STEPWELLS & TEXTILES OF

NORTHWEST INDIA

Gujarat - Kutch - Rajasthan
January 2021

Our most loved tour is back...with a twist!

Says Jodie Watkins (Australia) of 2019's tour: 

"One of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. Our guide Nirav was a font of knowledge and bent over backwards to make sure our trip was as stress free and enjoyable - a truly remarkable man that words cannot do justice. We visited villages that tourists rarely go and were welcomed into homes. The sights I have seen, the experiences I was honoured to have undertaken, will stay with me forever. The quality of the work we saw was exceptional. You will not regret it. Thank you Shila and Nirav.”

Patsy Anderson (Toronto):

"An exceptional tour . . . I was the clear textile rookie in the group and I learned so much. Nirav was a superb tour leader."

 

Explore the essence of Indian craftsmanship in a 5,000-year old culture. Led by textile expert steeped in the textile lore of his ancestors.


What sets this tour apart? Unparalleled access to artisans and villages in remote desert locations due to close familial and NGO connections. Natural dyeing, block-print, resist block print, embroidery, and tie-dye workshops. Access to ancient stepwells which have remained undiscovered to the global eye for centuries. Uncrowded 11th century monuments. Surreal sunset over the Salt Desert. Private art collections and curated textile museum visits. Marvel at an India far beyond tourist trappings!

What you can look forward to:

  • Expert English-speaking textile guides, also native Gujarati speakers 

  • Remote desert artisanal village visits

  • Bandhni (intricate tie-dye), blockprint and embroidery workshops

  • Patan double-ikat weaving, Queen’s Stepwell, and Sun Temple Modhera

  • Bead working and single ikat 

  • Gandhi’s ashram and Khadi Charkha weaving

  • Bhujodi and Tangalia weaving demos

  • Guided tours of textile jewel box museums: Indigo, Calico, Shrujan, and Anokhi

  • The buzz of  Ahmedabad

  • Every journey infused with culinary beats! 
     

 ** 15 wonder-filled days**

USD 3995 pp double occupancy

USD 1650 pp single supplement

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TESTIMONIALS

I just wanted to thank you for such an amazing trip. I am so glad I got to see India with you. We were both so blown away by the artisans and textiles. You really are amazing.

You put so much work into it and it shows.

Monique Isaacson, Toronto

EYHO uses local contacts to arrange ‘insider’ experiences - I can’t begin to describe the magic of being rowed through candle-lit waters to an island in the middle of the Narmada River. A huge advantage was that tour leader was a cultural bridge for those of us who were from different backgrounds. I’ve recommended this trip to many people without hesitation

Valerie MacDonald, Toronto

This was a trip of a lifetime and I am moved beyond words that I got to experience all we did through your eyes

and so clearly have you share your love for India.

Susan Oher, New York City

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