Textile Tour of Gujarat
HomeTextile Tour of Gujarat
In India, Gujarat is the major centre of the finest handiwork. The Kutch region of Gujarat is very popular for their tremendous embroideries made in various techniques those are done by Hindu, migrants from Sindh (Now in Pakistan) & Muslims. There few pastoral women group are involved in embroidery work. With Gujarat Bandhani tie-and-dye work is quite synonymous - this manufactures excellent handloom wicker textiles and fabrics that are block-printed. Exceptional crafts which create its last stand at Gujarat involve the weaving work of double-ikat Patola in Patan and at the village of Nirona; on fabric the Rogan painting is made. As the textiles embroidered by hands are the foundation of the Surendranagar district and Kutch’s rural economy in Gujarat. The areas of Kutch and Surendranagar district have similarly best wood crafts, metal and terra cotta.
Day 01 - Ahmedabad-Arrival
On arrival at Ahmedabad airport, you would be received and transferred to the hotel. Ahmedabad is a main hub of the contemporary and traditional textiles. Few crafts flourish at Ahmedabad as block-printing and the narrative cloth paintings of Mata-Ni-Pachedi. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 02 - Ahmedabad
Today take a tour of the leading specialized textile museum of India ‘Calico Museum’. Calico Museum has the rich collection of textile swatches of Indian origins which are found at famous sites of archaeological in Egypt, Sarees of silk from the throughout India, the silk sarongs of double-ikat prepared at Patan especially for the markets of Indonesian, curtains & chintz completed during the Dutch, Portuguese & British colonial reign at Gujarat, Punjab’s floral embroidery, famous Kashmiri shawls, tie-and-dye work of 18th of century, opulently embroidered tent of Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan that palace is located very close, Rajasthan’s royal attires, manuscripts & paintings on the cloths, spiritual description in the paintings of cloths known as Kalamkari & Pichwai. Later the few other museums of Ahmedabad based on folk art collection. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 03 - Ahmedabad-Gondal (251 KMS)
In the morning leave Ahmedabad for princely place Gondal. Gondal has considerable significance and prosperity. Later take a sightseeing tour of 1740 AD Naulakha Palace to see the superb collection of former rulers as textiles, beadwork, toys painted by hands, crafts of silver, brassware & the excellent carvings. Also visit the place that promotes the weaving in Gondal and few historic buildings. In the evening visit Khadi Plaza – it is one of the main centers in Gujarat of handloom weaving. Stay overnight at a heritage hotel which is fabulously decorated by the rich textile collection of erstwhile ruling family of Gondal.
Day 04 - Gondal-Jetpur-Junagadh-Gondal (150 KMS)
Today take an excursion to Jetpur famous for the workshops of block and screen printings and a centre of yarn-dyeing. Proceed further to Junagadh to visit the carpets of gem-encrusted, the Nawab’s tapestry in the museum and wardrobes. Historical Junagadh is known for its 03rd of century (BC) Buddhist ruins, medieval palace, complexes of tomb and the forts. Stay overnight at Gondal.
Day 05 - Gondal-Bhuj (259 KMS)
Transfer from Gondal to Bhuj visiting Watson Museum at Rajkot on the way to see the skills of the craftsmanship in Gujarat and Rashtriya Shala. Finally arrive at Bhuj, check in to the hotel.
Day 06 - Bhuj
Today take the excursions to the villages located near to Bhuj which are famous for its characteristic embroidery methods and see the handiwork of the villagers like weaving and the printing forms as block & Rogan. Stay overnight at Bhuj.
Day 07 - Bhuj-Mandvi (60 KMS)
In the morning, transfer towards the center of tie and dye Mandvi. Arrive at Mandvi and check in to a beach resort. After lunch, you would be taken for a sightseeing tour of the yard of the dhow-building to visit the boat of ocean worthy made by the hands. Stay overnight at Mandvi.
Day 08 - Mandvi
Today take a tour to the villages nearby Mandvi famous for the charming houses known as Rabari and Bhungas embroidery. Stay overnight at Mandvi.
Day 09 - Mandvi-Wadhwan (310 KMS)
After breakfast depart Mandvi for Wadhwan. Wadhwan is a famous place for tie and dye work of Bandhani, metal crafts & weaving and is also a historical town surrounded by walls. Stay at Raj Mahal Palace – a heritage hotel having excellent tapestries.
Day 10 - Wadhwan-Dasada (73 KMS)
Have leisurely breakfast and leave Wadhwan for Dasada – a home of endangered Asiatic wild ass. Arrive Dasada, check in to the hotel. Later visit a place to see the women of Rabari working on distinctive embroideries. In the evening enjoy a jeep safari through the Little Rann of Kutch to see the rich wildlife. Stay overnight at jungle resort. Here you will use locally prepared materials and handicrafts which make you, feel like a village.
Day 11 - Dasada-Patan-Modhera-Dasada
In the morning take one more jeep safari in the wild ass sanctuary. Later take a day return excursion to Patan to see the working Salvis on Patola. Patola is considered as one of the finest silk textiles. Also watch the woven with the use of technique double-ikat. Take a tour of 11th of century’s Sun Temple at Modhera. Modhera Sun Temple is one of the most excellent examples of Hindu’s temple architecture at western India. Stay overnight at Dasada.
Day 12 - Dasada-Ahmedabad-Departure (90 KMS)
At appropriate time transfer to the Ahmedabad airport to embark the flight back to the onward destination. The tour ends.