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Location

Sangamner

Duration

2D/1N

7,500 9,000

7,500₹ 9,000

Overview

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. 

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About The Tour

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.

Quick Information

Route:

Shendi Gaon - Bhandardara

Start Point:

Shendi Gaon

Duration:

1 night 2 days

End Point:

Bhandardara

Inclusions

  • Landscape photography at beautiful Bhandardara
  • An amazing experience of Fireflies photography  
  • Meals and overnight stay 
  • DCP photography expert

Experts

How To Reach

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. 

Getting Ready

Things to carry:

  • Your DSLR Camera/s
  • Preferably a wide angle lens12mm, 14mm, 11-16mm etc (18-55 mm lens will also work).
  • ND filter (minimum 3 stops) and polarizer filter (like CPL)
  • Sturdy tripod (Must), don’t forget to carry shutter release plate.
  • Carry Extra pack of batteries.
  • Wired/wireless remote trigger, camera timer will also work.
  • Rain cover for you (Umbrella) and your camera.
  • Carry backup memory cards.
  • There will be small walk so we advise to wear non-slippery foot wear.
  • Carry rain cover/poncho.
  • Carry basic first aid kit, carry your regular medicine. Carry mosquito repellent creams.
  • Drinking water/eatables.

Equipment available on rental - please mail us at rentals@dcpexpeditions.com.

Itinerary

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. 


Field Learnings

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

  1. How to shoot fireflies.
  2. Creative approch for fireflies photography.
  3. Long exposure control.
  4. How to shoot combination of fireflies and night sky photography.

Package Cost

Rs 7500 per head inclusive of all taxes
*To know charges for foreign nationals please write to info@dcpexpeditions.com

Cost includes

  1. Tea/snacks and dinner on day 1
  2. Breakfast, Tea/snacks on Day 2
  3. Overnight accomodation
  4. DCP photography expert
  5. All taxes and service charges

Cost does not include:

  1. Travel to and from Venue not included
  2. Mineral Water, Soft Drinks, Laundry Charges, Phone Calls, Tips etc.
  3. Any kind of insurance, Medical or/and Emergency Charges.
  4. Any extra meals not included in the above itinerary.
  5. Camera-fee, if any

Map

Bhandardara


Policies

Cancellation policy

  1. All cancellations before 30 days of the event date - 100% refund
  2. All cancellations between 20 - 30 days of the event date - 50% refund
  3. All cancellations within 20 days of the event date - No refund possible

FAQ's

Yes. Please write to info@dcpexpeditions.com as it is subject to availability.



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