Textiles & Artisans of Gujarat & Rajasthan

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Run by: Travel The Unknown

Reference number: 152

From: £2595

The northern states of Gujarat and Rajasthan are home to remote villages where tribal communities have been living for centuries and are still practising an ancient way of life. In Gujarat, you will encounter people from the Kutch, Rabari, Meghwal and Muthwa communities and see first-hand how they produce their renowned intricate and delicate textiles. Other highlights in Gujarat include a visit to Gandhi's former residence, the otherworldly salt marshland of the Rann of Kutch and its endemic wild asses. Cross the state border into Rajasthan, known for its forts and palaces, explore its smaller towns and witness a very traditional way of life. The trip finishes in the stunning lake city of Udaipur. Take a boat ride on Lake Pichola to marvel at the Lake Palace, wander the markets famous for their miniature paintings and visit an NGO preserving traditional craftsmanship. You will also experience the Mewar Festival, where idols of Hindu deities are paraded on and immersed in the lake - a festival only celebrated in this part of India.

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