Colorful India: Textiles, Crafts and Beyond!

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India. What can I say about this fascinating, colorful and diverse country?

I can tell you that joining this India tour ensures you will embark on such a unique trip, one that will undoubtedly be a constant learning experience and an overall brilliant adventure! Focusing on India’s amazing textiles and crafts, we’ll travel to cities, towns and remote villages for hands-on workshops, cultural exchange and interaction with a wide range of talented artisans and their communities.

We’ll also enjoy delicious food, a variety of landscapes and natural wonders, religious sites, palaces and more…and we’ll visit excellent organizations, local schools, markets and family homes along the way.

There is simply no place quite like incredible India!

Tour itinerary (17 days)
Day 1: Delhi - Arrival Day
Day 2: Delhi
Day 3 - 4: Ranthambore
Day 5 - 6: Bundi
Day 7 - 9: Udaipur
Day 10: Ahmedabad
Day 11 - 14: Bhuj / Rann of Kutch
Day 15 - 16: Delhi
Day 17: Departure day
Tour Highlights
Local villages
Cultural exchange
Traditional crafts
Hands-on workshops
Local cooperatives
Great food
Religious ceremonies
School visits
Intriguing cities

What other travelers say

I honestly don’t believe I could have asked for a better taste of India and keep recommending you as the "Ultimate" guide for anyone who wants a group tour. You somehow managed to ensure we saw so much and yet found the balance for freedom and relaxation…I really cannot thank you enough for facilitating this amazing opportunity for me as I certainly would not have done it were it not for you.
Annie M. (UK)
It was such an amazing and positive experience! First time using a tour guide and I was glad I did. I was very impressed with how you made our trip smooth as possible and if I had planned this trip on my own, I don’t think i would have seen those places we went to…fascinating places I had never heard about before. I also loved meeting new people and connecting with everyone!
Felinda A. (USA)
What a trip of a lifetime for all…..truly outstanding and we owe it all to your preparation and easy going manner.
Albert R.
I took a Wandering Earl trip to India. IT WAS AWESOME!! If you’re on the fence, go for it!
Matt D. (USA)
Thank you for putting together an OUTSTANDING tour! Not only are you the best tour guide on planet earth, but you’re also a great person and really watched out for everyone. I’m lucky I got the chance to meet you and can call you my friend.
Daphne L. (USA)
I can not say enough good things about the trip and there’s no way to express in words how grateful I am of the experience. You really paid attention to everyone's individual interests and genuinely wanted to make everyone happy. It felt so personalized. The service was concierge level! All the little details and surprises you put into the tour just made it so special… and you were able to answer everyones questions with your knowledge of the country!! The accommodations, drivers, and other guides were awesome too! I can go on forever. I only took away great memories and I look forward to doing another tour in the future!
Amanda W.
The trip was amazing, on every level. Your experience and curiosity has created an amazing itinerary, and your willingness to accommodate the random wishes that came up was above and beyond. India is just endless fascination. The accommodations were great, and as someone that doesn’t really care about the food experience…it was great!! You are just the perfect host!!
Maxine H.
What a wild and exciting place India is. I see why you love it so much! I really can’t thank you enough for introducing me to India in the way you did. I’m so glad I saw what I did, and for your attentiveness to our questions and requests.
Rose M.
Overall, the trip was amazing. Usually, when I go on vacation, I plan everything. There is no way I could have planned a trip of this magnitude. Your experiences and the connections that you have made in India allowed me, and I am sure the others, to have the best time. It's an overwhelming country, intense and beautiful - thank you for being a great guide to help us navigate India!
Wendy C.
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Tour Details

Derek Baron guide
Guide: Derek Baron
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Derek Baron guide

Derek Baron

Guide for: India, Istanbul, Romania, Mexico, Morocco


In 1999 I began living, traveling and working around the world. I’ve taught English in Thailand, worked as a Tour Manager on board cruise ships and I've run a popular travel blog,, for the past 9 years. In 2012, I started Wandering Earl Tours, and I've been organizing and leading tours in over a dozen countries ever since.

When asked why I travel, my answer is always the same. People. I'm addicted to meeting new people that I would never have met if I wasn't traveling. Through these interactions I am able to gain a first-hand education like no other and that education alone is exactly what keeps me on the road for so long. As a result, organizing and leading super-fun trips has been the perfect match for me!

Physical Level: Medium 

Physical Level: Medium

While the tour itself is not very strenuous, please note that it can involve the following: somewhat long days, a good amount of walking, being in the sun in potentially hot temperatures, long journeys, early morning wake-ups and other similar scenarios.
Small Group (12 or less) 
Included in the tour cost: 
  • Small group (max 12 participants)
    All accommodation (17 nights)
  • Transportation in India (vans, train, internal flight)
  • All activities, workshops, lessons mentioned
  • All entrance fees for sights visited
  • Local guides in each destination
  • Breakfast every day, 7 lunches and 13 dinners
  • Gratuities at hotels/included meals
  • Bottled water throughout the trip
  • Airport transfers
  • Visa assistance
What's not included: 
  • Flights to/from India
  • Meals and activities not mentioned
  • Travel insurance
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Other gratuities
Everywhere we eat on this tour will always be clean, good quality, food will be prepared only with filtered water and, apart from a couple of places that specialize in one local dish, offer a variety of food. We’ll also enjoy homemade meals cooked up by local families too and have plenty of opportunities to try local specialties in each area.

On this trip, we stay in a combination of 3* hotels, heritage properties (boutique hotels inside of historical buildings) and traditional bungalows. Accommodation is mid-range and all rooms offer a comfortable stay with private bathroom. Prices are based on twin-share. Solo travelers of the same sex will be paired together in a room with two beds. (If you wish to have your own room, the single supplement cost is $800 USD.)

Questions? Comments?
If you have any questions or concerns about this tour, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’ll be happy to help in any way we can.

SUBJECT TO CHANGE – All itineraries and activities listed are subject to change. Final itineraries will always be provided prior to the trip.