Day 1 – Delhi (D)
You will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel. After freshening up you will meet the other guests and your tour leaders. After a brief orientation meeting and discussing each person’s photography goals, we will enjoy our first dinner together.
Day 2 – Delhi (B, L, D)
Our first day starts with an early morning visit to one of the largest mosques in India, the Jama Masjid. Completed in 1656, it’s courtyard can accommodate 25,000 people. After photographing the mosque we will take a walk through Old Delhi’s narrow and winding roads which are perfect for practicing street photography. We will continue our walk towards the Spice Market stopping for lunch along the way. After a leisurely lunch, we will make our way to the Red Fort where we will photograph some models in the late afternoon light. Our day will end with a delicious meal in Old Delhi.
Day 3 – Delhi => Mathura / Vrindavan (B, L, D)
Today we will depart Delhi by train on the ‘Shatabdi Express’ to Mathura. Indian railway stations offer a fascinating photography opportunity and a kaleidoscope of ever-changing human drama. After arriving at Mathura Junction you will be met for a transfer to Vrindavan. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Day 4 – Mathura / Vrindavan (B, L, D)
Today we begin with some city sightseeing. You will see Bankey Bihari temple – one of the holiest temples of Lord Krishna in India. Vrindavan town stands on the original forest of Vrindavan where the Hindu deity Krishna spent his childhood, on the banks of the Yamuna river. Numerous events are said to have occurred here: this is where Krishna did the divine dance with Gopis (Maharaas), and spread the message of divine love with his lover Radha.
In the evening we attend Holika Dahan. Holika Dahanis is a great ritual of the Hindu religion during Holi festival. It is a tradition which celebrates the Holika death and Prahlad safety with the ceremony known as Holika Dahan. This ceremony is held according to the Muhurt by Hindu calendar which specifically falls the night before Holi.
Day 5 – Mathura (Holi Festival) (B, L, D)
We start with the Holi Celebration in Dwarkadheesh Temple. Holi is celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm all over the country but Holi in Braj is especially famous all over India for its unique celebration. Braj is a historical region which covers Mathura and Vrindavan. In the afternoon we see Hauranga Holi. It is on the Ghats of Vrindavan – the birthplace of Krishna where Holi is celebrated in the wildest, yet colourful and sane revelry. With sticks, shields, colours and canons of water, Holi celebration here is a must-see experience.
Day 6 – Mathura => Agra (B, L, D)
Baladev Dauji Temple is a famous Hindu Temple located in Mathura. This temple is dedicated to Lord Balarama. The deity which is established by Vajranabha has huge eyes and is black in colour. In the afternoon we depart by private vehicle to Agra. In the evening we photograph the Taj Mahal at sunset.
Day 7 – Agra => Jaipur (B, L, D)
We start the day with another trip to the Taj Mahal – this time for sunrise. Then, late morning we depart Agra and make the drive to Jaipur. After stopping for lunch we visit Jal Mahal, the Water Palace, to photograph it at sunset.
Day 8 – Jaipur (B, L, D)
This morning we proceed to visit the ancient capital of Amber to see the fabulous Amber Fort. Later we visit Panna Meena Kund; a historic stepwell and rainwater catchment known for its picturesque, symmetrical stairways. After we lunch explore the famous shopping markets of Jaipur such as Johari Bazaar, Tripolia and Chand Pol Bazaars. Jaipur is truly a shopper’s paradise. The spot for this evening will be from Fort Nahargarth.
Day 9 – Jaipur => Jodhpur (B, L, D)
This morning we make the drive to Jodhpur. Then in the afternoon, we enjoy a walk in Jodhpur’s bazaars for some local flavour. Experience the rich, ethnic, diverse and extremely colourful life of the city, strolling its busy market streets, touring pavement stalls and discovering a whole new world of rustic glamour and ethnic finery.
Day 10 – Jodhpur (B, L, D)
We start our day with a visit to Mehrangarh Fort, situated on a steep hill. Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in India. The beauty and the grandeur of numerous palaces in the fort narrate a saga of hard sandstones yielding to the chisels of skilled Jodhpuri sculptures. Inside the fort, there is a series of courtyards and palaces. We then proceed for Blue City Walking Tour. In this walking tour, we dive deep into the heart of Jodhpur to discover the lesser known treasures of this enchanting city. Learn about legends from the past, peep into the life of locals, meet and interact with the city’s residents and wander through narrow alleyways dotted with Indigo coloured houses. Finally, visit Jaswant Thada.
Day 11 – Jodhpur => Udaipur (B, L, D)
After arriving in Udaipur, we head to Lake Pichola to photograph the City Palace as evening arrives and the Palace becomes illuminated. We will enjoy a delicious dinner before retiring back to our hotel.
Day 12 – Udaipur (B, L, D)
The morning you have some free time to relax or enjoy the hotel facilities such as the swimming pool. In the afternoon we explore the ghats of Udaipur and Jagdish Temple. Jagdish Temple is a large Hindu temple in the middle of Udaipur, just outside the royal palace. It has been in continuous worship since 1651.
Day 13 – Udaipur => Delhi (B, L, D)
After an optional sunrise shoot and some time to explore the city, we will pack our bags and catch a flight to Delhi.
Day 14 – End Of Tour (B)
Sadly, your tour comes to an end. After checking out from the hotel you’ll be transferred to the airport to catch your flight.