Not everyday you get out across the world to wander about just anywhere; we get it, it is indeed a complex decision.
But for us, its been our everyday job. Let's just say we know what today's travellers really desire.
We do not consider a vacation is just going somewhere to visit some prevailing places, and doing some routine activities. We believe a trip should be memorable, should be fruitful, should be an experience by itself.
Our endeavour is to bestow you a real life experience while you travel. We attempt to connect you to the people when you go. Our venture is to reveal those hidden secrets of the place which you would find nowhere else.
And we present you India. The mysteriously addictive country. The enigma people trying to solve since centuries.
Our commitment to you also is driven by our social cause. The world is a pretty prodigious place. And we want to do our bit to keep it that way.
That's our core philosophy to adapt and practice Sustainable Tourism and Responsible Travel. We are here to affirm that sustainability and responsibility does not mean no fun; in fact fun can used to benefit the society, the world.
We welcome you to visit our Programs and Experiences to encounter a new India in an antithetic way.
Hand Picked Signature Programs
Himachal Pradesh – whenever you hear the name – the pictures float before your eyes are all about royalty of Shimla, breathless natural artistry & adventures of Lahaul, Spiti & Kinnaur, family outings of Manali, Dharamsala, Dalhousie and so on.
But Himachal is blessed with much more than these, with rich history and heritage of handicrafts than any other Himalayans states in India. No other places in India has that much density palaces and forts under snow-capped mountains. The Buddhist and Tibetan culture blended with much prominent Christian legacy and old Hindu traditions makes Himachal a unique destination to experience.
This program takes you to unexplored places of Kullu, Mandi and Bilaspur – with show Himachal in a new avatar which is quite unalike from what you have seen about Himachal....
Known for its cultural diversity, Almora is surrounded by the dwindling pines and old oaks, the city has a divine aura that is enough to allure the backpackers.There are numerous things that can be done in Almora such as visiting the old forts, historical monuments and the royal courts standing tall. It is only at Almora that you relish Aipan, a traditional art form of Kumaon. When the great Hindu philosopher, Swami Vivekanand visited this place, he at once fell in love with Almora, such is the beauty of this place....
Chamba valley, perhaps the loveliest in Himachal, is known for its scenic attractions, sparkling streams, lakes, meadows and lush deodar forests. Crowned with high mountain ranges, richness in wildlife, fine temple architecture, beautiful miniature paintings and exquisite embroidered textiles – Chamba has a lot to offer to travellers.
Dalhousie is a hill station full of colonial charm that holds lingering echoes of the Raj. Spread out over the five hills (Kathlog, Potreys, Tehra, Bakrota and Balun) the town is named after the 19th century British Governor General Lord Dalhousie.
Surrounded by high lush green mountains, this quaint little town known as Bharmour remained capital of the princely state of Chamba for over 400 years. The abundant alpine pastures in the region are home to the nomadic Gaddi tribesman.
These are the places this program packages for you to unleash a painting that covers Himachal as a whole....
Even though popular as a family hill station with an easy reach from Delhi or Chandigarh or any other nearby cities, Dharamsala is much more than that – the place is a living mirror of century old Himachal history, the Tibetan island in India, Arts & Crafts of Himachal, modern as well as traditional mountain living.
We will take you to experience the very core soul of Dharamsala and Mcloedganj. You will visit Kangra valley, the villages, old mansions. You will meet the Tibetan artisans, craftsmen, chefs; learn from them. You will stay in a Tibetan homestays, making your experience authentic and pure. You will work with himachali potters, visit the museums. You will converse with the lamas in their monasteries, in the places they work and they pray.
While this, we have not forgotten the regular and popular tourists spots. Adventure activities for adrenaline junkies also are offered....
Taj Mahotsav is an invocation of memories of the old Mughal Era and the grand Nawabi style that are still accustomed in northern India. The festival starts with a road procession with decorated elephants and camels like victory processions of Mughal Emperors and warlords. Drum beaters, trumpet players, folk dancers, skilled crafts men and artisans also join the procession. Artists from all over India come here to display their art and craftmanship.
This program tours you in this grand annual carnival that started in the year 1992, and since then have gradually become one of the most awaited cultural extravaganza of India.
Of course we will visit the magnificent Taj, and the ruins of Fatehpur Sikri.
In addition, as signature elements of all Born2C programs of rural and sustainable tours, we will visit nearby villages of Kachhpura and Korai....
The curtains go up on the acclaimed annual Surajkund International Crafts Fair from 1st February onwards, a celebration of Indian folk traditions and cultural heritage. At this festival you can experience live performances by renowned singers, dancers, musicians and poets from India and around the world, Delicious food across the nation, Handicrafts, Handlooms from across different parts of India, display of traditional Indian art and artefacts, fun amusement and adventure activities all packaged in a single place - Surajkund International Crafts Mela. Your personal guide will give you the history of a particular place and art form. Indulge with us in this truly beautiful amalgamation of craft, culture, food and fun....
In these 5 days you will find yourself shooting for a film on Holi, the most colourful festival on Earth in the holy city of Pushkar, the only sacred place of Lord Brahma.
Pushkar is known to traveller community mostly for the famous Camel Fair. A small sleepy town suddenly comes alive with frenzied burst of activity. But very few know that the town floods with paint and glow during Holi as well, the most colourful festival in the World.
This videography program invites you to an amazingly vibrant journey to Pushkar during the days of Holi. In addition, we would pay visit to the sacred shrine of Ajmer to capture the contrasting culture between two places merely 15 kms far....
Forts and Façades that go on as far as the highs of the hills that carry them, deep-orange hues of sun setting over bright brown sand dunes, slippery specks of sand slipping through silently, starry charcoal skies in the middle of the desert, multi-colored turbaned men playing flute and traditional ravan hatha, making the little dolls dance to the tune of soulful music, women in even more colorful robes, long skirts and jewelleries walking gracefully with a pot of water leaving behind the sonorous sounds of their anklets, temples painted with colorful acts of various Lords and palaces where plenitude can’t be measured.
But, that's just a few glimpses of what Rajasthan has to award us, and what we are going to witness and photograph. Our photography tour of Rajasthan will leave you longing for more, and the pictures you bring back will make sure that the memories will never recede....
Born2C invites you to its flagship program – the full coverage of Seven Cities of Delhi – where you can explore the full history, tradition and culture of the current and oldest capital of India....
Puppets or "Kathputli" is an ancient and popular form of folk entertainment. A puppet is one of the most remarkable and ingenious inventions of the man. A puppet is an inanimate object, often resembling some type of human, animal or mythical figure, that is animated or manipulated by a human called a puppeteer.
We will take you to the hub of puppeters, The Kathputli Colony – the land that inspired Salman Rushdie’s 1980 Midnight’s Children. The Kathputli colony in Delhi is famed for its dense population of puppeteers, acrobats, snake-charmers, musicians, dancers, actors and street performers. Spend a day here, and you’ll get to discover the rustic charm of traditional art forms, practiced right here in the Capital. These artists are ambassadors of Indian culture who perform at international events. . Walk with us along with those trails where artisans live, where they work. You will work with them, you will be taught by them, you can buy products directly from them, and you will live in their lives....
Discover the best that Jaipur has to offer by tasting authentic Rajasthani food,explore the local markets, learn about the main ingredients used, learn to cook Indian food in specialised cooking classes and in turn get to know local culture and history in detail. Our specialised culinary tour will take you to the most famous eatery joints. You will be able to learn the authentic dishes with our culinary experts. Our culinary workshops can be a half day, full day or even for few hours depending upon the availability of time and interest and can be tailored to according to preferences of the guests....
Art is what makes us human. India is rich in culture and art forms. Indian artisans are famous for their versatility and variety. The program from Born2C – Golden Triangle for Craftaholics will give you the chance to explore and experience the rich culture and heritage, focusing specially on various art forms and handicraft in Northern region of India.Born2C presents a new portrait of the common Golden Triangle showing the hidden assets in these places apart from the routine destinations as we believe in presenting India in a way that is quite unique, unexplored, and unhindered. Our tours aims to connect the global traveller with India’s artisans and craft communities thereby giving opportunity to the local artisans to portray their work as well....
Photographing people in a foreign country poses a common set of challenges, some of them are anxiety, lack of belief, language barriers and unfamiliar customs. Thus when you're abroad, it's most important that you gain the trust of your subjects.
This is what will allow you to photograph people as they are working, in their shops, on their own, and even their homes. Always emit a positive vibe and approach your subjects not as a camera but as a person - let your smiling face be the first thing they see. And ask permission to shoot when you feel the frequency is set.
Jaipur, with its colors and warmths, presents itself as one of the most suited place for your Travel Portrait Photography. Connect with people, see what they do, how they live, feel their breath - and they will offer you the iconic frames....
We will take you to the nooks and crannies of rural India with individual travellers or travel groups, giving them a first-hand look at how India’s traditional crafts are practiced. Travellers are given the unique opportunity of interacting with artisans, watching them in the process and uncovering stories seldom found in books and travel magazines.
You will be introduced to the famous miniature painting artist, terracotta artists and puppeteer at Udaipur, including hands on workshops and demonstration of the whole process of making these craft items.
The miniature paintings of Udaipur manage to display the raw but opulent culture of Rajasthan with ease. The paintings are made using a rigorous process which involves manufacture of the pigments and colours from scratch. Very often, these paintings reflect real life events and are portrayals of such events. Hence, they act as a method of archiving our past and reconstructing it. These paintings were popular in Mewar, Udaipur.
Puppetry is a form of theatre or performance that involves the manipulation of puppets—inanimate objects, often resembling some type of human or animal figure, which are animated or manipulated by a human called a puppeteer.
Terracotta is a clay-like earthenware ceramic that can be either glazed or unglazed. Terracotta pottery is a craft wherein artists uses their artistic talents to create pots, dishes, mugs, vases, and other types of artwork. Most potters create functional pieces that are meant to be put to everyday use....
Jaipur is recognized as the craft capital of India and the Royal Family of Jaipur patronized the craftsmen and artisans, who had contributed much to the affluence of arts and crafts in Jaipur. This program of Born2C is all about experiencing Art and Craft of Jaipur.
You will be introduced to the famous block printing, handmade papers and pottery crafts at Jaipur, including hands on workshops and demonstration of the whole process of making these craft items.
In Jaipur, the blue pottery is a perfect fusion of many techniques – Mongol styles combined with Chinese processes with Persian arts, using similar Frit materials to Egyptian faience.
The communities involved are with indigenous skills. The most popular of them are – pottery, block printing, miniature painting, carpet weaving, hand-made paper. You will get a hands-on experience with local artists. You will get to see the actual process involved, the raw material needed and the final product....
35 inscribed World Heritage sites with UNESCO. 44 are in tentative list that are applied for and nominated.
Number of inbound tourists in India, 2015. Top states are Tamil Nadu with 4,684,707. followed by Maharasthra with 4,408,916, and Uttar Pradesh with 31,04,062.
23 types of major handicrafts in India. And many more sub-types under each of these.
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