“Celebrate the Art of Visual Storytelling: The India Photography Tour”
Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the lens, capturing the vibrant tapestry of India’s diverse landscapes, cultures, and traditions. This extraordinary photo tour is led by renowned photographers, Andy and Harsh.
From the bustling streets of Delhi to the serene ghats of Varanasi, the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra, and the colorful lanes of Jaipur, our India Photography Tour offers an enriching and immersive experience for photography enthusiasts. This tour is a unique opportunity to create a visual narrative that transcends the boundaries of time and place.
With each day of the tour, you’ll capture moments that define India’s spirit, from spiritual rituals along the Ganges to the architectural marvels of historical forts and palaces. Whether you’re passionate about cityscapes, wildlife, time-lapse photography, or portraiture, Andy’s extensive experience will guide you to enhance your skills and take your photography to new heights. Photos on this page are made by Andy Marty and Harsh Agarwal.
Our journey will lead us through the enchanting Golden Triangle, where the past meets the present, and where every corner holds a new story waiting to be captured.
Arrival in Delhi
Your photo tour begins with your arrival at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. Upon arrival, you’ll receive a warm welcome and an orientation session. In the evening, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Delhi’s vibrant markets and cultural attractions, capturing the city’s dynamic atmosphere. You’ll spend your first night in Delhi.
Delhi – Varanasi (Flight)
After breakfast, you’ll catch a morning flight to Varanasi, one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities, situated on the banks of the sacred Ganges River. Upon arrival in Varanasi, you’ll have the chance to settle in and prepare for your photo tour. In the afternoon, you’ll embark on a serene boat ride along the Ganges, capturing the city’s spiritual essence and its remarkable ghats. You’ll stay overnight in Varanasi.
Your day starts early with a peaceful boat ride on the Ganges to witness the spiritual rituals and ceremonies that define Varanasi. The rest of the day will be spent exploring the city’s ancient temples, narrow winding lanes, and bustling markets, providing ample opportunities for captivating photos. In the evening, you’ll attend the Ganga Aarti ceremony, a visually stunning event filled with photography prospects. Your overnight stay will be in Varanasi.
Varanasi – Delhi (Flight) – Agra (200 kms/ 4 hrs)
You’ll catch a morning flight back to Delhi and then embark on a drive to Agra, the city of the iconic Taj Mahal. In the evening, you’ll explore Agra, including a visit to the Mehtab Bagh, which offers a unique perspective of the Taj Mahal during sunset. Your overnight accommodation will be in Agra.
Early in the morning, you’ll visit the stunning Taj Mahal at sunrise, capturing its timeless beauty. Your day continues with a visit to Agra Fort, where you’ll have the opportunity to photograph more architectural marvels. In the afternoon, you’ll head to Fatehpur Sikri for additional photography, capturing the historical grandeur of this UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll spend the night in Agra.
Agra – Jaipur (235 kms/ 5 hrs)
Today, you’ll embark on a scenic drive to Jaipur, the vibrant capital of Rajasthan. Upon your arrival in Jaipur in the afternoon, you’ll explore the colorful bazaars and visit the iconic Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds) to capture its architectural beauty at sunset. Your overnight stay will be in Jaipur.
You’ll start your day early with a visit to Amber Fort, where you’ll have the opportunity for incredible photography against the backdrop of this historical marvel. The day continues with visits to City Palace and Jantar Mantar, both offering unique photographic opportunities. In the evening, you’ll have free time for street photography and immersing yourself in the city’s culture. Your overnight accommodation is in Jaipur.
Jaipur – Delhi (Drive 5 hrs)
Today, you’ll drive back to Delhi, allowing for photography opportunities along the way. Upon your arrival in Delhi, you’ll have the chance to capture the city’s fusion of modernity and history. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner and a group photo sharing session to reflect on the tour’s highlights. Your last night of the tour will be spent in Delhi.
The morning offers an optional visit to some of Delhi’s iconic landmarks for those who wish to do so. The group will come together for reflection, sharing of favorite photos, and an exchange of experiences from the tour. As the tour concludes, you’ll be transferred to the Indira Gandhi International Airport for your departure.
This itinerary promises a rich and diverse photography experience, capturing the essence of these iconic Indian destinations, from the bustling streets of Delhi to the spiritual moments on the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi, and the architectural wonders of Agra and Jaipur.
Where do we stay
5 star hotels
- Beginners and advanced photographers
- DSLR / mirrorless / drone support in some areas
- 8 nights’ accommodation at listed hotels or similar on double/Twin sharing basis (single supplement 900 USD).
• All meals (not including alcohol).
• Domestic return flights to Varanasi.
• Private air-conditioned vehicle during the tour.
• English speaking Photography Guide.
• Local guide and translator.
• All activities and visits are specified in the itinerary.
• Entrance fees to all the monuments mentioned as per the itinerary.
• Early morning boat ride at River Ganges in Varanasi with live performance by Sitar player
(Classical Indian Music).
• Witnessing the grand prayer ceremony at River Ganges Ghat in Varanasi.
• Rickshaw ride in Jaipur local market.
• Shoot permit for Amber Fort Sunrise and Stepwell in morning.
• Unlimited packaged drinking water.
• Assistance on arrival and departure transfers.
• All applicable current taxes and Government Service Tax.
- International Airfares or connections to New Delhi.
- Early check-in or late check-out.
- Alcoholic beverages, snacks, and additional food.
- Personal extras, such as drinks, laundry, telephone, etc
- Tips & gratuities to Porters, Waiters, Drivers, and Guides.
- Visa fees, Airport taxes, Camera/Video fees
- Optional tours
- Travel Insurance
- Any other item not mentioned as included.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
We strongly recommend you to get a Trip Cancellation & Travel Insurance after booking your trip. If you cancel and the Workshop is otherwise filled, we will refund you the full amount you have paid towards the tuition, minus a $300 service charge. If you cancel and the Workshop does not fill, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:
Greater than 90 days from the start date of the Workshop:
full refund minus $300 service fee.
75 days or more :75% refund 60 days or more: 50% refund
Less than 60 days: no refund Refunds will be paid by the same method that the original payment was made.
What to bring
– DSLR or mirrorless camera with tripod
– A wide angle lens. For example, Nikkor 14-24 or Canon 17-40. Best lens for use in wide-angle scenes or architecture photography
– A middle-zoom lens such as a 24-70 mm
– A telephoto zoom lens, such as a 100-400 mm
– Waterproof and windproof jacket (light, will be around 20-35 C)
– Waterproof pants
– Warm down-jacket and thermal pants
– Casual clothes for dinners and lunches and photography workshops
Tour leaders – Andy Marty, Harsh Agarwal
Born in Australia, Andy moved to the United Arab Emirates in 2009 and now calls the cosmopolitan city of Dubai home.
Andy’s passion for photography started from an obsession with travel – providing a vehicle to inspire others to venture far and wide. Photography allows Andy to draw on a destination’s culture and represent it visually – whether that is the bazars of India, landscapes of Iceland, or the iconic New York City skyline.
Over the years, Andy’s photography has developed to include as many styles as possible – from cityscapes to wildlife and time-lapse to portraiture. This approach has allowed Andy to create content for international brands like Audi, Fairmont Group, One&Only, Visit Rwanda, and flydubai. Photography is all about visual story-telling and the opportunity to take people to some amazing destinations around the world via Andy’s lens. While many images these days are destined only for social media, Andy still firmly believes that the best place for a great photo is printed and hung on the wall. Andy takes pride in trying to capture images that will be well suited framed and enjoyed every day.
Andy is passionate about sharing knowledge of photography through workshops and photo tours. Andy currently guides private photography sessions, workshops for Nikon, and tours for Iceland Photo Tours, Daniel Kordan Photography, and PhotoPills.
Andy is a brand ambassador for Nikon Middle East and Manfrotto.
In a world where people are taking more photographs than ever before, Andy still loves the challenge of getting that perfect shot.
Talking particularly about India, Harsh has organized and lead photography tours in Leh and Ladakh, captured all hues of Lathmar Holi in Barsana, covered Kumbh Mela, trailed behind tigers during exclusive wildlife tours, cherished Pushkar Mela, clicked lost tribes of India and much more.
An enthusiastic Nikon user, he is doing photography since 2013 and is a keen contributor to Nat Geo. His dedicated work or should it be said his astoundingly captured images along with his interviews have been published many times in Asian Photography Magazine, newspapers including The Times of India, exhibitions, etc. Besides this, his work has also made it all the way to ICCR an international webinar inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister.