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A haven for Vijaynagari art and design, Hampi is an artistic pleasure to visit. But what if we tell you that you can be a part of its cultural heritage! Let your creative juices flow, as you put your personal touch in various initiatives under Rebuild Hampi. Associate your work with the community’ culture. Use art and design for reviving the local creative scene and to bring a change through various in-house projects, awareness campaigns, empowerment programs, workshops. If possible bring your own ideas.
Hampi’s ideal location gives you plenty of options for weekend getaways. Additionally, find yourself at home with your warm and friendly host family and come across numerous stories from Hampi’s breathtaking landscape during your time off.
Irrespective of experience and background, any individual can be a part of this exciting role. However, having those would be a bonus. Only because it facilitates the further exchange of knowledge for participants who want to learn and the community!
A great opportunity to use your art and design for a change! Transform traditional houses into homestays and cafes along with beautifying them in line with local culture! This initiative is sure to produce a formidable team of artists, designers, and architects.
You will find plenty of opportunities to create local authentic handicrafts and products for the artisans, helping them with new ideas. At the same time, you get to learn their trade, a prime example of mutual benefit.
Would it not be great if you were able to create products and sell them to a foreign destination? And this for a social cause. Work alongside local artisans, and get new products to the local market, and see it for yourself if you are any good at sales.
Another initiative from our side to test your imaginations. You will breathe new life into outdated and newly assembled electric autos with your creativity. Your work will be seen everywhere on the streets of Hampi.
Attach your professional skills to an environmental cause. An off-beat project, which definitely piques people’s interest. Paint village walls and other facilities (NO GRAFFITI), and tackle problems related to health and hygiene from a different angle.
Foray into education, give back to the community. Teach children the basics of design and art, through workshops and after-school lessons. You will make some fond memories as you encourage students to take extra-curricular, a practice that currently lacks importance in the schools of Hampi!
The city has a rich legacy. The style of art and architecture is very distinctive, giving rise to an authentic personality of the city. Through our initiatives, we would like to maintain the same.
Through this medium, we can make the local artisans independent in terms of thriving in their profession. By grooming them with various design techniques, you can add a new meaning to life for them.
Just like any creative outlet, design and art does not differentiate between genders. It therefore, can act as a great leveller between the two. Let’s utilize this skill to empower the women of Hampi.
Education is a powerful tool that we use to change people for the better. But it’s potency can be increased through the application of design and art. Teaching the students about the same, and helping them to hone their skills can transform lives.
Be it converting a traditional house into a homestay, or appealing to the buyers in a market; design and art can play a huge role in facilitation. Apply your proficiency in the local businesses, and improve their current results.
The creation of new businesses leads to the creation of new jobs, which provides employment opportunities to the locals. You will be directly facilitating the development of a well oiled local economy.
Creating and designing works of art, that propagates the importance of proper hygiene and health standards in the society would be very helpful. More and more people will be get attached with the same through this method.
At every step, we are there to help. We provide enough support so that you can make an impact in this community. From the host families to the project leaders, everyone is extremely experienced and would be glad to assist you in any problems you face
Look forward to what the day has to offer. Freshen up, and get ready. By 9:30, join your fellow voluntourists for an exciting day. Get greeted by Novoto executives, as they take you to the common project site.
Collaborate with fellow artists and designers into creating something unique. Help in organising an eye-catching market, improve the looks of traditional vehicles, or put a smile in the faces of the local women as you design their dream homestays.
At noon, we make a stop for lunch and refreshments. After lunch, we continue with project-specific work. Enjoy your day.
After 5 PM, the evening is kept free for a range of independent activities with fellow voluntourists. Occasionally, there shall be organised social events in the evening.
Finally, dinner is provided by the homestay. Rest and think about the fond memories created.
At Novoto, we aim to transform the perspective of voluntourism from one of humanitarian relief to one of cultural exchange. We believe that the impact of cultural exchange is more powerful than simple humanitarian relief.
International flights booked for arrival/ departure have not been included in our travel fee. It must be purchased separately.
However, in case of any inquiries, you can contact us.
There are multiple international flights landing in Bangalore. We will be picking you up from the Bangalore airport.
During departure, you can catch a train to Bangalore or transportation to the airport can be arranged on request.
The project has been curated with the most observant prior due diligence. Any additional expenses individuals incurred during the tour are at their own discretion, such as any shopping and souvenirs they might wish to purchase, additional meals and activities not not provided by your host family and weekend gateways
You will be required to obtain either an Indian E-Visa (you can check your eligibility here – httpss://www.visahq.co.uk/) or apply in person at your nearest Indian Embassy prior to your travels.
For the volunteering project of two weeks, you would be better off with a light packing. Carry comfortable footwear and light clothes. Make sure you carry the essentials- your passport, VISA, flashlights, and Indian currency.
Oh also, leave some room in your suitcases. You never know what you might like to buy here!
No, tipping has not been included in your travel plan. It’s up to you to decide the amount for the same. We totally respect your discretion.
We very much believe in privacy. Hence, we are sorry that we cannot reveal their names. However, we have a wide range of travellers from all over the world who you will meet on your first day.
No need to worry! We have our on-ground team for your assistance. Besides that, you can get in touch with us through our social media handles on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also call us directly on our helpline.
As much as we would LOVE you to join us, it will be difficult for us to accommodate you in an already on-going trip.
Good news? You are more than welcome to extend your stay, but the expenses for the same have to be taken by you.
Unfortunately, no. We leave that to your discretion to book travel insurance of your choice.
Definitely! Your entire experience would be well-documented in the form of videos, and also in other means as approved by the group.
April to September is summer in Hampi where temperatures are generally pleasant around 40 C. From October onwards the temperatures start going down averaging around 25 C during the day.