Taj Mahal, Agra, colorful, India
India's evocative Taj Mahal Photo: India Tourism Bureau

Mystical India

Discover the cultural and natural treasures of Northern India, featuring Ranthambore National Park
Starting at $5,594
Including airfare, airline taxes & departure fees
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Rita Sodha
Oct 23 - Nov 9, 2014; Jan 18 - Feb 4, 2015; Feb 22 - Mar 11, 2015
Rita Sodha is a lecturer in the Department of Art History at the University of Baroda’s Faculty of Fine Arts. With a Ph.D. in art history, Rita is an expert on Indian painting and has published several articles on contemporary art in India. With a degree in painting, Rita has conducted workshops on the technique of enameling, tie and dye, patchwork, and quilting, and she designs soft furnishings for customized interiors. She also studied the sitar at the University of Baroda’s Faculty of Performing Arts. Rita looks forward to sharing her love of Indian art, music, history, and culture with Smithsonian travelers.

Minhazz Majumdar
Nov 23 - Dec 10, 2014
Minhazz Majumdar is a writer and curator of Indian art, and co-founder of the Earth & Grass Workshop, an organization promoting arts and crafts as livelihood. Minhazz has served as a development consultant for the government of India and for many Indian NGOs and has extensive experience leading groups through India.