Undiscovered Gujarat

Undiscovered Gujarat


Abhishek Hajela

25th Feb - 01st Mar

'Undiscovered Gujarat' will heavily emphasise people photography and we hope that you will attempt to tell a story with your images taken in Gujarat.

It is here in the Gujarat tribal belt of India that these farmers, artisans, and skilled craftsmen are able to maintain their ancestral traditions while still being in touch with the modern world. There are over 5 million people in tribal communities and we will photograph a select few where the culture is most intact. Varied cottage industries are one of the major occupations of the villages of Gujarat such as jewellery making, wood carving, lacquer work, pottery and embroidery that are all practised on a medium to small scale. 

The lifestyle that we will document on this intensive photo documentary expedition will show the best of Gujarat. We will photograph the tribal men who are tall, wear golden earrings, are well built as they plough their fields, raise roofs, and tend their cattle in this rugged terrain. Photographing the women in the early morning light as they do housework, fetch water from wells and plaster their homes with mud and cow dung is a visually compelling experience. 


Dates: 25th Feb​ – 01st Mar 2022
Price: INR 44,900


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 4-day Photographic centric trip focusing on storytelling, portrait 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 photo walks, photo sessions and guided portraits
  • Stay at a village homestay, have local delicacies and cuisine that are typical to the region


Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01 — Arrival in Ahmadabad - Little Rann of Kutch

You will be personally greeted at the Ahmedabad airport. Once the group arrives we will start our drive to the Little Rann of Kutch. 

We will spend the evening visiting the surrounding tribes in the area in their encampments and small rural villages. The women wear heavy silver necklaces and their brightly coloured clothing has detailed intricate embroidery.  


Day 02 Little Rann of Kutch to Bhuj

We will have an early morning jeep drive to the Wild Ass Sanctuary at Little Rann of Kutch. This is the largest wildlife sanctuary in India and home to flamingos, pelicans, cranes and emus. We will also photograph the Agariya people who harvest salt.

Later we will start our drive to Bhuj - the area where most of the Tribals and semi-nomadic settlements are located. We will spend tonight at Bhuj city and the next two days at a village homestay.

Day 03 and 04 In Bhuj

We will spend our time travelling to various villages and tribes. Photographing daily activities, chores and staged portraits will be our agenda. 

We will also visit the Great Rann of Kutch to photograph. At sunset, we will proceed to shoot the white desert. The blue sky and great expanse will be amazing.

Day 05 — Departure
After an early morning shoot, we will start our 06 hrs long drive back to Ahmadabad.



Ø  Accommodation based on twin sharing rooms for 04 nights.

Ø  All meals starting from lunch on the 25th of Feb till lunch on the 01st of March.

Ø  Transport: We will be using Tempo Travellers throughout the trip

Ø  All currently applicable taxes.



Ø Domestic Flights to and from Gujarat

Ø To and fro from home-airport-home

Ø Anything not mentioned in the program or “Inclusions”

Ø Flights, Personal expenses, medical expenses and travel insurance 



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