TEXTILE TOUR: SILKS & WEAVES
Sericulture is a traditional cottage industry rooted in the life and culture of Assam. Indigenous to Assam, the thermal properties of the Eri and the sheen of the Muga place these silks on the same pedestal as Kashmir's Pashmina.
This tour will acquaint you with Assam's textile heritage as you visit small weaving villages along the Brahmaputra river that are entirely sustained by this cottage industry. After interacting with the weavers, it will soon become evident that the sociocultural life of these communities are significantly expressed in their textiles and patterns.
Guests will also have the opportunity to go on elephant and jeep safaris at Kaziranga National park and learn more about the neo-Vaishnavite culture of Majuli.
8 Days | Ex Delhi/Kolkata – Guwahati – Kaziranga National Park – Majuli – Jorhat
Private country boat ride on one of Asia's mightiest rivers, the Brahmaputra
Learn about the weaving practices of Assam
Heritage experience of neo-Vaishnavite culture of Majuli, the world's largest river island
Firsthand experience of tea production in Assam, the world's largest tea-growing region
Safari at UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kaziranga National Park, home to the world's largest population of One-horned Rhinoceros and world's highest density of Royal Bengal Tiger
Visit tribal weaving villages by the river
DAYS 1 & 2 | DELHI - GUWAHATI
Fly to Guwahati via Delhi or Kolkata | Tantric temple visit | Private boat ride on the Brahmaputra | Heritage city walk | Sualkuchi visit | Weaving centre | Hajo
DAYS 3 & 4 | KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK
Drive to Kaziranga National Park | Jeep Safari | Elephant Safari | Weaving village visit | Elephant bathing
DAYS 5 & 6 | MAJULI
Ferry to Majuli river island | Visit the Satras | Tribal village visit | Easy walks | Optional cycling
DAY 7 | JORHAT
Ferry to Jorhat | Tea factory visit | Local market | High tea at a heritage colonial bungalow
DAY 8 | DEPART
Fly to Delhi or Kolkata | Alternatively, check our river cruises and overland tour extensions
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