Textile and Handicrafts of Gujarat Tour

Textile and Handicrafts of Gujarat Tour

Tourism in India

Destination Covered:

Mumbai - Ahmedabad - Gondal - Jetpur - Junagarh - Gir - Jamnagar - Kutch - Dasada - Patan - Dasada - Ahmedabad - Mumbai

Duration:
11 Nights / 12 Days
Tour Category:
Day 01 - Arrive Mumbai
Arrive in Mumbai, the Commercial capital of India. After completing formalities with customs and immigration, you will be received by our representative with Traditional Indian Welcome (with garlands).

Mumbai is the capital of Maharastra State and the gateway to this beguiling subcontinent. Of the four great cities in India, Mumbai is the most cosmopolitan, spear heading India's move in to the 21st Century.
Afterwards transfer to your hotel for the overnight stay.
Day 02 - Mumbai – Ahmedabad ( Flight)
After breakfast transfer to domestic airport to connect the flight for Ahmedabad . On arrival in Ahmedabad received at the airport and transferred to the Hotel.

Ahmedabad India, the largest city and former capital of Gujarat, nurtures a striking blend of the glorious past and a vibrant present. Ahmedabad (Ahmadabad) is named after a Sultan who founded it in 1411, the city is associated with Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation, whose simple ashram on the banks of river Sabarmati is now a site of national pilgrimage. It is a great textile and commercial centre and known as the "Manchester of India". Some times spelled Ahmedabad, is today the second largest prosperous city in Western India and a place where tradition and modern coexist in perfect harmony.

Rest of the evening free at leisure.Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 - Ahmedabad – Palaces of Gondal ( Approx 230 Kms/ 05 Hours )
Breakfast at hotel. This day starts with a drive to Sayla. On reaching, take lunch at a textiles hotel and visit nearby villages to watch weavers at work and see local beadwork. Later continue to Gondal, known for its beadwork, silver jewelry and brassware and also visit the cottage industries of Gondal to watch spinners, weavers and other artisans at work. Also visit the famous Naulakha Palace housing a collection of beautiful beadwork, brass utensils, silverware and hand-painted wooden toys from the princely collection.

Once a princely state of Kathiawar, Gondal is a beautiful city in the Rajkot district of Gujarat. Founded in 1634, Gondal lies on the banks of Gondali river and is known for its palaces and historical monuments.

On arrival check in to the Hotel. Overnight stay will be in Gondal.
Day 04 - Gondal – Jetpur - Junagarh – Gir By Road ( Approx 100 Kms / 03 Hours )
Breakfast at Hotel. After breakfast start of the day with the Drive to Gir National Park enroute visiting Jetpur known for its screen-printing factories, block printing and textile units. Also visit the Junagadh museums exhibiting textiles of the erstwhile Nawab including beautiful carpets. Known for its forts and palaces, Junagadh is a beautiful city situated at foot of mountain Girnar. Located in the Junagadh district of Gujarat, Junagadh was once a princely state of British India.

Continue your Drive to Gir. On arrival check in to the Hotel.

The Gir National Park, was established on 18th September, 1965, as a Forest Reserve, primarily to conserve the Asiatic lion. The total area under national park status is about 2,450 hectares. It is located in the Junagadh District of Gujarat, about 65 km south-east of Junagadh city, and 90 km east of Keshod Airport, in the Kathiawar (Saurashtra) Peninsula. Sasan, with a forest rest-house, is the headquarters of the sanctuary.The Gir is a mixed deciduous type of forest with teak, ber, flame of the forest, jamun, a variety of acacia, particularly babul. It is a hilly tract with plenty of rivers, and offers the visitor long pleasant drives, through the thick forest cover.
Overnight will be in Gir.
Day 05 - Gir - Jamnagar ( Approx 180 Kms / 04 Hours )
After Breakfast, drive in the Gir National Park for the Morning Safari. Afternoon drive to Jamnagar, know for its Bandhini (tie and dye work).

Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 06 - Jamnagar – Kutch By Road ( Approx 160 Kms / 04 Hours )
Breakfast at hotel. Afterwards drive for Anjar city in the Kutch district which is a centre for textile and metal handicrafts. On reaching transfer at Sharma Resorts, the only four-star resort in the Kutch District.

Later visit Gandhi dham known for its excellent textile market. Rest of the evening free at leisure. Overnight will be in Kutch.
Day 07 - In Kutch
Breakfast at hotel. Surrounded by Gulf of Kutch and the Arabian Sea, Kutch is the largest district in the Gujarat state of India.

Drive to Bhuj this morning and on the way visit villages known for their ajrakh block printing, Ahir embroidery, Rabari embroidery and master weavers. Spend rest of the day visiting markets and monuments.

Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight will be in Kutch.
Day 08 - In Kutch
Breakfast at hotel. This day you would enjoy the full day visit to 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.

Return to the hotel after the sightseeing. Overnight at hotel.
Day 09 - Kutch – Dasada By Road ( Approx 200 Kms / 04 Hours )
Breakfast at hotel. Afterwards drive to Dasada known for its Vadiara Rabari and Bharwad embroidery. Also, visit weavers and other artisans village.

On arrival check in to the hotel. Rest of the evening free at leisure. Overnight will be in Dasada.
Day 10 - Dasada - Patan – Dasada By Road
Breakfast at Hotel. Afterwards embark upon your full day visit to Patan famous for its Patola Silk weaving, a rare double – ikat weaving technique.

Return to the hotel by the evening. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11 - Dasada - Ahmedabad By Road ( Approx 100 Kms / 03 Hours )
After breakfast at the hotel this morning drive to Ahmedabad.

Upon arrival check in to the Hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 12 - Ahmedabad - Mumbai ( Flight )
Mumbai - Overseas ( Flight ) Breakfast at Hotel. Free till departure.

In the afternoon you are assisted to the airport to connect your flight for Mumbai. Upon arrival in Mumbai received at the Domestic Airport and escorted to the International airport to board your flight back home.
 
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