Bagru Village - Jaipur
After breakfast at the hotel, excursion to Bagru Village to see the block printing.
Bagru is a little town 20 miles far from Jaipur. Known for its unique art of Bagru Block Printing, Bagru has emerged as one of the industrial areas for textile printing in Rajasthan with over 100 small & large Factories.
Today, with the gaining popularity of such workshops, even locals have started promoting their art at big stages but what goes wrong is the "Staged Workshops" which are set for the explorers at one place. For somebody interested in Indian Handicrafts, this is a must "To do things in Jaipur".
We at Creative have our long-lasting association with the community offer a unique workshop that is not restricted to one shed or a factory. In our workshop, you get to visit over 5-7 local houses, with each one of them having their expertise in one or the other skills set like making natural colors, carving designs on the wooden blocks, printing the blocks on cloth, boiling the cloth after the printing process.
HIGHLIGHTS OF "BAGRU Village visit
• Understanding the Industry from a local perspective
• Understanding the process of Color Making•Understanding the process of Block Printing
• Witness the Artisans carving detailed designs on wood blocks
• Visiting the local houses & knowing their role in the process
• "Do it yourself" activity
• Half day activity (4-4.5 hours including drive time)
Later visit the local markets of Jaipur
Jaipur-a shopper’s Paradise: Although most tourists visit Jaipur to view its grand monuments, nonetheless there are as many who come to shop. And indeed a shopper’s paradise it is. The list of things available is endless, but the more popular it s on the agenda of visitors to the city are jewelry, textiles, and saris, goods made of marble, wood, stone, lac, clay, metal, and leather. The city has for long, been a traditional center of the finest of jewelry bedecked with both precious and semi-precious stones, enameling of gold in green, red and white, the favorite colors of the Mughals, which was introduced, Raja Man Singh. The city is known the world over for diamond and emerald cutting. Apart from jewelry, handicrafts like papier mache and carved furniture, are also extremely popular as also is the glazed blue pottery, an art that was imported from ground Persia. Blue pottery is made from ground quartz stone.
Optional Experience: Pink City Rickshaw tour
Explore the secrets hidden in the walled city of Jaipur on these uniquely designed, eco-friendly e-rickshaw rides through the city. Driven by smart, enthusiastic, and well-trained women, all from low-income households, this exciting ride by the Pink City Rickshaw Company offers the best sights and sounds of Jaipur while also providing a new source of income to these women. With a stylized collapsible canopy, ergonomically designed seats, mechanical improvements for greater safety, city maps, guidebooks, mobile phone charging station, and even a locker, the ride itself is a unique experience.
The well-spoken, smartly attired Pink City e-rickshaw drivers offer you the choice between predesigned, carefully created routes or the chance to moderate the route as per your preference within the slotted time. Should you wish the ride to be longer, there are options to increase the duration on an hourly basis. Pink City rickshaw rides come right to your hotel doorstep (or a pre-designated spot if you’re on a planned itinerary). In their own words, “... we guarantee that by the end of the lazy meandering ride, you would have had the best sights of the bustling busy streets of the city and an experience like none other.”