September 11 - 19, 2017

Package Price:
$2,247.00 | Sold Out Wait List Accepted

(per person, based on double occupancy)
Land only rates are available at request.

Reservations
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This itinerary, pricing and escorts are subject to change. Insurance is available and highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. Please consult the Terms and Conditions, as they apply starting with the first payment. A 3% discount applies off the cost of the trip, if the trip is paid in full by check with in 7-10 business days of invoice date. Gratuities are additional and will be collected with final payment. All prices listed are in USD.

  • TRIP-AT-A-GLANCE
  • OPTIONAL TAJ MAHAL PACKAGE
  • OPTIONAL TOURS
  • TESTIMONIALS

PACKAGE INCLUDES:
  • Round trip International airfare from the USA to Jaipur, India.
  • All taxes and round trip transfers to and from the hotel.
  • Private deluxe motor coach and driver.
  • Professional Craftours escort the entire time.
  • 5-star hotel accommodations for seven nights in Jaipur.
  • Breakfast daily, some lunches and dinners.
  • A tour of a working Paper Factory.
  • Demonstration by master artisans at a Gem Cutting and Polishing Facility.
  • Visit and tour of a Carpet Weaving Factory.
  • Panoramic tour of Jaipur including driving past the Palace of the Winds, the "pink" city, the floating palace and more.
  • A special welcome and farewell dinner.
  • Four Arts & Crafts Workshops with Master Indian instructors. (class kits included)
  • Optional day tour through the countryside to visit the home of a local family where you enjoy a lunch and an Indian cooking lesson.
  • Extraordinary shopping at local markets for fabric, textiles, wood carvings, antiques, bangles, artwork and more.
  • An optional tour at the extraordinary Amber Palace. (include elephant ride)
  • A unique and fascinating visit to the Jaipur slum area to meet a family of master puppet makers.
  • A memorable visit to a local children's orphanage.
  • Optional Block Printing and Blue Pottery workshops with master artisans.
  • Walking tour through the spice market and wholesale flower market.
  • Professional Indian tour guide the entire time.
  • Commemorative gifts & more!

INDIA HIGHLIGHTS:

Amber Palace AMBER PALACE play movie
Amer palace is located in Amer, 11 kilometres from Jaipur, Rajasthan state, India. It is one of the principal tourist attractions in the Jaipur area, located high on a hill.Amer Fort was built by Raja Man Singh I.

WEATHER
The weather is mainly hot most of the year with significant variations from region to region. The coolest weather lasts from around the end of November to the beginning of March, with fresh mornings and evenings, and mostly sunny days. The really hot weather, when it is dry, dusty and unpleasant, is between March and June. Monsoon rains occur in most regions in summer anywhere between June and early October.
For current weather go to weather.com or click here.

CURRENCY
The Indian rupee (symbol: ₹; INR) is the official currency of the Republic of India.
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New Delhi & Agra Package:
Optional 4 day package post tour package to Delhi and Agra is available. Package includes tour of the Taj Mahal, Red Fort, Panoramic tour Delhi, daily breakfast, some dinners and lunches, private coach and driver, professional tour guide, Craftours escort.

India Gate INDIA GATE Play Movie
The India Gate, originally called the All India War Memorial, is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the ceremonial axis of New Delhi, formerly called Kingsway. The names of some 90,000 Indian soldiers who died in World War I and in the Third Afghan War are inscribed on the memorial arch.
Connaught Place CONNAUGHT PLACE Play Movie
Connaught Place is one of the largest financial, commercial and business centers in New Delhi, India. It is often abbreviated as CP and houses the headquarters of several Indian firms. It was earlier the headquarters for the British. Its surroundings occupy a place of pride in the city, counted among the top heritage structures in New Delhi. It was developed as a showpiece of Lutyens' Delhi featuring a Central Business District.
Taj Mahal TAJ MAHAL play movie
The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage".
The Red Fort THE RED FORT play movie
The Red Fort was the residence of the Mughal emperors of India for nearly 200 years, until 1857. It is located in the centre of Delhi and houses a number of museums. In addition to accommodating the emperors and their households, it was the ceremonial and political centre of Mughal government and the setting for events critically impacting the region.




OPTIONAL TOURS:

Wood Block Printing play movie
This hands-on workshop will take us to the home of a traditional craftsman, where we will learn about colors and the natural process of block printing.
Blue Pottery play movie
This hands-on workshop will teach us aobut the art of blue pottery, as we paint a ceramic plate under the guidance of a master craftsman.

Blue Pottery is widely recognized as a traditional craft of Jaipur, though it is Turko-Persian in origin. The name blue pottery comes from the eye-catching blue dye used to color the pottery. Some of this pottery is semi-transparent and mostly decorated with animal and bird motifs. Being fired at very low temperature makes them fragile.

The cost of this optional tour is $43.00 per person.


Indian Cooking Lesson
The cost of this optional tour is $58.00 per person.


Elephant Ride
The cost of this optional tour is $47.00 per person.

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST INDIA TRIPS:

Linda Groth Olsen, Cokato, MN- "I was on the Sew Many Places Tour to India in 2010 with Jinny Beyer. I had a fabulous time. Every detail very organized and researched out, from the first class accommodations, the wonderful sites we visited, the great food, our very good tour guides. I would highly recommend traveling with Sew Many Places and I hope to be able to do so again someday..."
Elaine McKenzie, Ridgeway, ON - "It was an experience! Neither words nor pictures tell the story. It had to be experienced."
Adrianne Perry, Waitara, NSW - "I found the content of the tour was excellent. The places we visited, the monuments we saw and the hotels we stayed at were all wonderful."
Kerry Glen, Northland, NZ - "India was everything and more than that I had dreamed of. Exotic colours and flavours for all of the senses. The tour was a wonderful experience with quality visits on every day that were relevant to the group. Govind certainly took us to all the places where we could experience the rich Textile side of Rajastan. It was fun getting to know other like-minded souls from different countries."
Kathy Goodin, Laurel, MD - "This was a fantastic tour with Govind who had obviously researched and planned wonderful excursions and events relating the culture to our interests."
Christine Donelley, Chapel Hill, NC - "An experience of Indian history, its peoples, its crafts, and countryside"
Susan West, Giralang, ACT - "I had a wonderful trip, really enjoyed India. The group was made up of Australian, New Zealand and Americans, we all got on very well."
Paula Golden, Blacksburg, VA - "This was a trip of a lifetime! From first class accommodations, care for personal concerns, interesting tutorials, fabulous sites... I can't say enough good things about this tour."
Patti Donnelly, Chapel Hill, NC - "I wasn't sure what to expect on this trip. All I knew is that my mom and I wanted to come back to India again for a very special trip. I can't say enough about what we got from this trip from the quality and care for the affordable cost to the expertise and variety of experiences while we were there. Each day was different and planned in such a way that we had busy days buffered by days with travel to the next destination. Even our meals were carefully planned. Not only were we well fed, we had the experience of tasting meals related to the different castes in India. Some points of interest on the trip were to be expected like the Taj Mahal, but some were quite unexpected like dinner at Amber Palace! Most importantly, our guide, Govind, infused every moment with the colorful history that makes India so beautiful, colorful, and treasured. The hands on experiences with tie dye, pottery painting, or wood block printing, gave us a deeper appreciation for the craft. For me as a teacher, it also gave me an opportunity to bring the experience back for my students to try. I felt like our needs were carefully attended to as individuals and as a group. I have no question that I would take another trip with Jinny Beyer, or any of our new found friends from this adventure!"
Ann McDevitt, Burlington, MA - "This was my second trip with Sew Many Places. I had a wonderful time and everything went very, very smoothly. I will be signing up soon to take another trip with him."
Jackie Nelson, Greensboro, NC - "This was my 4th trip with Sew Many Places. I get to go to the places on my Bucket List with people with my same interests while feeling safe and secure every second. Each trip has been amazing! Trying to decide which one I'll go on next year!"
Kate Golden, Stillwater, OK - "It was a wonderful trip! We got to experience various aspects of Indian culture and witness the colors and vibrancy of the country."
Mary Ann Hardee, Fayetteville, NC - "This trip was more than I ever dreamed it would be. No time was wasted, though we had down time if we wanted it. Each day was packed with opportunities I could never have arranged on my own. The group was delightful. Jinny Beyer (celebrity quilter) and Govind Agarwald each contributed so much to our experiences. For me, this was a homecoming. I not only visited places I knew and loved as a child, but I was introduced to places, skills and spiritual experiences that were new to me. I have been forever blessed. I'd go again in a heartbeat!"
Les and Karen Mersiades, Brisbane, AU - "The tour to India was the best group tour we have ever experienced. The leaders, Jinny and Govind were excellent and went out of their way to ensure our journey was a memorable one. We experienced more activities than were promised and certainly spent adequate time visiting the highlights of the tour. All the accommodations were excellent, the meals delicious and the tour bus comfortable. What more could you want? We will certainly be traveling with this company again."
Leonie Hillier, Blacktown, NSW - "I loved every minute of it! Even when i was totally exhausted and overwelmed I would not have missed anything. I would love to see some other areas of India!"
Linda Lasson - "There were many things we did and many places we saw that made this craft expedition a grand adventure of a lifetime. The weather was hot and so was the food but the Indian people were so welcoming and friendly. I very much enjoyed the group of crafters who shared this adventure with me."
Melissa Sobotka - "This India trip was an intimate way to experience a country and it's people, and see how their religion, rituals, passions, philosophies and daily life are expressed through the arts."