The Varanasi Dev Diwali photo tour is one of the most rewarding tours in India. If you are interested in shooting Diwali, the most popular Indian festival, and Indian culture this tour is for you. This tour offers great opportunities for street photographers and for culture/festival photographers. 

Photographic Opportunities

Varanasi is the place where you can see the Indian culture. You have great opportunities for Portrait Photography, Street Photography and Diwali (festival) Photography


Why Join Us? 

The tours are led by Saurabh Chatterjee, who has been visiting these regions for almost a decade. He will take you to the right places at the right time and make sure that you come back with some great pictures. He will help you with the settings required for different kinds of pictures. We also do feedback/review sessions whenever possible, during the tour. 

You will be in the company of many experienced photographers and have fun.


This photo tour, mentored by Saurabh Chatterjee who has been visiting Varanasi since his childhood. 

All the days we shoot in all possible places where there are photographic opportunities. Most of the time, we shoot in the ghats and the narrow alleyways along the ghats. 

This is not like any other destination where you know what to expect. You just have to keep walking and you never know where you find the treasure of a great shot. You just have to keep walking. 

It can also get crowded on the Dev Diwali evening, so you have to bear that in mind.

This tour involves a lot of walking and climbing stairs. People who have mobility issues are not recommended to join this tour.

Pictures and Blog from Varanasi

Itinerary -

Day 1
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Reach Varanasi by Afternoon, leave in the evening for the Ganga Arati and walk around the ghats
Day 2
Monday, November 11, 2019
We start early and go to the main bathing ghats and then later to Manikarnika Ghat and walk beyond. We also go to the narrow lanes.
Day 3
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
This is the day of Dev Diwali, one of the holiest days in the Hindu calendar.We leave before daybreak and walk around the ghats till about 9am. We come back by 10am, have breakfast, spend time reviewing. We start at 4pm in the evening
Day 4
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
We take an early morning walk in the Ghats and leave in the day

Cost: Rs.20,000/-
Only 8 participants on first come first serve basis.

Cost includes

1) Stay in Varanasi (twin sharing) for the above mentioned days. Single sharing can be arranged on request
2) All meals from Day 1 evening to Day 5 morning

Cost does not include

1) Your travel cost to / from Varanasi.

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1. How to reach Varanasi? Varanasi is well connected by air and train. The nearest railhead is Varanasi, but there are more frequent trains to Mughalsarai, which is 20kms from Varanasi.
2. Is this trip only for Photographers? No, anyone can join. We will spend a lot of time taking some great pictures though. I'm sure everyone loves doing that. We have had non-photographers in our previous trips and they enjoy as much.
3. I have no knowledge on Photography. Will I get some help? Yes, absolutely. Saurabh will be assisting you all the time. He will help you on how to take some great pictures. So, you will learn while having fun on the go.
4. I don't have a camera. Can I get camera or lenses on rent? Yes, Camera / Lenses for Rent in Hyderabad
5. How do I reach Chandigarh? Chandigarh is well connected from New Delhi by bus / train / flight.

Pictures and Blog from Varanasi

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