An Introduction to New Delhi

A beautiful whirlwind of sights and sounds

The India experience begins the moment you step off the plane and stays with you long after you depart. The mixture of India's languages, religions, spectacular architecture, and distinctive cuisine will rattle you, and leave you wanting more.

India has a buzz about it, a pace and a national character all its own. The complexity that you'll find in India offers you an experience of incomparable historical and cultural depth, and you'll live out this amazing adventure against the backdrop of some of the most incredible landscapes and cityscapes you've ever encountered.

New Delhi is a multidimensional metropolis where evidence of a layered history and modern society abound. Be sure to note each and every smell, sound, and sight as you explore all that the city has to offer, because we promise that when you return home, you'll miss them all.

...evidence of a layered history and modern society abound...

One thing that you'll notice as you wander the city, is the stark socio-economic contrast among New Delhi's neighborhoods, indicating the city's rapid and unequal growth. As part of your volunteer service work in India, you'll work alongside one of a variety of progressive local organizations to support efforts to address those discrepancies. The work that you do will help pave the road to economic independence for countless members of the local community.

Experience Dharamsala and New Delhi as part of one trip for one program fee!

Read more about the India volunteer experience on our blog.


Avg. Annual Temp.
Hindi & English
National Food

Your New Delhi Staff

CCS wouldn’t be CCS without Bela! Not only is she our Country Director for CCS India, but she’s also one of our founding members, and serves on our Board of Directors. Between her first-hand knowledge of CCS India and her professional and academic background in counseling, Bela is an incredible resource for volunteers.

She brings with her over 20 years of experience in international development and social services, and is renowned for her work in the field of special education. Bela is full of surprises: she loves all kinds of music, from classical Indian to Arabian music, to Jazz, and she’s an award-winning sharpshooter!
Country Staff