THROUGH THE LENS
Photograph Wildlife Tour Holiday Mammals Tigers and Birds of Rajesthan, India with Greentours
Our Through the Lens Tours focus on having the time to take good photographs; so more time in the field at fewer localities, with fewer hotels, and less time spent travelling. Our photography team of Chris Gardner (see his images on www.chrisgardnerphotography.com), Ansar Khan and Tony Beck (www.tonybeck.ca) will guide you and offer expert tuition in the field on subjects such as composition, lighting or camera use, or indeed whatever you’d like to ask them. These are tours that offer great opportunities for experienced photographers and beginners alike to work on macro photography of butterflies, insects and flowers, bird and mammal photography, and plain old magnificent scenery shots!
Northern India provides some of the world's most impressive wildlife and cultural spectacles and this tour aims to be there at the perfect time to capture the images of it. March/April offers fabulous light and concentrated wildlife – at Ranthambhor water will be scarce now as it is very warm and early mornings and evenings will see both us and the wildlife crowded around any water source! At Bharatpur the winter fogs will have dissipated and the breeding started so the birds will be too busy to worry about the cameras pointing at them!
Famous Bharatpur is renowned amongst birdwatchers and wildlife photographers worldwide. A fabulous array of herons, storks, cranes and wildfowl awaits us. Imperial and Spotted Eagles hunt over jheels inhabited by Purple Gallinules, Pheasant-tailed Jacanas and improbably tall Sarus Cranes. Woodlands are home to Long-tailed Nightjars, Dusky Eagle Owls and Siberian Rubythroats and other attractions in this remarkable wetland include Porcupines, Jackals, magnificent Rock Pythons and the graceful Jungle Cat. Only a short distance from Bharatpur lies one of the most beautiful works of man, Shah Jahan's love immortalised in marble, the incomparable Taj Mahal. Rajastan's beautiful Ranthambhor National Park will keep us enthralled with its rich and abundant mammal fauna including that ultimate predator - the Tiger! A magnificent eleventh century fort overlooks forests, lakes and grasslands inhabited by Blackbuck, Blue Bull, Jungle Cat, Striped Hyena, Wild Boar, Sambar, Sloth Bear and a rich variety of birds. These legendary locations can be savoured from the comfort of some superbly located lodges and hotels, allowing us to enjoy and photograph India's classic wildlife at our leisure.
Birds, Mammals and superb Landscapes. The Taj Mahal and Jaipur'sPinkCity.
Very easy. No more than two or three miles in any one day, and always at a relaxed pace ideally suited to photographers.
Included in the Price
All flights. All accommodation, transport and meals inIndia. All national park entrance fees. Services of the leaders. Please note: Drinks, tips, visas and items of a personal nature including travel insurance, are not included.
The minimum is 4 and the maximum is 12. Only one leader will accompany a group of 6 or less.
The Baratpur Bagh offer visitors quiet luxury, exceptional food, and luxuriant orchards to wander in – ‘Bagh’ means ‘garden’. Rooms are tastefully furnished, and like all rooms on this tour, have en suite showers and WCs. At Ranthambhor we stay in the Tiger Den situated along the road to the park entrance. The rooms are modern with very good bathrooms and are light and spacious. They have ceiling fans and air-conditioning. There is a swimming pool. The restaurant serves great food and provides an excellent breakfast before those jeep safaris into the reserve. In Jaipur we stay at the Jaipur Hilton, all five star luxury!
UK return direct flights are available from London Heathrow to Delhi. Add-ons are available from various UK airports*. Other indirect routes from regional UK Airports* may be available. *These routes may incur a supplement.
Dry and sunny virtually every day with low humidity. Temperatures are very pleasant in the mornings and afternoons, warm to really quite hot in the middle of the day, and cool during the night and early morning, especially at Ranthambhor.
How to Book
Contact us to check there is availability for the number of places you require. Download a booking form or contact us and we will send one to you. Complete and send to us. You will receive confirmation of your place and then a detailed information pack will be dispatched to you about twelve weeks before departure. This will contain up-to-date health information. Mammal and Bird checklists are available.