We are organising another holiday to Mysore, India in January 2019.

Dates: 12th – 25th January

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.

Led by Renée Callahan: Designer and host of the East London Knit Podcast, Renée Callahan will be leading our Mysore holiday in January 2019.

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.

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 that have internal flights 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 not travel in from other areas.


Please contact us below to register your interest, we’ll update the prices as they become available.

Prices are calculated on the £/rupee exchange rate of 87 rupees to £1 and include full board & accommodation and opportunities 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!

e-mail: knitforpeace@charitiesadvisorytrust.org.uk

telephone: 020 7794 9835