Lead by Anja Vanal and Sunil Chindalia of Maasa Production Pvt. Ltd.
15 days - 14 nights group tour by minibus with min. 6 max. 12 participant.
We would like to show you the beauty of Rajasthan and beyond.
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 printing in a workshop in Bagru
- Block print workshop in Jaipur
- 2 Cooking classes in Orchha and Varanasi
- and in between all this places there are so many incredible forts and temples where you can see
the traditional spirit of Indian handicrafts.
Friday / Saturday 10.03.23 / 11.03.23 New Delhi
(latest arrival night of 10.03.23/11.03.23 in Delhi ) Pick up from the airport. ( including the night of 10.03 / 11.03) if you arrive at midnight If you arrive before 10.03.23 let us know if you wish to have a booked Hotel. ( with extra fee ) On the first day we will have a special walking tour in the old part of Delhi and we will meet each other in the evening for a welcome dinner to get to know each other. Incl. breakfast & dinner
Sunday 12. March Delhi - Jaipur (5 hours)
We will start our journey in the morning and will arrive in the afernoon in Jaipur. First stop on our way to Jaipur we will make at Hanuman Ji Tempel or called Galtaji. Free evening
Monday 13. March Jaipur (Rajasthan)
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... Evening free
Tuesday 14. March Jaipur
In the morning we visit Amer Fort in Jaipur . The famous Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing is our next visit. In the afternoon we will have a tour around Jaipur with visiting Hawa Mahal from outside and see more of the Pink City. Evening free
Wednesday 15. March Jaipur
Today we will have our next and last Block Print Workshop. See behinde this beautiful technique and print your own scarf. The rest of the day is free. Enjoy the City of Jaipur or just relax in our beautiful Hotel. Evening free
Thursday 16. March Jaipur - Pushkar (3-4 hours)
Our next destination is Pushkar. We will arrive there in the afternoon. 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 ) Walk around in town and enjoy the Pushkar shopping market. Free day
Friday 17. March Pushkar - Agra ( 7-8 hours )
A full day journey will bring us to Agra We will start early in the morning and we will arrive Agra in the evening. On the way to Agra we have the chance to visit Fatehpur Sikri which is a world herritage site of UNESCO. Relax and free evening.
Saturday 18. March Agra - Orchha ( 5 hours )
Early morning we will visit the famous incredible Taj Mahal for sunrise, a world UNESCO herritage site Our journey to Orccha which is in the state of Madhya Pradesh takes about 5 -6. The rather quiet town is especially for its palaces and temples. Enjoy a free evening.
Sunday 19. March Orchha
In the morning we will visit the Fort of Orchha. Later on we will make a shopping walk in the vegetable market to purchase our food for the cooking class. A local family will teach us to cook real Indian food which we will never be able to eat back home in our Indian restaurants. After lunch explore Orccha by yourself. Eveneing free
Monday 20. March Orchha - Khajuraho ( 4 - 5 hours )
In the morning we will start to Khajuraho. In the afternoon explore the city and the famous Kamasutra Temple. Evening free.
uesday 21. March Khajuraho - Varanasi ( 9 Hours )
A whole day's journey brings us to Varanasi, the holiest city in India, on the banks of the River Ganges in Uttar Pradesh. According to Hindu mythology, Varanasi was founded by Shiva. It is particularly desirable for devout Hindus to bathe in Varanasi in the Ganges, as well as to die there once and be burned. Along the river there are miles of step-like stairs called ghats. On one side of the ghats believing Hindus are taking baths and a few meters further the corpses of the deceased are burned. Evening free
Wednesday 22. March Varanasi
In the morning we will make again a shopping walk in the vegetable market to purchase our food for our last cooking class. In the evening we will have a boat ride tour on the River Ganges to see the famous ceremony of Varanasi. Evening free
Thursday 23. March Varanasi full day ( Evening, overnight train back to Delhi )
After the breakfast we will check out from the hotel. ( The luggage we can keep in our Bus ) In the morning we will visit local families who are working on handloom producing Indian silk saris and scarves. We will get a very special and private insight in there work. By the evening our driver will drop us at the train station of Varanasi to catch the overnight train back to Delhi.
24.03.23 End of service
In case your flight In Delhi is late in the evening and you wish to have a Hotel, please let us know, we can arrange for you ( extra charge )
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