Weavers of India (10 Nights and 11 Days)

Dive into the spectacular art and cultural heritage of India with this tour that explores art, handicrafts and textiles from around the country. Witness local craftsmen at work, creating their masterpieces. Visit magnificent forts, palaces and lakes that highlight Indian craftmanship. Explore and learn about the ancient techniques of Indian artisans, and how these have made their way into popular culture and even haute couture!

On this incredible journey, you get to meet and interact with local artisans, craftsmen and weavers to learn more about their art; visit colourful markets; dine with royalty and immerse in the entire cultural extravaganza that is India. This is a great journey for art and fashion enthusiasts, especially those interested in the unique textile and crafts legacy of India.

Tour Expert

Rema Kumar
Renowned Fashion & Textile Expert

Rema Kumar, textile designer based in New Delhi, has been working with weavers and master craftsmen of India for 20 years. She works with weavers to produce saris, dupattas, stoles, shawls and yardage. Thereafter, she adds on the finer details to these fabrics by way of various printing and cutworks. Rema runs her casual and semi-formal Indian wear label “Outlooks” and in 2001, launched her store ‘Alter Ego’, now called ‘Add Ons’. Her collections have been sold under the label “Rema Kumar” through her flagship store in Delhi. She was also invited to represent India at the Asian Fair at Tokyo and Yokohama.

Saturday, 7th March 2020: Arrive in Delhi – by flight

  • Arrive at Delhi’s international airport
  • Welcome greetings & transfer to your hotel for check-in
  • Dinner & briefing by your journey expert
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Sunday, 8th March 2020: Delhi / Varanasi (By Indi Go Airlines flight 1810 / 1935 hrs)

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning orientation tour of old & new Delhi including rickshaw ride
  • Fly to Varanasi
  • Vegetarian dinner at a local restaurant
  • Overnight at hotel

Monday, 9th March 2020: In Varanasi

  • Early morning boat cruise at sunrise
  • Explore the city
  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Afternoon visit a weaving centre & interact with local weavers
  • Evening aarti ceremony by Ganges river
  • Overnight at hotel

Tuesday, 10th March 2020: Varanasi / Lucknow (By surface)

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Drive to Lucknow (approximately 7½ hours)
  • Evening dinner with a royal family
  • Overnight at hotel

Wednesday, 11th March 2020: In Lucknow

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Half day tour of Lucknow
  • Afternoon attend a textile workshop including vegetarian lunch
  • Overnight at hotel

Thursday, 12th March 2020: Lucknow / Agra (By Surface)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Drive to Agra (approximately 4 ½ hours)
  • Visit Taj Mahal and a marble factory
  • Dinner & overnight at hotel

Friday, 13th March 2020: Agra / Jaipur (By Surface)

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning visit Agra Fort
  • Drive to Jaipur (approximately 6 hrs)
  • Dinner & overnight at hotel

Saturday, 14th March 2020: In Jaipur

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning visit Sanganer & Bagru
  • Afternoon visit City Palace & Jantar Mantar
  • Overnight at hotel

Sunday, 15th March 2020: Jaipur / Delhi (By Surface)

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning visit Amer fort
  • Continue drive to Delhi
  • Dinner & overnight at Delhi

Monday, 16th March 2020: In Delhi (By Surface)

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning visit Humayun’s Tomb
  • Visit a designer’s studio
  • Afternoon free
  • Overnight at hotel

Tuesday 17th March 2020: Depart Delhi (By Flight)

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Transfer to airport

End of Journey