Rs. 19,000.00 onwards
Gaurav at the age of 3, having picked up a Kodak film camera gifted by his dad in 2001, began clicking pictures of his family members and pets. Later on, during one of his holidays, his father V.Ram Narayanan offered him his film SLR camera. Thus began Gaurav his true passion – capturing the wonders of the South Indian Wilderness. This interest has made him travel across the Indian sub-continent and around the world shooting it’s diverse and myriad wildlife. With a keen eye for perfection, Gaurav shoots all genres of wildlife.
2011: Highly Commended in the Veolia Environment Wildlife Photographer of the Year in the 11-14 years Category
2012:Highly Honored Winner in the Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards in the Youth category
2014: Category Finalist in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year in the Wild I Special Interactive Award Highly Honoured Winner in the Nature’s Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Awards in the Youth category
2016: Runner up in the Bird photographer of the Year, UK
An apt example of an Oasis is the Keoladeo Bird Sanctuary in Rajasthan. Keoladeo, in the city of Bharatpur has a very rich history dating back a few hundred years. Approximately 250 years ago, the Maharajas built bunds to create Wetlands which in due course of time became a magnet for a plethora of migratory and resident birds. Over the years, kings, viceroys and their guests enjoyed sport hunting of ducks and other birds.
But after 1982, wildlife laws were brought in and the sanctuary was declared a National Park. It was named Keoladeo Ghana; later in 1985, Keoladeo was declared a UNESCO world Heritage site.
Measuring just about 30 sq. Km. in size, the park is home to wide variety of avian fauna. Almost 400 species of birds call this heaven their home. With the arrival of winters, the migratory birds arrive on their southern sojurn. The mist rising up from the water and the golden light with a flock of ducks amidst is any photographer's dream.
Not to forget, there are mammals too in the park and on any given day, you are bound to chance up on Nilgai, Jungle cats, Jackals and deer. Occasionally, you could see an Indian Rock Python basking in the sun.
The winters are coming! This is your chance to experience the bounties of this Heritage site. Don't waste time and shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 01 [November 28, 2018]:
- Guests arrive in Bharatpur by noon. After check-in, the group meets for lunch. The Rickshaw drivers will arrive in time to enter the park at 3:00 pm. We will spend the entire evening exploring the various wetlands for ducks in particular.
Day 02 [November 29, 2018]:
The guests will leave with packed breakfast at 6:00 am to the gate. The day’s focus will be to maximize the opportunities with the fog and golden light in the morning. After breakfast, based on the activity of birds, the next plan will be decided.
Time permitting, we will try to make some silhouettes and return to the lodge after sunset. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner before retiring for the day.
Day 03 [November 30, 2018]:
- The day’s schedule will remain the same as day 2. However, we will focus on different subjects today as compared to day 2.
Day 04 [December 1, 2018]:
Checkout and disperse to Ranthambhore or return home.
PER PERSON COST: Ex Bharatpur INR 26,999 on twin sharing basis for Indian Nationals
Ex Bharatpur USD 500 on twin sharing basis for Indian Nationals.
Rs. 34,999.00Back to Wild Winters
Jim Corbett National park, is the oldest park in India which was established in the year 1936 to protect the Bengal tiger. There are close to 70,000 visitors every year and the crowd has been on the increase. Corbett has got more than 488 species of ‘fauna’ and a variety of plants. This makes it one of the best parks in the world. Apart from Royal Bengal Tiger Corbett is also a home to a sizeable population of the endangered Asiatic elephant and other critically endangered species including the Ghariyal. Some of the other known mammal species reside in Corbett include Asiatic Black Bear, Hog Deer, Sambar, Sloth Beer, Yellow-throated marten, Otters and many more to list. Corbett also hosts a diversity of aqua fauna and birdlife with approximately 600 species including the great pied hornbill, white-Backed Vulture, Hodgson's bushchat, orange breasted green pigeon, Pallas fish eagle, golden oriole, tawny fish owl, Indian Pitta, Scarlet Minivet and reptile like the critically endangered Ghariyal, mugger Crocodiles, the king Cobra and many more to list. The tiger is not only the star attraction of the Jim Corbett National Park but is the most celebrated of the wild animals in India. This wonderful creature of God symbolizes the power of nature and finds an important place in our culture, mythology and legends. The majesty has been treated and worshiped as the ruler of the forest.
Summer (March to September): 19^C to 46^C (October to February): 2^C to 30^C.
New Delhi. It is about 5 to 6 hours jouney from Delhi.
Ramnagar. A lot of trains ply from Old Delhi to Ramnagar. Bookings need to be made in advance.
Best Time to visit
January to March & November to December.
Arrive at Delhi from your home destinations. Our drivers would be ready to pick you up from the airport to drive you to Ramnagar. Have lunch enroute. Reach the resort by late evening. The tour skipper would brief you all about the next four days program. Dinner and retire at the resort
Wake up early morning, and proceed towards the most sought off zone at Corbett, The Dhikala Grass lands. The entry gate is about 30 kms from the resort and the winding roads during winters would make you dream. Wear warm clothes to protect yourself from the elements. Snugging under a thick jacket and blanket is always fun!! At the gate, you have to produce your original id cards and get the permits. Our drives and the tour skipper would help you in this. You have entered the jungle now!! The drive to the FRH would take about two hours. The pristine jungle of Corbett, will take you off your feet with its breath taking landscapes. Luck people have encountered the Big cat as soon as they enter the jungle!! So keep your fingers crossed. Reach the FRH ( Forest rest house ). Settle down. Lunch is served from 1PM. Only veg food is served at FRH as it is right in the core jungle. The Ramganga river flowing with the mist slowly trying to wake up is a sight you can never miss. After noon game drive starts at 2PM. Assemble on time to get the best out of your drives.Meet in the evening for some learnings, knowledge sharing on Wildlife Movie about Corbett Tigers etc. More details on this once we get there, over night at Dhikala forest rest House.
Our experienced drivers would take you across the grass lands. Their terrain and animal behavioural knowledge is second to none!! The cold breeze from the Ramganga river would make you think, why do i have to go back to an Urban town. For one last day, you would want to listen to the cracking sound of the wooden bridge across the river when you drive on top of it. Over night at FRH.
Wake up early, enjoy a small drive in the jungle. Today, you would be requested to have an early breakfast as you need to drive back to town. Transfer to Delhi by Road in AC vehicles.Drop at Delhi Airport, End of Tour..
PER PERSON COST: INR 35,999/- .
(Additional 5% of the tour cost would be charged as GST).
DHIKALA ZONE - COST INCLUDES:
DHIKALA ZONE - COST EXCLUDES:
Rs. 106,500.00Back to Wild Winters
Masai Mara is one of the largest game parks in the world. It lies in the Narok county of Kenya. Formed in the year 1961, this park covers a large area of 1861 sq kms. The word Mara means spotted in Masai language. Spotted with acatia trees these endless plains are a land of wilderness treasures. The open grasslands are filled with cheetah, lion, millions of wildebeest, and over 450 species of birdlife, including vultures, marabou storks, secretary birds, horn- bills, crowned cranes, ostriches, long-crested eagles, and African pygmy falcons. The shy black rhinoceros population is difficult to spot except at a great distance. Mara is usually referred as the Mecca of wildlife. The World biggest spectacle happens when more than 4 million wildebeests and other ungulates cross to the Mara during end July to October. This event attracts more than half a million tourists every year to Maasai Mara.
Arrive to Nairobi, JKIA international airport by 7PM. Our drivers would be ready to pick you up and drop at the hotel ( Ibis or similar ). After a short briefing about the tour, have dinner and retire for the day.
After an early morning breakfast, you would start your journey to Maasai Mara by road. The drive takes about 6 hours and one drives through rift valley. The first stop is at the escarpment, where you can get down and immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape. After a light refreshment, you head to Maasai Mara. Check in the resort ( Kimana or similar ). Spend your time at leisure that evening at the camp fire. Dinner and rest at the resort.
Day 03 to Day 06:
Enjoy morning/ evening game drives at Maasai Mara game reserve with packed breakfast and lunch. Maasai Mara is home for the Big 5 and during this period, one can witness some very interesting river crossings and hunts. This is the best season to explore Mara.
Get up at liesure, have breakfast and drive to Nairobi. Lunch would be served enroute. We would stop over at a curio shop for you to purchase the articles which the Maasai tribe make. End of tour.
50% advance to be paid on the time of booking, balance 50% on or before July 15th 2019
All guests have to carry their original/valid Yellow fever and Oral polio certificates along with valid passport (must have a minimum 6 months validity from the return date )during travel
VISA must be applied online. We shall share the link once the booking is done
Any bank dollar conversion charges increase or fluctuation would be borne by the guests, this would be intimated if required on a timely basis
Maasai village visIt is optionaL and can be arranged at a cost of USD 30 per person per visit
Balloon safari is optional and cost per drive would be USD 650