INDIA PHOTO TOUR
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ITINERARY – to adventure…
Day 01: Delhi – January 14
We meet today at 5pm at reception. Pearce will offer you more information and confirm departure details for the next morning. Julia can book more accommodation as required, pre-tour. We include a welcome to India dinner tonight. (D)
Day 02: Delhi – January 15
After breakfast, we depart to visit Old Delhi & New Delhi.
Old Delhi pulses with energy and colour, the hustle and bustle of bazaars is laced by a maze of narrow lanes which twist and turn between tall, leaning houses full of the sights,sounds and aromas of the Indian sub-continent. New Delhi stands in formal splendour, like a lone entry guarding an outpost of a long-gone empire. It is a city of wide boulevards which offers ever changing perspectives of Lutyen’s landscaped city. Overnight at hotel Metropolitan. (B,L,D)
Day 03: Delhi / Agra – January 16
After breakfast, we drive to Agra (Approx. 5 hrs drive) and transfer to hotel Clarks Shiraz. Evening sunset visit to Taj Mahal.
The Taj Mahal: One of the wonders of the world, built by Emperor Shah Jehan in memory of his beloved consort Mumtaz Mahal, this beautiful musoleum is pure white marble and an architectural marvel. Construction of Taj begun in 1631 and was not completed until 1653. 20,000 people worked on the building. Overnight at Clarks Shiraz. (B,L,D)
Day 04: Agra – January 17
Early morning sunrise visit to Taj Mahal. The light is outstanding for a unique shoot of this iconic location. Pearce will maximise angles and offer on the spot help. After breakfast visit to Agra Fort.
Agra Fort: Built by Emperor Akbar, the maze of courtyards, mosques and private chambers of the fort echo the story of the Mughal Empire. Construction of massive Agra Fort begun by Emperor Akbar in 1565, and additions were made until the time of his grandson, Shah Jehan. While in Akbar’s time, the fort was principally a military structure, by Shah Jehan’s time the fort had become partially a palace. Afternoon visit to Mehtab Bagh (Moonlight garden) behind the Yamuna river for photo shoot behind the Taj. Overnight at Clarks Shiraz. (B,L,D)
Day 05: Agra / Bharatpur – January 18
After breakfast we drive to Bharatpur. Here Pearce will maximise street walks and exploring. The nature, colour and unique diverse imagery of the region will amaze you. Afternoon sightseeing drive to Bharatpur and check-in The Bagh.
Birding/Nature at Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary…
Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary: The marshes of Keoladeo, more popularly known as Bharatpur, were the private hunting reserve of the Maharajas of Bharatpur. It was developed in the late 19th century by creating small dams and bunds in an area of natural depress to collect rain water and by feeding it with an irrigation canal. Over the years the lakes attracted great numbers of waterfowl. Part of the park lies under water, the extent and volume depending on the intensity of the rains. It is also an excellent place to watch mammals like Golden Jackal, Striped Hyena, Fishing Cat, Jungle Cat, Nilgai , Sambar, Blackbuck and Wild Boar. Overnight at The Bagh. (B,L,D)
Day 06: Bharatpur / Jaipur – January 19
Morning includes another visit to Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary where Pearce will help you with great nature shoot, plus a village visit. A longer lens will…
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