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Himalayan Painting Retreat

Himalayan Painting Retreat, India

20th April - 4th May, 2024

 

 

 

Paul Stangroom's Painting Retreat in the Foothills of the Himalaya 

 

A two-week painting holiday, suitable for professional and amateur artists, who may draw upon artist Paul’s experience in painting, and his extensive knowledge of the local area. Also, tour and explore different parts of North India, with opportunities to experience a variety of busy life, holy places, rural living, beautiful natural scenery and the Tibetan community place of residence in exile at the foothills of the Himalaya.

 

Paul Stangroom is the winner of the Royal Watercolour Society Award. Paul paints wild, remote landscapes, often through windows of long abandoned cottages and barns. He has produced a series of paintings of the Himalayas, having lived there. Following his move to Madeira, Paul is creating a series of paintings of the island.

 

The Golden Temple of Amritsar, 20th-22nd April

 

Our creative adventure begins in the city of Amritsar, in the Punjab. Visit the spiritual Golden Temple, the main place of worship for the Sikh religion. Explore and sketch. 2 nights, room only basis.

 

 

 

Himachal Pradesh, Basunti, 22nd-30th April

 

 

‘Basunti is a jewel, the kind of magical place that you might spend months looking for if you were travelling independently through India, and still never find.’ Sunday Telegraph


Basunti is an idyllic private retreat, at the heart of a wildlife reserve, with magnificent views over its surrounding lake and the Himalayas beyond. Paint and draw with Paul’s expert artistic guidance. Also, relax, enjoy the scenery, hike, swim, fish, hire a canoe, visit traditional villages and meet people. Take in Basunti’s stunning gardens, abundant wildlife and beautiful sunsets. See the Bathu Temples, water levels pending, or an alternative will be provided. 8 nights, full board.

 

 

 

The Home of HH The Dalai Lama, 30th April – 4th May

 

Leaving Basunti, we will begin our climb towards Macleod Ganj, home of the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan people in exile. We will drive through villages and small towns, within the heart of Himachal Pradesh, stopping to visit Norbulingka, the Institute for the Preservation of Tibetan Arts and Crafts. While at Mcleod Ganj, visit places of interest, such as the Dalai Lama Temple complex, join Tibetan devotees in doing Cora, or walk up the mountain trails that Paul knows so well! 4 nights, room only basis, last night of the holiday, 3rd May.

 

 

 

Cost

 

Cost per person, staying in a twin-share room : £ 1,895. A non-refundable deposit will be required to secure your place on the retreat.

 

All accommodation is in twin-share rooms. Staying in a single occupancy room may be possible, subject to a supplement and room availability.

 

Your stay at Basunti will be on a full-board basis of 3 meals per full day, starting with lunch on the day of arrival, ending with breakfast on departure day. Food at Basunti consists of vegetarian Indian dishes, freshly prepared in its kitchens, using produce from its own garden whenever possible.

 

Included in the Price:

 

- 14 nights’ itinerary as above.

- 14 nights’ hotel accommodation in twin-share room.

- 8 nights stay at Basunti Resort on full board basis of 3 meals per day, 2 people sharing.

- 6 nights’ stay in Amritsar and Mcleod Ganj, in 3 or 4 star hotels or guesthouses, on room only basis, 2 people sharing.

- Transfers from Amritsar to Basunti to McLeod Ganj, as detailed in the above itinerary. 

Painting and drawing under Paul Stangroom’s guidance and inspiration.

 

Not Included in the price:

 

- Your flights to/from India, to/from Amritsar and all travel arrangements to/from Amritsar and McLeod Ganj at the beginning or the end of our tour.

- All food at Amritsar and McLeod Ganj

- Transfers to/from Amritsar hotel or any other transfer not included in the Itinerary.

- Your travel and medical insurance, which is mandatory to have as per Basunti Terms and Conditions. Please note you are required to have a suitable travel and medical insurance that includes air repatriation in case you become too ill to continue with your travels.

- Your cost of issuance of visa to India and suggested vaccinations.

 


 

 

Contact and Book 

 

Paul: email paulstangroom.fineart@gmail.com

 

Basunti: info@basunti.com  www.basunti.com and Basunti Facebook https://www.facebook.com/basunti 

 

 

 

 

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