Textiles of Gujarat
India held world monopoly in the manufacturing ofcotton textiles for about 3,000 years from about B.C.1500 to A.D. 1500. In the middle ages, Indian cottontextile products were in great demand in the Easternand European markets. The first modern cotton textilemill was set up in 1818 at Fort Glaster near Kolkata. Butthis mill could not survive and had to be closed down.The first successful modern cotton textile mill wasestablished in Mumbai in 1854 by a local Parsientrepreneur C.N. Dewar. Shahpur mill in 1861 andCalico mill in 1863 at Ahmedabad were other landmarks in the development of Indian cotton textile industry.Gujarat is the second largest producer of cotton textiles.This state accounts for over 33 per cent of the mill clothand over 8 per cent of the yarn production of thecountry. Ahmedabad is the largest center where 73 outof 118 mills of Gujarat are located. Ahmedabad is thesecond largest center of cotton textile industry afterMumbai. Textile tour of Gujarat will provide you an insight intothe wonderful world of happy local communitiesconnected with the textiles and their cultural heritage.
Mumbai • Ahmedabad • Pethapur • Dasada • Bhuj • Mandvi • Mumbai
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Valley of Flowers Field Trip to the Himalayas
15 to 29 July 2017 Led by Heather Kelly & John Macgillivray
Are you a keen walker with a sense of adventure? Would you like to explore the area of the high Himalayas around the Valley of Flowers National Park in Utterakhand? Come with us on this exciting trip. We will see some dramatic geology and visit the headwaters of one of the Ganges’ main tributaries at Badrinath as well as trekking from Ghovindghat to the Valley of Flowers, famous from mountaineer Frank Smythe’s book of the same name. The only way to access the Valley of Flowers is on foot so you need to be comfortable walking distances of up to 14 km per day for four days, whilst carrying your own clothing and personal effects, at altitudes of 3000 to 3500m.
London • Delhi • Rishikesh • Rudraprayag • Govindghat • Badrinath • Govindghat • Ghangharia • Rudraprayag • Rishikesh • Delhi • London
16 Days From £2,675
Annapurna Nepal Field Trip
7 to 21 October 2017 Led by Dr Danny Clark-Lowes
Participants on this trip will study aspects of the geology and geography of the spectacular Himalaya. As well as the primary focus on geology, the history, culture and religious beliefs of the region will also be studied. Our journey will take us along mountain roads and tracks offering splendid views of some of the highest mountains of the Himalaya. We will undertake treks in beautiful valleys, particularly along the Kaligandaki river, where geological exposures are dramatic and the varied flora is abundant. We will come to understand how mountain belts and their associated rock types are created through plate movements. Accommodation will be at good hotels and local lodges. This trip is suitable for amateur geologists, those with an interest in learning some geology and those who simply enjoy being in the mountains.
London • Kathmandu • Pokhara • Beni • Tatopani • Kokhethati • Tukche • Jomsom • Kagbeni • Muktinath • Jomsom • Pokhara / Kathmandu • London
15 Days From £2,790
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