Overview


The Varanasi Dev Diwali photo tour is one of the most rewarding tours in India. If you are interested in shooting Diwali, the most popular Indian festival, and Indian culture this tour is for you. This tour offers great opportunities for street photographers and for culture/festival photographers. 


Photographic Opportunities


Varanasi is the place where you can see the Indian culture. You have great opportunities for Portrait Photography, Street Photography and Diwali (festival) Photography

 

Why Join Us for the Photography Tour? 

We will make your DREAM COME TRUE - your dream to witness the amazing activities and to capture them. We will also take some great portraits of the locals.

We will be going to the right places at the right time. I will suggest you the right settings for taking pictures and will personally assist you so that you go back with some great shots. We also do post-processing and feedback/review sessions whenever possible, during the tour.

Saurabh has been visiting these regions for almost a decade and great knowledge about the place. 

You will also be in the company of some great fellow travelers and will make friends for life.

 

This photo tour, mentored by Saurabh Chatterjee who has been visiting Varanasi since his childhood. 


All the days we shoot in all possible places where there are photographic opportunities. Most of the time, we shoot in the ghats and the narrow alleyways along the ghats. 


This is not like any other destination where you know what to expect. You just have to keep walking and you never know where you find the treasure of a great shot. You just have to keep walking. 


It can also get crowded on the Dev Diwali evening, so you have to bear that in mind.


This tour involves a lot of walking and climbing stairs. People who have mobility issues are not recommended to join this tour.

Pictures and Blog from Varanasi

Itinerary -

Day 1
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Reach Varanasi by Afternoon, leave in the evening for the Ganga Arati and walk around the ghats
Day 2
Wednesday, November 17, 2021
We start early and go to the main bathing ghats and then later to Manikarnika Ghat and walk beyond. We also go to the narrow lanes.
Day 3
Thursday, November 18, 2021
This is the day of Dev Diwali, one of the holiest days in the Hindu calendar.We leave before daybreak and walk around the ghats till about 9am. We come back by 10am, have breakfast, spend time reviewing. We start at 4pm in the evening
Day 4
Friday, November 19, 2021
We take an early morning walk in the Ghats and leave in the day

Cost: Rs.22,500/-
Only 10 participants on first come first serve basis.

Cost includes

1) Stay in Varanasi (twin sharing) for the above-mentioned days. Single sharing can be arranged on request
2) All meals from Day 1 afternoon to Day 4 morning

Cost does not include

1) Your travel cost to/from Varanasi.

Payment Policy

Rs.20000/- booking amount.
Rest 45 days before the date of the tour.

Cancellation Policy

30 days prior to departure of the tour, advance amount is non-refundable.
30 days to 15 days prior to departure of the tour 50% of total tour cost.
14 days to 07 days prior to departure of the tour 75% of total tour cost.
07 days to 01 days prior to departure of the tour 100% of total tour cost.

There will be no refund for NO SHOWS.



PICTURES FROM Photography Tour to Varanasi Dev-Diwali 2021


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FAQ


1. How to reach Varanasi? Varanasi is well connected by air and train. The nearest railhead is Varanasi, but there are more frequent trains to Mughalsarai, which is 20kms from Varanasi.
2. Is this trip only for Photographers? No, anyone can join. We will spend a lot of time taking some great pictures though. I'm sure everyone loves doing that. We have had non-photographers in our previous trips and they enjoy as much.
3. I have no knowledge on Photography. Will I get some help? Yes, absolutely. Saurabh will be assisting you all the time. He will help you on how to take some great pictures. So, you will learn while having fun on the go.
4. I don't have a camera. Can I get camera or lenses on rent? Yes, Camera / Lenses for Rent in Hyderabad

Pictures and Blog from Varanasi


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