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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 Heritage Photowalk potters village

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DPC Heritage Photowalk to Potters Village
The potters of this village rely solely on their craft for their livelihood. You can appreciate the sharp contrast between the urban and rural parts of Delhi. Observe the daily activities and rituals of the locals. Our guide will also help you to strike a conversation with the potter community. Try your hand at the potter’s wheel. Kids playing some traditional Indian games in narrow streets make for a good camera-shot. And don’t forget to take back some memories, they have a small souvenir shop as well.

Cultural interaction with the potters
Observing different types of pottery processes
Traditional Indian pottery
Ofcourse you can buy
How to Reach
Nearest metro station is Uttam Nagar

Note:

We accept 60 people for the walk (to better manage the logisitcs and have a small group for the walk leader). 2 days prior to the walk you will get a admin mail containing all the details of the walk.

To register www.delhiphotographyclub.com/regsiter