After your travels, we want to hear from you! We rely on your feedback. We read it carefully. Feedback helps us understand what we are doing well and what we could be doing better. It allows us to make improvements for future travellers.

      http://www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback