Temples and Textiles of Odisha, with Delhi and Hyderabad

26 October 2018 to 09 November 2018
From £4,465 with flights
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Join Rosemary Crill, a leading authority on India’s textile traditions and history, as you travel through India’s most fascinating yet little-known regions. Odisha (formerly Orissa) in East India offers ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples with rich traditions of village craft production and tribal culture. This unique programme also includes some of the key traditional textile centres in the southern state of Telangana. During the trip you will gain insight into the extraordinary range of textiles still being made today. Discover ikat-weaving, natural dyeing, tussar silk production, blockprinting and hand-drawn kalamkari. Explore remote villages and tribal markets as well as the most important and beautiful historic monuments of the area.


  • Visit the textile museum at the Sanskriti Foundation in New Delhi
  • Explore the stunning 9th century Hindu temples in Bhubaneshwar and the famed Sun Temple at Konarak, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Meet locals at traditional ikat-weaving villages and learn about resist-dyeing and weaving
  • Discover craft villages specialising in pottery, applique work and painting
  • Experience tribal culture at local markets and villages of Odisha
  • Visit Chowmohalla Palace and the bazaar and Old City of Hyderabad

Trip scholar

Rosemary Crill, former Senior Curator for South Asia at the Victoria and Albert Museum

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