Hyderabad, India

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Time5 hours (Approx.)
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Overview

Take time out from hectic Hyderabad to experience the weaving village of Pochampally on a 5-hour private tour. Travel to this famous village, known for its ‘ikkat’ tie-and-dye weave. Watch the villagers tie-dying and weaving silk and cotton, mainly into distinctive Pochampally 'saris' (Indian women’s robes). Meet the artisans, learn how their weaving has survived, explore an ikkat gallery, and more. Round-trip private transport and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Private 5-hour Pochampally textile village trip from Hyderabad
  • Travel to Pochampally village, famous for traditional ‘ikkat’ weaving
  • Watch the locals tie-dying and weaving silk and cotton fabrics
  • Learn about Pochampally’s history and visit a skills institute and ikkat gallery
  • See 101 Darwaja, a historical house with 101 doors
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure, with private transport and a private guide
  • Price per car, based on maximum of three people
Choose a morning or afternoon tour, and after Hyderabad hotel pickup, travel by private vehicle through pretty hills to Bhoodan Pochampally, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the south.

On route, hear about Pochampally’s history, and how its Bhoodan name was added in 1951 when a landlord gave spare land to the locals as part of a land gift (bhoodan) movement.

Learn about the Pochampally ‘ikkat’ weave, a style of tie-dye that see geometric designs transferred onto mainly silk and cotton threads before they’re woven together, creating mainly saris. Local farmers import the raw materials from Dharmavaram, and the finished products are then sold through a village co-operative or exported worldwide.

On arrival, watch the villagers tie-dying and making the ‘ikkat’ textiles in their homes. Note how each member of a household is closely involved, and admire their speed and dexterity.

Then, visit the Swamy Ramananda Thirtha Rural Institute that trains locals in entrepreneurial skills, and explore an art gallery showcasing the artistry of ikkat.

Finally, check out Ponchampally’s famous 101 Darwaja (doors) House. Explore this old house, so-called for its 101 doors, and learn how it came to be before your tour ends with a hotel drop-off in Hyderabad.
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