ORDERINGPlease review the brochures at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2jvar79del9uoue/AAANtPvLxDcHru0JLtaVuT19a?dl=0 and make your selection(s).
DELIVERY:There are four delivery options for TANPURA:1. You collect it from Sudhanshu's house/Delhi Airport ( Charges: 3000 INR)2. You get it delivered to Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh ( Charges: to be conveyed later depending upon the number of instruments to be delivered. Estimated cost: 4000 to 6000 INR)3. You get a courier delivery to any other major city in India (Charges: to be conveyed later depending upon the distance. Estimated cost: 4000 to 6000 INR)4. You get a courier delivery directly to your home/residential address in your country (Charges: to be conveyed later depending upon the distance and country of Delivery)
There are two delivery options for HARMONIUMS/SUR PETI:
1. You collect it from Sudhanshu's house/Delhi Airport ( No charges if you collect it from Sudhanshu's place yourself. Modest delivery charges to the Delhi Airport or any other place in Delhi about 500 to 1000 INR)
2. You get it delivered to Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh ( Charges: to be conveyed later depending upon the number of instruments to be delivered. Estimated delivery charges: 2000 to 2500 INR)
If you don't have an instrument, don't worry. A few instruments will be available for your practice during the course.
As explained in the Module 2 logistics page, we're not able to bring students' tanpuras in the shared vehicles to Uttarkashi, since in the case they take up 2-3 seats. If you'd like to have yours with you, you'll have to book a private taxi. Harmoniums can be brought along to Module 2 and back in the shared transportation. You may store your tanpura at Parmarth and collect it on your way back to Delhi. If you're going straight to the Dehra Dun airport from Uttarkashi (not planning to return to Parmarth) you can pre-arrange for our travel agent Ashu to bring your instrument to Dehra Dun to meet you for the cost of a taxi ride.
GETTING YOUR INSTRUMENT HOMETo take a tanpura home with you, purchasing the hard case is absolutely required.To take a harmonium home with you, you can either carry it on in it's soft case (if it's the small one such as http://haribhau.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=59&product_id=50), or - a better and safer bet, in case the airline requires you to gate check it on a small airplane - you can pack it with clothing on all sides in a hard-sided large suitcase.
Please also consider how you will get your instrument(s) back to Delhi. Review the "Getting to and From Rishikesh" FAQ page and check your flight details for your luggage allowance for both check-in and carryon restrictions. Usually it's limited to 15 KG for domestic flights and additional KG are expensive; carry-ons are strictly weighed and measured. Your international flights may also have restrictions; please check it so you're not surprised by extra fees. If you're purchasing both a tanpura and harmonium and having them delivered to Parmarth, it would be easier and more economical to book a taxi from Rishikesh directly to the Delhi airport.
PAYMENTS AND ORDER DEADLINEPayments can be made directly to Sudhanshu. E-mail for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit your order by February 25th, 2018 so your instrument is sure to be ready on time.
QUESTIONS?The Heart of Sound teachers and staff are not able to answer any questions about your order. Please communicate to Sudhanshu directly. Thank you!
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PS.Word to the wise - SHOPPING IN RISHIKESHIf you want to shop around in Rishikesh, you're welcome to. However, the instruments are of poor quality and tanpuras are not available. At the music shop in Lakshman Jhula near Vintage India they have a smaller, more portable tanpura-like instrument called a "box tanpura" made from guitar strings which is sometimes available, but it doesn't have the same heavenly overtones.
If you order through him, Sudhanshu will personally check each instrument to be sure it's up to a musician's high standard, fine-tuning and adjusting himself as required.
Word to the wise - SHOPPING IN DELHIOrdering in advance, with direct delivery to Rishikesh (or Sudhanshu's house in Delhi, or the Delhi airport), will save you the MASSIVE hassle of roaming around New Delhi (the most polluted city in the world) to the instrument shops scattered around the city.If you want to shop in Delhi, bring a Vogmask or other PM 2.5 pollution filter to wear outdoors and in the taxi/metro, and check these two places: Rikhi Ram in Connaught Place is an expensive but quality option, and Raj Musicals in Patel Nagar also has some quality instruments.