Indian Textiles and Crafts Tour Guide & Driver

Indian Textiles Tour 16 Days

15 Nights / 16 Days – Delhi – Agra – Jaipur – Deogarh – Udaipur – Jodhpur – Jaislamer – Delhi

Day 1 – Arrive in Delhi

Indian Textiles and Crafts TourOn arrival at Delhi airport one of our executives will be there to greet you and transfer you to the hotel.

Day 2 – Delhi

After breakfast at hotel we will go to Old Delhi and enjoy Old Delhi heritage walking tour. Visit of Jama mosque built by Mughal emperor Shahjahan in 1656 AD. The courtyard can accommodate about 25,000 people during the prayers.

We start our walk through Silver street, Decoration market (Kinari Bazaar), Food street (Parathe wali Gali), Spice Market (Khari Baoli). It is Asia’s biggest wholesale spice market. You will be mesmerized once you enter the market with the sight of various spices and dry fruits accompanied with a rich smell of each. After we visit Old Delhi, drive to India Gate, a memorial to 70,000 soldiers who died during the first world war. Drive past Parliament house, President house. Later visit of Humayu’s tomb and Qutab Minar. Both are classified as world heritage sites by UNESCO.

Indian Textiles, Crafts and HandbagsDay 3 – Delhi – Agra
230km

Drive to Agra. Arrive and check into your hotel. Later visit of Agra fort and Mehtab Garden.

Day 4 – Agra – Jaipur
240km

Sunrise visit of Tajmahal. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built the Tajmahal in Agra, where he took the throne in 1628. His favorite wife, known as Mumtaz Mahal, died due to complications arising from the birth of their fourteenth child. Deeply saddened, the emperor started planning the construction of a suitable, permanent resting place for his beloved wife almost immediately. The result of his efforts and resources was the creation of what was called the Luminous Tomb in contemporary Mughal texts and is what the world knows today as the Taj Mahal. Return to hotel for breakfast. Drive to Jaipur. On the way visit of Fatehpur Sikri and Abhaneri step well. Continue drive to Jaipur. Arrive and check into your hotel.

City Palace, JaipurDay 5 – Jaipur

After breakfast we will drive through the old city and onto Amer Fort. On the way we will stop for a photo at Hawa Mahal (Wind Palace). Visit the hall of public and private audience, Mirror Palace and royal courtyard where many Bollywood movies have been filmed. On the way back stop at the Anokhi museum of hand printing. Return to city and visit the historic walled city and The City Palace. The Jaipur city palace is where royal family resides. You will also visit textiles and weapons gallery in the city palace museum. During the afternoon/ early evening we will visit Heritage Textiles emporium to view textiles and an opportunity to arrange for clothes to be made. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 6 – Jaipur

India Textiles Print Making Hand Pressed PatternToday we will enjoy a Natural Dye and Handblock Workshop. Hand Block Printing is one of the most famous traditional art of Rajasthan. During these workshops one gets to develop their skills in block printing and also gain experience by learning and working alongside skilled craft persons. It is very interesting to see how the prints are hand made with small wooden blocks, usually with different colors extracted from nature. A vegetarian lunch will be provided during the workshop. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 7 – Jaipur – Deogarh
270km

After breakfast drive to Deogarh. Arrive and check into heritage hotel Deogarh Mahal. Centuries in the making, Deogarh Mahal’s history begins far before the majestic palace was ever built. Even at first glance at the palace, it’s obvious that Deogarh Mahal has been an integral part of the Mewar aristocracy and heritage, passed down from many Rawats, a local title equivalent to Raja, to be used as a personal residence and fort. Enjoy a walking tour of Deogarh town. Overnight in Deogarh mahal a heritage palatial hotel.

Monsoon Palace, DeogarhDay 8 – Deogarh – Udaipur
125km

Drive to Udaipur. Arrive and check into your hotel. Later visit of Monsoon Palace. It is a popular location for film shoot. Built on top of a hill, overlooking Udaipur. This Monsoon Palace appears as the residence of the villain Kamal Khan in film Octopussy’s. Monsoon Palace was built in 1884. The palace offers a panoramic view of the city’s lakes, palaces and surrounding countryside. It was built chiefly to watch the monsoon clouds; hence, appropriately, it is popularly known as Monsoon Palace. It is said that the Maharana built it at the top of the hill to get a view of his ancestral home, Chittaurgarh. Previously owned by the Mewar royal family. Overnight in Udaipur hotel.

Day 9 – Udaipur

After breakfast we will visit the city palace complex and museum. Afterwards enjoy a boat ride on Lake Pichola. Return to the hotel, the rest of the day is at leisure. Or for those who are interested can visit a miniature art and painting school. Udaipur is known for miniature art and painting. Overnight in Udaipur.

Johdpur women in colourful sarisDay 10 – Udaipur – Jodhpur
260km

After breakfast drive to Jodhpur. On the way visit and explore the remarkable white marble Jain temples in Ranakpur. Continue drive to Jodhpur. Stopping at Om Banna shrine along the way where a Royal Enfield motorbike is being garlanded and worshipped. On arrival in Jodhpur check into your hotel. Overnight.

Day 11 – Jodhpur

We will spend the day exploring the Jodhpur fort, Jaswant Thada Cenotaph and strolling in the local Clock Tower Market before returning to the hotel. Rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Jodhpur

Day 12 – Jodhpur

India Textiles Tour artisans hand weaving dhurrie rugsAfter breakfast we will head out to one of the local villages to watch the local artisans as they weave dhurrie rugs by hand. Lunch with a weaver’s family near Salavas Village. Return to hotel in the afternoon. Dinner in the evening will be at a rooftop restaurant in old city, where you will enjoy an unforgettable evening under the picturesque floodlit fort. Overnight in Jodhpur.

Day 13 – Jodhpur – Jaislamer
280km

Drive to Jaisalmer. Arrive and check into your hotel. Rest of day is at leisure.

Day 14 – Jaislamer

After breakfast we will tour the fort which is one of the few living forts in the world, with a quarter of city’s population residing within its walls. Strolling through the historic twists and turns of the internal streets of the old town with its shops, restaurants and traditional havelis is like stepping back in time. We will also visit to Patwa and Nathmal Haveli. Overnight in Jaisalmer.

India Textiles Sewing Workshop, JaislamerDay 15 – Jaislamer

A sewing workshop in Jaisalmer for half day. A Vegetarian lunch will be provided during the workshop. Later visit of Sand dunes and Kuldhara haunted village. Overnight in Jaisalmer.

Day 16 – Jaislamer – Delhi

After breakfast transfer to Jaisalmer airport. Fly to Delhi. Connecting flight back home. Or stay another night to be able to take your flight next morning.

 

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