TEXTILE TOUR OF GUJRAT (08 nights/09 days)
Day 01 : Arrive At Ahmedabad-Arrive in the historical capital of Gujarat – Ahmedabad. On arrival check in to the hotel & later proceed to visit Calico Museum (Wed Close) of Textiles, one of India’s leading specialized museums. In the afternoon, visit the Shreyas Folk Museum on folk art collections. Balance day free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 02 : Ahmedabad - Gondal - Rajkot (300km/6hrs)-Today, proceed to Gondal, a princely town of considerable importance and affluence. Visit the Navlakha Palace, which houses the erstwhile ruling familys private collection of bead work, textiles, brassware, hand-painted toys and silver crafts, the center promoting weaving at Gondal, and the historic buildings of Gondal. Overnight stay at the Gondal palace.
Day 03 : Rajkot Excursion to Jetpur & Junagadh (220km/4.5hrs)-Today, proceed to Jetpur, known for its screen and block printing workshops, and a yam-dyeing centre, and then transfer to Junagadh where you can see gem-encrusted carpets, wardrobes and tapestery of the Nawab at the museums. A historic city, Junagadh has 3rd century BC Buddhist relics, medieval fort, mausoleum complexes, palaces, etc. Return to Gondal. Overnight stay at the Gondal palace
Day 04 : Rajkot - Jamnagar (100km/2hrs)-Today, proceed to Jamnagar via Rajkot. Arrive at the Rajkot. On Arrival visit Watson Museum which has good examples of Gujarats craftsmanship skills, and RashtriyaShala working to revive hand-weaving. Arrive at the Jamnagar. In the evening, visit Vanzas who are known for their Bandhani (tie-and-dye) sarees. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05 : Jamnagar - Bhuj (260km/5hrs)-Today, proceed to Bhuj. On arrival check in to the hotel. In the evening take a walk in the Textiles Market. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06 : Bhuj Local Sightseen-Today, morning after breakfast proceed to visit places like Aina Mahal Museum (Thu & Public Holiday Close), Pragmahal Museum (Public Holiday Close), Kutch Museum (Wed Close & 2nd & 4th Sat & Public Holidays Close) BhartiyaSanskritiDarsan Exhibition Museum (2nd & 4th Sat & Public Holiday Close) & Cenotaphs of Royal Family.Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 07 : Bhuj Excursion to Bhujodi & Nearby Villages (200km/4hrs)-Today, get ready for excursion of villages around Bhuj. They are known for their distinctive styles of Embroidery, Tie and Dye Effects and other handiwork like Weaving, Block-Printing, Rogan-painting, etc. proceed to Bhujodi Village. Meet the National award winner artist and see how they do traditional weaving and visit Shurjan Store for shopping. Drive to Ashapura Crafts Park. In this well decor park, they display their skills and sell their product. On weekends the park also organizes music and dance performances. Return to the Bhuj. Overnight stay at the hotel.Return to Bhuj. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 08 : Bhuj - Little Rann of Kutch (280km/5.5hrs)-Today, proceed to Little Rann of Kutch. On arrival check in to the resort. At Resort, watch Rabari women at work on their distinct embroideries. Stay at an eco-resort designed using local materials and handicrafts to resemble a village. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 09 : Little Rann of Kutch - Patan - Ahmedabad (210km/4.5hrs)-Today, Proceed to Patan. Patan is the colony of Patola Silk Weavers, whose exquisite double ikkat silk fabrics are of considerable commercial importance for textile studies. Patola is the one of the richest silk textiles in the world, woven using the rare double-ikkat technique. Proceed to Ahmedabad. On arrival drop at Airport or Railway Station.
• 8 Nights accommodation in above mentioned Hotel/ Similar.
• Daily Buffet Meals (Veg Only) as per the meal plan.
• 09 Days Private AC Vehicle (INDIGO/INNOVA) on disposal from “Ahmedabad to Ahmedabad” for Sightseeing & Transfers as per the itinerary.
• Toll Tax, Parking, Driver Allowance, Night Charges, Permits etc
• All Govt. Taxes
• Railway Ticket / Airway Tickets.
• Forest Entry Charges @ Little Rann of Kutch.
• Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
• Entry fees to monuments and places.
• Anything not mentioned in the package includes.
• Porter age at hotels and airports, tips, insurance, laundry, liquors, wine.
• All items of personal nature.
• Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, roadblocks, etc.
• Any increase in taxes or fuel leading to an increase in surface transportation.