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Dance, Bollywood and textile wonders of India on this adventure

Chhatrapati Shivaji railway in Mumbai, India
The Chhatrapati Shivaji railway terminus in Mumbai. Spend time learning about dance, Bollywood and other cultural traditions in India on a 12-day tour.
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Discover the performing arts, costumes and fashions of India on a 12-day tour led by Holly Poe Durbin, a professor in the drama department at UC Irvine.

The tour, From Hollywood to Bollywood, will include visits to Delhi for a city tour and seminar on contemporary Indian theater; Kochi, for a performance at the Greenix Theater of Indian Dance; and Mumbai, for a tour of the textile wing of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum (formerly Prince of Wales Museum).

Other highlights include a Bollywood dance lesson, a live Bollywood performance and a visit to a film studio; demonstrations of Kathakali, a form of Indian classical dance; and a visit to Thrissur, one of the silk capitals of India.

A pre-tour extension to Jaipur, known as the “Pink City,” and the Taj Mahal in Agra also is available.

Dates: Dec. 14-23; pre-tour Dec. 11-14. Price: From $3,279 per person, double occupancy. Includes accommodations, all breakfasts and most dinners, entrance fees, ground transportation, drivers and guide. Gratuities and international airfare not included.

Info: From Hollywood to Bollywood, (866) 225-0577

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