India 2017

10th October – 2nd November 2017

Take the opportunity to explore the exciting culture of India, while capturing moments in paint. Experience the colours and spices of India on a 23 day extravaganza traveling to major cites, New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Darjeeling and Kalimpong. With opportunities to sketching and painting the wonderful sights. Relax at a beautiful retreat Karmi Farm, high in the Himalayas, at a wonderful location, a perfect place to paint for 6 days. General itinerary:

Day 1 Fly overnight to New Delhi,

Day 2 Fly onward to Jodhpur, settle in. We begin with a trip walking around Jodhpur, the blue city,

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This busy ancient city dominated by the Magrahi Fort. A place of incredible craftsmanship and stunning decor. Round off the first day with dinner at the floodlit fort, relaxing under the stars.

Day 3 We travel away from the city to an ancient cavalry post, beautifully restored and  tranquil. Settle in and relax before dinner under the stars.

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Day 4 Relax and paint, sketch the wonderful buildings and gardens.Day 5 travel to the Bazaars of Pipar, visit the block printing factory and the quiet shopping streets and busy market. travel onward to Jaipur the Pink city. Day 6 Explore the busy city of Jaipur, visit the Palace of winds, the astronomy park and the souks.

Day 7 An excursion to the Amber Palace.

Day 8 Sketch in the city.

Day 9 Early flight to Delhi and on to Bagdogra, met by jeeps and driven 7000 ft up to Darjeeling.

Day 10 Explore the beautiful City of Darjeeling
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Day 11 Very early start to see the sunrise over Mount Everest. Tiger Hill has an amazing vantage point ans hundreds of people visit every day in the hope of catching a glimpse of Everest. Visit the Himlayan Mountain Zoo and the Climbing Museum.

DAY 12 Sketching and painting

Day13 last minute shopping in the morning, then off to Karmi Farm by jeep. Arrive at Karmi for afternoon tea. Settle in, supper and relax in the lounge.

Day 14 first full day at Karmi, short tour around the homestead then settle down to sketch and paint. Late afternoon walks – optional.
Day 15,16,17,18, painting each day.
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Day 19 depart for Kalimpong, settle in hotel, taxi to Gumpa, and a wander around city. Diner
Day 20 early start jeeps to Bagdogra for flight to New Delhi, settle in hotel,  dinner.
Day 21 sightseeing around New Delhi
Day 22 day trip to Agra by train to see the iconic Taj Mahal and Red Fort.
Day 23 Flight home India 2012 Review

India Tour Prices 2017

Prices to be confirmed!
You will need a visa to visit India - this needs to be bought well in advance.
All inoculations for this country need to be up to date.
We recommend a full program of malaria prevention, please seek advice from your health professionals.
note : Darjeeling is at 7000ft
Room Occupancy Per Person*DepositPrice
*Non-refundable deposit required on booking
Single Room£500£3500
Double/Twin Room - Painter Sharing£500£3000
Double/Twin Room - Non Painting Partner£500£1750

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