Bespoke Textile Journeys in India
For the past decade, we have created hundreds of private journeys for guests to discover the wonders of India. From the beaches of Kerala to the tribal villages of Arunachal Pradesh, we have sent individuals to all corners of the country and helped to make a lifetime of memories.
Combining our travel industry experience and love for traditional Indian textiles and crafts, we have created the following private tours to help you on your own textile exploration. All of the trips are on a private basis, with all accommodation, transportation and experiences included.
The trips are operated through our sister travel company South Asia Uncovered so we can ensure full financial protection and ATOL, and we can also offer assistance in obtaining India tourist visas and international flights if required.
North India Textile Trail
Delhi - Lucknow - Varanasi - Jaipur
From £2,350 per person (based on 2 people sharing)
*private trip departing on any date*
Artisans & their textiles
You will get to enjoy many textile highlights during your private journey. Start in Delhi for a visit to the craft museum where you can get a good textile introduction before then heading off to the other cities. In Lucknow learn all about Chikan, the traditional embroidery style as well as visiting workshops of the skilled artisans.
In Varanasi dive deep into the world of weaving, where you can meet master weavers who create heavenly silk and brocade textiles. Finish the journey in the Pink City of Jaipur, home to the mesmerising craft of textile block printing. You will get to visit one of the most respected workshops in Sanganer, before learning the secrets from the printers themselves.
Explore the dazzling and chaotic bazaars of Old Delhi and Lucknow where you can get lost in colourful fabrics, handmade jewellery, and delicious spices. In Varanasi, you will get to witness the spiritual aarti ceremony on the Ganges as well as the mesmerising sunrise as the day breaks above the city's temples.
When you're in Jaipur, you will get to see skilled craftsmen at work, as they tinker on metal and create custom sized bangles from lac. And don't forget the shopping... there will be a wonderful chance to shop in some of India's most iconic markets and shops.
Hotels & inclusions
The indicative price of the itinerary is based on the following accommodation:
Mizpah - Delhi
Taj Mahal Hotel - Lucknow
Suryauday Haveli - Varanasi
Dera Rawatsar - Jaipur
Other hotel options are available depending on your style and interest.
The trip includes all private transfers with an air-conditioned Toyota Innova and driver, private sightseeing with English speaking guides, all entrance fees and experiences, all domestic flights and train travel where necessary.