Among multiple other attractions, Gujarat is also widely popular for being blessed with a rich tradition of handicrafts. If your are looking for a huge range of exquisite artifacts in India, you should never forget to visit the state of Gujarat. Needle work, tie and dye work, bead work, jewelry items, patola, pottery, wood work and zari work of the state have gained worldwide popularity. A textile and handicraft tour of Gujarat is something that you will cherish all your life.
Begin your Textile and Handicraft of Gujarat tour from Ahmedabad, which is a popular commercial city. Ahmedabad has many textile museums where you can explore the handicraft tradition of the state. Later, get the opportunity to visit villages where you'll meet with local weavers face to face busy creating eye-catching textile designs. Next, head to Gondal which is famous for an array of bead work, jewelry work and brassware. Here, you'll also visit the Naulakha Palace which is a treasure trove of beautiful items of handicraft. Other crowd-pullers in the palace include brass utensils, silver utensils, wooden toys etc. Jetpur is your next halt, well-known for screen printing factories and textile unites. Soak up the charm of the forts and palaces of Junagarh before heading to Sasan Gir National Park for an exciting wildlife safari. Later, drive to Anjar, another city popular for its textile and handicrafts.
Next day, you will find yourself visiting many more villages famous for block printing and embroidery work. Visit the town of Dasada which is known for its Vadiara Rabari and Bharwad embroidery work. If you want an insight into how silk weaving is done, you'll have it fulfilled at Patan. Finally, travel back to Ahmedabad for your onward journey or flight back home.
Textile Tour in Gujarat! As you reach Ahmedabad airport you will be greeted by our representative who will escort you to your hotel. After some relaxed time take a tour to the Calico Museum of Textiles and other museums exhibiting textiles and handicrafts of Gujarat. Ahmedabad is an important commercial city of the country which is visited by a large number of travelers not only for business but also for leisure and studies. If you want to see textile and handicraft of Gujarat, Ahmedabad is a major centre of interest for you. After finishing the textile and handicraft tour in Ahmedabad come back to your hotel for night stay.
Start your day with a drive to Sayla which is located 136 kms from Ahmedabad city. At Sayla visit nearby villages to watch weavers at work and see local beadwork and you may enjoy your lunch at hotel or a restaurant. After visiting Sayla head to the princely state of Gondal in Rajkot district which is famous for its beadwork, silver jewelry and brassware. At Gondal you will get a great opportunity to visit the places of cottage industry set up, you can easily find artisans like spinners and weavers at work. Visit to the famous Naulakha Palace which houses beautiful and attractive collection of unique and eye catching art work done with the help of beads and paintings done by hands. It also houses utensils of brass and silver. Wooden toys from princely collection are also main attraction of Naulakha Palace of Gondal. Gondal is also known for its historic monuments. Night stay will be at your hotel in Gondal.
Today we start our journey to Sasan Gir National Park via Jetpur – famous for its Screen printing factories, block printing and textile units and Junagarh – which was once the princely state of British India. Junagarh is a famous destination of Gujarat known for its beautiful forts and palaces. Junagarh is beautifully decorated at the foot of Girnar mountains. After visiting the places get back to your hotel at Sasan Gir for night stay.
Handicrafts in Gujarat! In the morning drive to the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park of Gujarat. This beautiful National Park is the last abode of the Asiatic Lions. During your visit to the forest you may also see leopard, chital or spotted deer, sambar, blue bull antelope, chinkara gazelle, chousingha (the world's only four-horned antelope), wild boar and other wildlife species. Besides it, you will also see a large number of avian population on the game-drive trail. Later we drive to the beautiful city of Jamnagar built by Maharaja Kumar Shri Ranjit Singh ji. Night stay at Jamnagar.
After breakfast drive to the dry and sandy, Anjar city in the Kutch district which is a centre for textile, handicrafts and has its own culture and tradition to attract tourists towards itself. On arrival transfer to Resort which is the only accommodation option in the Kutch district. We will also visit Gandhidham known for its excellent textile market. Overnight stay in Kutch.
After breakfast the whole day is reserved for the visit to some of the villages famous for block printing, Ahir embroidery, Rabari embroidery, tie-dye and its master weavers. Later in the afternoon drive to Bhuj. At Bhuj spend the time visiting local markets and monuments. Explore the tradition and culture of the local people in Bhuj. Night stay at the hotel in Kutch.
Today visit the villages of Sodha Rajputs, Muslim pastoral groups like the Jaths and Muthwas and their sub-groups, Hindu pastoral groups like the Rabaris, Meghwal, Harijans and other communities known for their exquisite embroidery in Kutch area of Gujarat. Enjoy and explore the area and people that you can never ever had explored. Night stay at Kutch.
Classical Style Textiles and Handicrafts Tour of Gujarat.Today we head to Dasada which is known for its Vadiara Rabari and Bharwad embroideries. On arrival at Dasada check into the hotel. Later visit local near by areas to look into the life of weavers and other artisans closely. Also visit some areas famous for holding Wild Ass and get a wilder view at Dasada. Overnight stay at Dasada.
After breakfast we take an excursion to Patan which is known for Patola Silk Weaving, a rare weaving technique. At Patan don’t miss to visit the most architecturally build step well called Rani-Ki-Vav. Night stay will be at your hotel in Dasada.
Have a hearty breakfast at your hotel in Dasada and then proceed to Ahmedabad by road. On arrival at Ahmedabad check into your hotel for a comfortable stay. Evening free to explore the local near by area and for your last minute shopping to collect some souvenir from India.
On time the representative of Max Holidays India will escort you to the airport from where you will board your flight to home/onward destination. The textile and handicraft tour of Gujarat ends here with everlasting memories.
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