WOVEN TEXTILE TOUR - SOUTH INDIA

Tour Overview

The world beholds very few places as the Southern India, boasting of its vivid geography - bounded by the Bay of Bengal in east, Arabian Sea in West and the Indian Ocean to its South. The land of God’s own Artistry & Excellence is irresistible for a connoisseur of Textile & Weaving. Various handicrafts like banana fibre, wood turning & lacquering, lajjawar work, embossing of metals etc., are the pride of craftsmen of southern India.

With a tremendously rich culture, South India celebrates the spirit of the entire Universe - with awe striking attire and its enigmatic weave and craft. The South Indian Culture is essentially the celebration of the eternal universe through celebration of beauty of body and motherhood, exemplified through its dance, clothing, and sculptures.

Tollywood globally popular, South India has also gained importance for its scenic beauty and landscapes offering to Bollywood & Tollywood alike. The largest film studio in the world also falls in southern part of India.

  • 14 Nights / 15 Days
  • VALIDITY: 24 Jan 2018 to 07 Feb 2018
  • Mumbai 3 Nights
  • Coimbatore 4 Nights
  • Hyderabad 3 Nights
  • Tirupati 2 Nights
  • Chennai 2 Nights
  • INR ₹ 3,19,000

ART AND CRAFT EXPERIENCE

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

  • Accessory Market : Ornate thyself with some Costume jewellery and lookout for the most exquisite trims , laces buttons and more.

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!

ART AND CRAFT EXPERIENCE

  • Organic Cotton Farms : Experience tradition, innovation and science behind this Farming.

  • Design Organisation : A Farm to Fashion initiative - tribute to people behind the label.

  • Handloom (Cotton & Silk Weaving) : Fathom the finesse and intricacy of weave.

  • Palm Leaf Handicraft : Elate your craftsmanship and aesthetics with skill and patience.

  • Knitwear Industry : A century old weave, knit industry procures more than 200 types of knits in India.

  • Sericulture : Cherish the unparalleled grandeur & natural sheen of silk in the only country producing all five known commercial silks.

Fun Elements/Sightseeing

  • Wild Life Sanctuary : SAn extravaganza for wildlife enthusiasts around Coimbatore.

  • Ayurveda : Rejuvenate your senses with the oldest healthcare system, sprouted in the pristine land of India some 5000 years ago

ART AND CRAFT EXPERIENCE

  • Ikat Weaving : Wade through the art of weave that symbolizes status, wealth, power and prestige.

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

Fun Elements/Sightseeing

  • Ramoji Studio : One of the largest and glamorous film studios in the world, Ramoji Film City hold The Guinness Book of World Records

  • Saharganj Museum : The largest one-man museum collection in the world that serves as a paradise for the connoisseurs of arts.

ART AND CRAFT EXPERIENCE

  • Traditional Painting (Kalamkari) : A rare traditional textile print that uses natural tools and dyes for painting.

Fun Elements/Sightseeing

  • Visit to Historic Temples : Calm your senses at Vaishnavite temple witnessing several inscriptions of historical, cultural and linguistic importance.

  • Visit to Talakona Watterfalls : Witness a breath taking presence of rare wild flowers, butterflies and roaring waterfalls.

ART AND CRAFT EXPERIENCE

  • Visit to Museum : Espy the largest museum in South Asia exulting the largest collection of Roman antiquities outside Europe.

Fun Elements/Sightseeing

  • Marina Beach : Saunter on an uninterrupted stretch of golden sands and foamy sea; the longest beach in India.

Fun Elements/Sightseeing

  • Bandra Worli Sea Link : Capture an elegant cable-stayed structure that spans the Bay.

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

Inclusions

  • accommodations 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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