A little different from run of the mill tourist destinations, Pochampally is well known for its silk sarees. In fact it is this craft of weaving silk sarees that makes Pochampally distinct from the regular tourist destinations. It is located about 50 km from Hyderabad.
Pochampally is a day trip from Hyderabad. It offers travellers a wonderful opportunity to get a glimpse into the art of weaving a silk saree. One can see thousands of weavers engaged in weaving silk sarees, who use their looms to create sarees of different designs and patters.
Pochampally is also associated with renowned social worker Acharya Vinoba Bhave. It was 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 b + more about Pochampally