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C20 India – FULLY BOOKED Delhi, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad with optional extension to Mumbai

09/11/2019 – 22/11/2019



C20 India – Delhi, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad with optional extension to Mumbai - FULLY BOOKED
Saturday 9th November to Wednesday 20th or Friday 22nd November 2019

This exciting tour was suggested and planned by casework committee member and structural engineer, Stuart Tappin, who has worked extensively in India. It will be led by Catherine Croft, C20 Director, and Jon Wright, former casework officer and now heritage adviser at Purcell UK. There will be architectural expert guides (see below) and the logistical expertise of  a local Cox & Kings representative.  

The tour will commence on Saturday 9th November 2019 with an overnight flight to Dehli. There will be four nights in Delhi and the days will be spent exploring Mughal architecture, Lutyens’ New Delhi and post-independence Delhi. On Thursday 14th November the group will travel by train to Chandigarh for three nights. Tour highlights will include Le Corbusier’s Capitol Complex and Nek Chand’s Rock Garden. On Sunday 17th November the group will fly to Ahmedabad and Monday and Tuesday will be spent exploring the important C20 architecture of the city – see article in Autumn 2018 C20 magazine. On Wednesday 20th November there is a choice of flying back to the UK or continuing by train to Mumbai for a two night visit, returning to the UK on Friday 22nd November. The detailed itinerary, including hotels and meals included can be viewed here.  

All bookings and enquiries should be made through Jayant Naniwadekar at Cox & Kings who will be the sole point of contact for making reservations. The contact details are 020 3930 5073 ext 299 and his working hours are Monday – Friday  09.00-05.30. His email address is  Cox & Kings are also able to advise on individual tailor-made extensions to the tour.
When calling or emailing Cox & Kings please quote tour code XTW. For anyone choosing the Mumbai extension, the relevant tour code is XTWBOM.  Places are limited so please book early.

Members’ price:   £3,045 sharing, £625 single supplement.  Mumbai extension: £595 sharing, £255 single supplement.  

Delhi guide: Harpreet Sachdev: Architect at  Ashok B. Lall Architects.  Worked for Purcell running New Delhi office.  Attended West Dean Conservation of Historic Concrete Course, 2017

Chandigarh guides: Professor Sangeeta Mehta: Principle of Chandigarh College of Architecture (CCA).  Seema Gera: Deputy Curator Government Museum and Art Gallery Chandigarh.  Both currently working on a Getty Foundation “Keeping it Modern” funded Conservation Management Plan for Le Corbusier’s Government Museum and Art Gallery in Chandigarh, India.

Ahmedabad  guide:  Rabindra Vasavadra Head, Masters Programme in Conservation Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Graduate School, CEPT University, Ahmedabad, India.

Mumbai guide: Vikas Dilawari:  Conservation architect with more than two and half decades of experience.  Double Masters in Conservation from School of Planning and Architecture (New Delhi) and from the University of York. He was the Head of Department of Conservation Department at Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture (KRVIA) Mumbai from 2007 to Aug 2014. His practice has successfully executed several conservation projects ranging from prime landmarks to unloved buildings of Mumbai. Twelve of his projects have won the UNESCO ASIA PACIFIC Awards for Cultural Preservation in SE Asia. He has lectured and written extensively on the subject of conservation nationally and internationally.