VOLUNTEER IN NORTH INDIA
THIS REGION SHOWS US THE GEOGRAPHIC SIGNIFICANCE OF INDIA HAVING VAST DESSERTS, COLD MOUNTAINS, RICH AGRICULTURAL SOIL AND BEAUTIFUL FORESTS. WE ARE COVERING ALL MAJOR CITIES STARTING FROM JAIPUR, THE
WORLD HERITAGE SITE BY UNESCO THEN REACHING AGRA TO SEE ON THE SEVEN WONDERS OF WORLD, GOING TO VRINDAVAN ONE OF THE KEY PILGRIMAGE SITE OF INDIA THEN GOING TO RISHIKESH THE YOGA CAPITAL OF INDIA THEN TO SPITI AND LADAKH KNOW FOR THEIR MESMERISING
VIEWS AND COLD DESSERTS. ALL THESE PLACES PROVIDES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE
ACTUAL INDIA AND ALSO ALLOWS US TO HELP SOME OF THE ORGANISATIONS WHICH ARE ADDRESSING SOCIAL ISSUES TO MAKE INDIA BETTER PLACE TO LIVE. COME AND VISIT WITH US ALL THIS PLACES TO EXPERIENCE TRUE ESCENCE OF INDIA
OUR TRAVEL CITIES:
Agra is a city situated in the northern region of Uttar Pradesh, India. The city has remained the capital for many Mughal Emperors from 1526 to 1658. The place is famous for its Mughal-Era architectures such as Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, and Fatehpur Sikri. These three sites are UNESCO world heritage sites.
Taj Mahal is also among the seven wonders of the world. The beauty and architecture of it left people amazed. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved favourite wife Mumtaz Mahal.
And also, near Taj Mahal one can visit Taj Nature Walk and Mehtab Baugh. Other than the ‘ICON OF LOVE’- TAJ MAHAL, Agra fort and Fatehpur Sikri are also among the major attraction. Mughal Emperor Akbar has always addressed the Agra fort as his home throughout his reign till 1605. And Sikri was the capital of Mughal dynasty during Akbar’s reign. It was built by Akbar but later on abandoned in 1610.
Akbar’s Tomb is also situated over here and build by Jahangir in red sandstone and with marble design. It is among the most favourite place for history buffers. Itmad-ud-Daulah’s Tomb situated on the bank of river Yamuna is also amazing place to visit. Moti masjid, Sikandara fort, Jama Masjid and Jodha bai ka roza also stunned the tourists through its design and architecture.
Traditional bazar like Sadar bazar, Kinari Bazar, Subash Bazar are the most livelihood and vibrant place here. Shopaholic has an amazing attraction here for leather, jewellery, embroidered fabrics, carpets, woven products etc.
If you are bored now seeing all these Mughal infrastructures the astounding place to relax your mind is Dolphin water park. It is the biggest water and amusement park of north India. With rides, slides and food plaza it’s a huge attraction among kids and teens.
Social organisations are prevalent here. One of the biggest names for social welfare is Mother Teressa’s Missionaries for Charity. This organisation runs in 123 countries approximately. They care for homeless, sick and orphan and provide them necessary care and home. Another organisation is Wildlife SOS, which is a rescue and conservation organisation in Agra. It is located in sur sarovar bird sanctuary. EK PAHEL NGO is here too, which is working for illuminate the underprivilege children and women. Prarambh NGO is also among the very active social organisation which is helping society.
Now let us talk about the businesses and industries that are prevalent here. The world is going tecjnical and for any unit technology is required. K D Software provides GST billing software, ERP software building, Webdevelopment, digital marketing etc for startups and other firms. Other than this CS Rishu Agrawalv is running a law firm for design, patent, copyright and trademark service and expertise.
So in and all Agra contains the x factor for our organisation to visit there.
Jaipur is also known as Pink City Of India and it is also in the list of world heritage sites by UNESCO. The city was painted pink to welcome queen Victoria’s husband in 1876. Which gives pink dusky hue is the reason for the city to be named as pink city. Jaipur is mainly famous for forts, havelis and ghevar. Jaipur is founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh 2 in November 1727.
As Jaipur is famous for its forts and havelis the best thing that you enjoy here is City Palace which is situated at the heart of the old city. You can visit nearly places like Welcome Palace, which has a display of textile and costumes. You also can see Armoury which contains the armors such as sword for preservation.
The most amazing place that can shocked even today’s scientists technicians and astrologers is Jantar Mantar. This represents the techniques our ancient scientists (Rishi- Muni) use for time measurement and to see the movement of planets. Different structures here is build for different purpose, if you want to understand how each monument works must hire a guide, it’s worth hiring.
Hawa Mahal is also a mesmerizing place to visit. This mahal is build so that in every corner of the Mahal you can feel wind. The ventilation technique that has been used by the king left the tourist stunned towards the place. Amber Fort, Nahargarh Fort, and Jal Mahal, which is situated in the midst of the water are also other attraction to the city. When it comes to shopping Jaipur has a Handicraft Emporium across from Ajmeri gate, Johri bazar for jewellery and Bapu bazar located near Johri bazar are main attraction.
Businesses are also growing here and specially IT Industry. PJSOFT is a unit which is into SEO business and also help to increase reach for marketing. Global lancer is a consultant firm which helps to grow businesses and are on a mission to empower SMEs. Another agency that is working for marketing is Brandexpansion.in which mainly focus on branding.
Social organization like I-India NGO is very active for the street and working children. Many Indian news channels have praised their work and have aired them on the platform. Another organization called Chahat Women Welfare Foundation is working for education and empowerment of the underprivileged class women. Rajasthan is place where alcohol consumption is legal and to make the state free of intoxication Surman Sansthan is stepping forward.
Ladakh is a fabulous place. Windswept, unpardonable, unquestionable, unforgiving majestic – words fall short to give a voice to the immense beauty that is Ladakh.
Beyond the bounds of possibility lies the struggle to describe the heavenliness of Ladakh.
Ladakh meaning “land of high mountain passes” is a mountainous region in North India is often referred as “Little Tibet” for its geographical proximity and well-built link to Tibetan Culture.
There are many beautiful places to drop around and see in Ladakh; places of such grandeur and subtlety that they make you marvel at the power of the natural creative process that went into forming them.Heaven, Peace, Silence, and calmness at one place? Come and spend a few hours at Pangong Lake. A pristine place in Ladakh marked by subtle to high peaks around, crystal blue waters and the vast expansion catches the eye so much, so long as if a magic is happening right in front of the eyes.
One of the seven Buddhist Shanti Stupas across the world, the Shanti Stupa in Leh, Ladakh is a dwelling of peace and tranquility. The purely white, dome shaped structure towers two Storeys raised above the surrounding landscape.
The Shanti Stupa also houses a meditation hall in its premises. The finest time to visit the Shanti Stupa is during the hours of dusk and dawn. In these times, the fantastic play of natural light on the white Stupa walls and the surrounding snow-capped mountains offers a majestical view.
The far-reaching monastery in the North India is Hemis Monastery is one of the must visit attractions in Ladakh. Hemis Festival is the prime attraction at the monastery that celebrates the birth anniversary of Guru Rinpoche.
The Hall of Fame is a proud displayer of The Indian Army on the other hand acts as the symbol of those dark days of India’s war against Pakistan. The museum that highlights seized arms and weapons of Pakistan army is in Ladakh, the paradise of adventure lovers lying in the beautiful Himalayas. Moreover, the museum is known as a tribute to the brave soldiers who lost their lives during the war.
The Markha River is a river in Ladakh, India. It is a tributary of the Zanskar River and starts at the junction of the Langtang Chu and Nimaling Chu. The Markha River lies within the Hemis National Park.
Apart for these mesmerizing places Ladakh is also a place with NGOs helping people out there of their city. Himalayan cultural heritage foundation is an NGO promoting and preserving rich cultural heritage which includes built, cultural and natural resources and language and literature. All Ladakh youth coordination committee is an organization which works for many causes like health, animal husbandry, human Right Labour, Employment Minority Issues Nutrition, Drinking Water Issues etc. Lamstan is an NGO which aims to educate the children of Ladakh and supply them a platform for good decision making.
And many other NGOs like Darpan which creates a platform for various organizations to help them to get involved and get an opportunity to shine and help others.
Rishikesh, “Yoga Capital of the world”, is located in Dehradun state. It is also known as pilgrimage town and is one of the holiest places of India for Hindus. It is said to be the place where Rishi-Munis used to meditate in search of knowledge. Because of its geographical position the place is also known as “Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas”. It is also said that Lord Rama did penance here for killing Asura King Ravana.
Also, another divine incident was Lord Rama’s brother has crossed the river Ganga using two jute ropes over here. And the place is today called Lakshman Jhula. Other major attraction for religious people is Ganga Aarti at various ghat like Triveni Ghat. Like Lakshman Jhula, ram jhula is also a famous landmark here, which is around 450 feet long.
Another major attraction for tourist, especially young tourist is village Byasi. It is situated at the holy river Ganga and famous for adventurous water sport river rafting and campaigning. As we are discussing adventurous sport the other most attractive sport activity is bungee jumping at Jumpin heights. It is a favourite site for fun and adventure enthusiasts. Jumpin heights has Asia’s longest flying fox of one km. And not just bungee jumping but also Giant Swing is also offered here.
Other than this Muni ki reti is also a nice place to spend the time. It is a hub for ashramas and temples. In the beginning there were limited ashramas like Kailash ashram, Swargashram, and Shivananda ashram. But later on more ashramas were added. Rishikund is also among the places that attracts pilgrimages. It is said that Goddess Yamuna has blessed the pond by filling it with her sacred water. And this place also shows a reflexion of Raghunath temple which is dedicated to Ram-Sita.
Another temple that blows one’s mind is Tera manzil temple or known as Trimbakeshwar temple, which has thirteen storeys, and each storey has an idol of a Hindu god or goddess.
Here is an organisation that is working social and rural development for 31 years on a tremendous level. The name of the organisation is Bhartiya Gramotthan Sanstha. The programmes that they have developed such as weavers’ welfare program, common facility centre, jute service centre etc are working and helping people on a very huge scale.
Another NGO called Believe in Smile is working for the children’s dream fulfilling and education. Also they help elderly and make all of them smile. Maybe they also get Devi’s Kick seeing those smiles. 😊
An organisation named webinfobiz is a wonderful startup that provides services like SEO, Email marketing, data analytics, link building, social media marketing, digital marketing etc. One more company from the same field but do something different is Dezloper which can develop more traffic on our website and also provide website designing and website development.
Are you interested in movies? Ever wanted to make a movie but have a problem of place? Here is a chance. In Rishikesh there is a studio named Barndoor Studios, which provides lighting and other material with production space for a movie.
It is one of the freezing places in India as the region gets only around 250 days (about 8 months) of sunshine in a year. The valley is a viewing pleasure with the mighty Himalayas, the passes between them, the pristine lakes and the clear blue sky above them. The attractive valley is lined with small huts and Buddhist monasteries inhabited by people who live simple lives and welcome tourists with arms wide open.
Dhankar gompa also recognized as Dhankar monastery is positioned at a height of 12,774 feet (about half the height of Mount Everest) above sea level. It is one of the nine principal Buddhist sacred shrines of the region. It was built by the Gelugpa School of Order and is over and above a thousand years old. This creation leaves out the convergence of the Pin and the Spiti rivers.
Kye Gompa one of the best know sightseeing spot for tourists to be included in this Spiti Valley Travel Guide, is the Key monastery, also referred as the Kye Gompa.
The monastery mimics the Chinese theme of architecture and is rich with murals, manuscripts, literature and a grand shrine of Lord Buddha. It has an assembly hall and a Tengyur room ornamented with murals. Tourists can adventure the dance of the lamas with musical instruments, horns and pipes.
Kaza is the capital of the Spiti district. It is situated on the eroded flood plains of the river Spiti. The region is encircled by mountains on both sides and is the most highly populated part of the Spiti Valley. Apart from the breathtaking views, amities like rest houses, hotels, health centers and a marketplace can be found here. Life in this eccentric town moves at a slower pace and offers tourists a sense of tranquility.
Tobo Monastery, found in a quaint little village of the same name, is midst the prehistoric places of Himachal Pradesh. It is a well-known tourist attraction of the region and is known for the nine temples of Buddha Maitreya and Tara apart from the many stupas. Not only that It also has many stucco sculptures, other works of Lord Buddha and wall paintings. The murals of the monastery bear a striking resemblance to the ones at the Ajanta paintings.
NGOs are found here are mainly based on either education and human rights or health and wellness. Like Spitian Modern Education Society, an NGO working for the education and literacy of the people living In Kazi.
Serkong Rapsal Buddhist Culture Society Tabo, an organization working towards the promotion of sustainable development.
Spiti Health Care Society helps people with medical facilities and many other NGO working in this region.
Vrindavan is one of the most important pilgrimage sites as this is the place where Lord Shree Krishna had passed his childhood. Lord Krishna ha splayed many leelas over here with gopis(milkmaids), his friends and Radha. One can feel spiritual vibration here by visiting the places where Krishna has performed his divine activities. This is also a headquarter of the Vaishnava Bhakti movement. Every year over three million people visit and pray in Vrindavan temples, bath in Yamuna river and walk through the sacred grooves.
Due to Vaishnav Bhakti moment and being the place of childhood memory of Lord Krishna Vrindavan has so many temples. It is difficult for a tourist to visit all the temples over here so generally devotees visit some main temples here, such as Banke Bihari Mandir, Prem Mandir, Radha Raman Temple, Shree Ranganatha temple, Nidhivan, Iskcon Vrindavan, Kayayani, Govinddevji Temple etc.
One of the important temples is Prem mandir. It is dedicated to Radha Krishna and Sita Rama love story. It is also known as Temple of God’s Love. The other popular place is Nidhivan, a temple nestled in the holy birthplace of Lord Krishna. It is also called a place where Krishna used to visit in night to perform Ras-Leela. Another major attraction is Iskcon Temple, which also known as Sri Sri Krishna Balarama Mandir, and is dedicated to Shri Krishna and Balarama.
Other than temples Kesi Ghat is also famous here. It is said to be a place where Krishna has killed Demon named Kesi. (here is an image of it)
Some social organisations like Akshaya patra, The Smile Revolution, The Braj Foundation Vrindavan, Vishwa Shanti Seva Charitable trust are very well known which are working for the society and development. Akshaya patra is working for feeding homeless mothers and educate underprivileged children. Smile of children is always seems like a boon or the most satisfying thing, to continue the smiles of children NGO called The Smile Revolution is working. It is helping to Indian and Non-Indian children to achieve their dreams.
Many business units are active here. Unit called BULK SMS is working for the marketing. It is a marketing consultancy firm the helps to grow business. Shyam Bihari and Co. is a hardware shop that provides timber, plywood, sun mica and other hardware related items. Also, Royal Bharti banquet hall is an amazing site for a function and doing a great business. It also has a residential facility.
So, not just from the religious point of view but also socially and economically Vrindavan is growing. Yes, the biggest contribution is of tourism sector, but growth is not the result of only that. Social development and economics also matter for overall growth which is present in Vrindavan.