MILKYWAY IN MAHARASHTRA:
BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR

Tour Dates

13th - 14th April, 2024

Duration

1 Nights | 2 Days

Group Size

Min 4 pax | Max 12 pax

Tour Price

Rs. 10,000/-

Overview

Special Note: The visibility of Milkyway totally depends upon the weather conditions, as the weather has become unpredictable in recent years. 

STAY OPTION: As we will be traveling to extreme remote location of Maharashtra, the stay will be at a villagers common dormitory/hall or you can carry your own tent. Permanent western washroom is available on location with 24×7 water facility.

Highlights

01

Star filled night skies

02.

 Off-camera flash self portraits

03.

Light painting techniques with Milkyway Photography

04.

A high quality printed guide book

05.

Basic Milkyway editing workflow in Lightroom

Who Should
Join This Tour?

If you are fascinated by stars, night sky objects and Milkyway this workshop is designed for you. This is a basic level photo tour, which covers Milkyway Photography & basic editing. If you ever wanted to add stunning Milkyway images in your portfolio this is the right choice for you. Even if you are a beginner you can join this workshop as we have ‘Personal Pre Tour Support’ which clears all level of difficulties before we start the Tour.

Why
Choose Us?

Personal Support

Pre-Tour

If you are a complete beginner in photography and you want to clear your technical doubts, a personal 1-1 meeting will be arranged via phone call if requested by you. If you still don’t feel confident, then an online video call will be arranged to clear all your doubts and we will make sure you are technically prepared for the tour.

Post-Tour

Ashish Kamble

Tour Mentor

An award-winning photographer and educator based in Mumbai, India. He specialises in off-camera flash portraits and astrophotography. Read more about Ashish on his website.

Tour Itinerary

MEETING POINT: Sanjay Gandhi National Park at 9:00 am
PICKUP POINT: MIRAROAD HIGHWAY, THANE Opp. Lake City Mall

Day 1:

NANEGHAT (2,461 ft)

After 6-7hrs drive we reach Naneghat Village from our starting point.

We start our journey from Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East. Enroute breakfast and lunch will be provided. We will reach Naneghat by evening. After local sightseeing we will start with introduction to Milkyway photography and how to set up your camera for Milkyway Photography. After Veg/Non Veg dinner we will rest and start shooting Milkyway till early morning hours.

Day 2:

Drive from Naneghat to Borivali

Wake up call at 7 am followed by editing session. After breakfast er start our return journey to Mumbai – Lunch Enroute.  The final drop location will be Borivali East via Thane.

The Tour ends here.

Tour Gallery

Tour Price

Min 4 pax and Max 12 pax

Rs. 10,000/-

Inclusions

  • Mumbai – Naneghat – Mumbai Travel by AC Vehicle
  • All meals, starting from Day 1 breakfast to Day 2 Lunch.
  • Photography mentorship and on field assistance fees
  • Photo review and Post Processing
  • Mineral water bottle

Exclusions

  • Additional beverages, snacks etc.
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the Inclusion list

Requirements

TOOLS/GEAR REQUIRED BY PARTICIPANTS:

  • DSLR or Mirror less camera
  • Wide angle fast lens
  • Sturdy Tripod
  • Head lamp/Torch
  • Wired / Wireless Camera trigger (Optional)

 

THINGS TO CARRY:
Personal hygiene and care products, Medicine etc.

Payment Policy

  • ₹ 10,000/- needs to be paid to book your seat

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • 75% refund of full fees if cancellation is made 45 days prior to the date of the tour. 

  • NO refund if cancellation is made 15 days prior to the date of the tour.

  • 25% refund of full fees if cancellation is made 20 days prior to the date of the tour.

  • 50% refund of full fees if cancellation is made 30 days prior to the date of the tour.

Frequently Asked Questions

 Is this a luxury Tour?

As Naneghat lies in the one of the most remote area of Maharashtra we cannot expect luxury. If you are looking for luxurious tour we won’t recommend this tour as it involves stay in homestay with decent amenities in remote area.

 

What will be our mode of transport?

If the group size is only 4 pax or smaller we travel by Innova/scorpio. If there are 6 pax or more than 6 pax we will travel by tempo traveler.

 

Does one need to be fit to join your tour?

We won’t be doing any serious hike or trek. A small evening walk to near by area only.

 

What about accommodation?

The stay will be at a villagers common dormitory/hall or you can carry your own tent. Permanent western washroom is available on location with 24×7 water facility.

 

5) What type of food will be served?

We offer Veg and Non-Veg food on our tour. But while traveling we recommend to eat only veg food due to motion sickness problem. If you want to opt for non-veg food you can order it at no additional cost.

 

6) Does it involve hiking or trekking?

Our vehicle will drive you till the photography spot which doesn’t require any long trekking or hiking. But it might include small hikes to nearby areas to find better composition which is optional. We personally don’t recommend individuals to wander alone far from the camping site. But just incase if you liked some near by location you can do small hike at your own risk, we won’t be involved in any type of additional support in whatsoever circumstances.

 

7) What about washroom where we stay?

An Indian and western washroom is available at home stay.  Bathing facility is also available. It’s a basic washroom with Indian and western washroom.

 

8) How are the road conditions?

We will travel on tarmac roads to sand and gravel filled roads. It will be smooth and bumpy ride.

 

9) Does it really get cold at night?

Naneghat is located at the height of 2,461 ft. So sometimes it gets very cold at night. Thus we recommend you to carry light warm clothes. A thin fleece/ sweater/ winter jacket with full pants should suffice.

 

10) Can any one join your tour?

The tour itinerary is designed for photography enthusiasts. If you own a DSLR or a mirrorless camera you can join this tour. 

 

11) The Mentor can communicate in which languages?

Hindi, English and Marathi

Personal Belongings and Responsibility

  • Participant(s)/Guardians should understand the risks involved in any long journey activities before enrolling. 
  • In case of any injury, sickness, accident, death or any other casualty or loss or damage of valuables or luggage or any equipment; organisers, volunteers or experts or any other person involved wholly or partially, either individually or jointly with Indian Photo Expeditions shall not be responsible in any manner for the same and no claims of participants, parents, guardians, relatives or friends of participants will be entertained. 
  • In case of any medical emergency while on tour, any expenses for the arrangements, medical treatment, will be solely borne by the participant. 
  • If a participant is found trying to make any changes in the existing itinerary or found misbehaving with any one will be asked to leave at his own expense.
  • Incase of road block/traffic or bad weather conditions there will be change in the itinerary which be will made only by the organiser. In such circumstances no refund will be initiated. 
  • During the Workshop, the decision of authorised representative of Indian Photo Expeditions shall be final and binding on all participants. 
  • Be courteous to your mentor and other participants for smooth hassle free tour experience. Any discomfort please share with the mentor, we will try our level best to solve it in our capacity. 
  • The participant should make the payment only once he has gone through all terms and conditions and is willing to abide by them. 

 

SMOKING AND ALCOHOL

  • Drinking is strictly prohibited on this tour. 
  • Smoking in your leisure time is allowed, but strictly prohibited when on field with other participants or in common room.
  • Possession of illegal drugs, weapons and other illegal substances is strictly prohibited during the tour. If found breaking this Rule, participant will be expelled from the Workshop/Tour and NO REFUND will be provided.

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Adventure Today

P: +(91) 7278 777 666
E: ashishkamblephotography@gmail.com