SPIRIT of INDIA Cultural Tours ‘‘About her there is the elusive quality of a legend of long ago. Repellent she is sometimes, but every one is drawn to her, this woman with a past.’ – J Nehru ’ If you are looking for an exciting and wide-ranging 16-day holiday in search of the elusive spirit that informs the art and architecture of India, you cant do better than take a SPIRIT of INDIA cultural tour offered in September and December by the non-profit Nataraj Cultural Centre. The tour is designed and led by its President, Mohindar Dhillon, a formerly an Administrator in the Punjab and a Reader in Mrs Isobel Sims and Dr Peter Sims, from England, at breakfast in the tour Leader: Mohindar Dhillon English at the Delhi University. By a dexterous use of 8 domestic flights, we Dining Hall of the India International Centre in New Delhi. cover quite a few major centres of artistic interest – forts, palaces, temples, and other sights: Delhi (ancient and R A NotE oN ACCoMMoDAtIoN modern sights), Agra (the Taj Mahal and the Fort), Jodhpur We spend 6 nights, with breaks, at the India Interna- (fort and palaces), Kumbalgarh (magnificient fort and Ao- tional Centre, a 5-star home for visiting eminent scholars, dhi Hotel), Ranakpur (1400-pillared Jain Temple), Udaipur carved out of the beautiful Lodi Gardens. (Lake Palace), Ellora (rock-cut cave temples), Hampi (mag- Tour price includes $45 Temporary membership fee. The nificent ruins of Vijaynagar empire), and Darjeeling (home Auragabad Ambassador and Aodhi at Kumbhalgarh Fort are of tea and sublime Himalayan views) – an amazing feat. similar quality and ambience hotels. Add to these rich pickings, elegant and comfortable SPIRIt of INDIA 2004 group with Dr G Mangan mid-range hotels, with India International Centre in New Delhi – the cultural hub of Delhi - as the base, and you R in the KangraValley. get an incredible all-inclusive package: 8 domestic flights, twin-shared accommodation, economy international fare, breakfast and dinner, all transfers and sightseeing with entry fees, and an experienced tour leader. All-inclusive price: $7,585* Group size 8 to 15. Tour departures: 18 September; 27 December. Arrangements in India are by Namaskaar India, New Delhi; flight bookings by Focus Travel, Templestowe. Visit www.nataraj.org.au for Booking Conditions, Detailed Itinerary and Booking Application. You can buy the land content only and arrange yout own international travel to join us in Delhi. A tour can be arranged any time in the year for a like- minded group of 5 or more. World Heritage Humayun’s tomb, New Delhi, Rob Brookman, GM Sydneytheatre Company, with wife Verity and * Price correct as at January 2010. Variations may occur according to currency exchange. precursor of the taj Mahal. Danielle Jelinek at the taj in 2008. SPIRIT of INDIA CULTURAL TOURS R SPECIAL HAMPI touR Cardiologist Michael Jelinek & wife Danielle in Jodhpur. Darjeeling: Kanchenchenga, the 3rd tallest peak Anthony Steel, Adelaide Festival Director in Dharmsala 5-star Aodhi Hotel, Maharaja’s old hunting lodge, outside the Kumbhalgarh Fort. Front Cover: A typical female figure from one of 1400 pillars of the Jain temple in Ranakpur, Rajasthan R NATARAJ CULTURAL CENTRE Inc ABN 51 946 242 508 54 Rodger Road, Panton Hill, Vic 3759 Australia 2010 - 2011 Phone/Fax 61 3 9719 7354: www.nataraj.org.au NATARAJ CULTURAL CENTRE Email: firstname.lastname@example.org MELBOURNE Isobel & Peter Sims at the Jain temple in Ranakpur.