Mysore, India October 2018

We are organising a second holiday in India in October 2018. It will be give you an extraordinary opportunity to see the Dasara Festival, which is huge in Mysore.

We are honoured to have the holiday led by Debbie Bliss.

Debbie Bliss is a knitwear designer and author with over 30 years of experience. Known for classic knits with a contemporary twist and particularly for her childrenswear, she has also published over fifty books and Booklets Of design. She was awarded with an MBE in the Queen’s 2015 Birthday Honours List for her services to hand knitting and the craft industry.

Dates: 16th – 29th October

What to expect:

  • Beautiful sunny weather
  • 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

The Green Hotel: 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. There will be plenty of time for relaxation and sightseeing.

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. The Dasara Festival is full of processions, dancing and music. We hope to see concerts of classical Indian music and displays of Indian dancing (subject to availability)

Getting there: The nearest international airport is Bangalore. We can arrange to meet you at the airport. The most usual choice of flight is The British Airways one leaving Heathrow around 2 o’clock arriving at Bangalore at around midnight our time (5am Indian time).

The return flight is BA Bangalore-Heathrow, leaving around 7 am, you can leave the Green Hotel around midnight, to get the Bangalore flight (these are current flight schedules and may change). Some guests choose other airlines -such as Gulf or Jet and have internal flight in India. You can also extend your stay either at the beginning or at the end of the holiday.

Health: Mysore is not a malaria area, but we cannot guarantee that a stray mosquito will travel in from other areas.


Prices include full board & accommodation, knitting instructions by Debbie Bliss, opportunity to visit projects supported by the Charities Advisory Trust and the Green Hotel.

Traveller’s Room:

Single Occupancy per person £2450
Double Occupancy per person £2250

Deluxe Room:

Single Occupancy per person £2595
Double Occupancy per person £2450


Single Occupancy per person £2795
Double Occupancy per person £2575

Palace Rooms:

Single Occupancy per person £2950
Double Occupancy per person £2595

Please book by contacting us below. Don’t delay to make sure you get a place!


telephone: 020 7794 9835