There is a whole different world to explore, if only we find time off from our phone/tablet screen. Internet is full of shopping websites that are easily your one-stop shop for almost everything. So next time you find yourself browsing the world wide web for some pretty Ikkat dresses, beautiful unique potteries and places breathtakingly offbeat, do find time to investigate just a little bit more. You will learn so much about so many artistic villages in India, well known for their special arts and crafts. Here are five popular craft villages in India that you need to start your artsy journey with.
Pochampally in Telangana
Andretta in Himachal Pradesh
Pipli in Odisha
Located in Puri, Pipli is home to beautiful applique handicrafts. Pipli is colourful, the fabric they produce is to die for, the village makes for a creative holiday.
Chennapatna in Karnataka
Channapatna town in Ramanagara district of Karnataka is home to traditionally crafted toys that are also GI tagged. The town of Channapatna is also known as Gombegala Ooru or Toy Town.
Andro Pottery Village in Manipur
Not very far away from Imphal is Andro village, popular for their unique pottery and a tribal doll museum. This traditional method of pottery is practiced only by married women.