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Textile and Cultural
Group Tours

If you would prefer to travel to India in a group with likeminded individuals, then you may wish to consider joining one of our escorted trips. With over a decade worth of first-hand India travel planning experience, Siân curates and escorts small groups on carefully designed journeys across different regions of the country.

 

Each group journey has been curated with a real focus on authentic textile, craft and cultural experiences and with a chance to encounter insightful experts and hosts along the way. ​Most of our groups are small with no more than 8-10 people and our chosen accommodation includes the best small boutiques and independent owner run hotels. 

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Rajasthan & North India

Thrilled by the overwhelming success of our past four unforgettable group tours across Delhi and Rajasthan, we're now crafting a new exclusive journey through North India, which will take place through some of the country's most iconic and exciting locations. Anticipated for the 2025-26 travel season, this specially curated tour promises to immerse guests in the heart of India's vibrant culture and rich heritage. With limited spaces available, secure your spot by registering your interest below. Be among the first to receive all the exciting details and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with us.

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Mumbai & Gujarat

Travel off the beaten path on this small curated group where we will journey through the mega city of Mumbai and into the villages and salt tinted landscapes of Gujarat. We will have the opportunity to meet with artisan communities where some of India's finest textiles are produced. From embroidery, tie dye and block printing, to weaving and fabric painting - we will unravel the textile treasures from this corner of India.  

We always believe in designing our tours to show guests unique corners of the country which are not always on the main tourist trail. Some of the immersive experiences on this tour include seeing where cotton is grown, before it is then hand woven by a local community. A visit to a Mumbai bazaar to see women shopping for spice mixes using secret family recipes, as well as meeting with embroiders from the village communities in the Banni Grasslands.

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DATES & PRICE

13th Jan - 26th Jan 2025 

From £3,275 per person

*Fully Booked*

January / February 2026

*Dates to be announced soon*

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HOTELS

During the tour, we will stay in a variety of accommodation, including a bustling city hotel with panoramic views of the ocean, a former ancestral palace and one of India's premier boutique heritage hotel's. Each property brings a new perspective on our journey, with charming staff, quirky interiors, comfortable rooms and a chance to sample some of the delicious local cuisine. 

Tamil Nadu & Kerala

Journey through the historical cities and towns of Tamil Nadu, as we explore the devotion and celebration of this incredible region . During our tour, we will witness age-old traditions in spectacular temples and marvel at incredible architecture that dates back over one thousand years. We will also spend time exploring opulent Chettinadu mansions, dine on mouthwatering cuisine and wander the pretty mustard hued streets of the French Quarter in Pondicherry. We will then end the tour in Kerala, known for its lush greenery, diverse landscapes, and unique cultural heritage.

As we tie together the long history and traditions of this region, the tour will also focus on the unique craftsmanship that can be found in this corner of India. From bronze casting, tile making and sari weaving to natural dyes and embroidery, we will hear the stories of South India's most experienced artisans. 

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DATES & PRICE

21st Oct - 2nd Nov 2024 

From £3,595 per person

*Fully Booked*

13th - 25th Oct 2025

From £3,885 per person

*Fully Booked*

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HOTELS

During the journey, we will stay in a diverse range of accommodation including a luxurious historical hotel in the bustling city of Chennai, along with a couple of charming boutique hotels located in Pondicherry and Chettinad. We will also get to stay in a 75- year old plantation bungalow surrounded by lush greenery where we can soak up traditional Keralan life.

A Journey Around The Golden Triangle
 

In collaboration with The Art of Process
Curated and hosted by Siân Warren & Stephanie June Ellis

Join us on a unique art exhibition tour to India, where we will journey around the iconic Golden Triangle. Soaking up many highlights of the region, the tour will focus on visiting some of the country's most impressive Mughal and Rajput architecture. Throughout the trip, exclusive art workshops will be conducted in unique locations with Stephanie, who is a renowned international artist, mentor, author and leading specialist in geometric and biomorphic patterns. 

Along with getting immersed in the history and art of the temples, tombs and palaces, we will also take a fascinating exploration into what makes India so intoxicating to visitors. Offering a variety of experiences from block printing, an auto rickshaw ride with a women-led NGO and a visit to one of the country's oldest bustling bazaars, this tour will give you the perfect introduction to India's diverse and complex cultural identity.

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DATES, PRICE & DETAILS

3rd - 14th March 2025

From £2,660 per person 

*Bookings Open - 3 places left available*

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SITES TO BE VISITED

Humayun's Tomb - Delhi

Jama Masjid - Delhi

Agra Fort - Agra

Taj Mahal - Agra 

Itmad-ud-daulah - Agra

Fatehpur Sikri

Amber Fort - Jaipur

City Palace - Jaipur

Tour Testimonials

 "It was my first trip to India and travelling on my own I wasn’t sure what to expect. I needn’t have worried as Sian and Tuhina’s organisation,

knowledge and attention to detail and their kindness was above and beyond. My trip was everything I’d dreamed of and more. I can’t recommend South Asia Uncovered highly enough."

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Kate Sleeman

"What a life affirming, magical adventure with Sian and Tuhina. We saw aspects of life in India that as a solo traveller you would struggle to organise. I will always highly recommend South Asia Uncovered; everything was wonderfully and carefully orchestrated for the best experience ever."

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Sue Belton

"Having just returned from the second of my journeys with South Asia Uncovered I am confirmed in my view that the curated tours they offer to different areas of India are completely unique and exceptional. It was an awe-inspiring, joyous, life enhancing trip, literally never to be forgotten."

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Sue Buswell

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