Day 1- Start from hotel at 0700 hrs (after early or packed breakfast). Reach Kanchipuram at 0900 hrs. Visit Ekambareshwar temple which is an important temple of Lord Shiva. This is an active temple, giving visitors an opportunity to see the ritualistic aspects of temple worship. We visit the Kailasanatha temple to see the architectural aspects of later Pallavas. After a traditional south Indian lunch on banana leaf, we visit homes of the silk weavers of Kanchipuram followed by shopping.


Onward to Pondicherry for overnight stay.

Day 2-  Morning visit to Aurobindo Ashram and a short visit to the Pondicherry Museum, which will highlight this region’s trade relations with ancient Rome and Greece. We then visit Auroville, the international township conceptualized by The Mother. In Auroville we have a worshop on Shibori dyeing. After late lunch, we drive to Mahabalipuram, the ancient sea port dotted with rock cut Cave temples. Being here close to sunset is wonderful photo opportunity. Return to Chennai.

End of tour


  • Accommodation for 1 night in 3 star hotel

  • All meals starting from lunch on Day1 to lunch on Day 2

  • Air-conditioned transport (Seat in Coach basis)as per itinerary

  • Professional accompanying guide

  • Entrance fees

  • 3 bottles of bottled water per person per day

  • GST Included

The above cost DOES NOT include:

  • International Airfare

  • Visa and Insurance

  • Any extra beverages out of the group buffet, drinks, tips, porterage, laundry, etc

  • Difference in cost arising due to changes in TAX by the Government. Same will be collected on arrival.

  • Difference in cost arising due to extra use of vehicle other than the given schedule

  • Difference in cost arising due to change in program effected in lieu of unavoidable circumstances such as political unrest, natural calamities – the same has to be paid before extra service commencement.


25% advance will be required to process the booking. Balance to be paid 90 days prior to start date of tour.


All cancellations to be communicated by email and will attract cancellation charges as follows:

If cancelled,

  • 120 days prior to tour date -  15% of the tour cost

  • 120 – 90 days – 25% of tour cost

  • 90 – 45 days – 75% of tour cost

  • Less than 45 days – 100% of tour cost will be levied as cancellation charges



  • Textile activities in villages as included in the itinerary are spontaneous. So there may be times when the rural artisans are not available due to unforeseen circumstances. In such cases, we will do our best to ensure you experience the activity with the available resources to the best of our ability.

  • Domestic airfares included in the cost are current. In case there is a sharp change in the fares at the time of booking the air tickets, the difference will be factored into the given tour cost.

  • The costing has been done based on a minimum 8 paying pax travelling together. Any reduction to this number will incur increase in tour cost.

  • Any upgrade in the hotel room (but in the same hotel) can be done at additional cost

  • Hotel rooms will be blocked with a time limit for confirmation after the given dates are finalised from your end.

  • The given itinerary is a framework of the guests’ textile experience in India. Although we will do our utmost to deliver services as per the given itinerary, there may be instances when some services may have to be shuffled due to existing conditions / developments. We request the guests to kindly cooperate in case of such changes as our strong aim to deliver the best textile experience will remain unchanged.

TEXTILE TOUR – TKP0119 - 1 Night/ 2 Days


Silk weaving looms of Kanchipuram, Natural dye workshop in Auroville, Aurobindo Ashram, Ancient Pallava temples of Kanchi, Rock-cut caves of Mammallapuram, Shore Temple and camaraderie of textile enthusiasts


Price per person – $278 (INR 17,500)on twin share

Single Supplement – $24 (INR 1,320)

1 Night/ 2 Days

Departure 1 - 23-24 Jan, 2019

Departure 2 -  27-28 Jan, 2019

Departure 3 - 28-29 Jan, 2019

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23-25 January, 2021

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