Rajasthan Cultural Travel Photography Tour
Please read carefully before booking: Go on the website for further details www.SapnaSharma.com
Rajasthan-born, London photographer, Sapna Dhandh-Sharma of SDS Photography is offering this one-of-its-kind experience of Rajasthan.
(1-day and 2-days Agra and Bagru extension available. Check on the website www.sapnasharma.com)
SDS Photography is teaming up with its sister company V Care Tours, Jaipur, that has been successfully running tours to India for the last 18 years.
“Cultural Immersion Photography Journey” – is a London-Jaipur joint venture, put together for the discerning traveller-photographer.
It combines photography with the opportunity to immerse in the culture of the place because of the host’s innate knowledge of the region, its dialect and the traditions.
Born and bred in Rajasthan, she’s lived in London since 1991, frequently travelling to India, documenting the region.
Book for March 2020 now (February 2020 fully booked)
Read the following for the highlights of the journey and the entire itinerary and the costs:
the largest state in India
culturally and traditionally vibrant
desert state, with camel, sand and lots of colour
home to the Aravalli Mountains – the oldest and longest fold mountains in the world
land of the maharajas, beautiful palaces, havelis, forts and temples
with Hindu (Rajput) and Mughal architecture in perfect harmony and juxtaposition
land of numerous famous warriors who have left their mark on the region
place of Makrana marble and the famous blue pottery
has very colourfully attired people
Indigo dyeing and bandhani textile at the heart of the tradition
has ghoomar dance with hypnotic desert music
home of the gypsies, the original wandering desert tribe
with some of the oldest and steepest step-wells in the world
photographers’ haven – ideal place for street, portrait, landscape and historical photography
Holi – Festival of Colour: (included in the March 2020 trip)
a very significant festival in Hinduism that is enjoyed by all faiths across India
celebrated over two-days (one for prayer, the second day for celebration)
people get-together and celebrate by throwing harmless powdered colours on each other
water guns are used to add to the fun
community spirit is enjoyed at Holi time
a few hours car’s drive from Jaipur
the land of the world-famous heavenly Taj Mahal – UNESCO’s one of the top seven wonders of the world.
several another monuments in Islamic architecture
loads of photography opportunity
Bagru 1-day workshop:
a place for those who want to see the process of vegetable dyeing and block printing by the traditional Chhippa community
community of textile printers, using vegetable dyes
workshops run to show the process
all participants get to print their own scarf (material provided)
plenty of street photography opportunity in the village
enjoy simple meal cooked by the host Chhippa family
9-days, 10-days and 11-days trip – Starts and ends at Jaipur (Sanganer International Airport).
Travellers are expected to have some knowledge of using their cameras. There will be ongoing advice on travel photography.
*The following prices are based on twin-sharing basis:
(Minimum 6 people, maximum 10)
9-day trip – £1495
Extension Agra: £195 (extra)
Extension Agra + Bagru: £330 (extra)
Those who are not travelling with a partner, or are simply not comfortable about sharing a room, and would like their own room, can pay extra for having an individual room at an extra cost.
Extra cost for non-sharing rooms: To be added to the price above.
9-day trip – £450 (extra)
10-day trip – £500 (extra)
11-day trip – £550 (extra)
There are no hidden costs. If there is any extra requirement, please do email us.
What is included in the price:
9-day Twin-Sharing Accommodation at heritage hotels in Jaipur and Mandawa (Individual rooms available at extra cost)
3 dinners for 9-day trip and 4 dinners for 11-day trip (Days 1, 6, 8 and 11) (The 9th day day dinner and drinks party by the host)
1 lunch – (Day 11) – Home meal by the family of textile printers at Bagru
Taxes (inter-and-intra-state travel poll, monuments’ entry fee for persons)
Air-conditioned Mini Van with chilled drinking water facility
Car travel within the itinerary
Photography tips and rules
Not included in the price: Flights, insurance, visas, camera gears, tips to the subjects you photograph, tips to the waiters when you buy your meals, fee for carrying tripods or other accessories inside famous monuments.
Payment: TransferWise (for non-UK clients). Electronic Transfer (UK clients). Email for payment details.
No refunds as we book in advance for the hotel, guides, car or van hire, and the workshop. So please be completely certain before making the payment.
Flights should be booked by you as soon as possible as they become pricier if left too late.
Any internal flights or journey is the guest’s own responsibility. But any advice needed for that is on offer.
Please get yourself travel (medical including) insurance.
Host takes no responsibility for any lost items, or any other expenses occurred to due to the guest’s negligence.
Guests to bring comfortable clothing and shoes to walk. You will not need any waterproof clothing at this time of the year. But, protective footwear is advisable. A warm jacket or jumper and scarves for cooler nights will be good. Please email for further information.
Every attempt will be made to make the stay as comfortable as possible, provide clean water and food, clean accommodation, plus advice and guidance.
Host speaks the dialect of the region + English fluently, so you will not never an interpreter