Colours of India
An escorted tour for those who love art, architecture, culture, food, photography and more. Come join the celebration.
As someone who finds magic in painting, India has the most
stimulating palette imaginable.
The mystery behind each visionary experience, the use of colours, the quality of crafting seen everywhere even in the most traditional daily life scene, is so exciting and powerful. Each day brings more; just when you think there can be nothing more exotic and unusual than the previous day, something catches your eye or someone smiles at you in a way you have never experienced. Keeping a daily diary and trying to recall all you have witnessed is challenging, taking photographs become harder and harder, as how does one capture the immense expressive India.
Join us as we open the door and travel through the hand-picked special delights, eat your way through the most delicate Indian flavours and come back home after a life changing time away.
Itinerary: 20th - 31st March 2016
Prices starting at just $2000 for 12 nights on bed and breakfast.
Special - Enjoy the Festival of Colours - Holi
Day 1 - Arrive in India’s financial Capital Mumbai. This city is full of gems from modern India and is the centre for some of the best restaurants in the country. Enjoy a full day of sightseeing, ending at the famous Jehangir Art Gallery to see some of India’s best contemporary art. (Hotel is booked from previous night for immediate occupancy)
Day 2 - Fly to one of the most romantic cities in the world - here beautiful palaces float on glistening lakes. Visit the beautiful city palace complex and enjoy sightseeing before checking in to your hotel.
Day 3 - Enjoy Holi with a local family. The festival finishes after lunch and you will have a lot of time to either relax or venture out to Udaipur town in the evening
Day 4 - Drive to Bhainsrorgarh, visiting the famous Chittorgarh Fort en-route. Chittorgarh is one of the largest forts in India and Bhainsrorgarh, an amazing fort palace perched on a cliff over a lake is your home for the next two nights.
Day 5 - Bhainsrorgarh - The day is at your leisure to choose your own adventure!
Day 6 - Drive today to Jaipur, visiting the fort at Bundi on the way. The Bundi fort’s claim to fame is its amazing collection of murals and frescos that are unique in style. Jaipur, a vibrant city of colour welcomes you.
Day 7 - Today is your day to explore Jaipur, start with a rendezvous with an elephant to see the Amber fort and spend your day learning about this regal city through its monuments and bazaars. Yes, we’ll give you time to shop!
Day 8 - We make it to Agra! See the Taj Mahal and visit a workshop where artisans still continue the age old art of pietre dura or inlay of precious and semi precious stones in marble as is seen on the magnificent Taj Mahal.
Day 9 - Today we take train to Jhansi and visit the riverside temple town of Orccha, then on to Khajuraho - the town renowned for its brass relief temples with an erotic theme, celebrating the perpetuity of life. Watch a mesmerising sound and light show this evening.
Day 10 - Visit the famous UNESCO World Heritage Temple Complex this morning before flying on to Varanasi, one of the oldest living cities in the world. Watch a prayer ceremony this evening on the ghats of the Ganges.
Day 11 - After sightseeing, fly to Delhi, the country’s capital and your last destination
Day 12 - Check out after an early breakfast and enjoy a full day of sightseeing covering Old and New Delhi. Fly back home this evening!
Starting Price $2000 per person*
20th - 31st March 2016
- This rate is for a minimum of 10 people traveling together.
- The rate is not inclusive of international or domestic airfare.
*For the full program & terms and conditions please contact us.
- This itinerary offers a unique combination of art, history, and culture.
- You experience the festival of Holi with an Indian family, understand its significance and enjoy participating in one of the country’s most significant celebrations.
- During your visit you will cover 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
- Your journey covers 5 states and 11 towns and cities.
- Your trip leader Gillian Key is an intrepid traveler and has visited India many times. She is a born artist and a perfect host.
- The accommodation is a combination of heritage, family and modern hotels - with each offering its own distinctive experience.
- There are few room available so we urge you to reserve your space immediately.