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India - Rajasthan Musical Expedition

From £2160 for 13 days
Trip Overview

Songlines music travel, in association with Imaginative Traveller, invites music lovers and travellers alike on this wonderful trip to the ‘Land of Kings’, Rajasthan, where you will get a chance to experience the majestic Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF), as well as gain an insight into the culture and heritage of this enchanting region of India.


Accompanied by musicologist Georgie Pope and cultural anthropologist Gopal Singh, you will gain unique access to the artists and musicians of the region, and share intimate knowledge of the places you will visit.

Essential Info
Starts: Delhi
Ends: Delhi
Ages: Min 18
Theme: Music
Trip Code: SLIN
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: India
What's Included

Meals

12 x Breakfast, 1 x Lunch, 2 x Dinner

Transport

Private vehicle, Internal flight from Jodhpur to Delhi on Day 12

Accommodation

11 nights Hotel on a twin share basis

Also Included

Services of an expert guide, Transfers for internal flights only, Entrance to monuments, Music

Trip Highlights

•   Experience the very best music from local and international artists and enjoy the vibrancy and atmosphere of the Rajasthan International Folk Festival

•   Meet the local communities and discover their lifestyles and music cultures

•   Visit the majestic shrines, temples and forts

•   The opportunity to get hands-on and learn some basic drumming, dancing and singing techniques from local musicians along the way

•   Enjoy a camel safari and stay overnight in a desert camp

Dates & Availability
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Price
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Departing: 17th October 2018
Returning: 29th October 2018
Delhi - Delhi
£2,160pp 
Itinerary & Notes

Welcome to India! Your adventure begins in Delhi. Upon arrival, head to your hotel where you can rest after your flight. That evening, meet your tour leader, Georgie Pope and the rest of the group over a welcome dinner and music. You will hear and have the opportunity to try out the tabla (a pair of classical Indian drums), and learn some basic ideas about rhythm, counting and bol, the spoken rhythmic system of Hindustani music.

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