Embark on a visual adventure that will light up your spirit and your lens with the stunning scenery and sacred culture of Northern India. From palaces to local villages, through ancient cities to religious sites, we move slowly and allow time for our ideas, experiences and perfect light to align. We get to the heart of each of our destinations by meeting local people, enjoying a cup of chai, and wandering instead of rushing. We put aside notions of traditional travel photography and open ourselves to creating more mindful imagery as we immerse into sacred India.
Our introduction to New Delhi comes from a dynamic speaker who shares the artistic and spiritual traditions unique to Northern India. From there we delve into the pulsing and chaotic Chandi Chowk market to watch merchants haggle over old world goods and spices. We take in the stunning Mughal architecture, taste the incredible cuisine and visit India’s largest Sikh temple.
After two days in New Delhi, a short flight brings us to picturesque Udaipur. Known as the “Lake City,” it is considered the most romantic city in India. For three mornings, we enjoy our breakfast overlooking the shimmering Lake Pichola and get lost within the fantastical City Palace built along its shores. Udaipur’s old city is a charming maze of timeless and winding narrow streets perfect for visual exploration.While in Udaipur, we'll witness and participate in the fascinating and colorful Holi Festival! We'll join locals as they celebrate in the streets, markets and in their homes, fully experiencing this unique celebration. Get ready for the colors, the music, the energy and of course, the endless photo opportunities.
A half-day’s drive from Udaipur brings us to the laidback town of Bundi, where we find respite from India’s typical intensity. The population here is an interesting mix of Hindus, Muslims and Jains all living peacefully together within a town of traditional pastel blue buildings. Few travelers have heard of Bundi, but it’s absolutely worth a visit. Here we will enjoy the slower pace of a smaller town and have to time edit and share images as well.
After three nights in Bundi our final in-country flight brings us to the labyrinth of alleyways of Varanasi: the oldest living city in the world and the holiest city in the Hindu tradition. During our final three days, we witness the morning prayers on the banks of the Ganges and discover the faith that fuels more than 2,000 temples. We gain a new perspective as we watch mourners carry their dead to the funeral pyres, and hear the devout echo their emotions through the streets. The smell of incense swirling around every corner encourages you to discover images that represent your own interpretations of what is in and around you. Our adventure concludes with a celebration dinner where we may share our photography and our stories.
Our photographic journey parallels our travels; as we uncover the dynamic layers of India, a new consciousness also appears within our imagery. Join us and redirect your approach to seeing within fascinating and sacred India.