Sunday 22nd March to Saturday 4th April
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID19 NEW 2021 DATES COMING SOON
£3150 PER PERSON single occupancy accommodation throughout
Our 2020 trip is now fully booked. Places on our 2021 trip will be offered on a first come first served basis so to register your interest please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us on this amazing and enlightening journey for a totally unique and rewarding experience where you will photograph the people, wildlife, places and colours of Rajasthan. In the company of Ashley, our highly experienced photography trainer and escorted by our first class guide you will visit some amazing locations. There are plenty of companies offering photography trips to India but we passionately believe that you will find our photography tour is one of the best. Not only will time be spent visiting the popular locations of Old Delhi, Jaipur and Udaipur but unlike many other companies you will also visit the real India and its wonderful rural communities and remote villages. Staying in specially selected hotels and heritage properties including forts and castles you will soon appreciate the hospitality and fantastic food that India has to offer. You will experience transport of all types from express trains, local trains, local buses, minibuses to a tut tut and cycle rickshaw. Our schedule is meticulously planned by us and Pradeep, our guide, and includes everything you require for your trip, including, flights, transport, entrance fees, local guides, accommodation and breakfast all the way down to the best places to eat and buy water! Photography opportunities are everywhere and you will have the chance to photograph the people, wildlife and vistas throughout the tour. We guarantee that you will struggle to decide which direction to point your lens!
Many people are often worried about travelling around India and becoming ill. There are a few basic rules to remember which we will discuss during our pre departure group meeting but most travellers usually fall foul by purchasing food and water from street vendors. Pradeep and I will advise you throughout the trip on what is safe and what should be avoided. We only eat at tried and trusted restaurants.
Below is some of the feedback from those that travelled with us on the last India Photography Holiday in March 2019:
I absolutely loved all the various forms of transport, especially the local train and the tuk-tuks. All connections worked perfectly. There was complete confidence that everything was going to happen as intended. Even upgrading the Virgin Flights to Economy Delight with all the additional benefits that brought – especially extra leg room. Not a problem for me as I am vertically challenged but Adrian was extremely grateful. Udaipur was brilliant and a great place to end the trip. The cooking class at Pradeep’s house and his very generous hospitality was yet another amazing highlight. The trip was filled with so many highlights it’s difficult to single anything out. Pradeep is a gem, one in a million! The trip was brilliant, well organised and well executed. I second Ana’s comment about the group dynamics. This was the icing on top of the cake. A huge thank you to everyone for the part they played. This will be a trip that neither Adrian and I will forget for all the right reasons! Pradeep is a gem, one in a million.
Thank you so much for giving us the most amazing experience. One which I will never forget!
After just three days back we are already craving the blue skies and colours of India. It was such a privilege to be with you all – and we really thank you for making it such a fun and unforgettable two weeks.
A huge thank you from Ed and I – it really was a great experience and one we will never forget. We loved the company, the varied experiences and the complete assault on the senses that make India so unique! Photographically it was great to have such a variety of people, landscapes, architecture, low light, animals etc. to work with.
Thanks Ashley for organising it so thoroughly along with Pradeep and you are so patient I must have driven you round the bend at times! It’s never an easy task organising an event as the responsibility can seem enormous at times so thank you for taking it on as I don’t believe it could have been done much better it was the most amazing trip to mark my 50th and images that are ingrained in my mind I hope, for a very long time. I really don’t believe without the likes of a “Pradeep” a trip like that could have been completed in such time nor bettered he was absolutely invaluable and so knowledgeable
Check out our YouTube slideshow from our last trip below!
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ITINERARY 2020 TOUR
Sunday 22nd March 2020
Depart Virgin Atlantic London Heathrow 21.50 arriving New Delhi 11.55 local time on Monday morning.
Monday 23rd March 2020
Welcome to India! The trip begins in India’s historic capital; Delhi where time will be spent exploring this fascinating city including visits to the Spice Market and Sikh temple amongst many other locations.
Tuesday 24th March 2020
An early morning luxury train from Delhi to Agra with a visit to the beautiful Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
Wednesday 25th March 2020
A local bus and jeep journey will take us to a remote rural village near Bassi where we stay in a 400 year old fort with an afternoon walk around this wonderful village and meet and photograph its inhabitants both young and old. After a stop for a cup of tea in the village, Indian style, we return to the hotel for dinner and watch the sun go down with a glass of something on the roof.
Thursday 26th & Friday 27th March 2020
We join up with our own private transport and move on to the pink city of Jaipur via ( ABHANERI) then the historic capital of Rajasthan The colourful and chaotic streets of Jaipur are crammed with every type of transport imaginable from buses and camels to motorbikes and cycle rickshaws not forgetting the auto rickshaws! Visits to the Amber Fort, City Palace along with a visit to the Monkey Temple and an evening at a Bollywood movie will be included (lunch included, dinner optional)
Saturday 28th March 2020
Private vehicle to Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve with an afternoon safari searching for tigers and many other species.
Sunday 29th March 2020
Following a second morning safari at the tiger reserve our next stop is Bundi a small rural town of blue coloured houses, bazaars and temples along with its wonderful palace and step wells.
Monday 30th March 2020
A local train to the Bijaipur Castle Hotel where the owner, a descendent of the Raj still resides and is a very keen photographer. A day of rest and relaxation in this wonderful hotel and a walk around the village.
Tuesday 31st March 2020
A jeep safari around Bijaipur and we explore a local village where opium is harvested (legally) and meet the opium farmers at work in the fields we spend the night camping (in luxury) beside a beautiful lake with photo opportunities around the lake and in the nearby village.
Wednesday 1st April 2019 & Thursday 2nd April 2020
Our final two nights are spent in Udaipur beside the shimmering Lake Pichola of James Bond fame. Time will be spent visiting the City Palace, photographing the locals bathing at the lake edge and generally exploring this intriguing city. Staying in the hotel where parts of ‘The Best Marigold Hotel’ were filmed with its superb view of the lake and an evening class on Indian cooking included.
Friday 3rd April 2020
Afternoon flight Udaipur to Delhi, morning optional activity Monsoon Palace, boat ride etc.
Saturday 4th April 2020
Depart New Delhi 1355 Virgin Atlantic to LHR arrives 1755 UK time.
Please call us to book a place and for further information.