We Indians love to travel, be it a short-whistle trip or long-extended trip. We never miss a chance to explore the beauty of our country. And, when it comes to the themed Indian handicraft tours we can go miles to explore their charm and beauty. India is considered as the birthplace of handicrafts items. Today, we have listed the six best-themed tours in India which one should travel in their lifetime. Every year, different organisations arrange tours to various handicrafts manufacturing places in India like Rajasthan, Kutch, Tamil Nadu and more. In these trips, people get a chance to explore the authenticity of crafts deeply. They talk to artisans, attend workshops and learn how handicrafts are crafted.
Jaipur – The beautiful Pink city of Rajasthan is renowned worldwide for its beautiful handicrafts. This Pink city Jaipur crafts some of the exquisite handicrafts that are used for home decor and in return gifts. Every year, Rajasthan tour agencies, organise workshops on carpet weaving, blue pottery, hand printing, enamel jewellery, silver carving and various paintings. The organisations also conduct heritage tours where the citizens talk to artisans and observe their work of crafting wooden handicrafts, clay pots and more. Tour plan even includes a trip to the textile trail where citizens learn about Sanganeri block printing and local Rajasthani textile.
Kutch – This region of Gujarat is famous for its marvellous handicrafts. This area serves you with the vibrant colours of handicrafts items. Mumbai based, Matsya Crafts offers five-day breakaway that involved bangles making, wood crafting, metal statues and textile trail which include camel wool weaving, ajrak block printing, embroidery etc. The trip concludes to Saurashtra, where the travellers get to explore formerly handmade die technique.
Kashmir (The Paradise of India) – The four-day breakaway trip organised by R&A Designs promises you to connect with the local artisans of the Srinagar. The trip involves exploring this paradise land and its unique culture of crafting handicrafts from beautiful Pashmina shawl to Kashmiri carpets and more. The tour also includes a guided heritage walk through the Old City.
Tamil Nadu Crafts – The state is famous for silk and cotton weaves. The four day trip to this incredible state starts from Chennai, where people explore Kalamkari textiles and handloom weaving. Then to Kanchipuram, Pondicherry, Auroville and en-route the Tanjore-temple where Kandanghi sarees are woven. Along with this, the trip also includes a visit to organic khadi studio and weaving centre that set up by Gandhi. The tour ends in Madurai, with visiting the local markets.
Central India Handicrafts – There are some organisations which organise breakaways tours that mainly focus on rural areas. These trip include the textile community in Maheshwar, Bagh in Madhya Pradesh, visit leather industries, Chanderi silk sarees, Jabalpur stone carving, Brass Work in Malerkotla, Wooden Blankets, Quilts and bandles in Amritsar and more.
Bespoke crafts of Hyderabad – Organised by Hyderabadi magic, a short day trip includes the shopping near the local markets, engaging with the families that are in the business of ikat, block and screen printing. Also, cover the brocade dying technique that includes himroo, paithani, jamavar and mashru. The trip concludes to an embroidery unit of manufacturing bangles of lac and wood.
Hence, these are some of the well-managed themed handicrafts tours in India that takes you to explore the hidden gems of crafts.