Exploring the Textile Treasures of Pochampally

Activity Description

Pochampally is a traditional weaving village famous for its saris and ikat weaves. About an hour's drive from Hyderabad, this quiet village was also the birthplace of the Bhoodan movement, which involved voluntary land grants by landowning castes to landless laborers. This tour is a great way to see traditional weaving mehods, and understand rural life and livelihoods in India. On this tour, you will have the opportunity to witness traditional weaving methods and learn about the livelihoods and daily life of the local community. You will also visit handloom units that supply the local weaving cooperative and meet other skilled artisans such as potters, sieve makers, and Ganesha idol makers. In addition to exploring the main street bazaar and the by-lanes of the village, you will also have the chance to visit temples, reservoirs, homes, and shops. You'll gain a deeper understanding of the agricultural economy, including crop cycles and irrigation practices.

Pick Up and Drop service is available for this event.

Here are some tips for preparing for a trip to Pochampalli, a traditional weaving village located in the state of Telangana, India:

  1. Research the weather and pack accordingly: Pochampalli has a warm and humid climate, with temperatures ranging from the low (low 20s to mid-30s Celsius). Be sure to bring lightweight, breathable clothing, sunscreen, and a hat to protect yourself from the sun.
  2. Transportation: Pochampalli is located about an hour's drive from the city of Hyderabad. 
  3. Learn about the local culture and customs: Pochampalli is home to a rich cultural history, with a strong tradition of sari weaving and other crafts. Respecting the local customs and traditions while visiting the village is important.
  4. Bring local currency: While some places in Pochampalli may accept credit cards, it is always a good idea to have some local currency on hand for small purchases or in case of emergencies.
  5. Learn a few phrases in the local language: Telugu is the primary language spoken in Pochampalli and the surrounding area. Even a few basic phrases can go a long way in building connections with the local community. 

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