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Crafts and Palaces of Western India

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09 Feb to 24 Feb 2019 - NEARLY GUARANTEED

Holiday Highlights

  • Meeting the inspiring women at St Mary’s, Ahmedabad
  • The palaces and grand buildings of Jaipur and Agra
  • Seeing Traidcraft Exchange’s work in Rajasthan
  • Strolling through the villages of Kutch admiring the rich colours of newly-dyed fabrics drying in the sun
  • Sunset at the Red Fort – followed by sunrise at the Taj Mahal

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Day Description Distance Meals
1 Depart UK Overnight flights to Mumbai  
2 Mumbai Arrival into Mumbai and transfer to hotel  
3 Mumbai Visit to Creative Handicrafts. Welcome meal. B D  
4 Mumbai Tour of Mumbai. Walking tour of Dharavi Slum. B  
5 Mumbai to Bhuj Internal flight to Bhuj B  
6 Bhuj Visit to Shrujan's embroidery & blockprinting groups B L  
7 Bhuj Visit to Agrocel and the Vivekananda Research & Training Institute B L  
8 Bhuj to Ahmedabad Visit the crafts organisation Qasab. Daytime sleeper train to Ahmedabad. B  
9 Ahmedabad Optional Heritage Walk in Ahmedabad B  
10 Ahmedabad Visit to St Mary's women's group B L  
11 Ahmedabad to Jaipur Calico Museum Visit. Internal flight to Jaipur B  
12 Jaipur Visit to Aravali and the Sustainable Textiles project B  
13 Jaipur Tour of Jaipur: Amber and Palace of the Winds B  
14 Jaipur to Agra Shatabdi Express to Agra. Visit to TARA's stone carvers. Agra Fort at sunset B  
15 Agra to Delhi Taj Mahal at sunrise. Farewell dinner B D  
16 Depart Flights back to the UK B  

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

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Holiday Information

Western India is famous for its textiles, crafts, and cultural and social diversity. Led by our experienced Indian tour facilitator, Ranjith Henry, this tour takes us through the states of Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat and has a strong textile flavour. Along the way we visit embroiderers, weavers and farmers, some of whom have been working with Traidcraft for over 25 years.

 

We begin in Mumbai, the commercial capital of India, home to some of Asia's largest slums and where we will see both sides of this complex city. From Mumbai we move on to Kutch to learn more about block printing with Shrujan and we visit small-holder farmers who are working with Agrocel. In Ahmedabad we visit St Mary's, the inspiring women's group set up by Dominican nuns in the 1950s to support textile producers in Ahmedabad. St Mary's has been working with Traidcraft since 1986 and the ladies here create their intricately embroidered Tree of Life wall hangings.

 

Along our journey through western India we visit various sites of historic and cultural interest and our tour will finish with a visit to Agra to see the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal.


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Holiday Summary

Duration:
16 days
Prices From:
£1,995
Estimated flight price
£950
Estimated visa cost:
£50

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Insurance:
£100.00
Insurance:
£100.00
Donation to Traidcraft's Environmental Fund:
£21.85
Donation to Traidcraft's Environmental Fund:
£21.85

Holiday Details

All accommodation in hotels and guesthouses with en-suite facilities.

45% meals included

2 internal flights

2 train journeys

1 long road transfer

7 producer visits including 4 Traidcraft suppliers

2 project visits including 1 Traidcraft Exchange project

7 tourist visits

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