Learn this beautiful art form in which patterns are created on the ground using dry flour, lots of colours and petals.  

Take an early morning walk around the streets of Mysore and you’ll see these designs being drawn on the ground in front of the gate of many homes.  Rangoli is traditionally done by women at the beginning of each day and they are especially elaborate during festivals.  They are sometimes referred to as “Friend of the Gate” and are there to welcome guests into the home.

The patterns include the face of Hindu deities, geometric shapes, peacock motifs and round floral and mandala designs. Many of these motifs are traditional and are handed down by the previous generations. Rangoli is a representation of India’s rich heritage.  

Price: $24 AUD per person

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