Undiscovered Jodhpur

Undiscovered Jodhpur

With

Abhishek Hajela

21st - 24th January 2022

No one sees what you see, even if they are looking at the same thing.” It's this maxim that I believe, is at the heart of Street Photography. Each of us have a unique and very personal vision of the world and engage with it in our own special way. Recognising this, we ensure that you are encouraged to make images according to your vision and not just according to a general template.

Our classroom lectures, photo walks and critique sessions are built around this foundational premise and we make sure you realise your full potential as a photographer by the end of this workshop. 

There will be a heavy emphasis on street photography and we hope that you will attempt to tell a story with your images taken in these beautiful lanes of Jodhpur.

Jodhpur is world-famous for its Horse Polo, Jodhpuri Pants, the palace of the former His Highness of Jodhpur - Umaid Bhawan Palace and the most important thing for photographers -- its old blue city. The blue city of Jodhpur is easily navigated and has a special sense of warmth and vibrancy. The old city is a mosaic of narrow alleyways, crooked streets, a vibrant bazaar selling everything from spices to saris and inhabited by some really friendly people. Street photography will be the order while in Jodhpur. The Ghanta Ghar, a historic clock tower will be our main landmark for those wandering off. The Brahmin blue cubes stretch out for six miles towards the 16th-century city wall. We will climb to a rooftop for an early morning photoshoot and encounter the local tradesmen who cut hair, clean ears and perform their form of dentistry in the open.  The massive Mehrangarh Fort overlooks the city and we will photograph it as well as the Jaswant Thada Mausoleum.

 

 

Dates: 21st​ – 24th January 2022
 
Price: INR 39,900

 

Trip Leader:

Abhishek Hajela 

(Nikon Professional and National Geographic Traveller Photographer)

*Abhishek is fully vaccinated. 

* If Lockdown or any COVID related protocols come into play, all fees will be refunded. If paying through an App, the refund will be minus the processing fee and in case of a bank transfer, it will be refunded minus the bank charges. 


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Trip At a Glance:

  • A 3-day Photographic centric trip focusing on storytelling, street and people photography
  • Critique session of your current work and images shot on the trip will take place
  • Mini sessions will be available for all kinds of Photography needs and advice
  • Lecture on basics of photography and workflow
  • Tips on post-production, editing on lightroom, storage and other aspects will be covered 
  • Morning and evening Blue city walks, photo sessions and guided portraits
  • Stay at a stunning heritage haveli, have local delicacies and cuisine that are typical to the region

 

Detailed Itinerary:


Day 01 — Arrival in Jodhpur

Our hotel in Jodhpur is in the heart of the old city. After the check-in formalities couple of hours are free to relax before we start exploring the city.

We will have lunch on the rooftop restaurant of our hotel which is located within walking distance of the iconic clock tower. The Pal Haveli where we will be staying is located in the heart of Jodhpur and has a great ambience and vibe. Street dentists, barbers and the  Sardar Market are outside of the hotel.  Here you can photograph the merchants selling spices, antiques, cookware, and bangles galore. The piles of red chilli and bright orange turmeric as well as bright red tie-dyed scarves are visually captivating. As you walk the vibrant streets photographing you will be dodging roaming cows and men pulling carts loaded with vegetables and clothing.

 

Day 02 and 03 -- In Jodhpur

In this famous city in the heart of Rajasthan, many of the buildings are painted a deep sky blue. We will start early in the morning for the photoshoot. We will climb to a rooftop and have an aerial view of the blue city. Afterwards, we will return to our hotel for breakfast. The group will venture out afterwards and we will walk in the small lanes and alleyways to witness the morning activities. These include people washing clothing, at prayer in the small Hindu temples, shopkeepers laying out their saris, and housewares and kids going to school in their brightly colour coordinated uniforms. 

This afternoon we will visit the impressive Mehrangarh Fort, which is set on a 37m-sandstone hill built by Rao Jodha in 1459. From the top of the fort, one can get a bird’s eye view of the old city to the Jaswant Thada, an imposing marble cenotaph built in 1899 for Maharajah Jaswant Singh II, and smaller memorials to other Maharajahs of Jodhpur. Dinner will be on the rooftop of our hotel which looks out at the main square and clock tower

Day 04 — Departure
After an early morning shoot in the old city, we will take our flight back home.

 

INCLUSIONS:

Ø  Accommodation based on twin sharing rooms for 03 nights.

Ø  All meals starting from lunch on the 3rd till breakfast on the 6th of Dec.

Ø  Transport: We will be using Tempo Travellers throughout the trip; pick-up and drop at Jodhpur Airport from the hotel is included.  

Ø  All currently applicable taxes.

 

EXCLUSIONS:

Ø Domestic Flights to and from Jodhpur

Ø To and fro from home-airport-home

Ø Anything not mentioned in the program or “Inclusions”

Ø Personal expenses, medical expenses and travel insurance 

 

CANCELLATION POLICY:

Ø 50% of the trip cost will be charged if cancelled before ten days of the Trip date

Ø 100% of the trip cost will be charged if cancelled under ten days of the Trip date

 
Our Hotel: Pal Haveli