Discover the riches of the Mughal Empire!
Thanks to DISCOVERY Gems, and accompanied by Charline Coupeau and Céline Gaslain-Leduc, from the research department HISTOIRES DE CARATS, both PhDs in Art and Jewellery History, you will discover the riches of the Mughal Empire, through its architecture, its art, its history and of course its exceptional jewellery pieces, in the heart of Rajasthan.
You will be welcomed in Jaipur, and you will follow daily lectures in Art History, gemology, and will be able to visit the Taj-Mahal, and meet the jewellery merchants, who once supplied the great houses of the Place Vendôme and the Maharajas.
To make the most of your stay, you will be accommodated in a hotel**** of Mogul style, in the heart of the city.
This program is for groups of 15 people maximum. (Stay possible all year round). A la carte program possible for groups of less or more than 15 people, also possible (on request).
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Day 1: Pick up from Jaipur airport early in the day, check into your hotel and visit the city.
Day 2: Lecture on " The Origins of the Mughal Empire" and gemology, followed by a departure for the Hawa Mahal, where you will start your visit to the traders, you will also discover the Jaipur gem museum, one of the most important in the world.
Day 3: Lecture on " Art and History of the Mughal Empire", then departure for Johari Bazar, to visit the gem traders. Jaipur being the world capital of the gemstone trade.
Day 4: Departure for the city ofAgra and the visit of the Taj-Mahal, followed by a conference on " India and French Haute-Jewellery", return in the evening to Jaipur.
Day 5: Visit to the famous jeweller's shop "GEM PALACE", owned by the Kasliwal family, the jeweller of stars and maharajas. Afternoon at leisure, then transfer to Jaipur airport for your return to Europe.
This rate includes, transfers to and from Jaipur airport, accommodation at the Nirbana Heritage and SPA Hotel **** in a single room, breakfasts, ground transportation, entrance fees for the monuments mentioned, guides, gemmological lectures given by DISCOVERY Gems, the original conferences conceived and realized by the research department HISTOIRES DE CARATS with the original creation " Des Heures Indiennes " which is composed of 3 original conferences highlighting " The Origins of the Mughal Empire " (XVIth century), " The Art and History of the Mughal Empire " (XVIIth to XIXth century) as well as " India and the French Haute-Joaillerie " (XIXth to XXth century), the whole of the visits, and the expenses of file.
This price does not include the international flight from your country of origin (Return flight from Paris from 400 €/person), lunches, dinners, drinks, visa fees (about 40$ USD), personal expenses and additional stone purchases, tips and taxes, as well as individual insurance.
For more information, please refer to our General Conditions.
Trained as a jeweler and Gemmologist at the GIA, Benoît invites you to discover his passion for gems. Fascinated since always by the stones, he does not cease to carry you in his world made of colors and travels.
With 20 years of experience in jewellery and gemology, as a trader for the Place Vendôme and with artisan jewellers between Asia and France, he puts all his trading experience and expertise at your service.
Gemmologist graduated from the Gem-A since 2010, Ingrid invites you to discover the fascinating world of gems. Passionate since her childhood about stones and travels, she will take you into a world of colors and sparkles, offering initiations to gemology.
Associated with jewellers and traders, which allows her to create extraordinary jewels with a wide choice of quality stones.
Because we believe that your gemology experience should be unique and unforgettable, we have personally selected each of your hotels with the utmost care.