Join globetrotter and textile designer Lisa Fine on a stylish adventure that explores Indian craftsmanship, fashion, spirituality and colonial history in the cities of Chennai, Madurai, Chettinad and Hyderabad—mesmerizing cosmopolitan centers that are less frequently visited by the Western traveler.
What to Expect
On this journey, we will experience the best of India’s vibrant landscape, culture and craftsmanship with an engaging itinerary that features time in Chennai, Madurai, Chettinad and Hyderabad, with the possibility to add on a pre-trip to Delhi and Agra—where you can see the Taj Mahal at sunrise—and a post-trip to the award-winning Ananda spa in the Himalayan foothills.
We will visit lavish palaces and astounding temples, tour historical museums and enjoy behind-the-scenes access to bustling markets and artisans’ workshops under the expert guidance of Lisa Fine, a textile designer who has visited India over 50 times.
Special shopping experiences will allow us to peruse an incredibly varied array of jewelry, home goods and textiles, featuring both traditional and innovative interpretations intended to give you a glimpse of the richness and diversity of Indian craftsmanship. The itinerary will offer many opportunities for insight in this life-changing destination, with an insider who knows its stylish secrets. Most of all, it will open doors to hidden-gem cities, which are not usually visited by the average traveler to India.
WhenFeb 15 or 19 – 28, 2019
Length14 days / 13 nights
Type of TravelerIntellectuals , Style Mavens , Ultimate Indulgers