Craft Your Journey

India is a place where landscapes change fast, and realities faster, a place that can be overwhelming for a traveller seeking to find their way. Tell us who you are, your passions, your likes and dislikes, your inspirations and passions, and we will chisel a journey for you to fit your deepest dreams.

As we like to say in this land of multiple realities, there is an India for everyone. Help us find yours.

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WHERE 1/4

India is a land that spans the breadth of human experience. It is a country of nations, a reality of myths. Wherever you choose to go, you will not be disappointed.

CHOOSE THE REGION(S) YOU WISH TO TRAVEL TO.
North India

Agra, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Leh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, UttarakhandTransient sand dunes.
A soft piece of carefully
block-printed cotton.

Opulent Mughal architecture.
A sufi qalaam; its spirit, lost and found
in the spaces between Punjabi and Urdu.

Entire landscapes showered in colour.
Spiced nibbles of slow-roasted meat.
The touch of a sensuous shawl in a Shikara.

The northern states overwhelm your senses with
the richness of their stimuli, layered one over the other.

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South India

Kochi, Marari, Kumarakom, Periyar, madurai, Chettinad, Thanjavur, Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Lakshadweep, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, TelanganaMarvels of Dravidian temple architecture
set against backwaters and brackish lagoons.
The myriad variations of sambar.

A unique dialect of Urdu.
Tamil Sangam’s age-old poetic nectar.
The whiff of a spice market.

Stories painted on cloth; poetry in silk.
Glistening beans of homegrown coffee.
Coral reefs meet untouched white sand.

The southern states pamper your senses,
rewarding those with an appreciation of the subtle.

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East India

Darjeeling, Gangtok, Kolkata, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Orissa, Sikkim, Chhatisgarh, Bihar, JharkhandA valley surrounded
by snow-capped peaks.
Cotton sarees sway to Tagore.

Ululations echo through
the birthplace of the Buddha.
Offerings of shondesh.

Amongst the wet wilderness of the Sunderban delta,
towering chariots of stone stand in tribute.
A savoury gravy of ground meat is served with rice.

The eastern states nourish your senses,
each experience hides within it, the quiet depths of history.

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West India

Mumbai, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya PradeshA diverse mountain ecosystem
stands next to a sun-baked beach.
Myths etched in stone.

Traditions of song and dance
immortalised through film.
Rivers of cotton, tied and dyed.

Vegetables shallow-fried with spices,
yogurt tempered with saffron, cardamom and nuts.
A moonlit night on an endless salt flat.

The western states satiate your senses,
acting as gateways into this ancient land.

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  • North India
  • South India
  • East India
  • West India

 

WHAT 2/4

Bring the musician in you to a school of living traditions, where children sing ancient hymns; wonder at monuments that tell stories of lives lived before the written word came into being; unwind in an ashram in the middle of a forest; treat your taste buds to recipes of the royal emperors of past.

CHOOSE THE THEME(S) FOR YOUR EXPERIENCE
Arts & Crafts
Dance, Fine Arts, Handicrafts/Textiles, Music

Stalwarts of Carnatic music preparing for their next performance; the art of tie-and-dye as practiced by three generations of Bandhani craftswomen; students learning Kathakali, an ancient storytelling dance form; for the artfully inclined, India hides a legion of treasures under her silk sleeve.

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Culture
Cuisine, Festivals & Celebrations, Traditions

The art of draping a traditional Maharashtrian saree; the celebratory pandals of Durga Pujo; a chilli-eating contest to make your eyes water; Indian culture takes new form every hundred miles, the only way to experience it all is to keep driving through.

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History & Architecture
Forts & Palaces, Monuments, Temples, Urban

Heavenly etchings in stone, breathing divinity; The geometric precision of the Mughal masterpieces; Caves carved into temples, stepwells; Planned cities and Art-Deco Cinemas; Indian architecture is a curious story, narrated in unison by its natives and the outsiders who made it home.

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Nature
Backwaters & Beaches, Mountains, Outdoor, Wildlife

The backwaters of Kerala; the fine grain of sandalwood; the stately tread of a flock of Greater Flamingoes; the regal blue skies of Ladakh; life thrives in India’s vast variety of ecosystems.

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Wellness
Ayurveda, Leisure, Spirituality, Yoga & Meditation

Cuisine tailored to your body type; the art of being mindful; a deep dive into spirituality; meander through India’s wellness traditions where answers aren’t always what we expect them to be.

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WHO 3/4

Tell us who you are, and we will dream up a journey as unique as you.

How do you like to travel?
What is your daily rhythm?

Have you travelled to India before?

HOW 4/4

Tell us how you want to travel, and we will turn it into a hand-drawn itinerary.

What would be the ideal pace of your journey?
How much would you like to spend? (Excluding Airfare)
What type of accommodation would you prefer?
Where did you hear about Kamalan?
North India
North India
North India
North India
North India
Transient sand dunes.
A soft piece of carefully
block-printed cotton.

Opulent Mughal architecture.
A sufi qalaam; its spirit, lost and found
in the spaces between Punjabi and Urdu.

Entire landscapes showered in colour.
Spiced nibbles of slow-roasted meat.
The touch of a sensuous shawl in a Shikara.

The northern states overwhelm your senses with
the richness of their stimuli, layered one over the other. + ADD TO INTERESTS

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East India
East India
East India
East India
East India
A valley surrounded
by snow-capped peaks.
Cotton sarees sway to Tagore.

Ululations echo through
the birthplace of the Buddha.
Offerings of shondesh.

Amongst the wet wilderness of the Sunderban delta,
towering chariots of stone stand in tribute.
A savoury gravy of ground meat is served with rice.

The eastern states nourish your senses,
each experience hides within it, the quiet depths of history. + ADD TO INTERESTS

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South India
South India
South India
South India
South India
Marvels of Dravidian temple architecture
set against backwaters and brackish lagoons.
The myriad variations of sambar.

A unique dialect of Urdu.
Tamil Sangam’s age-old poetic nectar.
The whiff of a spice market.

Stories painted on cloth; poetry in silk.
Glistening beans of homegrown coffee.
Coral reefs meet untouched white sand.

The southern states pamper your senses,
rewarding those with an appreciation of the subtle. + ADD TO INTERESTS

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West India
West India
West India
West India
West India
A diverse mountain ecosystem
stands next to a sun-baked beach.
Myths etched in stone.

Traditions of song and dance
immortalised through film.
Rivers of cotton, tied and dyed.

Vegetables shallow-fried with spices,
yogurt tempered with saffron, cardamom and nuts.
A moonlit night on an endless salt flat.

The western states satiate your senses,
acting as gateways into this ancient land.
+ ADD TO INTERESTS

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Arts & Crafts

Stalwarts of Carnatic music preparing for their next performance; the art of tie-and-dye as practiced by three generations of Bandhani craftswomen; students learning Kathakali, an ancient storytelling dance form; for the artfully inclined, India hides a legion of treasures under her silk sleeve.

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Music
See a Veena being made; visit the schools where children sing a dying language; partake in ancient poetry; the musical traditions of India carry the weight of history.
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Dance
Learn the fifty-five mudras of Bharatanatyam; swing by Goa’s Jazz ballrooms; take a Bollywood dance workshop; experience forms of storytelling rooted in the divine.
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Handicrafts/Textiles
Witness natural dyes extracted from vegetables and flowers; explore techniques of hand block printing; watch a silk saree being handwoven; experience Indian handicraft.
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Fine Arts
Meet artists who only work with Lord Krishna’s image; marvel at Tanjore paintings embellished with gold; experience schools of fine art nurtured by ageless tradition.
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Culture

The art of draping a traditional Maharashtrian saree; the celebratory pandals of Durga Pujo; a chilli-eating contest to make your eyes water; Indian culture takes new form every hundred miles, the only way to experience it all is to keep driving through.

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Festivals & Celebrations
Watch entire cities come alive with light; descend to the streets to celebrate the god of new beginnings; for a country of a billion people, there’s always a reason to celebrate.
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Cuisine
Feast on saintly vegetarian cuisine at a temple in Udupi; Sample a mutton galouti kebab, a delicacy designed for a toothless king; explore the wildly divergent tastes of India.
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Traditions
Week-long wedding rituals; chant with the monks at the foothills of the Himalayas; learn how to tie a turban; tradition is the tether that keeps Indians rooted to their values.
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History & Architecture

Heavenly etchings in stone, breathing divinity; The geometric precision of the Mughal masterpieces; Caves carved into temples, stepwells; Planned cities and Art-Deco Cinemas; Indian architecture is a curious story, narrated in unison by its natives and the outsiders who made it home.

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Forts & Palaces
An astonishingly pink facade; a fortress wall streaked with shades of electric blue; red sandstone, tempered by time.
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Temples
The Gopurams of South India; A herculean chariot of stone at Konark, tribute to the sun; Explicit, yet exquisite sculptures of Khajuraho.
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Urban
The mansions of Chettinad; Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh, Louis Kahn’s Ahmedabad; Mumbai’s Art Deco treasures.
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Monuments
Taj Mahal, the marvel in marble; the lavish ruins of Hampi; the Victoria Memorial at Kolkata; the stupa at Sanchi.
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Nature

The backwaters of Kerala; the fine grain of sandalwood; the stately tread of a flock of Greater Flamingoes; the regal blue skies of Ladakh; life thrives in India’s vast variety of ecosystems.

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Wildlife
Bengal Tigers roam wild and free; birds that migrate to India for their yearly vacation; the royal mane of a lion-tailed macaque; life thrives in India’s vast variety of ecosystems.
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Mountains
The surreal cloudscapes of Ladakh; the remote villages of Uttarakhand; India’s mountain ranges offer adventure.
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Backwaters & Beaches
The gentle sway of a houseboat on Kerala’s canals; a clear sand beach at sunset; discover the secrets of southern states through their backwaters.
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Outdoor
Dive off the pristine shores of the Andaman islands; hike up to Rizong Gompa in Ladakh to meditate atop a mountain; explore the India that exists beyond urban cityscapes.
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Wellness

Cuisine tailored to your body type; the art of being mindful; a deep dive into spirituality; meander through India’s wellness traditions where answers aren’t always what we expect them to be.

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Ayurveda
Balancing the spiritual and the physical in the lap of nature; a regimen for rejuvenation at the foothills of the Himalayas; healing for the soul; explore Indian wisdom.
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Yoga & Meditation
An inner world guided by chakras; a sense of community and oneness; yoga and meditation are philosophies rooted in the contemplation of life itself.
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Spirituality
Stepping into Ganga, India’s most sacred river; a qawwali at a Delhi Dargah; a midnight temple ceremony in Madurai; in India find fulfilling spiritual experiences.
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Leisure
A quiet bungalow in the valley of Doon; a private palace in the middle of the backwaters, approachable only by boat; there exist spaces for those looking for peace.
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