Train & Muslim Festival Photography Expedition

A unique photo experience in the heart of South Asia

Eid ul Fitr is one of the biggest Muslim festivals, during this festival more than 10 million people traveling by train, bus and ferry from cities to their origin homes. Due to not sufficient transport in this time, people travel by overcrowded roof of trains, overloaded ferries and buses.  

Train & Muslim Eid Festival is the best for train photography. On this trip, you will also explore the food festival, Asia’s largest shipyard, Fishing at sea beach, peoples, daily life, and culture with amazing photography opportunities.

Tour Highlights

  • Peoples traveling by Overcrowded Trains

  • People Traveling Roof of Trains.

  • Overloaded ferries

  • Ramadan Food Festival

  • Asia’s largest Shipyard.

  • Fishing at World’s Longest sea beach.

  • Daily Life And Daily Labors.

  • Traditional Brik Factories

  • Old Dhaka City Heritage.

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  Trip Date

Date: April 23-May 04, 2022
April 12-23, 2023 (Train & Bengal New Year Festival)

Duration: 12 Days 11 Nights
Extension: 2-5 days extension available

  Tour Type & Group

Photography Tour & Workshop
Small Group
Maximum 8 Participants.
+ One Photographer Guide
+ One Tour Manager

 Skill Level

Suitable for ALL Skill Levels,
Novice to Advanced or
Beginner to Professional Photographer.

  Physical Fitness

Easy to Moderate,

Suitable For Any Mature Age Level.

Train & Muslim Eid Festival Photo Tour Itinerary

Let’s discover the world most unexplored land Bangladesh

Day 01: Arrival Dhaka, Bangladesh

A Image Tours representative will greet you at the airport then take you to the hotel for check-in. this afternoon Introduce with our Photo guide, Mr. Yousuf Tushar then followed by your first photoshoot at old Dhaka city, Peoples & their costume, rickshaws. Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh, World’s most population density city but peoples are the most friendly so it’s easier for you to capture people’s photos.
A special Welcome Dinner & Enjoy the slideshow presentation by Yousuf Tushar, interact with Tushar you will get more information and idea which will be helpful for your journey.
Photoshoot: Rikshaws (tri wheeler bicycle), Peoples, Traditional Costumes, Streets Photography.
Meals included: Lunch. Dinner. ( Local Luxury Restaurant)

Day 02: Asia’s largest shipyard

Drive to Old Dhaka riverside, the place looks like 200 years old riverside city. Thousands of people crossing the river by around 3000 local small boats. Asia’s largest shipyard where more than 15000 peoples are working on dismantling, repairing and creating new ships with the recovered parts.

Photoshoot: Local small boats & riverside daily lives, Shipyards,.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 03: Coal Station & Plastic recycling 

Drive through to the riverside port nearby Dhaka where every day more than 3000 daily laborers come here to unloading black coals, bricks and sands carry on their heads from lighter vessels. After that enter the leather processing area where people drying leather in the sun and leatherworkers working in small industries. In plastic recycling areas, men, women, and children are shorting plastic bottles and plastic things. The second session explores the traditional Ramdan Iftar food market, it has a long history, started in the British period. The largest of its kind, it attracts thousands of people from all over the country.

Photoshoot: Daily labor carries black coal on their head, Plastic bottles recycling, and traditional food market.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 04: Brick Factories

The morning session explores traditional brick factories. Around 300 Brick-field surrounding area of Dhaka city where brick labors making brick by hand by traditional process. Red bricks with dust carry on their overhead. The second session explores the local train station and street photography.

Photoshoot: Brick-field, Red bricks carry by the head, Train station & Street.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 05: Dhaka-South City

Leave Dhaka and Drive through to the south city, explore aluminum factories, around 10000 people making pots in small factories. Overnight in South city.

Photoshoot: Aluminum factories
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 06: South City – South Bay

Drive through to South Bay, on the way enter the garbage field where you will explore Men, women & Children collecting junk in the garbage field. Morning fog and garbage fire smoke mix make a dramatic effect in the field that’s great support for photography. On the way, we will explore also village life and the local market.

Photoshoot: Garbage field, village life & Local Market.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 07:  South Bay

Explore the world’s longest 100 kilometers long sea beach, seaside fishing activities. Fishermen fishing seaside, making fishing boats, repairing fishing nets, colorful moon shape boats and children playing at the sea beach until sunset.

Photoshoot: Fishing, Moon Shape Boats & Sunset on The Beach.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 08: South Bay World’s Longest Sea Beach

Early morning visits to the dry fish village, around 5000 families working on the dry fish process, completely traditional process drying fish on the sun. After that take flight to Dhaka. After arriving Dhaka visit train track slums where poor people living beside the train line, their daily live activities beside the train line.

Photoshoot: Dry fishing village and train track slums at Dhaka
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 09: Overcrowded Train, Dhaka

Eid ul Adha is one of the biggest Muslim festivals, during this festival more than 10 million people traveling by train, bus and ferry from cities to their origin home. The train is one of the major transports in Bangladesh. Failed to get a place inside trains peoples are climbing to the rooftop of trains during the festival, mainly targeting to go origin home at the village the inhabitant of capital taking this risk of life to reach their goal. Similar scenery of ferries and buses during the Muslim festival.

Photoshoot: Overcrowded trains, overcrowded ferries, People traveling on the roof of the ferry. Loaded cow boats.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 10: Overcrowded trains & Ferry Terminal

2nd-day morning session also explores another train station of the city, overcrowded trains, risky ride rooftop of trains. Afternoon session visit ferry terminal thousands of people boarding to ferries to go origin home at village.

Photoshoot: Overcrowded trains and ferry terminal.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 11: Muslim Eid Festival, Dhaka

Early morning explores Muslim Eid ul Adha activities, central mosque and central Eidgah field where thousands of Muslims join the Eid Special pray. The second session explores old Dhaka city, which enjoys Eid festival activities and street photography. End of the day you have free time for shopping at the market near the hotel. Special Farewell Dinner tonight, spectacular views over the city, and time to review your images by Yousuf Tushar.

Photoshoot: Muslim Eid pray, Eid festival & Street Photography.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 12: Chicken Market – Departure

Early Morning Explore the chicken market. After breakfast preparing to check out the hotel. According to your individual Flight departure time, we will drop you at the airport and bid a fond farewell. We hope your unforgettable memories call you again to this land and show up your Bangladesh’s great images.

Photoshoot: Brick-field, Red bricks carry by the head, Train station & Street.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Learn post-processing like a pro

We know what your images need

Bring the touch of perfection to your digital images

Our photography expeditions are not only a simple photo trip it’s a photography workshop. Whether you are a beginner, keen amateur or professional photographer we want you to get the best possible pictures on every our tour. Each of our participants will get the right infield guidance from understanding all camera settings, creating outstanding compositions, perfect exposer on the different light conditions, developing a personal style to finalizing ideas in image editing software.

We also put emphasis on Image Post-Processing which is extremely important nowadays. We will hold post-processing panels where we will teach you the workflows in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom and some additional plug-ins we use to make your pictures stand well apart from the rest. We will try to allow enough time for you to post-process your pictures while on the tour, and hopefully you will go home with your prime shots ready for the showcase.

You will learn how to

  • Organize your photos efficiently and speed up your workflow
  • Develop RAW files with Lightroom and Photoshop and apply initial adjustments
  • Use the selection, sharpening and retouching tools properly
  • Blend multiple exposures in Lightroom and Photoshop using various techniques (HDR, luminosity masks)
  • Stylize your images to give them your own artistic signature
  • Apply various image effects… and much more

Tour Price

USD 2600 / EURO 2280 Double Occupancy
USD 3100 / EURO 2720  Single Occupancy

What is Included & Excluded in the Price

Included

  • English Speaking Professional Photographer Guide.
  • 4- Star & 5 -Star Hotel Accommodations.

  • Local Transport by Minibus.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Drinking-Water and soft drinks.
  • Local Flight South Bay to Dhaka.
  • 4G internet Int. call phone card

Excluded

  • International Flight.
  • Visa fee.
  • Personal cost & laundry services.
  • Gratuities for Photo Guides, and drivers.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Equipment and baggage insurance.

YOUSUF TUSHAR Tour Leader

Tushar is recognized as one of the leading freelance documentary photographers based in Bangladesh. As well as he is a Travel & Art photographer, writer, instructor, organizer, and judge of National & international photography competitions. He has years of experience guiding photo tours & workshops. His wide & long-time experience in Travel photography, Organizing, teaching, and prestigious international award-winning made him one of the best photographers in Bangladesh. He has excellent knowledge about perfect places to capture a photo of every place in Bangladesh. He loves to help with hands-on experience in a Creative learning environment while out in the field, and he absolutely loves leading photo tours! Since 2000 he has been working full-time professional photographer, over this time he has traveled to many countries as a travel photographer. His works published Times UK, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Forbes magazine, BBC, National Geographic, Daily Mail, Sunday Post, Express UK, The Sun, The Atlantic, USA Today, and renowned international photo agencies. His photographs exhibited different international photo exhibitions in Asia, Europe & USA. He has owned more than a hundred National & International prestigious photographic awards including HPA-UNESCO china, Emirates photo contest, Asahi Shimbun Japan, United Nations IYC Singapore, People & Planet Australia, PX3 Paris, CBRE Urban photographer of the year, Link Lady, SIENA International, A Photo Reporter, New York-Manhattan, celebrating Life Bangladesh and numerous FIAP & PSA patronage Award. Presently he is the Secretary-General & FIAP Liaison officer of Bangladesh Photographic Society. More Details about him

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