TEXTILE AND EMBROIDERY TOUR - UTTARPRADESH

Tour Overview

A state, boasting about its rich culture, since the times of Ramayana & Mahabharata, is an Epic in itself. Hosting one of the wonders of the world, the holy Ganga and Yamuna Rivers, various historical & ancient places to worship, it is rightly known as the religious capital of the country too.

Uttar Pradesh was home to powerful empires of ancient and medieval India. The state has several historical, natural, and religious tourist destinations to relive the era gone by, or just drench in the holiness and purify your soul…

An unparalleled travel Bounty, Agra lures people from all over the World. Uttar Pradesh Patronizes many Rich & Royal Textiles. Till Date, Zardosi Embroidery is used for Royal, Spiritual and Auspicious Occasions, across the Globe.

  • 14 Nights / 15 Days
  • VALIDITY: 23 Oct 2017 to 06 Nov 2017
  • Delhi 3 Nights
  • Agra 3 Nights
  • Lucknow 3 Nights
  • Varanasi 3 Nights
  • Mumbai 2 Nights
  • INR ₹ 3,19,000

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

  • Chikankari : Groove on a legacy of Lucknow, introduced by Nur Jehan, the wife of Mughal emperor Jahangir. appeal while giving it a unique exclusivity.

  • Tharu Applique : Beget a traditional art, used ornament traditional garments.

Fun Elements/Sightseeing

  • Bara Imambara : Extol the largest unsupported structure, Bara Imambara, a marvel of engineering and a fine specimen of Mughal architecture.

  • Chowk (Market Visit) : Assimilate the cultural & historical heritage of the Nawabi splendour.

ART AND CRAFT EXPERIENCE

  • Terracotta And Pottery : Fling your hands to one of the most tangible and iconic elements of regional art.

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

  • Benarasi Silk Weaving : Let the pulchritude of these weaves mesmerize you, for they have been recognized among the royalty and nobles through ancient times to present.

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

Fun Elements/Sightseeing

  • Ganga Aarti : Ablate your senses in the worship of The Holy Ganga, and rejuvenate your inner soul.

  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple : The clinquant gold beauty; as old as Indian Epics is lapped in one of the oldest living cities in the world.

  • Ramnagar Fort : Exalt another beauty of the Mughals, built in cream sandstone at a scenic location.

ART AND CRAFT EXPERIENCE

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

  • Accessory Market : Ornate thyself with some Imitation jewellery.

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

Fun Elements/Sightseeing

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

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

  • 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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