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Bailey Chinnery Photography

PIGMENTS & PAINT - Rajasthan

13th - 24th Feb, 2024 - Fully Booked

We are delighted to be returning to Rajasthan next February. Also known as the “Land of Maharajas', it is a place of joyful folk dance, lively music, forts and palaces, spicy food, bustling markets, golden sand deserts, exquisite light and vibrant colour.

White, gold, pink and blue, define the four Rajasthan cities of Udaipur, Jaisalmer Jaipur, and Jodhpur and we will go off in search of a rainbow palette.

Rajasthan, or the ‘Land of the Kings’ as it translates is one of India’s most popular regions. From grand palaces to ancient temples, mouth-watering delicacies to desert sand dunes – Rajasthan has it all.

It is hard to know where to start - however, Rajasthan’s affinity for art and culture certainly tick a box or two for us. It stems from the ancient age when Kings were dedicated lovers of art and paintings. Rajasthan also has a rich tradition of handmade jewellery - its culture cherishes male jewellery as much as the female jewellery.

Rajasthan is widely admired for its folklore and traditional art forms that date back centuries. Puppetry is considered one of the most important art forms in Rajasthan and puppetry artists mesmerise audiences with their exceptional storytelling and mastery. Historical richness and vibrant creativity ooze from every corner.

It seems reason enough to return.

A more comprehensive outline of our itinerary can be found in the online presentation - click through here.

We will be staying in a mixture of traditional havelis and heritage properties. We are including seven evening meals for the first part of the trip and all evening meals for the add on. Breakfast is included each day.

All have been selected because they will give us comfort, authenticity a good location and also - importantly - because they have beautifully relaxing spaces for us to unwind (with G&T's) at the end of the day. The details of the accommodation can be found in the online presentation (link above).

These are all non-western accommodations and therefore the rooms will differ slightly from each other. All are significant upgrades from those chosen for our tour in 2020, however, it is important to remember that the facilities in each room may not be entirely identical.

Prices have risen drastically in the past three years - this cannot have escaped anyone's notice.This is a high end tour where the comfort and safety of our group have been prioritised both in terms of accommodation and whilst driving around the country. Unlike many tours to india we tell you in advance where you will be staying. In the unlikely event that one of the properties is changed we will give you advance warning.

Pricing

  • DELHI - JAIPUR - BUNDI - UDAIPUR - JODHPUR - JAISALMUR - 12 DAYS
  • SINGLE ROOM - £8,975 (non-FYV Subscribers - £9,450).
  • PLEASE CONTACT US TO ASK ABOUT DISCOUNT FOR TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS SHARING A ROOM.
  • Non-photographing partner (2 available) - £6,900 (no discount for partners of FYV subscribers - sorry).
  • UPGRADED ROOMS (2 available) - £1,200 (£1,260 to non-FYV subscribers).
  • DEPOSIT DUE AT TIME OF BOOKING - 20%
  • Deferred payment options are available.

Includes

  • Tuition from Doug and Valda
  • Accommodation in single rooms, with breakfast.
  • Seven evening meals with wine and beer included (and entertainment over dinner at some locations)
  • Transport in air conditioned luxury coach.
  • Local flights - Jaisalmer - New Delhi
  • Bottled water
  • English speaking guide throughout.
  • Entrance fees, camera fees.
  • All gratuities
  • 3rd party workshop fees.
  • £10 carbon offsetting fee. This is a voluntary contribution. Please advise us if you would rather opt out and we will cover your contribution.

SHEKHAWATI ADD ON - 5 DAYS

  • SINGLE ROOM - £2,250 (NON-FYV Subscribers - £2,350).
  • PLEASE CONTACT US TO ASK ABOUT DISCOUNT FOR TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS SHARING A ROOM
  • Non-photographing partner (2 available) - £1,400 (no discount for partners of FYV subscribers - sorry).
  • UPGRADED ROOM - £350 (or £370 for non-FYV Subscribers)
  • DEPOSIT DUE AT TIME OF BOOKING - 20%
  • Deferred payment options are available.

Includes

  • Tuition from Doug and Valda
  • Accommodation in single rooms, with breakfast.
  • All meals with wine and beer.
  • Transport in air conditioned luxury coach.
  • Bottled water
  • English speaking guide throughout.
  • Entrance fees, camera fees.
  • All gratuities
  • £10 carbon offsetting fee. This is a voluntary contribution. Please advise us if you would rather opt out and we will cover your contribution.

Excludes

  • Flights, insurance (compulsory)
  • Fitness level - moderate. Gentle walking.
  • Average temperature High 28°C, Low 11°C (82°F / 52°F) with little rain.

Recommended Flights

  • Tour commences in Delhi on the morning of 13th February. We will advise you of timings and suggested accommodation for the previous evening in due course.
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