Textile Tour of Rajasthan – January 2018 – BALANCE PAYMENT

Explore the wonders of this beautiful region

From: 2nd January, 2018

To: 14th January, 2018

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Textile Tour of Rajasthan

12 Nights/13 Days

London – Delhi – Bikaner – Pokaran – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Udaipur – Delhi – London


Hosted by Jamie Malden

From Heathrow Airport to the edge of the Thar Desert. Jamie will be there with our representative in India to guide & assist throughout the entire journey.

Join Jamie on this most fabulous textile tour into the heart of Rajasthan to explore the fabric, embroidery and block printing unique to this region. We will be travelling in our own private coach to visit beautiful palaces, amazing cities and of course see the fabulous fabrics of this exciting and exotic country.


Highlights of the Tour:

  • 12 Nights’ accommodation on twin / single occupancy basis at the hotels mentioned above
  • Meal Plan as stated above [HB: Bed, Breakfast and Dinner, BB: Bed & Breakfast]
  • Half day visit to Craft Museum in Delhi
  • Half day visit to Old Delhi’s Cloth & Embellishment market
  • Half day visit to Dilli Haat
  • Half day witness Pattu weaving within Pokaran Fort followed by visit to Pattu weaving village near Pokaran
  • Morning visit to local Pokaran market and Potter’s colony to witness Pottery making
  • Half day witness Mirror work and Puppet making in Jaisalmer
  • Day excursion to Barmer to participate in Bandhej and Dabu printing workshop
  • Half day visit to Mehrangarh Fort and local market in Jodhpur
  • Indian snacks at Spice Shop with a cup of tea on 15th Nov’15
  • Half day enjoy Bandhej workshop on silk fabric in Jodhpur
  • Day excursion to Pipar [enroute Jodhpur-Pushkar] to witness block making and participate in block printing workshop on silk fabric
  • Indian Snacks with a cup of tea at Pipar Village during workshop
  • Half day city tour of Udaipur visiting City Palace, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Jagdish Temple and weavers place
  • Evening share boat ride at Lake Pichola
  • AC-2 Tier train tickets for sector New Delhi-Bikaner
  • All transfers, sightseeing and excursions will be by an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to the monuments as per the itinerary, road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges, interstate taxes and porterage at all railway stations/ airports
  • Services of an English speaking accompanying Escort throughout the tour

The most fabulous textile tour around Rajasthan, exploring the textiles, embroidery and block printing unique to this region. We will be travelling in our own private coach to the edge of the Thar Desert and on the way visiting beautiful palaces, fabulous fabrics and visiting the amazing Udaipur.


Online Booking & Payment Terms

Please book your holiday online – the booking form is found at the top of this page. Once you have submitted your booking form and made your payment, you will be sent a confirmation note and if appropriate an ATOL certificate.

Upgrading your flight?

If you are considering upgrading your flight we will be pleased to assist. Please call us on 0203 362 4114 or email us at bookings@colouricious.com at the time of booking for a quote.

Not coming from the UK?

Then it makes sense for you make your own way to Jaipur and meet us there.
Simply email us at bookings@colouricious.com and we will send you the details.
Book your own flight and pay the land only price without flight


Colouricious Holidays – Fort Pokaran Hotel

Colouricious Holidays – Puppet Making in India

Itinerary

02 Jan’18 (Tue):

03 Jan’18 (Wed):

  • Arrive Delhi by BA 143 at 0120 Hrs
  • Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel [room on immediate occupancy]
  • Breakfast is at your hotel.
  • Afternoon, enjoy visit to Crafts Museum.
  • Lunch will be on direct payment basis
  • Stay overnight at your Hotel Africa Avenue Anand Lok 

04 Jan’18 (Thu):

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Morning, enjoy half day visit to Old Delhi’s cloth and embellishment market.
  • Lunch will be on direct payment basis at local restaurant.
  • In the afternoon, visit Dilli Haat.
  • Stay overnight at your Hotel Africa Avenue Anand Lok 

05 Jan’18 (Fri):

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Train Delhi-Bikaner [Bikaner Intercity: 0840-1640 Hrs]
  • Packed lunch will be served onboard on direct payment basis
  • On arrival, check-in at your hotel Heritage Resort.
  • Stay overnight at Bikaner Heritage Resort

06 Jan’18 (Sat):

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Morning, drive to Pokran [235 Kms: 5 Hrs]
  • Arrive Pokran and check-in at Pokran Fort.
  • Lunch will be at Fort Pokran on direct payment basis.
  • After Lunch, witness Pattu weaving with Pokaran Fort and later drive to weaver’s village [11 Kms one way] and witness Pattu weaving in every home on traditional looms.
  • Stay overnight at Hotel Fort Pokran in Pokaran.

07 Jan’18 (Sun):

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • After breakfast visit Potter’s colony to see pottery making.
  • Later, drive Pokaran-Jaisalmer [110 Kms: 2 Hrs]
  • Lunch will be at local restaurant – Jaisal Treat on direct payment basis.
  • Afternoon witness mirror work done by ladies followed by puppet making in Jaisalmer.
  • Stay overnight at your hotel Heritage Inn in Jaisalmer. 

08 Jan’18 (Mon):

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Day excursion to Barmer to get an insight into Bandhej & Dabu printing procedures
  • Lunch will be at Sanchal Fort on direct payment basis.
  • Stay overnight at your hotel Heritage Inn in Jaisalmer.

09 Jan’18 (Tue):

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Drive Jaisalmer-Jodhpur [286 Kms: 5.5 Hrs]
  • Lunch will be on direct payment basis at a Resort.
  • Afternoon, enjoy the local market.
  • Stay overnight at your hotel Fern Residency Jodhpur

10 Jan’18 (Wed):

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • After breakfast, enjoy workshop on Bandhej work [Tie & Dye] and visit Spice shop to get brief discussions on different Indian Spices & Tea.
  • Indian Snacks will be served at Spice shop with a cup of tea.
  • Afternoon is at leisure to enjoy Independent activities.
  • Stay overnight at your hotel Fern Residency Jodhpur

11 Jan’18 (Thu):

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Drive Jodhpur-Pipar.
  • Witness block making and block printing on silk fabric in Pipar.
  • Indian Snacks will be served during workshop at Pipar village.
  • Drive Pipar-Udaipur.
  • Stay overnight at your hotel Trident Udaipur

12 Jan’18 (Fri):

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Half day city tour of Udaipur visiting City Palace, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Jagdish Temple and weaving centre
  • Lunch will be at direct payment basis
  • Evening boat ride at Lake Pichola
  • Stay overnight at your hotel Trident Udaipur

13 Jan’18 (Sat):

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Morning is at leisure to relax.
  • Lunch will be at direct payment basis
  • Flight to Delhi [AI 472 at 1510: 1625 Hrs] – 25 Kgs check-in baggage per person
  • On arrival transfer to your hotel
  • Stay overnight at your hotel Pride Plaza Aerocity

14 Nov’18 (Sun):

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Today, at an appropriate time, you will be transferred to Delhi International airport to connect with your flight BA 256 at 1105 Hrs back home.

Information

Visas

There are many visa application sites, most of them agents charging more for what you can do yourself, although application process is not user friendly.

These are government sites.
Recently introduced E visa. Tourist visa valid for one entry within 6 months. NB. visa is valid for 6 months from date of issue , not date of travel, so do not apply too early. Although it is all supposed to be electronic, If you use this system be sure to print a copy of your completed application for the airline check in. No proof of visa no travel.

https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html

Regular tourist visa. Valid for 12 months & multiple entry. Essential if you are visiting Bhutan, Nepal or some other nation state via Delhi. Again valid from date of issue

http://www.vfsglobal.com/India/UK/Tourist.html

This visa is stuck in the passport. Some people struggle with the form and appointment process. It is the most user unfriendly site I know. But once you have navigated the system they are quite efficient.

Visa agent. They charge an additional fee for making the application for you. Sharon is very helpful & very good.

Sharon Travers. Visa Handling Services Ltd 07775 744792. info@visahandlingservices.co.uk

Note that all Indian Visas require a 2sq” photo, not a regular passport photo.

Accommodation

Unless otherwise stated we aim to use mid range heritage styles hotels that give a feel of India. These will vary depending on the group size.

On arrival & departure at Delhi we will stay in a modern hotel convenient for the airport.

Water

We would like to share that generally all hotels, guesthouses and homestays provide drinking water /packed bottled mineral water for all our guests in room [2 bottes per day]. At the time of meals in restaurants it is chargeable. Water supplied in washroom can be used for bathing, cleaning teeth but for drinking we would recommend to go for bottled water only. Always check the bottle given to you must be sealed.

Money

The currency of India is the Rupee shortened to INR or Rs and was recently given its own symbol.  There are 100 Paisa to a Rupee.  With 70-80 INR to the UK Pound the Paisa has virtually no value and you don’t see them much.  Most Indian money is in the form of notes – very few coins are used – and the notes can get extremely tatty.  There always seems to be a shortage of change so it is a good idea to try and maintain a stock of small notes (5, 10, 20 and 50).

The tax situation is complicated in India as there are both federal and local (state) taxes – all of which can change at short notice.  It is therefore common practice for shops, restaurants etc to list prices without taxes, which are added at the time of purchase.  We are so used to all our prices being given with VAT (or the relevant tax) being included this can often catch people out.

All major foreign currencies (UK pounds, US dollars and Euros) are welcomed in India.  If you have dollars or euros left over from a previous holiday then by all means take them – but generally it is not advisable to change pounds into dollars or euros before changing them into rupees as you will pay commission/lose on exchange rates twice. Ensure that the foreign currency you take is in good condition as torn or damaged notes will not be accepted.

The Indian Rupee is virtually a closed currency,  It is very difficult to obtain rupees outside India and if successful there are strict limits to what you can take in and you are not allowed to take any out of the country.  This means visitors arrive without any local currency – but don’t worry there are always exchange counters at arrival airports when flights are due.

Normal, sensible rules apply in India as with anywhere else in the world.  Do not leave your money unattended, do not keep it all together and do not open a wallet full of money in front of strangers.  It is a good idea to keep some small change in an accessible place but keep the bulk of your cash (along with credit cards and passport) hidden.  A money belt is a good idea.

We are often asked by customers ‘how much money should we take?’  This is an impossible question for us to answer because it depends on so many things.  So below we provide some information which we hope will help you to decide on the appropriate amount for you.

Cash (ideally in rupees) is required for paying tips. Your itinerary will tell you how many transfers are required for your tour so you can calculate the amount you need to allow for drivers’ tips as well as the number of nights’ accommodation for tipping hotel staff.

Additional purchases at your accommodation (eg meals, drinks, massages etc.) need to be paid for at check-out.  This document tells you which of your accommodation options take credit cards and the itinerary tells you the meal basis.  So with this information you can calculate how many meals you will need to pay for.  Other expenses may include gifts for friends or items for yourself.  Most high priced items are sold in shops that take credit cards – so it will probably be only small local purchases (eg spices) that you will buy using cash.

Below are some price guidelines:

Lunch or dinner – if eaten in a good quality restaurant (either independent or within a hotel) you can expect to pay INR 400 – 600 per person for a vegetarian main meal or INR 800 – 2200 for a non-veg (depending on what).  Starters and deserts – INR 300 to 600.  A bottle of local wine – INR 1750 to 3500.  A 650 ml bottle of beer – INR 300.  Note:  imported alcohol attracts significantly higher tax and this often is not included in the listed price.  If you eat in small local restaurants you can eat for considerably less.  The cost of a litre bottle of mineral water will be about INR 20-25 if you buy it from a shop, more (INR 150 – 200) if you buy from a hotel.

The above prices are guideline figures only.  There is a rule of thumb that the more expensive the hotel the more expensive all meals and extras are.  The exchange rate for the rupee may be obtained on the internet, from the bank etc. but remember the rates change and commission is charged.

Internal Flights

If you are making a journey(s) by air via one of the domestic airlines of India and we booked it for you then there is no need to re-confirm the seats as they are confirmed tickets and we will be notified if there is any schedule change.  If you booked the flights elsewhere then we do recommend you contact the airline before departure to ensure that there has been no schedule change.  The recommended check-in time for internal flights is 1.5 to 2 hours before departure as the check-in desk is closed 45 minutes before.  If our agent is transferring you to the airport he will advise you of the collection time.  We can arrange web check-in where guests can select their preferred seats but certain seats are chargeable [nominal charges] which we can inform guests before selecting seats. In case of groups it is slightly difficult to book seats as per individual preferences so we generally collect boarding passes at airport itself so that all can sit together.

Please note that the baggage allowance on domestic flights is usually 15 kgs (considerably lower than on most international flights) plus 5 to 7 kgs for hand luggage.  Excess baggage costs are INR 100 per additional kilo.  This may be paid at check-in and credit card payments are accepted.

Some Air India flights allow 25 kgs (but only on certain aircraft).

Transfer by Train

If you are making a journey by train we will book the tickets in advance for you – the various train options are usually discussed at the time of booking to ensure that we book the train most suited to your requirements. Unless instructed otherwise we will book the best seats available which will be in an AC (air conditioned) carriage.  AC carriages obviously need to have glass windows and these are tinted and usually extremely dirty.  This means it is not easy to appreciate the view.  However, you can wander throughout the train and return to your AC carriage when required (take your valuables with you).  Food and/or tea is offered on most trains and it is also possible to get off the train and buy things at the stations the train stops at.  The service of railway porters is included in the cost of your holiday – so there is no need for you to struggle with your bags at the station(s). Please note that the booking of seats/berths on Indian trains is an automated system which sometimes means that the seat numbers are allocated randomly. This may mean that your allocated seats are not together (or even in the same carriage).  But do not worry, this is the same for everyone and there is much swapping of seats to ensure families/groups sit together. Priority is given to children and foreigners.  We recommend that you take drinking water, toilet paper (as this is not supplied) and soap or liquid sanitizer. You may also consider taking a packed lunch.

If your tour includes an overnight train journey – we will always book the best available cabins/berths for our customers – this is usually AC with two tier berths.  This means that there are four berths per cabin.  It is not possible to ensure you get a cabin to yourselves. Even if you paid for four berths there would be no guarantee that all four berths would be in the same cabin as the berths are allocated automatically by the Indian Railways system and the booking personnel are unable to override this.  Please note that you are not expected to change into nightwear – you simply sleep in your clothes (so wear comfortable trousers and a T-shirt).  When you are asleep (or away from your berth) we recommend that you padlock your luggage to the train (hoops can be found under the seats).  A small chain is useful for this.  Drinks and meals are offered on overnight trains – but if you are not happy to eat ‘India rail’ food then take packed meals (ask your hotel).  Bottled drinking water is usually available to buy. There may be enough time at some stops to get off to buy drink/food (trains always hoot before departure).

Q & As

Will there be time for us to explore the villages where we stay?

There will be plenty of time to explore the villages as we go along. Built into the itinerary is free time and shopping time

Will there be someone to meet us at the airport, and where would we stay in New Delhi? Could we arrive a couple of days before the tour begins and could we stay in the proposed hotel for those days before the tour? I had a difficult time with the heat in 2013 so a couple of days to acclimate would save me losing those days on the tour itself.

If there is no Colouricious reporesentative travelling with you, then there will be a Colouricious tour guide to meet you at the airport and transfer the group to the hotel. If you are travelling independently, you can decide when you want to arrive in India and we will tell you which hotel and what time to meet the group.

How much time travelling on the road and would we be able to sit near or at the front of the bus?

It is hard to say how many hours there are travelling each day but we do plan the time so that there are regular breaks. You can sit where you like on the coach, which is air conditioned and modern

Could you tell me how many tours of this type you have done before? Are there testimonials we can read? Is the same person in charge of each tour?

Colouricious has managed several hundred guests over the last five years – we tend to have the same guide but due to personal circumstances that may of course change. There is a testimonials tab on each holiday where you can read what previous travellers with Colouricious thought of their holiday.

The palace hotels look wonderful, but what type of accommodation is there for nights when we won’t be staying in palace hotels?

All the hotels that are on this tour are great standard and quality. Our guests always are thrilled with the good standard of accommodation and food.

How large is the group and are they all/mostly women?

The maximum group size is 25 people and we mostly have woman although we do sometimes have the occasional male guest

Could you give me the names and email addresses of some people who have been on this tour before? From the pictures they all looked delightful and I’d be eager to hear their personal comments.

We are not at liberty to  issue names and emails of previous guests but rest assured only lovely people seem to be attracted to Colouricious textile holidays!

T&C's

Please read these booking conditions carefully as they form the basis of your contract with Colouricious Ltd Holidays. Once you secure your reservation with payment of a deposit or the full amount, we enter into a contract. We assume that you, and any other person on your booking form, or subsequently added to your booking form, have read these Terms & Conditions and agree to them. 

  • The holiday will include accommodation and meals as described on the website at the time of booking.
  • Any flight and transfers details when not available at the time of booking, will be confirmed as soon as available.
  • 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. This includes the hotels and other accommodations.
  • 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.  When a change is a significant change (such as an alteration to your flight time by more than 12 hours, or a change to a lower standard of accommodation for the whole or a major part of your holiday), we will advise you as soon as is reasonably possible. You may then either accept the change, or take an alternative holiday (paying or receiving a refund / credit in respect of any price difference), or withdraw and accept a full refund.
  • If your tour director 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.
  • If you book your own flights you should be aware that the land only component of your holiday may not be ATOL protected. Colouricious Ltd will not take responsibility for any problems, delays or expense you encounter with your own travel arrangements. Colouricious Ltd will not take responsibility for any failure by you to arrive at the destination and agreed meeting point in time to join the tour.

Your Host

  • 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.

Reservation & Payment

  • We have an online booking system, however we are pleased to receive enquires via telephone, email or post. When you reserve your place on one of our holidays, you will be asked for payment of a deposit   Payments can be made by credit/debit card online or on the telephone by direct bank transfer or by cheque.
  • The balance must be paid at least 12 weeks prior to departure. If you are booking less than 12 weeks prior to departure the full amount is payable. If the monies are not paid in time, we reserve the right to cancel your holiday and apply the cancellation conditions as set out in clause 7 below.

Deposit

  • We have a deposit of £1,000 to cover the cost of booking a flight & reserving accommodation. We book our flights as early as possible to enable us to offer a competitive package.  In common with most tour operators we do not offer a monthly payment system.  We have a reputable agent in India, our holidays run with and without a UK representative.   All our package holidays are guaranteed by the Civil Aviation Authority administered ATOL scheme. Our ATOL Licence No. 10830

Surcharges

  • We reserve the right to increase our prices at any time, if costs rise due to unforeseen events such as government action, currency movements, 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
    • 52 weeks or more : £100.00
    • 16 Weeks  –  1 year. £1,000.00
    • 6 – 16 Weeks – 75% of total holiday cost
    • Less than 6 weeks – 100% of total holiday cost
    • NB. If you have upgraded your flight the cost of the upgrade will be in addition to the  cancellation charge
  • It may be that it is possible to transfer your holiday to another Colouricious Holiday. In additional to any price differential & ticketing costs, an admin fee of £50.00 per person will be charged.
  • Colouricious Ltd requires a minimum number of guests for us to operate a holiday. In the unlikely event that we cancel a tour for this or any other reason, we will notify you at the earliest opportunity
  • If we do have to cancel your holiday for any reason, before the date of departure, you will have the choice of taking an alternative holiday (paying, or receiving a refund, in respect of any price difference) or accepting a full refund of all monies paid to us.
  • We cannot be held responsible for any additional services or products which you purchase outside the terms of our itinerary or our brochure or website. Please note this includes any flight costs for flights that were not booked for you by Colouricious Holidays. If you are flying independently of Colouricious, do not book your flights until we have confirmed that the holiday will operate.

Insurance.

  • It is a requirement that all clients have suitable travel insurance.
  • You must provide us with the name of your insurers, the policy number and emergency contact number before you travel. Colouricious Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.
  • You are responsible for repaying in full any losses or expenses incurred by Colouricious Ltd arising out of your failure to take out adequate insurance cover

VISA, Passport & other documentation

  • It is your responsibility to ensure that you have all the necessary documentation to complete your journey. Be aware that some countries require a passport to be valid for 3-6 months after your holiday. Whatever your nationality you should check with your relevant embassy for visa and other requirements.
  • Colouricious Ltd will not be responsible for any visa or other immigration matter, nor any costs incurred as a result of such matter.
  • We require full passport details no later than 4 weeks prior to departure for airline bookings.
  • The names that appear on your booking form MUST be the same as the names in your passport. If the names on the booking form is not the same as on your passport you will be responsible for any costs incurred.

Health & Accessibility

  • It should be noted that many of our itineraries include visits to less economically developed countries and that the general levels of comfort and services in some destinations are lower than would be found in the UK and the EU. In particular pavement and road surfaces can be broken and uneven.
  • The dust, heat and exhaust in big cities of LEDC’s may occasionally be troublesome for people with breathing issues. Be assured that providing you are reasonably healthy you will be able to take part in any of our holidays.
  • If you have any special needs or medical condition that you consider (or some other person may reasonably consider) may impinge on your participation of the holiday, you must inform us at the time of booking so that we can advise you on the suitability of the holiday. We will strive to include everyone in every part of our holidays but in visiting LEDC”s some of the sites that we visit or stay, are not necessarily equipped for wheelchair access or other special needs.
  • Dietary requirements should be advised at the time of booking.

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.
  • If your tour leader is unable to resolve the problem to your satisfaction, you should write to colouricious@me.com at the time. Colouricious will do our best to investigate and resolve the matter as soon as practicable.
  • All matters arising from your contract with Colouricious Ltd are governed by English law and are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Court.

Booking

Online Booking & Payment Terms

Please book your holiday online – the booking form is found at the top of this page. Once you have submitted your booking form and made your payment, you will be sent a confirmation note and if appropriate an ATOL certificate.

Upgrading your flight?

If you are considering upgrading your flight we will be pleased to assist. Please call us on 0203 362 4114 or email us at bookings@colouricious.com at the time of booking for a quote.

Not coming from the UK?

Then it makes sense for you make your own way to Jaipur and meet us there.
Simply email us at bookings@colouricious.com and we will send you the details.
Book your own flight and pay the land only price without flight

Don’t want to book online?

If you do not wish to book your holiday online, then please contact us on 0203 362 4114 or email us at bookings@colouricious.com and we will arrange it all for you and advise you of the ways you can make your deposit payment.

Testimonials

“Hello Jamie, well what can I say? The Rajasthan Textile tour was fantastic. My sister Sheila and I found the whole experience way beyond our expectations. Isha and all the guides looked after us so well. The coach driver and the young man with him could not have been more attentive, helpful and patient. The workshops were very enjoyable and a real eye opener into all the skills that abound in India, and we are grateful that the craftsmen and women were willing to spend their time teaching us. The hotels were well chosen, I think we would have liked another night at the Hotel Heritage Resort Bikaner as the rooms and grounds had such a wonderful ambiance but we do understand that there was a schedule to stick to. I want to emphasise that we appreciated the welcome, the acceptance the friendliness that we met everywhere we went. I will email TWX to give feedback on Isha, of course. She made the tour extra special as nothing was too much trouble and nothing phased her. Thank you Colouricious for making our 2 weeks in Rajasthan so exceptional. Hope to see you again. Patricia & Sheila”  


“Dear Jamie and the whole team, just wanted to take a few moments to say thank you the holiday was more than I could have imagined in every way the hotels the transport the visits to cities and villages the range of textiles we saw, and those that we had the opportunity to try our hand at. I was speechless from day one (not true I had a lot to say) the sights the sounds and smells and nor forgetting the company of the group all of whom shared a common interest . Oh dear, it was all amazing and also life changing in so many ways, thank you all for your superb organisation and sharing your love of textiles and India……………….I will be back ” Linda


“I am writing to thank you for a brilliant holiday.  I was blown away by the care and brilliant planning of the tour, at every corner there was a surprise and it exceeded my expectations completely.  The tour guides were wonderful, as were the hotels and all the    artisans and their families.  I would advise everyone interested in textiles to do this tour, which also contained such additions like participating in Diwali, visiting temples/ mosques, palaces and an oasis, not to mention the camel fair and so much more.” Julie

A-Z Guide

We have put together an A – Z guide of things that we feel will help you have a wonderful Colouricious Holiday. Click on the image below to download it and then you can print it out and read it at your leisure.