India is unique and manifold. With such a special civilisation it
strongly attracts travellers, disturbs most, yet always rewards them
with rich and enlightening experience.
We offer a way to travel which shows India from a perspective other than that conveyed by
documentaries and the media, i.e. over-population, poverty and unbearable hardship, or in
contrast booming technological development.
Indeed India is a country of opposites and these two contrasting facets
intermingle and coexist; yet beyond them the country's ancient
traditional culture is still alive and kicking. It is this cultural and
human wealth that we want to highlight through solidarity travel.
Along with a touristic visit of India's prestigious sites, we offer a
encounter with this country, its inhabitants, its traditions and its
According to your chosen time period, you will be able to attend music
and dance festivals, traditional celebrations, pilgrimages and
meetings. If you are interested in tourism you will be able to visit
stunning sites and magnificient mythical cities. If you so wish, you
can also take part in some actions run by our association or its
partners. And we can even support you with the organisation of a trip
more focused on a specific aspect of Indian culture, such as training
massage, yoga, music, dance etc...
Our concept of "travel support" offers simple and
authentic discovery with minimum comfort and ease of travel, and
without the hassle of having to arrange a trip on your own. Thus it
guarantees joy of discovery and genuine
encounters whilst insuring your independence. It is aimed
both for those people who have never yet travelled to India and want to
accompanied for their first experience, and for those who want to keep
some freedom while taking advantage of our logistic support, our
knowledge and our experience of India.
In response to various types of demand, we offer two forms of
(1) Travel arrangement support without accompaniment in India
We help you organise your trip before you go: choice of itinerary,
train or plane booking, and hotel or guesthouse booking.
We can also put you in contact with reliable local guides and friends
in India; we will give you advice and useful information to make sure
that you can travel safely.
If necessary we also give visa application support.
We stay in touch with travellers if they wish.
(2) Total or partial travel support
This option, as well as dealing with travel arrangements as detailed
above, also offers accompaniment in India by a group leader during the
whole or part of the stay for a group of at least 3 people.
The itinerary is selected in partnership with the association, not only
according to the participants' wishes but also by taking our associative actions in
India into account - for instance a birthday to celebrate,
cultural events, social actions, festivals, concerts, etc...
On certain occasions some of the association's Indian friends may join
During these trips we facilitate contact with actors of Indian
life, on-the-field associations, artists, friends etc... We may also
introduce the social actions of our association to the participants so
that those who so wish can get involved or help according to their
interests and abilities.
Our approach is different because we also help you to gather the
information you will require if you wish to carry on
travelling alone afterwards. In a way it is a bit like
training. We share addresses, contacts, tips and advice so that
travellers can become completely autonomous if they wish to extend
their trip of if they want to come back to India at a later date.
We are not a travel or tourism agency.
Travellers choose their airline, their flight and book their
ticket themselves. It is important that the members of the group
coordinate their arrival in India over a period of 24 hours at most. During the trip they are
free to do what they want in their free time except when we travel from
one place to the next all together. Travellers are by no means forced
to participate in the activities, visits, meetings etc. which we
Regarding daily expenses in India, travellers pay for their own
accommodation, meals, leisure activities and travel expenses.
For practical reasons we cannot make the bookings in participants'
names; however the association doesn't take any commission or profit on
The standard of accommodation and travel we propose ensures comfort
quality at a reasonable price, most often in modest hotels or
expenses will thus amount to an average of €20. Participants are free
to book accommodation of a different standard if they prefer.
Price of a trip around India
At the moment, the cheapest return Paris-Delhi flight tickets with Air India
cost around €600-700. We advise our travellers to buy multi-risk
rapatriation insurance with their flight ticket or to check if it is
included with their credit card.
If required we will also offer assistance with visa applications. For
French citizens a tourist visa costs €62.
According to our estimation a 15-day trip costs around €1300, flight
and visa included.
Places we have already
In the north: Delhi, Agra (Taj Mahal),
Varanasi, Rishikesh, Haridwar (Kumbh Mela), Gangotri (source of the
river Ganges), Amritsar (the Sikh Golden Temple), Kolkata (Calcutta),
Ganga Sagar (mouth of the river Ganges), Khajuraho (Kama Sutra temples).
In the west: Mumbai, Ganeshpuri, Valsad (Gujarat).
In Rajasthan: Jaisalmer, Jodhpur,
Jaipur, Pushkar, Udaipur, Ranakpur (Jain temples), Mount Abu.
In the south: Mamallapuram, Pondichery,
Tiruvanamallai, Goa, Gokarna, Hampi.
We also know Nainital, Omkareshwar, Ujjain, Puri, Trumbakeshwar,
Madurai, Mangalore, Periyar and Kerala.
For more information, and if you wish to travel with us, please do not
hesitate to contact