BANDHAVGARH PARENTS & KIDS TOUR

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    Bandhavgarh Photo Gallery

    Hey moms & dads!! Here’s a unique opportunity to bond with your child(ren)* – while you get to indulge in your passion for wildlife and photography! Experience Bandhavgarh, which has one of the highest density of Tigers in India and its amazing wildlife together with Sudhir Shivaram.

    Bandhavgarh is a photographers paradise to capture the magnificent Tigers in their natural habitat. We cover the core zones of Tala and Magdhi as a part of this photography learning tour with Sudhir. During the trip, we will photography everything from Tigers to birds and anything which moves.

    Sudhir Shivaram Photography is conducting Mom/Dad and Kids Workshop at the most happening tiger destination in India – Bandhavgarh. It’s raining cubs in Bandhavgarh! We invite you, along with yours, for a ringside view of this endearing spectacle.

    Catch Tigress Dotty and her cubs sunning in the jungles; pick up some really cool photography tips and tricks; laze around and gaze lovingly as your little ones play “wild” games. Make memories that you will both carry forever.

    *The target age group for kids is 7 to 14 years. But do tell us if your little one or not-so-little one is on either side of this age bracket. If you strongly feel they should tag along, we would be happy to accommodate. For, after all, mom & dad know best!!

    SSP KIDS’ WORKSHOP VALUE SYSTEM

    – To build awareness about our natural resources and wildlife
    – To treat nature with respect and dignity
    – To take fierce pride in our planet’s biodiversity
    – To thank the earth back via efforts to protect and conserve nature/wildlife
    – To strive to tread softly on this earth – focus on eco-friendly choices
    – To practise ethical aspects of wildlife photography

    OUR USP

    – Experiential learning
    – Unique blend of indoor-outdoor activities
    – A perfect mix of theoretical and hands-on sessions
    – Well-designed group and individual exercises
    – Powerful tools of self-expression – photography and blogging.

    KIDS’ WORKSHOP KEY TAKEAWAYS

    • Wild encounters – the safari experience
    • Nature nurture – a peek into the natural world – introduction to tree/bird/animal species
    • Photo op – photography as a form of self-expression
    • Blog on – pen down experiences, encounters, emotions
    • Fun games – to foster team-building
    • A chance to have photos and blogs featured on sudhirshivaramphotography.com and possibly in print magazines too.
    • Certificate of participation – a keepsake of all the fun had!

    Beyond Learning

    While we are extremely serious about our photography, we never play down the importance of some good old-fashioned fun. And great food. Dinnertime is our designated “huddle time” where we share safari stories that continue well past bedtime. Last night of the workshop is official party night where we match steps with the local tribal folk over a celebratory dinner. So, what do we celebrate? Good times, great food, awesome friends. And of course, photography!!

    AIRPORT/RAILHEAD

    Jabalpur is the nearest airport, around 3.5-hr drive. Umaria Rly Stn is 45-min drive and Katni Rly Stn 2-hr drive.

    IDEAL FLIGHT TIMINGS

    Book any flight which arrives at Jabalpur by / before 3 pm on day 1 of the workshop and plan to take any flight after 4pm from Jabalpur on last day of the workshop.

    LAST MILE

    We will coordinate with you for your pickup/drop from/to airport/rly station. We generally do car pooling of participants arriving at around same time.

    RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

    Kids and Parents can get any DSLR with a combination of 55-250mm lens or the 100-400 range or the 150-600mm lens. You are also welcome to get the long tele photo lens like 500mm or 600mm.

    DURATION / STAY

    3 nights/4 days @ Bandhav Vilas, Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve.

    CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT

    Check-in: Anytime on day1 of the workshop and Check-out on last day after morning safari.

    SAFARI

    Total safaris - 4. The morning safari is at 5:30am to 10:00am and evening safari is from 4pm to 7:00pm.

    WEATHER/TEMPERATURE

    Max temp: 40°C and Min temp: 27°C

    KEY SPECIES

    The key species we can sight during the workshop are Tigers, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Wild Pig, Lesser adjutant stork and other common bird species.

    THINGS TO CARRY

    The recommended Camera gear, Binoculars, Hat, Sunglasses, Essential medicines

    Testimonials

    What our students say about Sudhir Shivaram.