At a Glance:

The traditions of Indian textile crafts are some of the oldest and diverse in the world. They represent a unique and continuous ethos and aesthetic sensibility right through thousands of years – that has seen a remarkable ability to assimilate, remake, re-shape the incoming styles, ideas, artists and techniques and yet retain the core essence. Indian textiles are a riot of color, textures and motifs, materials and mediums that changes with each region, village and community having its own distinct style and history. The history, weather, geography and economic condition also have a great effect on the types of textile art & technique. Normally the techniques and skills are passed down families, fathers to sons, mothers to daughters or within communities or schools. Traditionally there have always been guilds – in the past, one’s caste decided the crafts and arts one could practice.

About the Artist

Amanda Duke will be hosting this holiday accompanied by our guide to show you the very best of what Rajasthan has to offer. Amanda’s has lifelong teaching experience that has helped bring structure to her own artist studio practice and her good communication skills continue to benefit others in workshops and talks.An interest in travel influences her work and her prizewinning textile ‘Faraway Jaipur’ was recently shown at the Festival Of Quilts in 2021. She’s looking forward to leading this visit and is keen to encourageand support those who are inclined to keep journals and sketchbooks and for others to simply discuss their interests throughout the tour. Our local guide will also be on hand to share their in-depth knowledge of this incredible area for the duration of your trip.

To find out more about Amanda please see her website here instagram here

Highlights of the tour

• Enjoy the ethnic variety of local markets

• Crafts Museum

• Indian village experiences and learn Pattu weaving, pottery, mirror work, Carpet weaving, shawl weaving and puppet making

• 1 Indigo block printing workshop

• 1 Tie-Dye workshop

• Visit to Spice shop and enjoy tea tasting session

• Sightseeing tour of Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Udaipur

• Travel on local transport - rickshaw ride, auto-rickshaw, camel or camel cart ride

• Boat cruise at Lake Pichola in Udaipur

Textile Tour of Rajasthan with Amanda Duke

  • Day 1: 20 Feb 2024 [TUE]

    Depart London

  • Day 2: 21 Feb 2024 [WED] Arrive Delhi

    Arrive Delhi and transfer to your hotel.

    Afternoonvisit to Crafts Museum followed by Lunch

  • Day 3: 22 Feb 2024 [THU] DELHI

    Breakfast is at the Hotel.

    Morning, enjoy half day visit to Old Delhi’s cloth and embellishment market

    In the afternoon, visit DilliHaat

  • Day 4: 23 Feb 2024 [FRI] Delhi - MANDAWA

    Breakfast is at the Hotel.

    Drive Delhi-Mandawa [255 Kms / 6 Hrs]

    On arrival, check-in at your hotel.

    Late afternoon excursion of Mandawa

  • Day 5: 24 Feb 2024 [SAT] MANDAWA – BIKANER

    Breakfast is at the Hotel.

    Drive Mandawa-Bikaner [195 Kms / 4 Hrs]

    Visit to the village to see shawl weaving followed by carpet weaving factory.

    On arrival, check-in at your hotel

  • Day 6: 25 Feb 2024 [SUN] BIKANER

    Breakfast is at the Hotel.

    Participate in Miniature painting workshop.

    Rest of the day at leisure for the local excursion.

  • Day 7: 26 Feb 2024 [MON] BIKANER – JAISALMER

    Breakfast is at the Hotel.

    After breakfast drive to Jaisalmer [335 Kms: 6 Hrs]

    Arrive Jaisalmer and check-in at your hotel.

  • Day 8: 27 Feb 2024 [TUE] JAISALMER

    Breakfast is at the Hotel.

    After breakfast visit to Jaisalmer Fort and Havelis

    Lunch will be at local restaurant on direct payment basis

    Afternoon witness mirror work done by ladies followed by puppet making in Jaisalmer.

  • Day 9: 28 Feb 2024 [WED] JAISALMER – POKHRAN

    Breakfast is at the Hotel.

    After breakfast drive to Pokhran [110 Kms: 3 Hrs]

    After Lunch, witness Pattu weaving at Pokhran Fort and later drive to weaver’s village [11 Kms one way] and witness Pattu weaving in every home on traditional looms. Later visit to Potter’s colony to see pottery making.

  • Day 10: 29 Feb 2024 [THU] POKHRAN – JODHPUR

    Breakfast is at the Hotel.

    Drive Pokaran-Jodhpur [175 Kms: 3.5 Hrs]

    Afternoon, enjoy the Mehrangarh Fort & visit clock tower market

  • Day 11: 01 Mar 2024 [FRI] JODHPUR

    Breakfast is at the Hotel.

    After breakfast, day excursion to nearby village [60 Kms: 2 Hrs one way] and participate in Block printing workshop on silk fabric.

    Indian Snacks will be served at Spice shop with a cup of tea.

  • Day 12: 02 Mar 2024 [STU] Jodhpur

    Breakfast is at the Hotel.

    Enjoy workshop on Bandhej work [Tie & Dye] and visit Spice shop to get brief discussions on different Indian Spices & Tea.

    Visit to nearby village to see Durrie weaving

  • Day 13: 03 Mar 2024 [SUN] JODHPUR – UDAIPUR

    Breakfast is at the Hotel.

    Later drive Jodhpur-Udaipur [250 Kms: 5.5 Hrs]

    Evening boat ride at Lake Pichola

  • Day 14: 04 Mar 2024 [MON] UDAIPUR

    Breakfast is at the Hotel.

    Morning visit to NGO to learn the work of rural village community.

    Later Half day city tour of Udaipur visiting City Palace, Saheliyon Ki Bari, Jagdish Temple and weaving centre.

  • Day 15: 05 Mar 2024 [TUE] UDAIPUR – DELHI

    Breakfast is at the Hotel.

    Flight to Delhi

    On arrival transfer to your hotel.

  • Day 16: 06 Mar 2024 [WED] DEPART DELHI

    Breakfast is at the Hotel.

    Today, at an appropriate time, you will be transferred to Delhi International airport to connect with your flight back home.

Tour Cost

Amanda Duke Textile & Crafts Tour of Rajasthan
DATE OF TRAVEL 20 Feb - 06 Mar 2024
Based on stay in a Twin share Room GBP 2590
Based on stay in a Single Private Room GBP 3350

*International flights are not included in the above cost.