India 2018 tour details and date
Our 15-day photography tour has taken 18 months of research and planning to put together, years of experience running tours have taught me a lot about what works and what doesn't. As a photographer, I know what it takes to get the shot and we've done all the preparation to maximise your time on the ground doing what you love the most photography.
Flights from Australia range from around $1000 to $1500 return into New Delhi
$4995per person twin share Ex Delhi
A lot has been said about India, many photographers have been captivated by the human spectacle that is like nowhere else on earth, many things have been written about this continent but nothing can prepare you for the experience of travelling in India, I returned with around 4500 photos and instantly realised that I had missed so much and needed to get back there and build on my first encounter with India.
India its Blinding Colourful and Unrelentingly Chaotic it may
just turn out to be your ultimate photography adventure
Please contact us for any further information on the Tour
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Outside Australia +61407 744 768
DAY 16 – FLIGHT Today is the end of your trip, as per your flight schedule, you will be transferred to Goa airport, where you board your flight out of Goa to connect with your international flight home.
Itinerary for September 2018 15 day India Photography Tour
When you come on tour with us it's a great opportunity to meet like-minded photographers in an intimate small group setting, We only cater for a maximum of 8 on each tour and this allows an opportunity to get to know your guide and fellow travellers and share your knowledge and experiences as we all learn from each other. You don't need to be a highly accomplished photographer to enjoy the interaction and group dynamics of the tour as we are open to photographers of all levels and abilities and that's how we all learn myself included. In 2018 we are running 1 tour into India and can only offer 8 spots.
Accommodation in select hotels on bed & breakfast basis.
House Boat in Goa for one night
Train tickets on sector Delhi/Agra on AC Chair Car
Jaipur/Varanasi flight tickets
Varanasi/Mumbai/Goa flight tickets.
Private cars at disposal in Delhi for full day sightseeing on Day 2.
Private cars at disposal in Delhi for full day sightseeing on Day 3.
10 seater AC Tour Coach from Day 4 (Agra railway station) to Day 10 (Jaipur Airport)
Full day sightseeing of Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & other sights of Agra (with English speaking guide)
Excursion to Fatehpur Sikri (with English speaking guide)
Full day sightseeing of Jaipur city & Amber Fort (with English speaking guide)
Sunset Aarti ceremony by boat in Varanasi (with English speaking guide)
Early morning Ganges boat trip & old city walk (with English speaking guide)
Excursion to Sarnath with English speaking guide and chauffeur driven car (with English speaking guide)
Sightseeing at Old Goa Churches followed by cycling at Divar island.
Participation in Lord Ganesha festivities in Goa.
Entrance tickets at sites mentioned in the below list.
Private arrival & departure transfers as per the itinerary in Delhi, Varanasi & Goa.
Transfer from Shanti Morada to Houseboat and return the next day.
Fully Escorted by Rustic India Tour Leader.
All current applicable taxes.
Camera tickets at any of the sites mentioned/visited in the itinerary
Please note that the Check-in baggage allowance on the domestic flights in India is only 15kgs.
Tips and gratuities to all service providers & guides (we shall give a guideline before the tour)
Services, Meals and Drinks other than those mentioned in the itinerary
Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
Travel Insurance (this is compulsory while travelling with Rustic India and frontier photography Tours) we will need a copy in advance before the tour starts.
DAY 8 – JAIPURDAY 8
Day free in Jaipur to further explore the area on cycle rickshaws to visit the local colourful markets.
DAY 9 – VARANASI
This morning you will be transferred from the hotel to Jaipur airport, to board the flight to Varanasi. On arrival in Varanasi, you will be met transferred from the airport to hotel. You stay for three nights at a heritage hotel on the banks of the Ganges River (depending on availability). Evening walk to the nearby Ghats on Ganges River from the hotel to witness the ‘aarti’ ceremony (evening prayers).
DAY 10 – VARANASI
Early morning boat ride on the Ganges. This is the best way to see the numerous river Ghats of this holy city. This will be followed by a walk in the old city which is truly an experience in itself. After breakfast, an excursion to Sarnath, where Lord Buddha preached his first sermon after gaining enlightenment. Rest of the day free in Varanasi.
DAY 11 – VARANASI
Full day free in Varanasi for you to explore the area on our own.
DAY 12 – GOA
Your morning is free to further explore Varanasi. Depending on your flight, you will be transferred to Varanasi Airport, where you board your flight to Goa. On arrival in Goa, you will be met and transferred to your hotel located in the quiet village of Saligao, where you stay overnight.
DAY 13 – GOA (HOUSEBOAT)
You have the morning free to relax. In the afternoon, you take a small journey to an authentic style houseboat that will be your home for the next 24 hours.
DAY 14 – GOA
In the afternoon, you alight from the houseboat and you will be driven back to your hotel, where you stay for the next two nights. This evening we shall go to visit site of Lord Ganesha and enjoy this local festival.
DAY 15 – GOA
Morning visit to the Old Goa Churches and cycling through the island of Divar. Evening to visit site of Lord Ganesha and enjoy this local festival.
DAY 1 –DELHI
On arrival at Delhi International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in central Delhi, where you stay for two nights. You don't have to travel far to get inspired, a guided walk in the streets of old Delhi is the perfect introduction to India
DAY 2 –DELHI
Today you go for a full day visit around the sights of Delhi, with a chauffeur driven car at your disposal. You also have the opportunity to go on an Indian cycle rickshaw to visit Jama Masjid & local markets of Old Delhi.
DAY 3 – DELHI
Free day in Delhi to further explore this amazing city of 26 million people, the food the shopping it's all fantastic photo opportunities in this go at your own pace day in Delhi, you can join the group or venture out on your own adventure.
DAY 4 – AGRA
An early start this morning. You will be transferred to Delhi railway station, where you board the morning train to Agra. On arrival in Agra, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, where you stay for two nights. Evening visit to the Baby Taj & Mehtab Bagh gardens for a sunset view of the Taj Mahal.
DAY 5 – AGRA
Another early start will take you to visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise, possibly the best way to view this magnificent monument. Later, head back to the hotel for breakfast and then head to visit the imposing Agra Fort. Evening Heritage walk to the local markets and Jama Masjid area.
DAY 6 – JAIPUR
After breakfast, your driven to the pink city of Jaipur, where you stay for three nights in a charming boutique homestay. En route visit the ruined city of Fetehpur Sikri.
DAY 7 – JAIPUR
Full day sightseeing of Jaipur city & Amber Fort and the local markets.