June 2019 | 2N/3D | Rs. 15,500
One time we were witness to a cicada moulting right near our rooms. Shedding its old exoskeleton and emerging with a bright, new attire would take just a few minutes. Spotting it at the right time and knowing what it is was important. Many such wildlife moments awaits anyone visiting this pristine location with us.
WHAT YOU LEARN
A great opportunity to observe, learn about and photograph the wonderful diversity of the life in the undergrowth in one of the most pristine of eco-systems. Understand the nuances of macro photography. Get down and dirty to try out interesting perspectives. In the process, make some memorable images. A lot of interactions on the field and off it regarding compositions and post processing will help you to up your photography skills many notches.
Jewels of the rainforest
Amboli, a small town in the pristine forests of the Sindhudurg district, is one of the biodiversity hotspots of Western Ghats. Birdwing never misses a visit to this place during the monsoons. All through the Western Ghats, the forest keeps us busy day and night with its variety of frogs, snakes, caecilians, and bio luminescent fungi. On this expedition, we’ll look for the beautiful yet fearsome snakes like the Malabar Pit Viper and the Bamboo Pit Viper. We’ll watch out in the thick vegetation for stunning Green Vine Snakes.
And while Amboli receives enormous rainfall, Birdwing Travel & Photography will take you to this biodiversity hotspot in midst of the peak monsoon. Don’t lose heart when it’s raining. Our mission is to be in the rain. We’ll go looking for frogs, insects and spiders of all kinds during our trails. At Amboli, you’ll never have a dull moment!
In between the rains, keep an eye out on the forest floor. The colourful fungi on the ground make for patient photography subjects. In addition, if it gets warm enough, then get prepared to entertain yourself with the splendid display of butterflies amongst which is the spectacular Southern Birdwing – India’s largest! Overall, it’s a photographer’s delight and we’ll help you make the most of all the opportunities we get.
Day 1 – June 28th (Fri)
We arrive in Belgaum latest by 7.30 AM and we’ll travel by road from Belgaum to Amboli with a stop for breakfast. On our arrival and checkin to the resort, we’ll have our lunch. Once you’ve tucked in your lunch, we’ll attend an orientation session to get to know the place. Following this we’ll go for a walk around the resort and a session on macro photography, lighting and the various techniques you’ll need to make your images. To keep you fresh, we promise piping hot coffee on the side. We’ll go out on another walk around the camp to see what we can find in the adjoining forests.
Keep yourself warmed up after dinner! These are peak hours in the rainforest and we’ll embark on our night walk around the camp to observe the nocturnal activities of frogs, snakes and other insects.
Day 2 – June 29th (Sat)
Today we’ll rise nice and early. During breakfast, we’ll recap our sightings from previous night walk and discuss the tips/tricks on macro photography in detail. After a sumptuous breakfast, our resident expert will unleash his knowledge on the local flora and fauna. Be ready to head out for a morning stroll nearby to look for any wildlife, fungi, and butterflies. Once you’re tired, and trust us – you will be tired; we’ll return to the resort for a brief review of your photographs.
After lunch and a power nap, we’ll proceed for the evening trail. Around dinner, we’ll review your images from the day and get ready for our second night walk.
Day 3 – June 30th (Sun)
This is our last day at Amboli and we’ll visit a plateau ecosystem. After our final haul in the forest, we’ll return to the resort for lunch followed by our last image review and post processing session. Our cab should be ready to drop us at Belgaum where participants will take their respective modes of transport to reach home – until of course, Birdwing brings us together again.
THINGS TO NOTE
Macro & Wide-angle
Comfortable & dull coloured clothes
Good shoes for walking
Bring your own toiletries
TERMS AND CONDITION
- INR 5,000/- advance required for provisional reservation
- Remainder (100% ) within 30 days from the first payment
- 60% refund if cancelled before 2 months from the date of travel
- 20% refund if cancelled after 2 months and before 1 month from the date of travel
- No refund if cancelled within 1 month of the date of travel
Note: The date of written communication ( email ) stating the intent to cancel will be considered as the date for applying the cancellation policy.
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