Months of October and November host two prominent Indian festivals of national importance. The dates are decided on yearly basis as per Hindu calendar. These camps are specially organized for those who are interested in Indian history and culture. This period is also supposed to be auspicious for marriages. Besides local festivals, volunteers will have an opportunity to learn of Hindu as well as Tibetan culture and visit some Monasteries.Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami, Dasara, or Dashain) is a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. It is a gazetted holiday in India, which is marked on the 10th day of the bright half (Shukla Paksha) of the month of Ashvin (Ashwayuja), according to the Hindu calendar. During 2019, the main festival falls on 7th October and followed by 4-day long local fair.The festivities of Dussehra are celebrated for ten days. The preceding nine days to Dussehra are collectively known as Navratri and are dedicated to the worship of Mother Goddess, Shakti. Dussehra is the culmination of the Navaratri festival. A short version of the epic Ramayana in the form of Raamlila is also performed for 9 days before this festival in Northern India.
Volunteers will live in guest house with simple conditions and share accommodation with other volunteers. All meals will be cooked and served in guest house. A cook will be there but volunteers are expected to help him and occasionally cook their own meals. Sleeping bag is required, especially, if you are looking for or interested in trekking.
Baddi is the largest industrial township in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. It is 50 km north of Chandigarh city and 90 kms from Shimla town. Baddi is close to a small hill station known as Kasauli wher from you can have a majestic view of great Himalayan range of mountains. Like any other hilly area, the houses in the area are scattered. The economy of the area depends on agriculture and tourism. The volunteers will have opportunity to visit Hanuman Temple in Shimla, the Naldehra Golf Club and a local zoo.
RUCHI with a local CBO
Interest in festivals and traditions