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Tigers of India Photo Safari

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We are excited to announce our newest workshop tour!

Tigers of India and much more!

 

Dates: April 6th - 18th 2025 - Leader David Hemmings / Harshad Karkera

Price: $10,995 USD $1595 USD single supplement. Price includes all taxes. Meals, lodging, guiding, photography instruction, transport airport pick up and drop off. 

Deposit to confirm your space $2500 USD. 

Airport destination: New Delhi, India (DEL)

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India Wildlife Safari. Only 2 photographers per safari jeep! Max 8 guests.

Join us in India for an exciting tiger experience that you will never forget. For this amazing photo tour, we will be travelling through some of the most renowned parks in India. Corbett National Park, Kanha National Park and Bandhavgarh National Park. These three parks will give us a wide and varied look at the geography and wildlife that India has to offer. Corbett is in the foothills of the Himalayas. Kanha and Bandhavgarh are in the Central Indian Highlands. Corbett offers opportunities for Tigers, Asian Elephants and 100’s of species of birds.


In Kanha’s Sal jungle we will witness India’s biggest tigers, in Bandhavgarh we will see the best of two worlds. A deep history of Indian heritage and the best of Indian wildlife. Not only do these parks provide awesome sightings of the king of the jungle but also allow a multitude of other animals for us to photograph interacting in stunning mountain forests, grasslands and foothills.

CORBETT NATIONAL PARK
The terrain of Corbett is a mix of dense woodlands, open grasslands, riverbeds. While moving from one forest type to another one needs to change the camera settings often so as not to overexpose images. The light in different backdrops is quite different and dramatic. Seeing tigers in these different backdrops in one jungle is unique. Corbett is also a great place to photograph birds. It is common to see some raptors perched on trees next to the Ramganga river waiting for their food. One can commonly see Pallas’s Fishing Eagle, Lesser Fishing Eagle, Changeable Hawk Eagle, Crested Kingfishers on the tress next to the
riverbed. Corbett had the proud distinction of being the chosen venue for the inauguration of Project Tiger in India. The rich biodiversity of the Reserve is partly attributed to the variety of habitat found here. Due to the location of the Reserve in the foothills of the central Himalayas, both Himalayan and peninsular flora and fauna is found in the Reserve.
The variety of wildlife, and landscapes in Corbett is unparalleled not only in India, but it can be easily said to be amongst the top 3 national parks in the world. Trip Advisor chose Corbett to be the 2nd most popular park in the world.

Tigers of Corbett have a dark orange coat that make them very attractive. Male tigers in Corbett are rarely seen and would occasionally snarl on seeing a tourist vehicle. Tigresses of Corbett are the prettiest in the entire country. Some of them have become bold and do not hesitate to come out with their young cubs.

KHANA NATIONAL PARK

Kanha is tribal country, and a perfect example of man-animal co-existence. This was the first park from when a village was moved out from the core area of the forest and relocated outside. Subsequently, many other villages were shifted out to give more inviolate space to the tigers. The graceful tribals accepted the generous compensation packages thus creating a haven for tigers in Kanha and it became a win-win situation for tribals and tigers both. This is the original Kipling country of which he wrote so vividly in his Jungle Book. Packed breakfast which comes from the Lodge is served at a designated spot and spread on the bonnet of the Safari vehicle. Enjoy your breakfast in the wilderness of Kanha. Continue your search for
the elusive Tiger if you have not yet seen the same, and soak in the fresh, and energizing environment. Kanha is a flagship national park of India when it comes to successful conservation stories. Hard Ground Barasingha was brought back from the brink of extinction in this very park. The number in 80s were just 60, today they are over 800 roaming freely in the park. Kanha has also assisted in repopulating the Indian Gaur population in Bandhavgarh where they were last seen in 1997.
Today over 300 Indian Gaur are present in Bandhavgarh. Tigers of Kanha are known to walk on vehicle tracks. If you are fortunate you will have a head on sighting of tigers here. Once they get on the track they will walk for long enough to give you
ample opportunities to take some nice images of them. Kanha tigers are known for their exceptional head size, neck girth, and tall at shoulders. They are also quite bold and undeterred by the tourist vehicles. 

BANDHAVGARH NATIONAL PARK

 The national park is mainly known for the density of its tiger population. This is the place where famous White Tigers of Rewa were discovered. The other wild attractions in the park include Leopards, Blue Bulls, Indian Gaur (Bison) Chausingha (Four Horned Antelopes), Spotted Deers, Sambar Deer, Wild Boar, Sloth Bears Fox, Jackals, Wild Dogs, etc. There are at least 22 mammal species and about 250 bird species in the park. The other animals found in
Bandhavgarh are Ratel, Porcupine, Small Indian Civet, Palm Squirrel,  the
Jungle Cat, and the shy Hyenas. The reptile population in the park includes Cobras, Kraits, Vipers, Ratsnakes, Pythons, Monitor Lizards and turtles. The two-primate species - the rhesus macaque and the Hanuman langur - inhabit Bandhavgarh.

The above cost includes: Professional photo instruction and guiding. 
1. Accommodation in New Delhi on bed and breakfast basis
2. Accommodation in Corbett, Kanha and Bandhavgarh on room, all meals and safari basis
3. Entrance and guide charges in Corbett, Kanha and Bandhavgarh
4. 6 exclusive jeep safaris will be provided in Corbett
5. 6 exclusive jeep safaris will be provided in Kanha
6. 7 exclusive jeep safaris will be provided in Bandhavgarh
7. Assistance at airport and hotels
8. All land transfers in an air-conditioned Tempo Traveler
9. All currently applicable taxes

Cost does not include:
1. Still / video camera fee in the monuments and national parks.
2. Expenses of personal nature like Tips, smokes, liquor, laundry and telephone calls
3. International airfare and domestic
4. Visa application for entry into India
5. Travel insurance
6. Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
7. Please note that any changes in entrance fees or government taxes will be payable extra and the same will be advised to you if applicable.

Maximum guests: 8
Number of photographers per safari vehicle: 2
We will be staying in the best 4- and 5-star hotels available in the parks.

What photo equipment you will need for this trip:

Two camera bodies. One with a semi wide angle (24mm – 70mm, 24mm – 105mm, 70mm – 200mm) and a telephoto, preferably a zoom. Ranges can be 100mm – 500mm, 200mm – 600mm).
Long prime lenses are great and will work but there are challenges using them in a moving jeep, so I find hand holding preferable.
Rain covers for your gear as there can be some unexpected rains during the tiger safari, also a small towel or bag protect your gear from dust.

More information to be provided upon sign up. 

 Questions info@hemmingsphototours.com

Payments :  Please make checks payable to EAGLE BEAR LODGE

Address: EAGLE BEAR LODGE 5833 JENKINS WAY, TATLA LAKE, BC, V0L1V0 CANADA

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