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Tiger, Taj & Temple

India Photo Tour

Tiger, Taj & Temple

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Photo Tour India

This unique photo tour India combines fantastic opportunities to photograph tigers in the wild in combination with visiting some of the country’s iconic highlights.

India impresses with beautiful national parks and tiger reserves, which offers the best chances to observe and photograph tigers and other wildlife. The photo tour takes place at the end of February. From our point of view the ideal travel time for tiger watching. The dry season is already in full swing. This increases the chances of tiger sightings. At this time of year, the light is still nice and soft in the early morning and late afternoon, and it is also not yet unbearably hot as in the months of April and May.

The attractive program of the photo tour India also includes a visit to the imposing Taj Mahal in Agra and the “Pink City” Jaipur with its lively bazaars, colorful squares and impressive forts. Another highlight of this trip is a visit to Varanasi, the oldest city in India and the cosmic center of Hinduism. You will photograph colorful and radiant Hindu ceremonies on the banks of the river, impressive portraits of sadhus and pilgrims and take a boat trip on the holy river Ganges.

Travel with us to India and capture the unique magic of this country, its people and its animals with your camera. 

01 - 13 March 2025 (only two spots left)

13 days / 12 nights from/to Delhi

maximum 7 guests

Delhi – Agra – Ranthambore National Park – Jaipur – Varanasi – Delhi

English- and German speaking photo guides

This India Photo Tour offers extraordinary highlights!

  • This tour combines extensive wildlife viewing opportunities with beautiful nature and vibrant cities.
  • Observe and photograph the king of the jungle, the tiger, and other animals such as leopards, sloth bears, and many more in the beautiful animal kingdom Ranthambore National Park.
  • You will go for a game drive twice a day in the Ranthambhore National Park to maximise your chance of great sightings.
  • Only 2 guests per safari vehicle in Ranthambore National Park!
  • Experience the impressive Taj Mahal and photograph it during sunrise and sunset in the most beautiful light.
  • Dive into the lively and vibrant “Pink City” Jaipur and visit colourful bazaars, impressive forts and stately palaces. You will be thrilled.
  • Experience the impressive pilgrimage streams and radiant Hindu ceremonies at the holy river Ganges in Varanasi.
  • Accompanied by Amazing Views and very experienced local professional photographers, safari guides and naturalists.

Photo Guide

Thomas Brühlmann

Thomas Brühlmann

Amazing Views Photo Guide

On this photo tour you will also be accompanied by a local photo guide. Benefit from their profound know-how, both of them will be at your side with advice and support. You will bring home fantastic pictures from India.

Our local guide has a lot of experience in dealing with photographers and knows how to put the photo motives in the best light. You will also benefit from local guides, naturalists and rangers.

Price

01 – 13 March 2025

CHF 9’750.- / USD 11’120.- | Price per person sharing (double occupancy)

CHF 11’180.- / USD 12’750.- | Price per person (single occupancy)

Included in the Price

Photographic support by a local, Indian professional photographer

Guiding & Support by a photo tour guide from Amazing Views

Guiding in English and German

Local, experienced naturalists / guides in the national parks

Permits for two game drives per day in Ranthambhore National Park

Park admissions

Overnight stays according to travel description

All meals (full board) as per program

Activities / game drives according to travel description

All transfers from/to Delhi in an air-conditioned private vehicle

Domestic flights Jaipur/Varanasi & Varanasi/Delhi

Additional baggage on domestic flights (25 kg instead of 15 kg checked baggage)

Not included in the Price

travel to/from Delhi

Beverages

Personal expenses

Meals not listed above

Optional transfers and excursions

Gratuities

Any visa fees and airport taxes

Cancellation cost insurance, travel insurance

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What our clients say

Manfred

A beautiful country with open, friendly and sociable people. There were so many new impressions and photo motives every day that after a short time the everyday life seemed far away. Jenny and the local tour guide organized everything super and showed us participants many beautiful places and it allowed us to concentrate on the situation and on taking pictures. A great trip with Amazing Views through Myanmar, I can only recommend it to everyone!

Myanmar, November/December 2019

Jürgen & Sonja

We found Jenny’ s kind, calm & competent support, Organization of the buses and hotels very good. Also, the 2 days with the friendly, dedicated professional photographers gave us a lot. The golden rock was overwhelming, also because we had 2 days’ time. Unforeseen encounters with a village festival or the nuns were impressive.

Myanmar, November/December 2019

Stephan

Myanmar is definitely worth a trip for a photographer. For the duration of the tour the number of stops is appropriate and there is enough time for taking pictures. The people are great - if you give them a smile, you will get a smile back. I hope that it will stay like that. The group size with a maximum of 8 people is also perfect for taking pictures with the local photo professionals. An absolute highlight is the balloon flight over Bagan, simply unforgettable.

Myanmar, November 2018

Denise

Extensive journey. Impressive were not only the buildings and nature, but above all the friendly, open and sociable people. Exciting were also the two days with local professional photographers, who gave insights into their work. The active teaching on the second day was also instructive and stimulating.

Myanmar, November 2018
13 days
7 guests + 2 photo guides Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    03.03.2025
  • Return Time
    13.03.2025
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Day 1 – Arrival to Delhi

After your individual arrival in Delhi, you will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel. The flight with Swiss International Air Lines arrives in Delhi at midnight, at around 00:45.
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Day 2 – Fabulous Taj Mahal

After breakfast, drive to Agra (approx. 3-4 hours drive) and check into your hotel. Before sunset, head to the banks of the Yamuna River , just on time. From here you photograph the fabulous Taj Mahal in the beautiful soft light across the river.
The Great Mogul Shah Jahan had this imposing building built as a mausoleum for himself and his wife. Anyone entering the gardens for the first time is enraptured by the perfect harmony that results from the symmetry and detail executed down to the smallest detail. Both the Red Fort and the Taj Mahal are UNESCO World Heritage monuments.
Return to the hotel and dinner. Overnight stay in Agra.
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Day 3 – From Agra to Ranthambhore

In the morning, visit the Taj Mahal to photograph it in the best light for sunrise. Afterwards, return to the hotel for breakfast.
After check-out, the journey continues towards Ranthambhore. The drive takes about 5-6 hours. 
Around evening you will reach Ranthambhore and check into your hotel. In the evening there will be a presentation with tips & tricks on wildlife photography. Dinner and overnight at Ranthambhore.
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Day 4 - 7 – Ranthambhore National Park

During the following days you will go on a game drives in the national park in the morning and afternoon. You will share a safari vehicle with another person. Only 2 persons in a vehicle gives you enough space to take pictures. The enchanting landscape of forests and grasslands offers excellent opportunities for game viewing. With a bit of luck, you will soon see and photograph the first tigers or other wildlife.
Ranthambhore National Park is one of the largest national parks in India. It is known for its regular and spectacular sightings of tigers. Besides, many other species of animals and more than 300 species of birds live in the park. Ranthambhore was a maharaja's hunting ground until 1970 and has been a protected area ever since. The beautiful nature and landscape peppered with old, dilapidated maharajah palaces combined with the unbelievably diverse wildlife has something fairy-tale like about it and in some places is reminiscent of Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book.
Dinner and overnight at Ranthambhore.
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Day 8 - From Ranthambhore to Jaipur

After a relaxed breakfast, the journey continues to Jaipur. The journey takes about 3 hours. In the afternoon you reach Jaipur and check into your hotel.
Jaipur is also known as the "Pink City". On the occasion of a visit by Prince Albert of England in the 19th century, all the houses in the old town had to be painted in the traditional colour of hospitality. Discover this vibrant city with your camera and photograph colourful bazaars, palaces and temples in the best light.
Towards evening, you will be out and about in the old bazaars of Jaipur, taking photos of the colourful and lively goings-on. The next motif is the famous Palace of the Winds, Hawa Mahal. You photograph the extraordinary building in the perfect light of the blue hour. Afterwards dinner and overnight in Jaipur.
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Day 9 - Jaipur

Early in the morning, visit the majestic Amber Fort, towering high above Jaipur. Colourfully decorated elephants take tourists up to the fort. The interior of the fort offers numerous corridors and alleys and a magnificent hall of mirrors. The filigree carvings and enchanting wall paintings will delight you. Here you will find countless great motifs to photograph.
After visiting the Amber Fort, drive to the City Palace. The imposing building is proof of the richness of Indian history. Walk with your camera through the numerous courtyards and discover the rare collection of valuable textiles, carpets, paintings and antique weapons in the museum.
Later, photograph the impressive palace by the lake. Jal Mahal will delight you in the most beautiful evening light. Afterwards, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
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Day 10 - From Jaipur to Delhi

In the morning, photograph the colourful happenings at the motley flower market.
After check-out, travel back to Delhi. Dinner and overnight at a hotel near the airport.
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Day 11 – Flight from Delhi to Varanasi

After breakfast, drive to the nearby airport and fly to Varanasi. Arrive in Varanasi and transfer to the hotel.
Varanasi is one of the oldest cities in the world and is considered the holiest city in Hinduism. In Hindu mythology, Varanasi is considered the cosmic centre of the universe. No wonder Varanasi is the spiritual capital of India and attracts countless Hindu pilgrims who bathe here in the holy waters of the Ganges and perform funeral rituals. The city's winding streets are lined with some 2,000 temples, including the "Golden Temple" Kashi Vishwanath, dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
The American writer Mark Twain spoke of Varanasi as follows: "Varanasi is older than history, older than tradition, older than legends, and looks twice as old as all these things put together."
Already this evening you are on your way to the Ganges to photograph the religious ceremonies there. Afterwards, you will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
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Day 12 – Varanasi

You will spend the whole day in Varanasi photographing the spectacular scenery. You will take a boat tour in the morning to photograph the Hindus at their bathing ritual on the Ganges. You will also be out and about in the narrow streets and alleys of Varanasi, which offer great photo opportunities. At sunset, you will be at the Ganges once again to observe and photograph the exciting religious ceremonies that take place here every day.
Full of impressive experiences and certainly many great photos, you return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
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Day 13 – End of the photo tour

In the morning, you have the last opportunity to photograph the pilgrims on the Ganges.
Afterwards, you will fly back to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, you will check into a hotel near the airport, where you will be offered a day room including dinner.
Later, you will be transferred to the airport in time for your onward journey home or individually. The flight with Swiss International Airlines to Zurich departs after midnight at approximately 02.00 hrs.

Accommodation

Delhi

Modern hotel in the immediate vicinity of Delhi airport. It offers you a comfortable stay and is ideally located for a night immediately before or after your flight. The modern rooms are equipped with bath/shower, desk, air conditioning, TV, telephone, internet access, minibar and safe. Several restaurants provide a wide culinary range with Asian and Western menus as well as barbecue specialties. A lounge invites you to linger.

Agra

The hotel is located in the Taj Ganj district of Agra, just under three kilometres from the Taj Mahal. All rooms have a flat-screen satellite TV and a safe. All rooms also offer an electric kettle, a minibar and a desk, as well as a private bathroom with toiletries. The hotel has an infinity pool, a spa and fitness room, and a restaurant.

Ranthambore

Adjacent to the Ranthambhore National Park is our small stylish hotel with a family and sustainable ambience. The accommodation is set in a beautiful garden on a huge plot of land that provides home and food for local wildlife. The restaurant serves food, most of which is grown on the hotel's own farm. Electricity is self-produced and rainwater is collected. In addition, nature and the environment were taken into consideration in the construction of the accommodation. The rooms are modern equipped and have bathrooms. They offer a great view of nature. The accommodation also has a beautiful pool.

Jaipur

Our accommodation is a typical Haveli hotel in an atmospheric old merchant's house in the Pink City. The hotel's rooms are elegantly furnished with an atmospheric mix of yesteryear luxury and modern amenities. Each room is unique and all rooms have an en-suite bathroom, satellite TV, WIFI, safe, tea and coffee making facilities and minibar. The hotel has two restaurants, a spa area and a swimming pool.

Varanasi

the hotel in Varanasi is a modern five-star accommodation and is located about five kilometres from the city centre in the middle of a large, quiet garden. The rooms are comfortable and modern and feature bathroom, satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, safe, hairdryer, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities and 24-hour room service. The hotel offers two restaurants, an elegant bar, a lounge, a wellness area, a fitness room and a beautiful pool.

National Parks & Tiger Photo Safaris

The number of jeeps in the national parks is very limited. The corresponding permits must be booked well in advance. It is therefore necessary to book early for this trip.

Language

The photo tour will be guided in German and English.

Fitness Level

The photo tour does not have any particular physical demands.

Climate

Due to India's large north-south expanse, temperatures vary considerably from region to region. The southwest monsoon brings the necessary rains from June to the end of September, starting in southern India and moving up into the northern areas to Rajasthan. There are three clearly distinguishable seasons. The hot season from March to May, the rainy season from June to October and the temperate season from November to February. The average temperature over the year in Delhi, for example, is around 30 degrees Celsius, but it can reach around 40 degrees in May/June and drops to around 8 degrees in December/January. The months of December to March/early April are ideal for trips to India and tiger safaris.

Health

For travel to certain areas of India, malaria prophylaxis and the usual vaccinations are strongly recommended. Please seek advice from a tropical doctor, institute or your family doctor. In India, you should be careful with food and, for example, drink tap water and avoid ice cream on the streets and in markets. Ice cubes in drinks can also contain infectious germs. The same applies to unpeeled fruit, salad, raw meat and raw fish. The rule of thumb is: "cook it, peel it or leave it". It is advisable to take an individually compiled first-aid kit (medicines for diarrhoea, pain, fever, stomach upset, cold, ointment, sunburn, disinfectant, mosquito repellent, plasters, bandages, throat tablets). Use mosquito sprays, especially after dark, to protect yourself from mosquito bites. If you are dependent on certain medicines, you should take a sufficient supply with you from home. Before you leave, check whether your health insurance adequately covers medical treatment abroad.

Power / electricity

The electricity voltage is 220 volts. Power cuts are relatively frequent. In many cases, three-pin sockets are available, but an adapter (plug) is necessary for India.

Double room

Single travellers can book half of a double room. If there is no other guest who wants to share the room, the single room surcharge will apply.

India Visa

The visa required to enter India must be obtained in advance from the Visa Service in Bern (or for French-speaking areas from the Consulate General in Geneva) or online.

Insurance

We strongly advise you to purchase insurance for cancellation and return journey costs, which will be needed in the event of a secluded region being evacuated, a local hospital stay or return travel costs to your home country.

Travel information FDFA

The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA regularly publishes information on countries in which there may be security policy or other risks. The FDFA's travel advice is based on its own trustworthy sources of information. These travel tips can be found on the FDFA's website: www.eda.admin.ch

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Prices

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