The Weavers of India

9th March - 17th March
  • Delhi - Varanasi - Lucknow - Agra - Jaipur - Delhi

  • 10 NIGHTS / 11 DAYS

Creative’s Expert Resource for the Journey

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.

Rema Kumar

Renowned Fashion & Textile Expert

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.

Crafted by Creative Advantages

 

  • Led by Rema Kumar, a renowned Indian fashion designer and textile connoisseur
  • Get an intimate learning of the huge variety of textiles and handicrafts of India
  • Meet and interact with master craftsmen and weavers
  • Dine with a royal family
  • Visit traditional handicraft centres and a textile studio
  • Group photograph
  • Surprise gift during journey

 

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1
    7th March 2020 (Saturday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 2
    8th March 2020 (Sunday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3
    9th March 2020 (Monday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4
    10th March 2020 (Tuesday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5
    11th March 2020 (Wednesday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6
    12th March 2020 (Thursday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7
    13th March 2020 (Friday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8
    14th March 2020 (Saturday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9
    15th March 2020 (Sunday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10
    16th March 2020 (Monday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11
    17th February 2019 (Tuesday)

    Arrive Kochi

    Be welcomed at the first destination of your tour - Kochi. The welcome dinner at the hotel is sure to help you unwind and prepare yourself for the tour ahead. Enjoy an interactive session with the tour expert, Mini Thapar, while she briefs you.

    • Horizon International
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Day 1
    7th March 2020 (Saturday)

    Arrive in Delhi - by flight

    Welcome to India and the capital city of Delhi.  Spend the evening interacting with your tour expert, Rema Kumar, as she briefs you about the upcoming journey over dinner

  • Day 2
    8th March 2020 (Sunday)

    Delhi/ Varanasi (By IndiGo Airlines flight 1810/0940 hrs)

    Kickstart your journey with a full-day exploration of Delhi. Take a rickshaw ride through the walled city of Old Delhi and then ride down the boulevards of New Delhi.  Later, fly to the historic city of Varanasi. Enjoy an authentic vegetarian meal for dinner

  • Day 3
    9th March 2020 (Monday)

    In Varanasi

    Start your day with a boat cruise on the Ganges river, a perfect opportunity to witness the city waking up across the ghats (or river banks). After the boat cruise, explore the city and visit the local brocading centre where you get to interact with the weavers. In the evening, witness the aarti ceremony at the ghats of the Ganges river – an unforgettable spiritual experience performed each evening at sundown

  • Day 4
    10th March 2020 (Tuesday)

    Varanasi/ Lucknow (By surface)

    Drive to Lucknow, fondly called the “City of Nawabs” or nobility, an approximately 7-hour drive. Enjoy your evening with the royal family. Experience an exclusive interaction with Raja Sahib and his family, followed by an authentic home-cooked Awadhi dinner

  • Day 5
    11th March 2020 (Wednesday)

    In Lucknow

    Spend half a day taking a tour of the city. Later, visit a workshop to witness the fine embroidery work of Chikan and Zardozi. See the artisans at work, followed by a trunk show with one of India’s leading designers and later enjoy a traditional vegetarian meal for lunch

  • Day 6
    12th March 2020 (Thursday)

    Lucknow/ Agra (By Surface)

    Drive to Agra, an approximately 4-hour drive. Visit the monument of love, Taj Mahal, followed by a marble factory, where you get to see the fine “marble inlay” work that Agra is known for.

  • Day 7
    13th March 2020 (Friday)

    Agra/ Jaipur (By Surface)

    Visit Agra Fort, one of the finest forts built by the Mughals in India. Later, drive to Jaipur, an approximately 6-hour drive.

  • Day 8
    14th March 2020 (Saturday)

    In Jaipur

    In the morning, visit two important centres of local craftsmanship, Sanganer and Bagru. Learn about the renowned arts of block printing and tie-die. In the afternoon, visit the City Palace Museum and Jantar Mantar, a bizarre garden of astronomical structures.

  • Day 9
    15th March 2020 (Sunday)

    Jaipur/ Delhi (By Surface)

    Start your day with a half-day excursion of the inspiring Amer Fort, a marvellous example of Rajput architecture. Later, drive to Delhi for the last leg of this artistic exploration of India.

  • Day 10
    16th March 2020 (Monday)

    In Delhi (By Surface)

    In the morning, visit Humayun's tomb, a stunning example of Mughal architecture. Visit Reema Kumar’s studio – Add Ons, where you will find a variety of indigenous textiles and accessories produced in collaboration with local weavers and craftsmen.

  • Day 11
    17th February 2019 (Tuesday)

    Depart Delhi (By Flight)

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board the flight to onward destination

Getting ready for India

We look forward to welcoming you to India. Here is some pre-departure information to help you prepare for your trip. Incase you need any other information, please do reach out to us. Download 24 Hours Emergency Contact Number: (+91) 9911 266277

Your Journey

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Highlights

 

  • Led by Rema Kumar, a renowned Indian fashion designer and textile connoisseur
  • Get an intimate learning of the huge variety of textiles and handicrafts of India
  • Meet and interact with master craftsmen and weavers
  • Dine with a royal family
  • Visit traditional handicraft centres and a textile studio
  • Group photograph
  • Surprise gift during journey

 

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