Cultural Photography Tour Package 15 Days

  Destinations

Delhi
Jaisalmer
Rohetgarh
Pushkar
Jaipur
Orchha
Agra
Gwalior
Khajuraho
Varanasi

  Highlights

Khajuraho Temples
Jaisalmer
Taj Mahal
Amber Fort
Delhi
The Ganges

  Prices From

£1185.00

per person

  Accommodation

Hotel City Park
Golden Haveli
Rohetgarh
Fort Pushkar
Umaid Mahal
The Retreat
Neerana’s Deo Bagh
Amar Mahal
Syna Heritage
Hindustan International
Hotel City Park
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Day 1
Arrive Delhi

Meeting and assistance upon arrival in Delhi and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon photography around the Old Delhi's narrow streets, Flower Market, Spice Market etc.

Meals:
On own basis today
Accomodation:
Overnight at City Park, Airport (Deluxe room)

Day 2
Delhi to Jaisalmer

After breakfast, you will be taken on a guided tour of the Qutab Minar. Following this, you will transfer to the airport in good time to check in for your Spicejet flight to Jaisalmer (SG 2984 1520 hrs / 1635 hrs) (The internal flight price is small, but it does vary, so it is excluded from this price to keep the quote accurate.) Arrive in Jaisalmer, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The name Jaisalmer evokes utter magic and vibrancy of the desert. This place is straight out of an Arabian Nights fable and it a real hit for photographers and culture seekers. The hostile terrain not with-standing the warmth and colour of people is simply over-whelming. Evening photography at the Jaisalmer Fort (the biggest living fort in India) with your local guide.

Meals:
Breakfast
Accomodation:
Overnight at the Golden Haveli (Deluxe room).

Day 3
Jaisalmer

Full photography day at Jaisalmer of the various monuments with your local guide. Evening drive to the sand dunes at Sam where you can also enjoy the sunset.

Meals:
Breakfast
Accomodation:
Overnight at the Golden Haveli (Deluxe room)

Day 4
Jaisalmer to Rohetgarh

After breakfast, drive to Rohet village (approx. 05 hours). Arrive in Rohet village and check in at Rohetgarh. Rohet is a village which is famous for their village safaris, where they introduce their guests to local cultures and traditions. Rest of the day is spent photographing various sights at Rohet village, seeing the local rural life of tribal people, the Shepherd Family, Potters Family and Bishnoi Community.

Meals:
Breakfast
Accomodation:
Overnight at the Rohetgarh Fort (Deluxe Room)

Day 5
Rohetgarh to Pushkar

After breakfast drive to Pushkar (approx 05 - 06 hrs). The charm of this sleepy, lakeside settlement so captivates tourists. Pushkar is most noticeably famous for their camels and their world famous camel fair held annually in October. Arrive in Pushkar and check in at your hotel. Evening visit to Pushkar Lake and the surrounding villages. (A local guide will accompany you there).

Meals:
Breakfast
Accomodation:
 Overnight at Fort Pushkar (Deluxe room)

Day 6
Pushkar to Jaipur

After breakfast drive to Jaipur, en-route visiting Kishangarh (to see the famous Rajasthani Paintings).Arrive in Jaipur in the evening and check in at your hotel. Jaipur is the gateway to the desert state of Rajasthan, with its stunning hilltop forts and glorious palaces illustrating a rich royal past. Fabulously bright turbans blaze a trail through brilliant bargain-filled bazaars, and fluttering saris catch the eye.

Meals:
Breakfast
Accomodation:
Overnight at Umaid Mahal OR Umaid Bhawan (Royal Deluxe room)

Day 7
Jaipur

Full day at Jaipur (the Pink City), where you can walk around the sandstone Amber Fort with your local guide. Photography at the Amber Fort, City Palace, Palace of Winds (Hawa Mahal) and the Water Palace. 

Meals:
Breakfast
Accomodation:
Overnight at Umaid Mahal OR Umaid Bhawan (Royal Deluxe room)

Day 8
Jaipur to Agra

After breakfast, drive to Agra (approx. 05-06 hours). En-route visiting Abhaneri Step Well for photography - one of the biggest Step Wells in the world. This is a magnificent spectacle of architecture and makes for a challenging task for any photographer. Arrive in Agra, famed for the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal and the beautiful Agra Fort, both of which you will visit with a local guide.

Meals:
Breakfast
Accomodation:
Overnight in hotel The Retreat (Deluxe room)

Day 9
Agra to Gwalior

After breakfast, drive to Gwalior (Approx 03-04 hours). Arrive in Gwalior and check in at your hotel. Gwalior is famed for its outstanding palaces, sacred temples and glorious monuments. Visit to the Jai Vilas Palace and Gwalior Fort for photography with your local guide

Meals:
Breakfast
Accomodation:
Overnight at Neemrana’s Deobagh (Deluxe Room)

Day 10
Gwalior to Orchha

After breakfast, you’ll be able to take photographs around other locations in Gwalior (no guide needed). Drive to Daita (approx 2 hours.) En-route, you will visit small villages for photography. Arrive in Datia and spend time at Datia Fort. Datia is a small rural town, which is surrounded by a stone wall, enclosing handsome palaces and gardens. Drive to Orchha (approx 2 hours). Arrive in Orchha and check in at your hotel. The stunningly superb Orchha is a historic town on the Betwa River in Central India which has the most magnificent chattris (cenotaphs). Orchha is a photographer’s dream! An evening visit to Raja Ram Temple during Aarti (daily worshipping ritual) for photography is included with your local guide.

Meals:
Breakfast
Accomodation:
Overnight at the Amar Mahal (Deluxe room)

Day 11
Orchha to Khajuraho

After breakfast drive to Khajuraho (Approx 04-05 hours). En-route visit Maheba (a small village, but with good monuments, which have their own natural beauty. Arrive in Khajuraho and check in at your hotel. Khajuraho is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Central India. Khajuraho is a famous tourist and archaeological site known for its intricately sculptured ‘erotic’ temples. Of the 85 original temples, most are constructed of hard river sandstone and about 20 are still reasonably well preserved. 

Meals:
Breakfast
Accomodation:
Overnight at Syna Heritage (Deluxe room)

Day 12
Khajuraho

Enjoy a half day visit to the Eastern and Western Group of Khajuraho Temples for photography with your local guide. Then in the afternoon, you will be driven (approx. one hour) to Panna National Park for some wildlife photography on a jeep safari to Panna National Park with local park guide. Early evening meal at Panna Tiger Resort and back to Khajuraho. 

Meals:
Breakfast and evening meal at Panna Tiger Resort
Accomodation:
Overnight at Syna Heritage (Deluxe room)

Day 13
Khajuraho to Varanasi

Morning at leisure. Transfer to the airport for a flight (excluded from our price) to Varanasi. There are various flights and one departs at 12:25 hrs. Arrive Varanasi at 13:10 hrs and check in at your hotel. Varanasi is often described as the ‘oldest living city in the world!’ Few places in India are as colourful, charismatic or spiritual as the bathing ghats lining the Ganges in Varanasi. This magical but sometimes overwhelming city is where the most intimate rituals of life and death take place in public on the city’s ghats. The accessibility to the practices of an ancient but still living religious tradition is what captivates many visitors, and a walk along the ghats or a boat ride on the River Ganges is one of India’s most absorbing experiences. Tour of Sarnath (Land of Buddha) for photography with your local guide. Back to Varanasi and visit to the Ganges River.

Meals:
Breakfast
Accomodation:
Overnight at Hindustan International (Deluxe room)

Day 14
Varanasi to Delhi

Have an early morning start and take a cycle rickshaw to the Ganges to catch the daily rituals of local people. After a boat ride on the Ganges to photograph the various rituals and activities, take a walking tour of the narrow streets of Old Varanasi (Kashi), before returning to the hotel for breakfast. A local guide will be there for this morning tour. Following breakfast, take a guided tour of Varanasi. After the guided tour of Varanasi, transfer to the airport and board the flight (excluded from the price) to Delhi which departs at 17:10 hours and arrives in Delhi at 18:25 hours. Arrive Delhi and check in at your hotel near airport.

Meals:
Breakfast
Accomodation:
Overnight at City Park, Airport (Deluxe Room)

Day 15
Delhi

Departure transfer to International airport to connect flight back home

Meals:
Breakfast (served from 0700 hours)

No. of travellers
Price (£)
2
Twin Share Basis
1555.00
3
1411.00
4
Twin Share Basis
1299.00
5
1299.00
6
Twin Share Basis
1250.00
7
1212.00
8
Twin Share Basis
1185.00

Single Room Supplement
372.00

Price is based on the following hotels:

City
Hotel
Room
Nights
Delhi
Hotel City Park
Deluxe room
1
Jaisalmer
Golden Haveli
Deluxe room
2
Rohet Village
Rohetgarh
Deluxe room
1
Pushkar
Fort Pushkar
Deluxe room
1
Jaipur
Umaid Mahal
Royal Deluxe room
2
Agra
The Retreat
Deluxe room
1
Gwalior
Neerana’s Deo Bagh
Deluxe room
1
Orchha
Amar Mahal
Deluxe room
1
Khajuraho
Syna Heritage
Deluxe room
2
Varanasi
Hindustan International
Deluxe room
1
Delhi
Hotel City Park
Deluxe room
1

  • Price per person

  • Based on two people sharing

  • Kindly note that names of hotels mentioned above only indicate that our rates have been based on using of these hotels and it is not to be construed that accommodation is confirmed at these hotels until and unless we convey such confirmation to you. In the event of any of the above mentioned hotels not becoming available we shall book alternative accommodation at a similar or next best available hotel and shall pass on the difference of rates (supplement/reduction as applicable) to you.

  • Program and proposal is based on the requested dates, destinations and number of people (travelling together) and if there would be any change on said element in future, then it would affect per person cost and new cost will be advised with revised program and proposal based on new detail.

  • Please remember a visa is essential when visiting India

Price Includes:

  • Accommodation in the above-mentioned hotels or similar and meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Air-conditioned car (for 02 & 03 people), AC Toyota Innova (04 people) & AC Tempo (05 people to 08 people) for all transfers & drives mentioned as per the above-mentioned itinerary
  • Monument entrance fee and services of a monument guide where a guide is noted in the above itinerary in the respective cities
  • 01 exclusive jeep safari in Panna National Park with local park guide (using 01 jeep for up to 04 paying clients & 02 jeeps from 05 paying clients onwards until 08 paying clients)
  • Short camel ride in Sam (Sand Dunes) in Jaisalmer
  • Boat ride at Ganges in Varanasi
  • All current Govt. applicable taxes

Price Does Not Include:

  • Any International or domestic airfare to/from India including International airport tax.
  • Meals not specified.
  • Economy class domestic flights from Delhi to Jaisalmer, Khajuraho to Varanasi and Varanasi to Delhi
  • Camera fee wherever levied.
  • Any increase in airfares by the airlines in future.
  • Any increase in entrances and rail fares as per Government notifications in future.
  • Any additional taxes levied by the Government of India on the tourism sector in future.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as hard/soft drinks, laundry, phone/fax calls, tips etc.
  • Any item not mentioned in the price includes section.
  • Any increase in the entrance fee to the National Park. The price is based on the presently applicable entrance fee.
  • Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
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