TEXTILE TOUR: SILKS & WEAVES
OF ASSAM

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

Highlights

Itinerary

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

All our tours can be tailor-made for you. Please contact us for a detailed itinerary or to discuss how we can better assist you in crafting the perfect itinerary - our friendly travel specialists are here to help!

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