An Indian Art Affair (10 nights/ 11 days)

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.

Tour Expert

Seema Srivastava
Art & Design Historian and Heritage Expert

Seema Srivastava is an artist, art enthusiast and 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; the Directors, SFMOMA; 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 lectures on Indian art and architecture for interim 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, and will share her incomparable insights about Indian art forms, both traditional and modern.

Friday, 24th January 2020: Arrive in Mumbai – by flight

  • Arrive at Mumbai’s International Airport
  • Welcome greetings & transfer to your hotel for check-in
  • Dinner & briefing by your journey expert
  • Overnight stay at the hotel in Mumbai

Saturday, 25th January 2020: In Mumbai

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Bollywood tour & Prince of Wales museum visit
  • Evening heritage walk at Hotel Taj Mahal
  • Overnight at hotel

Sunday, 26th January 2020: Mumbai / Kolkata (By Indi Go airlines Flight 0920 / 1200 hrs)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Fly to Kolkata
  • Evening heritage walk
  • Enjoy a short tram ride
  • Dinner & overnight at hotel

Monday, 27th January 2020: In Kolkata

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit Kumartuli, handicraft centre, flower market & art gallery
  • Dinner with a local family
  • Overnight at hotel

Tuesday, 28th January 2020: Kolkata/ Varanasi (Air India Flight 1430/1530 hrs)

  • Breakfast at a restaurant
  • Morning visit Victoria memorial
  • Fly to Varanasi
  • Evening aarti ceremony at the Ghats of the Ganges
  • Dinner (vegetarian thali) at a local restaurant
  • Overnight at hotel

Wednesday, 29th January 2020: Varanasi/ Agra (Air India Flight 1210/1320 hrs)

  • Early morning sunrise cruise of Ganges
  • Visit an “akhara” to see traditional mud wrestling
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Fly to Agra
  • Enjoy “Mohabbat the Taj” show
  • Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight at hotel/li>

Thursday, 30th January 2020: In Agra

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Full day tour of Agra
  • Overnight at hotel

Friday, 31st January’2020: Agra / Delhi (By Surface)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning drive to Delhi (4 ½ hrs)
  • Evening meet a painter at his studio over tea & snacks
  • Overnight at hotel

Saturday, 1st February’2020: In Delhi

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Visit India Art Fair & National Museum
  • Dinner & overnight at hotel

Sunday, 2nd February 2020: In Delhi

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Full day tour of Old & New Delhi including Dilli Haat
  • Overnight at hotel

Monday, 3rd February 2020: Depart Delhi (By Flight)

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to airport to board onward flight

End of Journey