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Block Printing Holiday Jaipur

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Block Printing Holiday Jaipur


Thursday November 30th – Monday 11 th December 2017

Tour Leader – Claire McKenzie

FLIGHT DETAILS with Jet Airways

Flight details – Jet Airways
Depart London
Heathrow T4 Thursday 30 November 20.50 9W121 – Delhi Arrive 10.50 1Dec17
Depart Delhi  Friday 1 December 14.30  9W2261 – Jaipur Arrive 15.40
Return Jaipur
Depart Jaipur Sunday 10 December 20.155 9W7119 – Mumbai Arrive 22.50
Depart Mumbai Monday 11 December 02.25  9W120 –  Heathrow T4 Arrive 07.00Meet up details
18.00 Cafe Nero  London Heathrow Airport Terminal 4. 
If you are early, and wish to check in your luggage, please go ahead and do so. No ticket is required. Please do not go through security without meeting up with a Colouricious representative first (at cafe Nero). 
Baggage Allowance 2 bags to a maximum of 23 kg each
Cabin baggage should not exceed 55 cm x 35 cm x 25 cm to a maximum of 7 kg

Independent Travellers

Please meet up with the rest of the group at 18.00 in reception of the Hotel Shapura
Any emergency, ring Amrik on +91 98738 70773 (our head office in India)

You will be staying at the Shapura Hotel in Jaipur

Address: D-257, Devi marg, Bani Park, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302016, India
Phone: +91 141 408 9100

Airline schedules are subject to change – when making travel arrangements to meet up with the group, please allow plenty of time for a comfortable render-vous!

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Block Printing Holiday – Jaipur India

To see all of the price options for this trip please click on the Costs tab below.”

Hand Block Print, Jaipur

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“Thanks so much for such a wonderful trip with a lovely group of people – was fun to share in all the stories everyone had to tell & enjoy doing the workshops together – so much talent there!  Has been hard to come down to earth & put it all aside for the Christmas time but can go back to it all now & enjoy sorting out photos & look at all the pieces I bought – have not got round to unpacking them yet! Everyone that I bought scarves from Jaipur loved them & a few stories – have even been asked to give a talk & slide show about it!!! ” Daphne

Colouricious Block Printing Textile Holiday in Jaipur India

Jamie Malden – you are a STAR!   You will never know just how much it meant to those of us like myself, recently widowed or now finding themselves alone for other reasons, to discover they can enjoy a wonderful holiday again. Your organisation of every detail was exemplary and I would never hesitate to encourage others to join you on a Colouricious holiday.   Being able to participate in block printing workshops with local people was such a privilege, the kindness of everyone we met was outstanding and the fun and happiness felt by everyone made for a really very special holiday.   I am still reliving chaotic but amazing Rajasthan every day and will do for some time to come so thank you SO much! Please also pass on my warmest appreciation to Puneet for all his undivided attention to every detail to ensure our Jaipur experience was the best possible and It was such a pleasure to meet him. Best wishes Sandra

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Indian Block Printing Textile Art Holiday

quilting-textile-arts-block-printing-holidaysBlock Printing Holiday Details On this textile holiday, you be will exploring the block printing story – the history and contemporary Indian hand fabric printing & designs techniques focusing on the block printing and textiles industry. This block printing holiday is a block printing course too, where over the 10 days in Jaipur you will attend a variety of block printing workshops, to learn …

  • 2 basic block printing workshops
  • two or more colour block printing – double/triple block printing workshop
  • block printing with metallic colours
  • dabu block printing (with mud) in a rural village
  • Indigo dyeing (blue)

Our journey together will start at Heathrow airport and we will be travelling to Jaipur in the Rajasthan region of India – the land of colours.We will be flying to Jaipur It is one of the most beautiful states of India due to the ancient history and art heritage. There are people, patterns and embroidery everywhere! Almost a sensory overload of excitement, which we would like to share and show you. We will be visiting and taking part in with local carpenter and block printing workshops, showing off traditional authentic carving and hand block printing factories, embroidery and dyeing villages in remote areas – all embedded in the history of Indian textiles. Busy and wonderful days learning and seeing another world of textiles. Come and try these textile techniques out for yourself, and be taught by the local artisans.

If you love activity holidays especially textile workshops, this is the holiday for you. We will be attending block printing workshops to learn using one colour, two colours, metallic paint and mud. So at least four block printing workshops. What heaven! We often squeeze in more workshops than expected which pop up spontaneously. You may well adore to have clothes made by a local taylor. Take along some of your favourite clothes, choose some fabric, and have your own clothes made with your own flair. There are a number of tailors who we use, to avoid disappointment. Also lots of shopping in the local markets but also in the best shops in town, such as Fab India and Anouki. Let us know if there is anything in particular you are looking for, in the fabric world, so we can take you there. You will love Babu Bazaar for embellishments as well as the factories where you can buy fabric direct from the printers.

Our group will be staying in the city of Jaipur which is the capital of the textile industry of India. Using Jaipur as our base, we will be taking days trips out to other areas for our block printing adventures – in particular, the dabu block printing workshop where you will block print your own fabric with mud, being taught by ladies in a village about an hour from Jaipur. During our stay here is a selection of little personal adventures you will have:

      • explore the lanes of Sanganeer – the historical home of block printing
      • attend at least 4 authentic hand block printing fabric workshops
      • indigo dyeing & block printing
      • Pink City markets
      • Red Fort Palace
      • Blue Pottery – famous earthenware products
      • Lots of fabric retail therapy at local markets and the most gorgeous shops! Special requests – if you are looking for something specific and special to you, let us know and we can source and arrange that idea for you.
      • You will be travelling to a village outside Jaipur to take part in a Dabu Mud Block Printing Workshop
      • there will be a free day for you to choose and some may wish to visit the Taj Mahal then. On the first day of your holiday we will ask who is  interested and arrange it all then.xcolouricious-textile-creative-holiday

arts and crafts village to explore quilting arts, textile art and embroidery

Namaste… Thank you so much Jamie. I gained so much from our trip to Jaipur, It was just what I needed, some fabulous creative space, lots of lovely new friends and time to regain myself and make sense of my new role in life. You are an amazing lady, through your chance encounter you have touched so many lives. It was a pleasure to travel with you and I am so glad you are leading us to Gujarat.  I can’t wait to get my Jaipur treasures out and get some block printing and stitching started.
I have truly caught the Colouricious bug! Love and best wishes Caroline

Dabu Printing – Textiles Holiday Jaipur India

Have a taste of the real genuine experience – Other block printing workshops during this holiday will include Indigo Dyeing and also block printing in a genuine block printing factory – one in Jaipur and another day in a village outside town. You will quilters-embroiderers-guildspend the day with real artisans, real people who spend their working life block printing.

Online Booking & Payment Terms

Please book your holiday online – the booking form is found at the top of this page, under the tab named “Booking”.

Once you have submitted your booking form, you will automatically be sent details of payment. Your holiday is

confirmed once the deposit is paid. We prefer cheques or online payment (details of which you will be sent). Alternatively we do accept credit cards

NOT COMING FROM THE UK? Then it makes sense for you make your own way to Jaipur and meet us there. We will meet you in the hotel

Simply write to us at and we will send you the details. Book your own flight and you pay the land only price without flight

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Block Printing Holiday in Jaipur – Testimonials


Block Printing with Wooden Printing Blocks in India

Textile Holiday India – Block Printing with Wooden Printing Blocks

During our stay in Jaipur we will be visiting most of the artists that you see in this movie. There is so much to show you!

See the other selection of wonderful Colouricious textile holidays

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You will be staying at the Megh Niwas Hotel Jaipur  

Megh Niwas Hotel

C-9, Sawai Jai Singh Highway, Bani Park, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302016, India
+91 141 220 2034

We will be staying in a family owned and managed heritage style hotel in Jaipur. The owners particularly pride themselves on their homegrown organic produce, that they use for their dining room. The standards of hygiene and cleanliness are excellent.

best hotel in Jaipur – come and explore the fabric of India!



Single private room:  £2,895.00

Twin room sharing:  £2,595.00

Single private room with No Flight:  £2,295.00

Twin room sharing with No Flight:  £1,995.00


Return flights between Heathrow London India
Our own private coach
It is essential that you travel with your own personal travel insurance. Half board for the holiday (except for two evening meals – you are free to explore the city). Spending Money … Many of the places we go only take cash. India is largely a cash society. ATMs are widely available. You can use your regular debit card to take cash out of ATMs but many banks charge a hefty fee for each transaction & their exchange rates may not be so competitive. Or you can carry travellers cheques but these are not so flexible & getting to a bank during opening hours may be a problem in the more remote regions or during one of the many festivals that India seems to enjoy. Ultimately though it is your choice. Further advice may be obtained from the UK Government

The price is half board – meaning breakfast every day – 5 dinners at the hotel, 1 dinner at an ethnic village and 1 swanky farewell dinner. You will have 2 nights to go out on the town and do your own thing.

Special Notes:

  • UK and EC citizens require a visa to visit India. You are responsible for obtaining these yourselves but we will of course provide any guidance or assistance you may require
  • All lunches will be on direct payment basis unless specified in the itinerary
  • Hotel check-in & check-out time is usually 1200 Hrs
  • In case of any currency fluctuations or amendments to local Government taxes, or any fuel price rises, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly
  • All the hotels and room categories are yet to be booked. Any change in hotel or room category may attract a supplement or reduction in the tour cost
  • Rate quoted above includes only those items as specified in the above inclusion column
  • Quote is valid only for the above mentioned period
  • Effective 2nd October 2008, the Government has introduced “No-Smoking” legislation for hotels, restaurants and all public places. As a consequence, smoking is prohibited in all parts of the hotel except in designated bedrooms where smoking is permitted. The hotel has dedicated smoking guest bedrooms. Should you desire a smoking bedroom, please let us know. We shall try to reserve a smoking bedroom for you, subject to availability, should you need one.
  • In case of any currency fluctuations or amendment in the local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly
  • For Train bookings, we will require complete names alongwith date of births, 60 days in advance
  • Tourist Helpline in India 1800111363
  • Whilst we have yet to experience this, the Indian government state: Travellers entering India at Delhi with an e-tourist visa will now receive a pre authorised SIM card on arrival pre loaded with 50 minutes of talk time & 50mb of data. This will soon be rolled out to other international airports in India. You may wish to consider taking a spare mobile telephone
  • Some people with a history of asthma or other illness  that affects breathing, may occasionally find the dust and pollution that can sometimes build up in the big cities problematic. They may wish to consider bringing a dust mask.

For Security Reasons, it is mandatory to supply respective units the below

  • Guest Residential Address
  • Contact Numbers
  • Email ID
  • Nationality
  • Photo Identity
  • Copy of passport


Indian Visa for UK residents – please apply for your visa in plenty of time
Other than UK – Please check your own arrangements for your country for visa requirements. It is your responsibility to sort this – usually allow a couple of months, to be on the safe side. However there is an express visa service. Please note that you have to leave two months between visits to India – i.e. if you have been there within two months of our visit, you will not be able to obtain a visa.



The  booking form for our holidays allows you to reserve your place online. Please click on the link below, fill in the form and click on submit and your place will be booked. You will receive an automatic email response with payment details.

Colouricious Online Booking Form

Airport Transfer
Our Delhi office is happy to arrange for independent travellers  to be met at the airport – and delivered to the airport at the end of your holiday. One way transfer by an air-conditioned chauffer driven car, together with service of an English speaking representative will be for £54 for two persons. The price remains the same for a single traveller. If you would like to use this service, please send us your flight details – and send payment via paypal, internet banking or cheque to Colouricious.

Block Printing Holiday – what does that mean? – we will be attending lots of block printing workshops in a variety of different factories, working along side traditional printers who will teach you how to print fabric. 


The basic cost of the trip is for a shared room, but you can upgrade to a private room if you desire. The price for both options are on the costs section.

Are there any vaccinations we need? do you recommend any medications to bring other than our own? 

You will need to check with your practise nurse everyone is different. Jaipur is a very safe area so really no need to bring general medication asyou can buy it locally.


Visa applications must be made by you. There are so many variations from different countries, that it is important for you to check your individual requirements.

You can either apply for your Indian visa online or use an agency such as Visa Genie You will require a tourist visa. Usually you apply not more than 3 months in advance. We will be sending specific details to each of our guests about 3 months before the departure date.


We are delighted to include men on this trip. However a little warning, it is a bit of a girly trip in that we will be doing quite a lot of shopping and wandering around markets, the sort of thing many men find tedious. Last year’s group was completely female allowing us to be totally self absorbed, selfish and do exactly what we wanted. However if you man is happy to join in sometimes and go off and do his own things at other times, then he will have a super time.

Indian wooden printing blocks – how they are made

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Colouricious Holidays – Terms & Conditions.

The holiday will include accommodation and meals as described on the website at the time of booking.

All flights and transfers as described on the website at the time of booking.

All tours and visits as described on the website at the time of booking.

Travel arrangements are planned many months in advance and it may, very occasionally, be necessary to make changes to or cancel completely parts of the itinerary. Therefore we reserve the right to make changes after we have entered into this contract.

Although your confirmation and subsequent invoices may show the latest flight timings, these are subject to change at the will of the airline. We will inform you of any flight changes at the earliest opportunity. We do not take any responsibility for flight changes outside our control.

We reserve the right to increase our prices at any time, if costs rise due to unforeseen events such as government action, or if fuel costs increase or other unexpected price rises occur of which we were unaware at the time of booking. Any increase in price will be limited to the net cost to Colouricious Ltd.

In the event you wish to cancel your holiday you must inform Colouricious Ltd in writing immediately. Cancellation periods are calculated from the date Colouricious Ltd receive your written notification.

Cancellation Charges
10 weeks or more – 40% of total holiday cost
6 – 10 weeks – 60% of total holiday cost
Less than 6 weeks – 100% of total holiday cost

It is a requirement that all clients have suitable travel insurance.

Colouricious Ltd will not be responsible for any visa or other immigration matter

Your Financial Protection
When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong.”

“We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable).”

“If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those
Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme.”

Colouricious Ltd
Colouricious will always strive to act in the best interest of the client to ensure the best holiday experience possible. It is essential that any complaints and or problems are notified to us at the time so that the matter may be addressed at the earliest opportunity.