Purulia has long been a rich cultural zone of West Bengal. One can visit Purulia for various reasons. Purulia is traditionally popular for Chhau mask making. The Chhau mask is associated with Chhau dance form practised in West Bengal. Chhau dance is a warrior acrobatic dance form depicting mythological stories and acts wherein magnificent massive masks associated with energetic movements and loud drumming enliven the characters thereby making an unforgettable experience.
Wall painting is an historic art form practiced in many parts around the world including India, but unfortunately with modern times it is becoming a diminishing tradition. In few tribal villages of Purulia district in the state of West Bengal there are few remaining houses that still practice exterior wall paintings.
Purulia is a land of lush greens and hilly terrain along with some lakes and waterfalls. One can even witness spectacular temple architecture here. And if you are a photographer, Purulia will never disappoint you. It will offer you abundant opportunities to capture its landscape, culture and people.
13th October, 2017
·Meeting point is Howrah station at around 10 pm. We will catch Howrah – Chakradharpur Passenger at 11.05 pm.
14th October, 2017
·Reach Purulia Junction early morning & transfer to pre-booked hotel
·After breakfast photowalk at Charida village (Famous for making of Chhau Dance mask)
· After lunch photo shoot of Chhau dance
·At evening we assemble for critique, review and discussion
15th October, 2017
·After breakfast photowalk at a various tribal villages to explore rural life and its various activities.
·After lunch we will continue our photowalk till 5pm, then back to hotel
·We will catch Chakradharpur – Howrah passenger at 8.05pm and our trip ends.
Am I eligible for this tour ?
Anyone is welcome to join this photo tour. And if you are interested in travel /culture/people photography, you will enjoy this festival.
I am new in photography. Will I join this trip ?
Yes offcourse. This tour is for photography enthusiastic people. The more you travel and explore, your photographic eye will open. This festival will provide you immense opportunities to create good frames. Moreover, our Team leader will be here, to guide you.
What equipments are required for this Trip ?
Well, even point and shoot camera will work fine. If you have DSLR camera, any medium zoom lens and a wide angle lens will work best to capture this event. Tripod is optional.
Cost and Terms
Workshop fee is Rs. 6000/- per person.
- All local transfers by Tata Sumo or equivalent vehicle
- All accommodation according to itinerary
- All Meals and Mineral water during Workshop: Breakfast(14th and 15th of October, 2017), Lunch(14th and 15th of October, 2017) & Dinner (14th and 15th of October, 2017)
- Hiring of local guide and Chhau dance group
- Quality & professional photography assistance, along with local guide
- Howrah to Purulia and return Train Tickets
- All meals apart from the above mentioned
- Expenses for personal habits
Anything that is not included in the “Includes” list