Sarah Hazell leads our 5th Indian knitting holiday

21st January – 2nd February 2017


The award-winning Green Hotel, Mysore, South India. 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 11 years our 2 acre garden has won the prize for the best garden in Mysore. The hotel has a small craft shop with a selection of goods made by National Award Winners, India’s leading craftsmen.

the green hotel


Sarah Hazell:

Sarah Hazell is a knitting and crochet designer and author with a passion for colour. Her warm, encouraging teaching style inspires confidence in even the shyest.

You can find out more about Sarah’s work and inspiration through

What to expect:

  • beautiful sunny weather (around 30 degrees)
  • 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
  • daily knitting workshops
  • possible visits to projects and places of interest


Price includes:

  • 12 nights full board (all meals buffet style to include vegetarian options and non spicy food if preferred)
  • all rooms en suite
  • bottled water
  • knitting workshops
  • local taxes

Price per person:

Traveller’s Room:
Single occupancy per person: £1,950
Double occupancy per person: £1,695
Deluxe Room:
Single occupancy per person: £2,295
Double occupancy per person: £1,995
Palace Room:
Single occupancy per person: £2,655
Double occupancy per person: £2,250

Click here to book your place now

Or call us on 020 7794 9835 to book over the phone


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. A more unusual opportunity is offered, you can if you wish visit projects the Green Hotel and Charities Advisory Trust (Knit for Peace’s parent charity) support, and teach the children from the orphanages and slums to finger knit.

market with text


Getting there:

The nearest international airport is Bangalore (Bengaluru), which is 115 miles away from Mysore (by car). British Airways flies direct. We can arrange for you to be met off the BA flight. You can also travel from Bangalore to Mysore by train and we can meet you at Mysore station. The distance from the airport to the train station in Bangalore makes the option of being met by car possibly the easiest. And for those visiting India for the first time the struggle with the porters at Bangalore station fighting over who is going to carry your luggage is a bit daunting.

What people have said about our knitting trips:

“I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed my Mysore, it really was an amazing experience.”

“It has been a truly memorable experience and one that we shall cherish always…we shall definitely return”

“A wonderful holiday. It was a dream come true for me, as my three main passions in life are knitting, India and helping those less fortunate! I wouldn’t have missed it for the world, loved every minute.”

“I had a most wonderful time – thoroughly enjoyed myself…it was a privilege to be there.”

“The Green Hotel was a real oasis and the meals were delicious”

Extending your stay:

If you would like to extend your stay at the Green Hotel, just let us know. The hotel travel desk can arrange transport and accommodation (for those wishing to extend their stay, perhaps to the Kerala waterways, or ruins at Hampi or the textile and craft museums at Chennai (Madras and Pondicherry).

finger knitting with text

Our previous Knit for Peace holidays at the Green Hotel were wonderful successes. You can read all about what we got up to in 2014 and 2015 on our blog.

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