Dance, Bollywood and textile wonders of India on this adventure

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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