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Drawing & Design with Kim Thittichai Jaipur Journey

The Jaipur Journey

Drawing learning to see, how to draw & then design with artist Kim Thittichai in Jaipur, India

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The Jaipur Journey


9 Nights/10 Days

London ~ Jaipur ~ London

8th – 18th January 2019 

Drawing & Design Course – The Jaipur Journey

 artist in residence – Kim Thittichai

Drawing – learn how to draw for design with textile artist Kim Thittichai

Come to Jaipur and see this vibrant city with new eyes
Flight Details to India to be confirmed
Luggage allowance – to be confirmed

Highlights of this Design Holiday:

  • artist in residence Kim Thittichai –  many hours on learning to look and see and then drawing & design inspired in Jaipur – the course is called “The Jaipur Journey”
  • Drawing in your sketchbook at Amber Palace
  • Discuss shapes, colours & patterns & draw in a Salvage Yard
  • Draw and design at Janta Manta
  • make printing blocks from designs made at Chomu palace
  • 1 metallic block printing workshop on fabricatol_logo-150x150
  • 1 Blue pottery workshop
  • Visit to paper factory
  • creative-design-drawing-art-courseExplore the colourful / bright markets of Jaipur
  • 2 free days for free choice of activity
  • Visit to flower market & textile museum

Want t learn more about the art of seeing, drawing and then designing – come  on a fabulous creative holiday to explore the patterns of Jaipur. There will e a total of 10 hours teaching by Kim Thittichai

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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

Indian Block Printing Textile Art Holiday

quilting-textile-arts-block-printing-holidaysHoliday Details

On this Colouricious holiday, you be will exploring the arts and crafts of Jaipur– see the contemporary and traditional Indian hand fabric printing & designs techniques focusing on the the local crafts and textiles industry. As a very special treat, we have invited the wonderful textile artist, Angie Hughes, to teach a total of 10 hours workshop entitled ” Embroidered Block Printed Postcards of Jaipur”

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 elook-draw-design-Kim-Thittichaimbroidery 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 carpequilters-embroiderers-guildnter and block printing workshops, showing off traditional authentic carving and hand block printing factories, embroidery and dyeing villages in remote areas – all emxcolouricious-textile-creative-holidaybedded 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 this is the holiday for you. There are so many wonderful traditional crafts in Jaipur our heads will be spinning with all the fabulous creative ideas and inspiration.

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 numb
er 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. Soma and Anouki. Let us know if there is anything in particular you are looking for, in the craft 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.

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

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. You will meet up with us at the hotel.

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Day 1

  • Depart London

Day 2

  • Arrive Jaipur by flight
  • Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
  • Dinner is at your hotel
  • Stay overnight in Megh Niwas hotel Jaipur

Day 3

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Morning design workshop at Hotel
  • Morning visit to the flower market and participate in puppet making activity [2-2.5 Hrs]
  • Light snacks will be served during workshop
  • Afternoon visit to local market to witness silver/gold leaf work followed by Bangle making demonstration
  • Dinner is at your hotel
  • Stay overnight in hotel 

Day 4

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Morning visit to Amber fort with elephant / jeep safari.
  • Lunch will be at local restaurant on direct payment basis.
  • After Lunch, introduction about block printing and participate in single block printing workshop [2-3 Hrs]. Later return to hotel
  • Dinner is at your hotel
  • Stay overnight in Jaipur 

Day 5 

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Morning design workshop  for 2 hours [9 to 11 am approx] at hotel with Kim
  • Drive to Sanganer [1 Hrs drive one way] and participate in blue pottery workshop
  • Light snacks will be served during workshop
  • Later visit paper factory and try your hands in making paper bags with the local ladies.
  • Driver back to Jaipur and Dinner is at your hotel
  • Stay overnight at hotel

Day 6 

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Morning visit to Anokhi museum and participate in block printing on t-shirts.
  • Lunch will be at local restaurant on direct payment basis
  • Visit City Palace and Observatory
  • Dinner – free evening to go where you wish
  • Stay overnight at hotel

Day 7

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • After breakfast participate in mirror embroidery workshop [2-3 Hrs]
  • Light snacks will be served during workshop
  • Afternoon workshop of Gota work on scarfs [1.5 – 2 Hrs].
  • Dinner is at your hotel
  • Stay overnight at hotel

Day 8

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Morning design workshop with Kim 2 hours [9 to 11 am approx] at hotel
  • Later participate in elephant activity – painting / bathing/ feeding/ riding an elephant
  • Afternoon is at leisure
  • Dinner – free evening to go where you wish
  • Stay overnight at hotel

Day 9 

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Morning design workshop with Kim for 2 hours [9 to 11 am approx] at hotel
  • Afternoon participate in cooking demonstration followed by lunch with local Indian family.
  • Evening Rangoli making demonstration at hotel
  • Dinner is at your hotel
  • Stay overnight at hotel

Day 10 

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Morning design workshop with Kim for 2 hours [9 to 11 am approx] at hotel
  • After breakfast participate in miniature painting workshop [2-2.5 Hrs]
  • Light Snacks will be arranged at the time of workshop
  • Later briefing on different spices and tea followed by tea tasting session
  • Farewell Dinner is at some special venue
  • Stay overnight at hotel

Day 11 

  • Breakfast is at hotel.
  • Today, at an appropriate time, you will be transferred to Jaipur airport to connect with your flight backhome.



Single private room:  £2,895

Twin room sharing:  £2,595

Single private room no flight – £2,295

Twin shared room no flight – £1,995



Colouricious Online Booking Form


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.


➢ Return flights to and from London Heathrow
➢ Stay at bed, breakfast and evening meal plans – 2 evenings you are free to go out for dinner
➢ Bottled water in coach, during travel
➢ All applicable government taxes & tipping


➢ Expenses of personal nature like  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 – please ensure you had adequate travel  & medical insurance
➢ Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
➢ Indian Visa for UK residents – please apply for your visa in plenty of time – no more than 30 days prior to departure
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.

Special Notes:

  • If your tour director/guest artist/host is, for whatever reason, unable to travel with your party, we reserve the right to provide a replacement of similar professional expertise or a local professional guide. This will not be a significant change & the holiday will proceed.
  • K 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

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 fee for each transaction & their exchange rates may not be so competitive.  Cash is king and there are safes in the rooms, Ultimately though it is your choice. Further advice may be obtained from the UK Government.

Special Notes:

➢ 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.
➢ 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;

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“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

“In short, this was an incredible tour!  The organization was spot-on, we felt extremely well taken care of, and unexpected eventualities were handled by Isha with speed, grace, and calm. The structure of the tour (specifically, having two nights in most places) was most welcome and reduced as much as possible the stress of living out of a suitcase.  Having drinking water taken care of for us (rather than having constantly to pay for bottled water and worry about where it might come from) was SO much appreciated (and was a contrast to our last tour).
The textiles-activities were well organized and on the whole were a lot of fun.  There were no shortages of options to buy fabric, which I also appreciated! The hotels we stayed in were lovely!  The food was generally quite good — the two exceptions were at the fort at Pokaner (sp?) (this food was really not very good at all) and during glamping (where the food was actually tasty but consistently cold because the staff couldn’t figure out how to properly work the heating plates).  However, we were camping, so I wasn’t very bothered. 🙂
What made this trip so meaningful and joyful, though, was definitely the staff who came with us throughout the trip.  Specifically:
Gautam was an amazingly knowledgable escort, and he was attentive to everyone on the trip simultaneously in terms of calling attention to things he thought might be interesting (e.g.: I’m an amateur photographer, and he took the time to point out scenes and buildings and angles that might make good photographs).  He was also compassionate and kind, taking good care of some of the more elderly people on the trip who needed it.
Isha is an incredible find.  She managed to keep us all on track with humour and smiles, getting us where we needed to be with a minimum of fuss.  She took in stride unexpected events (such as our lunch restaurant being closed near the embellishment market in Delhi), and she was sensitive to the desires and needs of the people on the tour, going an extra mile or ten to provide people with the individual experience they were looking for.  On a personal front, Isha also looked out for my mum (who was a bit unexpectedly unsteady on her feet throughout), again with no fuss and an abundance of charm.  I can’t say enough positive things about Isha — I would be delighted to see her again on a tour, and I can’t commend highly enough her professional, competent, and delightful performance.  I have the greatest respect for her, compounded by her relative youth!
If this is the quality of staff and tours that Colouricious provides, then it’s no wonder you get repeat travelers. :)Thank you! “Amanda J.

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.