SHOOT, SLEEP, EAT & REPEAT

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Best Season

October - March

Grade

Gentle

Duration

13 days

12 – 15 Persons

Focus: Photography, Food & Relaxation
 

Avg. Temps: 25 – 28 Degrees Celsius
 

Overview

The very essence of this trip is to let you follow your instinct & passion & set your own path at your own pace. As travel hosts who have been witness to some of the extraordinary photography expeditions in India, we shall endeavour to facilitate a program that lets you reach the summits of your satisfaction & the cravings of the inquisitive lens eager to see the uncanny & the unseen; shots that are insightful, inspiring & a delight to the naked eye. Apart from showcasing the usual sights, this trip shall enrich you with pickings not so frequented by tourists setting foot in India; you would have ample opportunities & time at your disposal aided by a professional guide to fulfill your coveted desire of capturing the Best of India in its entirety.

Mobile: +91 9899238167

Mail: info@banjaaray.com

MAJOR INCLUSIONS

  • TRANSPORTATION INCLUDED YES
  • BREAKFAST INCLUDED YES
  • ALL MONUMENTS TICKETS YES
  • HOTELS 4 / 5 STAR INCLUDED YES
  • GUIDE / ESCORT INCLUDED YES

DAY WISE ITINERARY

DAY 01 ARRIVAL IN DELHI

You arrive today on your own, We shall meet with you at the airport exit, assist you to the waiting coach. exchange pleasantries & escort you to the hotel. You check in assisted by our duty officer in completing the security & other formalities.

Rest of the day is at leisure. In the early evening by 5Pm, you shall have an orientation/briefing by the guide for the trip that shall last an hour or so. Later you assemble for a welcome Dinner at the hotel restaurant. Retire for the overnight stay.

Hotel: TBA

Meals Provided Today: Welcome Dinner at the hotel

DAY 02 DELHI (Beginning of Photographic Pursuits/Mini Food Trails Special)

You would have been adequately briefed by the tour Guide on today’s fixtures in the previous evening’s briefing. For the sake of convenience & professional guidance, we recommend the following sites:

Red Fort 2) Rickshaw Ride in Old Delhi 3) Sheesh Ganj Gurudwara 4) Spice Market 5) Lunch at Local restaurant
Evening free & at leisure

Hotel: TBA

Meals Provided Today: Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at the Local restaurant.

DAY 03 DELHI (The Trip Continues....)

Accompanied by the tour Guide, you carry on site hopping today at a leisurely pace. You may like to explore some of the spots early in the morning at Sunrise & few later in the evening. We recommend the following places/activities for today:

Humayun’s Tomb 2) Nizammuddin Dargah 3) Foodie Tour 4) Jama Mosque
FOODIES WALK (Substitute for Lunch)

Duration: 2 Hours approx.

Number Of dishes included: 11-14 dishes from 6-8 food joints. All snacks and desserts equivalent to one meal;

Places covered: Chawri Bazaar and a few other streets in Old Delhi

Meeting point: Gate 3 of Jama Masjid.

Drop off point: Chawri Bazaar Metro station.

Overview

This is a quick food walk through Chawri Bazaar, a street which has the best street food from some of the oldest street food places in Delhi. It is a great choice for foodies who want to taste as many street food dishes as possible in shortest amount of time. This food walk takes you to 7-8 different food joints, most of them family owned business for multiple generations and you can expect to taste up to 11-14 different dishes in just 2 hours. You will taste mouth watering Indian snacks like Kachoris, kulfi, chaat, aaloo tikki, kheer and a few other local and international delicacies cooked in a typical Delhi style.

Optional Tours

Lotus Temple ( Closed on Monday) 2) Qutab Minar (Entrance fee of $9 per person)
Hotel: TBA

Meals Provided Today: Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch on the Food Trail

DAY 04 DELHI – AGRA (240 KMS, 3-4 Hrs, Drive on Super Expressway, See Taj Mahal at Sunset)

A quick Sunrise time walk & photo shoot in the morning (Optional) is followed by breakfast at the hotel. You pack up your belongings & check out from the hotel for a marvelous drive on the Delhi –Agra expressway traversing the national capital region of Noida & unfolding straight like an arrow through the vast agricultural fields on both the sides. You may stop at a midway cafe for stretching your legs & enjoying a cup of coffee/lunch before continuing with your road journey to Agra.

Upon arrival in Agra, you drive straight to your hotel for checking in. We recommend visiting the Wonderful Taj at Sunset time today after having rested a while at your hotel on arrival. Retire for the night at the hotel.

Major Activities Today: Sunrise Shoot in Delhi (Optional); 2) Lunch at a highway eatery 3) Taj at Sunset from across the River

Hotel: TBA

Meals Provided Today: Breakfast & Dinner at the hotel, Lunch/Snacks on the Drive

DAY 05 AGRA (Sunrise visit to Taj)

This day we recommend an early morning visit to the Taj. Avoid queuing at the gate like most of the curious visitors do. Walk your way into the awesome edifice & the arena only after the crowd has breezed past. This is the Taj Mahal for you ladies & gentlemen.

The monument that continues to mystify the world with its sheer grandeur & beauty’ Built in white marble over 20 years by over 20K artisans & workers employed by the then Mughal emperor Shajahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, this pristine monument of Love, admiration & devotion is one of the grandest wonders of the world; A perfect place to rekindle your own love for your beloved.

You return to hotel for breakfast. Relax a while before setting out for a photo shoot at the little taj close by. Later you may walk in the narrow lanes & by lanes of Agra including Sadar Bazaar where you would find tanners, workers, shoemakers & shopkeepers selling shoes, purses, bags, belts, wallets & other leather accessories. Enjoy lunch at a city Restaurant.

Return to hotel for a quiet evening.

Hotel: TBA

Meals Provided Today: Breakfast & Dinner at the hotel.

DAY 06 AGRA – JAIPUR (245 kms, 4-5 hrs; En-route photo shoot at the Ghost city of Fatehpur Sikri)

You leave for the pink city Jaipur today. Before you do this, you have an opportunity to visit another grand monument here called Agra fort. It is a UNESCO designated heritage site where the infamous Aurangzeb had kept his father Shajahan locked up for years before his death. On the way you stop by Fateh Pur Sikri, the erstwhile capital in the Akbar’s regime.

FATEH PUR SIKRI (Optional Trip)

This place was Mughal Emperor’s Akbar’s capital for over 2 decades before water scarcity & Rajputana neighborhood frustrated him to go back to Agra. Legend has it that Akbar built this place in honor of a Saint called Salim Chisti who had prophesied that the Emperor would one day bear a son that he had longed for years. He was sure blessed one day. The place wears a deserted look now with no inhabitants, but the walls & the edifice stand all right even till date.

You can see the Saints tomb from the Buland Darwaza (54 mts entry gate to the Ghost city) see the Saints tomb; Diwan e- Khas (Private audience assembly hall) Jama Mosque & a couple of more structures on your visit before continuing to Jaipur.

Upon arrival, you check in your hotel. Later you leave for a brief Heritage Walk encompassing a plethora of fun & life.

Heritage walk in Jaipur

This tour is very different & full of unexpected sights and surprises. You shall pamper your senses with Unforgettable images of men & women, young & old engaged animatedly in their daily work in the lanes & by lanes of this city. Though quite a modern city yet Jaipur has not lost its old charm and is a stunning example of India’s rich cultural & historical legacy. At one end of this walk you shall see metal making experts work with their traditional tools & on the other you get to see the Sarvajanik Kuan or The Public well, the spot where ladies used to gather in ancient times over some chit chat while drawing water from the well. From tie & dye textile facilities to Earthen ware, from ancient Johri bazaar (goldsmiths market) to spicy street food, you savor this all during this heritage walk. Return to your hotel for Dinner & overnight stay.

Hotel: TBA

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner at the hotel. Lunch outside at a highway restaurant.

DAY 07 JAIPUR (Lake Shoot, Elephant Rides, Forts & Palaces Special)

First up in the morning, you leave for a quiet morning shoot at the Man Sagar Lake accompanied by the guide.

The other worth seeing sites for today are listed below:

Amber Fort { Elephant Rides} 2) City Palace 3) Jantar Mantar {Astronomical Observatory} 4) Dinner Experience at Chokhi Dhani (40 minutes from Jaipur)
Chokhi Dhani

A famous resort on the outskirts of Jaipur that enthralls its visitors with a royal Rajasthani welcome, Regal architecture, rustic elegance, cultural feel & a heart filling Cuisine; With some of the finest Cooks drawn from Royal Palaces, Chokhi Dhani is just what the doctor had ordered for you.

Hotel: TBA

Meals: Breakfast at the hotel, Dinner at Chokhi Dhani, Lunch/Snacks on the go in the afternoon.

DAY 08 JAIPUR – PUSHKAR (130 Kms, 2-3 HRS, Walk to the Camel Fair Grounds)

You have breakfast in the morning. Proceed to Pushkar were you shall witness one of the most spectacular live stock trading festivals ever. Upon arrival, first up you check in your hotel. Rest a while. Have Lunch & leave for the main camel Trading site. Here you would see camel owners buy & sell camels, livestock & shop for other goods in a 14 day festival. The religious festivities step in a little later than the trading show which begins a good 7-8 days earlier when groups of camels, nomads, herders, horses and traders begin to appear with their stocks setting up camps in Pushkar. This is the best time for photography;

Major Activity Today: Visit to the camel fair Ground

Retire for Dinner & overnight stay at the hotel

Hotel: TBA

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at the hotel.

DAY 09 PUSHKAR (Sacred Lake & Ghats, Camel Trading, Camel Safari & Dinner in the Sand Dunes)

The exploration of the religiously sacred place continues today. The day begins with a mesmerizing sunrise and ages with a gorgeous sunset over the sand dunes and the lake; Trudge to another livestock trading spot in the morning. You can see large number of herders, mustachio men with big turbans & headgears frantically involved in buying & selling camels;

You shall also see hundreds of bathing/washing Ghats by the Pushkar lake side where people perform Puja in reverence to Hindu God Brahma. The Creator at the Brahma Temple; Cheerful people dressed in vibrant dresses in the surrounding villages provides ample opportunities for some amazing pictures for photography; watch women with their children in tow selling their wares in an atmosphere of great zeal & passion.

CAMEL SAFARI & DINNER IN THE DUNES

Just before the sunset, you go on a camel Safari to the Sand dunes. Riding through the desert atop a camel is an amazing experience. It’s a bumpy but a rhythmic ride through the quiet desert, the loudest sound being the swish of camel feet on the sand. These slow moving camels will take you through dunes to a point from where you can watch the beautiful golden ball dipping beyond the horizon and the sky changing color from evening red to violet and then darkness slowly engulfing the whole expanse. There is an option of camel cart too if you want to enjoy the ride with your accomplices & other group members.

Settle for an evening of Rajasthani folklore, wine & Dinner at the Pushkar Bagh Precincts. Return in jeeps /coach to your hotel.

Hotel: TBA

Meals Provided Today: Breakfast & Lunch at the hotel & Dinner (BBQ) on the Sand Dunes.

DAY 10 PUSHKAR – JODHPUR (180 KMS, 4-5 HRS)

Have breakfast in the morning. Later you visit the magnificent Ana Sagar Lake, constructed in the twelfth century. Time permitting you can pass by Lake Foy Sagar, Mayo College (Prestigious boarding college for affluent children). Later you are off to the desert city, Jodhpur. Upon arrival you check in your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure for YOUR OWN TIME.

JODHPUR

Set on the edge of the Thar Desert, the imperial city of Jodhpur echoes with tales of antiquity in the emptiness of the desert. Also known as the blue city, it used to be the fiefdom of the powerful Rathore clan ruled the Kingdom of Jodhpur and traces their ancestry back to Lord Rama, the hero of the epic Ramayana. Jodhpur today is the second largest city of Rajasthan with a population of 7 lacs;

Hotel: TBA

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner at the hotel, Day time Snacks on the way (2 bananas, I pkt Potato Chips, 1 Apple & a Tetra pack Fruit Juice per individual)

DAY 11 JODHPUR (FORT, CENOTAPHS THE CITY)

First up in the morning at Sunrise, you go to the Meherangarh Fort – the 5 km long majestic fort on 125 m high hill is one of the most impressive and formidable structures lining Jodhpur. Rudyard Kipling called it the “work of giants” the formidable Meherangarh Fort defines Jodhpur’s skyline and is one of the best photography spots in Jodhpur. Situated on the fringes of the mighty Thar Desert, the fort is built on a rocky outcrop, rising 400 feet above the city. It has a labyrinth of palatial buildings built by a succession of Marwar rulers. From the fort’s ramparts you will be able to view the blue-painted Brahmin houses for which the city is famous.

Meherangarh is one of the best-maintained forts in all of Rajasthan and a true testament to the Rathore fortitude, but recently, it’s gone down in the books of cinema history for a rather unanticipated reason. Batman friends might recollect that the forbidding landscape and the fort provided the backdrop to Christian Bale’s epic prison-escape scene in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.

Batman, after scaling walls and breaking bones, escapes a notorious underground prison to emerge in the arid countryside at the base of the Meherangarh Fort.

Next on the anvil is Jaswant Thadda – a cluster of royal cenotaphs (Crematorium) in white marble built in 1899 A.D. in memory of Maharaja Jaswant Singh II. Later you see Umaid Bhawan Palace, the last of the great palaces of India and one of the largest private residences in the world – set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens.

Return to your hotel for Dinner & Overnight stay.

Hotel: TBA

Meals: Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch at city Restaurant

DAY 12 JODHPUR (Blue city Special tour)

First up you go walking in the old city where you capture the essence of a typical Indian Market & life associated with it. You picture the numerous streets & bazaars of old Jodhpur also covering in it Jodhpur’s own clock tower, the Ghanta Ghar. This Tour will take you to the very heart of it, with wondrous monuments & warm & Vibrant people offering you photo opportunities dime a dozen. You have the option of lunching on your own if you wish.

Early evening say by 1915 hrs, we serve you a farewell dinner at INDIQUE RESTAURANT (PAL HAVELI HOTEL). You shall treat yourselves to a sumptuous dinner at this unique restaurant inside a Haveli (Now a hotel) in the Clock Tower area. It has the most amazing views of the Meherangarh fort & it also overlooks the Gulab Sagar Lake. It is especially magical at night when the city is lit up.

Return to your hotel after a fulfilling day.

Hotel: TBA

Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

DAY 13 JODHPUR – DELHI – DEPARTURE

Your sojourn in India & romance with its sights, smells & sounds ends today. After a leisurely breakfast, you pack your belongings & get ready for a check out from your hotel. We shall drop you off at the airport for your flight to Delhi. We receive you at the airport & transfer you to the international terminal for your flight back home.

We wish you a safe flight & happy memories of the trip. Hope you enjoyed our hospitality. Look forward to seeing you again.

Meals: Breakfast

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