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Textiles And Handicrafts of Gujarat

Duration: 10 Nights / 11 Days

Destination Covered: Ahmedabad - Gondal - Junagadh - Gir - Jamnagar - Kutch - Dasada - Patan - Ahmedabad

Price: On Request

Overview

The state of Gujarat is blessed with rich and vibrant tradition of the creation of textiles and handicrafts. This tradition has been inherited by the current generation from their ancestors. These handicrafts differ in terms of patterns, proportions and materials used. These arts and crafts are a unique mix of aesthetic appeal and intricate detailing. Some arts and crafts that you will get to know about during ‘Textiles and Handicrafts of Gujarat’ include Bandhani, beadwork, Patola, silver jewelry, woodwork, pottery and Zari. 

Trip Highlights
  • Guided excursion to the local village nearby Sayla, famous for its local weaving and beadwork
  • Visit the Naulakha Palace, known for its collection of  brass utensils, beadwork, silverware and hand-painted wooden toys
  • Game safari in the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Guided tour of Anjar City, famous as the center of textile and metal handicraft industry
  • Guided tour of Patan to understand the art of double-ikat weaving technique
Itinerary Details
Day 1: Ahmedabad (Arrival)

Upon arrival in Ahmedabad, get greeted by the IHPL representative who’ll assist you in smooth transfer to the hotel. Following the hotel check-in, go out for a sightseeing of the Calico Museum of Textiles and various others displaying handicraft items. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Ahmedabad - Palaces Of Gondal (Five hrs)

Start your day with a road trip to Sayla. Upon arrival in Sayla, have lunch at a textile hotel followed by a visit to the nearby village to see local weaving and beadwork. Later, drive to Gondal, famous for its cottage, jewelry, beadwork and Brassware industries. Thereafter, visit the Naulakha Palace, famous for its exquisite collection of brass utensils, beadwork, silverware and hand-painted wooden toys. Stay overnight at the hotel in Gondal.

Day 3: Gondal - Jetpur - Junagadh - Gir

Start your day with a road trip  to Gir via Jetpur, known for its block & screen printing and textile units. En route, visit the famous Junagadh museum famous for its Nawabi textiles and beautiful carpets. Stay overnight at the hotel in Gir.

Day 4: Gir - Jamnagar (Four hours)

Today, leave by road for Gir Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park. Gir Wildlife Sanctuary is famous as the final abode of the Asiatic Lions.

Following the game drive in this national park, continue your journey towards Jamnagar, famous for its Bandhini work. Stay overnight at the hotel in Jamnagar.

Day 5: Jamnagar - Kutch (Four hours)

Today, start your journey towards Anjar city, the center of textile and metal handicraft industry in the Kutch district. Upon arrival in Anjar, you will be transferred to the Resort. Also visit Gandhidam, famous for its marvelous textile market. Stay overnight in the Resort.

Day 6: Explore Kutch 

On the 6th day, leave by road for Bhuj. En route, visit some tribal villages, famous for their Ahir embroidery, Rabari embroidery and ajrakh block printing . For the rest of the day, explore the markets and monuments of the Kutch region. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kutch.

Day 7: Full Day Village Tour

Start your day with a visit to the local villages of Sodha Rajputs. These villages are inhabited by Hindu (Rabaris and Meghwal Harijans) and Muslim (Jaths and Muthwas) pastoral groups. Stay overnight in the hotel.

Day 8: Kutch - Dasada (Four hours)

Today, start driving towards Dasada, famous for its Bharwad embroidery and Vadiara Rabari. Also, explore the work of local artisans and weavers. Stay overnight at the hotel in Dasada.

Day 9: Dasada - Patan - Dasada

Today, set out of your hotel to visit Patan, famous for its double-ikat weaving technique, also known as Patola Silk Weaving. Stay overnight at the hotel in Dasada.

Day 10: Dasada - Ahmedabad

Today, in the morning, leave by road for Ahmedabad. Upon arrival, check into the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 11: Ahmedabad

On the 11th day, bid goodbye to the ‘Textiles and Handicrafts of Gujarat’ journey and get transferred to the airport to board flight for onward destination.




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