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Artist Villages in India: Pochampally

 
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Ikkat
Ikkat means to bind. It is an ancient way of creating design by tying and dying. The art requires fixing of the design and pattern before the warp & weft are coloured. The threads forming the design are tied & dyed repeatedly to bring in the right colour at the right place and interlace of the threads produces the design on the fabric.
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Popularly known for its silk sarees, Pochampally is a well known silk weaving centre in Andhra Pradesh. Located just 50 km from the state capital Hyderabad, Pochampally makes for an interesting day excursion for travellers interested in getting a glimpse of the silk weaving art. There are thousands of weavers in Pochampally who use their loom to create beautiful designs and patterns. Pochampally was also the main centre of Acharya Vinoba Bhave’s Bhoodan (donation of land for community use) movement. The ashram of Vinoba Bhave is located on the banks of a lake here.


Art & Craft
Silk tie & Dye, Pochampally

Pochampally has come a long way from an ordinary weaving village to a popular centre for cotton and silk tie & dye. A visit to Pochampally is an interesting way to get a glimpse of the art and craft of Pochampally. Most of Pochampally’s working population is involved in creating a choice of Ikkat fabrics. Visitors to Pochampally may shop of an array of Ikkat fabrics, which include cotton & silk sarees, dress materials, pillow covers, ready-made garments, bed covers and towels.

A number of utility and stationary Ikkat items are also available. One can shop for things like bags, file folders and purses in Pochampally.

Ikkat is not the only craft that draws many connoisseurs of art to Pochampally. It is also popular for its other handicraft products made by traditional artisans. One can look for beautiful baskets made of palm stock, mats made of palm leaf, and Neera, a nutritious drink made by unfermented palm sap.


Places to see
Ramoji Film City

Pochampally is closely associated with Acharya Vinoba Bhave. In fact Pochampally was the launching pad of Vinobha Bhave’s land donation movement (Bhoodan Movement). Vinobha Mandir is an important landmark in Pochampally. Here the statues of Acharya Vinobha Bhave and first land donor Sri Ramchendra Reddy along with a Bhoodan Stupam exist as a reminder of the land donation movement.

There are two beautiful lakes in Pochampally, which provide water supply for irrigation. Visitors to Pochampally can enjoy angling and boating in the main lake.

Other places of tourist interest around Pochampally include Ramoji Film City, Venkateswara Padmavathi Temple and Mount Opera.


Places to Stay

Pochampally has hardly any hotel. Accommodation here is limited if any. Travellers to Pochampally can stay in Hyderabad, which has a good number of hotels. Hyderabad is just 50 km from Pochampally. Hotels in Hyderabad range from luxury to mid-range and budget hotels.
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How to reach Pochampally

By Air: The nearest airport is at Hyderabad, 50 km away.

By Train: The nearest railway station is Bibinagar, 16 km from Pochampally. The railway station is on Secunderabad – Kazipet Broad Gauge line.

By Road: Pochampally is well connected by road with neighbouring areas. It is 50 km from Hyderabad.

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About Pochampally: Pochampally Information & Fact File
Altitude NA
Temp
Summer 40 (Max) Degree Celsius 20 (Min)
Winter 28 (Max) Degree Celsius 15 (Min)
Best time to Go November to March
Monsoon July – August
Summer May – June
Winter November-February
Clothes Cottons in summer and light woolens in winter
Nearest Airport Hyderabad, 50 km
Nearest Railway Station Bibinagar, 16 km
Bus Station Pochampally
Hospital & Doctor

Hyderabad, 50 km away has hospitals well equipped to handle emergencies

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