Valparai Wildlife Photography Tour

Join us on this tour to the fascinating evergreen forest. With its rich endemic fauna & flora, Valparai provides great opportunity to make memorable frames.

Valparai Wildlife Photography Tour
Valparai Wildlife Photography Tour
Valparai Wildlife Photography Tour
Valparai Wildlife Photography Tour
Valparai Wildlife Photography Tour
Valparai Wildlife Photography Tour

Valparai is a mid-elevation hill station. The tea plantations are surrounded by evergreen forest. The region is also a rich elephant tract and is known to have many leopards. The drive to the town through the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary is noted for elephants, boars, lion-tailed macaques, gaur, spotted deer, sambar, and giant squirrels. The area is also rich in birds, including the great hornbill. The Valparai range is also habitat to the Nilgiri Tahr, an endemic wild ungulate.

Tour Overview

  • A 2 Nights/3 Days photography tour to one of the fascinating evergreen forests of India.
  • Learn about the endemic species of western ghats and opportunity to make wonderful images of them.
  • Make images of Lion-tailed Macaque, Nilgiri Tahr, Nilgiri Langur, Great Hornbills, Indian Gaur and a lot more.
  • With our years of location scouting experience, we take you to the right place at the right time to help you make wonderful images.
  • On demand photography guidance at any point during the tour.
  • Interact with other like-minded people during the tour and learn from each other

Tour Dates:
06th June 2019, 12pm starts and ends at 11am, 09th June 2019

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Valparai and getting ready

Tour companion welcomes the group at Valparai. We check into our rooms, relax for a while and treat ourselves with authentic local cuisine lunch. Post lunch, we gather together for a tour briefing and getting to know each other. Our first drive towards the Lion-tailed Macaques begins and we hope to find some groups which could possibly give us some memorable frames. The area is rich in bird life and we will spend the time with the birds and Lion-tailed macaques.

We come back to our rooms by evening, refresh ourselves with a cup of tea/ coffee and start reviewing the images taken during the day. Rest of the evening goes in some productive discussions and listening to a presentation about wildlife photography by the tour leader.

Day 2: Full day birding/ wildlife photography

We wake up early to set out on a drive into the beautiful evergreen forest. To begin the day, we would try to capture some nice landscapes just when the golden light appears. We will be coming across a variety of subjects all day long and the mentor will be there available showing the beauties of western ghats and also helping the participants to make better images.

Breakfast, lunch and other breaks will be taken care at the appropriate timings in between the full day shoot.

Lion-tailed Macaque, Nilgiri Langur, Indian Gaur and possibly some Elephants (if they are around). We hope to catch the glimpse of Great Horn Bills during the course of the day.

Evening we meet to see the images of everyone captured during the day. Feedback and review session with the tour leader.

Day 3: Full day birding/ wildlife photography

Another early morning trail in the beautiful evergreen forest.

The group will set out to shoot some nice landscapes that Valparai has to offer. And depending on the movement of animals, the group will be shooting the endemic wildlife of this region.

Breakfast, lunch and other breaks will be taken care at the appropriate timings in between the full day shoot.

Another image review and discussion session with the tour leader, followed by dinner.

Day 4: Morning trail and journey back home

One more round of morning trail into the forest patch, make some more memorable frames and then come back to relax. We try to get Nilgiri Tahr, the mountain goat.

Post breakfast, mentor gives tips on post processing and an image review session will go on.

Tour ends with everyone making some memorable frames of the endemic wildlife. Participants head back to their respective destination.

Cost & Terms

For Individuals – 16000 INR per head

For Couples – 15000 INR per head 

For Pixellin regulars – 15000 INR per head

All Prices are ex-Valparai, Per person on twin share accommodation.

What's included?

  • Accommodation (Twin sharing).
  • Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner.
  • Tea/ snacks provided at the appropriate breaks.
  • All required park/ camera fees.
  • Notepad/ pen for taking notes.
  • Photography services during the tour.
  • Guide charges during the tour.

What's not included?

  • Travel between your home destination and Valparai.
  • Mineral water , soft drinks and alcoholic beverages.
  • Any extra meals and other personal expenses, phone calls.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • And anything that is not there in the included list is considered as excluded.


Reserve your seat by making an advance payment of 7500/-.

Cancellation Terms:
Before 7 days of the tour date – 50% of tour cost will be refunded.
With in 7 days of tour date – 20% of tour cost will be refunded.

Tour Companion

Wildlife Photographer

Poorna Kedar, nature lover and a professional wildlife photographer. He spent about a decade in various genres of photography, majority of those years in nature & wildlife alone. His favorite subject being birds, he loves shooting anything from mammals, macro, and landscape.
Know more and view his work @
Personal Website  |  Facebook

Avail our cameras and lenses for rental at a flat 20% discount for use during this tour. And don’t pay for the days you spend on traveling, just pay for those days you actually shoot during the tour.
Pixellin Camera & Lens Rentals – Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai

Advantages of Pixellin Workshops & Tours

We believe in providing a delightful learning experience. Our workshops are carefully designed to make learning fun but very effective.

  • Personal Attention - Every participant gets maximum personal atention during the workshop.
  • Your Expectations - Your pre-workshop expections will be exceeded over and above.
  • Hands On - Our theroy class will be backed with best of hands on practicals/ exercises. You get to work on your own images.
  • Value for Money - Our workshops are the most affordable and we make it worth every penny that you spend.
  • Take Away - You go back from the workshop with some Pixellin goodies and a treasure of knowledge.

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