An Indian Art Affair

23rd January, 2019 - 4th February, 2019
  • Mumbai / Kolkata / Varanasi / Agra / Jaipur / Delhi

  • 12 NIGHTS / 13 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, craft experiences for art and culture enthusiasts. Some of the Honorable guests have been the Prime Minister of New Zealand and the Directors, SFMOMA and Director, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Owner and President Mcdonalds, USA just to mention a few. She has a wide experience in teaching art history and design related courses. She 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 freelancer artist and illustrator, being involved in conceptualizing 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. She will accompany you to take a tour of the architectural wonders and share insights.

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, expert on Indian art and culture
  • Visit some of India's most fascinating museums
  • Explore the rich treasure of modern and ancient Indian literature, history and art
  • Visit a live Bollywood studio
  • Group photograph of guests
  • Surprise gift during the journey

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1
    23rd January 2019 (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 2
    24th January 2019 (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 3
    25th January 2019 (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 4
    26th January 2019 (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 5
    27th January 2019 (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 6
    28th January 2019 (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 7
    29th January 2019 (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 8
    30th January 2019 (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 9
    31st January 2019 (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 10
    1st February 2019 (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 11
    2nd February 2019 (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 12
    3rd February 2019 (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 13
    4th February 2019 (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
    23rd January 2019 (Wednesday)

    Arrive Mumbai

    Welcome to the “City of Dreams” – Mumbai. Get insights about the tour during a briefing session with Seema Srivastava, our tour expert and enjoy dinner.

    • The Taj Mahal Palace ( Tower wing )
  • Day 2
    24th January 2019 (Thursday)

    Mumbai

    Mumbai is a city of dreams and experiences, inspired by Bollywood, the Hindi film industry. During the Bollywood tour, you will attend a Bollywood dancing and sound recording workshop. You will visit a TV/film set to witness a live shoot. Later, visit the Prince of Wales museum and in the evening, take a heritage walking tour at the iconic Taj Mahal hotel.

    • The Taj Mahal Palace ( Tower wing )
  • Day 3
    25th January 2019 (Friday)

    Mumbai / Kolkata

    Fly to Kolkata and visit the Victoria Memorial and Academy of Fine Arts.

    • The Oberoi Grand
  • Day 4
    26th January 2019 (Saturday)

    Kolkata

    Start your day with a walking tour of the city. Visit Kumartuli, Flower Market and Howrah Bridge. Enjoy a short ride in the iconic Tram and spend your evening having dinner with a local family

    • The Oberoi Grand
  • Day 5
    27th January 2019 (Sunday)

    Kolkata / Varanasi

    Start your day by visiting the Tram museum and fly to Varanasi. In the evening, enjoy an aarti ceremony on the Varanasi ghats, followed by vegetarian dinner at a local restaurant.

    • The gateway hotel Ganges
  • Day 6
    28th January 2019 (Monday)

    Varanasi / Agra

    Start your day on a spiritual note by witnessing a serene sunrise at the Ganges. Visit an Akhara for mud wrestling, an ancient tradition which still lives on in the narrow lanes along the ghats of the Ganges. Later, fly to the next destination – Agra.

    • The Grand Imperial
  • Day 7
    29th January 2019 (Tuesday)

    Agra

    In the morning, visit the iconic Taj Mahal, followed by the Agra Fort and Chini Ka Rauza, which is a funerary monument containing the tomb of Allama Afzal Khan Mullah, a scholar and poet who was the Prime Minister of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan.

    • The Grand Imperial
  • Day 8
    30th January 2019 (Wednesday)

    Agra / Jaipur

    In the morning, drive to Jaipur and visit Fatehpur Sikri en route.

    • Lebua Resort
  • Day 9
    31st January 2019 (Thursday)

    Jaipur

    Spend your day taking a tour of the city and visit the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing. In the evening, get a better insight into the Bollywood industry by watching a Bollywood movie.

    • Lebua Resort
  • Day 10
    1st February 2019 (Friday)

    Jaipur / Delhi

    In the morning, drive to Delhi and en route visit the Transport Museum, along with lunch. This gallery showcases the evolution of the Indian car industry, as well as cars that have been used in India since the advent of motoring.

    • The Claridges
  • Day 11
    2nd February 2019 (Saturday)

    Delhi

    Spend your day at the Delhi Art Fair, South Asia's leading platform for modern and contemporary art and visit the National Museum. In the evening, meet an artist at his studio over tea and snacks.

    • The Claridges
  • Day 12
    3rd February 2019 (Sunday)

    Delhi

    Spend your day taking a tour of the city. Take a rickshaw ride around the lanes of Old Delhi, visit Jama Mosque and drive past Central Delhi. Also, visit Gandhi Smriti, Humayun's tomb and Dilli Haat.

    • The Claridges
  • Day 13
    4th February 2019 (Monday)

    Leave Delhi

    After enjoying your breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport to leave India.

  • INCLUDED ACCOMMODATION

    CITY

    NAME OF THE HOTELS

    • Mumbai
    • The Taj Mahal Palace ( Tower wing )
    • Boutique Luxury Hotel
    • Kolkata
    • The Oberoi Grand
    • Heritage Lifestyle Hotel
    • Varanasi
    • The gateway hotel Ganges
    • Boutique Hotel
    • Agra
    • The Grand Imperial
    • Heritage Hotel
    • Jaipur
    • Lebua Resort
    • Boutique Hotel
    • Delhi
    • The Claridges
    • Heritage Lifestyle Hotel
  • JOURNEY COST

    Assured tour operation with minimum 2 guests:

    On twin sharing basis
    • GBP EURO USD AUD
    • 4970 5645 6960 9080
    Over and above the twin sharing journey cost
    • GBP EURO USD AUD
    • 1330 1510 1860 2430
    Airfare in economy class for the sector - Lucknow / Mumbai (air fare subject to change at the time of booking)
    • GBP EURO USD AUD
    • 410 470 590 750
  • WHAT’S INCLUDED

    Journey led by an expert resource

    Accommodation based on twin / double sharing basis including breakfast for 12 nights & 13 days

    Lunch and dinner as per the program

    Drinks with the welcome dinner on first night

    All transfers, journeys & excursions by appropriate air-conditioned vehicles based on the number of guests

    All entrance fees at the places of interest based on the program

    Assistance on all arrival, departure & during the journey

    Bollywood journey

    Visit in India art fair

    Interaction with an artist & visit his studio

    Visit various museums

    Dinner with a local family

    Porterage at airport & hotels

    Interaction with an artist & studio visit

    All currently applicable taxes

  • WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

    All personal expenses such as beverages, laundry, telephone calls, shopping etc.

    Meals not included and mentioned in the program

    Personal fees for cameras at the places of visit, depends on size of camera and equipment.

    Any International airfare or domestic airfare (which is quoted separately). All flight schedules and airfare are subject to change till the time of final booking.

    Any Visa fee (all nationalities require an entry visa prior to arrival in India)

  • SPECIAL NOTES

    Please send all bookings and information related emails to our Special Projects team at crafted@creative.travel

    Copies of passports for all guests will be required at the time of booking

    Check in times at the hotels are 1400 Hrs. / Check out times at the hotels are 1200 noon

    Free baggage allowance on domestic flights, as prevails currently (subject to change):Economy Class passengers: 20 kilos per person in check-in bag and 7 kilos in cabin bag.Excess baggage allowance can be purchased online in advance or at the airport while checking in

    Due to any unforeseen circumstances, if any airline opts to cancel / withdraw their flight operation(s) on particular sector(s) their liability is limited to the 100% refund of the airfare charged for the particular sector(s) and do not stand responsible for re-routing or re-booking seats on any other airline. In such events / situations, Creative Travel Pvt. Ltd. will try best to work out most suitable alternative option to make our guests travel and all applicable supplement(s), if any, to be borne by the guests / passengers

    The driving times mentioned in the proposal are approximate and as per normal traffic & road conditions

    The maximum group size will be 24 guests to ensure a delightful experience

    Journey prices are based on current taxes, in case of any change, the same will be levied additionally

  • BOOKING, CANCELLATION AND AMENDMENT FEE

    BOOKING 

    1.25 % of Journey cost to be paid at the time of booking

    2.Remaining payment to be paid 70 days prior to Journey

    3.If booking is made within 70 days of the journey, full payment is required to confirm the Journey

    4.Payment can be made by bank transfer or through Creative's online payment gateway

    CANCELLATION 

    1.Upto 70 days prior to Journey - 10% cancellation fee shall be applicable.

    2.Between 69 - 50 days prior to Journey - 25% cancellation fee shall be applicable

    3.Between 49 - 31 days prior to Journey - 50% cancellation fee shall be applicable

    4.Less than 30 days prior to Journey - 100% cancellation fee shall be applicable

    NAME CHANGE 

    1.Accommodation: Free of cost upto 72 hours before arrival

    2.Flights: A fee of US$ 55 per person, per sector shall be applicable along with any change in the ticket fare.

    3. Trains: A fee of US$ 5 per person, per sector shall be applicable.

  • CANCELLATIONS AND MATERIAL ALTERATION BY CREATIVE TRAVEL

    The journeys are planned well in advance. We reserve the right to modify itineraries, substitute accommodations, including flights and trains, at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond our control such as

    'force majeure' events - flood, fire, act of God, war or threat of war, riots, civil disturbances, terrorist activities, strikes, airport closure, technical problems with transport, alteration or cancellation of scheduled travel services. Most of the changes will be minor and we will advise you of them at the earliest possible date but occasionally there could be a major change closer to the departure date.

    We also reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements. For example, if the minimum number of guests required for a particular travel arrangement is not reached, we may have to cancel it.

    In both conditions of change / cancellation, you will have the choice of either accepting the change of arrangements or cancelling your booked holiday and receiving a full refund deducting the taxes except where the major change/cancellation arises due to reasons of force majeure. In case of force majeure, we will refund you for all unutilised services after deducting taxes.

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, expert on Indian art and culture
  • Visit some of India's most fascinating museums
  • Explore the rich treasure of modern and ancient Indian literature, history and art
  • Visit a live Bollywood studio
  • Group photograph of guests
  • Surprise gift during the journey

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