India Textile and Cultural Tour

Overview

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

Itinerary

Day 1 - January 19, 2019


Dehli

Day 2 - January 20, 2019


Dehli

Day 3 - January 21, 2019


Dehli/Agra

Day 4 - January 22, 2019


Agra/Jaipur

Day 5 - January 23, 2019


Jaipur

Day 6 - January 24, 2019


Jaipur/Sanganer/Bagru/Jaipur

Day 7 - January 25, 2019


Jaipur/Udaipur

Day 8 - January 26, 2019


Udaipur

Day 9 - January 27, 2019


Udaipur/Ahmedabad

Day 10 - January 28, 2019


Ahmedabad

Day 11 - January 29, 2019


Ahmedabad/Patan/Bajana

Day 12 - January 30, 2019


Bajana

Day 13 - January 31, 2019


Bajana / Bhuju

Day 14 - February 1, 2019


Bhuj

Day 15 - February 2, 2019


Bhuj

Day 16 - February 3, 2019


Bhuj/Mumbai

Day 17 - February 4, 2019


Mumbai - Flights home

Details

Included



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.

Booking Contact


17 Day Tour


Land tour cost is per person, twin share, based on a minimum of 6 tour participants. Single supplement available, please request rates.