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Gujrat warps & wefts-1

Package Name : Gujrat warps & wefts-1

Duration : ( 11 Nights / 12 Days )

Tel: 91-11-2332 1822

E-mail: enquiries@tradewingstours.com

Locations: Mumbai, Ahmadabad, Gondal, Jamnagar, Kutch, Zainabad, Patan, Danta, Ahmedabad & Mumbai

Package description (short description):
Indian Textile is Combination of India's complex social structure. A cultural & religious life strewn down with rituals, ceremonies & festivals which has dictated an elaborate textile vocabulary.

Our Textile tours create a rich weave that reflects India as a Land of Wisdom, mystique & romance and provides a window to the world's most ancient civilization. The Rich brocades of Benares to the Jewel - like mirror work of Rajasthan & Gujarat. The hidden techniques of the master weavers & embroiders that has been handed down through generations. The textile tours provides interactive experience through our textile wonder

Day 01 : Arrival in Mumbai

Welcome to India!. Meeting and assistance on arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel with our office's representative.Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 02 : Mumbai Sightseeing

Morning Excursion to Elephant caves (Monday Closed). Afternoon half day sightseeing to include Gateway of India overlooking the Harbour, Prince of Wales Museum (Monday Closed) , The Hanging Gardens, Juhu beach , Marine Drive and the Dhobi Ghat, the unique and colorful outdoor 'laundry' and the bustling Crawford Market. Overnight at Hotel

Day 03 : Mumbai - Ahmadabad

Morning, transfer to airport to board flight to Ahmadabad. Meeting-and-assistance on arrival at airport and transfer to Hotel. Later proceed for sightseeing of Ahmadabad which has India's largest textile museum, Calico Museum. The extensive collection of historic textiles includes good examples of ikkat and double ikkat weaving, textiles made in Gujarat for the East India Company and the Portuguese colonial market, tie-and-dye, block prints, cloth paintings, cloth manuscripts, temple hangings, royal wardrobes, embroidered tents, etc. Other museums too have good examples of Gujarat's textile traditions. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 04 : Ahmadabad - Gondal (250 km/ 5 hours drive)

Morning drive to Gondal, on arrival transfer to Hotel. Later Visit the impressive 1748 AD Naulakha Palace, housing beadwork, brassware and silver handicrafts from the princely collection, cottage industries, emporia, and the bazaar. Other highlights of Gondal are the Bhuvaneshwari Ayurvedic herbal medicine pharmacy, Swaminarayan Temple and the Vintage and Classic Car Museum. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 05: Gondal - Jetpur - Gondal

Morning day trip to Jetpur, known for its screen and block printing factories, and Junagadh, where the palace museum houses a rich collection of carpets of the erstwhile Nawab. Junagadh also has an ancient fort, 19th century mausoleum complexes and Buddhist cave sites. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 06 : Gondal - Rajkot - Jamnagar (110 km/ 03 hrs drive)

Morning drive to Rajkot where you can visit the Rashtriya Shala, an institute working to revive rare weaves. Later proceed to Jamnagar. On arrival transfer to Hotel.

Day 07 : Jamnagar - Kutch (250 km/ 05 Hrs drive)

Morning visit the bandhini tie-and-dye workshops in Jamnagar, then depart for Anjar, known for metalwork and tie-and-dye. Later transfer to Hotel in Kutch. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 08 : Kutch

HIGHLIGHTS: Various embroidery styles of different communities of Kutch, weaving, block-printing, etc.

Morning proceed for excursion and Visit the villages of Jaths, Rabaris, Sodha Rajputs, Muthwas known for their embroideries. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 09 : Excursion around Kutch

Morning excursion to Visit the villages of Ahirs known for their embroideries, the Khatris (block printers) and Vankars (weavers). Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 10 : Kutch - Zainabad (275 km/ 06 Hrs drive)

Morning drive to Zainabad, upon arrival transfer to Hotel. Later visit the Rabari and Bharwad pastoral colonies, where girls work on embroidery for their trousseau and wives for a second income, weaving centres and craft co-operatives. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 11 : Zainabad - Patan - Danta(250 km/ 05 Hrs drive)

Morning drive to Patan. Visit the Salvis of Patan who are famous for their double ikkat Patola silk weaving. Later drive to Danta and transfer to hotel in Danta. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 12 : Danta - Ahmadabad (155 km / 03 hrs drive) - Mumbai/ Departure

Morning leave for Ahmedabad to board flight for Mumbai to connect your onward flight for Home.