2017 INDIA TOUR: GUJARAT AND RAJASTHAN

An exciting opportunity to visit two areas of India famous for their textiles (Gujarat) and as a kingdom of palaces (Rajasthan).

When?
07 February - 24 February 2017
Where?
Western India

RSAA 2017 tour to Gujarat and Rajasthan This 18 day tour starts with an overnight flight from London to Mumbai, followed by in internal flight to Bhuj, which still retains many of the beautiful historic monuments that made it one of Western India’s prettiest cities. We visit the textile and leather handicraft centres for which Bhuj and Kutch are famous. Thence a drive out to the Chari Dand grasslands, one of the last remaining unaltered grassland habitats that made Kutch the home of colourful shepherd communities and some magnificent wildlife. A 6 hour drive east of Bhuj takes us to the villages of Ajrakpur and Dhamadka, where the art of wood block printing on textiles originated, to Rann Riders camp (two nights stay), followed with a late afternoon drive into the salt pans and desert as we look for wildlife including the last population of Indian wild ass. We have a day trip to Patan and Modhera Sun Temple and then head to Ahmedabad, stopping at Lothal. Various visits in and around Ahmedabad plus a day trip to Champaner and then we are off to Dungarpur to stay at the beautiful Udal Bilas Palace. From there to Devigarh visiting Eklingji and Nagada. Another drive to Bundi, via Chittorgarh – the legendary fortress capital of Mewar. With time spent to explore Bundi, we then drive to Udaipur for the last night at Lake Palace, Udaipur and then depart for London, connecting at Delhi.

To register your interest please contact Davina Roberts at The Explorations Company on 01367 850566 or by email on D.Roberts@explorationscompany.com  Limited places are available. 

NB. This tour is for RSAA members only. Members aged 70 and over require a medical certificate

27 SEP

UPCOMING EVENT

Under the Same Shade: Three Years of Working on the Roof of the World

Where: The Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 (Nearest tube stations Euston Square and Euston mainline).

Lecture starts at 1.15pm and finishes by 2.30pm. The sandwich lunch, from 12.30pm, must be booked by 2.30pm the day before.

Tickets: Free

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