About

Our Philosophy

Our philosophy in creating each journey has been quite simple. We would not do it any other way if we were doing it ourselves. Travelling Lens creates unique and customized travel experiences. Our workshops and tours are a beautiful mix of adventure, relaxation, learning and a lot of fun.
Travelling Lens was created by a group of like-minded people who share a philosophy of travel that is rooted in three principles: safety, senses and slowness. Our itineraries and travel arrangements are designed to let your body slowly de-stress and acclimatize to your destination. As your senses threaten to be overwhelmed by the incredible beauty of the landscape and culture, the pressures of city-living flow from your body and mind. A walk in the forest, a tough trek at high altitude or a simple swim in the ocean all become moments of transformation.
As a participant in a Travelling Lens workshop or tour, you are likely to encounter tourists who have chock-a-block itineraries and are ‘seeing more’ than you; we just do not believe in that. We choose total and complete visual, aural and sensual immersion. We deliver to you, the informed traveller, an opportunity to finally do justice to your destination of choice by giving it the time it deserves. Our approach is holistic and aims at giving you a real feeling for the pulse of place and people.
We recognize that our tours are made extraordinary by the people that come on them. An impromptu community of interesting, informed and educated people makes each tour unique and exciting. When it comes to our workshops we draw inspiration from the Foundry Photo-Journalism Workshops and the incredible bunch of image-makers that gathers to inspire each other. Our workshops are modeled on a mentorship system that helps you find your own voice as an image-maker.
Travelling Lens was born out of a need to share; which in turn gave rise to a collective of travellers led by Varun Gupta. The team, has more than 80 years of combined travel experience in trekking, camping, rafting, mountaineering and wandering. Our meticulously planned trips are designed to be an incredible yet worry-free adventure for you and your loved ones. Accommodation, Transport, Group Gatherings, Excursions, Meals and merrymaking are all customized to ensure your journey is seamless and complete. No detail is too small.

Come! Join us on an epic adventure!


Travelling Lens Services

Travelling Lens offers customized tours and holidays for groups of 2-30 people through its affiliates worldwide. For customized adventures contact us at custom.travellinglens@gmail.com
We specialize in:
Holidays to fit all budgets; from camping to seven-star comfort.
Customized Itineraries that factor in age, health and fitness levels.
Driven by your interests. Art, Culture, Music, Dance, Religion, History, Kids fun, Adventure sports, Chaos, Nightlife, we know how to travel, and do it right.
Comfort and Safety is key. No detail is too small.
Informative and exciting pre-trip material. From packing lists down to maps and travellers secrets; the buildup to your holiday will get you in the mood for the adventure ahead.
Trekking, Rock-Climbing, River-Rafting, Cruises, Boat-trips, Snorkeling, Scuba, Microlite flights, Paragliders, Island trips, Wine-tastings, Taxis, Car-rentals, Off-road, Dune-bashing, Wind-surfing, Train journeys, Wildlife Safaris, Jungle stays, Helicpoter trips and charters, and just about anything you can think of really. Try us.
Packaged destinations: Ladakh, Zanksar, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Varanasi, Agra, Rajasthan, Hampi, Coorg, Goa, Darjeeling and West Bengal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Arunachal, Nagaland, Assam, Orissa, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Lahaul & Spiti.
No destination is too remote. With our full-service tours you can explore any part of the country that your heart desires.

 


Specialized Services for photographers and film-makers travelling to/within India:

If you’re an image-maker looking to make more out of your trip to India, Travelling Lens can make your experience seamless and worry-free. Whether you’re an individual or a group of image-makers, we are here to meet your every demand. From specialized equipment (cameras, lights, etc.) and skilled assistants, to high-quality photo labs and connectivity, we cater to your special needs. Through our print partners in New Delhi we offer museum quality archival printing at some of the lowest prices in the world. Through our cine partners in Chennai we offer world-class post-production facilities. Whatever your needs are, don’t hesitate to shoot us an email at custom.travellinglens@gmail.com with your requirements.
Specialized Services for Zanskar:

Travelling Lens offers the following specialized services for image-makers on request:

  • Portable lighting systems. Battery-packs, Studio-lighting, Cine-lighting, Generators
  • Qualified Assistants
  • Porter(s) to carry your gear.
  • Vehicle rigs, steady-cams, rental of other specialized equipment.
  • Please email us at custom@travellinglens.net with questions you may have

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