Experience rich and vibrant tradition of Gujarat handicrafts. It stands unique with diverse arts and crafts, mixed combination with excellent aesthetic appeal.
Departure: Any time Price: On request Accommodation: Resorts, Heritage Hotels and Deluxe Hotels Occupancy: Twin sharing Meals: All meals included Trip Type: Group of minimum 6 people Inclusions: Road transport, toll taxes, all entry tickets Exclusions: Personal expenses if any, ticket to Ahmedabad & back
Day 01: Ahmedabad
Arrival in Ahmedabad, today you would be escorted to the hotel. Check into the hotel and freshen up. After leisurely lunch proceed towards Shreyash Folk Museum. Evening enjoy free time at Manek chow
k, old city square surrounded by historical structures and famous street food stalls. Overnight stay at heritage hotel.
Day 02: Ahmedabad – Patan – Ahmedabad (about 150km away)
Early morning breakfast, then proceed for world famous Calico Museum booked in advance. The Museum showcases versatile collection of several handicrafts and textiles dating centuries back. After Museum visit we depart for Patan city that is an ancient fort field town, founded in 745 AD. Patan is famous for Patan weaving technique, a form of dyi
ng art kept alive by few families following ancestral profession. We visit one such family weaving sheer poetry of warp and weft in silken music in double ikkat. We also visit Queens step well and Modhera Sun temple today and then return to Ahmedabad.
Day 03: Ahemedabad – Bhuj (About 380kms)
Today we depart for Kutch after heavy breakfast early morning. Kutch has rich and diverse creative traditions, living in the heart of communities and cultures. On the way we visit Ajrakhpur for Ajrakh Block printing, the word Ajrakh means ‘Keep today’ and reach Bhuj. Check in to the hotel and freshen up. In the evening explore local market of Bhuj, enjoy dinner and stay overningt at the hotel.
Day 04: Bhuj – Mandvi – Bhuj
Today we leave for Mandvi after early morning breakfast for Mashru weaving, meaning of Mashru is ‘ allowed or permissible’ in Arabic. The port town of Mandvi is centre of Mashroo legacy in Kutch creating luxurious fabric enjoyed by Hindu and Muslim communities alike. Mashru is a unique fabric with cotton at base and upper surface with a sheen of silk. The base of cotton gives cooling effect in the hot region of Kutch while silk look of top gives bright colourful vibrance to it. Next we depart for an area keeping alive Batik printing. The local legends share stories of Batik practice of block printing in Kutch region during Ramayana. This evening we visit Vijay Vilas Palace in Mandvi and then spent time luxuriating on warm sand and cool waters of Mandvi beach. Later we depart for Bhuj. After dinner stay overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Bhuj – Nakhtrana (About 50kms.)
After early morning breakfast we leave for Nakhatrana to see Lacquer work. Lacquer word originates from Laksha meaning wax, this resin is secreted by Lac insect and was used as wood finish in ancient times in India. Next we go to see Metal bells work. The smith man community from Sindh (now part of Pakistan) saw potential for the craft and bought it to kutch. The Rogan painting is an ancient art dating back to 300 years. This evening relax at the resort after hectic day.
Day 06: Nakhatrana – Sumrasar – Hodko (About 130 kms)
This morning after breakfast we depart for Dhordo, en-route visit Sumrasar village famous for shawl and stoles weavings. Weaving in Kutch is a traditional profession and has been followed by families for generations. After spending time exploring rich weaving tradition at the village we depart for Dhordo and check in to the resort. After relaxed afternoon we proceed to visit the white dessert and witness the sunset. Dinner and overnight stay at resort.
Day 07: Hodko – Khavda – Hodko (About 130kms)
After early morning breakfast we depart for Khavda to witness clay art. Clay craft is ingrained deeply into Gujarat’s ancient tradition and has continually enchanted the world with this craftsmanship. The wood craft is another famous traditional craft of Gujarat. The leather work with its contemporary appeal has become part of many products stamping material. Today we will also visit certain villages for traditional Kutch embroidery. After hectic day return to Resort. After dinner stay overnight at Resort.
Day 08: Hodko – Bhuj – Ahmedabad (About 425kms)
Today after early morning breakfast we start our return journey towards Ahmedabad. After reaching Ahmedabad check in at the hotel and freshen up. Today the evening is planned to give you an insight into Indian Gujarati family household, home made food and traditional insight. Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 09: Local Ahmedabad City and departure
Today early morning enjoy Ahmedabad city heritage walk and later get dropped to airport after breakfast.