It seems fitting that we have not one, but three holidays in one Asia’s largest countries, India. It’s little surprise then that our Meet the People holidays in India offer a diverse range of products, including both delicious local delicacies, as well as some of the most exquisite crafts in the world.
Choose from coffee and coconuts in Southern India, visiting the Taj Mahal and handicraft producers of Northern India, or the colourful crafts and palaces of Western India.
Famous for its textiles, crafts, and the richness of its society and culture, our Western India tour offers the perfect opportunity to experience this diverse and fascinating country. 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. 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 ...
As we travel through the stunning coastal and mountainous landscapes of southern India we leave the well-travelled tourist trail and are invited into villages and communities for an amazing insight into rural life. Starting with Fair Trade Alliance Kerala we visit smallholder farmers in the Western Ghats. In an area under threat from deforestation and the commercial use of natural forests, the farmers of organic coffee and spices see themselves as guardians of one of the most important areas of biodiversity in India. We ...
03 Oct to 17 Oct 2020 - GOOD AVAILABILITY
Travelling from Delhi to Kolkata, via the holy city of Varanasi, the Taj Mahal and the Red Fort at Agra, this is a trip which immerses you in the richness of India's vibrant culture and its often complex but nevertheless fascinating history. On the way you'll meet stone carvers, jewellers and craftworkers who, thanks to fair trade, are keeping skill and tradition alive and creating new opportunities for themselves and their families. At Noah's Ark in Moradabad we meet the artisans behind the popular hand-painted colourfu...
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