5 Days & 4 Nights
The aim of our photographic journeys is to develop photographic abilities and a personal vision to create emotionally charged images that come to express the particular viewpoint of each participant. Creating images must go beyond the mere “capture”. The way to communicate the vision is through a systematic approach to reality. Managing the technique is important, but attaining an individual viewpoint is what is most interesting in these expeditions. Being able to create a lyrical vision rather than being a mere witness to what happens in front of our camera.
Arrival at Puri and transfer to the hotel. After breakfast visits the Grand Trunk Road of Puri where you can see
the local market of Puri. Visit the Jagannath temple area. We will use the Platform of Raghunandan Library to watch this temple as ONLY HINDUS ARE ALLOWED in this temple. Afternoon we will photograph the Sand Art Demonstrators on the sea beach as well as the Open-air Beach market which opens only during evening time & the local shop keepers never lock their stalls on the sand.
Morning Drive to Raghurajpur Artisans' village. Watch the preparation of the Gotipua Dancers at their Ashram. Visit the village. Later on, photo shoot of Gotipua Dance & drive to Konark. Check in to the Riverside Community campsite. Visit the Fishermen' village & later on during evening visit to the Open-air Auditorium for Dance Festival. Also during the afternoon time, World Famous Artist Padmashree Sudarshan Pattanaik works on Sand Art demonstration during this period.
Early morning drive to Chandrabhaga beach for photography. After Breakfast, visit the Sun temple at Konark. After Lunch drive to Bhubaneshwar visiting Chaushathi Yogini temple at Heerapur. Heerapur area also is famous for the Bel Metalworkers which can be photographed in the best way. Check in to the hotel.
Morning leave. We will reach the Ikata Weavers at Nuapatna & photograph the processing. Later on, drive to Dokra Metalworkers at Sadeibarini. Photography there depending on the light. Or else we can come back late afternoon too. Very interesting villages to photograph. Evening visit to the Mahima Alekh Sadhu Ashram to photograph this unique group of Sadhus at their Ashram during the Fire worship rituals.
On the time of departure, you will transfer to Bhubaneswar Airport /Railway Station to board the flight/ train for onward journey.