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Block Printing Jaipur – September
Block Printing Jaipur
4th – 14th September 2018
This Colouricious block printing textile holiday to Jaipur will be hosted
and escorted by Jamie Malden
To be confirmed
Block Printing Holiday – Jaipur India
To see all of the price options for this trip please click on the Costs tab below.”
Textile Holiday – Block Printing Jaipur India
“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
Indian Block Printing Textile Art Holiday
Block 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 …
- basic block printing,
- two or more colour block printing,
- block printing with metallic colours,
- bandani (Indian tie & dye),
- 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. Also in a town called Bagru, we will spend a morning block printing in a more “basic” factory i.e. with a more rural flavour. Adorable.
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 in Bagru
- Pink City markets
- Red Fort Palace
- 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.
arts and crafts village to explore quilting arts, textile art and embroidery
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 spend 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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the details. Book your own flight and you pay the land only price without flight
Colouricious Textile Holiday
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
COST FOR THIS HOLIDAY
Single private room: £2,795
Twin room sharing: £2,495
Single private room no flight – £2,195
Twin shared room no flight – £1,895
When you book this holiday we will send you an invoice for the deposit amount of £1,000 which will need to be paid immediately. We will send you an invoice for the balance of your holiday payment 4 months prior to the departure date and this will need to be paid 3 months before your holiday starts.
People who have been on 3 or more of our holidays with Colouricious will be entitled to receive a £100 deduction to their deposit payment.
It may be more economical for you to fly yourself to meet up with us. If you decide to book your own flight, we will meet up with you in Delhi at a designated hotel. The booking forms are to be found under the booking tab on the top of this holiday page, and can be emailed to us. We will then send you our bank details if you prefer to transfer the funds electronically.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
➢ Return flights to and from London Heathrow
➢ Our own private coach all week
➢ Our own private tour guide for the week. It is essential that you travel with your own personal travel insurance.
➢ Stay at bed, breakfast and meal plans as stipulated in the itinerary.
➢ Onward travel by Large Coach.
➢ All monument entrances.
➢ English Speaking traveling guide
➢ Any Train tickets as stipulated in the itinerary
➢ Portage at Railway station.
➢ Assistance at international airport by English Speaking representative.
➢ Bottled water in coach, during travel.
➢ All applicable government taxes.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
➢ Expenses of personal nature like tipping, laundry, telephone / fax calls, alcoholic beverages, camera / video camera fee at all monuments, medical expenses, airport departure taxes, etc.
➢ Meals other than those specified in the itinerary.
➢ Any insurance.
➢ Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
➢ 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.
- 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
- Photo Identity
- Copy of passport
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.
➢ All the above hotels and room categories are indicative, and are yet to be booked – this will be initiated as soon as we have your acceptance of the itinerary and quote. Any change in hotel or room category may attract a supplement or reduction in the tour cost.
➢ Hotel Check-in & Check-out time is usually 1200 Hrs.
➢ Prices especially train fares are subject to revision;
➢ Rate quoted above includes only those items as specified in the above inclusion column;
➢ Quote is valid only for the above mentioned period
➢ 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;
1. Will there be time for us to explore the villages where we stay? E.g., time for shopping and browsing by ourselves.
There will be plenty of time to explore the villages as we go along. Built into the itinerary is free time and shopping time
2. Will there be someone to meet us at the airport, and where would we stay in New Delhi? Could we arrive a couple of days before the tour begins and could we stay in the proposed hotel for those days before the tour? I had a difficult time with the heat in 2013 so a couple of days to acclimate would save me losing those days on the tour itself.
There will be a Colouricious tour guide to meet you in Delhi, at the airport and transfer the group to the hotel. If you are travelling independently, you can decide when you want to arrive in Delhi and we will tell you which hotel and what time to meet the group.
3. How much time travelling on the road (it’s very bumpy as we know and can be very uncomfortable), and can you make accommodations for two travellers who get travel sickness, i.e., would we be able to sit near or at the front of the bus?
It is hard to say how many hours there are travelling each day but we do plan the time so that there are regular breaks. You can sit where you like on the coach, which is air conditioned and modern
4. Could you tell me how many tours of this type you have done before? Are there testimonials we can read? Is the same person in charge of each tour?
Colouricious has managed several hundred guests over the last five years – we tend to have the same guide but due to personal circumstances that may of course change.
5. The palace hotels look wonderful, but what type of accommodation is there for nights when we won’t be staying in palace hotels?
All the hotels that are on this tour are great standard and quality. Our guests always are thrilled with the good standard of accomodation and food.
6. How large is the group and are they all/mostly women?
The maximum size is 25 people and we mostly have woman although we do sometimes have the occasional male guest
7. Could you give me the names and email addresses of some people who have been on this tour before? From the pictures they all looked delightful and I’d be eager to hear their personal comments.
We are not at liberty to issue names and emails of previous guests but rest assured only lovely people seem to be attracted to Colouricious textile holidays!
“I have recently returned from a visit to India with Jamie M. It was my second visit of the year, last November I joined the group touring Rajastan and this month Odisha. Over the last 50 years I have travelled the world both independently and with organised groups – Borneo, Japan, Kenya, Peru and Malawi being some of the highlights. A friend asked me what makes the Colouricious tours so special, why do they stand out from the rest and why do you go back? Was it the choice of the Indian location, the textile art /craft theme or the excellent value for money? Was it the attention to details such as travel arrangements, interesting heritage hotels, the food or the individual care you receive. Most of the top travel companies usually get these things right particularly if you pay top prices. So why is Colouriscious different?
Colouricious holidays are excellent tours in the sense you are taken to some of the most interesting, beautiful places you will ever visit. They are tours in the sense that the local guide will have given you enough information to help you understand the significance of what you are seeing. A quality tour for me is never about seeing the attractions or even looking at how people live, it is about the personal, interaction with people in their own environments.
With Coloricious it is as though you have been given this massive privilege of stepping into another world.b It is about things that happen to just you and provide memories that will stay with you forever. You feel so privileged. Everyday offers unique experiences that made you feel as if you have entered a community, not as a tourist but just as the person you are and you leave having been touched in some way. Over dinner at the end of a day when you swop stories you realise you may well have been the only one taken by a young girl to show you her rice wall paintings but someone else was shown a villager’s vegetable plot , or was dressed in a sari, or taken to visit grandma or a new baby. The experiences are endless. Each person feels as though they had their own special moment. Colouriscious is the only tour holiday I have been on that offers this level of experience on a daily basis.” Love Denise
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.
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 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.