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The Colouricious Block Printing School in Jaipur India

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Want to learn block printing onto fabric, the traditional Indian way in a real working environment? Come on this wonderful block printing course – the course is over 5 days – you choose the dates and we will colouricious-textile-embroidery-holidays Block Printing Schoolarrange everything for you. We can arrange your flight and accommodation too – everything will be provided including the transport each day to and from the Colouricious School of Block Printing. We are happy to include students from the age of 16. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Independent Travellers – those of you who are travelling independently, please send us your flight details

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Block Printing Course – Jaipur India

“Jamie, a huge thank you for the fabulous trip you organised to Jaipur. I loved every minute and it was a really special first experience of India for me,  learning has never been such fun.!! 
A very happy group, delicious food, such a comfortable hotel and our varied daily trips to city and countryside was the perfect mix. I know how much work you put in to make it such a success.” Julia

Colouricious Block Printing Textile Holiday in Jaipur India


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” … thank you to everyone for making this such an enjoyable trip – it was a wonderful experience.  And of course a big thank you to Jamie and Puneet for all their hard work to make sure we saw and did as much block printing as possible.  It was a whirlwind of colour, culture and new horizons”. Allison 

On this textile holiday, you be will attending a block printing factory for 5 full days to learn block printing in the morning and dyeing in the afternoon. 

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 four workshops with block printing. What heaven! 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.

You will be staying in the city of Jaipur which is the capital of the textile industry of India. 

  • wifi
  • LED tvs
  • hairdryer
  • tea & coffee in rooms
  • constant hot water
  • air conditioning
  • doctor on call

During your stay here is a selection of little personal adventures you will have:

    • attend a 5 authentic hand block printing fabric workshops – the course is structured over 6 days – 3 days learning, one day off and another 2 days learning.
    • learn traditional Indian block printing techniques including single blocks, double and triple blocks, metallic block printing and dabu block printing
    • learn traditional dyeing techniques including bandani
    • design your own wooden printing block to be hand carved by a real block maker
    • We suggest a minimum of 9 days holiday as in addition to your block printing course, there is 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.
    • Have your own clothes made – bring one or two of your favourite garments, buy fabric in Jaipur and have the local tailors make up your new clothes

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

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“Jamie, you really did us proud! We all had the most amazing time ever, and the memories of our Jaipur tour will stay with us for many years to come. Thank you for your  many kindnesses, and your determination to make everything as wonderful for us as you possibly could”. Monica

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.

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 (details to be released nearer the time).

Then it makes sense for you make your own way to Jaipur and meet us there. We will meet you in the hotel (details to be released nearer the time).

 Book your own flight and send us the booking form for the “without flight” holiday.

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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!

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Decide on the grade of hotel, from the drop down menu on the booking form – either standard or luxury hotel, your choice.

We like to stay  in family owned and managed heritage style hotelsin 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.

COST FOR THIS HOLIDAY

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Standard Hotel

Single private room:  £2,695

Twin room sharing:  £2,395

Single private room no flight – £1,995

Twin shared room no flight – £1,695

Luxury Hotel

COST FOR THIS HOLIDAY

Single private room:  £3,595

Twin room sharing:  £3,995

Single private room no flight – £2,895

Twin shared room no flight – £2,595

 INCLUDED IN THE PRICE ARE:

Return flights between Heathrow London India
Your own tuk tuk all week
Your own private block printing expert teaching the block printing and dyeing course . It is essential that you travel with your own personal travel insurance. Half board for the week (breakfast & evening meal for 5 days)

Spending Money … Many of the places you go only take cash. India is largely a cash society. ATMs are widely available.

FACILITIES AVAILABLE BUT NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

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.

CANCELLATION NOTICE: – this needs updating please

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We have an online booking form for our holidays that will allow 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.

Airport Transfer

the cost of this holiday includes collection from the airport, provided you send us your flight details

IF I COULD PAY BY CREDIT CARD I BELIEVE THAT BARCLAYCARD COVER IT BUT I WOULD HAVE TO INVESTIGATE THAT FURTHER.

We are not able to accept payment by credit card for our holidays – online payment and cheques only please.

DOES THE COST INCLUDE SHARING OR SINGLE ROOMS?

The basic cost of the trip is per person –  you can choose to a private or a twin room. The price for both options are on the costs section.

WITH REGARD TO THE VISA, DO YOU KNOW HOW/WHERE TO APPLY?

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. For UK nationals here is a useful link http://vfsglobal.co.uk. Usually you apply not more than 6 months in advance. We will be sending specific details to each of our guests as time goes by.

ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED ON THIS TRIP?

We are delighted to include teenagers on this trip. Anyone 16 + is welcome to join the group.

HOW DO WE PREPARE FOR OUR HOLIDAY?

Three months prior to departure, we will send you all the information you need to prepare for your holiday, in about 5 emails so then all you have to do is turn up at Heathrow.The greatest asset these Colouricious Holidays has is the kindred spirit between the guests as only textile lovers go on these niche type holidays.

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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.

Surcharges
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.

Cancellation
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

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

VISA
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.