Imber Court Photo Training is pleased to announce our photography holidays to India, to the most colourful state in the world’s most colourful country, a place that everybody should visit at least once in a lifetime. Our amazing tour of Rajasthan is a wonderful trip not only for the photography but the history, culture and people are all amazing and should be on everyone’s bucket list!
It’s time to start thinking about next year’s photography holiday to India. Words cannot explain what a fantastic experience this photographic holiday is! We have our own guide throughout who arranges everything whilst I will be by your side for all of your photography requirements. This is not your typical tourist trip to see the Golden Triangle, you will see the Taj Mahal and all of the other major attractions but in between you will explore the real India with days out in small villages and towns meeting the locals whilst staying at some of the most wonderful rural heritage properties including castles, old forts and a night of luxury camping beside a beautiful lake. The final two nights are spent staying at a beautiful hotel overlooking the lake in Udaipur where the final scenes of the first Marigold Hotel were filmed. You will also have two visits to Ranthambore National Park in search of Tigers. Other optional activities are an Indian Cooking course and horse riding at Bijaipur Castle. I guarantee that this trip will be a life changing experience! Have a read of some of the feedback at the end of this email from this years clients?
Saturday 23rd March to Friday 5th April
£2850 + flights PER PERSON single occupancy accommodation throughout
Places on our 2024 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, internal 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
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 video from our 2019 trip below!
ITINERARY 2024 TOUR
Saturday 23rd March
Depart Virgin Atlantic London Heathrow arriving New Delhi the following morning
Sunday 24th March
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.
Monday 25th March
An early morning luxury train from Delhi to Agra with a visit to the beautiful Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
Tuesday 26th March
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.
Wednesday 27th & Thursday 28th March
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)
Friday 29th March
Private vehicle to Ranthambore National Park and Tiger Reserve with an afternoon safari searching for tigers and many other species.
Saturday 30th March
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.
Sunday 31st March
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.
Monday 1st April
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.
Tuesday 2nd& Wednesday 3rd April
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.
Thursday 4th April
Afternoon flight Udaipur to Delhi, morning optional activity Monsoon Palace, boat ride etc.
Friday 5th April
Depart New Delhi to Heathrow
Please call us to book a place and for further information.