Gujarat textiles and handicrafts tour

DURATION : 10 Nights / 11 Days

DESTINATIONS : Ahmedabad - Gir - Jamnagar - Kutch - Dasada - Ahmedabad

Short Description

This 10 nights and 11 days itinerary is a perfect tour to explore textile and handicrafts of Gujarat. The major destinations en route are Ahmadabad, Gondal, Junagarh, Gir, Jamnagar, Kutch, Dasada and Patan. The major highlights of this tour are journey to the local villages, excursion Sayla, which is famous for weaving and beadwork, visiting the Naulakha Palace, which is famous for its collection of beadwork, brass utensils, silverware and hand painted wooden toys, enjoying a safari in Gir, guided tour to Patan and guided tour to Anjar, which is famous for textile and metal handicraft industry. The tour is ideal to pick for those who are connoisseurs of textile and handicrafts.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Ahmedabad

On arrival at the Ahmedabad airport / station, meet our tour representative who will be there for your welcome.

After warm welcome, our representative will assist you to your hotel. On arrival, check-in at hotel.

Overnight at hotel (Room only)

Day 2: Ahmedabad - Gondal (Approx. 250kms - 6 hour drive)

Morning, after breakfast, will start our day with a road trip to Sayla. On arrival in Sayla, enjoy a delicious lunch at a textile hotel and thereafter we will visit the nearby village to see how local villagers do weaving and beadwork and come up with beautiful handicraft items that are worth buying.

Later, we will drive to Gondal, famous for its cottage, jewellery, beadwork and Brassware industries to add on to your overall experience and see some other unique handicraft items that reflects our rich culture and tradition.

Thereafter, we will visit the Naulakha Palace, famous for its exquisite collection of brass utensils, beadwork, silverware and hand-painted wooden toys. Here, one can witness an extensive range of textile and handicrafts that are handmade and looks very appealing. 

Overnight at hotel (Breakfast)

Day 3: Gondal - Gir via Jetpur & Junagadh (approx. 120 kms / 4 hour drive)

After breakfast, we will leave for a road trip to Gir via Jetpur, which is known for its block printing, screen printing and textile units.

En-route, we will visit the famous Junagadh museum that is famous for its Nawabi textiles and beautiful carpets.

On reaching our destination i.e. Gir, we will check-in at the hotel for an overnight stay.

Overnight at hotel (Breakfast)

Day 4: Gir - Jamnagar (Approx. 195 kms - 5 hour drive)

After breakfast, we will leave by road for Gir.

Gir wildlife sanctuary is one of the famous wildlife sanctuaries of India that grab attention of wildlife lovers from around the world. It is also known as the abode of the Asiatic Lions. After exploring the natural beauty and wilderness of Gir, we will head towards Jamnagar, which is known for its Bandhini work.

On arrival in Jamnagar, check-in at the hotel for overnight.

Overnight at hotel (Breakfast)

Day 5: Jamnagar - Anjar (approx. 216 kms / 5 hour drive)

After breakfast, we will leave to Jamnagar to visit Anjar city, the center of textile and metal handicraft industry in the Kutch district.

On arrival in Anjar, our representative will assist you to check-in at the hotel.

Later afternoon, witnessing the surprising textile items, you can pick as many of them as you like from the market. After shopping, return back to the resort for an overnight stay.

Overnight at hotel (Breakfast)

Day 6: Anjar - Kutch (approx. 112 kms - 3 hours drive)

Today morning, we will leave by road for Kutch that is blessed with a variety of traditional textiles and handicrafts. En-route, we will visit some tribal villages that are famous for their Ahir embroidery, Rabari embroidery and ajrakh block printing work which is famous worldwide. Thereafter, we will continue our journey to Kutch.

On reaching Kutch, check in at the hotel.

The rest of the day is free for exploring the markets and monuments of the Kutch region by your own. 

Overnight at hotel (Breakfast)

Day 7: Kutch village tour

After breakfast, we will start our day with a visit to the local villages of Sodha Rajputs. These villages are inhabited by Hindu (Rabaris and Meghwal Harijans) and Muslim (Jaths and Muthwas) pastoral groups.

Overnight at hotel (Breakfast)

Day 8: Kutch - Dasada (Approx. 345 kms - 7 hour drive)

After breakfast, we will leave for Dasada, famous for its Bharwad embroidery and Vadiara Rabari. Here, we will explore the hand work of local artisans and weavers. The place is best to see some of the great examples of Vadiara Rabari and Bharwad embroidery. 

On arrival, check-in at the hotel.

Overnight at hotel (Breakfast)

Day 9: Excursion to Patan (Approx. 84 kms / 2 hours drive one way)

Today, we will leave in the morning after breakfast to visit Patan, famous for its double-ikat weaving technique also known as Patola Silk Weaving. After spending the entire day in Patan exploring its rich textiles, we will return back to our hotel in Dasada.

Overnight at hotel (Breakfast)

Day 10: Dasada - Ahmedabad (Approx. 96kms - 3 hour drive)

After breakfast, we will leave for Ahmedabad airport.

On arrival, check in at your hotel.

Overnight at hotel (Breakfast)

Day 11: Ahmedabad Departure

Post breakfast, check-out & transfer to Ahmedabad airport to board our flight to go back home.

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Inclusions / Exclusions

The price Includes:   

  • Accommodation on double / twin sharing basis.
  • Daily buffet Breakfast
  • All transfer & sightseeing by air condition car with driver
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day
  • Monks & Monkeys Surprise Departure Gift.
  • All Applicable Taxes Like Fuel Charge, Parking Charge & Tall Taxes
  • All Government Taxes (Till Date)

The Price Excludes:

  • Domestic flights & airport departure tax from India (This is generally includes in your ticket)
  • Visa fees for India: Compulsory to be obtained from the Indian consulate of your country of residence, passport valid  for 6 months after return date)
  • Any meals except mentioned in the column prices includes.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as tips beverages, laundry, telephone calls, photography, entrances and video fees, etc.
  • Any new taxes / fees Imposed by the government

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