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October 22, 2017 welcome [member login]

Please download brochure (see right) for full details.

For bookings and further information please contact – Jenna or Sue at Accoutrement


India 28 September - 11 October 2017

        India with Marieke Brugman and Sue Jenkins    

Marieke Brugman will host this tour
Sue Jenkins will accompany this tour

Sue is excited to once again collaborate with Marieke Brugman from Marieke’s Art of Living. It is now a decade since our last sojourn in Rajasthan and whilst much has changed in India, there is a sense of timelessness in this ancient land that needs to be experienced at least once in a lifetime. Marieke and Sue have enjoyed a long friendship cemented during the many years Marieke taught at Accoutrement in the years she owned the Howqua Dale Gourmet Retreat & Cooking School.

India with Marieke Brugman and Sue Jenkins

This 14 day tour commences in Delhi where we will be taking a flight to Udaipur and staying in Raas Devi Garh Fort Palace in Delwara for 3 nights – an 18th Century hertage property. From this base we will be visiting the City Palace in Udaipur, have a hands on cooking class and visit the nearby temples.
We will then be flying to Jaipur and staying in Amanbagh- a lavish rural property within a walled compound once used by the Maharajah of Alwar where the Executive Chef will orchestrate a royal banquet for the evening. While here we will visit the homes of local women and have a cooking class in the gardens.

India with Markeke Brugman

Returning to the capital of Rajasthan we will check into the Jai Mahal hotel, our base for the next 2 nights. We will visit the textile museum and there is plenty of time for curated shopping in the surrounding bazaars. For those interested, a game of golf can be organized at the Rambagh Golf Club.

India with Marieke Brugman

We have an early morning flight to Bagdogra followed by a drive through scenic mountain landscapes to reach the Glenburn Tea Estate. Glenburn is a 150 year old colonial plantation house and working tea estate located just above the River Rungeet. While here for the next three nights, we will have a guided tour of the tea factory with tastings, cooking demonstrations and plenty of time to take a walk with the resident naturalists, book a massage, have a picnic on the river, visit the monasteries and temples or possibly a game of golf.India with Marieke Brugman and Sue Jenkins

Our final destination is Kolkata where we will be checking into the Oberoi Grand in time for dinner. In the morning we will be embarking on a full days excursion around the monuments, bazaars and sights of this colourful city with many gastromic highlights. In the afternoon we will enjoy a private sunset cruise on the Hoogly River before a farewell Bengali feast in a private residence. The day of departure will leave time for last minute shopping and sightseeing, before a late checkout and transfer to the airport for evening flight departures.

India with Marieke Brugman and Sue Jenkins


TOUR COSTS 14 DAYS Cultural & Culinary India
28 September – 11 October 2017

Departure of this Tour Program is for a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 14 guests.A Final Decision will be taken by mid July. In the event the tour needs to be cancelled there will be a full refund of deposits. However, we do not reimburse nor are responsible for any travel expenses already incurred. Evidence of Comprehensive Travel Insurance is a mandatory condition for joining the Tour. The Booking Form must be completed. Deposits should be sent as TT interbank transfer per the details below or with a credit card guarantee.


Twin-share accommodation at the following hotelsDelhi: Trident Gurgaon: Superior garden view RoomDevigarh: Devigarh Palace: Palace SuiteAjabgarh: Amanbagh: Garden Haveli SuiteJaipur: Jai Mahal Palace: luxury roomsDarjeeling: Glenburn Tea Estate: Bungalow SuitesKolkata: Oberoi Grand: Premier RoomSightseeing tours and excursions as specified Airport/Railway Station transfers as specifiedDomestic airtickets Delhi/ Udaipur – Udaipur / Jaipur – Jaipur / Delhi / Bagdogra –Bagdogra / KolkataAll meals, banquets, demonstrations, entrances, entertainments, performances per theitineraryMineral water and soft drinks whilst travelling by coachService of Tour Escort/Manager, Marieke BrugmanService of Accompanying English speaking guide, Thakur Durga SinghTransportation by A/C Luxury Bus.Most Group Tips and Gratuities


USD $14,460 person (Deluxe and /or Suite Twin-Share Basis)Please Note: We are also able to quote for upgrades to suites at some properties on theitinerary: Please nominate in Booking Form for which upgrades you’d like a quote. SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: USD $2450


Delhi/ Udaipur – USD 70 per person Udaipur / Jaipur – USD 80 per person Jaipur / Delhi / Bagdogra – USD 266 per person Bagdogra / Kolkata - USD 110 per person Dynamic fares: These fares are a non static advance purchase fare which keeps changing on daily basis as they depend upon demand and supply ratio. Any increase will be additional to the above cost


Private arrival/departure airport transfers Visa Fees Travel Insurance Telephone calls etc Airport Departure Taxes Unspecified meals Items of a personal nature such as alcohol, beverages, laundry, sundries

Please contact Sue or Jenna on 02 9969 4911 or email for the full itinerary.

Please contact Marieke for all other queries.
Marieke's Art of Living Pty Ltd
PO Box 389 Blairgowrie Vic 3942
travel license #32766
ABN 48 123 949 048
t/f: 61 3 5985 2009
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