Gujarat Textile Tour – 19 Nights and 20 Days
Day 1: Arrival Mumbai
Upon landing at Mumbai Airport, you will be warmly received by our representatives. After briefing of the tour, we will assist you to transfer at your pre-booked hotel. Check into the hotel upon reaching and realx. After refreshments, take a voyage to 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 2: Fly to Ahmedabad
Today, you will be assisted to transfer at Mumbai Airport to catch flight to Ahmedabad. Upon landing, our chauffeur meets you and takes you at your pre-booked hotel. Check into the hotel upon reaching and spend the rest of your day at some recreational activities. In the evening, visit Sat Chit Anand Show at Akshardham Temple.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Ahmedabad.
Day 3: Ahmedabad
In the morning after Breakfast, drive to visit Calico Museum, which houses an extraordinary collection of rare artifacts, exclusive textiles, and fabric paintings followed by a visit to two innovative buildings outlined by Le Corbusier, the Mill Owner’s Association and Sarabhai House (entry permitting). Post Lunch, take an outing visit to Adalaj Vav, the finest stepwell in Gujarat. From there on, visit Self Employed Women Association to meet artworks ladies working at textile outlet.
Overnight at Hotel in Ahmedabad.
Day 4: Ahmedabad
In the morning after delectable Breakfast, take a ride to visit Sabarmati Ashram. Thereafter, visit Kalam Khush, a high quality paper making plant built up by the Gandhi ashram in 1956. Post Lunch, visit to Ahmedabad’s well known kite makers and one of only a handful couple of families that still practice Mata-niPachedi, or custom fabric painting.
Overnight at Hotel in Ahmedabad.
Day 5: Ahmedabad
After morning Breakfast, drive to visit Sharyas Folk Museum. Afterwards, take a visit to Sarkhej Roza, ISKON Temple, Sidi Sayyid Mosque and Huteesing Temple.
Evening is free to visit Handicraft & Handloom Bazaar (Law Garden).
Overnight at Hotel in Ahmedabad.
Day 6: Drive to Dasada en-route visit Pethapur and 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 Pethapur and Patan. Here at pethapur, you will be visiting the manufacturing of wooden block used in block printing. Take a visit to 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.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 7: Drive to Bhuj en-route visit Ajrakhpur, Dhamdka, Bhujodi and Dhaneti
After an early morning wholesome Breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Dasada. On the route, you will be taken to visit the villages of Ajrakhpur and Dhamadka where you will see traditional ajrakh block printing using natural dyes. See the traditional embroidery work of the Ahir community in Dhaneti. Also take a visit to village of Bhujodi, where the Vankar community weaves beautiful woolen shawls and blankets.
After the visit, resume the jourmey to Bhuj and check into the hotel upon reaching. Overnight stay at Hotel in Bhuj.
Day 8: Bhuj
The day is to take a touring of Aina Mahal, Prag Mahal and the Kutch Museum. After the sightseeing, visit the remarkable craft markets that includes textiles, metalwork, woodwork, leather goods, pottery and jewelry.
Dinner and night stay at hotel.
Day 9: 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 10: Hodka (Bhuj excursion)
Subsequent to having morning Breakfast at the inn, head out to visit Nirona. Here, you will witness the only family in India that still practices Rogan painting, in which fabric is brightened with symmetrical patterns utilizing thick colored paste. Later continue towards Zura Village and visit the blacksmiths and carpenters . After lunch in Hodka, proceed further towards the towns of Dhordo, Ludiya and Khavda and see numerous phenomenal examples of Kachchhi weaving, including stupendous cotton and silk materials covered with several tiny mirrors.
Later in the evening, drive back to Bhuj for Dinner and overnight stay.
Day 11: Bhuj
After breakfast at leisure, you will get transferred at an award-winning non-profit that has grassroots beginnings in this area followed by an exclusive tour of their campus, with guided talk on 16 different styles of embroidery.
After the tour, take in the ancient technique of Bhujodi weaving, where the Vankar community weaves beautiful woolen shawls and blanket.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Bhuj.
Day 12: Banni Village (Bhuj excursion)
After morning wholesome Breakfast, check-out from the hotel and head out to visit one or two of the 40 Bani villages that make up the unique Banni community. Bani villages are acclaimed for its Embroidery Work, for example, Muvta weaving, Bavalia weaving, Sindhi weaving, Meghwal weaving, Abari weaving, Soof weaving, and Ahir weaving. In Banni area the embroidery work is also done on footwears, handbags, belts, wallets etc.
Later the day, return back to hotel and relax. Over Night at Hotel in Bhuj.
Day 13: Drive to Bhavnagar en-route visit Wadhwan
In the morning after Breakfast, check-out from the hotel and start for Bhavnagar. On the route, take a drive to Wadhwan to visit beautiful tie-dyed textiles manufactured by local Khatri community. After the visit, resume the drive to Bhavnagar and check into the hotel upon reaching. Rest of the day is for relaxation.
Overnight at Hotel in Bhavnagar.
Day 14: Palitana (Bhavnagar excursion)
After breakfast, head out for entire day outing to Palitana which is notable for its magnificent temples, alluring shorelines and wildlife. Afternoon visit to Palitana craftsmen who make metal-embellished wooden items for home. We will likewise visit expert stone carvers who make mind boggling statues and temple ornaments from marble and sandstone. Later at night, drive back to inn for supper and overnight stay.
Day 15: Drive to Vadodara
In the morning after Breakfast, check-out from the hotel and drive to Vadodara. Check-in at the hotel upon arrival and enjoy your day at leisure.
Overnight stay at Hotel in Vadodara.
Day 16: Khambhat (Vadodara excursion)
Subsequent to morning wholesome Breakfast, take an excursion tour to the town of Khambhat on the Gulf of Khambhat, a centre for the creation of agate gems and embellishing things. Later drive back to Vadodara and afterward visit to the Amul Dairy (entry permitting), a pioneer in India’s dairy cooperative movement. Today, this dairy acquires more than one million litres of milk each day from more than 1,000 little milk cooperatives.
Supper and Night stay at the inn.
Day 17: Champaner (Vadodara excursion)
Subsequent to morning lavish Breakfast, head out to visit Champaner, UNESCO World Heritage site. Later in the Afternoon, take a visit to the town of Dabhoi, where we will watch the formation of customary Indian copper and metal pots and community vessels. We will likewise visit Dabhoi Fort.
Later, drive back to Vadodara. Supper and overnight stay at the inn.
Day 18: Sankheda, Tejagadh and Chhota Udaipur (Vadodara excursion)
After morning wholesome Breakfast, go for touring around craft villages. Initially, head out toward Sankheda and visit villagers making Sankheda furniture which is a lacquered turned wood furniture designed with traditional method of ornamentation. Thereafter, proceed further towards Tejagadh and Chhota Udaipur and witness the famed Pithora paintings of the Rathwas, as well as tribal beadwork and terracotta pottery.
Later, drive back to Vadodara for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 19: Vadodara
After morning scrumptious Breakfast, leave for local sightseeing tour. Visit Kirti Mandir, Laxmi Vilas Palace, Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, Sayaji Bagh and EME Temple.
Overnight at Hotel in Vadodara.
Day 20: Departure
Today, you will be assisted to transfer to Vadodara Aiport to catch your flight to next destination.
Destination covered in this Tour: