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Udaipur Rajasthan India with Arte Umbria


Paint Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

with Roger Dellar ROI, RI, PS

Oil, Watercolour, Pastels and Acrylic

Painting in Europe in association with Arte Umbria

The price for this trip including return flights from London to Udaipur, bed, breakfast and dinner and painting trips out is £4220 with no Single Person Supplement!

Non-painting partners, sharing a room are welcomed at the special price of £2950 inclusive.

You just have to reserve your place and get yourself to the airport. (For guests wanting to arrange their own travel please contact us for the cost with no travel included). 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.



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.

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


Our Haveli, 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 deluxe room or 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.


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 Roger directly if you would like to discuss materials. 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.



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.




We are now including your flights from London to Udaipur in the price.

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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.