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8 Days – Streets of India – Photography Workshop – Sept 29 – Oct 6, 2019
Experience Durga Puja in Kolkata – Huge Durga idols installed on podiums and massive pandal decoration is done to cover the whole city in the excitement of the festival. The celebration drives the crowd to witness the shows, lights and picturesque idol view with aromatic food stalls.

Discover the holy city of Varanasi – Full with pilgrims from all over the country. It is one of the most authentic places to photograph in India.
Sunrise & sunset boat ride on the Ganga River

Taj Mahal at sunrise and sunset – Of course, no photography trip to India is complete without visiting the “the monument of love,” the Taj Mahal.
Our journey will focus on street life, we will visit the most interesting streets and markets in the following cities.
Starting with the old neighborhoods of Kolkata, the old British capital India, from there we will move towards Agra to see the greatest monument of love ever built.

The busy streets of Delhi – Delhi awaits us, with its busy life, although being the modern capital of India, there is still a lot of old and traditional to discover there.


Workshop Program

8 Days – Streets of India – Photography Workshop – Sept 29 – Oct 6, 2019

DAY 1 – SEPTEMBER 29 WELCOME TO KOLKATA

Upon arrival in Kolkata, you will be met and greeted in the Airport by our representative and transferred to the hotel.
Flights arrive at various times of the day. We’ll come to pick you up from the airport and take you back to our hotel for check-in and orientation.

Arrival can be any time on September 29, 2019. Your room will be ready by 14:00. If you arrive early, we will be happy to request an early check-in. This is a long travel day for many, so the afternoon and evening are free for you to relax and prepare for the awesome journey ahead. We will meet for dinner at a gourmet restaurant, we will try some local dishes and get to know each other and talk about the upcoming trip.


8 Days – Streets of India – Photography Workshop – Sept 29 – Oct 6, 2019

DAY 2 – SEPTEMBER 30 EXPLORE KOLKATA

We will start our morning at the famous wholesale flower market and from there will visit some of the famous places like Kumartuli, Rabindra Sarani and try to blend with the celebrations of Durga Puja.



8 Days – Streets of India – Photography Workshop – Sept 29 – Oct 6, 2019

DAY 3 – OCTOBER 1 KOLKATA >FLIGHT TO DELHI, DRIVE TO AGRA

After Breakfast, we will head towards Agra, it will be a short flight to Delhi and another few hours on a car to Agra . Depends on our arrival time to Agra we will see if we can explore the small Muslim neighborhood around the Taj Mahal, old Agra Bazaar, weaver’s colony, or Sadar Bazar..



8 Days – Streets of India – Photography Workshop – Sept 29 – Oct 6, 2019

DAY 4 – OCTOBER 2 AGRA TO DELHI

Rise early before sunrise and prepare for a truly spectacular sight, the legendary Taj Mahal. It is often said that Taj Mahal changes its colors by every minute depending upon the angle of sunrays and it is best seen either by sunset or sunrise. Sunrise, however, is the best timing for taking pictures of this monument under mild sunlight After a full breakfast, we will start our journey to Delhi by using the local train ( get ourselves a little Indian train experience.


8 Days – Streets of India – Photography Workshop – Sept 29 – Oct 6, 2019

DAY 5 – OCTOBER 3 DELHI

When it comes to cultural and street photography, Delhi is a true gem. The old town is full of interesting characters and places. Every blink of the eye is a potential photograph.

We will start our morning before sunrise by visiting Jama Masjid and the surrounding markets. Later we will have a local brunch and head towards Gurudwara Bangla Sahib We will finish the day in the busy streets of Bara Bazar.



8 Days – Streets of India – Photography Workshop – Sept 29 – Oct 6, 2019

DAY 6 – OCTOBER 4
DELHI TO VARANASI

After breakfast, we will take our flight to Varanasi.
Varanasi is a holy city, the center of Hindu culture. Like Jerusalem or Rome, Varanasi is an ancient city, one of the world’s oldest living cities it has survived the centuries because of its sanctified place in Indian religious life. It is seen as a holy land and o die in Kashi (Varanasi) ensures release from the endless karmic cycle of rebirth and suffering. At the evening we will visit the famous Arti ceremony that has been holding daily on the river banks of Ganga river.

“Twenty-five centuries ago, at least, it was famous. When Babylon was struggling with Nineveh for supremacy when Tyre was” planting her colonies when Athens was growing in strength before Rome had become known, or Greece had contended with Persia, or Cyrus had added luster to the Persian monarchy, or Nebuchadnezzar had captured Jerusalem, and the inhabitants of “ M.A. Sherring

“Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, “!and looks twice as old as all of them put together”

Mark Twain in his “Following the Equator”


8 Days – Streets of India – Photography Workshop – Sept 29 – Oct 6, 2019

DAY 6 – OCTOBER 4
VARANASI

We will start our morning at Asi Ghat , walking slowly and witnessing the life around the river. Early morning people will get into the water performing religious rituals. Will take our time to explore some of the hidden corners of the city, the small tea shops, markets, and the ghats, get ready for a lot of walking that day.



8 Days – Streets of India – Photography Workshop – Sept 29 – Oct 6, 2019

DAY 8 – OCTOBER 6 VARANASI TO KOLKATA

This will be the last day of our photographic journey.

We will start our morning at the Ghats on the river and later board to our flight to Kolkata.

From there you can choose to be transferred to your hotel or just catch a connecting flight back to your country.


Reserve your spot


  • Workshop price per person, in twin room occupancy: $2,500 –  Extra $100 discount for reservation before (01 July 2019)
  • Single supplement extra $500
  • Group size is up to 8 people.
  • Deposit of $1,000 shall be paid upon reservation
  • Rest of the sum should be paid by September 1, 2019

In my workshops, I strive to make things easy so everyone can focus entirely on photography. This is the reason why the rates include everything during the tour: accommodation, transportation, all meals, and even tips to local people.

INCLUDED:

  • Accommodation 3/4* Hotels – Twin Sharing (Single supplement – Extra $500)
  • Meals as noted in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Full photographic guidance by Gil Kreslavsky
  • English speaking local guide
  • 3 Internal flights from Kolkata to Delhi, Delhi to Varanasi and Varanasi to Kolkata at the end of our trip.
  • Transfers from and to airport 
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle, boat, train or rickshaw
  • Entrance and fees for tourist zones
  • Train from Agra to Delhi

EXCLUDED

  • International flights to and from India 
  • Visa to India 
  • Travel Insurance ( Must obtain one in advance!) 
  • Alcoholic drinks and food not mentioned in Itinerary
  • Anything else not mentioned in Inclusions
  •  Trip cancellation, travel delay or baggage insurance
  • Drinks and meals other than specified above under ‘inclusions’
  • Other personal expenses, e.g. laundry, spirts, Internet, phone calls, gifts etc
  • Accommodation before or after the tour
  • Transport before the arrival day or after the departure date
  • Anything not mentioned in Inclusions

CANCELATION & REFUND

Cancellation fees will be determined with reference to the date on which notice of cancellation is received expressed as a percentage of the total price paid for the workshop.

  • Before Jul 15, 2019 –  A full refund will be given on cancelation.
  • After Jul 15, 2019  – Cancelation will result in the deposit being retained, but transferable to another tour.
  • After Sep 1, 2019 – 50% will be refunded
  • After Sep 15, 2019 – No further refund will be payable, although some of the sums can be transferred to future workshops, the exact number will be calculated relying on the expenses that need to be covered by the organizers.

Why travel with Gil?

Unique Expertise

Gil is organizing his trips only based on personal experience.
The trip has been planned personally, the places we are going to visit, have been visited before and the main point of photographic interests was carefully selected in a way that you as a participant can get the most unique and fulfilling experience ever.

Accommodation location is planned in a way to spend less time getting to places and spend more time behind the camera.

Local Experience

In Gil’s workshops, there is a large amount of effort put on getting to know a place, interacting with its people and its culture. So you take home more than a set of photographs to frame on your nightstand.

Small Groups

Our group will never be beyond 8 people, that is the maximum amount of people to be able to run the tour effectively.

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  • A huge thank to you for such a wonderful adventure! I feel like I have been away a week, learned a semester of knowledge and met some amazing people and photographers. Sincere thanks, it was brilliant. Tegan, Australia
    Tegan Dullard
  • "An incredible adventure. Epic locations. Spectacular photos. Gil hosted us as we explored the best parts of India to capture the most incredible images. For me, it was a 12 day masterclass in falling back in love with my camera and getting the sharpest shots possible."
    Marc Kornberger
  • The 3 day trip we made across Aba Zhou prefecture in Sichuan was a great, educational and bonding experience. We participated in a local Tibetan wedding, ate delicious cumin flavored, spicy fried potato wedges, sat by a small bond fire and shared our stories as we bonded over locally brewed Chinese homemade alcohol. We visited Tibetan Buddhist Temples and Monasteries, learned the essence of photographing beautiful landscapes, pagodas and the people’s movements against The Golden Hour...when the sun sets and the shadows are vivid and the sky filled with golden and orange sun-lit rays. On one memorable night, we even climbed a hill against the cold evening winds and patiently captured the magical Milky Way using a long exposure. In the morning, we drank delicious creamy butter yak tea and devoured tasty, organic omelet sandwiched in toasted bread spread with jam and peanut butter as we prepared for the journey back to reality in Chengdu. Definitely an unforgettable 3 day magical trip.
    Joe Onginjo