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Singing in Gujarat

23rd October - 1st November 2018

This is a 10 day tour

£2,850 Inc

Excluding flights: £2,250
Sgl Supp: £375
Deposit pp: £500
Please call 01453 823328 (UK)

$3,375

(Excluding flights)
Sgl Supp: $565
Deposit pp: $750
Please call 888-331-3476 (US)

This extraordinary trip simply brims with majestic forts, sacred temples, buzzing cities and vast desert plains. We even enjoy a singing session at a Lion Safari Camp! Adventure seekers: look no further..

So much more than just a singing holiday, this is an experience unlike any other. This magnificent region is famed for its textiles, wildlife and striking architecture and joyful morning singing sessions will be complemented by half-day excursions. Explore temples of religious and spiritual significance, admire unforgettable Indian sunsets among the most stunning landscapes and see animals at home in their natural habitat on this 10-day escape.

Imagine standing in the midst of a safari camp, singing in harmony with a group of people who share a passion for melody and rhythm. The locations we have hand-picked for vocal sessions on this tour are breathtaking and atmospheric,
and with views over wild plains and historic temples, they are sure to inspire.

Soak up the culture, history and heritage that can be found in this western region of India and make memories that are sure to linger long after the trip has ended.

Highlights

 

  • Encounter wildlife on a thrilling
    safari ride
  • Visit incredible temples and soak
    up the culture and traditions
  • Pore over fascinating artefacts at
    the Watson Museum
  • Sing in harmony with your group in
    truly awe-inspiring locations

Itinerary

Day 1 and 2 - Arrival

We depart for Ahmedabad, arriving in the morning of Day 2. This is a truly captivating destination that is home to the Sabarmati Ashram (Gandhi’s former headquarters) along with many fantastic museums. Culturally, it is a rich major city and one that is bound to both surprise and delight you. After transferring to our hotel in Rajkot, we take the afternoon to relax and recharge before reuniting for our first dinner as a group.

Day 3 - The view from Khirasara

Following a hearty breakfast, we introduce our vocal chords to the magnificent Khirasara Palace, a honey coloured hilltop fort spread over seven acres that boasts unrivalled panoramic views. This building has an impressive 450-year-old heritage and its elevated position makes for an ideal location from which to sing. A leisurely afternoon allows us to unwind further, as we soak in the exotic sounds and scents of Rajkot city.

Day 4 - Historic Rajkot

Our first stop today is the mighty temple of Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama, a bustling site of worship and song. After pausing for lunch we enter the Watson Museum to view its exceptional collection of Gujarati art and artefacts. Named after Colonel John Watson, the exhibits here are enchanting and they range from 3rd century inscriptions to intricate ivory work. There will be ample time here to discover the wealth of artefacts on display before sitting down to dinner in the city and returning to our hotel.

Day 5 - The singing safari

We depart Rajkot and journey to the peaceful area of Dasada, which will act as our home for the next two nights. Our adventures here begin at the stunning Sasan Gir National Park, where we enjoy a truly unique singing session at the Lion Safari Camp. After lunch we head into the wild for a thrilling safari encounter – our chance to spot lions, Gir foxes and pygmy woodpeckers. Other animals we might catch glimpses of include leopards, marsh crocodiles and wild boar. There are also around 300 different varieties of bird in this beautiful natural park.

Day 6 - A natural venue

Enjoy a second day of songs, harmony and pure relaxation beneath the vivid Indian sky, amid the vast desert plains, marshes and arid grasslands of Dasada. Revel in the atmosphere of alfresco group singing and be transported by the glorious sounds.

Day 7, 8 and 9 - A capital encounter

We return to Ahmedabad on the seventh day of this magnificent tour. This is Gujarat’s thriving capital and our base for the remainder of the trip. Prepare for a liberating assortment of singing sessions, lively markets, and sightseeing tours, including opportunities to visit an authentic Jain Temple, and on the banks of the River Sabarmati, the home of Mahatma Gandhi. During this final portion of the tour, we will be able to take full advantage of our hotel’s many glorious amenities.

Day 10 - Departure day

It’s time to say goodbye to the delights of Gujarat. We transfer to the airport for our return flight back home and bid farewell to both our wonderful group and this memorable experience.

Underfoot

 

  • Pavements and tracks. All locations are within 400 metres of transport

 

Options for partners

 

  • Walking

Travel Tip

 

  • This 17-square-mile volcanic island in the Gulf of Naples is known for its thermal waters and hot springs. Visiting this part of Italy in May is a real treat because the hordes of tourists tend not to arrive until the mid-summer months. The island is home to many pine trees and Mediterranean vegetation, as well as numerous vineyards.

Tutor

Guy is a singer, songwriter and voice teacher with a charismatic style and broad tastes in vocal music. He spent his twenties singing with the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company and the choir of Christ Church, Oxford.Today, he runs community choirs, songwriting workshops, sings with The B Naturals - one of the UK’s leading close-harmony quartets - and is also working as the Artistic Director of new folk vocal ensemble, Corcordium.

Guy Wilson

Tutor

Return flights from Heathrow. Alternative UK departures possible – supplement may apply

8 nights full board, en-suite, in charming, high-quality hotels

Singing on most days

Full time tour manager

Meet local choirs

A jeep safari in the Sasan Gir National Park and the Dhangadhra Sanctuary

A jeep safari in the Dhangadhra Sanctuary

We stay in four very different locations – two hotels, traditional village cottages and luxury tents. All are selected for their quality, service, authenticity, welcome and proximity to our locations.

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Contact Details

The Clock Tower,
Unit 4
Oakridge Office Park,
Southampton Road, Whaddon,
Salisbury, England, UK
SP5 3HT
01453 823328 (UK)
888-331-3476 (US)

info@authenticadventures.co.uk

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