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India and Sangam
*prices based on a minimum 20 passengers per departure
The word Sangam means 'coming together' in the ancient language of Sanskrit, and a visit to India and this exquisite World Centre encourages you to do just this! An organised programme at the centre ensures that you come together with Guide groups from all over the world to learn more about the cultures and traditions of this fascinating country as well as share your local traditions with others.
A daily programme of events and activities will keep your group enthralled from the moment they wake, whilst any spare time can be spent walking through the gardens, lying in a hammock reading a book or taking a dip in the swimming pool.
Life after Sangam – A bespoke "post-tour"
A culturally rich and intriguing country such as India has so much more to offer after your time spent at Sangam, so why not let us build you a bespoke itinerary. Embark on the Golden Triangle Tour to Agra, Delhi and Jaipur or opt for the shorter trip to Agra and Delhi only. If you want to try something off the beaten track then why not consider Kerala? We are happy to build you a bespoke itinerary based on your preferred duration and budget.
The WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts) World Centres – Our Chalet in Switzerland, Sangam in India, Our Cabaña in Mexico and Pax Lodge in London – have a special place in the hearts of the Venture Abroad team. We have been enabling Guides, Senior Section members, Guide Leaders and members of...Read more
Wow, it’s been a busy couple of days, even on the standards of the past few days! Here’s just a quick recap. Thursday was spent exploring the shops of Pune, and worrying about the weight of our luggage! It was a very chilled day, allowing us to rest before the remainder of our tour. It ended...Read more
We’ve had a busy couple of days here, but a lot of fun! Tuesday was started with a typical Indian experience of a Bollywood movie, except for some of us who did the money exchange challenge Part 2. The film is ‘Guru’, a drama based on a true story, but with all your normal Bollywood...Read more
- Return flights from London Heathrow to Mumbai and Delhi to London Heathrow
- 1 nights bed and breakfast accommodation on arrival in Mumbai (based on 2 people sharing a twin room)
- Transfer by minibus from Mumbai to Pune
- 11 nights full board accommodation at Sangam (based on dormitory styled accommodation sharing with other session participants)
- Programme fees at Sangam
- Economy class internal flight from Pune to Delhi Domestic Airport
- Accommodation as follows (based on 2 people sharing a twin room)
- 1 nights half board accommodation in Agra
- 2 nights half board accommodation in Delhi
- Transportation from Delhi to Agra and Agra to Delhi by mini bus
Excursions as follows:
- Visit to Taj Mahal and Agra Fort in Agra
- Sightseeing Tour of Old and New Delhi
- Rickshaw ride in Delhi
- English speaking guide in Delhi and Agra
Every group will receive our brand new Fun Files Booklet free of charge – find out more!
Prices are based on full board accommodation whilst in Sangam, giving you greater flexibility when planning your activities, and half board accommodation on the Golden Triangle Tour.
Please contact us for details.
This sample itinerary is an example only and is provided as inspiration for your discussions with your group.
Day 1: Fly from London Heathrow to Mumbai where you will stay for your first night.
Day 2: Start the day with a tour of the city before bidding farewell and boarding your coach bound for Sangam.
Day 3 - 14: Participate in a ten day programme at the WAGGGS World Centre, Sangam.
Day 15: Fly from Pune to Delhi and stay overnight in Delhi
Day 16: Enjoy a half day sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi, before travelling by coach to Agra.
Day 17: An early morning tour of the world famous Taj Mahal will be followed by a tour of Agra Font. Travel back to Delhi where you can spend your final evening.
Day 18: Return flight from Delhi to the UK.
What they said
Share Girl Guiding Birmingham’s experiences of India - and specifically the programme at Sangam WAGGGS World Centre.
“Overall, our tour to India was a superb experience. We were pleased that so much of the programme at Sangam involved visits to their Community Partners to see some of the amazing work that is being done; the whole thing was very inspiring. Seeing so many aspects of the culture of India was really interesting and we all felt that we had seen far more than if we had just gone to India for a holiday. Sangam is one of the four World Centres owned and operated by The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. A superb trip, very inspiring.”
The Sangam building is of warm, red brick with white trim, white pillars and an arched roof. The building surrounds an inner courtyard with swaying trees and an inviting swimming pool. The gardens, flowers and trees help to give Sangam an atmosphere of cool tranquillity. Sangam can accommodate up to 8 people in each of its 5 dormitories and 12-20 people in single, double or triple rooms depending on the time of year. Single room supplements may apply.