Bengal New Year & Muslim Eid Festival Photo Tour Bangladesh

A unique photo experience in the heart of South Asia

It is a great opportunity for photographers to explore Bengali New Year and Muslim Eid festival together. These two biggest festivals are close dates in the years 2023 and 2024.
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.
Discover celebrating the most colorful Bengali New Year and Mongal Shovajatra rally UNESCO world heritage recognized. Hindu ritual festival the Charak worship most traditional and folk festival, Best season for Red Chilies processing, floating watermelon market, stone mine and more. In this expedition, you will explore Bangladesh’s riches festivals, peoples, daily life, and culture with amazing photography opportunities.

Tour Highlights

  • Peoples traveling by Overcrowded Trains.

  • People Traveling Roof of Trains.

  • Overloaded ferries.

  • Bengali New year Festival

  • Ritual festival the Charak worship

  • Spectacular Red chillies on courtyard

  • Asia’s Largest  Shipyard.

  • Ramadan Food Festival.

  • Biggest Stone Mine of Bangladesh.

  • Traditional Brick Factories.

  • Daily Life And Daily Labors.

  • Old Dhaka City Heritage.

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  Trip Date

Date: 10-23 April 2023
02-15 April 2024

Duration: 14 Days 13 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.

Bengal New Year & 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: Dhaka-Northeast: Batik Village & Rice Factories

Drive through to northeast districts, on the way you will explore the biggest tie-dying Batik village of Bangladesh. Here people making colors on fabrics by traditional process and dry fabrics on the open sun, you will see everywhere is color in the village. The second session explores rice factories, people working rice factories, the lines of rice paddy while the sun-dry process in the courtyard and children playing on the courtyard.

Photoshoot: Batik Village, sun-dry rice process & children playing.
Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 03: Stone Mine at North zone

The stone mine is located at the foot of the beautiful Meghalaya Hills in the northeastern part of Bangladesh. It is known for its lush green hills, rolling tea gardens, and mosaic of stones and rocks. Around 15000 stone laborers (men, women & children) are engaged with stone searching, collecting and crushing in this area. You will explore people searching and collecting stones by local traditional boats, winnowing stones, and crushing stones by hand.

Photoshoot: Whole day stone mine area.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 04: Charak Worship

Explore the most interesting Hindu ritual festival the Charka worship. Much level village people gathering here to celebrate the charak worship, Enjoy the village fair and rural cultural activities.

Photoshoot: Charak Worship, Village fair.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 05: Dhaka-Bengal New Year

Celebrating the most colorful and the biggest festival of Bangladesh. Explore the UNESCO world heritage MONGOL Rally, Folk and cultural events. People wear colorful traditional dresses, Sharee, Panjabi, Gamcha.
Photo shoot: Peoples, faces, Rally, traditional costume, and cultural activities.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 06: Dhaka – North Bengal

Drive through the North Bengal the most rural beauty of Bangladesh. Explores rural villages and the most beautiful natural Shawla or alga plant in the river and birds-eye view of the green river from the bridge. Villagers daily live beside the river, fishing, taking bath and washing clothes in the river. In the afternoon session, the traditional yogurt-making process in the village.
Photoshoot: Village life, Birdseye view river & boat, yogurt processing.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 07: North Bengal – Red Chilies

Early morning visits the local vegetable market, local people bring vegetables to the local market for sale. after that Explore most spectacular red chilies processing on sundry, village people drying red chilies sundry on the courtyard, making beautiful lines and lanes on drying red chilies courtyard. Driving to Dhaka.

Photoshoot: Vegetable market and Red chilies.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 08: 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, aluminum factories.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 09: Brick Factories, Dhaka

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 10: Old Dhaka-Ramadan Food Festival

TThe morning session explores Old Dhaka city street and old motor parts markets . Next we will explore most traditional 400 years old Ramadan Iftar food festival.

Photoshoot: BOld Dhaka city street and old motor parts markets and Ramadan Iftar food festival.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 11: Overcrowded Train Dhaka

Eid ul Adha is one of the biggest Muslim festivals, during this festival more than 10 million people travel 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 and loaded trains, traveling on the rooftop of trains.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 12: Overcrowded Train & Ferries Dhaka

At morning session 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 the village.

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

Day 13: Muslim Eid Festival

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.
Photo shoot: Muslim Eid pray, Eid festival & Street Photography.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 14: 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: Chicken Market.
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 3600 / EURO 3440 Double Occupancy
USD 3900 / EURO 3720  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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