TEXTILE ART AND CRAFT TOUR – INDIA

Tour Overview

A five Destination Experience riding you through five different cultures of the Country, this tour will be as nostalgic and as exciting as it can be. Travelling from Mumbai all the way to Delhi, covering places of Epic en route will be a culture to soak and emblemize your thirst for Textile & Art.

The Bollywood Capital, an island city, a City that never sleeps; only a visit to the city can describe it. Mumbai’s evolution into its current state is deeply linked to growth of the textile industry in India. The various historic fabric markets in the city, which have been selling textiles in bulk and otherwise to customers around the world for hundreds of years, are an ode to this history. This is probably why some of these textile markets continue to remain the best spots for anyone fashion-lover. Be it century old style of tribal art, or a high end fashion store, the horizons are met here.

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  • 14 Nights / 15 Days
  • VALIDITY: 20 Nov 2017 to 04 Dec 2017
  • VALIDITY: 08 Jan 2018 to 22 Jan 2018
  • Delhi 3 Nights
  • Agra 3 Nights
  • Jaipur 3 Nights
  • Bhuj 2 Nights
  • Mumbai 2 Nights
  • INR ₹ 3,25,000

ART AND CRAFT EXPERIENCE

  • National Handicrafts & Handlooms Museum : Admire one of the largest crafts museum in India, a window to everyday life of Indian villages.

  • Delhi Haat (INA) : Treat your tongue with the “Restaurant of India”, with dishes from different state of the country.

Fun Elements/Sightseeing

  • Red Fort : Jaunt around an enthralling World Heritage Site made up of large sand stone of red colour.

  • India Gate : Capture moments over an Arc-de-Triomphe like archway surrounded by large expanse of lush green lawns to sooth your senses.

  • Gandhi Samadhi : Palpate the teachings of ahimsa teacher - Mahatma Gandhi, where an eternal flame burns perpetually.

ART AND CRAFT EXPERIENCE

  • Zardosi : Hem a little bit of thread, or ornate a few sequins to make yourself a royal fabric appeal while giving it a unique exclusivity.

  • Rug Weaving : Weave your moods in these Persian styled decorates, to feel the “Royal” you.

  • Marble Inlay Workshop : Witness the art that endure the grandeur of the great Taj Mahal.

Fun Elements/Sightseeing

  • Taj mahal : Get mesmerized by the edifice of true love, crafted with marble and jewelled with semi-precious stones.

  • Agra fort : Witness the mighty towers and overwhelming facades that instil awe and symbolize power, strength and resilience.

ART AND CRAFT EXPERIENCE

  • Block Printing : Aggrandize your skills in block printing and gain acumen by learning and working alongside skilled craft person.

  • Jewellery making : Adorn yourself like a King in this princely state, crafting art pieces of your choice.

Fun Elements/Sightseeing

  • Hawa Mahal : Venerate Jaipur’s distinctive honeycomb like landmark and believe for it’s name.

  • City palace : One seventh of the old city of Jaipur, admiring a view that reflects its historical importance and magnificent royal grace.

  • Jal mahal : Capture the serenity of Jaipur sprouting from the lush foliage against contrast to the deep blues of the waters of lake.

  • Amer fort : Revere a grand example of ancient Indian architecture; an apt blend of Hindu and Muslim style of ornamentation.

ART AND CRAFT EXPERIENCE

  • Natural Dyeing : Revive your relations with Mother Nature, bye laying your hands on Dyes derived from her.

  • Block Printing : Aggrandize your skills in block printing and gain acumen by learning and working alongside skilled craft person.

  • Rogan Art : Apperceive a rare art, practiced by a lone Muslim Family which adorns the walls of White House.

  • Batik : Lay your hands on history’s most expressive and subtle resist methods to make a masterpiece of your own.

  • Tie Dye : Design your own kaleidoscopic piece of art with this resist dying technique.

  • Resource Library : Widen your knowledge as you pay a visit to the art preservation center and browse through the art library of Kutch.

Fun Elements/Sightseeing

  • Vijay Villas Palace : Stone-carved exquisites & domed bastions a..long with the fact that the royal family still reside here make the palace worth the visit.

  • Mandvi Beach : Walk bare feet on the sun kissed sands and warm tropical waters or just ride on the camel and experience bliss.

  • Raan Of Kutch (Seasonal ) : Gape infinity at the white dessert – one of the largest salt dessert in the world.

  • Aina Mahal : Suggestive of its name, Aina means Mirror; a rare piece of art in itself housing several rare paintings and collectibles from around the world.

  • Rudramata Dam : Biggest dam of Kutch where all the rivers of Kutch flow in, transforming the area around it lush and green.

ART AND CRAFT EXPERIENCE

  • Fabric Market : Amble through famous fabric market of Mumbai.

  • Accessory Market : Ornate thyself with some Imitation jewellery.

  • CSMVS Museum : A treat for cognoscente of art and antiquities who thrive upon the insights that impart deep knowledge of the yesteryear culture and civilization.

  • Handicraft Stores : Tarriance at a handicraft store and indulge in the luxuries of nature.

Fun Elements/Sightseeing

  • Gateway Of India : Sojourn at the magnificent edifice flaunting flawless Indo - Saracenic architecture overlooking the sea.

  • Colaba Causeway : Swerve around an irresistible charm, where shopping is the first reason for loving it; the next being food!

  • Iconic Sea Link : Capture an elegant cable-stayed structure that spans the Bay amidst the city.

  • Queens Necklace : Loiter along the natural bay resembling a string of pearls in a necklace.

Inclusions

  • accommodation in the category selected

  • All airport transfers

  • Sightseeing

  • Entry Fee

  • Domestic Airfare

  • Factory Visits

  • Workshops

  • Seminars

  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner (Only Vegetarian)

  • Local Transport (Air Conditioned)

  • Train Travel (Air Conditioned)

  • Materials used for workshop

  • Sightseeing Guides

  • Tour Director

Exclusions

  • International Airfare

  • Meals not specified in the itinerary

  • Spending Money

  • Passport and Visa fees

  • Travel insurance

  • Medical Insurance

  • Tipping

  • Equipment Fee

  • Porterage

Textile , Art and Craft
Experience

  • Mata ni pachedi painting

    The 300 year old tradition of painting narratives of the Goddess Durga, in her various incarnations is called Mata Ni Pachedi, translated as ‘behind the idol of the Goddess’. Graphical, vivid, multi-coloured animated images of Gods and Goddesses, devotees and followers, flora and fauna, splurge the magnificence of this narrative art

  • Applique embroidery

    One of the oldest and finest crafts of Gujarat, Applique embroidery uses different patches of fabric to make beautiful forms of floral and animal designs for quilts, hangings, modern household products and apparels

  • Handicraft of Gujarat

    Handicrafts of Gujarat are expressive, unique and a beautiful amalgamation of stitches, colours, patterns and embroidery. From colourful tie-dye to sophisticated wooden antiques, each and every item is made to perfection by the renowned artisans and craftsmen of the state.

  • Handloom and Handicraft Village – Dasada

    Explore the hand work of local artisans and weavers, making threads come alive. Dasada is home to tribal heritage area, rich in local craft. Experience the pastoral Vadiara and Kharapat Rabaris of Dasada, known for their embroideries, the silk-weavers colony at Dasada, and Ambala village of the Bharward – the shepherds and goatherds. A life, truly close to nature.

  • Ajrakpur Block Painting – Bhuj

    Ajrak can be traced back to the civilizations of the Indus Valley that existed around 2500 BC-1500 BC. It is a block printing technique which uses colours derived from nature - such as indigo, henna, turmeric, pomegranate, iron and mud. These printing blocks are aesthetically and seamlessly hand-carved by skillful craftsmen.

  • Batik Tie & dye - Bhuj

    Batik is a unique process of decorating cloth by covering a part of it with a coat of wax and then dyeing the cloth to have an impeccable deign. Batik in Kachchh was traditionally produced by the Khatri communities – like bandhani and ajrakh block printing. However, today there are more communities practising the craft.

  • Tribal embroidery

    Tribal Embroidery, or Kutchi Embroidery is a signature art tradition of the tribal community of Kutch District in Gujarat. The signature effect of the colorful embroidery sparkles when small mirrors called Abhla are sewn over the geometrically shaped designs. These embroidered clothes adorn all, especially on festive occasions and to decorate deities and to create a source of income too.

  • Bhujodi Weaving

    As the name suggests, Bhujodi is a small town near Bhuj. As well as weavers, the village of Bhujodi is also home to Rabaris, nomadic and shepherd communities. It is said, that in Bhujodi, one man’s timeless devotion is as vital as an industry making exquisite fabric.

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