Rosenda

Rosenda

The visionary behind Kamalan, her conviction that true travel is intimate cultural immersion is at the heart of every Kamalan experience. Brought into contact with India by a stroke of destiny decades ago, her love for the land and its culture has come to define her since, a transformation that is the essence of all travel. Italian by birth, Indian by heart and a global soul by nature, hers is the wise hand that guides each of us pathfinders in our quest for cultural encounters just about everywhere in the country. A designer by profession and expert in Indian textiles and crafts, she is passionate about art and therapy.
PLACES LIVED
  • Fabriano, Italy | Hamburg, Germany | New York, USA | Paris, France | New Delhi, India
LANGUAGES KNOWN
  • French | Italian | Spanish | German | English | Hindi
PROJECTS
Kamalan X The New Yorker

Earlier this year, at the beginning of the Ladakhi summer, we collaborated with photographer Robbie Lawrence and writer Lexie Smith to document the life of the region.

Jodhpur

The images are unforgettable; thick blue plaster, turquoise lattice work, red painted hand prints pressed onto walls, crimson cloth wound into turbans. Two decades after Steve McCurry captured the colours of Jodhpur, much of the blue in the Old City has drained away, replaced with prosaic yellows and pinks, or the fashionably restrained grey of unfinished stone.