India Textile and Cultural Tour


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19 Jan - 4 Feb, 2019

Escorted by Yvette Crossley

Have you dreamed about being immersed in the culture and textiles of India? This adventure will begin in Dehli before travelling to Agra to see the Taj Mahal. We will then head south through Rajasthan and Gujarat and along the way see iconic sites, take part in many hands-on workshops, eat amazing food, stay in a variety of accommodations and of course, shop for textiles! There is even a jeep safari into the Little Rann of Kitch, one of India’s largest wildlife sanctuaries. There are only 12 seats on this trip of a lifetime. Come explore the beautiful people, textiles and places of India!

Hands-on workshops and experiences

  • Indigo dyeing and block printing
  • Kalamkari (hand painting on cotton or silk)
  • Patola silk single ikat weaving
  • Mirror work embroidery
  • One of the many types of Banni embroidery workshop
  • Patchwork workshop
  • Indian cooking demonstration

Some tour highlights

  • 17 days / 16 night tour
  • See the iconic Taj Mahal
  • Ride a rickshaw through old Dehli
  • Feel like a Maharaja and ride and elephant up the hill to the Amber Fort in Jaipur
  • Enjoy several meals with local families and artisans
  • Visit a number of tribal villages and enjoy speaking with the artisans and learning about their art and their lives
  • Enjoy a jeep safari through the vast salt desert of the Little Rann of Kuch
  • Visit a number of museums dedicated to various textile pursuits including the Calico Museum, Anokhi Museum and the Shreyas Folk Museum
  • Visit the place where Gandhi started his struggle for the “Untouchables”
  • Enjoy a relaxing boat ride on Lake Pichola
  • Visit many artisans workshops including carpet weaving, inlaid marble, leather workers and many types of weaving workshops
  • Of course, lots of time for textile shopping in markets throughout India



Not Included

A tipping kitty will be established on the first day in Dehli for the city guides, principle tour guides, drivers and for services in Rajasthan. Your tour host will oversee the tip kitty.

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