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From the celebrated temples of Thanjavur to the palm-fringed coastlines of Alleppey, India is a destination like no other. Cultural riches, ancient wonders and historic treasures seamlessly blend with mountain ranges, idyllic rivers and golden beaches, and when you add in the gastronomic delights that are loved throughout the world, you’ve got a holiday experience that’s impossible to recreate.  

The home of some of the oldest crafts in the world, India’s textiles are embedded in every aspect of its identity. Its diverse landscapes and unique climate provide an abundance of natural resources, which has allowed regional specialities to develop; from distinctive dyes to astonishing embroideries, you’ll find something new around every corner. A remarkable range of skills and techniques have been passed down through generations, and there’s no better way to uncover India’s textile secrets than on a Stitchtopia experience.  



Join Mandy Shaw on an exploration of the Indian state of Gujarat, known for its rich cultural history and textile heritage.

  • Return flights from London Heathrow to Ahmedabad, checked luggage included
  • 10 nights half-board accommodation
  • 2 nights full-board accommodation
  • 9 local lunches
  • Hand-stitching workshops with Mandy Shaw, kit included
  • Local textile workshops
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager


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India Highlights

Experiences just for you

Browse key sights and the popular tours you can see them on.

  • Embark a houseboat for an overnight stay in the Kerala Backwaters View Tour
  • Learn about Indian textile crafts, some of the oldest and most diverse in the worldView Tour
  • Visit Thirumalai's Nayaka Palace, built in 1636View Tour
  • Visit 19th century tea plantationsView Tour
  • Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of MahabalipuramView Tour

Local Information

  • Capital New Delhi
  • Language Hindi, English
  • Currency Indian rupee
  • Time Zone GMT +5:30
  • Electricity Types C, D & M - 230V.

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