Photography Tours – South India

KERALA BACKWATERS

The Kerala backwaters are a chain of brackish lagoons and lakes lying parallel to the Arabian Sea coast (known as the Malabar Coast) of Kerala state in southern India. The network includes five large lakes linked by canals, both manmade and natural, fed by 38 rivers, and extending virtually half the length of Kerala state. The backwaters were formed by the action of waves and shore currents creating low barrier islands across the mouths of the many rivers flowing down from the Western Ghats range.

The Kerala Backwaters are a network of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets, a labyrinthine system formed by more than 900 km of waterways, and sometimes compared to the American Bayou. In the midst of this landscape there are a number of towns and cities, which serve as the starting and end points of backwater cruises
Suggested Route:

Cochin – Periyar – Munnar – Kumarakom – Alappuzha

 

Photography Tours – Places of North India

GOLDEN TEMPLE OF AMRITSAR

The Golden Temple Amritsar India (Sri Harimandir Sahib Amritsar) is not only a central religious place of the Sikhs, but also a symbol of human brotherhood and equality. Everybody, irrespective of cast, creed or race can seek spiritual solace and religious fulfilment without any hindrance. It also represents the distinct identity, glory and heritage of the Sikhs. To pen-down the philosophy, ideology, the inner and outer beauty, as well as the historical legacy of Sri Harimandir Sahib is a momentous task. It is a matter of experience rather than a of description.golden

As advised by Sri Guru Amar Dass Ji (3rd Sikh Guru), Sri Guru Ram Dass Ji (4th Sikh Guru) started the digging of Amrit Sarovar (Holy Tank) of Sri Harmandir Sahib in 1577 A.D., which was later on brick-lined by Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji (5th Sikh Guru) on December 15, 1588 and He also started the construction of Sri Harimandir Sahib. Sri Guru Granth Sahib (scripture of the Sikhs), after its compilation, was first installed at Sri Harimandir Sahib on August 16, 1604 A.D. A devout Sikh, Baba Budha Ji was appointed its first Head Priest.

 

RETREAT CEREMONY AT VAGHA BORDER

Wagah, named Wahga in Pakistan, is a village near which the accepted Radcliffe Line, the boundary demarcation line dividing India and Pakistan upon the Partition of India, was drawn. The village lies 600 meters west of the Border line. At the time of independence in 1947, the migrants from the Indian parts of the subcontinent entered the present day Pakistan through this border crossing. vaghaThe Wahga railway station lies 400 meters to the south and only 100 meters from the Border line itself. In Pakistan the Border crossing is known as Wahga Border whereas in India it is called Atari Border crossing, named after the Indian village Atari, which lies 500 meters east of the border line within Indian territory.

 

TAJ MAHAL – AGRA

The Taj Mahal is the epitome of Mughal art and one of the most famous buildings in the world. Yet there have been few serious studies of it and no full analysis of its architecture and meaning. Ebba Koch, an important scholar, has been permitted to take measurements of the complex and has been working on the palaces and gardens of Shah Jahan for thirty years and on the Taj Mahal itself—the tomb of the emperor’s wife, Mumtaz Mahal—for a decade.
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The tomb is the representation of the house ofthe queen in Paradise, and its setting was based on the palace gardens of the great nobles that lined both sides of the river at Agra India. You will explore the entire complex of the Taj Mahal with an explanation of each building and an account of the mausoleum’s urban setting, its design and construction. Taj Mahal was built in 22 years (1631-1653) with the orders of Shah Jahan and it was dedicated to Mumtaz Mahal (Arjumand Bano Begum), the wife of Shah. 20.000 workers labored and 32 crore rupees were spent during the construction of the monument and it was built according to Islamic architecture. It is one of the Unesco world heritage site.

SIGHTSEEING AT DELHI

Delhi offers a huge panorama for a artist to get subjects and a photographer to get a photo of his lifetime.  Delhi is bustling with life, thousands of people moving here and there at a given time on a road provides ample opportunities for people’s photography. There is architectural photography which starts with Old Delhi and ends up at Akshardham Temple. We are providing some images below, which gives an idea of possibilities.

Photography Tours- Wildlife Sanctuaries

Wildlife Photo Tours helps nature lovers and photographers to explore the riches of India’s wilderness and jungles. We offer tailor-made ...
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Photography Tours – Himalayas

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Photography Tours- Wildlife Sanctuaries

Wildlife Photo Tours helps nature lovers and photographers to explore the riches of India’s wilderness and jungles. We offer tailor-made and fixed departure small group tours to select wildlife sanctuaries in India.
All our tours are accompanied by a professional wildlife photographer who serves as tour leader and photography guide on location.
Most Parks are closed in the rainy seasons from (mid June – September).

TIGER RESERVES: TADOBA WILDLIFE SANCTUARYTADOBA

Day 1 – Pick up from Nagpur airport/hotel in the morning, travel by road (approx 3-
4 hrs) to Tadoba, Check-in at resort at noon. After lunch, Evening Game Drive inside the park.
Day 2, – Morning and Evening Game Drives inside park.

One of the best places for Tiger sightings.
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JIM CORBET WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

Located in the district of Nainital, Corbett National Park is a perfect place for nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers. It is a wonderful place in India considered as a hub of excitement and thrill. The whole extent of the park is divided into four differentJim Corbett zones called Bijrani, Dhikala, Jhirna and Durgadevi zones. Spread over an area of 520 square kilometres, the park is a complete package for wildlife buffs. However, tourism is only allowed in the earmarked areas of the Corbett Tiger Reserve in order to maximize the chances of viewing its splendid landscape and the diverse wildlife living in the park.
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RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK

Regular visitors consider Ranthambore, as one of the best national parks in the world to see Bengal tigers, wild, in their natural habitat. But here you don’t just see Bengal tigers you see Noor, Machali , Star male, Unnis and so on. Each of Ranthambore’s denizens are well identified and The Ranthambhore Bagh, with its trained team, is perhaps your best bet to know who is who.Ranthambore national park
Often described as a “secluded ecological island surrounded by fields and over-grazed plains”, the Ranthambhore tiger reserve lies at the intersection of the Aravalis and the Vindhyan hill systems covered by Northern tropical dry deciduous forests.
The reserve lies in Rajasthan’s eastern districts of Sawai Madhopur and Karauli with the Chambal river forming its eastern boundary. The river Banas, a tributary of Chambal, flows through the reserve from the

north-west to the south-east, dividing the reserve into two equal halves – the Kela Devi Sanctuary and other parts of the Reserve. Once part of the royal state of Karauli, Kela Devi Sanctuary (670 sq km) is almost half as big as the entire reserve but has little wildlife to offer as most of it is a dry “table top” plateau { Image Courtesy: www.cheenamalhotra.com }

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Photography Tours – Himalayas

Himalayas offer a very wide spectrum for photographer. We have lower himalayas, SHIVALISK MOUNTAINS range which is entirely different than CENTRAL HIMALAYAS. Shivalik range people are different than central himalayas tribes and settlements. You find more people oriented photography chances than sightings of peaks and ranges. You can see religious pilgrimage moving to and fro from all over the country to various temples of worships.
Central Himalayas, is more about PEAKS and HIMALAYAS RANGES thus people, villages and landscape is entriely different than lower himalayas.
Greater Himalayas which is home to glaciers and high peaks is not everyone’s cup of tea and we require details of experience and technical know how of our clients for safe and secure experience in remoteness of Himalayas.

One more segment of Himalayas is LAHUL, SPITI AND ladakh region which is highly popular among photographers from all over the world. Explore below links to understand topography and landscape of LAHAUL and SPITI region.

LAHAUL – SPITI  : http://trekking.himadventures.com/category/lahual-spiti/
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ADAKH REGION: http://trekking.himadventures.com/ladakh-himalayas-trekking-routes/