2024 – Birdlife of Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary Photography Holiday
January 21, 2024 - January 28, 2024
of Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
Join David & Pui Hang, the co-founders of NaturesLens, in India for this 7 night photography trip to India's most renowned bird sanctuary, Bharatpur.
Every day will be spent within Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, seeking photographic opportunities with Cranes, Pelicans, Geese, Ducks, Eagles, Hawks, Shanks, Stints, Wagtails, Warblers, Wheatears, Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks & more.
21st - 28th January 2024
£2999 £2749 per participant
Special offer pricing available, other conditions may apply.
Join David & Pui Hang for this wildlife photography holiday to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary; Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, also known as Keoladeo National Park, is India’s most renowned bird sanctuary located in in Rajasthan, India.
Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is home to a vast number of species, including Bar Headed Geese, Barn Owl, Black Neck Stork, Blackbuck, Brahmini Duck, Brown Fish Owl, Brown Hawk-owl, Chital, Cinereous Vulture, Collared Scops Owl, Common Pochard, Common Teal, Coot, Dusky Eagle-owl, Egyptian Vulture, Eurasian Eagle-owl, Eurasian Griffon, Fishing Cat, Gadwall, Greylag, Jungle Cat, Leopard, Long-billed Vulture, Mottled Wood-owl, Nilgai, Northern Shoveller, Openbill Stork, Oriental Scops Owl, Painted Stork, Pallas’s Fishing-eagle, Pintail, Red-headed Vulture, Sambar, Short-eared Owl, Spotted Owlet, Tufted Duck, White Eyed Pochard, White-rumped Vulture, White-tailed Eagle, Widgeon, Wild Boar, Woolly-necked Stork & many more
Join NaturesLens to capture images of the massively varied birdlife of Bharatpur, in India, during the Birdlife of Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary photography holiday. This photography holiday is of 7 night/8 day duration on a Full Board, Non-Shared basis & costs £2999 £2749 per participant.
The spectacular bird sanctuary, which is the focus of this wildlife photography tour, has its own historical story. The Maharaja of Bharatpur is credited with its creation in 1850, although conservation was the last thing on his mind. It was a tradition to shoot many ducks in the lake of the reserve in the honour of the British viceroys. In 1938, over 4273 birds including mallards & teals were killed by Lord Linlithgrow, the then Governor-General of India.
In 1965, the government banned the indiscriminate shooting of birds in Bharatpur & by 1982, the area was deemed a national park. Three years later, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary was designated a World Heritage Site.
Close to 380 species have been spotted at Bharatpur Sanctuary, making it one of the most inviting destinations in the world for ornithologists, amateurs & nature lovers. These species fly from distant places like Siberia & Central Asia specifically in winter. Migratory birds at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary include several species of Cranes, Pelicans, Geese, Ducks, Eagles, Hawks, Shanks, Stints, Wagtails, Warblers, Wheatears, Flycatchers, Buntings, Larks & Pipits.
Bharatpur is an ideal host for so many bird species because of its strategic location to attract migratory waterfowl in the Indian subcontinent before dispersing to various regions. In addition, the wetland is a wintering area for massive congregations of waterfowl. It is the only regular wintering area in India for the critically endangered Siberian Crane. Apart from Feredunkenar in Iran, Bharatpur Sanctuary is the only place where the Siberian crane migrates. The cranes arrive in December & stay until early March.
This bird paradise also hosts mammalian species such as nilgai, samha, chital, blackbucks, jungle cat & wild boar. The large rock python (which can be spotted at Python Point beyond Keoladeo temple) as well as its nemesis, the mongoose.
Discount from Lenses For Hire on any lenses, or other camera equipment, that you require FOR this wildlife photography holiday.
NaturesLens have partnered with Lenses For Hire to give you an exclusive discount on any lenses hired for any NaturesLens Wildlife Photography Holiday or Workshop.
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A deposit of 20% is required at the time of booking unless you are booking less than 90 days before departure. In this case, full payment of the photography holiday price is required.
Recommended Camera Equipment
For this photography holiday, we recommend that you bring along an intermediate telephoto lens such as the 100-400mm & a 500mm lens or the 200-400mm with built in extender. The combination of the 100-400mm & the 500mm will cover off close portrait shots as well as action shots. The 200-400mm with built in extender is perfect for this type of photography holiday thanks to its versatility. A wide angle would also be useful if you fancy capturing some environment shots or landscapes.
To be advised
NaturesLens photography holidays do not include flights unless it is explicitly stated on the event page. When it is time to book your flights, we will send you the details in plenty of time to allow for bookings at the best available price.
The photography holiday itinerary is subject to change & is to be considered provisional.
NaturesLens photography holidays require a minimum number of participants in order to be viable. If this minimum number is not met, the photography holiday may not go ahead. This photography holiday has a minimum participant level of 2 plus NaturesLens guide(s).
In the event that the minimum number for a photography holiday to go ahead is not reached, NaturesLens reserves the right to cancel any given photography holiday. In that event 100% of monies received will be returned. However, NaturesLens is not responsible for expenses incurred by its customers.
Not all mentioned wildlife can be observed & photographed at all times of the year, thus some activities may be considered seasonal & not available.
Please note the cuisine on many of the NaturesLens photography holidays is authentic & typical of the region in which you are travelling. International or western cuisine is often NOT available. If you have any concerns over the food arrangements or have any special dietary requirements, please contact us prior to making a booking.
All personal luggage are the responsibility of the owner & we request that photography holiday participants limit their luggage to the equivalent of one suitcase, one flight bag, one camera bag & tripod. We do not wish to appear dictatorial in this matter & the request is made to ensure space & comfort for everyone in our vehicles.
NaturesLens & its agents act only as agents for the passenger in all matters relating to travel arrangements, & as such, do not assume responsibility for injury, accident, damage, loss, delay or irregularity which may occur via defect of transportation or any other cause.
NaturesLens reserves the right to substitute hotels, & other previously outlined arrangements as necessary, to either improve or equal the travel experience.
NaturesLens reserves the right to pass on to photography holiday particpants any additional & unplanned expenditure incurred during a photography holiday, via events beyond the control of NaturesLens.
NaturesLens reserves the right to accept or decline any person as a member of any photography holiday.
Payment of deposit by photography holiday participants or their representative constitutes their acceptance of all conditions contained herein.
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Travel Insurance Requirements
It is a condition of booking that you are insured against medical & personal accident risks. This must include cover for the activities to be undertaken during the photography holiday. We also strongly recommend you take out cover for cancellation & curtailment & baggage cover.
We have made use of the services of Campbell Irvine Insurance in the past, Campbell Irvine has policies which are specially designed for adventure holidays & are underwritten by AXA Insurance. As an alternative, check your standard travel insurance, many bank accounts include suitable insurance as part of a packaged deal.
Personal Travel Insurance can be arranged directly at Campbell Irvine.
For photographic insurance, we highly recommend the services of Glover & Howe. We have made use of their policies for a number of years now, adjustments, policy maintenance & claims are handled in an easy & professional manner by them.
Birdlife of Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary Photography Holiday Summary