An Indian Art Affair

24th January, 2020 - 4th February, 2020
  • Mumbai / Kolkata / Varanasi / Agra / Jaipur / Delhi

  • 10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS

Creative’s Expert Resource for the Journey

Seema Srivastava is an artist, an art enthusiast and an illustrator. With over 30 years of experience, she regularly conducts heritage walks, museum visits, and craft experiences for art and culture enthusiasts. Some of her honourable guests have been the Prime Minister of New Zealand and the Directors, SFMOMA and Director, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Owner & President of McDonalds, USA, to mention a few. She has wide experience in teaching art history and design-related courses. And regularly holds lecture series on Indian art and architecture for winterim students and faculty visiting India as part of credit programmes from Rutgers University, William College of Business, Xavier University, University of Iowa, USA and Virginia Commonwealth University, Doha, Qatar. She is also a freelance artist and illustrator, involved in conceptualising and designing advertisements, books, magazines, calendars, brochures, etc. With her wide knowledge and experience in Indian art and architecture, she makes for the perfect host for your journey.

Seema Srivastava

Art & Design Historian and Heritage Expert

Indian art consists of an immense variety of forms, as diverse and eclectic as the culture and heritage of the nation. Passed down from many generations, some dating to the prehistoric era, Indian art traditions reflect the diverse ethnic groups, cultures, traditions and beliefs that have left an indelible mark on the country.

Soak in these artistic wonders of India and explore the rich treasures of Indian history and literature; while you visit some of the most fascinating museums of India, iconic monuments and places of historic significance. This art rendezvous is ideal for art lovers, enthusiasts and critics as well as anyone interested in learning about new art forms and the history of Indian art and design.

The journey is also packed with a fun Bollywood tour, where you get to learn traditional Bollywood dance moves and even witness a live film shoot, with a behind-the-scenes look at what goes inside the glamourous world of the Indian film industry.

Crafted by Creative Advantages

  • Led by Seema Srivastav, an expert in Indian art and culture
  • Explore the rich treasures of Indian arts, traditions & heritage
  • Visit some of India's most fascinating museums
  • Go behind the scenes at a Bollywood studio
  • Interact with a contemporary artist and visit their studio
  • Experience the current art scene at the India Art Fair
  • Group photograph
  • Surprise gift during the journey

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1
    24th January 2020 (Friday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 2
    25th January 2020 (Saturday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3
    26 th January 2020 (Sunday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4
    27th January 2020 (Monday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5
    28th January 2020 (Tuesday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6
    29th January 2020 (Wednesday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7
    30th January 2020 (Thursday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8
    31st January’2020 (Friday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9
    1st February 2020 (Saturday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10
    2nd February 2020 (Sunday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11
    3rd February 2020 (Monday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Day 1
    24th January 2020 (Friday)

    Arrive in Mumbai - by flight

    Welcome to India’s Maximum City - Mumbai. Get an introduction and insights on the upcoming tour during a briefing session with Seema Srivastava, our tour expert, post dinner.

  • Day 2
    25th January 2020 (Saturday)

    In Mumbai

    Embark on your journey with the Bollywood-inspired “Mumbai Dream” tour. Experience the iconic Bollywood dance, followed by a visit to a TV/film/ad film set to watch a live shoot and ending at a recording studio for a lesson on sound recording. Later, visit the Prince of Wales museum and in the evening, enjoy a heritage walk at the iconic Taj Hotel. 

  • Day 3
    26 th January 2020 (Sunday)

    Mumbai / Kolkata (By Indi Go airlines Flight 0920 / 1200 hrs)

    Fly down to Kolkata and take the afternoon heritage tour, which is centred around the Dalhousie Square. Later, enjoy a short ride on the iconic Kolkata Tram.

  • Day 4
    27th January 2020 (Monday)

    In Kolkata

    Visit Kumartuli - Kolkata’s traditional quarter for potters and sculptors, followed by the Weavers Studio, handicraft centre, flower market and an art gallery. In the evening, join a local family for authentic Bengali cuisine

  • Day 5
    28th January 2020 (Tuesday)

    Kolkata/ Varanasi (Air India Flight 1430/1530 hrs)

    In the morning, visit Victoria Memorial and afterwards, fly to Varanasi. Experience the ethereal evening “aarti ceremony” on the ghats of the Ganga river, followed by dinner (vegetarian) at a local restaurant.

  • Day 6
    29th January 2020 (Wednesday)

    Varanasi/ Agra (Air India Flight 1210/1320 hrs)

    Witness a serene sunrise on the Ganges as you step out for an early morning visit to an "akhara" to watch traditional wrestling – an ancient sport which still finds its way in the narrow lanes of Varanasi. Later, fly to the next destination – Agra and experience the spectacular "Mohabbat the Taj" show.

  • Day 7
    30th January 2020 (Thursday)

    In Agra

    In the morning, visit the iconic monument of love Taj Mahal, built by Shah Jahan for his favourite wife Mumtaz; followed by Agra Fort, one of the finest Mughal forts in the country; and the lesser-known Chini Ka Rauza, the Persian-style riverside tomb of Shah Jahan’s chief minister. 

  • Day 8
    31st January’2020 (Friday)

    Agra / Delhi (By Surface)

    In the morning, drive down to Delhi, approximately 4.5 hours away. In the evening, meet an artist at his studio over tea and snacks.

  • Day 9
    1st February 2020 (Saturday)

    In Delhi

    Spend your day at the Delhi Art Fair, South Asia’s leading platform for modern and contemporary art, followed by a visit to the National Museum.

  • Day 10
    2nd February 2020 (Sunday)

    In Delhi

    Spend the day exploring the city, starting with a rickshaw ride through the lanes of Old Delhi, where you visit the Jama Mosque; drive past Central Delhi and later, visit the Gandhi Smriti, Humayun’s Tomb and Dilli Haat.

  • Day 11
    3rd February 2020 (Monday)

    Depart Delhi (By Flight)

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board the flight to onward destination. 

Getting ready for India

We look forward to welcoming you to India. Here is some pre-departure information to help you prepare for your trip. Incase you need any other information, please do reach out to us. Download 24 Hours Emergency Contact Number: (+91) 9911 266277

Your Journey

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Highlights

  • Led by Seema Srivastav, an expert in Indian art and culture
  • Explore the rich treasures of Indian arts, traditions & heritage
  • Visit some of India's most fascinating museums
  • Go behind the scenes at a Bollywood studio
  • Interact with a contemporary artist and visit their studio
  • Experience the current art scene at the India Art Fair
  • Group photograph
  • Surprise gift during the journey

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