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DPC PhotoBus to Jaisalmer

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About Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer is a former medieval trading center and princely state in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, in the heart of the Thar Desert. Known as the “Golden City,” it’s distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture. Dominating the skyline is Jaisalmer Fort, a sprawling hilltop citadel buttressed by 99 bastions. Behind its massive walls stand the ornate Maharaja’s Palace and intricately carved Jain temples.

The trip

DPC announces one more exciting trip to Jaiselmer .This trip will be a 3 day 4 night photo capture trip. We will be going by road in a tempo traveller .

Day 1

23th Feb, Friday- leave from IIT Delhi, main gate at9.00 pm (pls be there 20 mins prior to departure)

Day 1 – 24th Feb, Friday

Reach Jaiselmer by 11.00 am after capturing sunrise from the dunes. Post lunch we will go to Gharisar Lake and evening as usual we will be covering the fort from distance so that we may get the complete fort.

Day 2 – 25st Feb, Saturday
Visiting the village Kuldhara and evening sunset at Sam Sandunes 

 Day 3 – 26nd Feb, Sunday
Local Jaiselmer with few famous havalies and fort.

 By 5.00 pm: Start back for Delhi and reaching delhi on 27th morning 

Other Important Details: 


1. Stay: will be on sharing basis at a comfortable guest house..
2. Mode of travel: We will be travelling in an AC TEMPO traveller together.
3. Gear: Jaiselmer offers some breathtaking shots. Hence wide angle and zoom lens are advised with camera covers because of desert festival Celebrations.
Please wear comfortable clothes according to the weather, comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking, take your hats/caps, shades and sunscreen.
4. Meal: Simple vegetarian meals will be provided by the club.
The group will follow the itinerary mentioned above, however if one wants to visit places at one owns will, can visit accordingly on their own.
Fee: Rs. 10500 per person, DPC members: Rs. 9800 per person.

The cost includes stay, travel and food. Does not include tickets for camera and equipment if any. 

Anything taken in room service at guest house will be paid individuals.

To register www.delhiphotographyclub.com/register

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DPC Pune Heritage Photowalk Pashan lake 3rd Dec 2016

p1020374DPC Pune Chapter announces next photo walk at Pashan Lake.  3rd Dec Saturday 

Pashan lake is a manmade lake, built by bunding a small rivulet (Ramnadi). The rivulet originates from Bavdhan and flows via Pashan, SutarwadiBaner to Someshwarwadi before flowing into the main Mula river.The total catchment area is 40 square kilometres (15 sq mi). Lake served as a source of water to old Pashan village, for growing crops all the year round and to nearby Governor’s house. Lake and its surrounding area attracts migratory birds and so is popular spot for bird watchersPune Municipal Corporation (PMC) has constructed a 300-metre footpath called the nature trail alongside the lake. It is constructed along the western shore of Pashan lake. Also, PMC has built a bamboo plantation and wall alongside the lake to protect it and attract birds. Within municipal limits of Pune city, Pashan has the maximum hill area of 5111.89 hectors (excluding 23 fringe villages). 

Date :  3rd December 2016. 

 The photo walk will start from the main gate of the Pashan Lake complex at 6.45 am. 

 Participants should reach the venue at least 5 minutes before the start if they want to see and capture the sunrise which is enerally around 6.45-6.50 am.

Activity open to all. 

Please Note : if you register and confirm that you will be attending and do not turn up, you have denied someone as enthusiastic as you, a chance of the walk. Therefore, please register and confirm only if you are reasonably certain to make it on the day :)

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DPC annonces photobus to Orchha (MP) 16-18th Dec 2016

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DPC announces latest Photobus trip to Orccha scheduled for  16th Dec to 18th Dec 2016.

On a seasonal island on the bank of the Betwa River, which has been surrounded by a battlement wall, stands a huge palace-fort. The fort consists of several connected buildings erected at different times, the most noteworthy of which is the Raja Mahal.

The Ram Raja Temple is built on a square base and has an almost entirely plain exterior, relieved by projecting windows and a line of delicate domes along the summit. The Jahangir Mahal  is built on a rectangular base and is relieved by a circular tower at each corner surmounted by a dome, while two lines of graceful balconies supported on brackets mark the central storeys. The roof is crowned by eight large fluted domes, with smaller domes between them, connected by an ornamental balustrade. The Jahangir Mahal is considered to be a singularly beautiful specimen of Mughal architecture. A point worth mentioning here is that the mother for Jahangir was also a Rajput, Jodha. It is with this in mind that the Rajput king of Orchha had built the Jahangir Mahal. Chaturbhuj Temple  is an old temple from the 9th century.

The Uth Khana (Camel Shelter) where the King’s camels were stationed is right next to the fort and is a must-see. Tourists can also climb on the roof of the Uth Khana and get a fantastic view of Orchha town. The ruins behind the fort complex are an even greater sight. It makes a tourist travel back in time and is an integral part of a visit to Orchha. It houses the residences of various military officers, ministers (housing, roads), gunpowder factory, etc. Although most are in absolute ruins, a silent walk through the ruins can give one goosebumps.

Numerous Cenotaps or Chhatris dot the vicinity of the fort and the Betwa river. Elsewhere about the town there is an unusual variety of temples and tombs, including the Chaturbhuj temple, which is built on a vast platform of stone. The more unguarded and neglected of these buildings are popular hangouts for tropical bees, wasps, and other such excitable stinging creatures.

Here are the trip details

Travel Details- from Delhi to Orchha

Date of Journey- 16 th December’ 16, Friday Night 10 PM 

Reaching Orchha on the morning of 17th December, Set out for Photography all day, clicking the river banks and the amazing temples

18th December  (Sun)

Ram Mandir , Set out to Photocapture fort and golden sunset.

River Betwa Timelapses and more 

18th Dec , 6 pm: Starting from orchha and reaching Delhi early morning.

Other Important Details

Stay: will be on twin sharing basis in a home stay environment.

Mode of travel: We will be travelling in an AC TEMPO traveller together.

Gear: You can carry tripods and wide angle lenses for cameras. Any camera is good for this trip so long as it is digital. For yourself, please wear light clothes, comfortable shoes, take hats/caps, shades and sunscreen!

Fee (per person): 6300 (including registration fee). Members Rs 5700

 Fee includes travel & group transfers, stay & meals. 

You can also pay the remaining amount at our club in Shahpur Jat Village by credit cards and cheques (in case of shortage of cash).

Please note: If for any reason you are not able to come, the registered amount is non-refundable and non transferable due to advance on accommodation reservations.

To register call 8826712162 or Register now online.

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DPC announces photobus to Puskar this november

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♫ Padhaaro mhaare desh ♫

Every November, the sleepy little township of Pushkar in Rajasthan, India comes alive with a riot of colors and a frenzied burst of activity. It’s the world’s largest Camel Fair! The Pushkar Mela. A truly unforgettable experience to capture the vibrancy of the entire state of Rajasthan in one place!
Be there to experience it!

The ‘Pilgrim City’ and one of the oldest Indian Cities, Pushkar is a picturesque town in Rajasthan. The prime attraction is the Holy Pushkar Lake, considered sacred by the Hindus.

About Puskar

Pushkar is one of the most ancient cities of India. Located in Rajasthan’s Ajmer district in midst of Aravali range, Pushkar is often called tirtha-raj, which literally means the king of pilgrim sites. It is also among the five pilgrim sites or dhams for people following Hinduism. There are several temples in Pushkar and the most famous temple is the Brahma temple, which is one of the few temples dedicated to Brahma in the world. Pushkar is also famous for the Pushkar Lake, which has 52 ghats. Pilgrims from across the country visit the lake to take a dip in its holy water. The sacred Pushkar Lake resounds with the chants and hymns from the 400 blue colored temples located on its banks. Pushkar is also called ‘the rose garden of Rajasthan’, because of the flower farming in and around the city. These flowers are exported across the world. Surrounded by hills, Pushkar is a popular destination among the devotees and tourists alike. In the recent years, Pushkar has become one of the most famous tourist destinations among Indian as well as international tourists. The annual Pushkar Camel Fair, which is held in November, is a major crowd puller. The spirituality and tranquility will make you fall in love with Pushkar instantly. The beautiful architectural heritage and its interesting history make Pushkar a must-visit place in India.

We look forward to have you along! So Book your seats, pack the camera gear and drown yourself in most memorable experiences.


Schedule:
Leaving Delhi: 10th November – Thursday Night 10 pm

Reach Pushkar 11th November by Morning, Check in at Hotel, Have Breakfast and rush to the Fair Site
Post Lunch : Rush to Pushkar Fair and mela ground for events and evening with mesmerizing sunset.
12th November (Saturday) Morning: capture the Sunrise, visit the fair and also doing the local markets of Puskar.

13th November (Sunday) Visiting the famous Brahma Temple known as the Jagatpita Brahma Mandir . Late evening head back to Delhi.

Total Seats: 12
Travel by: Tempo Traveller
Stay: On twin sharing basis.

Total Trip Cost: Rs. 7,700/- (including the registration fee of Rs. 3,000)
and Rs. 7,200 for Members/Volunteers. [The cost includes stay, travel and food.]

Gear: You can carry tripods and wide angle lenses for cameras. Any camera is good for this trip as long as it is digital. Please wear comfortable clothes according to the weather, comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking, take your hats/caps, shades and sunscreen.

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DPC annonces photo trip to Puskar Mela (Cattle Fair)

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♫ Padhaaro mhaare desh ♫

Every November, the sleepy little township of Pushkar in Rajasthan, India comes alive with a riot of colors and a frenzied burst of activity. It’s the world’s largest Camel Fair! The Pushkar Mela. A truly unforgettable experience to capture the vibrancy of the entire state of Rajasthan in one place!
Be there to experience it!

The ‘Pilgrim City’ and one of the oldest Indian Cities, Pushkar is a picturesque town in Rajasthan. The prime attraction is the Holy Pushkar Lake, considered sacred by the Hindus.

We look forward to have you along! So Book your seats, pack the camera gear and drown yourself in most memorable experiences.

Schedule:
Leaving Delhi: 10th November – Thursday Night 10 pm

Reach Pushkar 11th November by Morning, Check in at Hotel, Have Breakfast and rush to the Fair Site
Post Lunch : Rush to Pushkar Fair and mela ground for events and  evening with mesmerizing sunset.
12th November (Saturday) Morning: capture the Sunrise, visit the fair and also doing the local markets of Puskar.

13th November (Sunday) Visiting the famous Brahma Temple known as the Jagatpita Brahma Mandir . Late evening head back to Delhi.

Total Seats: 12
Travel by: Tempo Traveller
Stay: On twin sharing basis.

Total Trip Cost: Rs. 7,700/- (including the registration fee of Rs. 3,000)
and Rs. 7,200 for Members/Volunteers. [The cost includes stay, travel and food.]

Gear: You can carry tripods and wide angle lenses for cameras. Any camera is good for this trip as long as it is digital. Please wear comfortable clothes according to the weather, comfortable shoes as there will be a lot of walking, take your hats/caps, shades and sunscreen.

 

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DPC Announces photo trip to Ahmedabad Navratri ( Garba Raas)

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DPC is  happy to announce that we are arranging the next DPC Photo Bus trip to Ahmedabad, to capture the essence of Navratri and Dandya.

This trip is for 3 days- 4 nights. We are going by train (3 tier)
We will be visiting Gujrat Heritage- Sarkhez Roza, Teen Darwaza, Sabarmati River front and many more interesting sites. In the evenings will enjoy Garba Raas

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Other Important Details
We leave on 6th Oct, Thursday and be back on 10th Oct, Monday.
Stay: will be on twin sharing sharing basis in a home stay environment .
Mode of travel: Train
Gear: You can carry tripods and wide angle lenses for cameras. Any camera is good for this trip so long as it digital. For yourself, please carry wollen cloths , comfortable shoes, take hats/caps, shades and sunscreen! And ofcouse a traditional outfit for the dandiya raas
Cost of entry to Garba venue is not included , to be paid separately
Dates: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th October

Trip Fee: Rs. 10500/-
Prem. Mem Fee : Rs. 9400/- (this includes registration fee of Rs 3000 )

Please carry the balance or complete amount in cash as we have to pay cash.
Fee includes travel & group transfers, stay and meals
Feel free to call us for further clarifications @ 8826712162

The signification of Garba

Navratri, meaning ‘nine nights’, is one of the most popular and widely celebrated Hindu festivals in many parts of India. Gujarat, however, is the only state that erupts into a nine-night dance festival, perhaps the longest in the world. Each night, all over the state, villages and cities alike, people gather in open spaces to celebrate feminine divinity, referred to as Shakti.

The dance form known as ras garba (also joined sometimes by dandiya, which uses small wooden sticks), comes from Lord Krishna’s worship rather than Goddess worship, from the Gop culture of Saurashtra and Kutch. Stories of relationships between Krishna and the Gopis, and their emotions, also often make their way into the ras garba music.

Nevertheless, the focal point of every garba circle is the small Goddess shrine erected by each community to mark the beginning of the festival, on the first day of the Hindu month of Ashwin. The shrine includes a garbo, an earthenware pot, in which a betel nut, coconut, and silver coin are placed.

Each night the village or urban neighborhood gathers to perform a puja to one of the nine forms of Goddess. The nine nights are also broken up into sections of three; the first is for Durga, the goddess who destroyed an evil force represented by the demon Mahishasura, and who destroys human impurities; the second is for Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity; the third is for Saraswati, the goddess of wisdom and art. It is a time to celebrate fertility and the monsoon harvest, represented by a mound of fresh soil in which grains are sown.

After the puja begins the music; it is unmistakable to those who are familiar with the style and irresistible to many. People begin to dance in a circle, whirling away till late into the night. It is not uncommon to find dancers with swords or lit flames and other spectacles.

The traditional dance steps are simple, though over the years people have been inventing more complex steps. Similarly, the music was traditionally acoustic, principally composed of drums and singing, but most people now use amplified sound systems or a blend in the form of a live band with modern instruments.