Pre-tour extension: 8-Day Brahmaputra River Cruise
Post-tour extension: 8-Day Active Nepal: Village Hikes & Everest Flight
Do picturesque craft villages, exotic culture, rare wildlife, mighty waterways and the Himalaya sound exciting? Join this exploratory journey to the remote realms of Gujarat – a hidden gem, unspoiled Assam and ever popular Nepal! Hand-painted mud huts, gorgeous tribal women, designer sought after hand embroidery and leather works, heritage jungle palaces, colorful festival, medieval temples and a world class textile museum - are a few of the highlights on this great adventure. Add the tour extensions to include a luxury riverboat, jaw dropping scenery, Annapurna hiking, and a thrilling Everest flight!
Travel to India's westernmost state of Gujarat along roads less traveled to a mystical desert land filled with art and history, fascinating indigenous cultures and unique fauna intrinsic to the region. Visit the cities of Mumbai and Ahmedabad to journey to tribal Banni villages; photograph the magnificent sun-temple of Modhera. Bird watch in the Little Rann of Kutch and explore Bhuj and the colorful tribal villages north of the city and see the amazing archaeological remains at Champaner.
Experience a cornucopia of ancient civilizations, tribal villages, unique crafts, temple art, architecture and religion in less visited Gujarat. Socialize with the Bhil and Garasia at their tribal fair amidst markets filled with a mélange of crafts. Stay at Maharaja’s palaces turned to boutique hotels. View the restored walled city of Bhuj with its teeming bazaars and admire the Kutchi tribes dressed in dazzling, embroidered costumes. Stroll through Banni villages – meet the gorgeous tribal women and the pastoral goat herders. Meet the only remaining family that still weaves the exquisite Patola (double ikat) silk. View Ahmedabad’s ancient filigreed balconies and Louis Kahn’s visionary architecture. Be amazed by the artistry of the 6th century step wells dug deep into the earth and visit India’s best textile museum!
Mumbai * Bhuj * Tribal Villages * Bajana * Poshina * Jambughoda * Tribal Villages * Ahmedabad * Delhi
October 30 - November 15, 2019 (Religious Carnival)
2019 Land & Internal Air: $5740 (6+ members)
2019 Single supplement: $1120
Moderate / strenuous. Special local festival
Top and Bottom: Susan Evoy & Jefferson DeLisio
Middle: Louis Kravitz
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