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Textiles and Taj Mahal Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 17 day(s)
Group Size: 6 - 12 people
Destination(s): India  
Specialty Categories: Textile Arts   Cultural Journey  
Season: September - October
Airfare Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 5795 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 5995 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

We land in New Delhi, visit Red Fort and see the exciting markets. Then we head for nearby Agra to see the breathtaking Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next we head west to the pink city of Jaiphur, and Ahemdabad, home of the amazing collection of textiles called the Calico Museum. In these famous textile and art producing states of Gujarat and Rajasthan, we will visit many textile artists in their workshops and homes. Several Master textile artists will hold private textile workshops with natural dyes, just for our groups! Workshops include tie-dyed silk and block-printing with natural dyes and wooden blocks. We tour the world-famous Calico Museum with its exceptional textile collections.

During this wonderful tour, we stay in fascinating Heritage hotels in towns, and new, traditional round "bunghas" in the little-visited northern Gujarat area of Kutch. When we created some beautiful projects in our workshops, and have seen all the art that we can possibly absorb, we head south to relax a bit in the tropical state of Kerala. We land in Cochin and drive to the interior to visit plantations of rubber, tea, coffee and spices. Cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger all grow in the area. Finally we spend 24 hours floating in the gorgeous backwater lagoons/lake, on private, handmade, wooden houseboats! Thoroughly relaxed from out houseboat cruise, at the end of our wonderful tour, we fly home.

Notes:
Airfare is included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- International airfare from San Francisco
- 17 days, three hands-on workshops
- All accommodations in comfortable boutique or heritage hotels
- All meals
- Five interior flights
- One train ride
- Private van transportation
- Expert English-speaking guides.

About This Supplier
Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: May 2007

M16553 are specialty trips - small groups of friendly folks with common interests in traditional festivals and celebrations, ethnic textiles and indigneous costume, cuisine, archaeology, art and architecture. Every trip is planned around an exciting festival, a world-class historical monument, or an indigenous art...

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