Day 1: Meet in Bombay
Arrival in Bombay transfer to hotel near airport.
En-route to Jambughoda, we visit the World Heritage Site of Champaner.
Full day exploration of the tribal villages surrounding Jambughoda.
drive to Palitana via Lothal, to visit the excavations of a Harappan site dating back to 2400 -1600 BC.
Visit the Palitana temples.
visit a village of the Bharwad tribe where beadwork traditions thrive as well as the silk weavers who use the ikat technique.
Day 7-9: Ahmedabad
En-route we stop in the town of Wadhwan where women work on bandhani or tie-and-dye.
Visit Sabarmati Ashram, founded in 1918 by Mahatma Gandhi, who revitalized the textile industry here. It became the headquarters during the struggle for Indian Independence.
Attend Shamlaji and Vautha Tribal Fairs-Fall Tour Only.
Visit the excellent Calico Museum of Textiles and the Adalaj Step Well, built in 1499 by Queen Rudaba. See Mr.Manubhai's rare and magnificent collection of embroideries from all over Gujarat.
Day 10-11 Poshina
Explore picturesque remote villages; observe crafts-people at work; enjoy colorful markets.
Days 12-13 Patan - Zainabad (Rann of Kutch)
Visit the superb Sun Temple in Modhera. Excursion to Kutchhi Tribes including Banni settlements and see their famous glass embroidery.
Day 14-15: Bhuj
En-route to Bhuj, visit Dhamaeka, the block printing village and Bhujodi village to meet the nomadic Rabari who weave camel wool on pit looms into blankets and shawls. Also see Chandaben Shroff's Shrujan organization which exhibits 16 different styles of embroidery, produced by a variety of communities and tribal groups.
Visit the old walled city of Bhuj and surrounding tribal villages.
Day 16: Bombay - Depart
Fly to Bombay and depart for home.