Indian Social Service Institute: India Empowerment Tour: Give Back and Get to Know

India Empowerment Tour: Give Back and Get to Know

Tamil Nadu, India

Indian Social Service Institute

Non-profit organization

7.5 hours
From$75 USDper person

Indian Social Service Institute is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1986 by a team of socially committed professionals and volunteers in response to a drought in the the district of Pudukottai in Southern India.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover local craft and cuisine while promoting female socioeconomic advancement in India.
  • Participate in a jewelry-making workshop and learn the intricacies of this ancient craft.
  • Prepare a South-Indian meal and receive fun food advice for your kitchen back home.

Tour revenue will support the distribution of educational materials for students, the distribution of raw materials for manufacturing of sanitary napkins, and the distribution of seedlings for organic tree plantation.

Tour Details

  • Start Time

    10 AM

  • Duration

    7.5 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Youth, Children 5+

  • Languages


  • Tour Participants

    1 to 5

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Cotton clothes

Tour Description

What’s better than empowering local women while learning about their country? On this Women and Girls Empowerment Program, you’ll have the chance to give back to and get to know the area better. Beginning at 10 AM, visit the Chatrapatti Village jewelry making unit. There, you will spend a few hours learning the craft of jewelry making alongside local ladies. At 1 PM, travel from the jewelry station to the ISSI campus by foot - it’s only 600 meters away! Upon your arrival, you will participate in the preparation of a South Indian meal. ISSI’s female staff will teach you tips and tricks for attaining the most delicious results possible. You’ll serve the meal as lunch to various visitors. Finally, finish off your afternoon by discovering India’s magnificent temples. Located in the Pudukkottai town, itself, strolling through these temple grounds will be a lovely way to unwind after a long day.

Tour Start Address

ISSI Campus,Kepparai, Kaikuruchivillage, Pudukottai, Tamilnadu, India, Tamil Nadu, India

How To Get There

The tour start address is 15 mins from Pudukottai bus station Tokepparai by bus.
1 hour 45 minutes from Trichirapalliair port by bus.
Nearest public transport stop: Kepparai (Town bus Nos: 3,18,21)

More About Indian Social Service Institute


To promote socioeconomic advancement in rural, urban, and tribal locations through education, training, and research programs.

Main Programs

  • Educational centers for rural poor children

  • Vocational training for women and girls

  • Adolescent girls empowerment program

  • Water and sanitation: Building eco-friendly water filters for purification of safe drinking water

  • Training and production of artificial jewellery

  • Training on organic farming and cultivation of vegetables

Awards & Recognition

Indian Express
Friendly Water for the World
The Pollination Project