Project: Eco tourism /Education – Chail, Shimla
Participation Fee: Euro 220
RC-15/17 Shimla-Chail -1 Ecotourism/Education SOC/EDU 17/07 - 29/07
RC-18/17 Shimla-Chail -2 Ecotourism/Education SOC/EDU 31/07 - 12/08
RC-19/17 Shimla-Chail -3 Ecotourism/Education SOC/EDU 07/08 - 19/08
RC-26/17 Shimla-Chail -4 Ecotourism/Education SOC/EDU 04/09 - 16/09
Location: Chail is a little sleepy town located an hours drive froŵ State Đapital ͞Shiŵla͟. The transformation of this little village community began in late 18th century when Maharaja Bhupinder Singh of Patiala decided to create a new summer capital ǁhiĐh ǁould ďe ďetter thaŶ ͞Shiŵla͟: all this for bruised ego. Nestling in shelter of virgin forest and untrodden hills, Maharaja Bhupinder Singh developed the highest cricket field in the world in Chail. Well kept and maintained, more than the excitement of game, the pitch offers picturesque view of the surrounding, with tall forest all around it. The proud ruler made sure that Chail had eǀerythiŶg that Shiŵla doesŶ’t.
Work: The volunteers will get exposure to local history and culture. Working closely with local community volunteers will be involved in activities related to eco tourism, national park maintenance, floriculture etc. In addition volunteers will also work on facelift of local school, create learning opportunities for children and teach children.
Accommodation: Volunteers will live in guest house/ home stay 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. Self-management is required. Sleeping bags are also necessary for volunteers looking or interested in trekking.
Leisure time: Self organized city tours and excursions. A variety of treks are available in close proximity. A visit to Shimla will offer an opportunity to see high Himalayan Mountains. Chail Palace and world’s highest cricket stadium can also be visited.
International Terminal: New Delhi (360 Kms); Domestic Terminal: Chandigarh (90km) and Shimla (70 kms) Nearest railway station: Kandaghat on small gauge (26 kms)