HIGHLIGHTS

Hey moms and dads! Make the Summer of 2018 the most memorable one yet, for your kids!!

Sudhir Shivaram Photography has planned a “wild”ly fun time for you with your kids, at India’s most glamourous tiger destination – Ranthambhore. Where every tiger is a celebrity with “killer” looks.

This trip promises fun and games all through along with valuable lessons that can potentially set your kids on the path to nature and wildlife conservation. And with Sudhir at the helm, can photography be far behind? Watch, as your young ones pick up neat tricks that help them blossom into more confident photographers.

*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.

SPOTLIGHTS

Airport/Railhead

> Jaipur Intl. Airport
3.5-hr drive
> N. Delhi Intl. Airport
7.5-hr drive
> Sawai Madhopur Stn
20-min drive

Ideal
Flight Timings

Arrive to reach Jaipur by 3 pm
(workshop day 1)

Depart Jaipur after
5 pm (last day of workshop)

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

Duration/Stay

3 nights/4 days
@ Ranthambhore Regency Hotel

Check-in/Check-out

Check-in: For lunch on day 1 of workshop

Check-out: Last day of workshop
after breakfast

Safari

Total safaris - 5

AM: 6:00 to 9:30
PM: 3:00 to 6:30

Weather/Temperature

Max temp: 40°C
Min temp: 28°C

Key Subjects

Tigers
Spotted deer
Sambar deer
Wild boar
Common bird species

Things to Carry

Camera-lens
Binoculars
Bird book
Hat/sunscreen
Essential medicines

Fri 27 Apr 2018

Arrive and check in to Ranthambhore Regency

  • 7:30pm to 8:30pm : Welcome & Introduction
  • Agenda briefing
  • Post 8:30pm : Socialize over dinner and lights out
  • Sat 28 Apr 2018

    Wakeup call at 5:00 am

  • Depart at 5:45 am for the 6:00 am safari
  • Safari exit by 9:30 am, reach resort by 9:45 am and have breakfast
  • Morning session from 11:00 to 12:30 pm: Photography basics by Sudhir
  • Lunch at 1:00 pm followed by a power nap
  • Assemble for evening safari at 2:30 pm
  • Safari from 3:00 to 6:30 pm
  • Return to resort at 6:45 pm
  • Session by Swaroop for kids and their parents – 'Calls of the Wild' – 7:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Dinner: 8.30 pm onwards
  • Lights out by 9:30 pm
  • Sun 29 Apr 2018

    Wakeup call at 5:00 am

  • Depart at 5:45 am for the 6:00 am safari
  • Safari exit by 9:30 am, reach resort by 9:45 am and have breakfast
  • Morning session from 11:00 to 12:30 pm: Creative afternoon by Swaroop – sketching/drawing/creative writing/ Games
  • Lunch at 1:00 pm followed by a power nap
  • Assemble for evening safari at 2:30 pm
  • Safari from 3:00 to 6:30 pm
  • Return to resort at 6:45 pm
  • Photography Session by Sudhir for kids and parents – images review / interactive session – 7:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Dinner: 8.30 pm onwards
  • Lights out by 9:30 pm
  • Mon 30 Apr 2018

    Wakeup call at 5:00 am

  • Depart at 5:45 am for the 6:00 am safari
  • Safari exit by 9:30 am, reach resort by 9:45 am
  • 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 5 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 and dad with 1 kid on triple occupancy basis.

     

    Inclusions:

    – All costs are ex-Ranthambhore Regency Resort. However, at an added cost, we can arrange for transportation.
    – Accommodation and all meals for 3 nights/4 days at Ranthambhore Regency
    – 5 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: 8 mom/dad with kids

    Ranthambhore Regency, Sawai Madhopur

    Located at a very short driving distance from the national park, is just one of the great things about the Ranthambhore Regency. The amazing ambiance, great food, super comfortable rooms and a host of other amenities add up make your stay pleasant and memorable.

     

    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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