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Location

Udaipur

Duration

3D/2N

30,000 35,000

30,000₹ 35,000

Overview

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. 

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About The Tour

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.

Quick Information

Route:

Jawai Bandh - Bera - Jawai Bandh

Start Point:

Jawai Bandh

Duration:

2 nights 3 days

End Point:

Jawai Bandh

Inclusions

  • 4 leopard safaris at Bera
  • Photography of birds and crocodiles at the lakes
  • Pick up and drop from Jawai Bandh Railway Station
  • Accommodation for 2 nights and 3 days
  • Meals as mentioned for 2 nights and 3 days
  • All park charges, entry fees, jeep charges, guide charges etc
  • DCP Masterclass Mentor

Experts

How To Reach

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. 

Getting Ready

Things to carry:

  • Telephoto lenses – preferably 500 mm or above
  • Zoom lenses – for the flexibility that it offers for unanticipated circumstances
  • Wide angle lenses for opportunities of landscape photography
  • 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
  • Bean Bag (stuff with Bajra or thermacol or Rice).
  • Carry a big towel / cloth to protect your gear from dust
  • Carry a big cloth / bandanna / scarf to protect you from the dust
  • Body Warmer for the chilly early mornings.
  • Sun screens are very important
  • It is advisable to carry basic first aid along with you.
  • Please carry Odomos to keep you protected from mosquito bites.
  • Carry a pair of good binoculars

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

Itinerary

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.


Field Learnings

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

  1. How to approach Wildlife in the field
  2. Different modes of shooting (Av / A, Tv / S, M and P)
  3. Exposure control in field under difficult light conditions
  4. Mastering metering techniques (Spot, partial, center weighted, evaluative)
  5. Mastering auto focus, focusing points, AF locking and focus tracking for moving subjects
  6. How to get sharp images of moving subjectså
  7. Framing and composition in the field
  8. Ethics in Wildlife Photography

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

  1. RAW files processing
  2. Histogram and exposure control
  3. Colour correction methods
  4. Cropping and image resizing
  5. Sharpening, cloning, dodging and burning
  6. Noise reduction
  7. Composition

Package Cost

Rs 30,000 per head inclusive of all taxes (Ex Jawai Bandh)
*To know charges for foreign nationals please write to info@dcpexpeditions.com

Cost includes

  1. Pick up and drop from Jawai Bandh Railway Station
  2. Accommodation for 2 nights and 3 days
  3. Meals as mentioned for 2 nights and 3 days
  4. All park charges, entry fees, jeep charges, guide charges etc
  5. Photography teaching by DCP Wildlife Photography expert.
  6. All Taxes and service charges.

Cost does not include:

  1. Travel from Mumbai / Delhi – Jawai Bandh – Mumbai / Delhi
  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

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.


Map

Bera, Rajasthan


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 us on info@dcpexpeditions.com as it is subject to availability.



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