"If you're happy in a dream, does that count?"
- Arundhati Roy
January 17th – 31st 2020
Colours of India
India is a world unlike any other. From the moment of arrival every sense is stimulated. Swirls of vibrant pink turbans and orange saris add up to a visual feast; streets are filled with honking cars, zooming tuktuks, overloaded carts and unfazed pedestrians. The air is spiked with fresh flowers, rotting garbage and scents from the chaiwala’s cart for a heady odor that is pure India. The subcontinent is a study of contrasts and leaves its mark on travelers long after they depart. This is the world I wish to share with you.
On the “Colors of India” trip we will explore the country’s north, visiting big urban centers, historical cities and remote villages to truly experience this land of contradictions. Underscoring our journey will be the idea of craftsmanship as we seek out both highly-skilled jewelers and exceptional textile artisans. India’s history of jewelry reaches back thousands of years and is deeply interconnected with the history of the country itself. Mughal emperors brought gem-cutting knowledge from Central Asia, and announced their power by dressing themselves in jewels. These techniques extend to jewelers today, who stand at the intersection of tradition and modernity.
Private jewelry collections or dinner with a writer? A cooking demo with a palace chef or a diamond cutting experience? The sunrise over the Taj Mahal or a block printing atelier in the Gujarat? You don’t have to chose because we will do it all and more.
Imagine experiencing India’s dynamic north in an exclusive behind-the-scenes manner, unearthing her riches with the help of locals and craftspeople who can best share her stories. This is the India you will come to know.
Take Me to North India
For the inside track on the “Colours of India” experience in January 2020, please contact Isabelle at firstname.lastname@example.org