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Encounters Photography Expeditions

In conjunction with Intrepid Travel of Australia

 

Rajasthan through the Lens 2010

7 Full Days of Travel, Photography and Activity plus arrival and departure days.

 

Price: £950

*See below for inclusions and Exclusions

 

Email wrightimages@hotmail.com for full Trip Notes

For an image gallery see: Rajasthan Gallery

 

 

Current Bookings for this trip: 12

Fully Booked 

 

 

 

 Dawn Portrait, Agra

‘Rajasthan through the Lens’ is a collaboration between photographer Ian Wright ARPS, based in Exeter UK  and Intrepid Travel of Australia, the internationally recognised adventure travel company who carry 90,000 travellers a year to the most exciting destinations in the world.

Day 1       30th October  Delhi

Flights into Delhi from Kathmandu or from home country. Arrival Pick up

Evening Group Meeting at 6:00 pm

 

Day 2       31th October Delhi

After breakfast, Sight seeing and photography of Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb, Old Delhi, Jama Masjid. Transport by Metro and Private Vehicle.

A very full day  visiting three major historic sites and the old city. India's capital is an exciting, busy and at times, chaotic city. However, it is also one of the most interesting cities you'll ever come across. With historical sites from different eras, museums and galleries, shops and endless bazaars.

Old Delhi is fascinating and frenetic - the narrow alleyways and crowded shopping areas are full of potential street photographs. We also visit one of its most impressive buildings and Delhi's oldest mosque, the Jama Masjid. We join the crowds to walk in the bazaars of the old city, immersing in the noise and smells of the crowded narrow streets and alleys, where different areas specialise in different things, including festival paraphernalia, silk, copper, brass and spices.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delhi

http://www.delhicapital.com/monuments-in-delhi/qutub-minar.html

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en-GB&rlz=1T4ADBF_en-GBGB332GB334&q=Qutub+Minar&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=xuzES_jKJIr-0gTmj9XXDg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CDIQsAQwAA

 http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en-GB&rlz=1T4ADBF_en-GBGB332GB334&q=Humayun+Tomb&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=K-3ES_mrD5T20wT9mdSrAw&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCYQsAQwAA

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en-GB&rlz=1T4ADBF_en-GBGB332GB334&q=Jama+Masjid&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=fu3ES6L_NIWM0gTyh7jNDg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCsQsAQwAA

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en-GB&rlz=1T4ADBF_en-GBGB332GB334&q=Old+Delhi&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=w-3ES_bjKZ-I0wSZ9KzMDg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CDwQsAQwAw

 

 

 

Spice Market, Old Delhi

 

 

Day 3      1st November  Agra

Early start with jeep transport to Agra, stop en route at Mathura which is 40 miles north of Agra. Afternoon visit to the Red Fort and Taj Mahal. - the Taj Mahal. Built by Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his wife Mumtaz, this 'teardrop on the face of eternity', as it was described by Rabindranath Tagore, lives up to all expectations. We also visit Agra's Red Fort, built by Emperor Akbar in the 16th century. Afterwards, there is also an opportunity to see how handmade carpets are produced.

http://mathuravrindavan.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agra

http://agra-india.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Fort 

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en-GB&rlz=1T4ADBF_en-GBGB332GB334&q=Red+Fort+Agra&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=ZO_ES621Mo7w0wScrI3XDg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCsQsAQwAA 

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en-GB&rlz=1T4ADBF_en-GBGB332GB334&q=mathura+india&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=xO_ES6GwBoX00gTWqKnJDg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=5&ved=0CEEQsAQwBA 

http://www.delhigate.com/@delhi/places/agra.htm

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4       2nd November Agra- Fatehpursikri- Madhogarh

Early morning (sunrise) view of Taj from across river.  Travel to the middle of rural Rajasthan to Madhogarh via Fatepur Sikri by private jeep. Afternoon photographic walk around the village. We stay in a former fort, now converted into a beautiful heritage hotel – our base for three nights.

http://www.delhigate.com/@delhi/places/agra.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fatehpur_Sikrihttp://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en-GB&rlz=1T4ADBF_en-GBGB332GB334&q=fatehpur+sikri+agra&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=M_DES9XJHYuI0wSj6pDbDg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=5&ved=0CDwQsAQwBA

 

 

 

 

Days 5-6 3rd- 4th November  Madhogarh

These two days we explore the villagers, landscape and tribes of rural Rajasthan – splitting into two or three groups to avoid the issues of too many photographers working in close proximity. Programme organized by the local royal family.

 

http://www.travelblog.org/Asia/India/Rajasthan/Madhogarh/blog-36471.html

http://www.rajasthanunlimited.com/hotels/fortmadhogarh/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 7       5th November  Jaipur

After breakfast jeep transfer to Jaipur via Amber fort and stopping as opportunities arise.  Enjoy a photo stop at Hawa Mahal, check in at the hotel, evening movie. Crowning the crest of a hill, the fort palace at Amber was the former seat of the head of the Rajasthan state, and we spend time here photographing at own pace. Jaipur, a friendly and busy town, with palaces and bazaars full of jewellery, textiles and folk-based arts, is a firm favourite with travellers. While here, we'll walk to India's most-photographed building after the Taj Mahal, the Hawa Mahal or 'Palace of the Winds'.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amber_Fort

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaipur

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en-GB&rlz=1T4ADBF_en-GBGB332GB334&q=amber+fort+jaipur&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=aPHES5GQBZHw0wT0obTVDg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=5&ved=0CD0QsAQwBA

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawa_Mahal

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en-GB&rlz=1T4ADBF_en-GBGB332GB334&q=hawa+mahal+jaipur&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=tvHES6WzNI2i0gTCzPHLDg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=5&ved=0CD8QsAQwBA

 


Day 8         6th November  Jaipur-Delhi

After breakfast enjoy sightseeing of the City palace and observatory. The rest of the day is free for personal photography in the city (full of pilgrims)  until the evening/overnight  train to Delhi.

 

Day 9       7th November  Delhi    Departure day

There will be 3 day rooms available in the hotel until 12:00 noon.

 

 

Included

 

Intrepid leader to accompany the group throughout.

Accommodation – Hotels/heritage properties (7 nts), overnight train (1 nt)

Meals – 7 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch and 2 Dinners

Allow £100 max  for meals not included.

Activities – Delhi: sightseeing including Qutub Minar, Humayun's Tomb, Old Delhi, Jama Masjid (Mosque), Karim's Lunch.

Agra: Red Fort and Taj Mahal

Jaipur: Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, Bollywood movie, City Palace

Plus complimentary group airport transfers- roundtrip airport to hotel transfers on a group basis. Individual transfers at an additional cost.

Trip notes, including the itinerary and trip map on receiving payment in

Access to country specific pre-departure information;

Operation of the above itinerary

 

Exclusions

 

International Flights

Visa fees – each member of the group must carry a valid passport (valid for at least 6 months beyond the duration of your trip) and have obtained the appropriate visas

Other meals not mentioned on the itinerary

Travel insurance (compulsory) - Please also note that comprehensive medical and travel insurance is compulsory for all Intrepid travellers. You will need to give the policy number to your leader on Day 1.

Tips, personal telephone charges….

Entrance fee during free time

Medical advice - Please refer to your GP or local travel clinic for up to date travel health advice for the area(s) you are visiting.

 

 

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