Artists of the white desert

2nd February, 2019 - 16th February, 2019
  • Delhi / Agra / Jaipur / Udaipur / Ahmedabad / Little Rann of Kutch / White Rann of Kutch / Mumbai

  • 14 NIGHTS / 15 DAYS

Creative’s Expert Resource for the Journey

Rema Kumar, textile designer based in New Delhi, has been working with weavers and master craftsmen of India for 20 years. She works with weavers to produce saris, dupattas, stoles, shawls and yardage. Thereafter, she adds on the finer details to these fabrics by way of various printing and cutworks.
She launched her casual and semi-formal Indian wear label “Outlooks” and in 2001, launched her store 'Alter Ego'. Her collections have been sold under the label “Rema Kumar” through her flagship store in Delhi. She was invited to represent India at the Asian Fair at Tokyo and Yokohama.

Rema Kumar

A Renowned Fashion & Textile Expert

Dive into the spectacular art and cultural heritage of India with this tour that explores art, handicrafts and textiles from around the country. Witness local craftsmen at work, creating their masterpieces. Visit magnificent forts, palaces and lakes that highlight Indian craftmanship. And attend the mesmerising Rann Utsav, a cultural extravaganza of music and dance set under the full moon on a sprawling salt desert.

On this incredible journey, you get to meet and interact with local artisans, craftsmen and weavers to learn more about their art; visit colourful markets; enjoy local cuisines and immerse in the entire cultural extravaganza that is India. This is a great journey for art and fashion enthusiasts, especially those interested in the unique textile and crafts legacy of India.

Crafted by Creative Advantages

  • Led by Rema Kumar, a renowned Indian fashion designer and textile connoisseur
  • Visit colourful markets and sample some local cuisine
  • An intimate learning of the huge variety of textiles and handicrafts of India
  • Meet and interact with master craftsmen and weavers
  • Attend Kutch Rann Utsav at one of the world's most enchanting spots
  • Group photograph at Rann Utsav
  • Surprise gift to group members

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1
    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 2
    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 3
    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
  • Day 4
    5th February 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 5
    6th February 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 6
    7th February 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 7
    8th 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 8
    9th 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 9
    10th 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 10
    11th 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
  • Day 11
    12th February 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 12
    13th February 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 13
    14th February 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 14
    15th February 2018 (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 15
    16th 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
View Full Itinerary
  • Day 1
    2nd February 2019 (Saturday)

    Arrive Delhi

    Arrive at the first destination of your journey – Delhi. Spend the evening interacting with your tour expert, Rema Kumar. Get insights from her about the tour and enjoy your dinner.

    • Hotel Le Meridien
  • Day 2
    3rd February 2019 (Sunday)

    Delhi

    Start your day by visiting Old Delhi and taking a rikshaw ride. Visit Jama Mosque, drive past Red Fort and colonial government buildings. Visit Gandhi Smriti and Humayun's tomb. In the afternoon, visit Rema's designer studio over tea/coffee and refreshments.

    • Hotel Le Meridien
  • Day 3
    4th February 2019 (Monday)

    Delhi / Agra

    In the morning, drive to Agra and visit Agra Fort in the afternoon. Visit a marble factory and learn about Marble Inlay artwork

    • Courtyard by Marriott
  • Day 4
    5th February 2019 (Tuesday)

    Agra / Jaipur

    Start your day by visiting the Taj Mahal and then drive to Jaipur.

    • Jaipur Marriott hotel
  • Day 5
    6th February 2019 (Wednesday)

    Jaipur

    In the morning, visit Sanganer & Bagru to learn block printing, tie and dye, and blue pottery making. Also, meet a master craftsman. Spend your afternoon taking a tour of the city and visit a local market to see local textiles and handicrafts.

    • Jaipur Marriott hotel
  • Day 6
    7th February 2019 (Thursday)

    Jaipur / Udaipur

    Start your day by visiting the Amer Fort and then fly to Udaipur.

    • Fateh Prakash Palace
  • Day 7
    8th February 2019 (Friday)

    Udaipur

    In the morning, take a tour of the city and in the afternoon visit Molela village of terracotta artisans.

    • Fateh Prakash Palace
  • Day 8
    9th February 2019 (Saturday)

    Udaipur / Ahmedabad

    In the morning, drive to Ahmedabad, an approximately 6-hour drive. In the evening, visit Utensils Museum at Vishala and enjoy traditional Gujarati vegetarian food.

    (In Gujarat, liquor is prohibited in Ahmedabad, Kutch and Bhuj for residents but visitors and tourists can buy it within a permissible quota per week. 12 bottles of beer or one liter or a bottle of wine can be purchased from the hotel or a liquor shop by providing proper documents like passport.)

    • Hyatt
  • Day 9
    10th February 2019 (Sunday)

    In Ahmedabad

    Start your day by visiting the Calico museum of Textiles. Drive to Pethapur village in Gandhinagar and en route visit Adlaj Vav and Gandhi ashram

    • Hyatt
  • Day 10
    11th February 2019 (Monday)

    Ahmedabad / Little Rann of Kutch

    Drive to Little Rann of Kutch, an approximately 2.5-hour drive. In the afternoon, enjoy a safari in the Wild Ass Sanctuary, which is the only place on Earth where you can find the endangered Indian Wild Ass (Equus Hemionus Khur), locally known as the Ghudkhar.

    • Rann Riders
  • Day 11
    12th February 2019 (Tuesday)

    Little Rann of Kutch / White Rann of Kutch

    In the morning, drive to the White Rann of Kutch, an approximately 6 hour-drive. Experience and take part in activities during the Rann Utsav, a carnival of music, dance, excursions and cultural activities held here.

    • Ac tent
  • Day 12
    13th February 2019 (Wednesday)

    Rann of Kutch

    Enjoy activities like Golf Cart ride, ATV ride, Paramotoring, cultural performances, etc. during the Rann Utsav.

    • Ac tent
  • Day 13
    14th February 2019 (Thursday)

    Rann of kutch / Bhuj / Mumbai

    Drive to Bhuj, approximately 2.5-hour drive. Visit Bhujodi village, a major textile center near Bhuj where you can meet weavers, tie-dye artists, block printers and watch them work. Later, fly to Mumbai.

    • The Trident Nariman Point
  • Day 14
    15th February 2018 (Friday)

    Mumbai

    Spend your day taking the 5 Senses walking tour of the city, which gives an immersive perspective of the city. Spend your evening at leisure and indulge in some shopping at a local market

    • The Trident Nariman Point
  • Day 15
    16th February 2019 (Saturday)

    Leave Mumbai

    After having your breakfast at the hotel, transport to the airport to leave India

  • INCLUDED ACCOMMODATION

    CITY

    NAME OF THE HOTELS

    • Delhi
    • Hotel Le Meridien
    • Luxury Hotel
    • Agra
    • Courtyard by Marriott
    • Boutique Hotel
    • Jaipur
    • Jaipur Marriott hotel
    • Luxury Hotel
    • Udaipur
    • Fateh Prakash Palace
    • Heritage Hotel
    • Ahmedabad
    • Hyatt
    • Boutique Hotel
    • Little Rann of Kutch
    • Rann Riders
    • Boutique Hotel
    • White Rann of Kutch
    • Ac tent
    • Tented Accommodation
    • Mumbai
    • The Trident Nariman Point
    • Luxury Hotel
  • JOURNEY COST

    Assured tour operation with minimum 2 guests:

    On twin sharing basis
    • GBP EURO USD AUD
    • 5345 6070 7480 9760
    Over and above the twin sharing journey cost
    • GBP EURO USD AUD
    • 1165 1320 1630 2130
    Airfare in economy class for the sector - Lucknow / Mumbai (air fare subject to change at the time of booking)
    • GBP EURO USD AUD
    • 260 300 380 480
  • WHAT’S INCLUDED

    Journey led by an expert resource

    Accommodation based on twin / double sharing basis including breakfast for 14 nights & 15 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

    Visit to a textile designer studio

    Meet with local weavers & artisans in various places

    Wildlife safari

    Participate in Rann Utsav

    Walking journey in Mumbai

    Porterage at airport & hotels

    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 Rema Kumar, a renowned Indian fashion designer and textile connoisseur
  • Visit colourful markets and sample some local cuisine
  • An intimate learning of the huge variety of textiles and handicrafts of India
  • Meet and interact with master craftsmen and weavers
  • Attend Kutch Rann Utsav at one of the world's most enchanting spots
  • Group photograph at Rann Utsav
  • Surprise gift to group members

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