India and its Arts
Discover what India has to offer art lovers
- 03rd March 2020
For hundreds of years, India has been tempting travellers from around the globe to its vibrant art scene, colour-popping temples, time-honoured and fiercely respected traditions and unbridled energy. Every corner of India is gifted with artistic and cultural inspiration and cinematic views, with many of its palaces remaining the last word in opulence and architectural achievement. With the help of our ground team’s long-standing familiarity with luxury travel and authentic Indian experiences, our travel itineraries can be impeccably shaped to individual needs.
The art scene in India has never been more vibrant than it is today. India’s cultural capital Delhi, harnesses a plethora of artistic delights, and its contemporary art scene is on the rise. Clients can explore the collection at the National Gallery of Modern Art, before marvelling at the variety of 20th century artworks at a range of smaller private galleries across the city. Culture abounds in Mumbai, a showcase of India’s artistic diversity with a vibrant contemporary art culture. Everywhere you turn there’s a source of inspiration – Kala Ghoda’s art galleries, street art and museums all define its identity. With strong ties with many of the galleries across India, our team in India can arrange a private journey with a specialist for more serious buying, or simply to explore & learn.
Great efforts in restoration of historic buildings has been seen across the country with the help of such bodies at the World Monument Fund and the Aga Khan Foundation. This can be seen in the excellent work done to restore Humayun’s Tomb in Delhi and the adjacent Sunder Nursery. In Mumbai, the recently restored Knesset Eliyahoo Synagogue, indigo and white in colour on the outside and bathed in golden light on the inside, is an atmospheric spot, standing proudly in the neighbourhood. Time spent with a restoration architect can be arranged in these cities and others to gain a greater understanding of the work.
India is steeped in history and brimming with culture and art; from traditional dance forms to miniature creations, modern & contemporary art to architecture. When planning art and cultural experiences, it can be hard to know where to start, so access to our team’s long experience and deep knowledge of all things Indian will help customise the right immersion for you.
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