Duration:
11 Nights/12 Days
Area Covered :
Mumbai - Hyderabad - Karimnagar - Warangal - Vijaywada - Nagarjunasagar - Srisailam - Hyderabad - Mumbai
 
 
Day 01 : ARRIVE MUMBAI
Arrive Mumbai. Assistance on arrival and transfer to your Hotel. Afternoon half day city sightseeing tour. Overnight at the hotel.

 
 
Day 02: MUMBAI-HYDERABAD
Morning l transfer to the domestic airport to board flight for Hyderabad. Arrive Hyderabad and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, half day city tour of Hyderabad. Overnight at the hotel.
 
 
Day 03: HYDERABAD
After breakfast, visit of Bidri, Pearl workshops alongwith Banjara Embroidery within Hyderabad city. BIDRI : The craft with its origin in Persia had entered first Bidar in Karnataka and later to Hyderabad, its neighbourhood in Andhra Pradesh state. The craft is made out of an alloy of copper and zinc in 1:16 proportion with an inlay of silver strings. Oxidised articles look grey in colour. Cigar boxes, ash trays, paper cutters, pendants, buttons etc.
PEARL : Hyderabad is renowned as the pearl capital of India. With the skillful artisans who had migrated from various parts of the country to Hyderabad to impress the erstwhile rich Nizam Kings with Pearl Bangles, Bracelets, Necklaces, rings and many more things. One could witness the processing of fresh water and sea pearls with different sizes, staining and grading.
BANJARA ENBROIDERY : Tribes from Rajasthan migrated long ago to the hilly region in Hyderabad, the local gypsies, still make their living by weaving colorful embroidery work by using mirrors and beeds carried artistically on clothes.
Afternoon, visit of Textile village, Pochampally (35 kms one way). Return to Hyderabad for overnight stay. Overnight at the hotel.

 
 
Day 04 : HYDERADABAD - KARIMNAGAR
After breakfast, drive on the excellent National Highway to the north of Hyderabad to visit the Nirmal town and Ushagaom village. Continue drive to Karimnagar to look at the Silver Filigree. Arrive Karimnagar and check in at your hotel.
Hyderabad-Nirmal : (230 kms)
Nirmal-Ushagaon : (60 kms)
Ushagaon - Karimnagar : (170 kms)
Overnight at the hotel

 
 
NIRMAL : This craft known after the name of the village "Nirmal" is pursued by a group of artisans called "Magash", partronised by the Mughal rulers of 14th century. The paintings in mythological and mughal themes, floral of different sizes and colour. Rajasthani and French style sofasets, partition screens etc are the main products.
DOKRA METALS CASTINGS : Tribal craft made out of brass crap, is pursued by Ojha community. Thin strings of wax are drawn and laid all over a core of clay in a patter as per design and later covered uniformly by clay again leaving a hole for pouring the molten brass crap. Bird and animals, local deites, lamps etc. are main products.
SILVER FILIGREE : 150 kms north of Hyderabad is the district of Karimnagar. The age old artisans still make the silver filigree articles. The rich Nizam kings, used to patronise to gift the dignitaries visiting Hyderabad. The articles are made to order which include the famous Charminar, Jewellery box, cigar boxes and other intricately designed articles with pure silver. There are only a few artisans left in the town
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Day 05 : KARIMNAGAR-WARANGAL
After breakfast, drive to Warangal (70 kms) to look at the Durries and Brass metal works. Arrive Warangal and check in at your hotel. 
DURRIES : The hand woven durries making is pursued by over 1500 families. The industry had its predominance with the decline of carpet industry in this area. Tie and Dye, Interloc, Jacquard etc are some of the commonly used designs in demand in both domestic market as well as export market. Lahari, Sittamajada, Mogga, Diamond fish, Kamal, Dilkush etc are some of the popular designs. Kalamkari block prints on plain woven durries have gained importance. BRASS METAL WORK : Warangal is also popular for Brass metal work. Includes the idols, gift articles, presentations etc. One could witness the artisans working in their respective ethnic village atmosphere. Most of the government and private firms get their orders done here. Overnight at the hotel


 
 
Day 06 : WARANGAL-VIJAYAWADA
After breakfast, leave for Vijayawada enroute visiting Kondapalli Village.
KONDAPALLY : The name popular with the 14th century fort of Hindu Rajas. At the foothills, is a small village with the artisans working on the Puniki wood and painting with enamel colors on it. The human figures depicting different occupation in the villages, birds and animals, Ambari elephants, mythological subjects like God and Goddesses figures etc with water color paintings. Arrive Vijayawada and check in at your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

 
 
Day 07 : VIJAYAWADA
After breakfast, drive to Machilipatnam (80 kms)
MACHILIPATNAM : The small town on the east coast of Andhra Pradesh is an excellent place for the cloth merchants to bargain with the skillful artisans working on Kalamkari. Kalamkari work involves 15 stages. Red, yellow, maroon, Indigo and blue are commonly used colors. Painting are also done on sarees, cushions etc. The block printing on bleached cloth is famous here. After visiting Machilipatnam continue derive to Narsapur & Palkot (130 kms). NARSAPUR & PALKOL : The craft originally introduced by Mrs. Macrau of Scotland in the 19th century to provide employment to the rural women. Almost every housewife as a part time occupation does this Crochet and Laces in this area. The designs are intricate and artistic luncheon sets, doylies, rounds, oblongs, table covers and door curtains etc. After the visit, drive back to Vijayawada (150 kms) for overnight stay. Overnight at the hotel.

 
 
Day 08 : VIJAYAWADA-NAGARJUNASAGAR
Morning drive to Nagarjuna Sagar. Checkin at your hotel. Afternoon visit the Nagarjunakonda. It was one of the largest and most important Buddhist centres in South India from the 2nd century BC until 3rd century AD. Also visit Nagarjunasagar Dam .  Overnight at the hotel.

 
 
Day 09 : NAGARJUNASAGAR.
Morning visit Ethipothala Water falls (11 kms) on the Chandravanka river, a tributory of Krishna. Afternoon visit Srisailam (70 kms) to visit the famous Brahmarambha Mallikarjunaswamy Temple, where one of the 12 Joytilingas is situated.  Overnight at the hotel.

 
 
Day 10 : NAGARJUNASAGAR-HYDERABAD
Morning visit to Srisailam Tiger Reserve which is the largest in India. It is home to not just the Tiger but also a wide variety of other animal and bird species.  Thereafter  drive to Hyderabad. On arrival checkin at your hotel.  Overnight at the hotel.

 
  Day 11 : HYDERABAD-MUMBAI
Morning transfer to airport to connect flight to Mumbai. Assistance on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
 
 
Day 12 : LEAVE MUMBAI
In time transfer to the international airport to board onward International flight.

 
 
 
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