India Knitting Holiday 2018

Jane Crowfoot leads our 4th Indian knitting holiday

20th January – 2nd February 2018


Where:

The award-winning Green Hotel, Mysore, South India. The Hotel was set up as a model of sustainable tourism by the Charities Advisory Trust, our parent charity. All profits are distributed to charitable and environmental projects in India. It’s a small Palace, with a garden block. For the last 10 years our 2 acre garden has won the prize for the best garden in Mysore. The hotel has a small craft shop with a selection of goods made by National Award Winners, India’s leading craftsmen.

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Jane Crowfoot:

Jane Crowfoot is a freelance designer and design consultant with over 18 years experience. She specialises in contemporary hand knit and crochet designs for the home interior, including cushions and throws.


What to expect:

  • beautiful sunny weather (around 30 degrees)
  • delicious food (buffet meals, including vegetarian options)
  • special diets catered for
  • good company and friendly atmosphere
  • a chance to meet new people
  • wonderful shopping opportunities
  • improve and extend your knitting techniques
  • learn to design your own patterns
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Price includes:

  • 12 nights full board (all meals buffet style to include vegetarian options and non spicy food if preferred)
  • knitting/crochet instruction led by Jane Crowfoot
  • Bottled water
  • Opportunity to visit projects supported by the Charities Advisory Trust and the Green Hotel

Price per person:

Traveller’s Room:
Single occupancy per person: £2,250
Double occupancy per person: £1,950
Deluxe Room:
Single occupancy per person: £2,495
Double occupancy per person: £2,295
Suites:
Single occupancy per person: £2,595
Double occupancy per person: £2,250
Palace Room:
Single occupancy per person: £2,950
Double occupancy per person: £2,450

Partners/husbands are welcome and can organise outings and adventures for themselves (ranging from sightseeing to playing golf).


Sightseeing:

Mysore is a charming town (RK Narayan’s Malgudi). It still retains its old world charm – full of palaces, a world famous market, temples and Raj style buildings, bird sanctuary and nearby wildlife reserves. A more unusual opportunity is offered, you can if you wish visit projects the Green Hotel and Charities Advisory Trust (Knit for Peace’s parent charity) support, and teach the children from the orphanages and slums to finger knit.

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Transport

Getting there:

The nearest international airport is Bangalore (Bengaluru), which is 115 miles away from Mysore (by car). British Airways flies direct. We will arrange for you to be met off the BA flight. You can also travel from Bangalore to Mysore by train and we will meet you at Mysore station. There is also sometimes an internal flight but the inconvenient times of the BA flights and the distance from the airport to the station in Bangalore makes the option of being met by car possibly the easiest. And for those visiting India for the first time the struggle with the porters at Bangalore station fighting over who is going to carry your luggage is a bit daunting.


What people said about our second knitting trip:

“The atmosphere was warm and relaxed.”

“Good company, good food, and good fun.”

“I’ve loved every minute of the stay”.

“Thank you for the most wonderful experience which is up there with a handful of marvellous events in my life. I’m really missing the company and the warmth, sights and sounds.”

“A wonderful holiday. It was a dream come true for me, as my three main passions in life are knitting, India and helping those less fortunate! I wouldn’t have missed it for the world, loved every minute.”

“The Green Hotel was a real oasis and the meals were delicious”

Extending your stay:

The hotel travel desk can arrange transport and accommodation (for those wishing to extend their stay, perhaps to the Kerala waterways, or ruins at Hampi or the textile and craft museums at Chennai (Madras and Pondicherry).

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Our previous Knit for Peace holidays at the Green Hotel were wonderful successes. You can read all about what we got up to in 2014 and 2015 on our blog.

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