November 2020 – A Journey to Women’s Empowerment: South and East India

November 2020 - A Journey to Women's Empowerment: South and East India

 8th Mar 2020 |  Travel |  Fritha Mason


A Journey to Women's Empowerment 2020

Departing Sunday 22 nd November for 8 nights with an optional 3-day extension to Mysore

We are thrilled to invite you to join our 2020 Secret Projects Customer Trip – A Journey to Women’s Empowerment.

Our Customer trips are very much part of the fabric of Secret Projects and we feel honoured to be able to share our story and provide our customers with an opportunity to visit the beating heart of our business.

Great thought and care have gone into the itinerary, as we want to give our customers the fondest and inspiring memories from the trip of a life- time. You will, of course, be immersed in the colour and vibrancy that is India as you travel from south to east with a group of like-minded fellow travellers. Yet, you will experience so much more than the average tourist as you visit our Maker Groups, partners and learn about Indian crafts and textiles from experts.

Payment and booking

The cost of the trip is £2,000, €2,200, NZD 3,500 per person (This is based on a group of six travellers and includes all internal flights).

The three-day extension trip is an additional £700, €800, NZD1,000 per person.

The following is not included is the cost of the trip:

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Cost of tourist visa
  • Drinks outside of mealtimes
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Purchase of fabrics and other craft, homeware or clothes at shopping stops
  • Single occupancy rooms. If you would like a single room, we can provide a quote

If you would like to extend your trip and join us for the additional three days, please let us know at the time of booking and we will provide full details.

To book your place, please email travel@secretprojects.org.

  • We will ask you for a refundable deposit of £500, €500, $500, NZD 600 and will only be able to move forward with the trip with a minimum of 6 travellers.
  • We will ask you for the remaining balance 3 months before the trip.

Please note, if we haven’t managed to reach the numbers needed by the end of July, we will sadly have to cancel the trip and will refund your deposit or give you the option of booking our 2021 Customer Trip.

Booking confirmation will be sent to you via email along with a welcome pack, so you will be able to begin dreaming and planning your trip!

Itinerary for the Trip

Day 1 – Sunday 22 November

Arrive at Bengaluru airport

Check into the hotel, relax and freshen up after your flight.

At 4.30 we will travel into the bustling centre of the city, stopping at Ritis – an ethical fabric emporium. Listen to a lively and educational talk about traditional Indian fabrics by the owner and maybe purchase some of your own fabric, that could be made up into Secret Pillows?

We will have dinner in a restaurant close by to the hotel that evening.

That night we will stay at the Royal Serenity Bengaluru

Photo: A visit to Ritis Ethical Fashion Emporium to pour over a huge selection of gorgeous India fabrics.

Day 2 – Monday 23 November

In the morning, we will visit Secret Projects Indian Production Support Unit and learn more about the mission of Secret Projects to empower women in India.

Enjoy a delicious lunch with Secret Projects Makers and there will be ample opportunity to ask many questions about our work and of course to shop for Secret Products. If you purchased fabric at Ritis to be made into a Secret Pillow please be sure to have it with you to be made up by one of our Makers.

That afternoon there will be a demonstration by an artisan highly specialised in the art of block printing to add to your knowledge of how Indian fabrics are produced. The wood blocks will be on salefor those who would like to begin to master this technique themselves.

The day will end with a celebratory dinner at one of Bengaluru’s beautiful restaurants.

That night we will stay at the Royal Serenity Bengaluru

Women from Secret Projects Indian Production Support Unit

Day 3 – Tuesday 24 November

Catch a morning flight to Kolkata, the capital city of West Bengal in Eastern India.

West Bengal is located between the Himalayas and the Bay of Bengal. It borders Bangladesh in the east, and Nepal and Bhutan in the north, as well as five other Indian states.

After freshening up, the group will head to India’s biggest sari market Barabarza. A market like no other! The plan is to buy a sari, that will be made up into your very own Secret Sari Dress by our Maker Group in Kolkata.

After the hustle and bustle of the market, travel back to the hotel for drinks, dinner and a chance to reflect on the day.

That night we will stay at Senator Hotel, Kolkata

Downtown Kolataka!

Day 4 – Wednesday 25 November

After breakfast, we will visit Secret Projects partner Freeset and be given a tour of their premises. Freeset is an inspirational organisation whose focus is to provide positive employment opportunities for women affected by sex trafficking in west Bengal. An ethical business whose aims and values align so closely with our own.

Following the visit to Freeset, we set of on the journey to Sundarbans, stopping for lunch on route.

We will arrive late at the hotel, but a delicious dinner will be waiting for you.

That night, we will stay at Sundarban Safari Hotel

Day 5 – Thursday 26 November

This is a day like no other! We will visit 2 Secret Projects Maker Groups and experience first-hand the inspirational women who are part of our Network of Indian Producers

Molly’s Sewing Unit

Molly is the inspiring women who runs our sewing unit in West Bengal. With a diploma in fashion design and being an experienced seamstress, Molly drives this unit that produces our Secret Sari Dress. The unit is in a region that borders Bangladesh where the main income generating activities for both men and women are brick-making or as a daily labourer in farming and agriculture – both physically demanding and low paid. Molly’s Sewing Unit provides women in the region with an alternative way to earn a good income. Read more about this inspiration Secret Projects Maker Group HERE.

We have lunch on the road and afterwards visit our second Maker Group:

Messengers Tailoring School – part of NGO Peace with Neighbours Group

Messengers Tailoring School is a brand new Maker Group that Secret Projects has recently begun working with. You will be one of the first few to learn more about Messenger Group and how they will work within the Secret Projects Network of Indian Producers. One of our key aims is to be able to reach more isolated groups of women and our work with Messengers Tailoring School is helping us to achieve this goal.

As you sit down to dinner in the evening there will be much to think about and discuss with your fellow travellers.

That night we will stay at Sundarban Safari Hotel

A visit to Molly's Sewing Unit

Day 6 – Friday 27 November

A day of rest and relaxation will begin very early in the morning (!) with a safari and boat trip organised by the hotel team. This full day trip has many highlights not least a visit to Sajnekhali Watch Tower, in the beautiful and lush Sundarbans National Park where the most wonderful, colourful birdlife can be viewed and who knows, perhaps a tiger if it’s our lucky day?

That night we will stay at Sundarban Safari Hotel

Boat Safari Sundarbans National Park

Day 7 – Saturday 28 November

Leaving the hotel after breakfast, we will journey back to Kolkata

The afternoon will be spent sightseeing in this famous city visiting important landmarks in this famous city including the much revered and visited Shrine Tomb of Mother Theresa and other fascinating areas of Kolkata.

Spend a relaxing evening at the hotel and enjoy dinner and a chance to talk through the days events.

That night we will stay Senator Hotel, Kolkata

Mother Theresa's Shrine, Kolkata

Day 8 – Sunday 29 November

We will spend the morning further exploring this splendid and vibrant city, visiting the not to be missed, Heritage Rail Museum and learn about the fascinating evolution of transport in India. We will also visit the famous Botanical garden.

In the afternoon we say farewell to West Bengal as we head to the airport to catch a flight back to busy Bengaluru.

Enjoy a relaxing dinner at the hotel at the end of a fulfilling and busy day

That night stay at the Royal Serenity, Bengaluru

Day 9 – Monday 30 November

For some of us it will be time to return home - flying out from Bengaluru airport.

For those joining us for the three-day extension, we will leave early in the morning for Mysore, the capital of Karnataka state.

After a long journey, we will check into our hotel and spend the rest of the day in and around Mysore, marvelling at Mysore Palace, visiting the lively city market and experiencing this charming and historical city.

That night we will stay at The Green Hotel

The stunning Mysore Palace

Day 10 – Tuesday 1 December

Today, the group will visit Odanadi Seva Trust, an NGO founded over 20 years ago, who fight tirelessly to end human trafficking. You will meet the Directors and be shown round the 2 safe houses the charity run for women and children who are survivors of trafficking.

There will be a chance to experience some pampering! Odanadi have a Beauty Salon on site and after a relaxing treatment (or 2!) you may also like to sample a sweet treat from the Odanadi Bakery.

That night stay at The Green Hotel

Enjoy some pampering at Odanadi Beauty Salon

Day 12 – Wednesday 2 December

After bidding a fond farewell to Mysore, we embark on the journey back to Bengaluru and spend the afternoon resting or for those with energy left, maybe a visit to Bengaluru City Market?

That night stay at the Royal Serenity Hotel, Bengaluru

Please note, the itinerary for the 3-day extension trip is flexible. Odanadi

  • Seva Trust is a responsive organization and the Directors often must travel to rescue situations at short notice, so may not be on hand to meet the group. We will also ‘mix and match’ the itinerary depending on the needs of the women and children at the safe houses.

  • Opportunities During the Trip
  • There are so many opportunities to enjoy and spark deep thought and elation on this Journey to Women’s Empowerment – too many to list, but in a nutshell, here are a few:
    • Choose sari material to be made up into your very own bespoke Secret Sari Dress by our Makers.
    • Choose cotton fabric to be made up into your very own bespoke Secret Pillow by our Makers.
    • Shop in the largest sari market on earth
    • Get off the tourist trail and experience ‘backstage’ West Bengal and learn about the challenges faced by many women because of the ever-present threat of human trafficking. You will hear such incredible stories of bravery and survival.
    • Visit isolated communities on the border between India and Bangladesh
    • Pour over the story of the Indian sari and how its tradition is woven into the everyday life of Indian women.
    • Learn about local, traditional stitching techniques used in India by women for centuries
    • Get to the heart of our mission to empower women as you visit our Maker Groups and partners
    • Enjoy being covered in Henna! It’s a must in India!
  • Travelling with you will be a pure joy.
  • * All photos (except Mysore Palace) taken on Secret Projects Customer Trips to West Bengal and South India 201

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Tuesday 28th November - day/night eight: Come with us today to Freeset, a Charity with an aim so close to our own hearts, to provide employment opportunities for women affected by human trafficking. We haven’t visited Freeset for a number of years due to the pandemic and it will be wonderful to catch up with this inspirational organisation. We know you will be as affected by their work as much we are. Wednesday 29th November - day/night nine: One can’t visit India without taking a train ride and that’s our job for today, to help you experience the joys of the Indian rail system. Tonight, your hosts take a night off, giving you all an opportunity to dine together in town at a restaurant of your choice. Thursday 30th November - day/night ten: Today is all about finding out more about traditional Indian dress, as we descend upon one of the most famous Saree markets in the city. The colours, noise and vibrancy of this market will live in your memories for many years to come. We end the day with our final meal together – a time to share our memories and highlights of the trip and swap details for keeping in touch. Friday 1st December: Make your preparations to either board your flights back home or continue your journey in this glorious land - both with huge smiles on your faces and a head bursting with new and wonderful memories. Just a note: Although we work hard to follow the itinerary closely, we do want to highlight that it may be subject to change should circumstances change. We will do our very best to notify you of any changes well ahead of time, if possible. And last but by no means least, here is what a couple of our travellers have to say about experiencing India the Secret Projects way... I could never have imagined just how wonderful the trip with Secret Projects was! Upon landing I was given such a warm welcome & immediately felt at home with the rest of the group. The days were wonderfully structured and we saw things I never thought I would experience. Meeting the women in the units was incredibly emotional on so many levels and ultimately so inspiring to see what Secret Projects has achieved with them. I really hope I get the opportunity to go back again someday & I will forever treasure the memories of this trip...❤️ Whitney, Traveller on the Secret Projects 2019 East India Customer Trip We thank you warmly and wholeheartedly for travelling with us to India and ask that you keep in touch with us. We absolutely love seeing our travellers' photographs and reminiscing with you from time to time about our time together in our beloved India. Photo montage: images from our Customer Trip to Kolkata and The Sundarbans 2019  
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On the final day of our journey together We end our journey together as we began, in Kolkata, this time with a goodbye dinner on Thursday 30th November at 8pm local time. We stay on this final night in our hotel and depart the following morning (1st December) to catch outbound flights home or, to continue your time in India. Again, if you would like to remain at the hotel for further nights, please let us know and we can make the arrangements. Please note: there will be an additional charge for the extra night's accommodation. The full itinerary and other information can be found below. A journey to the heart of Secret Projects. Join us in Eastern India for a spectacular journey. Departing in November 2023 for 10 nights We are absolutely overjoyed to warmly invite you to join us on our first post-pandemic Customer Trip – A journey to the heart of Secret Projects. Our Customer Trips are very much part of the fabric of Secret Projects and we feel honoured to be able to share our story and provide our Shareholders, Customers and Friends with an opportunity to visit the beating heart of our business. Great thought and care have gone into the itinerary to ensure that our travellers experience India both on and off the beaten track in all her glory. You will be immersed in the colour and vibrancy of this wonderful country as you travel between the bustling city of Kolkata that teems with life and The Sundarbans, a World Heritage Site and one of the largest mangrove forests in the world. Travelling with Secret Projects takes you far beyond the realms of the average tourist. Of course, you will have plenty of opportunities to see the sights, savour Indian food and immerse yourself in all that India has to offer. Yet Secret Projects takes you deeper into a side of India not seen by many, as you visit our Maker Group in the Sundarbans, and witness first-hand the working relationship we have with a group of local women who stitch for us and the impactful NGO that supports the women. We absolutely can’t wait to introduce you. We will also meet up with one of our oldest friends, Molly who runs her own sewing unit for young women and was an integral part of the production of our now-famous Secret Sari Dresses. You will witness first-hand how sewing productions can drive women’s economic empowerment and see how your investment, custom and support make it possible. Your Hosts We are delighted to introduce you to Banke Ajayi, Secret Projects (UK) Finance Director, Sumathi Sumi, Director of Social Power India, our India sister company and Margaret Ring, our Communications Director of Secret Projects (UK) who will lead the trip, making sure you are well looked after. In the Sundarbans, we will also meet up with Lissy, our Quality Controller for Social Power India. Payment and booking The cost of the Customer Trip is $2,750 per person. (This is based on a group of 12 and includes all internal travel) The following is not included in the cost of the Customer Trip: International inbound and outbound flights Travel Insurance Cost of tourist visa All drinks, both soft and alcoholic during and outside mealtimes Single occupancy rooms. If you would like a single room, we can provide a quote. Payment for your trip can be made in full, or in instalments if more convenient and details of how to pay can be found here. A booking confirmation will be sent to you via email. We will also provide you with as much useful information as we possibly can in the run-up to your Customer Trip, including our top tips for travelling in India. To book your place or to ask us questions please email: travel@secretprojects.org Just a note: If you are thinking of extending your time in India to explore other regions, we will do our best to support you with this. We may be able to make bookings on your behalf or, suggest other Travel Operators within India. What’s in store... Tuesday 21st November - day/night one: We commence our shared journey with a welcome dinner in Kolkata to give us chance to get to know each other and find our ‘Indian feet.’ Wednesday 22nd November - day/night two: The day begins after breakfast followed by a 3 (or so) hours drive in a Tempo Traveller (that will be at our disposal for the entire trip) to the Sundarbans. The Sundarbans is a truly beautiful World Heritage Site and such a wonderful place to spend time. However, we can’t forget that its remoteness makes it a target for gangs of human traffickers. Women who earn an income are much less likely to fall into the hands of traffickers and that is exactly why we began our relationship with our Sundarbans Maker Group, who you will meet tomorrow, to provide women with fairly paid stitching work, empowering each one economically. Thursday 23rd November - day/night three: We travel together through breathtaking scenery to the area where our Sundarbans Maker Group is based, spending the day with the women and the team behind the NGO that also supports the group. Friday 24th November - day/night four: It’s a busy day today as we meet up again with the Sundarbans Makers, as well as one of our oldest friends, Molly who we have briefly introduced earlier. Molly runs her own sewing unit for young women in a nearby town - she is an inspiration to us. We will also fit in a visit to one of the local markets, taking in the sights and perhaps making a purchase (or two) of something to remind you of your time in this unique region of the worl Saturday 25th November - day/night five: Enjoy a day of leisure today. We have some excellent ideas for you. Perhaps get acquainted with Bengal Tigers (if it’s your lucky day!) on a Tiger Trek, visit one of the local markets for another spot of shopping, or simply relax, read and reflect on your Indian journey so far. The day is yours! Sunday 26th November - day/night six: It’s a day of competition, feedback, and insight for our Makers. We have worked with the women over the year, asking them to stitch products to showcase to you today. Your job is to choose the one/s you feel would be great for Secret Projects to produce with the Makers to sell on the international market. This is a key day for the women and will provide each one with a beneficial understanding of markets and trends. Monday 27th November - day/night seven: It’s back to Kolkata today and after freshening up at our hotel, we visit Mother House, the final resting place of Mother Theresa. A place of great peace and pilgrimage. Tuesday 28th November - day/night eight: Come with us today to Freeset, a Charity with an aim so close to our own hearts, to provide employment opportunities for women affected by human trafficking. We haven’t visited Freeset for a number of years due to the pandemic and it will be wonderful to catch up with this inspirational organisation. We know you will be as affected by their work as much we are. Wednesday 29th November - day/night nine: One can’t visit India without taking a train ride and that’s our job for today, to help you experience the joys of the Indian rail system. Tonight, your hosts take a night off, giving you all an opportunity to dine together in town at a restaurant of your choice. Thursday 30th November - day/night ten: Today is all about finding out more about traditional Indian dress, as we descend upon one of the most famous Saree markets in the city. The colours, noise and vibrancy of this market will live in your memories for many years to come. We end the day with our final meal together – a time to share our memories and highlights of the trip and swap details for keeping in touch. Friday 1st December: Make your preparations to either board your flights back home or continue your journey in this glorious land - both with huge smiles on your faces and a head bursting with new and wonderful memories. Just a note: Although we work hard to follow the itinerary closely, we do want to highlight that it may be subject to change should circumstances change. We will do our very best to notify you of any changes well ahead of time, if possible. And last but by no means least, here is what a couple of our travellers have to say about experiencing India the Secret Projects way... I could never have imagined just how wonderful the trip with Secret Projects was! Upon landing I was given such a warm welcome & immediately felt at home with the rest of the group. The days were wonderfully structured and we saw things I never thought I would experience. Meeting the women in the units was incredibly emotional on so many levels and ultimately so inspiring to see what Secret Projects has achieved with them. I really hope I get the opportunity to go back again someday & I will forever treasure the memories of this trip...❤️ Whitney, Traveller on the Secret Projects 2019 East India Customer Trip We thank you warmly and wholeheartedly for travelling with us to India and ask that you keep in touch with us. We absolutely love seeing our travellers' photographs and reminiscing with you from time to time about our time together in our beloved India.   Photo montage: a selection of images from Secret Projects Customer Trip to Kolkata and The Sundarbans 2019.
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