3 nights and 4 days of a guided travel photography tour specially curated to offer a myriad opportunities to make some unique and classy images from Barsana & Nandgaon. Join us in celebration of colours and life.
According to legend, Lord Krishna who was a native of Nandagon used to visit Barsana which is the birthplace of Radha with his friends and tease her. The women of Barsana objected to this and drove him and his friends out of their village with sticks (Lathis). This legend is still kept alive by the people of Barsana and Nandgaon in a celebration which is now famously called Lathmar Holi. It happens 5-6 days before the Holi festival. The Radha Rani temple in Barsana is said to be the only temple in India dedicated to Radha. On the first day the men from Nandgaon come to Barsana and tease the women there. The women of Barsana, in turn, hit the men with their lathis in an attempt to drive them away. The men only have padded clothing and a shield to protect themselves from the wrath of the women. Some of the men who are captured are made to wear a woman’s clothes and made to dance in public. The entire scene is very colourful and photogenic with a lot of coloured water and powder being used on each other. The next day the men of Barsana visit Nandgaon and tease the women there. The women of Nandgaon, in turn, beat the men with Lathis and try to drive them away. The Nandgaon temple is very famous for its Samaj wherein men from both villages sit across and sing hymns and Holi songs. It’s an amazing experience to be a part of these celebrations and it gives a photographer myriad opportunities to get some great images. No wonder some of the world’s most renowned photographers visit Barsana & Nandgaon to take part in the festivities and come away with some mind blowing images. Come join us for a celebration of colour!
Mathura – Barsana – Nandgaon – Mathura
3 nights 4 days
Ashish Chalapuram is an Information Technology professional based in Mumbai with a passion for photography. He is a member of the prestigious Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain and has won accolades in various international photography competitions. His work has also been published on various photography platforms. He likes to experiment with various genres of photography and is of the firm belief that mastering the art of photography is always in a state of ‘beta’ and there is always something more to learn to excel and reach the next level. In addition to photography, he is an avid traveler and loves to explore new places and cultures. He is associated with DCP as a Panel Expert and Strategy Consultant.Read more
Nearest airport is Agra, which is around 100 Kms aways. Take a taxi to reach Barsana.
The nearest major railway station is Mathura, which is about 45 Kms from Nandgaon. Connect with our customer service team to coordinate and plan your journey.
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Arrive at Mathura Railway Station. Please coordinate with our customer service team to plan your journey. Check into the hotel, freshen up, take some rest. After lunch, we will have a late afternoon visit to Radha Rani Temple, Barsana for ample photography opportunities.
Dinner & Overnight at hotel
We will have early morning breakfast & then depart for Barsana. We will have abundant opportunities for street Photography on the streets of Barsana. We will have lunch on the location. Today’s attraction is Lathmar Holi. The event is very colourful and photogenic with a lot of coloured water and powder being used on each other.
Return to hotel at sunset. Our mentor will review your images made during the day. Dinner & overnight at hotel
Early morning breakfast & depart for Nandgaon for a day full of some amazing street photography sessions. We will have lunch on location. We will also have photography sessions in Nandgaon temple to cover the festivities and Samaj.
Return to hotel. Our mentor will review your images made during the day. Dinner & overnight at hotel
Breakfast & check out. Depart for Mathura railway station
On field learning from the experts is said to be one of the best methods of improving your skillsets. Our Photography 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
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