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NOVEMBER 2018
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PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEYS TO RAJASTHAN

EXPLORING RAJASTHAN & INTO THE THAR DESERT

colourful sarees in rajasthan © Hamish Scott-Brown

14 day tour & photography workshop exploring Rajasthan & The Thar Desert

Fully inclusive escorted photography tour exploring Rajasthan , Udaipur, Jaisalmer, desert camp in The Thar Desert, return to Jodhpur and Delhi including internal flights

WORKSHOP : AS001

COST : £2,495.00

DATES: NOVEMBER 18th – DECEMBER 2nd 2018

EXERTION LEVEL: Light to Moderate

TUTOR:  Hamish Scott-Brown

INCLUDED.

  • Accommodation in 4* Hotels and Desert Dunes camp in Jaisalmer.
  • All Meals (breakfasts, lunches and evening meals).
  • Internal AC transport and airport transfers.
  • 2 x internal return flights  (i) Delhi to Udaipur & (ii) Jodhpur to Delhi.
  • 2L Water each day.
  • Individual & personalised tuition by Hamish Scott-Brown.

NOT INCLUDED.

  • Extra meals not mentioned
  • Travel Insurance
  • International flights to Delhi
  • Tips and extra hotel expenses
  • India Travel Visa
  • Single person room supplement £250.00
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What style of photographer would enjoy this Photography Holiday in Rajasthan?

  • Are you an adventurer who is intrigued by none European cultures?
  • Do you want to create some awe-inspiring photographs from one of the most iconic regions in the subcontinent?
  • Do you enjoy dawn starts, leaving in the dark to capture the first light, returning later for a leisurely breakfast?
  • Do you prefer small groups of around 4-8 people and quieter well-run comfortable hotels?
  • Do you want to expand your photographic skills or want to improve specific techniques or styles?

 An Introduction to Rajasthan

It has been said that Rajasthan is like a Ride on the Sands of time, and we would agree with the travel critics, but we also see Rajasthan as a complete celebration of colour.

 

It is an adventure into India’s deep culture and history as you are catapulted into the central state where red, orange and green turbans contrast and compete with the white and blue washed buildings

Most of my photos are grounded in people, I look for the unguarded moment, the essential soul peeking out, experience etched on a person’s face.

Steve McCurry (2010)

In terms of a Travel Photography Holiday location, Rajasthan is the Jewel in India’s crown.

From fairy-tale palaces and epic forts to colourful festivals and wildlife encounters, this is India at its vibrant and most colourful best.

 

One of India’s largest state’s bordering Pakistan on it’s far West border with the States of Haryana and Punjab on it’s East, it’s magnificent capital Jaipur is known as the Pink City.

It is India’s Home (istan) of Kings.

 

A land of forts, palaces, fairy-tale desert outposts, coloured markets, beautiful old havelis (merchant’s homes) with many now converted to boutique hotels.

 

 

This is a land of battle scarred heritage, mountain top defences within which lie opulence beyond western imagination. Stunning handicrafts and fine arts abound.

Plus a people of culture, wide smiles and inate pride.

 

Welcome to Rajasthan !

portrait of a red turban man in jodhpur © Hamish Scott-Brown
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Why we like Rajasthan as a destination for photography

If you’re looking to get more from your photography and invest your skills in one of the most colourful, eclectic and exciting destinations the world has to offer, the Photographic Journeys workshop to India’s Jewel in the Crown, Rajasthan ..ticks all the boxes.

Spend 12 days exploring and photographing towns, villages, deserts, sunrises and unique experiences in one of the world’s most colourful, majestic and bustling places with a rich history and heart-warming culture.

 

We’ve selected sites that we have personally visited and experienced rather than follow the usual ‘tourist route’.

Along with our trusted travel partners SnowLion Expeditions  in India, we have designed this workshop with the true photographer in mind.

 

At every turn you’ll find something to photograph and document your time there; and we’ll be on hand to help nurture your skills to capture every moment in its raw, true essence.

 

It is an ideal location for a hands-on lesson in photography and storytelling.

 

We ensure we keep our tour group sizes small, so that we can offer valuable one on one tuition time to develop each photographer.

Consider working in monochrome as well as colour to add depth and focus to your documentary work.
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International and Domestic Travel

International Travel (to Delhi) should be arranged by yourself to should coincide with the tour starting in Delhi on November 18th 2018.

Internal flights (x2) are included in the price of this Photographic Journey and organised and managed by our Delhi based travel partners ‘SnowLion Expeditions India’.

We are both pleased and proud to have this professional bonded working relationship with them, who understand fully the needs of our photographers and with whom we have been working with and travelling with for many years now.

INTERNAL FLIGHTS (included)
(1) Delhi to Udaipur on Day 3

(2) Jodhpur to Delhi on Day 13.

All internal ground logistics and aiirport transfers are handled by Snowlion who ensure that our local guides, connections, transfers, hotels and accommodation are of the best available.

Travel Itinerary

Day 01: Depart UK/Your Local airport.

Day 02: Arrive Delhi. Rest of the day at leisure. In the evening s/s of India Gate & around.

Day 03: Dawn shoot in Delh. Return to hotel for breakfast, later flight Delhi to Udaipur.

Day 04: In Udaipur.

Day 05: In Udaipur.

Day 06: Drive Udaipur – Jaisalmer. (drive approx. 11 hours, 490 km)

Day 07: In Jaisalmer.

Day 08: Drive Jaisalmer – Desert Camp in Sam sand dunes. (drive approx. 01 hour, 32 km)

Day 09: Desert Camp in Sam sand dunes- Jaisalmer. (drive approx. 01 hour, 32 km)

Day 10: Drive Jaisalmer – Jodhpur. (drive approx. 06 hours, 286 km)

Day 11: In Jodhpur.

Day 12: In Jodhpur.

Day 13: Jodhpur – fly – Delhi. Transfer to Hotel near by Airport for Wash up & change. In the late evening transfer to International Airport.

Day 14: Arrive UK.

Accommodation Information

Delhi on arrival: Hotel Jaypee Siddharth

Udaipur: Heritage Hotel, Hotel Lake Pichola

Jaisalmer: Hotel Rangmahal

Thar Desert: Dune Safari Camp

Jodhpur: Heritage Hotel, Hotel Ranbanka

Delhi on departure: Hotel Pride Plaza Aerocity

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