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India Program (Read in Türkçe)

India Program

MindVISA uses a combination of carefully-chosen international travel and specialized pedagogy to help young minds know themselves more. (MindVISA is a travel-based education provider, and not a travel agency. Please read the About us and our Approach sections of our website).

Why India?

We invite you to lose – and rediscover – yourself in a land of billion people, who worship millions of gods, speak thousands of languages, cook potatoes alone in hundreds of ways, and invented zero. The unfamiliar, the unknown – sounds, sights, smells, and tastes – await you in every corner of India.

MindVISA’s India program lets you stroll the coastal villages of South India, stay in an eco-village, smell spice gardens, immerse in traditional arts, watch wild-life in a jeep-safari, taste diverse Indian cuisines, spend a night in a boat among rice-field villages, experience living-history in ancient temples, learn yoga and pranayama (breathing techniques), watch Indian movies, and play cricket with local youth. (See program itinerary below)

While having fun, you will also learn more about yourself – and develop critical leadership abilities – through MindVISA’s experiential learning program. We guarantee; this program will be deeply stimulating and highly enriching.

Please use the registration form to enroll in the program, if you are in the age group of 14-18 years.




Places to Visit

Group Work

Special Event


  • Istanbul
  • Flight from Istanbul to Chennai (Madras)




  • Chennai (Madras)
  • Mamalapuram (UNESCO Heritage site; 40km south of Chennai)
  • Marina beach
  • Shore temple, Varaha cave temple & Pancha Rathas (rock-cut shrines)
  • Ice-breaker games
  • Learning about Indian religions and Gods
  • Self-discovery games


  • Bharat Natyam dance show


  • Chennai (Madras)
  • Crocodile park
  • Dakshin Chitra art and architecture museum
  • Discovering south Indian art and architecture
  • Do it yourself – Kolam, an Indian art



  • Auroville
    (10km north of Pondicherry)
  • Auroville ecological initiatives
  • Sustainable farm visit
  • Learning sustainable living
  • Imagining what kind of cities we would like to live in
  • Games to observe oneself in a group setting
  • Yoga


  • Pondicherry


  • Visiting rural enterprises
  • Shri Aurobindo ashram, Elephant temple, & Pondicherry beach
  • Discussion about rural life in India
  • Creative problem- solving games


  • Pranayama


  • Tanjavur


  • Brahadishwara temple, Palace Museum, Saraswathimahal library
  • Games to discover more about Indian culture
  • Visioning exercises – imagining the future
  • Carnatic music show


  • Madurai
  • Meenakshi temple
  • Gandhi museum
  • Decision making games
  • Do it yourself: wearing saree & dhoti


  • Periyar National Park


  • Visiting the tropical spice garden
  • Discussion on bio-diversity
  • Team building games
  • Slide show of animals living in Periyar National Park


  • Periyar National Park


  • Trekking and jeep- safari at Periyer Tiger Reserve
  • Exploring wild life
  • Games to learn how to listen to nature
  • Cooking demo


  • Alleppey


  • Boathouse trip in Kerala backwaters
  • Bollywood movie show
  • Leadership games
  • Playing cricket


  • Cochin
  • Jewish square, Chinese fishing nets, Dutch cementry, Santa Cruz basilica
  • Debriefing about the journey
  • Kathakali dance show


  • Istanbul
  • Arrival in Istanbul