Madurai textile and craft tour
Excursions & day trips

Madurai textile and craft tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 8 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • See the workshops of the craftsmen and learn about their work and way of life
  • Visit a Handloom Town to see the process of spinning and weaving of the beautiful Madurai cotton and silk sarees
  • Learn more about the famous Golu Dolls
What to expect

Madurai, though more known as a temple town, it's also the centre of many traditional crafts. In this tour, you will be able to visit the workshops of the craftsmen and learn about their work and way of life where you can witness stone sculpting first hand. Although this traditional craft practised by the Vishwakarma community has gone to a decline, there are still around 3000 sculptors in the Madurai area, carving beautiful sculptures in various types of stones which mostly are for religious use and include representations of popular deities.

Visit a Handloom Town to see the process of spinning and weaving of the beautiful Madurai cotton and silk sarees where you can witness Sungudi Sari Dyeing, which is a form of knotted tie-and-dye which has been practised in Madurai since the 16th century. Learn more about the famous Golu Dolls, which are mostly used during festivals, particularly the Golu dolls bought by women for Navaratri celebrations.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • What's included
    • Guided tour
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in an air-conditioned vehicle
    What's not included
    • Additional food and drinks
    • Tips (optional)
    Where

    Pick-up from your hotel in Madurai. The pick-up is only from city hotels (within 10km) and if guests wish to be picked up in the outskirts there will be a supplement to be paid on site.

    Meeting point:

    During booking, you will be asked to provide your pick-up address. Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator whose contact information can be found in the voucher after booking.

    What to remember
    • Please dress modestly and ask the guide for specific instructions regarding people photography
    • This tour is not appropriate for anyone under the age of 18
    • Please re-confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local partner at least 48 hours prior. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
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    When
    • Daily
    • Flexible departure per group between 10.00am to 1.00pm
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    Provider
    Le Passage to India Tours and Travels Private Limited
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

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