Indien marts 2015

Study Tour in Glass to India 14. – 27. March 2015
Arranged by: Jan Kock & Toben Sode, Denmark
Glassmaker blowing mirrors, Khambhat, Gujarat, India
For more than two decades Jan Kock and Torben Sode in cooperation with others have been studying relicts of traditional glass making in Europe, Turkey, Syria, Egypt, Israel, and India.
On this tour guided by us we will see some of the highlights of glass production and also of Indian culture in general. We will visit Delhi; Agra; Ferozabad, the biggest glass city in India both with modern and traditional production; Purdilpur and villages around with traditional beads and bangels production; Jaipur with the Maharajah Palace; Ahmedabad with the production of mirrors in Kapadvanji and/or stone cutting industy in Khambhat.
See details in the program below.
  • Kock, Jan & Torben Sode: Glass, Glassbeads and Glassmakers in Northern India. Esbjerg 1995.
  • Sode, Torben & Jan Kock: Traditional Raw Glass Production in Northern India: The Final Stage of an Ancient Technology. Journal of Glass Studies v. 43.
    The Corning Museum of Glass. Corning 2001, p. 155-169.
  • Kock, Jan & and Torben Sode: Medieval Glass Mirrors in Southern Scandinavia and their Technique, as still Practiced in India. Journal of Glass Studies v. 44. The Corning Museum of Glass. Corning 2002, p. 79-94.
1100 Euro in a double room, single room 528 Euro extra pr. Person.
The price include hotel, food, all transport in India from the pickup in Delhi Airport and to the airport in Ahmedabad. Beverages are on your own.
Number of Participants 18 to 20.
1. Please fill in the form below and send it to Jan Kock,
    Vilhelm Kyhns Alle 2, DK 8270 Højberg, Denmark.
2. Send a deposit of 150 EURO pr. Person to the following Bank
    Account in Denmark:
    Danske Bank: IBAN: DK6730003113103396  
    Account holder: Torben Sode.  
End of booking 
15. December 2014.
Participants will be informed later about when the total costs have to be payed.
Insurance, Visa and vaccination
No insurances and visas are included, travelers must make their own arrangements in due time. Investigate also vaccination regulation.
To and from India
On your own. Book early, there is a big competition. Many companies are flying to India, Finn Air, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Turkey Airlines are a few examples.
The trip is made in corporation with Skyline India Travels Pvt. Ltd
Jan Kock Torben Sode
Vilhelm Kyhns Alle 2 Højstrupvej 71
DK 8270 Højbjerg DK 2700 Brønshøj
Denmark Denmark
Tel.: +45 2093 0468 Tel.: +45 2370 6990
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Program as it looks by now  

Arrival in New Delhi.
Induvidual pick up from the airport.
Dinner at hotel.
Overnight at Hotel Godwin Deluxe
New Delhi - visit at The National Museum and Craft Museum.
If there is a demand we will arrange visits in antique shops and galleries.
Overnight at Godwin Deluxe
New Delhi guided tour with visit at Red Fort.
In the late afternoon we will go by bus to Agra.
Overnight at Hotel Marina
In the morning visit at Taj Mahal.
Lunch in the outdoor Restaurant Riao.
In the afternoon sightseeing in Agra and visit at Red Fort.
Overnight at Hotel Marina
Bus to the glass bead making village Purdilpur.
All day in Purdilpur.
Overnight at Hotel Marina
Bus to Ferozabad to visit glass factories.
The afternoon in the bangle bazar.
Overnight at Hotel Marina
Bus to Ferozabad to visit other glass factories.
Overnight at Hotel Marina
Bus Agra to Jaipur.
On the way we will make a brake at Midway restaurant for lunch. Overnight at Hotel Alsisar Haveli
Guided tour in Jaipur incl. visit at City Palace.
In the evening a short visit at Pushpendra who makes Indian glass windows and his son who is doing mirror design with Kapadwanji mirrors.
Overnight at Hotel Alsisar Haveli
Visit at Amber Fort in the early morning.
Guided tour in the Bazar and a visit in The antique shop Royal Gem owned by Santi Choushary.
Overnight at Hotel Alsisar Haveli
Bus to airport.
Flight from Jaipur to Ahmedabad.
Bus to hotel.
Overnight at Royal Highness
Bus to the glass mirror factory in Kapadvanji. We hope they are working.
In the late afternoon a short visit at the Tapini Bamboo Development Centre.
Overnight at Royal Highness
Whole day trip to Khambhat, the ancient stone cutting city with agates and carnelian making.
In the evening visiting at the textile marked in Ahmedabad.
Overnight at Royal Highness
After breakfast departure and transfer with individual flight (or other continuing arrangements) 
will automatically be returned to Jan Kock, Vilhelm Kyhns Alle 2, DK 8270 Højbjerg, Denmark. 
I/we have transferred a deposit of 150 Euro pr. person to the above mentioned account:

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