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Paint Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
with Roger Dellar ROI, RI, PS

Oil, Watercolour, Pastels and Acrylic

Painting in Europe in association with Arte Umbria


WE HAVE ONE PLACE AVAILABLE FOR THE SPECIAL PRICE OF £2420 left, due to one of our assistants having to withdraw due to a broken ankle. This price will include all accommodation, breakfasts, dinners, tours and trips out and all internal transfers and travel.

Available until 7 October. (This price does not include flights from London). CONTACT US NOW!

Non-painting partners, sharing a room are welcomed at a 30% discount.

You just have to reserve your place and find your travel and get yourself to the airport. ( You will be collected by taxi from Udaipur airport and your hosts with Painting in Europe will be at the hotel to greet you and help check you in.

This is one of our most popular destinations for our painting retreats. Experience the delights of India and you get to paint and learn from a particularly inspiring tutor and painter. Unlike other painting groups who visit India, Roger tutors in all mediums, does demonstrations each day and will give critiques when required - you are guaranteed to learn whilst you are enhancing your technique in this most beautiful of surroundings.

Check out Roger's work on his website Roger Dellar's Website

The Amet Haveli

You can sample all the delights that India can offer. Many people will know of Roger who is a very experienced artist and popular tutor. Beginners to experienced artists welcomed. Roger will be painting in oil on this trip, but he is more than delighted to teach and tutor in the medium of your choice, watercolour, oil, pastel or acrylic as he is skilled in all mediums. He is a wonderful artist and a very popular tutor with a big following so early booking is advised.

There will be lots of subjects and opportunities to paint, tours out to local palaces and temples, breakfast in the hotel and dinner out every night at different local restaurants to sample local food which we can assure you is DELICIOUS or international cuisine.

Stunning hotel on the lake

Non participating partners sharing the deluxe room are welcomed at a discount of 45%. No single person supplement. (WE NEVER CHARGE A SINGLE SUPPLEMENT!).

This price includes all your accommodation in a stunningly beautiful hotel on the edge of Lake Pichola with panoramic views out to the Taj Palace and the City Palace, all rooms are double deluxe. If you would like a suite please contact us for the supplement.

Our stunning hotel is very popular and fills very quickly months in advance. Early booking is really recommended to ensure the best rooms overlooking the lake or with a balcony.


The Amet Haveli hotel

We stay in the delightful Amet Haveli, recently featured in Season Three of the BBC programme, The Real Marigold Hotel - Season 3 Previous guests will recognise their group photos as that is where ours are taken. This truly delightful, charming hotel is set on the edge of the Pichola Lake with breathtaking views of Jagdish Temple, Gangaur Ghat, City Palace, Lake Palace, Jag Mandir and Sajjangarh Fort. Each suite has air conditioning, television with cable, tea and coffee making facilities, a safe, mini fridge, hair driver, free Wi-Fi and intercom.

There is a lovely pool at the hotel. There is a Spa offering massages and treatments.There is also a doctor on call (hopefully not needed), travel assistance, parking, laundry and the hotel takes American Express, MasterCard and Visa. We are looked after very well here by very kind charming staff who make us feel nothing is too much trouble. We have stayed with them many times and consider them friends.

There is two lovely restaurants, one featuring Indian, Chinese and International cuisine and the other featuring Mexican, Italian and International, both set on the edge of the lake. Pamper your taste buds with the mouthwatering food during your stay in Udaipur. These paradise lakeside garden restaurants will tantalize your senses – prepare for gastronomical bliss!

What to expect on this trip

We know this area very well now. It is perfect if you have always wanted to go but prefer to have someone with you who is familiar with the region. Roger and the group will be going out with you to locations during the day painting and drawing. He will be doing a demonstration each day. He will decide on the time according to the changing light of the day. There will be many opportunities to explore the area and take in its many colourful scenes. Have an adventure on a Tuk Tuk into the centre, around the colourful spice and vegetable market, a trip to the impressive City Palace, or up to the Monsoon Palace to paint the sunset. There is also an opportunity to take a boat ride around the lake. During the week we will arrange 3 trips but you are welcome to explore everything Udaipur can offer including wonderful shops, Ayurvedic centres, jewellery and beautiful silk and linen fabrics. We will all be there to guide and help you.

An axciting opportunity to visit Udaipur in 2018

The painting days will start with Roger talking you through different views, looking for subjects followed by a short demonstration. He will assist where necessary to help you with your paintings with plenty of advice and help where needed.

Following this at the end of the day looking at your paintings with constructive criticism over an aperitif.

Click below to download a pdf of Roger's suggested list of materials for oils:

Click to download the materials list

You will need to bring your own materials. Roger is currently updating his list of travel equipment for 'Plein Air’ please contact directly if you would like to discuss materials on his website There is an art shop in Udaipur that has materials, but not brands that most people are used to, but it works well as a back up if you need anything more during your stay.


Visit Jaipur with Painting in India 2018

Udaipur city, also known as the 'City of Lakes' and the 'Venice of the East', is a very popular tourist destination in Rajasthan, India. The capital of the former princely state of Mewar is considered to be one of the most romantic cities of India. We guarantee to show you the very best of Udaipur and the area, and we can arrange a trip to Jaipur if people are interested.

Udaipur is a land of azure water lakes, hemmed in by the lush hills of the Aravalis. The city is a blend of sights, sounds and experiences. With its kaleidoscope of fairy-tale palaces, lakes, temples, gardens and narrow lanes, the city evokes it’s heroic past, epitomizing valour and chivalry. Voted the Best City in the World in 2009!

Pichola Lake
Lake Pichola, is an artificial fresh water lake created in the year 1362 AD, one of a set of lakes in the city. The lake was built by Banjara, a gypsy and grain merchant during the reign of Maharana Lakha. Later, Maharana Udai Singh, impressed by the charm of this lake with the backdrop of green hills, founded his palace on its banks. Expect atmospheric dawns and magnificent sunsets.

  • Jag Niwas, site of the Lake Palace.
  • Jag Mandir, with the palace of the same name.
  • Mohan Mandir, from where the king would watch the annual Gangaur festival celebration.
  • Arsi Vilas, a small island which has a small palace. It was built by one of the Maharanas of Udaipur to enjoy the sunset on the lake. It is also a sanctuary catering to a variety of birds, including tufted ducks, coots, egrets, terns, cormorants and kingfishers.

Check out a film taken at Udaipur - click on the link : Beautiful film of Udaipur.

Painting in India with Arte Umbria



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You will need a tourist VISA to visit India but this is easily done online, or peoples travel are able to help you with this. If you decide to do it yourself please follow this link for all the information you will need and to receive your Visa online. Please contact us if you would like any help with travel. Taj Mahal and Agra We are more than happy to advise on trips and tours to other parts of India, including the Taj Mahal at the end of this course. Please just contact us if you would like help with travel, hotels or guides. If several guests wish to go it could make a nice group and extension to your trip! Weather This time of year is a comfortable mid to high 20’s, but can vary due to climate change.

Udaipur is a land of azure water lakes

Roger Dellar

Date: October 30th 2018

Arrive Udaipur 30th October and depart Udaipur Friday 9th November - 10 night stay.

Place: Udaipur, Rajasthan, India


WE HAVE ONE PLACE AVAILABLE FOR THE SPECIAL PRICE OF £2420 left. (This price does not include flights from London). CONTACT US NOW! Price includes all tuition, accommodation, breakfasts, dinners, all trips and tours out and all internal travel and transfers.

Artist and Tutor: Roger Dellar - Oil, Watercolour and Acrylic

Duration of the course: Ten days painting in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

There will be lots of subjects and opportunities to paint, tours out to local palaces and temples, breakfast in the hotel and dinner out every night at different local restaurants to sample local which we can assure you is DELICIOUS or international cuisine.

Non participating partners sharing the room are welcomed at a discount of 30% .

No single person supplement.

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Itinerary for 10 Day Painting Trip to Udaipur with Roger Dellar

All schedules may be subject to change


You will be met at Udaipur airport by taxi holding a PAINTING IN EUROPE sign who will bring you to our Hotel, the Amet Haveli.

We will be there to help you register.

There will be a 7pm welcome drink in the restaurant bar with tutor, hosts and other guests so everyone can meet.

8pm dinner at the Hotel restaurant.

We have arranged for a selection of Indian food with the chef to avoid confusion in selecting dishes.


Breakfast is from 7am till 9am in the restaurant to suit you.

The first day there will be painting from 10am around the hotel to help with recovering from your journey. Roger will start the day with a demonstration.

Lunch at 1pm until 2.30pm and is at your expense and leisure. We normally have lunch at the hotel restaurant but you are welcome to wander the city for lunch.

2.30pm until 5pm more tutoring from Roger.

We will again eat in the hotel at 8pm but usually meet in the bar area before hand at 7.30 for a drink(you can pay for drinks and lunches in cash or book it to your room and settle at departure) and chat about the day.


Breakfast is from 7am till 9am in the restaurant.

At 10 am we meet by the reception for our first painting outing.

We will travel by Tuk Tuk to the other side of the lake and paint from under 3 ornate arches, the famous Gangor Ghat (used in a location in ‘The Best Marigold Hotel’). Roger will do his usual morning demonstration. Lunch can be taken at a local eatery. After lunch continue with the same painting or choose another subject in the locality and return by Tuk Tuk at 5pm or take a stroll back.

6.30pm a charming local jeweller who we know well and is very reasonable with prices will be in the gardens to display some items and he will also do bespoke pieces to order.

Meet in the bar at 7.30pm and then go to a local Rooftop restaurant overlooking the lake.


Breakfast as usual.

A demonstration by Roger followed by a short walk to the local Ghat near the hotel. This is a very popular place for locals and for wedding photography and has views over to the Lake Palace Hotel and the City Palace on the other side of the lake. Because the location of our hotel is so beautiful there are regularly bridal couples having their photos taken there. Lunch in the restaurant from 1pm until 2.30pm.

After lunch an excursion to a clothing retailers to shop where the cast of The Marigold Hotel shopped. You can buy off the shelf or have made to measure bespoke suits, saris, furnishings et all! Beautiful pashminas and scarves.

When everyone is finished, back to the hotel to relax as you like before meeting in the bar at 7.30pm and onto another rooftop restaurant.


Breakfast as usual.

At 10 am we meet by the reception for a trip across the lake to the City Palace. A Roger demonstration to start. There are various exhibitions to see and places to paint. There is a restaurant there for lunch which you can go to if you want. There are cafes for refreshments. After lunch continue painting or leave the palace and stroll the shops. Pick up a Tuk Tuk at the palace entrance or where they dropped you off at 5pm.

7.30pm in the bar for drinks and eat out.


Breakfast as usual.

Free day to explore yourselves or paint locally. We can help you arrange Tuk Tuks or excursions. Tutors day off. 7.30 in the bar and eat at the hotel.


Breakfast as usual.

At 10 am we meet by the reception for a trip out to Gulab Bagh Park for a demonstration and painting. Lunch at a local restaurant.

Return to the hotel in time for a 6pm boat trip out and back from the hotel jetty to watch the sunset over the lake. Straight into the bar for drinks and dinner at the hotel.


Breakfast as usual.

Off to the Sahelion Ki Bari (Garden of Maidens) for a demonstration and after, your own painting. Continue in the gardens until 5pm and return to the hotel by Tuk Tuk. Jeweller returns with more samples or completed orders.

7.30 in the bar and eat at the hotel.


Breakfast as usual.

At 10 am we meet by the reception for a trip out to the local spice market followed by a demonstration by Roger. Return to the hotel for lunch and more local painting.

7.30pm in the bar for drinks and eat out.


Breakfast as usual.

At 10 am meet for the final demo by Roger.

After lunch try to finish off work done and meet in the bar at 6.30 for a critic and final dinner.


Breakfast as usual. Depart by taxi for the airport.

Breakfast is a choice of European or Indian set menu.


Son e Lumiere at City Palace
Shops to visit
Ganesh (Exquisite fabrics, furnishings, bags, bedlinen, cushions)FabIndia for clothing
Ayurvedic Treatment centres for health treatments, massages, manicures and pedicures
Henna Tattoo salons
Craft Centre
Spice MarketCity Palace
Lake Palace Hotel
Monsoon Palace with monkeys
Gem CentreSilver Box JewellerLots of jewellers
Lions and TigersGulab Bagh zoo and gardens
Jagdish TempleGem Arts Emporium
Ganjaur Ghat

The eastern side of Ganjaur Ghat is the best place for shopping as it comes with several bazaars that stem out from the Clock Tower. Ganjaur Ghat is especially good for carpets, pottery, paintings, and anything made with cane and tends to be popular with locals. The earlier in the day you get there the better.