The Colours of Mysore, Painting Holiday
August 10th – 24th, 2019

The beautiful, award-winning gardens of The Green Hotel

The Charities Advisory Trust is organising a two-week stay at the Green Hotel in Mysore, with painting tutorials led by Dolph van Eden. This unique Heritage hotel, with its historic garden, was set up by the Charities Advisory Trust to save a royal palace and provide employment to those from poor communities. It has had many awards – even being described by Time Magazine (Asia edition) as the ‘best place in Asia to improve your karma.’ The hotel gives all profits to charities in India.

Mysore will provide a wonderful backdrop. Each day will bring a different location and theme: wild life, street scenes; temples; markets; dhobi ghats; flowers; palaces; people…

Prices from £2250. Find out more information here.

Knitting Holiday in Mysore, South India
January 18th – 31st, 2020

Our 2018 knitting group gathering in The Green Hotel’s gardens to learn from our very talented knitting tutors

Beat the January blues and go on a knitting holiday in India. Each year Knit for Peace runs a knitting holiday at The Green Hotel Mysore, South India. The holidays are led by well-known tutors and designers and are a great way of discovering India in a congenial environment. A unique opportunity to visit the beautiful city of Mysore, have a glimpse of the real India and support a fantastic cause. The holidays help raise funds for Knit for Peace and all profits from the Green Hotel go to local charities.

Prices from £2750. Find out more information here.


“This knitting holiday surpassed my hopes and expectations. It was an ideal holiday for a keen knitter who wanted to travel to India, but was not confident enough to travel alone.” – Chris
“What can I say – a wonderful 2 weeks, dedicated staff, amazing food. India is a fantastic place to visit, another world” – Carol
“I’ve just spent two marvellous weeks on a knitting holiday in India. This is my first visit here and it has been a delightful experience. I came on my own but have made many friends and would recommend it to other knitters.” – Joan


Left to right: View of The Green Hotel from the gardens, The Rose Room (one of the many themed Palace rooms), and The Green Hotel’s lovely open-air café

With all of our India holidays, you’ll be staying in the lovingly restored palaces of The Green Hotel. This charming location features extensive award-winning gardens, with comfortable surroundings, spacious rooms and friendly staff that foster a creative and restful atmosphere.

All profits are distributed to charitable and environmental projects in India.

Visit our projects in Mysore

Left to right: A business in Mysore supported through our local initiatives, feeding projects in the slums, and a Good Gifts cow given through the support of our generous donors

From feeding projects for hungry children through to farm animals to support livelihoods, The Charities Advisory Trust has provided tremendous support to Mysore (and beyond) through both The Green Hotel and Good Gifts, the charitable gift-giving catalogue. We offer the opportunity for you to see first-hand the amazing impact that these initiatives have made during your stay.

High-quality images available on request
Please contact Dame Hilary Blume for further information
Phone: 020 7794 9835