15 days Workshop - November - 28 to December 14 - 2018 - India

15 days Workshop - November - 28 to December 14 - 2018 - India

from 4,250.00

*Full price of this Workshop is $ 8,500.00 you can pay in Full or 50% ($4,250.00) to confirm your participation and the other 50% ($4,250.00) one month before the Workshop start day.

The Marwari Horse
Photography Workshop in India
November - 28 to December 12 - 2018
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PACKAGE PRICE INCLUDES:
1. Entrance fees of the scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
2. Activities as listed in the itinerary.
3. All Hotels based staying in Single room.
4. All three meals i.e. Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and dinner except on Day 01 at Delhi which is on bed and breakfast basis
5. Accompanying Kipling Representative Service from arrival till departure
6. 02 - 03 Marwari Horses for 02 to 03 hours each day for morning and evening session with Male horse rider.
7. Meeting and assistance by our representative on arrival/departure at Airport/hotel.
8. A/C Vehicle Tempo Traveller (10 Seater)
9. Local English Speaking guide Services in Jaipur, Udaipur and Pushkar as per the program
10. Drinking water: 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day in Vehicle
11. Wet tissues in the vehicle

UNIQUE - Unique is the best word to define this special 15-days workshop developed by Raphael Macek all the participants will have the opportunity to join Raphael Macek in November from05th to 19th - 2018  for a unique experience at his side. The Workshop was structured for those who have photography as a hobby and are passionate about horses and for those who want to deepen and develop the profession in this area.
 

HOTELS:
Location: Delhi Hotel: Pride Plaza - 01 Night
Location: Mandawa Hotel: Castle Mandawa - 03 Nights
Location: Jaipur Hotel: Marriott - 02 Nights
Location: Rohetgarh Hotel: Rohetgarh Fort - 02 Nights
Location: Mihirgarh Hotel: Mihirgarh Fort - 01 Nights
Location: Khempur Hotel: Ravla Khempur - 03 Nights
Location: Udaipur Hotel: Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace - 01 Night
Location: Delhi Hotel: Pride Plaza - 01 Night

02 Nov 2018: Arrival Delhi
Traditional welcome on arrival and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.

Note: Kindly note the check in time is 14:00 hrs. If your international flight arrives at the midnight or early morning, room on immediate occupation on the previous day might be needed as early check in is not guaranteed

29 Nov 2018: Delhi – Mandawa
After breakfast, drive to Mandawa. On Arrival check in at hotel.
Mandawa is a town in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan in India. It is part of Shekhawati region. Mandawa is situated 190 km off Jaipur in the north. Mandawa is known for its fort and havelis and word famous Marwari horses.
A remote feudal principality in the centre of the Shekhawati region, Mandawa was a trading outpost for the ancient caravan routes that stopped here from China and the Middle East. Thakur Nawal Singh, the Rajput ruler of Nawalgarh and Mandawa, built a fort in 1755 to protect this outpost. The township that grew around the fort soon attracted a large community of traders, who settled here. In the 18th century, prosperous merchant families whose trade activities in the region generated substantial wealth built lavish, palatial mansions (Havelis) as a display of their success. Today, it is these ancient and lavishly constructed Havelis and courtyards that attract visitors and tourist from across the globe. The walls and facades of these Havelis are decorated with a colourful depiction of the region’s folktales, culture, history and social & religious themes. At times, the frescos also find a clear-cut western (European) influence.
Evening recee trip of Mandawa for photo shoot for upcoming days
Overnight at hotel.

30 Nov 2018: Mandawa
Early morning photo shoot at 0600 – 0900 hrs. which will continue as per your requirement. Breakfast serve at location which has been schedule for 0730 – 0830 AM. The photo shoot will be done in different haveli in Mandawa with 02 horses. Here you will get different photo opportunity with male module in traditional uniform. Lunch has been schedule from 1300 hrs till 1430 hrs in hotel Castle Mandawa or shoot location. Continue photo shoot in Haveli which includes Hanuman Prasad Goenka Haveli, Jhunjhuwala Haveli and Gulab rai ladia Haveli with 02 horses equipped with silver jewellary and traditional attire of the horses which has been schedule from 13:00 hrs till sun set. Tea and snacks will be served at location.
Dinner at hotel castle Mandawa which has been schedule from 19:00 hrs till
20:30 hrs.

31 Nov 2018: Mandawa
Early morning photo shoot at Sand Dunes which is approx. half an hour drive from hotel castle which has been schedule from 06:00 hrs till 07:00 Hrs. Breakfast at the stable. From 07:30 hrs till 08:30 hrs. Later Photo shoot at the bawari (step well), oasis and water body with 01 or 02 foal which has been schedule from 09:00 hrs till 12:30. Lunch at desert Resort from 13:00 hrs till 14:30 hrs. Later photo shoot at Stable with 12 horses which has been schedule from 13:00 hrs till 14:30 hrs. later visit of rural village of Mandawa for village experience with tea and snacks. Back
to hotel at around 17:30 hrs. dinner will be served at hotel castle Mandawa which has been schedule from 19:00 hrs till 20:30 hrs.

10 DEC 2018: Mandawa – Jaipur
After breakfast drive to Jaipur. On arrival check in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure Jaipur was established by Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693-1743) and painted pink by Maharaja Man Singh II when Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, visited Jaipur in 1876. The Royal heritage of Jaipur lives in its architecture and culture. The city in pink is symbolic of the hospitality that reigned in the Rajput culture.
Overnight at hotel.

02 DEC 2018: Jaipur
After breakfast, visit Amer Fort. Amber Fort - considered as one of the best hilltops fort in India which makes it a major tourist spot in India, this fort is a typical example for Rajput's life style in Rajasthan and it has a unique artistic style which combines both Hindu and Muslim elements. A unique elephant rides (or Jeep ride for alternation) ascent to the fort is full of unbeatable view and fun.
After lunch tour Of City Palace & Observatory. The City Palace in the heart of the old city is a blend of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture. The centre of the palace is a seven storied building called Chandra Palace, with fine vies over the gardens and the city. The palace lies in the heart of the city and occupies the whole central grid. The fortified wall has seven gates and was built for protection from invading armies and animals that lived in jungles which surrounded the wall that time. Next, we visit the Solar Observatory - an astronomical treasure house, with solar device that give accurate predictions till date. The Palace Of Winds, a five-storied structure of pink sandstone has semi-octagonal and delicately honeycombed windows overlooking the main street of the old city.
Later back to hotel for overnight stay

03 DEC 2018: Jaipur – Rohetgarh
After breakfast, drive to Jodhpur enroute stoppage for Photography opportunity. Upon arrival check in at hotel.
Evening Photo shoot inside Rohet Garh which has been schedule from 16:00 hrs onwards with the horses against the beautiful backdrop of the old fort. Local people can be photographed in traditional costumes with the horses here. Dinner at fort which has been schedule from 20:00 hrs till 21:00 hrs Evening brief meeting with the resident family or the general manager of Rohet Garh to discuss the Marwari breed in detail and gain some insight into the history of the property and resident family followed by dinner which has been schedule from 19:00 hrs till 21:00 hrs.

04 DEC 2018: Rohetgarh (Photography of Marwari Horses for 02 to 03 Hours Per season)
Morning at 07:00am till 08:30am photo shoot the Marwari Horses in the riding school. It is a beautiful location in the Wilderness. They can photograph how a Marwari looks under a saddle. Later back to hotel. Breakfast at Rohetgarh fort which has been schedule from 09:00hrs till 10:00am. Later village safari which has been schedule from 10:00am onwards. This is Rohetgarh's signature activity and it is an opportunity for the group to gain an insight into what life in rural rajasthan is like. This includes visits to a Bishnoi village and a brahmin village and also guaranteed sighting of the beautiful black buck antelope. This is also an opportunity for the group to see possible locations to photograph the horses the next morning.
Later back to hotel for overnight stay.

05 DEC 2018: Rohetgarh – Mihirgarh (01 Hour drive)
Morning around 06:00am till 09:00am, Photo shoot for locations decided upon the previous day - Marwari Horse Photo Shoot in the nearby villages, against the backdrop of rural landscape. Back to hotel for breakfast which has been schedule from 09:00am – 10:00am. Later drive to Mihirgarh. Lunch at hotel Mihirgarh Fort. Which has been schedule from 13:00hrs till 14:00hrs. Thereafter photography session of horses in the Mihir garh stables and paddock which has been schedule from 16:00hrs till sun set. Dinner at Mihirgarh Fort from 19:00hrs onwards Overnight at hotel Mihirgarh Fort

 06 DEC 2018: Mihirgarh –Khempur
After breakfast drive to Ravla Khempur enroute visit Ranakpur Temples Ranakpur temple lies in the Ranakpur Village of Pali district in Rajasthan. The temple was named after the renowned ruler of Mewar, Rana Kumbha. This temple is world famous for being one of the five most important Jain shrines in India. Ade entirely of light colored marble, this temple instills awe with its engraved designs and grandeur. It was built in the fifteenth century and is known for its unique Jainism design and architecture.

Later continue drive to Khempur. Upon arrival check in at hotel Evening brief history of Ravla Khempur and the region from one of the owners of Ravla Khempur followed by dinner which has been schedule from 19:00hrs. till 20:30hrs.
Overnight at hotel.

07 DEC 2018: Ravla Khempur
Early morning photo shoot at 06:00 – 09:00hrs. Which will continue as per your requirement. Breakfast serve at location which has been schedule for 07:30 – 08:30am. The photo shoot will be done in different location with 02 horses. Here you will get different photo opportunity with male module in traditional uniform.
Afternoon back to hotel for Lunch which has been schedule from 13:00hrs till 14:30hrs. Evening Continue photo shoot at different location at hotel premised with 02 horses with traditional attire of the horses which has been schedule from 13:00hrs till sun set. Tea and snacks will be served at location

08 DEC 2018: Ravla Khempur
Today morning we will take you to the photo shoot with 02 Marwari horses in nearby Akola village of Khempur whcihs is 45 minutes drive where you can get different location for photo shoot with handlers. It is noted for its Ravla Khempur, an equestrian hotel which was originally the palace of a charan chieftain. It featured as the hotel in the 2012 film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

09 DEC 2018: Ravla Khempur – Udaipur
After breakfast, drive to Udaipur. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Lunch at hotel.
Afternoon half-day photo opportunity to visit the historic temples at Lake Pichola before taking you into the heart of the city. Visit the stepwell that was once a source of water for the locals. Thereafter photo opportunity of bustling market. The Rajasthani artisans are well-known for their exquisitely crafted pieces of jewellery. The intricate designs of the trinkets are rivalled by the beautiful architecture of the past era. Also you will have photo opportunity of the wares of bamboo craft and ingenious potters.
Later in the evening you will get photo opportunity of Udaipur city where you will see Heritage Building at Gangaur Ghat, Jewellery and Fabric market, Mochiwada (shoe market), Utensils market, Sabzi Mandi (vegetable market), Kumbharwada (Potters Colony), Wariyon ki Ghati (ghat of the leaf workers), Kasara ki Ol (metal-workers Market) and get an insight into the life of the city’s locals.
Overnight at hotel.

10 DEC 2018: Udaipur – Pushkar

After breakfast, drive to Pushkar. Upon arrival check in camp. Evening at leisure Dinner and overnight at camp

11 DEC 2018: Pushkar
More camels, nomads, herders, horses, farmers and traders are arriving. Some groups walk to the fair. Others arrive with camel or bullock carts or come by truck. The gathering is rapidly growing to immense proportions. This is the best time for photography and the time when you may move around and observe the scene most freely
Breakfast, Lunch and dinner at Mandawa Camp

12 DEC 2018: Pushkar
The numbers of horses is increasingly rapidly. Camels are being inspected and thoroughbred Marwari horses put through their paces for purchasers. Trading is already taking place, although a deal may take several days to conclude as vendors hold out for the best price.
Breakfast, Lunch and dinner at Mandawa Camp

 Day 14 DEC – Jaipur (Drive 150 Kms – 03 hours) – Delhi (Flight)
After breakfast, drive to Jaipur airport to board the flight for Delhi. Meeting assistance on your arrival at Delhi airport and transfer to hotel for overnight stay

14 DEC: Delhi departure
In time departure transfer to airport to board the flight for onward journey

About Marwari Horses

Out of 380 known breeds of horses throughout the world, there are only four ancient known Hot blood. Marwari Horse is one of them, Bred specially for war in "The land of Dead" where blades of steel grows better then blades of grass.

The Marwari horse is native to the Marwar region of India. It is difficult to exactly trace the origin of Marwari horse with precision but undoubtedly, it is a breed in itself and has no connections with other breeds. Lot of people has related Marwari Horse to Arabian Horse but unfortunately there is no genetic similarity between the two Breed's. Of-course both are hot blooded so is Akelteke & Barb. Conformationally Marwari Horse is a distinct breed.

The Marwari or Malani is a rare breed of horse from the Marwar (or Jodhpur) region of India. Known for its inward-turning ear tips, it comes in all equine colours, although pinto patterns tend to be the most popular with buyers and breeders. It is known for its hardiness, and is quite similar to the Kathiawari, another Indian breed from the Kathiawar region southwest of Marwar. Many breed members exhibit a natural ambling gait.

The Rathores, traditional rulers of the Marwar region of western India, were the first to breed the Marwari. Beginning in the 12th century, they espoused strict breeding that promoted purity and hardiness. Used throughout history as a cavalry horse by the people of the Marwar region, the Marwari was noted for its loyalty and bravery in battle. The breed deteriorated in the 1930s, when poor management practices resulted in a reduction of the breeding stock, but today has regained some of its popularity. The Marwari is used for light draught and agricultural work, as well as riding and packing.

In 1995, a breed society was formed for the Marwari in India.

 

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