1. Specialist Photography Tours
If you not satisfied with happy-snapping and you want to really focus on photography during your time in India, I’ve found a few specialist photography tours which sound awesome:
1. Wildlife Photography
in the land of the Jungle Book (Bandhavgarh and Kanha National Parks), in May.
India is famous for being the home of the tiger, and this trip is geared towards getting you great tiger photos. The emphasis of the trip is on wildlife photography and covers two of the best national parks in India – Bandhavgarh, famous for its tigers, and Kanha, known not only for tigers but also the variety of other game (and, of course, as the inspiration for Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book).
The tiger is the trophy animal for most photographers, and you’ll use a combination of the jeep and elephant-back excursions to track them. But you’ll also spend time seeking out some of the weird and wonderful species found in these parks (you may never even have heard of them!). The guides are experts in animal behavior and know the best places in the park for sightings. They’ll help you anticipate and capture the action as it happens.
The 12 days “Best of Ladakh” trip lives up to its name, by getting you to all the highlights of Ladakh – this includes visiting some of the best-known monasteries in the area, as well as exploring some of the most beautiful sights of this remote mountainous region. The emphasis of the trip is on exploring the wonders of Ladakh – the stunning scenery, the exotic bird and wildlife and the traditional Buddhist way of life. The trip includes the famous Manali-Leh drive, with its breath-taking views and amazing landscapes.
3. The Pushkar Camel Fair in November
The Pushkar Camel Fair photo tour is designed to get you up and close amidst twenty thousand restless camels and an almost equal number of animated buyers and sellers. It is chaotic, it is colorful, it is lively, it is crowded, it is maddening and it is awe-inspiring. In short, it is a microcosm of India itself.