Odisha India Cultural Volunteer Adventure


Dates: Opportunities available all year round

Price: $1499 for a 3 week Volunteer Experience

Experience authentic India in the tribal communities of western Orissa. This experience gets you off the beaten track to experience grassroots tourism at its best. The Desia Project was started last year with the goal to preserve the rich tribal culture through a local tourism development initiative. Special focus is given to empower the local women below poverty line through capacity building and training programs on various initiatives including arts & craft development.


Venture off the beaten track to the tribal community region in Koraput to visit the Desia Ecotourism Site
Visit the tribal markets and be amazed at the traditions that are still being practiced today
Have a picnic lunch at an incredible waterfall and explore the surrounding villages
Have a chance to volunteer and assist with local community development initiatives

What's Included:

All meals, accommodations, domestic travel, volunteer & program development, and local guides.

Since the Desia Project has only been up and running for a year, assistance is required for capacity building programs for the local guides and employees from the community.

There are opportunities to assist with construction work, women empowerment programs, training programs, healthcare, teaching English, tourism program development and student research projects.

3 Week Placements are available year round. Longer stays and research programs can be arranged upon request.

You will be staying at the Desia Project site in a beautifully constructed modern facility. Each room is based on shared occupancy with a private ensuite. You will be treated like gold by the amazing staff and wake up every morning to delicious chai tea.

*Must arrive one day before departure. The Travel Roots team can assist you with organizing your international flights.

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