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Location

Varanasi

Duration

4D/3N

22,500 25,001

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22,500₹ 25,001

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Overview

3 nights and 4 days of Guided Photography tour to Varanasi (Dev-Deepawali)

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About The Tour

Discover and experience Culture – Architecture – Mythology – History – Holy River Ganga - Arts & Crafts – Ethnic groups – Spiritualism – Customs & Rituals in the culture capital of India, VARANASI. Varanasi, the oldest city of the world is more than 3000 years old and it is known for temples, spiritualism, rituals, culture and deep rooted Indian traditions. This holy city, situated on the banks of river Ganga is also called as Benaras and Kashi, the city of Moksha for Hindus. In Hinduism, it is the belief that those who die and are cremated here get a pathway to liberation from the cycle of re-births. There is a touch of varansi in the lives of great personalities like Tulsi Das, Shankaracharaya, Mahavira and Guatama Buddha.

The words of Mark Twain, "Varanasi is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all of them put together”. The best opportunity for the photo freaks; This workshop is specially crafted to give a memorable experience for the participants to feel and capture the images of various ghats, embankments where ritual ablutions are performed, streets, temples and the rich culture, which is not witnessed anywhere else in the world. The participants will have a life time experience to come back with striking and dazzling images of this cultural capital of India.

Dev Deepawali is celebrated two weeks after Deepawali, on the evening of Karthik Poornima. It is a magnificent display of lamps along the line of steps leading to Ganga. The long line of oil lamps along the bank of Ganga and fireworks lighting up the sky all add up to a magical atmosphere of Dev Deepawali. It is an experience you will not forget. Join the team this year for an amazing photographic experience.

Quick Information

Route:

Varanasi

Start Point:

Varanasi

Duration:

3 Nights 4 Days

End Point:

Varanasi

Inclusions

  • 3 nights and 4 days Travel photography tour 
  • Hand on training by DCP Expert Mentor for 4 days.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights and 4 days.
  • Meals during the stay.
  • All park charges, entry fee etc.

Experts

How To Reach

You can fly to Varanasi airport.  

You can reach to Varanasi Station.

Take a cab and reach to Varanasi.

Getting Ready

Things to carry:

  • Wide angle lens
  • Tele / zoom lens for candids and portraits
  • Carry fully charged batteries for your camera / flash.
  • Carry battery charger. Carry extra pack of camera batteries.
  • Carry backup memory cards / HDD storage drives, Laptop.
  • Carrying a Tripod for the sanctuary
  • Carry a big towel / cloth to protect your gear from dust.
  • Carry a big cloth / bandanna / scarf to protect you from dust.
  • It is advisable to carry basic first aid along with you.

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

Itinerary

All participants are requested to reach our hotel before 12 pm. After you check-in in your rooms and freshen up, we will have a short introduction session along with some information regarding the tour followed by lunch. Relax for some time in your rooms. This is the day of Dev Deepawali, one of the holiest days in the Hindu calendar. We will start our evening session early to capture the preparation of the main event of Dev Deepawali at the ghats followed by the evening session of the beautiful ghats lit up with the color full diyas and lights.

The day starts early. We will go to the main bathing ghats today and then to the Manikarnika ghat and return via the famous lanes of old Kashi which are beautifully painted, will have our breakfast on the way. We will return by 11 am. We will have a review of the pictures by our mentor followed by lunch. We start again at 4 pm to the ghats for some more great photo opportunities.

We leave early today to witness and capture the Famous morning Ganga Arti at Assi Ghat , return we will walk around the ghats also covering the Akhada at Tulsi Ghat  and walk around the ghats till about 10am am. We will have breakfast on the way, we will leave for Ghats (or go to Kashi Vishwanath temple) and then later for Ganga Arati for some amazing photography opportunities. Later after Dinner we will have a review session.

Morning we will have a session starting early till 9am and return back to our hotel and we check out and the tour ends with the lovely memories captured from Varanasi and Dev Deepawali.


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

  • How to approach people in the events
  • Different modes of shooting (Av / A, Tv/ S, M and P)
  • Exposure control in field under difficult light conditions
  • Mastering metering techniques (Spot, partial, center weighted, evaluative)
  • Framing and composition in the field
  • Ethics in Streets and Travel

Package Cost

Rs 22500 per head inclusive of all taxes

Cost includes

  • Accommodation for 3 nights and 4 days.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the stay.
  • All entry fee etc.
  • DCP photography expert for 4 days.
  • All Taxes and service charges.

Cost does not include:

  • Mumbai - Varanasi Travel.
  • Varanasi - Mumbai Travel.
  • Camera-fee if any
  • Mineral Water, Soft Drinks, Laundry Charges, Phone Calls, Tips etc.
  • Any kind of insurance, Medical or/and Emergency Charges.
  • Any extra meals not included in the above itinerary.

Map

Varanasi


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.



Reviews

5   1 Ratings & 1 Reviews

Enjoyed the tour with very useful guidance from Mr. Pankaj Nardana.

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  • BIGNANANANDA DUTTA
  • 4, Dec 2023 03:01:25 pm