Streets of India Photography Tour
2350 USD
PER PERSON*

Our travel duo Harsh Agarwal and Arti, under the banner of Photography Tours India, brings to you a charming tour for those willing to appreciate the depths of diversity that true Indian culture offers. The Streets of India tour is designed to make sure our travellers and photographers get to explore the melting pot of mixed cultures and societies of central India.

This street photography tour is designed for serious photographers as well as enthusiastic travellers alike who want to explore something more than the monuments and other touristy places of India. This streets of India photography tour is for you if you like exploring lesser known landmarks, streets and markets with people going about their daily lives, walking through narrow alleys, observing the people and roam around like a local. Apart from photographing monuments and iconic places of India, you will have ample opportunities to take pictures of streets, markets, houses, local people, their houses and random moments of daily life of local people which you would like to freeze. The photography guide takes you around, help you communicate with locals and provide you technical details of photography if needed. This streets of India photography tour can be customised for amateur photographers as a photography workshop.

An Indian street tour package starting right from Delhi is guaranteed to shower our travellers with some of the most authentic Indian experience. These streets of India tour start from bustling Delhi, to the heart of North India including Taj mahal and some famous places of Rajasthan. Locations includes Jaipur, Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. Rajasthan, land of Rajputs and Maharajas is an epic photo adventure to royal palaces, magnificent forts, street markets and daily life of local people. Rajasthan is land of colours and tradition, incredible warm people dressed in vibrant coloured turbans, the contrasting green and yellow dresses of ladies and home of camels known as the ship of deserts, all this will take you to a journey of bygone era. We’ll see the most iconic places but also wander the backstreets to discover true local life and the soul of the people. This tour is slow paced, with time for exploration and to photograph the best of Rajasthan and North India.

Few regions on earth offer such cultural and diverse opportunities for documentary, travel and street photography. This photo tour is designed to guide you to the most stunning locations, play with light and shadow, and portrait locals in their natural environment.

Although it is pretty difficult to encapsulate the experience that awaits you in the streets of India photography tour, here are some of the highlights of what our package offers.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore and capture interesting sights of India that is missed by most tourists.
  • Explore lesser known places and observe daily life of locals, photograph and interact with them.
  • This is a custom designed photo tour, by a photographer, for photography enthusiasts.
  • This tour focus on long walks on busy streets of cities, capturing day to day life, freezing moments, photogenic old wrinkled faces, searching for local people in traditional attires, some rare tribes in Jaisalmer almost on an edge of extinction.
  • In Old Delhi, discover and take pictures of the century’s old markets, houses and people who live and work there. Visit the Asia’s largest wholesale spice market.
  • Visit Taj mahal at sunrise. Capture different moods of Taj mahal from some lesser known vantage points at different times of day.
  • Explore the Pink City of Jaipur and take capture pictures of colourful and vibrant markets.
  • It’s a perfect blend of luxury and photography tour. Staying in luxury hotels and heritage hotels, long walks, travelling in tuk tuks in narrowest streets of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Varanasi etc, sipping masala chai in earthen pots, enjoying every bite of Indian cuisine and road side foods etc.
  • Witness the sunset in the heart of Thar desert in Jaisalmer. Enjoy camel safari and use your creative skills for capturing pictures of camels and local people. Play with light and shadow and create some beautiful memories.

Two days in Varanasi to capture the real essence of this holy city, we make sure that our guests get to fully experience the city’s magic by going on walking tours of the Ghats and old city, visiting Sarnath and witnessing the ceremony of evening Ganga Aarti.

Highlights of your journey
DAY 01 ARRIVAL AT DELHI
  • Arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. Our representative will greet and assist you to the coach.
  • Transfer to your Hotel. Check-in and overnight in Delhi.
Day 02 DELHI
  • After breakfast, visit the Jama Mosque, India’s largest mosque and drive through the famed Red Fort
  • Explore the bustling market of Chandni Chowk. You can either take a Rickshaw Ride or walk through the narrow lanes of Old Delhi.
  • Next stop is the famous Spice market – it is well known that India is famous for spices. A small walk in largest spice bazaar of Asia- this place is not only a wholesale market for spices, but is also a very popular tourist destination. To watch how spices of different colours, aroma and flavours are loaded by rusty hands, carried and unloaded – is a magical marvel in itself.
  • Visit Raj Ghat (Mahatma Gandhi memorial and Drive pass India Gate and Govt Buildings (President’s house and Secretariat Houses)
  • After lunch, explore the majesty and the beauty of Qutub Minar, the tallest stone tower established by first Islamic monarchs of the country.In evening, a short visit to a Sikh Temple, known as Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. You can watch (and join if you like) the langar, the voluntary group cooking and feeding program at the Gurudwara.
  • Overnight in Hotel.
DAY 03 DELHI- AGRA (204 KMS/3.5 HRS)
  • After breakfast, drive to Agra. On arrival, check-in Hotel
  • In evening, visit Tomb of Itmad-ud-daula, known as Baby Taj. Later visit Mehtab Bagh, the famous garden overseeing the Taj Mahal located on the banks of the Yamuna River.
  • Evening at leisure. You will get an opportunity to buy or hire beautiful traditional dress to make your visit to Taj mahal more memorable. Back to Hotel early to be prepared for next day.
Day 04 Agra
  • Sunrise to visit the Taj Mahal. Our photography guide will give you all the key information and take you to all the best sites for photography to make sure your experience of visiting the Taj Mahal is as fulfilling as possible.
  • Return to Hotel for breakfast. Later visit the Agra Fort– one of the grandest forts in India. Spot beautiful demonstrations of Marble inlay work dispersed all around the city. Relish the ancient artistry of local artists of Agra.
  • Later walking tour of old city. Starting from Jama Masjid to some famous lanes of Agra. Used to a wholesale market, the lanes are named on the trade for which they were famous. Visit centuries old Hindu temple and Spice market. The aroma of spices fills in the air, witness the heaps of red chillies and pots of Indian pickles that are rich in variety with each having a unique flavour of its own.
  • In evening, we will shoot sunset and Taj mahal from a less explored vantage point. Back to Hotel. Overnight in Agra.

* Taj Mahal is closed on Friday

Day 05 Agra- Jaipur
  • After breakfast, drive to Jaipur
  • On the way, visit Fatehpur Sikri – known as the abandoned capital from the Mughal Empire.
  • Later visit Abhaneri. This stepwell is regarded as one of deepest and largest step wells in India. Visit the village around this stepwell. Visit a Potter’s house to see the centuries old Indian traditional pottery making.
  • Visit the famous Monkey Temple that has been taken over by local herds of monkeys.
  • On arrival, check-in and overnight in Hotel.
Day 06 Jaipur
  • After breakfast, the 6th day of streets of India photography tour will start with photo stop at Hawa Mahal. Enjoy an Elephant ride at Amber palace. Later visit Amber Fort. Our photography guide will make sure that you capture photos from different stops and angles. Play with your creative skills with palaces as backdrops and local people in their traditional attires as elements. Visit Jal mahal, the water palace.
  • After lunch, Visit the principal residence of Jaipur’s present ruling family, the City Palace.
  • Later visit Jantar Mantar. This UNESCO World heritage site will amaze visitors for its several astronomical and astrological tools used by researchers of ancient India.
  • You can experience the carpet weaving, the block printing demonstration and the Turban wearing which plays a vital role in the Rajasthani life.
  • In the evening, a warm session of Hi-Tea at one of the cafés opposite to the Hawa Mahal offers a great way to conclude the evening taking pictures of the Hawa Mahal in its full glory. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 07 Jaipur –Jodhpur (335 kms/ 6 hours)
  • After early breakfast, visit the famous Milk Market. In the morning the market is almost always buzzing with milk sellers, dressed in their traditional attires – white dhotis and kurtas offering the purest milk products available anywhere!
  • The drive is fascinating, as you will spot hordes of local women baking dung paddies, drawing water from wells and carrying water pots. Spot women and men dressed in colourful sarees and turbans respectively working in fields hand in hand.
  • On arrival, check-in Hotel.
  • After taking rest in the hotel, enjoy an evening walk around the old city. A leisurely stroll around the beautiful Blue City is the best way to explore Jodhpur’s ancient culture and traditions. You will witness Local women selling essential home items in shacks and stalls. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 08 JODHPUR
  • Sunrise walking tour to nearby hill to capture the view of Mehrangarh Fort and old city of Jodhpur. Return to Hotel.
  • After breakfast, visit Cloth dyers known as ‘Rangrez’ of Jodhpur. This place is renowned for Tie-Dye or Bandhej, a prevalent conventional craft of Rajasthan. Feel free to see this colour dying process to give unique designs to dresses, most of which are done by the women of Jodhpur.
  • After lunch visit Mehrangarh Fort, one of the grandest forts in India and Jaswant Thada, the royal cenotaph.
  • In evening, walk around Clock Tower market to capture daily life of local people. The photography guide will take you deep into the laneways and homes of Jodhpur with its maze of brightly painted blue homes. The play of light in the passage ways, the exotic architecture, colourful local dress and dramatic backdrop of the imposing Mehrangarh Fort provide an abundance of photographic opportunities.
  •  Enjoy the sunset view of Mehrangarh fort from the roof top restaurant of the hotel. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 09 Jodhpur- Jaisalmer (285 kms/ 6 hrs)
  • After breakfast, drive to Jaisalmer. Today accommodation will be a swiss tent in mid of Sam Sand dunes.
  • In the villages, we found the women in red carrying multiple tiers of pots from the village well to their houses.
  •  On arrival in Jaisalmer in Sam sand dunes, check-in at Hotel.
  •  Witnessing the sunset in the sand dunes in the heart of the Thar Desert is a surreal experience that cannot be missed. Before returning back to the hotel for the night, taking the camel safari to explore the sincere life and pleasures of the desert is a must.
  • Enjoy the traditional tribal kalbeliya dance with dinner. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 10 Golden City of Jaisalmer
  • After breakfast and check-out, visit some tribal villages. Traditional mud and thatched roof houses, local people doing their daily activities are some of the highlights of unexplored India.
  • Later drive to Jaisalmer city. Check-in at the hotel.
  • Explore the busy markets of Hanuman chowk. Locals can be found in their traditional attires haggling hard with local vendors and vegetable carts.
  • Take a walking tour in the alleyways of the grand Jaisalmer Fort, one of the largest and perhaps the only living forts of the world. This region is inhabited by 2000 welcoming families, with almost all of them sharing their roots for centuries. You will be surprised to see the invitation cards of marriages/ auspicious celebrations painted on the walls of the houses.
  • Visit some centuries old havelis (houses) and Jain temples. The havelis are famous for their architecture, beautiful balconies, archways and gateways. Hawkers and vendors displaying the beautiful puppets and colourful turbans and veils, letting the colours of Jaisalmer come alive in contrast to the sandy hues that dominate most of the town.
  • Enjoy your dinner in a roof top café inside Jaisalmer Fort. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 11 Jaisalmer- Delhi- Varanasi (Flight)
  • Sunrise visit to beautiful Gadsisar Lake. Gadsisar lake is enclosed by attractively carved Chhatris, Shrines and monuments.
  • After breakfast, transfer to airport to connect flight to Varanasi via Delhi.
  • On arrival in Varanasi, check-in at Hotel. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 12 Varanasi
  • Rise very early this morning to experience the life of this ancient city. See the beauty of the rising sun on the boat ride on the holy river Ganges.
  • Experience the early morning rituals of the Hindus being performed, thousands of people taking a bath in the holy river and offering flowers and holy water to the Sun God.
  • After breakfast, excursion trip to Sarnath. Explore the deer park in Sarnath where Gautama Buddha first imparted knowledge regarding Dharma and Karma.
  • In the evening Old City walking tour. Walk through the oldest and most famous narrow lanes of the city, past the endless human panorama – pilgrims, worshipers, sadhus, children selling flowers and floating lights to place in the river – to arrive at the Ghats at the Ganges to witness the Aarti Ceremony which is part of the evening pooja or prayers.
  • During the ceremony deepas (oil lamps) are offered to Mother Ganga with thanks and devotion for the light of the sun and for her divine light. As the fire ceremony take place, bells are rung and chanting and singing provide a fascinating, magical and spiritual conclusion to the day’s end. Overnight stay in the Hotel.
Day 13 Varanasi
  • Early morning, witness Akhadas (Mud Wrestling) and observe their wrestling styles. This Akhadas tradition goes back 5000 years in this old living City which still practice the old way of Wrestling. Return to Hotel for breakfast.
  • Afternoon at leisure.
  • For one day is barely enough to capture the essence of Varanasi, we make sure that our photographers get to fully experience the city’s magic by going on walking tours of the Ghats. In evening, take another chance to capture some shots of Aarti ceremony.
  • Overnight in Varanasi.
DAY 14 Varanasi- Delhi (flight)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and connect flight to Delhi. On arrival, transfer to International Airport and connect flight for onward journey.

Price Details

Flight Supplement (Jaisalmer-Delhi- Varanasi and Varanasi-Delhi): 320 USD per person

  • Prices are in USD, Per Person, based on double occupancy.
  • Prices mentioned are for Private Tour.
  • Also available customised tours
  • Flights supplements depends on time of booking.
Hotels
City Hotel
Delhi Metropolitan Hotel and Spa/ Similar
Agra Trident/ Similar
Jaipur Trident/ Similar
Jodhpur Pal haveli/ Similar
Jaisalmer Sam Sand dunes Deluxe Swiss Tents/ Similar
Jaisalmer Nachana Haveli/ Similar
Varanasi Radisson/ Similar
Package Inclusions
  • 13 Nights’ accommodation at listed hotels or similar on double sharing basis.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Private airconditioned vehicle during the tour
  • English speaking Photography Guide cum Tour Escort
  • All activities and visits specified in the itinerary
  • Welcome dinner in Delhi.
  • Rickshaw ride in Delhi
  • Elephant ride in Jaipur
  • Dinner with traditional cultural dance in Jaipur
  • Camel ride in Jaisalmer
  • Boat ride in Varanasi
  • Only at Jaisalmer: Tented Camp. Swiss tents with private attached toilets with running cold water. Hot water will be provided in the morning and evening. There will be proper beds as well as electricity in each tent.
  • Dinner in Sam sand dunes with tribal kalbeliya dance performance.
  • Unlimited packaged drinking water.
  • Sightseeing & Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Government Service Tax
Package Exclusions
  • International Airfares
  • Meals not mentioned as being included
  • Flight from Jaisalmer to Varanasi via Delhi and Varanasi to Delhi
  • Personal extras, such as drinks, laundry, telephone, etc
  • Tips & gratuities to porters, drivers and Guide.
  • Visa fees, Airport taxes, Camera/Video fees
  • Optional tours
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any other item not mentioned as included