A Postcard from India 2021 – Textiles, Culture and Community

Delhi – Jaipur – Pushkar – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Bundi – Ranthambore – Agra

Join Provenance, and experienced tour operators from Creative Art Safaris for a trip of a life time. This hands-on tour of artisan workshops focuses on Fair Trade and social development. Experience the real change that is made by supporting small scale artisans and their traditional crafts. Along the way we will also visit vibrant markets, ancient temples, world heritage sites and follow a tiger trail in Ranthambore National Wildlife Park.

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Dates: 4th to 18th December 2021

Group Size: 10-12

Prices: TBC December 2020

 

ITINERARY

Day 1 Sat Arrivals – Delhi Meals
 4.12.21 Airport pick up any time day or night.
Day2 Sun Delhi B,D
 5.2.12 Laxmi Narayan Temple- always start with the Gods
Raj Ghat – pay tribute to Gandhi
Akshardham Temple – a beautiful temple made by hand about 10 years ago. Also has a great lunch cafeteria
Craft Museum – newly renovated, great collection
First night celebration dinner. We’re here!
Day 3 Mon Jaipur B
 6.2.12 Amber Step well
Anokhi Café lunch
Nila House
Housed in our hotel gardens are an array of contemporary designers and the beautiful Bar Palladio
Day 4 Tues Pushkar B,L,D
 7.12.21 Papermill
Washing unit – a surprise that can’t be described 😊
Lunch on the way
The Stitching Project intro
Camels to our farmhouse, entertainment by gypsy dancers
Cooking class to make dinner or just relax
Day 5 Wed Pushkar B
 8.12.21 Block-print Workshop

design a block and have it waiting for you to use and take home

Raid the offcuts stash and learn to stitch a small dowry bag.
*Free afternoon
Day 6 Thurs Jodhpur B,D
 9.12.21 Lunch in Fort Café
Meherangarh Fort
Explore the Old City around us, visit a restored stepwell and lively market
Rooftop dinner
Day 7 Fri Udaipur B,L
 10.12.21 Dhurry rug weavers
Tuktuk to city- get you orientated and time to explore
Day 8 Sat Udaipur B
 11.12.21 City Palace visit
Tie and Dye Workshop
Afternoon Treat! Chai and sweets are a treat we always share with our hosts
Visit Sadhna Women’s Co-op
Day 9 Sun Bundi B,L,D
 12.12.21 Akola village- traditional block-print and indigo village
Lunch
Dinner by lake
Day 10 Mon Ranthambore B,L,D
 13.12.21 *early start* Afternoon Tiger Safari
Lunch
Dinner
Day 11 Tues Ranthambhore B,L,D
 14.12.21 Morning Tiger Safari
Dastkar Ranthambhore Women’s Project

Workshop with the women stitching, maybe some singing, lots of chatting.

Day 12 Wed Jaipur B,L
 15.12.21 Lunch
Visit antique textile trader, great chai and fabulous collection
Day 13 Thurs Agra B,L
16.12.21 Goldwork Embroidery workshop

This family run workshop has 8 generations of experience, we have to take rickshaws to reach them in the Old City

Visit a Goldwork Embroidery Museum
Day 14 Fri  Delhi B,D
17.12.21 Taj Mahal
Little Taj
Lunch on highway
After dropping our bags at the hotel, walk to Haus Khas through the Haus Khas Park, past the Mughal Tombs for a little last-minute research into top-end textiles and garments…. OK- retail therapy and lunch.
Farewell dinner- let’s dress up in our finery
Day 15 Sat Departures Anytime day or night you need to be dropped is OK B
18.12.21

 

Trip Includes

  • Pick up from and dropping to airport ANYTIME DAY OR NIGHT for the trip
  • Accommodation on twin share basis [or choose single supplement]
  • All transport during trip
  • All sightseeing and workshops listed in itinerary
  • All meals mentioned

Trip Excludes

  • Shopping!!
  • Airfares
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Laundry
  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Drinks and bottled water
  • Gratuities/Tips