The Pink City of Rajasthan is famed for its colorful amalgamation of architecture, adventure and hospitality adorned by a mix of old-world charms and new world vibrancy. Each corner in Jaipur echoes the splendors of history in varying hues of pink, and visitors come from all over the world to experience a deep connection to its culture.
This time around, you too can take a journey through Jaipur with the Jaipur Rugs Foundation. Unlike other trips to the Pink City, the Artisan Village Tour by the Jaipur Rugs Foundation offers visitors a chance to experience Jaipur in all its natural allure.
Take an adventure with us and journey through the villages using all forms of transportation – from trains, bikes, and jeeps to tractors, camel and even bullock carts. And as we travel from highways to mud roads to reach homes away from the bustle of the city, it’ll be a breath of fresh air as we embrace the simplicity of love and Indian traditions.
We’ll visit thriving artisan communities in the valleys among the hills and rivers and share cups of chai made by the locals with the locals. We’ll meet and speak to unsung heroes in the community and listen to their stories as they take us through a wonderful journey full of arts and craftsmanship. We’ll even get to cross paths with artisans and weavers of Jaipur Rugs in these remote villages who learn and pass their craft to each new generation.
During our trip, you’ll get to know some of the women behind Jaipur Rugs’ exquisite carpets and rugs. They, unknown to many, learned the ancient art of hand-weaving from their mothers, who learned from their mothers – forming an influential part of their cultural identity.
You may even get a rare opportunity to see these techniques and crafts in action and a chance to try your hand at weaving under their guide surrounded by unique textiles and handmade rugs or crafts like baskets made of mulberry stems and kooncha grass. And if you’re lucky enough, you may even get to enjoy the rhythmic beat of folk music and dance!
At the end of the trip, you’ll have made memories, unlike any other you’ve experienced before. And as the visit and activities are entirely dependent on what’s happening in the villages, no two Artisan Village Tour will be the same. But one thing’s for sure, a trip with the Jaipur Rugs Foundation will offer you a fascinating experience on the intricacies of human connection to ancient art forms like weaving. Perhaps, through understanding the complexity that goes into making a quality carpet from Jaipur Rugs, may even renew your appreciation for arts and culture.
All fees earned from the Artisan Village Tour will go directly into the Jaipur Rugs Foundation to support the communities in the rural villages.