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					               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 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.
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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

                                                                  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:                    NATARAJ CULTURAL CENTRE
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  Isobel & Peter Sims at the Jain temple in Ranakpur.

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