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“Highlight of our trip”

Art of Hope Day Tour
Ranked #187 of 693 Tours in New Delhi
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Owner description: The Art of Hope tour showcases the art, life and spirit of folk artists who have charmed the country for generations. The tour not only gives the opportunity to experience the ancient art first hand but also lets travellers peep into the life of artisans and take some inspiration.
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Over our two week trip to India we took many guided tours and this was definitely one of the best. We particularly enjoyed the interactions with the residents - their warmth and friendliness was touching and we had great fun watching the performances. And you could tell they were genuinely enjoying themselves too! Some very talented artists. The guide was also very engaging and knowledgeable.

Thank RitaRM
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ArtofHope, Owner at Art of Hope Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2016

Many thanks for your kind words here. For all of us its been a real pleasure to read it. It was your awesome presence and participation that led to such remarkable moments of connection and joy!
Would love to see you folks on your next India trip with many more colourful performances for you.

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Reviewed 28 January 2016

We were quite amused by the puppet show that they had, it was something we haven't seen anywhere in the world.
The colors were gorgeous and so were the smiles. Carry your lil camera as you can take pics of the performances although while the walk it could'nt be as great. Rest was all taken care of by the hosts who were the residents and the artists themselves.

Thank GraceV06
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ArtofHope, Owner at Art of Hope Day Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2016

Its an absolute pleasure for us to see your review. You are welcome on your next trip to India.

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Reviewed 19 January 2016

This was an unusual experience that we would recommend, bringing us to a vibrant slum without being a stereotypical slum tour. We would not have found this place ourselves. The tour introduced us to the people living near the Shadipur train station and their performances (singing, dance, carving and puppets) were awesome. We appreciated knowing that our tourist dollars were going to compensate the artists for their work. Our tour guide was enthusiastic and tailored the tour to our interests. Although his English was good, we would have liked him to offer more in depth background on the history of the area and the challenges facing India today.

2  Thank Peter K
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Reviewed 8 January 2016

Experiencing the tour was a very enriching experience, there were a lot of things starting from Hanuman Temple, we went into the Kathputli colony, where we saw people residing in a very challenging situation but with a smile, they welcomed us with warmth and were excited to see us. We explored the colony and later witnessed the Puppet show and beat boxing performed by the children. Shadipur metro station is the nearest. Sport shoes are preferred. Overall the experience was insightful and broadened my views towards human life.

Thank Shivam05
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Reviewed 13 December 2015

In a big city, to encounter narrow ways was an intriguing experience. Unlike the regular tourist attractions, its about the people, liveliness, the hustle and bustle of a fully functional colony of Artists.
Although we had never met with the folks, but there were lot many things we were able to share and appreciate. The performances were indeed exhilarating. All the artists were well poised and their love of Art was dripping out of their acts.Overall its a cheerful yet humbling, fantastic yet 'real' activity to hop on to when in India.

Thank PriyaS93
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