Tour: Rajasthan, Taj & Varanasi

15 Days (full tour): 16 - 30 Nov 2020

13 days (excl. Varanasi): 16 - 28 Nov 2020

11 days (excl. Udaipur & Varanasi): 18 - 28 Nov 2020

Incl: Pushkar Camel Fair & Tiger Safari

Tour Summary

A 15 day tour, with 13 and 11 day options, starting in the beautiful city of Udaipur known as both, the 'Venice of India' as it sits on a lake, and the 'White City' due to it's pristine white buildings. We then move on to the 'Blue City' of Jodhpur, where we visit the charming gift shop of the charity we are supporting on this tour, as well as the mighty Mehrangarh Fort and the indigo houses of the old town. From Jodhpur we enter the desert terrain of the Pushkar Camel Festival, where traders arrive with their prized camels and Marwari horses, unique to the region and distinguished by their inward turning ears. Whilst in Pushkar, which is considered a holy city by Hindus, we will also visit Pushkar Lake, where Hindus perform cleansing rituals and prayers, particularly during this time of the year, when Diwali or the 'festival of light' is being held. From Pushkar we move onto the bustling Jaipur, known as the 'Pink City' with it's semi submerged Jal Mahal (water palace), impressive Amber Fort, Intricate pink stoned Hawa Mahal and a fascinating astrological park. We then journey to Ranthambore nature reserve for chance to spot a tiger in the former hunting grounds of the Maharaja of Jaipur. From Ranthambore it's onto the Taj Mahal for a sunrise capture of the iconic Taj Mahal, before transferring to one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, Varanasi, where hundreds of lit candles line the banks of the Ganges, for one night a year only, making this the most memorable time visit. Whilst in Varanasi, we also take both a sunset and sunrise boat ride, as well as visit Sarnath, a Buddhist pilgrimage site, said to be where Buddha gave his first sermon. The tour ends with a farewell dinner in Varanasi, before guests depart for their onward bound journeys the following day. For more detailed info click itinerary button below.

 

Who are these tours for?:

These tours are suitable for all those who enjoy travelling and taking photographs. Whether you are a photography enthusiast looking for a tour built around maximising photographic opportunities and arriving before the crowds or a travel enthusiast, who has previously felt your photographs didn’t reflect your experience and are interested in exploring photography to enhance your travel ventures.

 

Type of tour:

These tours are a combination of a culturally immersive and a photo-centric tour, which will not only take you to key sites, but also for walks through local markets, historical districts and artisan communities to give you a sense of history and local life. For photography enthusiasts they cover a broad range of subjects within a compact time frame, including street photography, environmental portraiture, traditional architecture, wildlife and landscapes.

Photography intro (optional): 

For beginners who currently photograph using the auto-settings on their camera and are not digitally processing their images, an intro to photographing in semi-manual mode (aperture priority) and digitally processing photographs using Lightroom software is available. The format will be dependant on group size, face to face during the tour for  larger groups and online for bespoke or smaller groups.

 

Maximum group size: 8

 

What's included

Accommodation (incl. breakfast); All entrance and day excursion fees; Land transportation, driver, local guide and for groups over 4 a second EPT Guide.

 

Premium Accommodation

The accommodation level of this tour is a premium standard, with mainly 4 - 5 star hotels where available, and good 3 star where unavailable. We run a responsible travel policy and prioritise booking locally run or Indian owned accommodation, where ever possible. 

 

 

Not included

International and internal flights to and from the arrival and departure city. Meals and drinks outside of breakfast, visa applications, criteria not listed under 'what's included'.

 

Physical level

These tours are relatively fast paced to ensure you experience the highlights of each region, with an average stopover of 2 nights. If you are uncertain about its suitability, we advise reading the itinerary before booking. As quick guidance, so long as you enjoy being active on holiday and taking photographs, you will revel in the visual extravaganza and cultural stimulation of these tours. 

 

10% Discount Offer:

11 Day Tour

18 - 28 Nov 2020

(excl. Varanasi & Udaipur)

Hotel Standard: 3-5 Star

Solo Rate: £2089* (own room)

List price £2321 | Saving: £232

Shared Rate: £1772* (min 2)

List price: £1969 | Saving: £197

*Secure place with 25% deposit Solo: £686

Shared:£582 balance payable 28 Aug 2019

 

10% Discount Offer:

13 Day Tour

16 - 28 Nov 2020

(excl. Varanasi)

Hotel Standard: 3-5 Star

Solo Rate: £2469* (own room)

List price £2743 | Saving: £274

Shared Rate: £2094* (min 2)

List price: £2327 | Saving: £233

*Secure place with 25% deposit Solo: £686

Shared:£582 balance payable 28 Aug 2019

10% Discount Offer:

15 Day Tour

16 - 30 Nov 2020

(full tour)

Hotel Standard: 3-5 Star 

Solo Rate: £2853* (own room)

List price £3170 | Saving: £317

Shared Rate: £2421* (min 2)

List price: £2690 | Saving: £269

*Secure place with 25% deposit Solo: £793 

Shared: £673 balance payable 28 Aug 2019

 

No obligation registration 

We offer a 2 step no obligation registration process. Step 1 submit the online registration form by clicking the 'Register' button. Following submission, you will receive a final confirmation form, which you can choose to confirm or opt out of.

 

If the dates don't suit how about a tailor-made tour?

We can schedule this tour with a local guide to dates that are convenient for you and shorten or lengthen the itinerary based on your availability and the locations you wish to visit.

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