Jaipur Literature Festival India 2017 (10 Days / 9 Nights)


Jaipur Literature Festival India 2017 (10 Days / 9 Nights)


We invite you to join us at the 2017 Jaipur Literature Festival, one of Asia’s most renowned literary festivals. An annual celebration of the written word, the Jaipur Literature Festival brings together some of the world’s greatest thinkers and writers set against the spectacular backdrop of Jaipur, Rajasthan.

A$2500 per person twin share.

Single Supplement A$695.

Prices based on minimum 6 people with English speaking guide.

Images: https://jaipurliteraturefestival.org

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“The Greatest Literary Show on Earth”

Our intimate Jaipur Literature Festival itinerary is rooted in choice and curated with the avid reader in mind. Spend one morning in solitude with your favorite book and the next in an animated discussion on literature led by our guide, author and writer Janet Thomas.  Spend your afternoons absorbing the energy of the Literature festival, taking in Jaipur’s historic sites, catching a film at a traditional Bollywood cinema, or losing yourself in Jaipur’s exquisite walled old city. Our evenings are filled with conversations with new and old friends, a diverse cross section of writers, thinkers, and creatives from around the world, musical performances, and phenomenal culinary delights. Our Festival experience culminates at the exquisite Writers Ball Dinner, the closing event of the 2017 Literature Festival.

You will be accompanied from the US by award winning author Janet Thomas, and Sharon Thrupp, an Australian by birth and an Indophile, who has lived in India for 15 years.

During the course of our 10 day tour of North India, Janet will guide us  through the process of creating our own written travel masterpiece. We will brainstorm, discuss, and refine our written works as we explore the history, food, and sights of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur.


Day 1 - 17 January 17

Welcome to India! Transfer from the International Airport to your hotel in Delhi. Overnight Delhi.

Day 2 - 18 January 17

Our first breakfast as a group, we’ll make our introductions, meet with Janet, and share our first meal of many together.  Over the coming 10 days, Janet will discuss Travel Writing, The Art and Craft of Writing a Memoir, tips for written reflection.  We will discuss the most suitable time and cover these subjects. This is a completely voluntary aspect of the tour.
We spend the rest of the day sightseeing in New and Old Delhi – India Gate, Rajpath and Secretariat Buildings, Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum, Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort and spice market (if time permitting). Overnight in Delhi

Day 3 - 19 January 17

Leave early morning from Delhi to Agra, home of the iconic Taj Mahal. We’ll spend our time admiring this exquisite monument to love constructed by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his late wife Mumtaz. An afternoon visit to the Red Fort and time for some late afternoon reflective writing. Overnight Agra

Day 4 - 20 January 17

Leave early morning from Agra to Jaipur. Arrive early afternoon, check into hotel and attend first session of the Jaipur Literature Festival. Overnight Jaipur

Day5-7 - 21-23 January 17

Jaipur. Breakfast discussion on writing and attend Literature Festival. The annual festival is its 6th year and features over 200 speakers from 20 different countries.

Attend activities including poetry, music & dance, debates, readings, panel discussions and workshops over the next 3 days.

Day 8 - 24 January 17

Attend last day of Literature Festival and attend the closing Dinner/Ball of the Festival. Overnight Jaipur

Day 9 - 25 January 17

Day consolidating writing and sightseeing seeing around Jaipur including Amber Fort, the ancient capital of the state; unique elephant ride (or Jeep ride for alternation) ascent to the fort is full of unbeatable view and fun; inside you’ll also experience the kingly palaces incl. the Sheesh Mahal (Palace of Mirrors).

Next go back to Jaipur to view the gorgeous Hawa Mahal (Palace of the Winds) and the City Palace Museum featured with palatial structures and rich collections of Rajasthani costumes and armoury. Overnight Jaipur

Day 10 - 26 January 17

Morning train back to Delhi (arrive 10:30 am) connect with your international flight home or continue your onward journey.


  •  Accompanied by author Janet Thomas from US (if travelling from US), other meet in Delhi
  •  Airport Transfer at Indira Gandhi Airport New Delhi
  •  9 nights’ accommodation and breakfast for the duration of the trip.
  •  All transfers and travel by train from Jaipur to Delhi and private vehicles
  •  5 day delegate pass to Jaipur Literature Festival (including lunch, opening and closing dinners)
  •  Writing workshops conducted by Janet Thomas (see attached topics)


  •  Airfares to and from India
  •  Indian visas
  •  Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  •  Lunch and Dinner (except when attending the festival)
  •  All attractions and entrance fees as per itinerary
  •  Occasional optional items not identified in itinerary description
  •  Tipping and personal expenses
  •  Bottled water and other beverages not included with meals

Please read our Terms & Conditions, before you make a booking. Any Questions? or Want more info on this trip? Please contact us.