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India Photography Tour

 

Notice: Travel Images will not be scheduling any photography tours to India until the 'cultural abuse' of women is addressed. The Indian government must implement strong and effective laws regarding sentences for perpetrators, and introduce appropriate protection for women and tourists alike.
Tour operators in India wishing to work with us should instead let the Indian government know how the world feels regarding this issue, and how it impacts tourism in India.

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November Dates TBD

17 nights/18 inclusive days  |  Limited to 10 participants

$TBD USD per person | Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip

The deposit for this photography tour is $500

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Gateway airport: Delhi, India [DEL]
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Photography Tour Overview: Timed for the color and character of the Pushkar Camel Fair. Also Ranthambhore Wildlife Reserve, Delhi, Taj Mahal and the photogenic smiles and complexions of India's people etcetera. India forms the central peninsula of southern Asia, of some 1,581,410 square miles, and gained its independence from Britain in 1947. India, you may not know, was first with Arabic numerals, the number zero and even Aesop's fables, but of prime importance to us during our 17 night stay will be photogenic subjects such as its people, wildlife, landscape, history and the colorful Pushkar Camel Fair. Please join us for a taste of the real India.

 

Our itinerary . . .

Just a moment, first things first! We suggest that you set your camera clock to the local time, as your images will then synchronize with the times in our included photo tour field notes.

Days 1 + 2  |  Delhi
Our small group will gather late morning, and we'll kick things off with the included lunch plus a digital presentation of images you can expect to capture during this photo tour. We'll take an afternoon tour of Delhi which will include the likes of the Qutub Minar, India Gate, and the British architecture of the 340 room President's House. In Old Delhi, very much in contrast to the new town, we'll explore the Red Fort and Jama Masjid - the largest mosque in India. Lots of character and color at Chandni Chowk (Silver Square), the main shopping street, and more.
Delhi, 2 nights

Day 3  |  Agra and Taj Mahal
To Agra today, where the massive Agra Fort with its elegant buildings behind the foreboding walls are an elegant blend of Hindu and Central Asian architectural styles. Nearby is the Taj Mahal, which means 'Gem of Buildings'. It took 18 years to build back in the 1600's, and is magnificent on its 18 foot bed of white marble. A visit at sunset is planned.
Agra, 1 night
 
Days 4 + 5  |  Ranthambhore
We'll return to the Taj Mahal for the first morning light, and then take breakfast on the move to give us time to relax prior to our Ranthambhore jungle excursion in jeeps (better still, Land Rovers!). It is the sight of one of India's finest game reserves, and dotted with lakes and ponds around which many species of wildlife are bound to be found. Among the wildlife are Sambar and Spotted Deer, Blue Bull, Wild Boar, Marsh Crocodile, Sloth Bear, and Four Horned Antelope. Add to these numerous species of bird and lush flora, and you have a photographer's paradise! Hey, and Tigers prowl the reserve peripheries too.
On day 5 we'll return to the jungle at sunrise, and following hearty breakfasts we will explore the tribal villages of Sawai Madhopur. Each is self-contained and unaffected by the bustle of the outside world.
Ranthambhore, 2 nights
 
Days 6 + 7  |  Kota and Bundi
We'll photograph our way to Kota in the usual manner, and after lunch we'll visit the banks of the Chambal River. The river banks are the scene of clothes washing done the old, old way - very much a way of life for local people. Nearby Nangta is a small town with just one street. The rest are trails which we'll explore and photograph the likes of street vendors and giggling, photogenic children.
On day 7 we'll go northwest to the picturesque town of Bundi. Besides exploring the bazaar and residential areas of town, we meet and photograph people in their Rajasthani attire - both full of character and color.
Kota, 2 nights
 
Days 8 + 9  |  Chittaurgarh (Chittor) day 8 takes us southwestwards to Chittor. The hilltop fortress there epitomizes the romantic ideal of Rajput chivalry. In the afternoon we'll board auto-rickshaws to access the town center as the roads are too narrow for larger vehicles. Ambling on the side streets we'll experience the real ethnic Rajastan - old fashioned houses with small balconies, and most likely, friendly faces peeping through the small windows. Day 9 will see us at Chittor's majestic fort shooting the artistry of Padminis Palace and Victory and Fame Towers. Optional afternoon activities.
Chittor, 2 nights
 
Days 10, 11 + 12  |  Udaipur
We continue southwest to Udaipur in the morning, and find one of India's most beautiful cities in its Lake Pichola setting. During our two days here we'll cruise the lake, and take in the likes of the City Palace, Jagadish Temple and Jagmandir Palace which provided inspiration for the Taj Mahal.
On days 11 and 12 we'll change pace and subject with a trip to a local brick works. The mixing of clay by hand and young girls carrying mud and clay in overhead baskets, sets the place apart from the brick works that we are familiar with and we'll get some excellent still-lifes here also. Then on to a steam locomotive yard on the edge of Udaipur, where skilled workers still do much of the work by hand. Plus much more besides while in the Udaipur area.
Udaipur, 3 nights
 
Days 13, 14 + 15  |  Pushkar Camel Fair
North along Route 8 today to the renowned Pushkar Camel Fair - a photographic bounty to put it mildly. We'll spend 3 comfortable nights in tents at the Government of India Tourist Camp, and venture out at various intervals for a potpourri of quality photography. The soft light of early and late will yield best results of an extra-ordinary gathering of pilgrims, gypsies, entertainers and 10,000 plus camels. There will be much to see and do, plus you can get involved in the tug-of-war between locals and visitors to the Fair.
Pushkar Fair, 3 nights

Day 16  |  Jaipur
Jaipur is to the east and we'll shoot as we go again. Then check-in to our hotel prior to setting off in search of pictures. We'll join the cows on the streets when visiting the Palace of Winds and City Palace, and also have time to explore the bustling bazaars of Jaipur, and more.
Jaipur, 1 night

Day 17  |  Jaipur to Delhi
Our last full day sees us returning from whence we came to Delhi. We'll have captured most of the essence of India in pixels already, but we'll still take in the unique as we head for Delhi. The highlight will be the Amber Fort known as the 'Pink City' because of its construction with pink Jaipur sandstone. Elephant taxis will take us to the top of the fort.  The included dinner on the last night of our photography tour will feature an 'It's You!' presentation of clients in action by John.
Delhi, 1 night

Day 18  |  Departure day
As there is no photography scheduled for the day of departure, your flight home can be arranged for any time today.

 

Photo Tour Photographer/Leader: John Baker, Travel Images Photography Tours and local guides
The preceding itinerary is a copyrighted work by John Baker Photographer LLC, and Travel Images Photography Tours

 
 

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Photography Tour Cost, the Fine Details and Enrollment

Trip Cost: $TBD USD per person not including airfare. A 5% discount is applied to all double occupancies. A single room supplement is required for single occupancy

Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip

The deposit for this photography tour is $500

Included in the Trip Cost: The following items are included in the trip cost . . .

  • Photography instruction throughout the trip by John

  • All accommodations with private facilities [ensuite]

  • All breakfasts

  • Lunch on day one of the trip

  • Dinner on the last night of the trip

  • On-vehicle snacks and bottled water

  • All ground transportation

  • Airport pick-up on day 1, and drop-off on departure day. Arrival prior to day 1 is not included

  • Entrance fees for sites and activities listed below under ĎAdmissions Includedí

  • Following the trip, field notes describing the time, place and subject of each photo stop, and a disc containing images of clients 'in action' on the trip

Not Included in the Trip Cost: The costs for these items are the responsibility of each participant . . .

  • Airfare

  • Travel costs between your home and the gateway airport and return

  • Any transportation or travel costs incurred prior to or after the tourís inclusive dates

  • Pre-tour and/or post-tour accommodation

  • Lunches and dinners except for lunch on day one of the trip, and dinner on the last night of the trip

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Entrance fees or costs related to optional sites or activities not included in the itinerary

  • Baggage fees

  • Medical expenses

  • Personal items such as the hotel mini-bar, laundry etcetera

  • Incidental charges incurred at our accommodations such as movie rentals, internet and phone

  • Travel insurance

  • Passport or visa expenses

  • Airport departure taxes, if applicable

 

              

 

 
 
 


 
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