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South Indian Textile Tours

Journey with us to the heart of South India's rich textile heritage

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2025 DATES FOR OUR 15 night/ 16 day SIGNATURE TOUR
JANUARY 15th – 3oth 2025

PRICES FROM £3,200 BASED ON TWO SHARING A ROOM

WITH A TOUR GROUP OF 10

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Explore Kerala’s  textile heritage and cultural traditions while enjoying its stunning tropical landscape.  Tour includes:

  • Explore historic, eclectic Fort Kochi.
  • Enjoy a day on the tranquil backwaters
  • Two day natural dyeing workshop. 
  • Discover the story of tea in Munnar
  • Visits to weavers and spinners workshops
  • Theyyam – spectacular folk ritual in North Kerala.
  • Lazy beach days and Ayurvedic massage.
  • Classical Indian dance demonstration & class
  • The art of Kathakali costume making.
  • Craft village visits
  • Taster weaving session with flying shuttle or mat weaving. 
 
NEW!
2025 DATES FOR OUR 20 night/ 21 day
INTERSTATE TOUR
FEBRUARY 13th – 5th February  2025

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Unravelling the story of cotton and silk through an exploration of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka’s precious textile heritage

  • Explore Kochi  and nearby backwaters,
  • Tea, spices and two day natural dyeing workshop  in Munnar.
  • Discovering silk handweaving villages in Tamil Nadu,
  • Deserted beaches of North Kerala,
  • Hand spinning workshop in Mysore
  • Full day block printing workshop Bangalore
  • Palaces and temples of Mysore.
  • Gandhian spinning and weaving centre visit
  • Follow the journey of silk from field to factory

 

Indian Adventures for Textile Lovers

Have you ever wanted to explore India and its textile and cultural treasures, but aren’t quite sure where to start? Do you enjoy a travel adventure but at the same time look for a degree of comfort and peace of mind?

We specialise in small group textile tours of South India that are tailored to give you an authentic Indian experience with like-minded textile lovers, without the hassle of independent travel.

Our tours are fully escorted by our friendly, knowledgeable and experienced team, allowing you to explore the traditional textiles and culture of this stunning part of the world knowing that we’ll be taking care of everything else.

Read our latest blog post to see what fun we had on our latest South Indian Threads Tour in February 2023

.https://textiletravels.co.uk/happy-travellers-and-what-were-planning-next/

Off the beaten track

Our tours are designed to not only give you a textile adventure to remember, but also to raise the profile of Indian handmade fabrics. By inviting you to experience the whole process of sustainable fashion and textiles in India with us, we hope to increase the value of these unique and special fabrics which will help to keep the craft alive and viable in a progressively hi-tech world. Read our story here to learn more about us.

We will take you off the beaten track to meet textile artisan communities where you’ll enjoy hands-on workshops led by local artisans that give you a great introduction to some of their precious and fast disappearing skills and give you the chance to get to know your hosts.

We’re not just about textiles though. We believe in a slow pace so you feel that you’re immersed in Indian life and not just passing through. We include time out to chill on the beach, indulge in Ayurvedic massage, take a backwaters trip, go sightseeing or browse the local markets and shops.

A taste of South India

You’ll be able to savour superb South Indian cuisine at all our destinations. Most of our meals are inclusive of the tour price so we can take you to our favourite local restaurants and you don’t have to worry about the bill, although we’ve left a few evenings free for you to choose a restaurant of your choice.

You don’t have to join the day’s tour if it’s not for you. We’ll organise another activity for you unless you want to just relax by the pool or explore independently, the choice is yours.

Sally Mason, founder of Textile Travels

Our unique tours are extensively researched by Textile Travels founder Sally Mason who is also our tours leader. Her passion for traditional handmade textiles and for the undervalued skilled artisans who make them, led her to create a tour company that would connect western textile lovers with textile artisans in India.

By leading tours to handloom villages and workshops, natural dyers and spinners, she hopes to give visitors a unique and memorable experience at the same time as highlighting the special, unique and sustainable fabrics created, thereby raising their value and the status of the artisans work.

HAPPY TRAVELLERS

Benefits of booking with us

Come and join us. It could be life changing.

Book a chat with Sally or email us your question.