Photo Tour India | November 26 – December 7th 2018

Join me on a 12 day photography tour and expedition to Rajasthan & Agra in Northern India.

By popular demand, I’ve added a second tour to India in November 2018, I’ll be leading a tour in Rajasthan for a group of 10 as part of one the upcoming Digital Photo Mentor Tours. This will be my second time in India and I can’t wait to go back to the locations and places I scouted for you last year.. I truly had an amazing time there, the opportunities for photography are just fantastic. Some of my 2016 experiences and photos can be found here.

This is the shorter version of our popular photo tour of India. This tour of India takes the photographer from bustling Delhi, straight to the heart of North India. Locations including Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur and Abhaneri and Agra. Rajasthan, land of Rajputs and Maharajas, an epic photo adventure to fairytale palaces, magnificent forts, and of course dizzying street markets.

This adventure is designed to guide you to the most stunning locations. The tour is open to all levels of photographic skills, from beginner to experienced. However, there will be no formal workshops or critiques. We will share knowledge and skills along the way, in the spirit of true adventurers.

Created by photographers for photographers and includes locations, not on any other tour.

NEW DELHI, INDIA - CIRCA OCTOBER 2016: Jama Masjid Mosque in Delhi. Constructed in red sandstone and white marble the mosque is a popular tourist attraction in Delhi. (Daniel Korzeniewski)

Itinerary Detail

Day 1 November 26th – Delhi (D)
Namaste – Welcome to India. You’ll be greeted at the airport and then transferred to our hotel where you’ll meet the other guests, meet your tour leader and have your first Indian dinner meal.
Haveli Dharmpura – Delhi (4 Star)

Day 2 – Delhi (B,L,D)
Early morning visit to Jama Masjid, a rickshaw ride, walk in Chandni Chowk and visit to a spice market. Then a visit to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Shikh temple and a chance to photograph the India Gate. After our evening meal, enjoy evening activities from the rooftop of the hotel or take a walk in old town.
Haveli Dharmpura – Delhi (4-star)

Day 3 – Delhi / Udaipur by flight (B,L,D)
After a short in-country flight from Delhi to Udaipur, we check in to our hotel and then walk around the Ghats to capture some amazing shots of the locals and their daily chores. In the evening, we’ll visit the Jagdish temple and witness an Aarti ceremony. Aarti, a ceremony of lights, is the most popular Hindu ceremony and is performed daily. It’s Sanskrit in origin and means “something that removes darkness,” can be expressed from simple to the most extravagant, but always involves flame or light. The evening remains to shoot blue hour from the rooftop.
Jagat Niwas / Udai Kothi (4 Star)

Day 4 – Udaipur (B,L,D)
After a sunrise shoot from the hotel rooftop and breakfast at our hotel, we’ll visit the City Palace. Then, a boat ride on Lake Pichhola to visit the Lake Garden Palace on Jag Mandir Island. Absolutely not to be missed.
Jagat Niwas / Udai Kothi (4 Star)

Day 5 – Udaipur / Jodhpur (B,L,D)
After breakfast we drive 300 kilometers to Jodhpur where we check into our hotel before walking to see the clock tower and then a stroll around the market.
Ranbanka Palace / Pal Haveli (4 Star)

Day 6 – Jodhpur (B,L,D)
We spend the morning visiting Jaswant Thada for an early morning shoot and then Mehrangarh Fort for more. Then, we walk down from the fort to the Blue City for a stroll around the alleyways. The afternoon is yours to explore on your own.
Ranbanka Palace / Pal Haveli (4 Star)

Day 7 – Jodhpur (B)
We’ve arranged a model shoot for the morning, so you’ll get plenty of time being exposed to posing and setting up your shots with a model, in an exclusive location. The afternoon is yours to explore on your own.
Ranbanka Palace / Pal Haveli (4 Star)

Day 8 – Jodhpur / Jaipur (B,L,D)
After another 300 km drive to Jaipur, we’ll walk through the Old Bazaar where you’ll see craftspeople working on local forms of their art; embroidery, silver ornament work, stonework. Used primarily by the locals, these bustling markets will get you first hand experience with the city’s traditional craftsmanship.
Mandawa Haveli (4 star)

Day 9 – Jaipur (B,L,D)
Get ready for a long day, filled with some of the best of India. We’re up before the sun for a morning golden hour shoot of the Wind Palace Hawa Mahal before breakfast. Then get ready for a ride on an elephant at the Amber Fort, before taking a Jeep to the Old city of Amer. We’ll do a heritage walk through the narrow streets behind Amber fort and then visit Panna Meena step well. After lunch, we’re off to tour the City Palace and then to explore Nahargarh Fort, where we’ll get a remarkable view of the sunset over Jaipur. Finally, a blue hour shoot of the Water Palace, Jal Mahal. We wrap up this amazing day being entertained by a traditional folk dance while enjoying our dinner at the Diggi Palace.
Mandawa Haveli (4 star)

Day 10 – Jaipur / Abhaneri / Delhi (B,L,D)
While we’re making our way to Agra, we’ve arranged a stop in Abhaneri to visit Chand Baori stepwell, built by Kind Chanda during the Chauhan Dynasty. In a word, it’s amazing. The design and structure of the stepwell was intended to conserve as much water as possible. The bottom of the well is 5-6 degrees cooler than at the top and it was used as a filming location for Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and The Dark Knight Rises. A sight not to be missed. We will then drive to Agra, Check into our hotel and have dinner and an early night.
Accommodations TBD

Day 11 – Agra (B,D)
We will be up early for a sunrise shoot at the majestic Taj Mahal. After lunch we will visit the Agra Fort, and return to the Taj Mahal for a sunset shoot from Mehtab Bagh.
Accommodations TBD

Day 12 – Agra / Delhi (B)
We spend the day driving back to Delhi. After arriving you’ll have an opportunity to wash and change before our last dinner together. Finally, after dinner and good-byes, you’ll be transferred to the airport for our flight home. You can certainly choose to stay for a time in India on your own if you’ve made other arrangements.
There are no accommodations booked for this day, so if you’re staying on in India, you’ll have to make sure you’ve got a place to stay ahead of time.

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