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Textile and Handicraft Tour – Gujarat (Indian States)

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14 Days
Availability : 15th October 2018 – 28th October 2018
MU
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 20
Tour Details

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state Gujarat has, within its borders, some of the country’s most stunning topography, breath-taking architecture, a colorfully diverse culture and a magnificent array of textile and handicraft. One of the most diverse States in India – Gujarat’s endless journey from Roots to Wings is timeless with historical and cultural traditions glorifying the State. The enriched range of textiles owes to the people of different communities, castes, tribes and regions of the state, who have kept the age-old tradition alive with their art – which is an unmatched blend of intricate detailing and aesthetic charm.
This land – blessed with fine epitomes of artistic brilliance and the pristine beauty of Mother Nature, welcomes you for a truly enchanted experience. An Art tour without exploring the Tribal art seems incomplete. Experience the unique cultural art form and take home memories imprinted forever.

Departure & Return Location

Tour starts from Mumbai and ends in Mumbai.

Tour Start Time

9:00 am

Price Includes

  • 13 nights accommodation (Twin sharing accommodation)
  • All airport transfers
  • Sight seeing
  • Entre fee
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Factory visits
  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner (Only Vegetarian)
  • Local transport (Air conditioned Coaches and SUV)
  • Train Tickets (Air conditioned with sleeping bed
  • All materials used for workshop
  • Sightseeing guides
  • Full time tour director

Price Excludes

  • International airfare
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Passport and Visa fees
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Equipment fees
  • Porterage

Complementaries

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • Cap
  • Handmade artisan souvenir

Available on Request

  • Single occupancy
  • Foreign language translator
  • Special dietary requirements
Itinerary

Day 1 – Day 2Mumbai (Maharashtra – Indian state)

Boasting of a noteworthy legacy, Maharashtra is where you can step yourself into a rich cultural heritage, folk and performing arts, enormous natural resources along with divine temples and forts.

Art & Craft experience
• Amble through famous fabric and accessories market.
• Visit to designer and fabric stores

Sight-Seeing
• Get to lap up rejuvenating boat ride as you set across the glimmering waters of the Arabian sea.
• Enjoy a drive through the iconic Bandra-Worli Sea Link Bridge.
• Visit the historic Gateway of India
• Walk through the buzzing shopping street – the Colaba Causeway

Day 3 – Day 8 Ahmedabad – Patan – Ahmedabad (Gujarat – Indian State)

Art & Craft experience
• Traditional Painting (Mata Ni Pachedi): Experience a 300 old rare art, practised by a wandering tribe of Gujarat.

• Applique Embroidery: An old & rare crafts of Gujarat, accoutre for quilts, hangings, modern household products and apparels.

• Ikat Weaving: Ogle another rare and antiquated Indian art, one which the world celebrates.

• Calico Museum: Cherish one of the most celebrated institute of its kind in the world; an archive of a distinguished and comprehensive collection of Indian textiles.

Sight-seeing
• Gandhi Ashram – This place houses personal memorabilia of Mahatma Gandhi depicting vivid and historic events of Gandhiji’s life.

• Sabarmati Dam – Capture the breath taking view over the Dharoi dam on river Sabarmati.

• Pol – Visit a housing cluster which comprises many families of a particular group, linked by caste, profession, or religion, a typical of Gujarat.

• Sun Temple – Amongst few temples of Sun God, panegyrize this one as a miracle of architecture.

Day 9 – Day 12Bhuj (Gujarat – Indian State)

Art & Craft experience
• We take you to the heart of tribal villages to experience the world famous
Needlework of Gujarat, created by skilled hands, this craft is known for its
Elegance and accuracy.

• Meet and interact with the national award-winning artisans family
practising a unique patented art of fabric painting – Rogan Art.

• Visit to the art preservation centre to browse through the art library of
Kutch.

• Visit to the textile museum.

• Block making demonstration and block printing workshop.

• Tie and Dye demonstration.

• Textile weaving and rug making

• Indigo dyeing process.

Sight-seeing
• Vijay Villas Palace – Stone-carved exquisites & domed bastions along 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 the camel and experience bliss.

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

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

Day 13 – Day 14Mumbai (Maharashtra – Indian State)

After arriving back in Mumbai, spend the day relaxing at the hotel and prepare for the farewell party in the evening.

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