HOLI CELEBRATION IN BARSANA, NANDAGAON AND VRINDAVAN, 2018
PHOTOGRAPHIC TOUR WITH FOTORBIT
Holi, the festival of colours, is celebrated all around the world, but the biggest and most colourful gathering takes place in Mathura and Vrindavan of Uttar Pradesh, India. This is the only destination which witnesses an extraordinary vibrancy of culture & colours during this festive season.
Holi is mostly celebrated in the Braj region (also known as Lord Krishna’s kingdom), especially in locations associated with Lord Krishna and Radha i.e.Barsana, Nandgaon and Vrindavan. Barsana was the birth place of Radha, whereas, Nandgaon where Lord Krishna spent his childhood and adolescence period. Both of them are said to love each other immensely. It is believed that Lord Krishna being dark in complexion and Radha being fair, he would apply colour on her face to look similar. One day Lord Krishna was eavesdropping on Radha and her group of friends and was teasing them; the women of Barsana took offence and chased Lord Krishna and his friends away by running after them with lathis (wooden sticks) and thus began the ritual of Lathmar Holi that the people of Barsana and Nandgaon celebrate every year with immense fun. It’s an atmosphere of pomp, gaiety and carnival.
Travel Photography is all about getting the real essence of the place i.e. knowing local culture, interacting with local people, watching their celebrations, experience their way of life. During our photography tour we will focus to capture the spirit of this colourful event and mood of local people. We will guide you to cover these events and explore the streets of Vrindavan and later will help you in selecting and editing of photographs.
22nd Feb, 2018 : Arrival of participants in our pre-booked hotel at Vrindavan after 12noon. Tour briefing will be done and introduction of participants to each other. Various safety measures will also be discussed for the camera and photographers during the tour.
23rd Feb, 2018: We will start around 9am for Barsana after breakfast to experience the riot of colours of Lathmar Holi. The event takes place in the beautiful campus of the Radha-Rani temple of Barsana. Here, men from Nandgaon, the land of Krishna come to play Holi with the women of Barsana and hope of raising their flag over temple complex. But, instead of colours they are greeted with sticks by the gopis (maidens).
24th Feb, 2018 : Today will visit Sirji Temple of Nandagaon for Samaj Celebration. Today the men of Nandgaon reciprocate and drench everybody specially the women-folk in colours of kesudo, naturally occurring orange-red dye and palash and the women of Nandgoan beat the invaders from Barsana.
25th Feb, 2018 :Today morning we will explore holi celebration at the famous Banke Bihari Temple and streets of Vrindavan. Evening we will shoot the aarti at Yamuna ghat.
26th Feb, 2018 : Today morning, we will do a photo review session. After lunch, we will end our program.
Cost of Trip :
The total fee for these 4 days tour for Indian Nationals is Rs. 13,200/- and for foreigners 300 US$ per person for a double / shared room of same sex. For single occupancy fee will increase. To book your seat, you are required to pay the entire tour fee in advance.
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis (persons of same sex) on a standard clean hotel, with western toilet.
- It will cover all vegetarian meals and mineral water (breakfast, lunch and dinner), starting from 22nd Feb, 2018 lunch to 26th Feb, 2018 lunch.
- All local transports related with our photo tour i.e. hiring of cars from Vrindavan to Barsana and Nandgaon.
- Mentor’s fee for on field assistances ,image reviews and guidance on post processing
FEE DOESN’T INCLUDES
- Train/flight tickets to and fro Mathura/Vrindavan
- Pick up and drop from Mathura station or any airport upto Vrindavan hotel
- Any additional food items or beverage during meals.
- Any personal habit or expenses
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY
If you cancel your registration, then you will be refunded according to the following schedule, based on the full fee of the Workshop:
- Greater than 60 days from the start date of the Workshop: 90% refund
- 45 days or more: 75% refund
- 30 days or more: 50% refund
- Less than 30 days: 25% refund
REGISTER NOW! Holi workshop is limited for 12 persons. After you register, we will send you an email regarding the booking and payment options. For more details and queries, contact us at [email protected] OR call +91-8605013985 / +91-8420124417 OR visit our website www.fotorbit.com
- Single room supplementoption available. Ask for details.
- Post-tour extensionoption is available(condition applied). If you are interested, ask for details.
Under any unavoidable circumstances, if we have to cancel our photo tour, your entire booking money will be refunded.
We don’t have any control over weather condition, accidents or any medical emergencies. Under any unforeseen condition we may have to change our schedule. We expect your cooperation under such circumstances.
Frequently asked Questions (FAQ)
Am I eligible for this tour?
Anyone above 18 years (unless accompanied by a parent or guardian) is welcome to join this photo tour.
I am new in photography. Will I join this trip?
Yes off course. This tour is for all photography enthusiastic people. The more you travel and explore, your photographic eye will open. To polish your photographic skills you should join us. Moreover, our Team leaders will ensure to give special attention to the beginners.
What photographic equipments are required for this Trip?
Well, even point and shoot camera will work fine. If you have DSLR camera, any zoom lens and a wide angle lens will work best. Laptop with post processing software, external hard drive, and extra memory cards will be helpful. Camera protection equipments are necessary.
What is the difference between Fotorbit’s Photo Tour and other tours?
We are not offering a package tour for general tourists; it is specifically meant for photography enthusiastic people and designed by experienced professional photographers. You will discover the place and learn a lot about the most colourful event of India, local people and their culture which is important part of our travel photography. We will help you to capture those right moments using better compositions and techniques. Our Team Leaders will help our guests to learn camera settings, framing and as well as post processing. If that’s what you are looking for then surely join us in this exciting Vrindavan photo tour with Fotorbit.
What we can expect from Fotorbit Team Leaders?
Our team leaders will help our participants to guide with camera techniques, on field assistance, composition of a frame, use of camera and lens in most effective way. There will be post shoot critique session with ours team leaders and sharing with knowledge and experiences. We will also give guidance on post-processing to enhance the quality of your photographs. Fotorbit is committed to give its guests personal attention.