Lead by Anja Vanal and Sunil Chindalia of Maasa Production Pvt. Ltd.
15 days 14 nights group tour by minibus with min. 6 - max. 15 participant
NEW DELHI - AGRA - JAIPUR - BUNDI - UDAIPUR JODHPUR - PUSHKAR - NEW DELHI
We would like to show you the beauty of Rajasthan The meaning of this tour is to get to know about rural handicrafts, about incredible skills in textiles, ancient forts and temples. You will have the chance to learn about: - Mud resist Indigo block printingin in a workshop in Bagru - Tie and dye - chundri workshop in Udaipur - Block printing workshop in Pushkar - See behind the scene how women`s work on handloom in Kota - and in between all this places there are so many incredible forts and temples where you can see the traditional spirit of Indian handicrafts.
1-2 Day Friday - Saturday
New Delhi Pick up from the airport.
If you arrive earlier, let us know if you wish to have a booked Hotel. ( with extra fee ) Enjoy and relax on your first day in New Delhi. We are here for you for any help. Welcome dinner Saturday evening to get to know each other. Incl. breakfast & dinner
3 Day Sunday
Delhi - Agra (4 hours driving time)
We will start our journey in the morning and will arrive at noon in Agra. First stop we will make at Tomb of I`timad-ud-Daulah, sometimes called as the „Baby Taj“ and after we will visit the Agra Fort.
4 day Monday
Agra - Jaipur ( 5 hours driving time)
Early morning visit to the famous incredible Taj Mahal for sunrise, a world UNESCO herritage site. On the way to Jaipur we have the chance to visit Fatehpur Sikri which is another world herritage site of UNESCO Arrive at Jaipur late afternoon. Have a walk in the“ Pink City“ and enjoy a free evening.
5 Day Tuesday
Today we will go to Bagru, a city a few kilometers outside Jaipur, to learn about mud resist Indigo block printing. Print your own scarf and see behind the scene of this beautiful skill. In the late afternoon /evening we suggest you to see a movie in the famous Rajmandir Cinema. You will never forget the way how Indians watch movies, babys are crying, phones are ringing and so on...
6 Day Wednesday
In the morning we visit Amer Fort in Jaipur . The famous Anokhi Museum of Hand Block Printing is our next visit. In the afternoon we will have a tour around Jaipur with visiting Hawa Mahal and to see more of the Pink City.
7 Day Thursday
Jaipur - Bundi ( 7 hours driving time )
A long drive will bring us to Bundi. Bundi is a special city. It din`t became a loud city like other Indian metropolis. It`s easy to walk around with no hassle. It`s a picturesque old town und you feel like 100 years back. See the rural Bundi Fort in the evening and enjoy dinner in our garden restaurant at our hotel close to small lake.
8 Day Friday
Bundi - Kota In Kota
a city southeast of Bundi we will visit local women`s who are working on handloom producing Indian saris. Those people, away from normal tourist attractions are very friendly and happy to show us there beautiful art of weaving. We will get a very special and private insight in there work. Back in Bundi in the evening, we will have again time to enjoy the charm of this city.
9 Day Saturday
Bundi - Udaipur ( 6 - 7 hours driving time )
We start in the morning to Jodhpur and we will arrive late afternoon.
10 Day Sunday
In the morning we will visit City Palace in Udaipur. It`s the biggest palace complex in Rajasthan. Later on we can have a walk in the alleyways around City Palace . In the afternoon we have a workshop in a local place about tie and dye fabrics - chundri . The technique involves dyeing a fabric which is tied tightly with a thread at several points,thus producing a variety of patterns.
For sunset we will visit Monsoon Palace.
11 day Monday
Udaipur - Jodhpur ( 6 hours driving time )
On the way to Jodhpur - the blue city - we will visit the Jain temple of Ranankpur. Ranakpur and villages around are also famous for there handwoven carpets - dhurries. We will be all day on the road and arrive in the evening in Jodhpur. The first night in Jodhpur we will stay in a beautiful Haveli which is about 20 km awy from Jodhpur. Free evening
12 Day Tuesday
In the morning we will visit the Mehrangarh Fort. It`s one of the most magnificant forts in India and we have a great view over the blue city. After the fort you can discover by walk the blue city. In the evening we can have dinner toghter in the famous restaurant On The Rock.
Jodhpur - Pushkar ( 4 hours driving time )
Today we will go to our final destination Pushkar. The holy lake of Pushkar is surrounded by numerous ghats and temples. The lake was formed when Lord Brahma dropped a lotus flower here and it`s an important pilgrim for Hindu people. It has world`s only temple of Lord Brahma ( God of creation ) First evening walk around in town and let`s meet for dinner at the lake restaurant.
14 Day Thursday
In the morning we can have a walk up to the hill for sunrise, a lovely great experience with a breathtaking view over Pushkar and the surrounding landscape. Little bit outside of Pushkar, in a family run company, we will have our last block print workshop. It`s one of the place where we print our own block print fabrics. In the evening we will have a bye bye dinner with local gypsy music.
15 day Friday
Pushkar - New Delhi ( 7-8 hours driving time )
We will start early in the morning to drive back to New Delhi. Arrival time about 17.00 We will drop you to your hotel for your last night ( if you booked aditional nights in New Delhi) or directly to the airport. End of our service Friday evening.
- Pick up from the airport for arrivals on the first day
- Departures on last day on tour
- All accommodations which are in mid-range hotels and where it`s possible in heritage hotels.
All hotels are clean with western bathrooms and friendly staff.
- All transportation, road taxes and fuel
- All breakfast and most lunch meals during travelling and on workshop days,
dinner instaed of lunch on arrival day and the last day before departer
- Welcome dinner and farewell dinner
- All entrance fees for sightseeing ( including fee for camera )
- All workshop fees
- Botled water all the time during traveling
- Travel insunrance
- Visa for India
- Dinner meals
- All drinks
- Your personal shopping
- Tip for the driver and for hotel employees
Optional Extension to Varanasi - Individual
If you have 1 week more Holiday, we can organize following offer for you.
1 more night Delhi in the evening when we return from our trip.
Free time in New delhi and in the evening transfer to the
Train station for the over night train - sleeper- to Varanasi
Pick up from the train station to the hotel and free day to relax
Pick up from the hotel with our driver - City tour of Varanasi
Morning and evening boat trip on river Ganges
Free day in Varanasi
in the evening transfer to the train station for the over night train back to New Delhi.
in the morning you will arrive in New Delhi
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