Garli

DPC announces one more most amazing trip to Garli and Masroor

DPC brings you one more breathtaking trip to Garli and Masroor Rock Cut Temple in the month of May to kill the heat of New Delhi.

About Gari and Masroor

Garli is a delightful destination for anyone looking to get away from Delhi over a long weekend or simply to explore Himachal Pradesh’s countryside. Garli has been designated a heritage zone by the Ministry of Tourism, HP.

A walk around Garli is like stepping back in time. Armed with a handy map that details the sights of interest, wander down cool alleys and lanes bordered by thick greenery to discover broken down two-storied mansions. Even in their state of disrepair it is obvious that they must have been glorious in their day. If houses could speak, these structures would have fascinating tales to tell.

There is hardly any other Indian hamlet with such stunningly diverse styles of architecture on display amongst the mansions, temples and sarais, all of which stand testimony to the majestic existence Garli that once had. Garli is a classic example of collaborative town planning, vision & foresight of its founders.

Masroor Rock Cut Temple, Kangra

Dubbed as the Himalayan Pyramid, Masroor Rock Cut Temple is a popular archaeological site in India is around 32 km from Kangra on Nagrota-Surian Link Road. A major part of the famous rock cut temples are in ruins yet one can study the relics clearly. According to different studies conducted by the experts the temple complex was built in between 8th-9th century AD. A group of 15 monolithic rock cut temples designed in Indo-Aryan style. The main shrines contain the stone idols of Rama-Laxman and Sita. It is claimed that all 15 temples are carved out of a single rock.

The details for the trip are as follows:

We are going by road.
Date of Journey: 24th May
Meeting Place: IIT Delhi, main gate
Timings: 9.30 pm (pls be there 15 mins prior to departure)

Itinerary
May 25

Breakfast en route to Garli village.
Check-in to Hotel
Sit back, relax & replenish yourself.
2-3 hours guided heritage walk within Garli village.
Return to the guest house & relax yourselves.
Enjoy folk music by local singers.

May 26

Wake up to a beautiful sunrise, fresh air & birds chirping outside your room.
Have breakfast and replenish yourself.
A 2 hour drive to Masroor rock cut temple. Indulge yourself into the historical monument.
Lunch at a local dhaba/restaurant.
Visit the picturesque Kangra fort, an hour’s drive from the temple.

Other Important Details:
Stay: On twin sharing basis
Mode of travel: Tempo Traveller (Push-Back seats)
Total Seats: 12
Total Trip Cost:

Rs. 6800/- (including registration fee. Please carry the rest of the amount with you( only cash)
Rs. 6300/- for Members (including registration fee. Please carry the rest of the amount with you( only cash)

The cost includes stay, travel and food. However, it doesnt include any cost of camera or entry tickets ( to be paid by self)

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

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.
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.
Please Note:
1. Registration fee is refundable .
Feel free to mail or speak to us if you miss anything or you want some clarifications.

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

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

DPC announces Summer Workshops for Kids to express themselves creatively. Explore the camera and click good Pictures 

This workshop is open to age group 9 yrs to 14 years only.

What is covered

1-Important buttons and functions of camera that we don’t use

2-Using flash creatively

3-Composition and framing

4-Portraiture –solo, couple, group

5-Under and over exposure for cool effects

6-Photography in low light

Highlights

1-Non technical instruction

2-Spread over weekdays 

3-Plenty of fun and practicals

4- Mix of indoor and Outdoor classes

What do you have to bring

1-Enthusiasm!

2-Digital camera/ DSLR Camera

3-Charged batteries and a memory card

Other details:

Duration: 2 hours each day  (Mon-Tues-Wed -Thursday)

Evening   : 4 pm to 6 pm

Start Date: 20th May to 30th May

Balance Fee: 4000/- (per head)

Group: upto 10 

Please Note: 

This is not a workshop for children to ace or excel in photography. Please don’t attend/ send your child to attend if you want him to ace, excel photography or be the best in the group. DPC endeavors to make photography fun–ONLY!


DPC announces one more most amazing trip to Ladakh

Ladakhi Hemis festival. 

In the quaint Hemis  Jangchub  Choling Monastery, the colorful extravaganza of celebrating the birth of local savior Lord Padma sambhava is under fervent preparations. 45 kms from Leh, capital city of Ladakh witnesses’ international crowds come to join the festivities. Dance, music, prayers, masked performances and a medley of colors will be seen everywhere you see. The otherwise quaint and rugged landscape of Ladakh turns vibrant and chaotic during this monastery festival.

Celebrations

The birth of Guru Rimpoche also known as Lord Padma sambhava is the occasion which is celebrated during Hemis Festival. The spiritual leader is conferred as the local savior. The leader of Tantric Buddhism, it is said that he introduced Buddhism in the Himalayan Kingdom as early as the 8th Century.

The festival highlight is the Dance performances and plays by masked Lamas. The masked dancere presents the good prevailing over evil. The participants of the spellbinding performance are dressed in vibrant costumes and bright masks. Every mask has its own place in Tibetan and Buddhist legends. Signifying aspects of good and evil, they are designed as humble, divine faces, animals, skeletons and numerous frightful figurines. Dancers can be seen with slow dance movements and fanciful expressions. The masked dance performance is created on music medley of sounds of drums, trumpets and cymbals. The famous Padma sambhava dance, the highlight of the dance shows the victory of the ruta demons. The dances are spellbinding as the divine is represented and its said to be purifying your soul.

A Nine day trip to Ladakh will cover below mentioned places

05th Jul: DAY 0: Delhi to Jammu/Srinagar

06th Jul: DAY 1: Srinagar (stay in Hotel)

07th Jul: DAY 2: Srinagar  to Kargil Nigh halt at Kargil

08th Jul: DAY 3: Kargil to Leh

09th Jul: Day 4: Acclimatization and permits at Leh (Visit Shanti Stupa & Leh Palace)

10th Jul: DAY 5: Pangong Tso 

11th  Jul: DAY 6: Hemis Monastry 

12th Jul: DAY 7: Hemis Festival 

13th Jul: DAY 8: Start Back from Leh to Keylong via Sarchu and Night Halt

14th Jul: DAY 9: Keylong to Rohtang Pass Manali  to Delhi

15th Jul:DAY 10: Delhi by 10 AM.

Fee (per person): Rs.35,000/- (including registration fee)

For Members: Rs. 32,000/- 

Fee includes travel & group transfers, stay and meals 

Does not include tickets for camera and equipment if any)

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

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

Qutub Minar is a World Heritage Site and has survived the ravages of time impressively. The Minar of Delhi is surrounded by a lush green garden, which is an ideal leisurely place for visitors. Qutab Minar is the favourite destination of tourists. It is India’s most visited monument attracting around 3.9 million visitors every year. The tall minaret was constructed in 1192 byQutab-ud-din Aibak, and later completed by his successor Iltutmish. The soaring conical tower is an exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Afghan architecture. Each of the 5 storeys and tower of Qutub Minar has unique designs. It was hit by lightening couple of times and was damaged.

Qutab Minar is a great masterpiece of Mughal architecture. The base of the Qutub Minar measures 14.32 meters and the top of the structure measures 2.75 meters. The tower is so high that around 379 steps are needed to be climbed to reach the top. Another taller tower adjacent to Qutub Minar is named Alai Minar which is somewhat tilted in one direction.The verses from the holy Qur’an are carved on sandstone walls of Qutub Minar. This monument serves the purpose of calling people for prayer in the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque. This is a tower of victory, a monument that signify the might of Islam, or a tower for keeping a check for defense.

Other attractions are the Iron Pillar is one of the metallurgical interests of the world. It is a thing to study as well as famous tourist destination. Traditionally people believe that if anyone standing in front of pillar with his back towards the column can encircle it with their arms, all his wishes will be fulfilled.

Simple rules:
In case of more requests for attending than we can accommodate, we encourage first time comers with normal digital cameras.
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 🙂
Note:
We accept 60 people for the walk (to better manage the logisitcs for the walk leader). 2 days prior to the walk, we send out mails seeking confirmation from those who have been invited for the walk.