Why Saffron
Why Saffron




Journey to the Sacred & Ancient City of VARANASI 

experience UTTAR PRADESH


"Banaras is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, & looks twice as old as all of them put together"Mark Twain

Step into the blindingly colourful, unbelievably chaotic and the world’s oldest continuously inhabited city - VARANASI or BANARAS or KASHI - a place which can surprise and shock you at the same time, where spirituality and carefree attitude integrate seamlessly, where one can witness the confluence of Life and Death. Kashi showcases various facets of life, in its raw, rustic and real form. River Ganga absorbs anything that comes its way. People throng for salvation. One must not miss this photography journey to the most sacred city of India - you may transform from being a ‘photographer’ to a ‘photojournalist’, to document all that you ‘SEE’ through your lens! 

"Everything was planned and executed so perfectly by Hema. The choice of the Hotel made for us was absolutely wonderful and the food was delicious, giving the local flavour of Varanasi. The pace of the trip was hectic and intense but I loved it as this is how a Photography Trip should be as we need to utilize the hours of Good Light. Thanks to Hema.

It was a very unique trip and an absolute value for money. End of it, its the Experience that counts and I totally loved it. It was one of the best trips I have ever been on. I highly recommend this trip to everyone. The place, Hema and the guides have weaved the magic for me and all of us. Thank You."


Software  Manager & Photographer

[2019 Participant]

What 'Team 2019'

had to say...


Dates        :  February 27 - March 1, 2020


Cost          :  35,500/-  (twin-share + GST)

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"Trip to Kashi with Hema has been etched in my memory"


Aspiring Photographer, UK

[2016 Participant]

“Thought of going to Varanasi scared & enthralled me. So I seized the chance by traveling with Hema on her photo trip. Hema’s workshop inspired me to go out &  try her techniques of ‘rule of thirds’,‘shoot from the hip’,‘from varied angles’ & more.

I loved practicing ‘middle grey’& seeing dusky interiors emerge behind ancient doorways. She was there for any doubt, yet did not intrude in my photographic experience. Exploring Kashi that is haunting, is now etched in both my brain & my photographs, that of life and joy - Thanks to Hema!”


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