An overnight tour to Jejuri. This place is famous for Lord Khandoba, a folk deity of 9th century.
Jejuri is a small town about 60 kms from Pune city. The place is famous for Lord Khandoba, a folk deity of 9th century. Lord Khadoba temple in Jejuri is the most popular place where he is worshipped though there are more temples in Maharashtra and Karnataka. During Somvati Amavarsya, which is a new-moon day that falls on a Monday, a huge festival is organized in Jejuri Khandoba temple. The name “Sonyachi Jejuri” (meaning Golden Jejuri) comes from the golden hue of the turmeric play that happens during the festival. Large amounts of Turmeric powder are thrown in and around the temple on that day. Devotees bathe in yellow colour and the entire thing is a great photographic opportunity for a travel photographer. Not only turmeric festival, but also many other religious and ritual acts like self-torture are practiced during the festival. A palakhi (palanquin) procession of Khandoba and Mhalsa’s images is conducted through the temples in Jejuri and Khandoba is brought back to his temple before the end of Amavasya.
1 Night 2 Days
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Reach Mumbai International Airport. Coordinate with us to reach the pickup point. Our journey starts early morning,Take the cab to pick up point.
Mumbai is well connected by train. Coordinate with us to reach the pickup point. Our journey starts early morning,Take the cab to pick up point.
Our journey starts early morning,Take the cab to pick up point.
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We will start from Mumbai(Dadar) early in the morning at around 7 am. We will have breakfast enroute and reach Jejuri by 1 pm approximately. Check in, get fresh and join for lunch. At 4pm we will visit the temple for the pre festival activities, locals paying tribute to thier Deity Lord Khandoba in the temple. We will be there till 8pm and come back to our stay. After dinner, we will have a brief about the next day event.
Today we will be at the temple throughout the day, from early morning to afternoon. We will get ample of opportunities of capturing the festival on day 2. Our mentor will be handholding you on technical know-hows, will help making better compositions on field and also by creating best of the photo opportunities. We will be back to the hotel by 12 noon. Check out and start our return journey to Mumbai.
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 11,500 per head inclusive of all taxes
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