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India - A Sketchbook Journey to Southern India with Maxine Relton

Tamil Mothers by Maxine ReltonWashing Ladies by Maxine ReltonRoute Map of Indian Sketchbook tourSCAD Village by Maxine ReltonGoats by Maxine ReltonHut Watercolour, Maxine ReltonEarly Morning Riverside © Maxine Relton

I would recommend this trip to anyone who has not travelled to India before; you are both engaged and safe with such a confident guide.

Geraldine Lander, November 2010

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Group Tour Dates in 2014
9 - 23 February 2014

15-day Tour Cost (based on 10 people travelling)
£2,650 per person sharing excluding international flights.
£3,440 per person sharing including international flights.
Single Supplement £615 per person*

Why join this India tour?

  • Are you interested in travelling to the heart of Indian culture, beyond the tourist trail?
  • Do you wish your trip could make a difference to some of the world's poorest people?
  • Do you want to develop your drawing or long to capture a scene with a simple sketch?
  • With artist Maxine Relton, this exciting adventure combines all three, complete beginners and non-sketchers are equally welcome

India Group Overview
This very special journey to southern India has been designed for those who wish to experience a fascinating culture with sketchbook in hand. During your first week, focus on developing and practising your drawing skills, whilst based at the college campus of SCAD (Social Change and Development). This environment has been chosen as it provides wonderful opportunities for drawing and fascinating insights into SCAD’s impressive work with the rural communities of Tamil Nadu.

Part of the cost of your trip will make an important contribution to their work. Each day will be led by Maxine Relton as you visit the local initiatives and villages in the area and receive guidance as you choose your subjects to draw. 

In contrast the second week is not so focused on sketching but allows you to travel through the beautiful region of Kerala, experiencing dramatic mountains and river scenery which will hopefully continue to inspire you to practise your drawing skills. Maxine will be on hand to assist if need be but in a less structured way than in week one. The journey ends with a few days to relax on Keralan Backwaters.

For further information and about joining Maxine on this tour or for advice on tailor made holidays to India, please contact our India specialists Joe and Kate on 0843 636 8128. For a full itinerary please visit our sister website The Traveller who is operating this tour.

The above price is subject to currency and fuel fluctuations. This trip will run with a maximum of 10 people (plus Maxine Relton and a co-host). If we do not have suitable numbers on the trip at 8 weeks before departure you will be given the option to cancel and will be refunded your deposit or an additional charge will be raised in order to run the trip with less people.

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT* - There may be an opportunity to share a room with a fellow traveller to avoid paying the single supplement.  Please contact Joe to confirm. 

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