Total tour cost - INR 22,000 (Inclusive of all Taxes)

 

Inclusive of :

  • 3 nights accomodation in AC Rooms of Desert Banjara camp (Desert National Park) on twin sharing basis including all Veg meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • 03 Cars on all days for field visits. (4 participants per vehicle)
  • All other park related costs.
  • Pickup & drop from Jodhpur/Jaisalmer
  • Journey naturalist cost
  • Services of NW Team
  • Inclusive of all taxes

Exclusive of :

  • Train/Air fares to Jodhpur/Jaisalmer and back.
  • Any kind of personal expenses or optional tours or extra meals ordered
  • Tips & Gratuity Insurance, laundry and phone calls
  • Bottled water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Anything that is not included in the Inclusions list
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    PLEASE NOTE

    Charges Applicable Cost mentioned is for Indian nationals.

    For non-Indian pricing, please send a mail to [email protected]

    Any extra cost due to any unforeseen condition, such as delay/cancellation of flight, natural calamity, political unrest etc nature wanderers would not be responsible for the cancellation of the tour.

     

Photography Mentor - Sushil Chikne
About - Desert National Park

Desert National Park is situated in the west Indian state of Rajasthan near the town of Jaisalmer. One of the largest national parks, covering an area of 3162 sq km, Desert National Park is an excellent example of the ecosystem of the Thar Desert. With sand dunes forming around 20% of the Park, the other land form consists of craggy rocks and compact salt lake bottoms, inter-medial areas and fixed dunes.

This unique ecosystem stays home to many reptile species. Some of these are endemic to the Thar desert. With more studies, new species have been reported from this region. Our journeys have helped us witness host of these species. Some species spotted on earlier journeys are Toad-headed Agama, Spiny-tailed Lizard, Desert Monitor Lizard, Royal Snake, Sind Awl-Headed Snake, etc.

Despite a fragile ecosystem there exists an abundance of birdlife. The region is a haven for migratory and resident birds of the desert. Many eagles, harriers, falcons, buzzards, kestrel and vultures. Short-toed Eagles, Tawny Eagles, Spotted Eagles,Laggar Falcons and kestrels are the most common among these. Sand grouse are spotted near small ponds or lakes. The endangered Great Indian Bustard is a magnificent bird found in relatively fair numbers. Bird life in this sandy habitat is vivid and spectacular. Birds such as sandgrouse, partridges, bee-eaters, larks, and shrikes are commonly seen. In the winter, the birdlife is augmented by species such as the Demoiselle Crane and MacQueen's Bustard. The national park's other notable inhabitants are the Blackbuck, desert fox, wolf and desert cat.

About - Sushil Chikne

Sushil is an avid traveller and a photo artist based out of Pune. He has traversed India extensively and there's nothing he loves doing more. His passion for what he does translates into every one of his travels, ensuring every client experiences and makes the most out of their travel with him. With a cumulative experience of 15 years in the field in association with an array of organisations, In the course of his travels and having mastered in biodiversity, he has had the privilege to observe some very fascinating and rare creatures that inhabit the wildernesses. Additionally, his unique ability to compose images of wildlife in an artistic manner, gives them a unique feel and can be interpreted in a myriad ways. Sushil's pictures have been published in some leading magazines like Heritage India, Saevus and Sanctuary Asia and in books such as the Reptiles and Amphibians of Maharashtra and Reptiles of India. Sushil garners a deep love for India and a talent to be able to tell stories through his photographs.

Photo Tour Snapshots
  • 3 Nights & 4 days in Desert National Park.
  • Planning and visualizing an image and making your safaris more productive as a photographer.
  • Advanced post processing tips and tricks.

 

WHAT WILL BE THE KEY TAKE AWAYS FOR ME FROM AN NW PHOTO TOUR?

A team of highly committed professionals who live their lives out there on the field, the NW team has the hands on knowledge from a wildlife and photography perspective to make the most of your wildlife trip. As an amateur photographer, you come back with a better understanding on camera handling and on-field shooting tips as our team constantly keeps an eye on your shooting techniques and gives you the necessary onfield guidance to mature to the next level. Even if you have been shooting in the field regularly, the group interactions around photography and wildlife are an enriching experience.

 

I DO NOT POSSES THE ADEQUATE EQUIPMENTS TO SHOOT WILDLIFE. CAN I STILL BE A PART OF AN NW PHOTO TOUR?

Equipments can't restrict you from participating in our photo tour. You can touch base with the NW team for possible equipment rental options and we would try to equip you adequately based on the nature of the program you are enrolling for.

 

WHAT IS THE ONFIELD VALUE ADD I GET FROM NW?

NW programs are backed by strong field analysis and locations surveys. Our team spends maximum time in the wilderness and is up-to-date with sighting reports because which we are able to plan out the photo tour effectively. In addition to this, you can bug our experienced photography escorts and trainers with your photography queries - be it field tips, basic or advanced photography queries, post processing of images etc.

 

WHAT ALL IS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE?

In case of established national parks, NW ensures the best of facilities in the form of comfortable rooms and the best in class safari experience. However whenever infrastructure is an issue, we try to give the best of what is avaialble. Photography is our key focus and we do not compromise on that part. Our endeavor has always been to give our participants the maximum productive field time.

 

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY IN CASE I WANT TO BACK OUT FROM A TRIP?

Cancellation for an event to be conveyed through mail/ sending letter to our registererd address. For cancellations please write to us at [email protected]. For all eligible cases refund would be processed as per below slabs within 2 weeks of receipt of communication through credit note/ credit to bank account.

For more details on refund & cancellations please refer Terms & Conditions section on our website.

Refund policy:

  • 50% fee to be refunded if cancellation is done between 90 days prior to the event
  • 30% fee to be refunded if cancellation is done days 60 prior to the event
  • No refund if cancellation is done between 0-30 days of the event.

Day 01 : Jodhpur/Jaisalmer- Desert National Park

Departure from Jodhpur and transfer to Sam Desert, via Jaisalmer. The road travel takes about 3 hours from Jodhpur and 30 minutes from Jaisalmer. Upon arrival at the camp, you will check in and freshen up. Post lunch, you will be guided to explore the sand dunes around the camp to look for reptiles like the Monitor Lizard, Saw Scaled Viper etc. Lights out post dinner.

Day 02 : Desert National Park

Post breakfast early morning, you will go on a sand dune trail in Desert National Park. You will be guided to track various species of reptiles and you will also learn about the fragile ecosystem here. The areas which will be explored in the morning are good for Sandfish, Indian Fringe-toed lizard, Laungwala's toad-headed Agama etc. You will return to camp for lunch and then we will head to an area called Nabh Dongar. With a rocky terrain, this is a great place for species like Indian Spiny-tailed lizard, Sind Sand gecko, Persian Sand Gecko etc. Bonfire and dinner will happen back at camp.

Day 03 : Desert National Park

Post breakfast early morning, you will go be taken to a different area in Desert National Park, which has a scrub and desert grassland vegetation. Sand snakes, Ground Agama etc are some of the reptile species here. There will also be a good chance to spot the Great Indian Bustard, Desert Fox, Gerbils etc. Lunch will be served in the field while evening bonfire and dinner will happen in the camp.

Day 04 : Desert National Park - Jodhpur/Jaisalmer

Post breakfast, there will be another visit to the sand dunes. After an early lunch, you will check out and will be transferred back to Jodhpur via Jaisalmer.

TRAIN OPTIONS

Accessibility by Train: Jaisalmer: 45 Kms

Accessibility by Air: Jodhpur: 285 Kms. (Flights from Pune, Mumbai and Delhi).

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