Indian culture - music, dance, temple art - is found in its purest form in Southern India. Chennai, the sprawling regional capital with a population of nearly four million, is the cradle of the ancient Dravidian civilization, one of the world's oldest articulate cultures, whose legacy is found in the amazingly ornate temples with soaring towers and intricate sculpture that dot that region.Well-known nearby attractions include Mamallapuram, site of a world-famous shore temple (dating to 700 AD), one of the most photographed edifices in India. Another is the charming French-influenced coastal town of Pondicherry. You can also visit bird and wildlife sanctuaries, historic colonial forts and Indian Ocean beaches.
Will Global Volunteers arrange free time for me?
No. As a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, Global Volunteers is prohibited from making non-program-related arrangements for you. However, our team leaders and consultants can provide general guidance and advice, including a list of activities explored and enjoyed by previous teams.