Jaipur · Travel Photo Tour

Welcoming the Photography Wonders of The World During Festival on Wanderlust!

For anyone visiting Jaipur, it is customary for him to keep the camera shutters happy with ample photography opportunities in the Pink City. Be its magnificent forts, mesmeric lakes, gorgeous palaces, compelling historic structures, fascinating markets, colorful vistas, there are plenty subjects that do not let your camera leave its charm to capture frames.

But for the very first time, Jaipur will play host to an international open-air travel photography festival- Travel Photo Jaipur. This is the inaugural edition of the festival, which is to be an annual event-taking place in Jaipur each February.

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With large format photographic prints on display across the city, Travel Photo Jaipur will invite the visitors to discover the heritage along with events and interventions that will eventually transform the Pink City into a platform for showcasing and contemplating photography.

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The 9day festival between 5-14th of Feb, 2016 by an acclaimed list of national and international exhibiting photographers will be open to all, residents and visitors alike, reaffirming Jaipur’s position as an international cultural haven for the arts.

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In addition to the displays of the 14 exhibiting photographers, a number of special interventions and exhibitions will also be staged during the festival time.

All exhibitions on display between the 5th and 14th of February 2016. For details- http://travelphotojaipur.com/exhibitions/

Special Inteventions- http://travelphotojaipur.com/special-interventions/

All Event Details-

FRIDAY 5th February-

Venue-Jawahar Kala Kendra

Time- 17:30H – 18:15H

Waswo X. Waswo.The Foreign Photographer in a Post-Colonial Terrain

18:30H – 19:30H

Mauro Bedoni. COLORS Magazine: Ordinary stories from extraordinary people

SATURDAY 6th February

10:30H – 11:15H

Thomas Seelig. The New Grand Tour

11:30H – 12:15H

Rafal Milach. Collective as a Merging Process

16:00H – 16:45H

Rahaab Allana and Giles Tillotson in conversation. New Perspectives on the Photography of Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh of Jaipur

16.50H – 17:35H

Louise Clements. Expanding Photography: an Illustrated talk on photo festivals, mass participation and socially engaged practice in international contemporary photography

17.40H – 18.25H

Gideon Mendel. Drowning World- The Elements

SUNDAY 7th February

11:00H – 11:45H

Cristina de Middel. To Be Continued

12:00H – 12:45H

Yumi Goto. Revisit to Refine Your Photobook

Event Details- http://travelphotojaipur.com/events/

So, fuel your passion of travel photography, with 14 exhibitions, two special interventions and a host of talks and lectures as ‪#‎TPJ2016‬ promises an exciting look at the wonders of the photographic world.

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11 Amazing Places Every Photographer Must Visit In Jaipur During Monsoon

If you’re a passionate traveller and carry a smartphone or a camera or both , there are high chances that you love photography as well.
Apart from eating and dancing in rain, there is one more thing that carries its own charm in monsoons, Photography ! So if you are a local or a tourist who is luckily in Jaipur right now, these are the places that can be captured through your lens but touch your heart instantly and will stay there forever.

 1. Jal Mahal

Jal Mahal or Water Palace, where every Jaipurite or visitor of Jaipur would just love to just sit by and watch the magical lake and mesmerizing architecture of the palace. Sunrise and Sunset are the best times to get some terrific shots at this place with a perfect blend of nature and architecture.

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2. Bhangarh Fort

We doubt you haven’t heard of the “Most Haunted” place of India : Bhangarh Fort ! Located 80 km away from Jaipur, this place is extremely popular for its historical ruins, roofless houses and the gorgeous backdrop of Aravallis that will make your time picture perfect – literally.

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3. Smriti van

Located on the famous JLN Marg in pink city, as you move around the twisting tree-canopied walkways of this forest escapade, Smriti Van, you will know what a heaven of birds looks like ! Apart from capturing the bright greens of monsoon, if you are fond of bird photography, you will get some extremely colorful and varied birds to click in different angles.

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4. Albert hall Museum

Residing in the Ramniwas Garden, Jaipur , Albert hall is the oldest museum in Rajasthan also proudly known as the ‘State Museum of Rajasthan’. A classy example of Indo-Saracenic architecture, the most picturesque view of Albert Hall is when the pigeons are sitting on its chattris or flying all around under the azure blue sky 🙂

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 5. Panna Mian Ki Baori (Stepwell)

Panna Mian ka kund or stepwell near Amber fort is one of the treasured places which if visited during Monsoon, you will remember it through out your life ! Although all the stepwells have their own magical aura, this one is comparatively less populated and shines out its real vibrancy during rains.

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 6. Nahargarh Fort

Lying on the edge of Aravalli hills, Nahargarh fort has been a romantic spot in Shuddh Desi Romance, a Friends’ hangout place in Rang De Basanti and a favorite among Jaipurites to visit especially in rains ! Just go up there, sit at Padao restaurant and you will automatically get your perfect shots.


7. Chandlai Lake

A very beautiful and small lake 30 km away from Jaipur , Chandlai offers another birding sight. The main attraction is the various Migratory birds seen at this place, especially Flamingos.

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8. Hawamahal

One of the most famous pink sandstone architectural marvels , Hawamahal situated at Badi Chaupad with five storeys and 953 windows is every photographer’s delight. But what’s challenging is how you make your click different from all others. Hawamahal is well lit and looks beautiful ,even at night !

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9. Maota Lake, Amer

Below the superb Amer fort, lies the Maota lake which swathes the pink city in its allure in the monsoons giving the residents and tourists a chance to stand near it and sip tea, while the photographers can find their right moment to capture this absolute visual delight !

Maota lake Jaipur Beat

10. Chand Baori (Stepwell) – Abhaneri

Abhaneri is 95 km from Jaipur, it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dausa. Built back in 8th century, it is one of the deepest and largest stepwell in India. The phenomenal structure is 64 feet deep and consists of 1000 perfectly symmetrical narrow steps, spanning 13 storeys. The stepwell is one of the most photogenic places, and looks even more serene during monsoon as the water fills in the bavri. So, f you’re planning a weekend getaway this is the place you need to go to.


11. Patrika Gate – Jawahar Circle

Patrika Gate is one latest yet trendiest spot to visit during monsoon. It is situated at Jawahar Circle, at a distance of 2 km from Jaipur International Airport. This place has become photographers’ favourite, with hand-painted motifs depicting the traditional side of Pink City which includes paintings of temples, forts, rulers of Jaipur, jewelry, and photographs of Hawa Mahal, City palace, Jal Mahal, etc. Opposite to the gate is a lush green garden surrounding a fountain offering musical show every day from 7:30 p.m. if you’re in the town then Jawahar Circle is a must visit spot, kyuki Jaipur aaye or waha nhi gaye, toh kya khaak Jaipur aaye!

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Picture Courtesy- Gaurav Hajela Photography (https://www.facebook.com/gauravpics)
Updated – June, 2019.