Tease and tickle your own senses and imagination when you set out to explore the streets, temples, ghats, and the local people and their lifestyle.
At the spectacular Dashashwamedh Ghat, the main ghat on the river Ganga located close to the popular Kashi Vishwanath Temple, make the most of your cognition as the light bleeds gold in the mornings and in the evenings.
Breathe and see and hear positive ancientness when the Ganga aarti happens in the evenings, when the intoxicating incense and multi-tiered lamps are held aloft to beckon the heavens and when the aarti singers join the stimulating, awakening sounds of the bells and gongs with their prayer songs.
Photographing such stimulating scenes where the action never ceases to keep an onlooker busy, the miracles of the mundane on the bustling streets of Varanasi, this Photo Tour will open up a boundless seam for street, travel and portrait photography. The city is known to be one of the best places in the world for street and portrait photography because of the vast diversity of people you will find, including sadhus and children dressed in different mythological characters.
Give yourself to Varanasi and watch out for how much it has to offer to you in terms of both every day and the extraordinary, and photograph it all in the best light of the morning and the evening.
Please note: This Tour begins and ends at Varanasi. Participants may choose to reach Varanasi by either air or road depending on their preference, but transport between your home and our hotel in Varanasi is NOT included in the Tour itinerary or cost. However, all required assistance will be duly provided.Please note: This Tour begins and ends at Varanasi. Participants may choose to reach Varanasi by either air or road depending on their preference, but transport between your home and our hotel in Varanasi is NOT included in the Tour itinerary or cost. However, all required assistance will be duly provided.
DAY 1 2 November 2017, Thursday: Arrival at Varanasi and checking into the hotel by 11 am
Upon arrival, participants are checked into the lodge. After lunch that day, there will be a briefing session on the city and photography and the Tour Itinerary. In the evening, we will set out to explore the city, and watch and photograph the glorious Ganga aarti at the main Dashashwamedh Ghat.
DAY 2 3 November, Friday: Sightseeing and photographing in the ghats
The holiest of the seven sacred cities is always brimming with action and is no less a miracle set in motion. We will head towards the ghats early in the morning, to be there to see and photograph the sun rising over the river Ganga and the following morning rituals that happen on the ghats.
We return to the hotel for breakfast and rest for a while. After lunch, we again head towards the ghats for photographing the place enamoured by the golden evening light. At night, before dinner, we will have a session on photography.
DAY 3 4 November, Saturday: Sightseeing and photographing both the ghats and the streets of Varanasi
Our morning routine will remain the same as we go to the ghats again. In the evening, however, we will walk on the streets of Varanasi for street and portrait photography. Banaras and its streets are bound to beguile us as we head out with a camera to make some memories.
After we return to the hotel, we will have another session on photography. We call it a night after dinner.
DAY 4 5 November, Sunday: Departure from Varanasi
There will be a photography and image review session in the morning, and if time permits, we go out to explore the city. We will checkout in the afternoon and return home with great storytelling images.