Archive | Gujarat

Things to see and do in Gujarat.
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Gujarati Indian Wedding

Indian Wedding

The evening we arrived at Desert Coursers, there was a traditional indian wedding in one of the nearby villages. he family was more than happy when we showed up unannounced.

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Rann of Kutch

We’d read a lot about the landscape of Rann, but seeing it in person was an absolutely unreal experience!

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Bhuj Handicrafts Tour

Second day in Bhuj

Our next stop was the village of Ajrakhpuram. Here we were taken to Dr. Ismail Mohammed Khatri’s block-printing office, where we met him in person.

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Bhujodi Village

Bhujodi Village

Bhujodi is a traditional crafts village inhabited by around 1200 people of the Vankar community of weavers, situated about 12 kms from Bhuj.

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Ajrakhpur Village

Ajrakhpur Village

The art of Ajrakh block printing uses colors derived from nature, such as indigo, henna, turmeric, pomegranate, iron and mud. In some cases, the fabrics are washed up to 20 times.

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Dhaneti Village

Dhaneti Village

Dhaneti is a village on the outskirts of Bhuj. It’s famous for its exquisite embroidery work. Shrujan has a few home factories in Dhaneti.

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Bhuj Handicrafts Tour

Bhuj Handicrafts Tour

Bhuj is an excellent base to explore the handicraft villages of Bhujodi (hand weaving), Ajrakhpuram (block printing) and Dhaneti (embroidery).

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