Handicrafts in Gujarat – Craft Heritage of Gujarat explores the craft villages, workshops, textile museum and NGOs promoting the art and crafts of Gujarat.Craft Heritage of Gujarat takes you to the heart of Saurashtra, Kutch and North Gujarat regions, renowned for their wide-ranging textile crafts such as screen printing, block printing, hand weaving, embroidery, Tie and Dye (Bandhani), Rogan Painting, etc.We will take you to the following heritage and crafts destinations that will give you an insightful look into handicrafts in Gujarat: • Calico Museum of Textiles • Naulakha Palace at Gondal • Watson Museum and Rashtriya Shala • Craft villages around Bhuj • Tie-and-Dye center at Mandvi • Little Rann of Kutch for Tribal craft and culture • Patan to watch the Salvis at work on the Patola
Handicrafts in Gujarat – Craft Heritage of Gujarat Highlights • Visit Calico Museum of Textiles, one of India’s leading specialized textile museums • Experience the 1748 AD Naulakha Palace at Gondal which houses the erstwhile ruling family’s private collection • Visit Jetpur for screen and block printing workshops and a yarn-dyeing center • Stopover at Rajkot for Watson Museum and Rashtriya Shala, the hand-weaving community • Explore craft villages around Bhuj for distinctive styles of embroidery and other handiwork like weaving, block-printing, Rogan Painting, etc • Visit tie-and-dye center at Mandvi, a 400-year old shipyard and an exquisite Jain Temple complex • Get amazed at Bhungas and Rabari embroidery at Mandvi • En-route visit Wadhwan for tie-and-dye, weaving and metal crafts • Explore villages around Little Rann of Kutch for Tribal craft and culture • Day trip to Patan to watch the Salvis at work on the Patola, one of the richest silk textiles in the world Inclusions • Accommodation in a double / twin room with Breakfast (Except in Bhuj, Mandvi, and Dasada) • Monument Entry Fees • 1 Safari in Little Rann of Kutch • A car with experienced driver on disposal for 11 days – AC Toyota Innova • Packaged water in the car • All currently applicable taxes Exclusions • Any airfare or train fare • Any meals other than those specified in ‘Cost Includes’ • Expenses of personal nature such as gratuities, telephone calls, laundry, liquor, etc. • India visa charges • Travel insurance Expert Travel Opinion House of MG in Old City area of Ahmedabad is renowned for its two ethnic cuisine restaurants. “Green House” serves local Gujarati snacks and ice creams and “Agashiye” is an iconic restaurant serving wholesome Gujarati set meal (popularly known as a “Thali”). Extremely popular!Vishala, a village themed ethnic cuisine restaurant is a popular outdoor dining option in Ahmedabad for travellers for winter evenings. The Utensil Museum is situated within the Vishala premises and hence, it is popular for travellers interested in Handicrafts in Gujarat to spend the evenings at Vishala after visiting the Utensil Museum.Rajkot is one of the hubs for Kathiawari Cuisine, the ethnic cuisine of the Saurashtra region. At Rajkot, you may opt for the renowned Vegetarian Thali Lunch at Hotel Grand Thakar for an authentic taste of ethnic cuisine of the region. Kutch region around Bhuj has its own unique ethnic cuisine. At Bhuj you may opt for the renowned Vegetarian Kutchi Thali Lunch at Hotel Prince for an authentic taste of ethnic cuisine of the region, while absorbing the intricacies of the handicrafts in Gujarat.