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Udaipur, India with Roger Dellar -
Oil, Watercolour and Acrylic - Coming Soon

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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.

The Amet Haveli

You can sample all the delights that India can offer. Many people will know of Roger who is a very experienced 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 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 which we can assure you is DELICIOUS or international cuisine.

Stunning hotel on the lake

Non participating partners sharing the suite are welcomed at a discount of 35%. No single person 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 suites (NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT!).

The 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

The Amet 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 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 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 there with kind charming staff who make us feel nothing is too much trouble.

There is a lovely restaurant, the Ambrai, on the edge of the lake serving a choice of cuisines. Pamper your taste buds with the mouthwatering food of Amet Haveli during your stay in Udaipur. This paradise lakeside garden restaurant 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 a glass of wine.

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


All leading airlines fly to Mumbai or Delhi; an internal connecting flight takes you to Udaipur. You will be collected by taxi and driven straight to our hotel where we will be waiting to greet you. We recommend Air India, or Jet Air who both provide international flights and connecting flights to Udaipur. You will need a tourist VISA to visit India but this is easily done online, 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

Place: Udaipur, Rajasthan, India

Artist: Roger Dellar - Oil, Watercolour and Acrylic

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

Coming shortly!

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 suite are welcomed at a discount of 35%. No single person supplement.

More Photos of this area

To tempt you to this exciting opportunity to visit this region of India and paint with Roger, here are a few photographs of the area and the hotel. Please click on any of the small images to see a larger picture.