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Photography trip Holi Color North India

Rajasthan, Northern India, colorful in many ways; authentic, pure, festivals, culture and wildlife. The diversity and character that Rajasthan has to offer make this part of India so special. You will experience this during the colorful photography tour throughout the northern part of India. Follow us to India and get carried away by this magical world.

What will you be capturing during this 12-day tour? A small selection of highlights:
A small selection of highlights:

  • Authentic Varanasi, a taste of pure India
  • Taj Mahal, one of the seven world wonders
  • Jaipur, the pink city with many highlights, such as the water palace and the palace of winds
  • Characteristic people who have life experience engraved on their faces
  • A journey back in time to a world you could never imagine, Rajasthan is unique
  • The famous Holi Color Festival
  • Culture and cultural rituals
  • Ranthambore National Park with tigers, leopards and other wildlife

During this tour you can enjoy all the beauty that southern India has to offer, there’s no time pressure. There’s plenty of time for workshops, such as culture-, portrait- and travel photography. This colorful photography tour through Rajasthan, southern India, is one you’ll never forget and one you can enjoy long after you’ve returned home with your very own photos!

Check out the day to day schedule for this 12-day tour. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate and email your question. contact formulier
Get inspired and check out the blog of Rajasthan Northern India, or check the photos in the gallery.

Till clicks!

Travelmarks photography.. your experience!

We’ve carefully put together a route throughout northern India. A nice variety of authentic places such as Varanasi and Jaipur, the famous Holi Color Festival, world wonder Taj Mahal in Agra and wildlife in Ranthambore. Get ready to be swept away by a fascinating world only India can offer.

Day 1: Varanasi
After checking in at the hotel, we head out to capture the city in all its authenticity. This is the real India, where time has stood still. We visit Dashashwamedh, along the holy river Ganges. We meet pilgrims and Hindu holy men, unique in their existence. In the evening we join the Ganga Arti ceremony, an intense ritual that will make a lasting impression and is a guarantee for amazing photos

Day 2: Varanasi
We go out on the water early in the morning to capture the spiritual character of Varanasi in beautiful lighting. The sunrise provides us with amazing rays of light, a gorgeous sight seen from the water. In the afternoon we check out the many alleys where you can still find old crafts. Spectacular photos guaranteed! Having practiced the night before, this evening we head back to another Ganga Arti ceremony. Let’s see if we can get even more beautiful photos. 

Day 3: Varanasi
Before we go to Agra, we try to capture India in its purest form. You’re free to photograph what you love most. You can also choose to visit Dhamekh Stupa, where Budha spread his wisdom.

Day 4: Agra Taj Mahal
Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, one of the seven world wonders. We want you to experience the beauty of this place, and when using the right techniques you can take amazing photos. We use the sunset to photograph the garden in gorgeous lighting. The local bazars are also perfect to capture.

Dag 5: Agra Taj Mahal & Jaipur
We get up early to use the magical light during sunrise to capture Taj Mahal in all its beauty. A model in traditional clothing will also be in front of your lens today. On our way to Jaipur we stop at a local school for a photoshoot. At night, we head out into colorful Jaipur. Also known as the pink city, it’s a paradise for photographers. Like Varanasi, this city is pure and authentic.

Day 6: Jaipur
Roaming the streets and enjoying old buildings and temples, the awakening city and market, but most of all the colorful people. Lots of reasons to wake up early and use the best light for our photos. There’s time to visit the Amber fortress or to enjoy a free afternoon. Tiger Fort is the place to be at sunset.

Day 7: Jaipur & Holi Color Festival 
Jaipurs “business card” is Hawa Mahal, also known as Palace of Winds. This is our scene at sunrise today. You have one more chance to capture the awakening city. In the afternoon / evening we visit the fairground to get a first impression of the Holi Color Festival.

Day 8: Holi Color Festival 
We spend the day at the Holi Color Festival. There are numerous options for photography; the possibilities are endless. The Holi Color Festival is an annual event visited by many photographers and you have the opportunity to capture this fair in your own way. Be aware though, you will be dipped in colors aswell!

Day 9: Pushkar Camel Fair
With the experience of the previous day still fresh in our minds, we get up early. The beautiful light of the sunrise and an awakening Jaipur, the day after, give you enough potential for sparkling photos. In the afternoon we set course for Ranthambore National Park.

Day 10: Ranthambore
A full day with game drives. Both in the morning and in the late afternoon, we hunt for tigers and jaguars, guided by our very own gypsies. Ranthambore is one of India’s most famous parks for spotting wildlife. The park is divided in zones where tigers have their own territory. The park has a healthy population of tigers, which improves the chances of spotting these magnificent cats. Wildlife photography at its best!

Day 11: Ranthambore
Another day filled with game drives. After a fascinating journey its delightful to be photographing wildlife in luscious nature. An amazing end to this tour, with a lot of excitement in tracking the animals and an oasis of peace at the same time. Besides the tiger and jaguar, Ranthambore is also home to crocodiles and several species of reindeer. There’s also a large number of birds to be found. A safari you won’t forget easily.

Day 12: Return home
The tour comes to an end. Together we travel back to Delhi by train to catch our flight home.

There’s a minimum of 4 and a maximum of 8 participants.

Date: February 28th until March 11th, 2023

Photography trip Rajasthan Northern India: 12-day package
Costs per participant € 2489,- 
Extra charge for a single room: € 620 p.p.

Heavyness of the trip

  • ***** this trip is suitable for everyone with normal health

Extra personal cost:

  • Depending on your spending pattern, you can count on 30 euros a day

Included:

  • All hotels as mentioned, shared room
  • Breakfast in all hotels
  • Transport with chauffeur in a van with A/C
  • Transport by train
  • English speaking local tour guide
  • Boat trips in Varanasi
  • Entrance fees Taj Mahal and Amber Fortress
  • Assistance upon arrival and leave
  • Taxes and other state costs
  • Four game drives in Ranthambore national park (12-day package)


Excluded:  

  • (international) flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals other than mentioned above
  • Camera fees where applicable
  • Tips
  • Visa
  • Travel insurances

Mark Brands eigenaar en oprichter van Travelmarks-photography.

As an experienced world traveler and professional photographer, you may expect passion, professionalism, fun and enthusiasm from me during this “clourful” photography tour across Rajasthan in Northern India. The combination travel and photography makes me happy. And I even get happier when I can share this ‘virus’ with you and have you go home with spectacular photos and an experience to remember! The variety of scenes and activities, make this tour an unique experience you won’t forget! Rajasthan is pristine and authentic. The culture and the friendly people make you want to stay even longer. I’ll take you to the best Rajasthan has to offer. Let’s go out and capture this forever! Let’s click!

Kapil Raj Singh Rathore

Nice to meet you, I’m happy to introduce myself and looking forward to meet & introduce you to Rajasthan, colourful Northern India. Rich of culture, colourful festivals, old traditions and rituals, Rajasthan is unique & authentic. Kapil Raj Singh Rathore is my name, welcome! Graduated and experienced guide for many years in the tourism industry. I’m proud guiding for travel agency Shoestring, result in a top 5 best tour guides recognition worldwide.  As a photography enthusiastic my favorite tours are photography tours. Guiding like minded photographers from all over the world is a joy and a honour at the same time. I truly believe India, and specific Rajasthan, is one of the hidden treasures for photography. As a professional in the field I like to share my knowledge and I like to learn from you aswell. I live with my family in a village closeby Bikaner. In 2020 I have been chosen as head of the village, which comes down to simular tasks like a mayor. Life is good for me and I’m the kind of person who likes to give back. Therefor I hope to meet you soon on a trip through Rajasthan, so I can show you all the hidden treasures we have in India. Namasté.

Practical

  • You have to be in normal shape
  • We meet in Varanasi on March 22, at a time to be determined
  • If you have any food allergies or diets, please inform me about this.
  • Non-photographing partners are more than welcome to join. We visit a lot of authentic, non-touristic sites that are worth a visit.
  • During this diverse program, you’ll also have a lot of free time.
  • Together we decide which workshops to do.
  • You can pay with the Indian Rupie or take out money from a bank with your credit card or debit card.
  • You need a visa which you can apply for online. If requested, we can help you with the application.
  • You need vaccinations for India. Please check carefully and on time which ones you need.
  • This is a country program, you have to book the flight separately. If requested, we can help you with your booking.


Climate

    • Information about the climate in India can be found here climate information We travel during dry season. The weather is to our advantage with pleasant temperatures.

Accommodations 
We stay in accommodations as mentioned below, or in simular accommodations

Day 1 till 3 Hotel Surya Varanasii https://www.hotelsuryavns.com/en-gb
Day 4 Hotel Atithi Agra http://hotelatithiagra.com/
Day 5 untill 8 Hostel Jai Niwas Jaipur http://www.aryaniwas.com/jainiwas/
Day 9 Hotel Continental Plaza Delhi
Day 9 t/m 12 Hotel Jungle Vilas Ranthambore https://junglevilas.com/

 

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What can you expect

The world famous Holi Color Festival
Experienced & enthousiastic photographer as your guide
Colorful Rajasthan in Northern India
Personal attention
Small scale travel
Spectacular photos 
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