30th Jan -14th Feb 2019 – Join us on an extraordinary journey…
Escorted tour | History & culture | Small group min 9 max 12 persons
Natasha Kumar’s work is directly inspired by Rajasthan’s delicate architecture, vibrant colours and unique cultural history. Recent exhibitions included a five-month solo show at Southbank, the Royal Geographic Society and Cinnamon Soho. Her work is collected worldwide. Natasha herself will accompany this 16-day tour of her favourite and most inspiring places, including some of India’s most celebrated sites and a few of its hidden gems. Your adventure begins in colourful and chaotic Jaipur, Rajasthan’s “Pink City” before you head on to Bundi, a town nestled beneath an enchanting fort-palace. Here Natasha will share the secrets of the Chitri-sala murals, and the extraordinary architecture of the town’s step wells. You’ll then visit lakeside Udaipur, stopping en-route at Menal, a 12th century temple town perched over a deep gorge. Experience the drama of Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh fort before travelling across the desert to Nagaur, where you’ll soak up the sights and sounds of the town’s famous cattle fair. For an authentic experience of Rajasthan, you’ll stay in specially selected historic heritage hotels throughout.
Testimonials from the February 2016 Essence of India tour
‘The tour with Natasha Kumar for me was a wonderful experience and a trip of a lifetime. Natasha was exceptionally generous in sharing her personal knowledge and love of India, her enthusiasm was contagious’
‘We found the tour excellent and we think it actually exceeded our expectations as far as visiting places off the beaten track and seeing more of the ‘real’ India’
‘Natasha was very interesting and knowledgeable describing the meaning behind the paintings and I now feel I understand them much better’
‘The tour with Natasha Kumar for me was a wonderful experience and a trip of a lifetime. I loved every minute’
‘Natasha, along with her husband Benedict gave over 100% every single day.
They were exceptionally generous in sharing their personal knowledge and love of India, their enthusiasm was contagious.’
‘a fantastic trip around Rajasthan.’
‘I would like to thank you both for your company, expertise and good humour.’