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Gujarat lady wearing silver necklace and bracelets
man and lady holding chai cups in India


Visiting the iconic Taj Mahal, pink city of Jaipur and then stepping off the tourist trail to explore the textile rich state of Gujarat.

Textile tour of India

map of Golden Triange Tour of India with Red Door Tours

Nicole is a textile loving tour guide who has a passion for India and its traditional crafts and culture. Come and join Nicole and Sue Spargo on an adventure of a lifetime.

India is a textile lovers paradise with colours, patterns, and diverse textile traditions. On our small group tour, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with skilled artisans, learning about the intricate processes behind each masterpiece. You’ll visit museums, including the Calico museum in Ahmedabad and the Anoki museum in Jaipur.

This tour is a balance of cities and villages, from bustling Old Delhi to the relaxed dirt streets of Bhuj. You’ll visit UNESCO listed sites such as the Taj Mahal, Red Fort and the cities of Jaipur and Ahmedabad.

The accommodation is hand-picked and includes heritage properties and a hotel within walking distance of the Taj Mahal.


Did we mention the textile shopping? Prepare to be overwhelmed (in a good way!). Block print fabrics by the metre, vintage textiles, ribbons, lace, kantha quilts, rugs and more! Nicole knows the best markets and shops to visit.

We welcome friendly, easy-going travellers who are looking for an immersive, small group tour. You’ll need a reasonable level of fitness as the tour is busy!

Airport transfers are included so you’ll be supported every step of the way.

FULLY BOOKED – email to join the waitlist

2 – 16 January 2025

16 days / 15 nights

  • AU $7570  (twin share)
  • AU $1650  single supplement


  • Boutique 3-4 star accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Internal flights x 3
  • Private air-conditioned transport
  • All meals and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Maximum 15 guests
  • All entry fees, workshops and experiences
  • Walking tours in Delhi & Jaipur
  • Experienced local guide
  • Fully escorted tour with Nicole and Sue Spargo


  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities on tuk tuk day


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Experience sunrise at the Taj Mahal.

Navigate the streets of Jaipur in a tuk-tuk.


Immerse yourself in the colour and inspiration of India.


Visit artisans and support them directly.

Try your hand at block-printing in a private workshop.


Meet artists and learn about their traditional techniques.


Step off the tourist trail and visit artisans in the villages of Bhuj.

Travel (and shop!) with like-minded people.

Impossible to pick my favourite experience

My tour of India was everything I wanted and so much more. Thank you to Nicole, she is so capable, organised and only hires the best guides and drivers. I learnt so much and fell in love with India and it’s people.

Impossible to pick my favourite experience and when first asked I said the massage. Now that I home and asked almost everyday the same question I give a different answer. To experience Diwali, the stepwells, staying in a haveli, Taj Mahal, meeting the artisans I just don’t know when to stop.

I recommend Red Door Tours, Nicole and Imran, I always felt safe and I had the most amazing experience with them.


Julie – Travel Journaling, India 2023

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lady with cup of chai

Exceeeded my expectations

The travel journalling India tour exceeded my expectations – thoughtful itinerary providing a slice of Indian history, culture, textiles, shopping, great accommodation and wonderful food.

Nicole and Imran are a great team looking to provide the best experience for everyone.

Tracey, Travel Journaling in India, 2023


Only way to see India!


I had the most amazing 3 weeks with Nicole on her India tour.

My expectation went beyond anything I could have ever dreamt of.

Nicole showed us a county in colour and culture that I had only seen in pictures before.

Her knowledge is endless and her stories will keep you laughing.

Thanks Nicole, you made my holiday so much fun and a beautiful memory I will cherish. You too will fall in love with India.


Brenda, Textiles, Temples and Tastes of India & Gujarat Textile Tour, 2019


I highly recommend Red Door Tours

I travelled on Nicole’s Red Door Tours Southern India tour which was a trip of a lifetime.

Nicole’s itinerary provided such unique and authentic experiences I would recommend it to anyone who wants to be immersed in the real India. We had a fun group and were well looked after by Nicole and our local driver and guide Selva.

I highly recommend Red Door Tours.


Rachael, Southern India, January 2024

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