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D P
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
The road from Hyderabad to Pochamplli is scenic , took less tha 1 hr to reach Pacahmaplli X road after which road quality deteroriates sharply. Another 11 km to Pochampally village/rural town. Many malls specialising in Inkatha/ Patola prints are there. However all have same kind of fare and little variety. All in all if you have spare half day and enjoy road trip ans as a bonus may like to browse through some sarees do the trip. Other than that it’s not on.
Written 4 December 2021
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Tarun
Secunderabad, India26 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Family
Bhoodan Pochampally is in Bhongir Division. It is 40 km from Hyderabad on Hyderabad Vijaywada Highway. It has a museum and silk saree park, which is managed by government. Here silk saree weaving process can be seen easily. Nice place to visit, stay and buy some silk garments.
Written 14 January 2020
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thdaniel8
Hyderabad, India1,280 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
For most Indians, Pochampalli sarees is a household name. If you want to experience the saree prep in person, then this is the place to come. More suited for foreigners who'd like to know more about the saree making process.
Otherwise you can visit this place to buy sarees directly from the handloom makers. Its a nice experience to watch the artisans weave magic.
Written 7 October 2019
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Prakash
Hyderabad, India231 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Family
Pochampalli (officially called Bhoodan Pochampilli) is a small village located in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district of Telangana. It is world famous for its weaving of Ikkat Saris and other textiles. It is on the tentative list of UNESCO world heritage sites.

Situated under 45 Kms from Hyderabad City (around 57.5 Kms for the RGI International Airport) it can be reached by taxi or bus. As most of the drive is on the 8-lane Nehru Outer Ring Road (ORR) expressway, the drive is generally smooth. The town is situated 11.5 Kms off the ORR. One needs to pay Toll while exiting the ORR for the distances covered. One can see bunches of cute little monkeys on the road leading from ORR to Pochampalli..

In the village one can see weavers at work (they do not encourage photographs) and you can buy the textiles form the many shops in the village. I found that the best place to buy Saris, handkerchiefs, shawls and bed linen is the government run Pochampalli Weavers Coop retail outlet.Prices of saris bought in Pochampalli are generally atleast 40-50% cheaper than those found in Hyderabad or other cities or online.
Written 6 December 2018
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bhalchandra g
PUNE18 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
A place famous for Silk. I reached early there ( 11 AM ).
I visited few shops to buy Silk Sarees but to my astonishment found that the sellers are least interested in any trade. There was a marked reluctance on part of every seller to show the Sarees that they offer.

Ended up at the Weavers Cooperative Society. The sales girls were enthusiastic.
Purchased 2 sarees
Written 6 September 2018
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Usha65
Hyderabad, India1,889 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
This small village is close to Hyderabad, it is a textile paradise. The sarees and other cloths are priced reasonably and of good quality.
Written 19 June 2018
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madhu c
Hyderabad, India13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017
Been visiting Pochampally since 1980s because of my love for Indian weaves. It was a pleasure as the whole village was literally involved in the job of weaving, you could walk into a house or on the road - it was brimming with activity.
Lot of weavers and specially their children have left this job because the income is not enough. You hardly see people weaving there. The place to go to is Pochampally Hand loom Park which is about an hours drive from Pochampally. That's where you can see activity. It has been very close to my heart and I have done a documentary film on the weavers.
Written 22 May 2018
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Ranaari
Kolkata (Calcutta), India59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Friends
I dare anyone who has visited this location and came back empty handed. They offer you one of the finest cotton and that too at a very reasonable (I would say real cheap deal) rate. Best to go on a weekday as weekends are generally crowded
Written 6 January 2018
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Amartya1987
Hyderabad, India45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
We can also call this the saree village. I have never seen so many saree shops in a small village.
Just on a lazy Saturday afternoon, also the absence of good places to see around Hyderabad, I decided to use Google for some suggestions within 100kms. I got an answer which neither my wife nor my mom can reject. Yes, that's right, Pochampally.
Post lunch we just quickly got ready as most of the reviews said that the working hours would be mostly 9 - 6. Filled up some petrol around Gachibowli HP petrol pump near Citibank and made our way towards ORR.
As usual the ORR offered a great ride and we took an exit at Exit 11(Pedda Amberpet). Took the Vijayawada Highway, NH65 and continued for another dozen or more kilometres when the Google maps screamed to take a left in another 900 metres. Was looking for a major road when a big arch on the left side read, Pochampally-12 kms and I took a swift left and continued on the road. Even though the road was single lane and a big shift from the NH but it was mostly vacant and those 12kms was like a cakewalk.
Once deep inside the village, saree shops started appearing on both sides of the road. There is a new market of brick and mortar coming up and all you can see are saree shops. Continued for a few more kilometres and hit M.G. ROAD, here we decided to take help from localites and came to a old and under renovation building where the signboard read Pochampally Co-op weavers society. We parked the vehicle on the backside of the building. There is old Muruga Swamy temple just next to the building which acts as a landmark.
Here the ladies got into action and went on to explore the shop's collection, but they were outside the shop within 5 minutes, which made me wonder. On enquiring I found that the shop was quoting exorbitant prices. Another family from Hyderabad who were coming out the shop shared the same experience. Now it was turn to explore the surroundings as the only thing that you can notice everywhere are saree shops. There were a few good shops around like Nataraja, Chandana and many more which I can't recall right now with good collections.
While I was waiting outside I decided to venture out and gather more info. With my very limited knowledge of local language I got to know that there is a place called Pochampally Handloom Park where you can see the actual making and also buy a few of them.
Here I turned the engine on and asked my family to hop on and moved out towards the location with Google maps and asking passersby on the road. After a drive through village roads reached the Handloom Park, couldn't see the action of saree making as it was almost time for the craftsmen to go back home as it was almost 6pm but we managed to sneak into the store and catch a glimpse of the collection, it was okayish as I suppose the good ones go to cities for sale and just a few display units are kept here.
Heartbroken, we thought of returning back as it was around 6:30 pm and drive back home would take another 1.5 hours.
We took help from the security guys and they told me that you can avoid the Pochampally village and directly connect the Vijayawada Highway. We followed his instructions and made an exit near Yallagiri. Took an u turn in another 3-4kms and continued on the highway, joined the ORR where the signage read Hyderabad and reached back home around 8pm.

Few notes to the fellow readers:
1. It's a nice long drive no doubt but don't go with the intention of buying sarees at a throwaway price, it's a myth.
2. Don't go in chic clothes and please don't appear to be tourists, u may be ripped with the prices.
3. Language is not a barrier, local language is a good to know but the name of the game is bargaining. The better u do, the better are the prices.
4. As its a small village, don't expect pizza and burgers but u get enough to survive and they are tasty.
5. Locals are great here, strike a conversation and he might help you get to the best shop around.
6. Lots of ATMs around, also most of the big shops have EDC, no need to carry piles of cash. Just carry enough as you might carry on any long drive.
Written 19 November 2017
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Krtdas
75 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
We visited this place on a weekend. It is merely one and half hours drive from Hyderabad(Gachibowli) towards Ramoji Film City. There is a government run small industry where you can see how pochampally is design and fabric manufacturing is done. The industry is in interiors of the village and you may need to ask the locals for exact way upto the industry. There are direction marks but not very helpful.If possible ask someone to take you inside the industry and explain all the process and activities carried on. There is a small outlet outside the industry run by government for the fabrics and products manufactured there and are available for purchase. In the village area there were many small weaver shops who sell pochampally sarees, ikkat and kalamkari work dress material at negotiable rates. Quality wise products are awesome . Carry cash because atms and card machines were not working at weavers place due to network issues. There are no eating joints nearby - only coconut water and corns are available. Food is available only when u reach near ramoji which is around 30 -40 mins drive from the village.
Written 11 September 2017
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