Gear up for a photo expedition in the wilderness of Periyar. Travel with accomplished photo artists with brilliant track records. Here, you get an opportunity to travel and shoot shoulder to shoulder with some of the most respected wildlife & travel photographers, learn and improve your skills, all at once.
Tour Highlights :
Wildlife Safari with a difference ,cause here every safari is on boats and not on jeep.
Periyar Tiger Reserve is one of the best potential locations for long term tiger conservation due to its vastness and contiguity with forests of Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
Perfect season as it is the season of Elephant migration.
Visiting the Jungle during full moon days is in itself an experience to relish.
Learn photography from the expert who does wildlife photography for more than 25 years
Day1 : 05-04-2012 9.30 pm : Assemble at Ireboot Office, Indiranagar, Bangalore 10 pm : Leave from Bangalore to Periyar
Day2 : 06-04-2012 6 am : Check in at Bamboo Grove, Thekkady. 6.30 am : Quick Freshen up and head out for a Nature Walk in the forest. ( Trek for about 2 Hours ) 8.30 am - 9.30 am : Freshen up and ready for breakfast . 9.30 am -10.30 am : Breakfast 10.30 am : Introduction to Photography , a presentation . 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm : Lunch 2.30pm -3.30pm : Rest 3.30pm : To the boat landing for a boat ride into Periyar Tiger Reserve ( Boat Ride for 2 Hours ) 7pm : Creative expressions of Nature , a presentation by Balan Madhavan 8.30pm - 9.30pm : Dinner
Day 3 : 07-04-2012 6am : Early morning sunrise photography of the landscapes. 7am : Boat ride into Periyar Tiger Reserve ( 2 Hours ) 9.30am - 10.30 am : Breakfast 11am : More photography and discussions about the equipment, Q & A sessions. 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm : Lunch 2.30pm -3.30pm : Rest 3.30pm : To the boat landing for a boat ride into Periyar Tiger Reserve ( Boat Ride for 2 Hours ) 7pm : Review Sessions 8pm- 9pm : Dinner 10pm : Checkout from Bamboo reserve and leave to Bangalore
Day 4 : 08-04-2012 6am : Arrive at Bangalore.
About the Mentor :
You will be guided by our expert wildlife & conservation photograher Balan Madhavan . The man who is the only member of International League of Conservation Photographers. He is the winner of United Nations (UNEP) photography award in the year 1992. Participated in recent NatGeo & Skoda Yeti collaborated expedition. Article 1 & Article 2 Some of the videos of Balan Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Video 4
Program inclusive of travel to/fro Bangalore, cottages rent on twin-sharing, all meals & snacks, 1 nature walk and 3 boat safari, all entry tickets, and mentor fees
Accommodation - Bamboo Groove at Thekkady (cottages on twin-sharing basis).
What to bring - A DSLR with all the available lenses & flash, circular polarizer filter, a sturdy tripod, lots of memory cards and a torch.