Bengal New Year & Charak Worship Photo Tour Bangladesh

A unique photo experience in the heart of South Asia

Bangladesh is south Asia’s greenest jewel – a country braided with rivers, with a rich culture waiting to be explored by pioneering travelers and enthusiast photographers. It is a paradise for photographers. This is one of the world’s most densely populated countries, but lovely and friendly peoples always welcome you.
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, 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

  • Bengali New year Festival

  • Ritual festival the Charak worship

  • Spectacular Red chillies on courtyard

  • Asia’s Largest  Shipyard.

  • Biggest Stone Mine of Bangladesh.

  • Traditional Brick Factories.

  • Daily Life And Daily Labors.

  • Old Dhaka City Heritage.

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  Trip Date

Date: 05-15 April 2022
05-15 April 2023 & 2024

Duration: 11 Days 10 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 & Charak Worship Photo Tour Bangladesh 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: Spring Festival – Shipyard, Dhaka

Morning session explores the most spectacular spring festival where Hundreds of people join the cultural ceremony to celebrate the spring festival with folk music, dance and rally. The spring season is not only are the trees painted with flowers, but the life of Bengali young people also be colored. Therefore, on the eve of the first Falgun, people wearing colorful traditional dresses, girls & women wear saree and flowering in the bent, boys wear Punjabi pajamas.
The second session explores the 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: Spring festival, Portraits of girls & women, country boats, Shipyard.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 03: 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 04: Dhaka – North Bengal

Drive through to 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. The afternoon session, open-air rice processing, village people drying rice in country yard on the sun in a traditional way.
Photoshoot: Village life, Birdseye view river & boat, and Rice factories.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 05: 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 06: Coal Port

Drive through to Kachpur riverside port. Every day more than 3000 daily labors 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 on sun and leatherworkers working in small industries. Plastic recycling areas, men, women, and children are shorting plastic bottles and plastic things. The second session drive to Narayangonj to explore the watermelon floating market.

Photoshoot:Coal port, Floating market.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day 07: 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 08: one Mine at North zone

he 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 a mosaic of stones and rocks. Around 15000 stone labors (men, women & children) are engaged with stone searching, collecting and crushing in this area. You will explore people are searching and collecting stone by local traditional boats, winnowing stones, crushing stones by hand.

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

Day 09: 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 10: Dhaka – Bengal New Year

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

Day 11: 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 2400 / EURO 2100 Double Occupancy
USD 2900 / EURO 2540  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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