Connoisseur

Bespoke journey through India’s aesthetic heartland for travellers with an appreciation for design, crafts and culture. 

Insider access to leading designers , secret handcraft hubs, medieval monuments and royal jewellers.


HIGHLIGHTS

Curated experiences with experts and insiders

Close interactions with leading designers and artisans

Guided inspiration tours of architecture, art, markets

Personalised shopping at fine handcraft boutiques

First-class accommodation, transport, security

Prices start at US$ 405 per day

SUITABLE FOR

Trendmakers, inspiration seekers

Creatives and innovators

Anyone with a love for travel, design, crafts and fashion

 

India By Hand Connoisseur

THE CONNOISSEUR EXPERIENCE

Curated experiences around India’s aesthetic hotspots. Meet artisans steeped in ancient traditions. Visit cutting edge design studios.

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TRADITIONAL AND TIMELESS

Guided visits to India’s hidden handcraft hubs

A designer guided visit to one of India’s last villages practicing the craft of hand block printing. Artisanal families practicing age old traditions like making of vark ~ edible gold and silver foil. Ateliers catering to royalty and Hollywood stars. 

Gaurav Jai Gupta Akaaro

INTERVENTIONS & INNOVATIONS

Meet contemporary India’s design pioneers

Meet leading designers who introduce contemporary design interventions, along with up-cycling and zero-waste philosophies into ancient handcraft traditions.


 
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INSPIRATION

Architecture, monuments, colours, sounds, and robust local cuisine are a sensory feast, and a delight for anyone with an eye for beauty and experiences.

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India by Hand Connoisseur guides you through India’s traditional artisan centres and contemporary design hubs. It presents a unique view, looking equally at the past and the future.

Mita Kapur, Curator

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DESTINATIONS

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DELHI

Contemporary design in the monument-dotted ancient capital city.

Meet Indian designers at the forefront of sustainable crafts revival, infusing ancient traditions with design interventions and responsible practices.

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The Connoisseur experience goes beyond the cliché to show how, in Indian design, the traditional and the modern not only coexist, but feed into and enrich each other.

Natasha Jeyasingh, Curator

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Agra

AGRA

The city of the Taj Mahal. 

A guided excursion to the ethereal Taj Mahal, accompanied by an expert, qualified to take you through the finer, minute details that cover the edifice.

Jaipur architecture

JAIPUR

Royal splendour in the preferred artisanal hub of leading global designer labels.

An elephant safari through a giant fortress. A unique jewellery museum displaying centuries of royal heritage. Far flung artisan villages practising India’s lost handcraft. Personalised shopping experiences and more.

Udaipur City palace

UDAIPUR

Art, architecture and shopping in the charming ‘City of Lakes.’

Browse rare, vintage textiles in hidden warehouses. Explore bustling art-strewn alleyways. Take a guided tour of stunning local architecture.


SAFETY 

Our hospitality partners are world class and have decades of experience in hosting global travellers. Groups are accompanied by an experienced tour services director to cater to every need or contingency. All travel is via private fleets, run by verified operators.

HEALTH & HYGIENE

Our handpicked partners and vendors adhere to the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. Please consult our pre-trip guide for tips or ask our local team for safe dining suggestions.


India By Hand Connoisseur

PRICES STARTING AT US$ 3240

8 days in Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur • Expert curators and guides • Experienced Tour Services Director travelling with you throughout • 24x7 concierge service • All breakfast and lunches • Does not include airfare

US$ 4455

11 days in Delhi, Agra, Udaipur and Jaipur


CUSTOMISE YOUR TOUR
India By Hand Connoisseur tours can be designed specifically around your interests.
Email booking@gormei.com or Whatsapp +85296307513 for a free consultation. 


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