A craft & textile exploration
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Start your journey in Varanasi, the definitive Jerusalem and Mecca of India with thousands of stone steps, called ghats, which make a majestic embankment for the pilgrims checking into the sacred waters of the Ganges River.
Feel the energy of the ancient city as you observe it light up in the evening during the "Ganga Aarti" from a distance on your own boat. Weave through the alleys of the Ansari weavers and see the beautiful detail work done by hand in homes and courtyards by traditional Banaras artisans. End your time at the holy city by visiting the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.
Now, we head to Lucknow, a delightful treat for the lovers of history, culture and art. Visit the Self Employed Women's Association, who are working towards reviving the craft of chikan and generating employment. Engage in conversation with the artisans before heading to lunch that includes signature kebabs and biryani.
Walk through the streets of the Yahiaganj bazaar and observe the artisans engaged in of "Naqqashi", the painstaking craft of decorating metals with intricate designs.
Come indulge in a rich, diverse cultural journey, complete with historical context, wrapped with local interactions and cuisine with Breakaway.
Witness the ruins of a once flourishing Buddhist monastery and then visit a fine Museum which houses an excellent collection of Buddhist art and sculptures found at the site.
Meet the artisans involved in wooden toy making, stone craft & pink Minakari jewellery at this former courtesan's street which is now a vibrant Muslim bazaar.
Visit this sweet-scented legendary store that has been selling since attar (pure essence oil extracted from flowers by a traditional method) in the form of women's perfume, men's cologne and incense sticks since 1850.
TRIP DETAILS & EXPLANATION
We will stay in heritage hotels and homestays that would provide great views and even better hospitality
We will have our own car (vehicle type depends on the group size.) organised to take us around Maheshwar and Bagh for all visits and interactions.
We will circulate a travel advisory before you go on the trip. We will be walking around a lot, so bring comfortable walking shoes. Bring your camera for taking pictures. Please carry any medication you're specially suited too as well as cold and flu medication.
We like to give our guests a flavour of regional cuisines to the best possible extent. Please do mention your preferences at the time of making your booking.
We work with partners who are sensitive to safety issues and committed to ensuring our guests are safe and secure in knowing they're in good hands.
Let us to take you on a trip which you can leisurely unpack over a lifetime.ENQUIRE