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Pochampally Village Silk Tour from Hyderabad

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Trip Overview

Would you like to experience the environment of the textile and handloom industries in a village? Then this 8-hour-long silk tour in Pochampally village from Hyderabad is perfect for you. You can also get informational weekend getaways from Hyderabad with this tour.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Walk around the Pochampally village and interact with the weaving families who have mastered the art of silk saree weaving.
  • Visit the Handloom Textile Park and learn a bit about the dying, drying, and designing stages of the making of a pochampally saree.
  • Take a tour of the weaving museum and learn about the items that are showcased there.
  • Hassle-free transportation to and from Hyderabad
  • Company of a knowledgeable local guide.


DETAILED OVERVIEW

Pochampally is famous for its sarees and weaving process. If you want to have an offbeat experience in Hyderabad, then you must take this tour. Grab the opportunity to meet the weavers and get an insight into their handloom industry. Witness the village where the Bhoodan movement originated. You will also be accompanied by an expert local guide. It is certainly one of the best places to visit near Hyderabad. The culture and practice of handloom construction are major contributors to Hyderabad tourism.

 

Pochampally Village Silk Tour from Hyderabad Itinerary

  • Your host and guide for the tour will meet you at your hotel or residence address in Hyderabad city limits at 08:00 AM.
  • After a short introduction session with the guide, commence the journey to Pochampally. The guide will travel with you in the same vehicle to explain more, even during the road journey.
  • Upon arrival in Pochampally, you will take a walk around Pochampally village, which is the home of the iconic weavers of Ikat-style sarees, popularly called Pochampally sarees.
  • The secret of pochampally saree weaving lies in using cotton, silk, or a combination of the two fabrics and weaving after transferring the intricate design and coloring onto warp and weft threads.
  • Pochampally has traditional looms whose design is more than a century old. There are around 5,000 looms in this village that churn out these magical sarees.
  • Next up, you will visit the Handloom Textile Park and learn a bit about the dying, drying, and designing stages of the making of a pochampally saree.
  • It is an integrated handloom textile designing, dyeing, and weaving facility spread over 24 acres. Sarees, sleeves, dupattas, dress materials, upholstery fabric, and home furnishings are the main products made here.
  • Your next stop on the tour would be the weaving museum. You visit a unique weaving museum where not only do you get to learn about weaving but also about the history of the village and its connection with the revolutionary Bhoodan movement, which was led by Vinobha Bhave, a well-known advocate for non-violence and human rights.
  • The museum showcases the stages involved in the unique Ikat design. The design is generated from a process of tie-and-dye to give different shades to the yarn before feeding into the next process of weaving.
  • Ikat is the first Indian textile process to obtain intellectual property rights protection under the Geographical Indications Act.
  • After this museum tour, take a lunch break at a local eatery. Post-lunch, you will visit a weaver's home and experience how saree weaving is a family affair where every member has a specific role to play in the process.
  • The grandmother is in charge of winding bobbins, the wife is marking out the design on warp threads, and the husband is weaving on a loom in the main living area.
  • Low wages are affecting the handloom industry badly. Young people are no longer taking after the weaving trade. Unless drastic steps are taken to revive this industry, pochampally sarees could end up only in museums.
  • A visit to their village helps in a small way to encourage the weavers and restore their pride in this craft.
  • Your day's tour will end after you are dropped back at your hotel in Hyderabad at around 4:00 PM.

Basic Details

Start Point
Hyderabad Hotel/Residence
Finish Point
Hyderabad Hotel/Residence
Start time
8:00 am 9:00 am 10:00 am
Category
Tours & SightseeingFamily-friendlyCultural & Theme Tours
Trip Code
O793A2816

Inclusions

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle for the duration of the tour.
  • Pick-up and drop to the address in Hyderabad city limits.
  • Tour as per the itinerary.
  • Services of a knowledgable tour guide for the tour.
  • Entry charges to places of visit.
  • Driver and fuel charges.
  • Toll and parking charges for the cab.

Exclusions

  • Any expenses of personal nature.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions above.
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Important Information

  • Tour involves a moderate amount of walking. 
  • All guests are requested to wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses/sunscreen, umbrella, hats or scarf and camera if interested in photography.
  • Kids below 2 years of age (accompanied by an adult) are allowed to join for free.
  • Member of 12 years or above will be charged at adult pricing.
  • Please carry your valid photo identity card.
  • The guests are requested to bring the following during the tour - Water bottle, camera and its accessories to you enjoy photography, sunglasses, sunscreen and umbrella (in case of rainy season or summers).

Cancellation Policy

  • Full refund if cancelled before* 3 days
  • No refund after that

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Meet-up Information/Reporting Point

  • Hotel/Residence in Hyderabad city limits.
  • The local contact person details and phone number will be sent to you in the booking voucher, sent to you via email after booking.
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