An overnight weekend landscape photography tour to Bhandardara, a serene & unspoiled beauty situated in middle of Western Ghats. Includes a very exciting fireflies photography session.
Bhandardara, a serene & unspoiled beauty situated in the middle of the Western Ghats in Nagar district, offers you an overwhelming experience. A trip to Bhandardara after first few pre-monsoon showers is an experience in itself. It’s a great relief to see how the weather changes in a matter of days. The majestic hills and valleys and different shades of green all around makes for a great treat to the eyes and body. In the first weeks of June every year these valleys witness one of nature’s greatest phenomenon, when thousands and thousands of fireflies gather and lit the valleys with their florescent green bulbs, since it’s the mating season for them. It’s a magical experience, when you see these thousands of tiny light bulbs glowing on trees and flying pass you. Especially if the sky is clear, this is an out of the world experience in the pitch darkness when you are also looking at the billions of stars and the milky way (It is visible to the naked eye in this time of the year). You can't help but wonder about the sheer expanse of the universe and the magic of mother nature. One must experience this phenomenon once in their life. It is also a great photography opportunity and a great way to spend your weekend in the lap of nature.
Shendi Gaon - Bhandardara
1 night 2 days
Sangram is a skilled wildlife photographer and a hardcore nature enthusiast. He has travelled extensively across the Indian geography photographing and documenting the magnanimous beauty of the natural history of the country in his camera. His images have been appreciated and acknowledged in various photography competitions, newspapers and Exhibitions. He has a special interest Bird photography. Sangram has done his Bachelors of Architecture from University of Pune. Apart from being a skilled photographer, he is also a talented Artist and has a great hand in painting, sketching and sculpting. He is a skilled trainer, one of the DCP Explorers and is currently associated with us as a Panel Expert and Consultant, Strategy Team.Read more
Nearest Airport is the New Pune International Airport. From there take a taxi to Bhandardara.
Nearest railway station is Igatpuri. From station, take the road via Ghoti Budruk. You will reach Bhandardara in around 1 hour.
Take National Highway 3 (NH3) followed by a right turn from Ghoti toll post.
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Reach Shendi gaon near Bhandardara by 4.30 pm post refreshments and briefing we leave for evening landscape photography session in our vehicles. Come back to our accommodation by 8.30 for dinner post dinner leave for the exciting fire flies photography session. We will be shooting and observing the fire flies for entire night, there will be an arrangement of tents if someone wish to take rest. If the sky is clear we will also try a combination of astro and fireflies photography.
We return to our accommodation by 5 am to relax for an hour and get freshen up. After breakfast we checkout by 7.30 For two-three hour of morning landscape session in the surrounding area. Our camp concludes at 11 am. Note – preferred mode of transport is car pool or hired car/tempo traveller.
On-field learning from the experts is said to be one of the best methods of improving your skill-set. Our expert will hand hold you at every possible step for a better understanding of perspectives, camera controls and how to make use of the best opportunities to get better images. The training will focus on the following
Rs 6800 per head inclusive of all taxes
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