KOTAGIRI ~ The Nilgiris

Basic to Advanced Boot Camp

KOTAGIRI ~ The Nilgiris

Basic to Advanced Boot Camp

KOTAGIRI ~ The Nilgiris

Basic to Advanced Boot Camp

KOTAGIRI ~ The Nilgiris

Basic to Advanced Boot Camp

21 – 23 February 2020

3 Days / 2 Nights

Proficiency: Basic to Advanced

Available Spots: 8

COSTING

Double Occupancy: INR 21,450/-
Single Occupancy: INR 30,250/-

5% GST is payable during checkout

ABOUT KOTAGIRI

Home to the Kota tribe—Kotagiri is a quaint little hill station situated between Ooty and Coonoor. It is quite overlooked yet unspoilt from heavy tourist infestation, leaving the town with envious photo sightings to be captured and carried.

The weather being far more pleasing than its other counterparts in the Nilgiris, its a great place to leave behind all your burdens from the city, take leisurely strolls amidst beautiful landscapes, visit a tea plantations and for the adventure enthusiasts there are a number of trekking and rock climbing options.

Popular spots in Kotagiri include Catherine Falls, Elk Falls, Longwood Shola, John Sullivan Memorial, Rangasamy Pillar. For the trekkers, one can follow the trail towards Kodanad that passes by a beautiful meadow, tea estates and the Moyar River. Late John Sullivan loved the village so much that he decided to leave everything and move to Kotagiri which made him the first European to settle in this Panchayat town.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Join GoodShotz and its experienced mentors who have shot extensively in Kotagiri. In this enchanting photography boot camp they will help you compose some unique frames and share their wisdom and knowledge in both photography and post processing.

Sunset and sunrise shoots amid the mist and fog of Kotagiri, Coonoor and Ooty giving you a plethora of beautiful shots that can be etched into your heart forever.

Accompanied by intense post-processing sessions to justify the story you want your shots to tell. Following the route not taken, its needless to ensure that you will see a side of the Nilgiris that you completely missed before. Under the expert guidance, you are sure to never feel lost behind your lenses.

Buckle up, this will be an experience like no other. You will be pushed early mornings and late evenings, but we promise that you will take back breathtaking shots that will make you a better travel & landscape photographer.

REACHING THERE

By Air:

Coimbatore is the nearest domestic airport which is well-connected with most of the Indian cities. You can also take a flight from Bangalore as Bangalore airport is connected with most of the cities across the globe. There are regular flights from Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai connecting Bangalore and Coimbatore. Once you reach the airport, you can take a taxi from there to reach Kotagiri, or a bus to Conoor → Kotagiri.

By Bus:

You can take a bus to Conoor and Kotagiri is about 30 mins from there. Taxis are available at the bus station.

By Train:

The nearest railhead to Kotagiri is Coonoor, about 21 km from the hill town. Ooty (29 km) and Mettupalayam (33 km) are the other best options to reach Kotagiri by train. You can hire a taxi from the station or direct buses also runs regularly till the town.

 

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FAQ

What payment modes do you accept?

We accept online all credit and debit cards. Additionally, you can also make bank transfers. We don’t accept cash.

What kind of clothing is recommended?

in November, Kotagiri gets cold during the morning and evening hours. We recommend carrying layered clothing, cap, jackets.

What gear do I need to take?

Must have:

  • DSLR camera body (two are recommended for backup, as you don’t go frequently on a trip like this), Wide angle / kit lens (18mm and beyond). If you can rent or carry super wide angle or fish-eye (8mm and beyond) lens, it would greatly play to your advantage.
  • Laptop for post processing.

Nice to have:

  • Hard disk to back up images & tripod.

If you have any questions on what gear you should take, talk to us and we will be happy to help you out.

Experience/Difficulty

  • Intermediary to advance level photography tour and workshop with basic knowledge of camera and Adobe Photoshop/Light Room is a pre-requisite.
  • Anyone who’s over 18 can attend. Under 18 year should be accompanied by adult guardian or parents.

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