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India’s northeast is undoubtedly a land of immense potential and possibilities with wonders in every corner of the region. Its people, with rich cultural heritage make the region all the more exceptional. Handlooms and handicrafts form an integral part of the lifestyle of the indigenous people of this region. Crafted goods and magic weaves are not only made for their own use but are also a means of livelihood for numerous artisans scattered all over the region. These invaluable traditional skills need preservation and promotion to stand the tides of changing times.
Arrival in GuwahatiWelcome at the airport and transfer to Guwahati. Night in hotel/homestay.
GuwahatiExploration around Guwahati: Sualkuchi silk weaving village, Amingaon pottery area, Hajo brass metal, Sarthebari bell metal craft and Nalbari for cane weaving. According to time spent in each area, we might not be able to cover everything on that day. Road back to Guwahati. Night in hotel. In the context of silk weaving in the north eastern state of Assam, Sualkuchi is a name that stands apart. The nerve centre of Assam's silk fabric, Sualkuchi is a weaving village of international repute. Situated on the bank of the river Brahmaputra, this picturesque village has been developed over the years as a major centre for commercial production of indigenous silk fabrics, especially the Pat and Muga silk. Traditional architecture is typified by ethnic and durable bamboo framework, and walls coated with mud. This keeps the interiors cool in summer and warm in winter. The majority of the community is engaged in weaving magic on the looms and the rest are farmers or fishermen. The picturesque Sualkuchi forest range on the opposite side, well-tended agricultural fields and the village fishing pond complete the rustic picture.
Guwahati - UmdenYou leave Assam to enter Meghalaya and reach the quaint little village of Umden, famous for Eri silk production a
- Witness unique handicrafts
- Experience homestay
- Discover weaving secrets