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Best of Art, Craft and Textile Tour

Best of Art, Craft and Textile Tour - 30 Nights and 31 Days

Best of Art, Craft and Textile Tour

Day 1: Arrival Delhi

Upon landing, our representatives heartily receives you and assists you to transfer at the hotel. After checking into the hotel, relax and take your leisurely refreshments. After refreshing yourself, go for local sightseeing. Visit Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Rajghat, India Gate, President House, and Lotus Temple. Thereafter, you are free to spend your evening at Lodi Gardens.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Delhi.

Day 2: Delhi

In the morning after sumptuous Breakfast, drive to explore old Delhi. Experience the best of old city by cycle-rickshaw ride and catch a whiff of the sweet-smelling flavors from the spice market. This is without a doubt one of the best and most exciting way to experience Delhi. From there on, continue for some shopping from the famously known Khan and the Hauz Khas Market.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Delhi.

Day 3: Delhi

In the morning after wholesome Breakfast at the hotel, head out to visit DCM Shriram Hindon River Mill. Thereafter, drive to visit Indian Institute of Technology to meet the Teachers and students of Textile department. In the evening take a short drive to Pilkhuwa and see bedsheet weaving, bamboo crafting, wooden block carving, block printing, paper mache, wood decorate, and needle work.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Delhi.

Day 4: Fly to Varanasi

Today morning after Breakfast, transfer at Delhi Airport to catch flight to Varanasi. Upon landing, our driver meets you and takes you at the inn. Check-in at the inn upon reaching and unwind. After reviving yourself, head out to see the shopping stuff of India. Experience the best of Varanasi by going through the lanes of Varanasi. Varanasi is known for their impeccable silks, however it is turning into a region of great art and crafts, visit neighbouring communities that are as yet producing by hand. Around the local area visit well known legitimate silk weavers such as Varanasi Weavers Trust (NGO and Fair Trade), Prikash Amed (belongs to a long family line of weavers), Babaloo Mahindra (utilizes vegetable color), Beni Shawl (Fair Trade shop).

Later at dusk, go for boat ride along the ganges and visit evening Ganga Aarti. After enjoying your day at its fullest, drive back to lodging for supper and overnight stay.

Day 5: Varanasi

Early in the morning go for boat ride at Ganges to visit the panoramic view of rising sun. After Breakfast, visit Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Mother Theresa’s Orphanage in Varanasi. Thereafter, take a short trip to the Buddhist city of Sarnath. It is here that the Buddha preached his first sermons after attaining enlightenment.

Later, witness the excitement of the vegetable/fruit market with a guide.

Overnight at Hotel in Varanasi.

Day 6: Fly to Delhi and Drive to Agra

In the morning after Breakfast, you will be assisted to transfer at Varanasi Airport to catch flight to Delhi. Upon landing, our Chauffeur meets you and assists you to transfer at your pre-booked hotel in Agra. Check into the hotel upon reaching and relax. After refreshment, head out to visit Agra Fort and Taj Mahal. After visiting this splendid white marble building of Taj Mahal, head back to hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 7: Agra

Today, visit the early morning view of Taj Mahal which is a sight to behold. After the visit, head out to explore Marble inlay factories. See some of the finest marble inlay artwork and appreciate the master workmanship available in diverse collection of crafted marble and inlay work.

Evening is free for old city walking tour. Overnight at Hotel in Agra.

Day 8: Drive to Jaipur en-route visit Fatehpur Sikri and Abhaneri

Today morning, after breakfast at the hotel, check-out from the hotel and drive to Jaipur. On the route, make a visit at abandoned capital city of Fatehpur Sikri. This deserted capital of the Mughals is a superbly preserved city at the stature of the realm’s wonder. On the way to Jaipur, we will likewise stop at Abhaneri to witness the Asia’s most profound step wells. After the visit, keep riding toward Jaipur. Upon arrival, check into the hotel. Rest of the day is to explore the unending shopping options of Jaipur.

See the block making and block printing craftmanship from beginning to end in some of the popular stores. The opportunity additionally exists here to tailor make outfits to your design and size. Also explore one of the central attractions of Jaipur – its jewelry, which offers a wide variety that extents from stout tribal jewelry to enameled gold to modern precious diamond jewelry. You can also go for Colorful bangles made of lac and set with semiprecious stones which makes an inexpensive buy.

Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9: Jaipur

In the morning after Breakfast at the Hotel, proceed onto a guided tour of the Amber Fort on Elephant’s Back. Thereafter, drive to visit the famous Bridgitte Singh’s workshop. After the visit, go for block printing classes at Kunji Bihari workshop in Bagru. Also visit Two Sister Workshop. If time permits, we feel glad to take you at Kerala Ayurveda Kendra.

Evening is free to enjoy a grand rajasthani feast at Chokhi Dhani. Overnight stay at Hotel in Jaipur.

Day 10: Jaipur

In the morning after wholesome Breakfast, head out for half day workshop on block printing at Anokhi. After enjoying this brilliant workshop, take a visit at Ghani Bhai’s collection of brass block and also at Indigo craftsman, RK Derawala. Later visit Dera Amer where you will get the chance to feed, wash and learn about the animals. Additionally, meeting with our family jeweler who will let you know about the making of Kundan, Meenakari and/or different types of Rajasthani adornments.

Overnight at Hotel in Jaipur.

Day 11: Jaipur

In the morning, do some Yoga at the park and take participate in the laughter activity. After breakfast, visit Sanganer. Later visit to handmade paper factory and then visit to Surya Art Gallery where you will get to know about traditional puppet making. Thereafter, take a visit to antique shop (a wholesale one) for old textiles and jewelry.

Post Lunch, go for local sightseeing tour where you will be visiting City Palace, Jantar Mantar, and Birla Temple.

Later in the evening, you will be taken at Rajmandir, a cinema that will make his audience feel like that they are the imperial visitor of a castle and are welcomed for a complete excitement.

Overnight at Hotel in Jaipur.

Day 12: Jaipur

In the morning after leisurely breakfast, take a short drive to Kaladera to visit the creative activity of this little village. On reaching, go for a meeting with a conventional block printing family called Chippas. Attend a block printing workshop and find out about the old procedure of resist block imprinting. In this method of block printing, fabric are hindered with a gluten resist, and after that colored in natural dyes.

Evening is free for village walk and to see the making of lac bangles, customary dhagas, and bedcovers. Later at night, drive back to the hotel and relax.

Overnight at Hotel in Jaipur.

Day 13: Drive to Pushkar en-route visit Dargah Sharif

In the morning after Breakfast, check-out from the Hotel and leave for Pushkar. On the route, we will drive you to Dargah Sharif in Ajmer. After the visit, continue the drive to Pushkar and Check-in at the hotel upon reaching. After refreshments, head out to visit Brahma Temple, Savitri Temple, and Pushkar Sarovar. Participate in the evening aarti and puja at the bathing ghats.

Overnight at Hotel in Pushkar.

Day 14: Pushkar 

Early in the morning, enjoy magnificent view of sunrise from Savitri point. After Breakfast, take a short trip to surrounding villages to experience village life. Thereafter, go for camel ride and spend your day at your own recreational activities.

Supper and Overnight halt at Hotel.

Day 15: Drive to Jodhpur

In the morning after Breakfast, check-out and proceed furhter to Jodhpur. Along the way stop at Salawas Durry to look at rug making. Check into the hotel upon reaching and relax. After refreshing yourself, drive to visit Mehrangarh fort, Jaswant Thada (cenotaphs) and Umaid Bhawan Palace.

Evening is free to explore local markets. Overnight at Hotel in Jodhpur.

Day 16: Bishnoi Village (Jodhpur excursion)

In the morning after leisurely Breakfast at the inn, drive to explore the Bishnoi villages to experience the village life. This region is renowned for their high quality carpets, visit a close-by town to see them. Later the day, drive back to Jodhpur and after that visit Sunder Rang, a nearby NGO saving the rich crafted works of Rajasthan and a source of income for the ladies who make them.

Overnight halt at Hotel in Jodhpur.

Day 17: Jodhpur

In the morning after luscious Breakfast, head out for a guided tour to visit the blue part of the city. In the early evening, take a touring of Thar Desert on camel’s back. Afterwards, you will be taken at Shimbhali Boutique (NGO that sells the handicrafts items made by the graduate students of the sewing school).

If time allows, we will go at Clock Tower Shopping Bazaar. Overnight stay at Hotel in Jodhpur.

Day 18: Drive to Udaipur en-route visit Ranakpur and Kumbhalgarh

After morning wholesome Breakfast, check-out from the hotel and start for Udaipur. On the route, take a short trip to visit Ranakpur Jain Temple and Kumbhalgarh Fort. After the visit, continue driving towards Udaipur. Upon arrival, Check-in at the Hotel and relax.

In the evening, go for boat ride at Lake Pichola and enjoy the splendid view of sunrise. Overnight stay at Hotel in Udaipur.

Day 19: Udaipur

After morning Breakfast, head out for Udaipur sightseeing. Visit City Palace, Jagdish Temple, Gulab Bagh, Monsoon Palace, and Saheliyon ki Bari. Thereafter, visit to master miniature painting artist. In the evening you are free to take cooking class that will going to be held by Mrs. Shashi. Learn about Indian cooking and enjoy your day at its best.

Overnight at Hotel in Udaipur.

Day 20: Udaipur

After morning sumptuous Breakfast at the hotel, take a visit to Sadhna Emporium. Later visit the Bazaar in the old city. If time allows, you will be taken to visit Ravla Khempur.

Dinner and night stay.

Day 21: Drive to Dasada en-route visit Patan

After an early morning wholesome Breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Dasada. On the route, you will be taken to visit Rani ki Vav in Patan. Afterwards, we will ride you to Patola saree making unit.

After the visit, resume the jourmey to Dasada and check into the hotel upon reaching. Refresh yourself and then head out to visit Kharapat Rabari community where Embroidery, Beadwork and weaving done by the women.

Night stay at Hotel in Dasada.

Day 22: Drive to Bhuj

After morning sumptuous Breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive further to Bhuj. Upon arrival, check-in at the Hotel and Relax. After refreshments, take a touring of Aina Mahal, Prag Mahal and the Kutch Museum.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 23: Mandavi (Bhuj excursion)

In the morning after Breakfast, leave for a half day trip to the town of Mandavi close to the Arabian Sea where you will see Vijai Vilas Palace and the Ship Building Yard. See neighborhood craftpersons making ships from wood, for inbound and outbound customers. Thereafter, drive to visit Kala Raksha. This NGO is keeping the craft of this region alive and enabling the ladies to make a living with their painstaking work. You can also buy a few crafted items from them if you wish too.

Later the day, return back to hotel and Relax. Overnight at Hotel in Bhuj.

Day 24: Bani Villages (Bhuj excursion)

After breakfast visit Bani villages. Here, you can cover a total of 5 – 6 villages out of all the villages listed below with their speciality in handicrafts.

Nirona – well known for wood carved items, lacquered wood crafts, and weaving. Here one can see rogan painting (fabrics painted utilizing iron rods).
Sumrasar – acclaimed for its Ahir weaving and Soof weaving
Padhdhar – produces Ahir weaving utilizing round mirrors with floral and geometrical designing patterns.
Nakhtarana – great place to see creatively tie & dye work.
Zura – produces weaved footwear and other leather products alongwith Copper chimes.
Dhamanka – well known for its block printed fabrics, table and bed material and articles of clothing utilizing vegetable or synthetic colors.
Bhujodi – place for pitloom weaving.
Anjar – known for its metalcrafts, particularly betel nut crackers and ornaments, bandhni and block printing.
Dhorodo – place for Mutua weaving (little mirrors, leather weaving and silver gems).
Hodka – site of an indigenous tourism project, with a resort including tents and conventional bhungas, possessed and keep running by the town with the help of experts. Nearby guides show guests around the village where one can purchase handicraft items direct from the artisans.
Ludia – a locale of Meghwal and Samma communities
Loria – has huts with painted and mirror trimmed walls, and is visited for its wooden work.
Bhirandi – place for tea and Maavo
Khavda – precisely well known for Ajrakh and cowhide
Gandhi nu Gam – well known for the brightly painted Bhungas

Later the day, drive back to your hotel in Bhuj and relax. Overnight at Hotel in Bhuj.

Day 25: Drive to Rann

After morning wholesome Breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Rann of Kutch. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and spend your day leisurely in visiting the area around.

Dinner and night stay.

Day 26: Rann

After scrumptious Breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken to visit White Rann. Thereafter, drive to visit Kaladungar, also known as the Black Hills.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 27: Fly to Mumbai

Today, you will be assisted to transfer at Airport to catch flight to Mumbai. Upon landing, our chauffeur will assist you to transfer at your pre-booked hotel. Check into the hotel upon reaching and Relax. After refreshments, take a voyage through Shivaji Park, Mini Kashmir, Nehru Science Centre, Aarey Milk Colony, and Film City.

Overnight at Hotel in Mumbai.

Day 28: Mumbai

After morning Breakfast, go to Churchgate Station to watch the dabbawalas (lunch delivery men) at work. Aslo visit the dobhi ghats and see the dobhiwalas (laundry men) at work. Afterwards, go for a visit to Raymond Mills. Also visit Mafatlal Textile Factory. Post lunch, we will take you to visit Century Textile Mills.

Evening is free to stroll around Marine Drive and for long walks along Juhu Beach shoreline.

Dinner and night stay at the hotel.

Day 29: Mumbai

After morning sumptuous Breakfast at the hotel, leave for Mumbai sightseeing tour. Visit Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Prince of Wales Museum, Gandhi Memorial Museum, Nehru Planetarium, Kena Market Masjid, BandraWorli Sea Link, Hanging Garden, Taraporewala Aquarium and Haji Ali.

Overnight at Hotel in Mumbai.

Day 30: Mumbai

The day is at your own leisurely activities. Dinner and Night stay at Hotel.

Day 31: Departure

Today, you will be assisted to transfer to Mumbai Aiport to catch your flight to next destination.

 

Destination covered in this Tour:

Delhi
Varanasi
Agra
Fatehpur Sikri
Jaipur
Pushkar
Jodhpur
Udaipur
Dasada
Patan
Bhuj
Rann
Mumbai

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