Colorful Encounters in India with Lucy Laucht: October 16-24, 2018

from $7,981.00

Elevate your storytelling of a journey through India, as we unlock the secrets and hidden gems of the country – from the royal city of Jaipur to the picturesque lakes of Udaipur, we peel back the layers of authentic India to include life-changing interactions among local tribes, textile workers and museum curators.

Co-hosted by travel photographer Lucy Laucht and Amanda Ho, Founder of Electrify Magazine, our multi-stop itinerary allows you to experience India both behind, and in front of, a photographer’s lens; creating all the memories and souvenirs you’ll ever need from a trip to Northern India.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Cultural Immersion, Photography
  • Activity Level Storytelling
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the Colorful Encounters in India with Lucy Laucht: October 16-24, 2018.


$7,981 USD Per Person: Early bird sign up until March 1, 2018
$8,621 USD Per Person: Following March 1, 2018
Deposit: $1,000 USD non-refundable deposit upon booking 

*We are only offering shared rooms for this getaway due to the exclusive booking arrangements at each hotel; a single supplement will not be available

Meet Your Host: Lucy Laucht

Lucy Laucht is a travel photographer and content creator with contributing credits to Vogue, Conde Nast among others. She has also been named one of Travel + Leisure’s top 50 Photographers and is the editor at These Foreign Lands.

Her background in digital marketing combined with her editorial experience allows Lucy to pinpoint precise shots, often theming her work on field assignments. As a storytelling getaway, we want you to understand this is not a technical program. Instead we hope you become more precise in paring down a concise theme and to return from your trip with an inspired perspective to live as a storyteller, even if you’re not traveling the world.


The unique offerings of temples, textiles and tiger safaris position India at the top of traveler’s lists. We pack a multitude of landscapes and sights into your eight day itinerary so you can discover the most of India’s Northern territory.

Upon discovering India’s varying sights and sounds, we encourage you to better understand its varying tempos and personalities as we make our way through its infamously chaotic streets, row on the Ganges at sunrise and delve into the textile culture in Rajasthan.

When experiencing a new destination, or a destination you’ve experienced multiple times before, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by content creation. We want to ensure this doesn’t happen, which is why we’ve brought Lucy Laucht onboard to help you capture India in the exact way you desire.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • 2x nights at 47 Jobner Bagh
  • 2x nights at RAAS Jodhpur
  • 3x nights at JAWAI
  • 1x night at Taj Lake Palace
  • Breakfast on all days
  • Lunch on all days except 19th & 24th October 2018
  • Dinner on all days except 16th October 2018
  • Transport in air conditioned mini-coach
  • Porters’ fee at the airports only
  • Services of an expert English speaking local guide
  • Entrances to the monuments as per the itinerary
  • Mineral water and cold towels
  • All currently applicable taxes
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • International airfare
  • Incidental expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage fees
  • Some meals
  1. Day 1 Arrival to Jaipur

    Arrive Jaipur for lunch at the hotel. Afternoon visit to Amber Fort. Dinner under own arrangements

    • Meals: None
    • Overnight: 47 Jobner Bagh
  2. Day 2 The Pink City

    Your day starts early, stimulating your senses at the flower and produce markets in downtown Jaipur. We spend the rest of the day visiting the City Palace, exploring the Old City and witnessing sunset at Nahargarh Fort. Group dinner.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Overnight: 47 Jobner Bagh
  3. Day 3 Studio Bagru

    Today we travel to Jodhpur, with a stop at Studio Bagru to experience the old-world traditions of textile design. We meet with founder Jeremy Fritzhand before continuing to Jodhpur and arriving in time for dinner. Group dinner at Pal Haveli with ancient fort views.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Overnight: RAAS Jodhpur
  4. Day 4 The Blue City

    Spend the morning at your own pace before we head out to tour Jodhpur’s forts and markets, from Mehrangarh Fort to Jaswant Thada. Enjoy lunch at leisure, with recommendations available upon request, then explore the blue city on your own time before a group dinner at RAAS.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Overnight: RAAS Jodhpur
  5. Day 5 The road to JAWAI

    Enjoy one last breakfast in Jodhpur before we head to JAWAI for a midday check-in. We’re welcomed with a group lunch at Jawai Camp, then experience our first safari in the early evening. Dinner at leisure.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Overnight: JAWAI
  6. Day 6 JAWAI Encounters

    Prepare for your first day of safari at JAWAI. As you search for leopards in India’s rural countryside. At the heart of an untrammeled wilderness, where leopards roam wild and free, is SUJÁN’s JAWAI. Designed by the owners, Anjali and Jaisal Singh, JAWAI represents a style that combines subtle opulence with abundant adventure.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Overnight: JAWAI
  7. Day 7 The Beauty of JAWAI

    Now that you’ve had your first encounters with Indian wildlife, we encourage you to enjoy yet another day of morning and evening safaris, exploring the natural world. As we lead you to new landscapes, we want you to feel empowered and in touch with your natural surroundings.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Overnight: JAWAI
  8. Day 8 Delwara / Taj Lake Palace

    After one last morning safari, we drive three hours to the village of Delwara to explore the temples at Ranakpur. The local village reflects religious history and eases you back into civilization after three days in the wild. We will end our trip at the Taj Lake Palace, the most romantic hotel in the world.Built as the pleasure palace of Maharaja Jagat Singh II, experience the fabled lifestyle of Indian royalty. 

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Overnight: Taj Lake Palace
  9. Day 9 Leave with Memories

    Spend your last morning at leisure, taking in breakfast at a lakefront cafe, last-minute shopping, or even last minute shooting around Udaipur. Afternoon transfers for domestic flights to Delhi and onward connections to international transfers.

Our Luxury Accomodation


47 Jobner Bagh
47 Jobner Bagh is a luxury guest house situated in the center of Jaipur. This is a place where you can see and feel the mix of traditional beauty and modern comfort. At 47 Jobner Bagh you will find a tranquil environment, simple and beautifully designed rooms, several areas to enjoy a book, a chai, or an iced tea.

RAAS Jodhpur
Located in the prominent north – eastern quarter of the famous Walled City, Raas Jodhpur promises its guests a majestic hotel stay which resembles a heavenly kingdom. Its signature look was born from the fusion of modern and ancient styles and the courtyard has become a tranquil haven away from the bustle of Jodhpur’s old town.

At the heart of an untrammeled wilderness, where leopards roam wild and free, is SUJÁN’s JAWAI. Designed by the owners, Anjali and Jaisal Singh, JAWAI represents a style that combines subtle opulence with abundant adventure. Staying true to our goals for conservation without compromising comfort, the camp has 9 luxurious tents including one royal suite’, each with oodles of space and privacy that rest encapsulated in a landscape of towering granite formations, caves, kopjes, Anogeissus scrub and winding sand riverbeds.

Taj Lake Palace
A jewel set on the placid rim of Lake Pichola in Udaipur city, the Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur offers opulent comfort born of 16th-century Indian aristocracy. Ideal for jet-setters looking for status and style.


Block printing in Bagru
As a centuries old tradition weaved into Indian culture, a trip wouldn’t be complete to Rajasthan without visiting a textile studio. At Studio Bagru, you’ll meet founder Jeremy Fritzhand and watch, listen and learn about the commitment to maintaining this tradition and the intricacies of the art form.


Rabari Tribe Interaction
We spend an afternoon with this indigenous tribe of Northwest India to understand the history of India’s tribal castes, and specifically, a firsthand account of the Rabari’s nomadic lifestyle and cultural affiliation.


The city of palaces and rickshaw traffic blends the unique qualities that represent India; the best of the old and the new. Stroll through the street stalls, visit the City Palace, explore the Old City and be whisked away to Nahargarh Fort on the outskirts of this pink city.


Enter India’s Rajasthan’s blue wonder. The old world city is famed for its 15th-century fort which you can visit for a step back in time, an in-depth collection of history at the museum, and a view of the walled city’s unique, rocky landscape.


As one of India’s untapped haven’s of rural luxury, you’ll discover an India that is less pictured by travelers and more experienced by explorers. In our time here, we’ll take you on daily safaris, including the leopard camp of Jawai to share the work of the conservancy to bridge the gap between man and animal in India.


A town of temples shapes Delwara’s nickname as the town of the Gods. It is here you’ll visit ancient steps, statues and palaces steeped in rich religious history, immersing you into one of our more intimate destinations on the trip.


Designed around artificial lakes, this Indian hub is home to an 11-room, City Palace. We venture through its royal courtyards and gardens as we learn about the city’s former role as capital of the Mewar Kingdom and admire the distinct views of urban sprawl blending into the extended lakefront.


Book your flight into Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) and book your domestic transfer to Jaipur International Airport (JAI). The tour will begin from Jaipur and you will be responsible for your transfer to the hotel. We can assist with a transfer to pick you up from the airport in Jaipur upon special request; this is not included in the tour price.

All U.S. citizens need a valid passport and valid Indian visa to enter and exit India for any purpose. Many visitors, including those on official U.S. government business, must apply for visas at an Indian embassy or consulate abroad before entering the country.

We require all travelers to share proof of travel insurance before the departure date. You are responsible for acquiring your travel insurance. It is mandatory that all attendees obtain travel insurance with a minimum coverage of $200,000 USD while traveling with us. Travel insurance must cover personal injury, medical expenses, loss of or damage to luggage, repatriation expenses, and evacuation expenses.