2 nights 3 days Wildlife Photography Masterclass Expedition at Bera. The tour involves 4 safaris with 2 exclusive jeeps and 4 photographers in each jeep.
BERA is a small village situated in the Aravali region of Rajasthan, hardly visible in a map, very close to Mount Abu Hill station. Little known to the world even a few years back, the village is today, a Wildlife photography hot spot. Star attraction - Indian Leopard (Panthera pardus), called panther by the locals. The Leopards are commonly found in open degraded forest areas and open rocky terrains, adjoining the village itself thus etching your Leopard photography experience as a lifetime memory. Many of the villagers, having been guides for the British hunters, are experienced trackers & know their Cats very well. And since there is only one type of Tree called “Khejri” or “Sangri” in this area, leopard sightings are highly rewarding.
The Jawai Dam is one of the largest man made dams of Western Rajasthan, built by the Maharaja Umaid Singh of Jodhpur. It is also a Marsh Crocodile Sanctuary where you can see more than 15 crocodiles basking at a single spot, if lucky. In spite of the hostile terrain & extreme climates, Bera is an abode for various ungulates, including the “Neel Gai” or Blue Bull. On a clear night, one can spot various animals, herbivores & carnivores, during the night safari at the banks of the Jawai Dam itself. Bird life of Bera is also simply outstanding. Spending a few hours near few of the lakes and smaller water bodies can be highly rewarding. Come join us at the very thrilling DCP Leopard photography camp at Bera.
Jawai Bandh - Bera - Jawai Bandh
2 nights 3 days
Soumabrata Moulick is a passionate wildlife photographer and nature enthusiast. Primarily interested in behavioral and conservation photography, he believes that knowledge should be shared with no holds barred and has a flair for teaching. An engineer by profession, he left his high paying full time job to devote all his time and devotion to the observation, study and documentation of nature and wildlife. His work has been published and acknowledged in various national and some of the most renowned international platforms. He is today a successful conservation photographer and contributes enormously towards the conservation of fast vanishing natural wonders. Som (as we call him lovingly) is a full time Masterclass Mentor with team DCP, taking Wildlife Photography to its next orbit.Read more
Reach Udaipur airport. Take a cab to Bera, which is around 140 kms from Udaipur.
Reach Jawai Bandh railway station. We will arrange pickup from Jawai Bandh Railway Station at 12:30 pm.
You can take a cab from Udaipur to Bera, which is around 140 kms from Udaipur.
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Pickup from Jawai Bandh Railway Station at 12:30 pm. On the way to our resort Castle Bera, we will be halting at the Jawai Bandh Dam for viewing crocodiles & some migratory birds. Proceed to the resort and check-in to the rooms. After a late lunch at about 2:30, spend some time in the village and get the feel of the ethnic culture & also the rural feel.
Leave for the Leopard Safari at 4:45 pm in open jeeps. Each Safari may last for approximately 3 hours. Chances of sighting of a leopard is extremely high. The trackers who accompany you in the jeep are excellent in their job and can track leopards from several meters away on hilly terrains. Return to resort after the safari and join the group at the dinner table.
Meals: Lunch, Evening Tea/Snacks & Dinner
Bed Tea at 05:30 am. Leave for an early morning Leopard safari. Track leopards in the hilly terrain for approximately 2 hours and as sun goes up, we return to the resort. The lakes on the way also offer excellent opportunity of photographing Crocodiles from close quarters. This is the best place for getting various migratory birds. Return to resort for breakfast by 10:00 am. Lunch at 1:00 pm and have some leisure time to go around the village and visit the old temples. Leave for the Leopard Safari at 4:45 pm in open jeeps. Return to resort after the safari and join for Dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Tea/Snacks & Dinner
Bed Tea at 05:30 am. Leave for early morning Leopard safari for about 2 hours and then move to some of the smaller water bodies of the village. Do bird photography and then return to resort for lunch. Check out post lunch & leave resort by around 3:00 pm. Halt at Jawai Bandh for some sightings or Landscapes.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
On field learning from the experts is said to be one of the best methods of improving your skillsets. Our Wildlife 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
Image processing workshop
To maximize and complete your photographic learning, join our evening session of informal discussions on digital image processing. Our Expert will work on few of his own images or a few of yours (which you have clicked during the day) and demonstrate various techniques of image processing to give a final shape to your artwork. The following will be discussed
Rs 36,000 per head inclusive of all taxes (Ex Jawai Bandh)
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Please take a note that sighting of a Leopard and / or a good photography opportunity to capture it in an ideal frame is a matter of luck. Though the possibility of sighting is high but it can never be guaranteed in the wild.
Bera, Rajasthan23.663888367919274 73.76977661065419
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