A Textured Journey
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The story of the exquisite Maheshwari textile starts somewhere in the fifth century at Maheshwar that is located in central India and that is where our journey begins.
Stay at the Ahilya fort , caressing the sacred Narmada river, previously home to Maheshwarʼs Holkar Dynasty and still home to Richard Holkar. Spend some time at the looms of the Rehwa society which aims to revive the centuries-old hand weaving tradition of Maheshwar, and to improve the lives of Maheshwar's women weavers.
Visit WomenWeave, a trust dedicated to improving the livelihoods of rural women weavers, and interact with their team at the Gudi Mudi Centre. Conversations about how the tradition of Bagh printing is being kept alive with the sons of the legendary craftsman, Suleman Khatri. Visit another Bagh studio where you observe various facets of block printing like repetitive dyeing and block making.
Explore Mandu and the Jahaz Mahal Palace that appears like a ship floating on water. Observe the beautiful canals and pavilions that tell an age-old story.
A first hand experience of the rich textile legacy awaits you as you travel through dusty hamlets and obscure villages in this part of the country. You see for yourself the love, hard work, skill and artistry that goes into the making of fabrics the world celebrates.
The iconic family fortress turned guest residence is located on the banks of sacred River Narmada. Its captivating history combined with its beauty is bound to make your stay memorable.
Enjoy a commentary on a boat ride down the sacred Narmada River and coast along the Ghats and temples with features and unique architectural details that makes Maheshwar what it is.
Meet with the women weavers working at the Rehwa Society, a organization that aims to place the income directly into the hands of our artisans.
TRIP DETAILS & EXPLANATION
The first night will be spent at a quaint lodge near the Narmada River in Maheshwar and the next two nights will be in a palace now converted into a heritage property in Dhar.
We will have our own car (vehicle type depends on the group size.) organised to take us around Maheshwar and Bagh for all visits and interactions.
We will circulate a travel advisory before you go on the trip. We will be walking around a lot, so bring comfortable walking shoes. Bring your camera for taking pictures. Please carry any medication you're specially suited too as well as cold and flu medication.
We like to give our guests a flavour of regional cuisines to the best possible extent. Please do mention your preferences at the time of making your booking.
We work with partners who are sensitive to safety issues and committed to ensuring our guests are safe and secure in knowing they're in good hands.
Let us to take you on a trip which you can leisurely unpack over a lifetime.ENQUIRE