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!

Sudhir Shivaram Photography introduces 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 Spotty and her kids 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!!

Your Tour Buddy: Swaroop Gokhale

Mom of 2 kids and a Post Graduate in Environmental Sciences from the University of Pune, Swaroop adores nature and travel. After completing her Masters, she worked with Bharati Vidyapeeth University as an Education Officer. Her job role involved extensive travel across Maharashtra and Goa, to spread nature conservation awareness in schools and other institutions.

Swaroop worked in the wildlife travel industry for 3 years before joining SSP.  During her stint there, she has conducted tours to a wide range of destinations, Sunderbans being her all-time favourite. She has also lead environmental education workshops for kids of all ages to create awareness about nature and its denizens. As a part of these educational tours she has guided participants to write blogs, articles and poems about the places they visit.

Photography sessions will be conducted by Sudhir Shivaram.



> Jabalpur Airport
3.5-hr drive
> Umaria Rly Stn
45-min drive
> Katni Rly Stn
2-hr drive

Flight Timings

Arrive to reach Jabalpur by 3 pm
(Nov 19)

Depart Jabalpur after
3 pm (Nov 22)

Last Mile

We will coordinate
with you for
pickup/drop from/to
airport/rly stn

Recommended equipment

2 camera bodies
70-200 lens
100-400 range
any wide angle lens
Long tele of 500mm or 600mm


3 nights/4 days
@ Pugdundee's Kings Lodge Resort


Check-in: Anytime on Nov 19

Check-out: Nov 22
after morning safari


Total safaris - 4

AM: 6:30 to 11:00
PM: 2:30 to 6:00


Max temp: 30°C
Min temp: 15°C

Key Subjects

Sambar/Spotted deer
Wild boar
Lesser adjutant stork
Common bird species

Things to Carry

Bird book
Warm wear
Essential medicines

Sun 19 Nov 2017

Arrive and check in to Kings Lodge, Bandhavgarh

  • 7:30pm to 8:30pm : Welcome & Introduction
  • Agenda briefing
  • Post 8:30pm : Socialize over dinner and lights out
  • Mon 20 Nov 2017

    Wakeup call at 5:00 am

  • Depart at 6:00 am for the 6:30 am safari
  • Packed breakfast at at 'centre point' during safari
  • Safari exit by 11:00 am, reach resort by 11:30 am
  • Morning session from 12:00 to 1:00 pm: Photography basics by Sudhir
  • Lunch at 1:00 pm followed by a power nap
  • Assemble for evening safari at 2:00 pm
  • Safari from 2:30 to 5:30 pm
  • Return to resort at 6:00 pm
  • Session by Swaroop for kids and their parents – 'Calls of the Wild' – 6:30 to 7:15 pm
  • Showcase of a wildlife movie/documentary 7:15 to 8:00 pm
  • Dinner: 8.00 pm onwards
  • Lights out by 9:30 pm
  • Tue 21 Nov 2017

    Wakeup call at 5:00 am

  • Depart at 6:00 am for the 6:30 am safari
  • Packed breakfast at 'centre point' during safari
  • Safari exit by 11:00 am, reach resort by 11:30 am
  • Morning session from 12:00 to 1:00 pm by Swaroop – 'Treasure Hunt'
  • Lunch at 1:00 pm followed by a power nap
  • Assemble for evening safari at 2:00 pm
  • Safari from 2:30 to 5:30 pm
  • Return to resort at 6:00 pm
  • Photography Session by Sudhir for kids and parents – images review / interactive session – 6:30 to 7:15 pm
  • Creative evening by Swaroop – sketching/drawing/creative writing – 7:15 to 8:00 pm
  • Exchange safari notes over dinner: 8:00 pm onwards
  • Lights out by 9:30 pm
  • Wed 22 Nov 2017

    Breakfast, “flaunt on Facebook” group pics, goodbyes, check-out

    So, here’s the lowdown. We have planned this one-of-a-kind tour around two segments – Indoors and Outdoors.

    The Indoors segment includes a host of interactive theme-based games. Children get to explore their creative side with fun activities like drawing, painting, and sketching. They would also be encouraged to pen their experiences in a format of their choice – stories, articles, poems. They get a peek into the wild world through short films and documentaries. These experiences would be a good first step towards a lifelong love for nature and wildlife.

    The Indoors segment would also include an introduction to the fascinating world of photography. These basic, core concepts of photography will enable the mom/dad and their little ones to wield their cameras with greater confidence:
    – Exposure Triangle Parameters of ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed
    – Choosing the correct image type and size
    – Understanding White Balance
    – Various picture styles available and when to choose what
    – Focusing Modes and Points
    – Overview on Metering
    – Composition

    The Outdoors segment comprises 4 safaris into the park, giving you ample opportunity to encounter a variety of wild subjects and wildlife moments. Not to mention, plenty of scope to apply your photography learning.

    Workshop Cost

    Rs 58,000/- (plus 5% GST )
    *Price is for mom/dad and one kid on double occupancy basis.

    Rs 70,000/- (plus 5% GST )
    * Price is for mom/dad and 2 kids on triple occupancy basis.



    – All costs are ex-Kings Lodge Resort at Bandhavgarh. However, at an added cost, we can arrange for transportation.
    – Accommodation and all meals for 3 nights/4 days at Kings Lodge Resort
    – 4 safaris, forest entry fee, camera fee, guide charges


    *Any other expenses outside of the above will have to be borne by the participants.

    Group Size: 6 mom/dad with kids

    Kings Lodge, Bandhavgarh


    The lodge is set in a forested estate of 32 acres over looking sal forested hills on both sides. Bandhavgarh was established in 1968 as a National Park, and is spread over an area of 448 sq. kms. This national park was declared as a tiger reserve under Project Tiger in the year 1993. It is predominantly covered with vegetation like SAL, SALI, DHOBIN and has vast stretches of grasslands spread over 32 hills, the region though smaller than other wildlife parks has one of the highest density of tigers in the world.

    Refund Policy:

    Rs 25,000 is not refundable once the safari permits gets done. The refund policy below is applicable to balance amount.


    80% fee to be refunded if cancellation is done 45 days prior to the event.
    No refund if cancellation is done between 0-45 days of the event.


    Please note: The date of written (email) communication of intent to cancel is the date considered for calculation of the cancellation fees.


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