Photography Day-Out in Melukote

February 20, 2016

  • Join us on a day-long photography excursion from Bangalore to explore the rich heritage and history of Melukote. Learn photography on the field from experts, interact with fellow photographers and come back with stories captured on your camera.
  • Tour Date
    February 20, 2016


You will recognize a fragrance of heritage in every corner of Melukote. The old temples, the large Kalyani that has hosted several movie shoots, the smaller Raya Gopura that also has its beauty tested in the movies, two ancient temples, a Vaishnava heritage that is preserved as good as it was a few centuries ago and several houses, temples and structures that have a stamp of past all over them — a quick glimpse of Melukote for you.

The heritage town of Melukote is located 120km from Bangalore. It became a center of Vaishnavaites when Sri Ramanujacharya took shelter in the town during 12th century. The town hosts two ancient temples and several smaller heritage structures. The everyday life and culture of Melukote retains a feel of its past and heritage.

Darter Photography takes you on a photography outing to Melukote, to capture these ancient structures, heritage sites, its traditions, its people, its celebrated puliogres that can be relished by the street. Join Darter Photography on a Day Out to Melukote armed with your cameras and guided by expert travel photographers.

Learning Photography

Learning Photography

This photography day-out has a focus on intensive on-field learning and mentoring in choosing the subjects, making the right composition and continuous critic from your accompanying photography expert.

The day begins with briefing on the techniques and camera settings to be employed during the day. Throughout the day, the group is led on pre-planned route where your mentor helps you get the best images. After each shooting session, the mentor will sit with each participant for detailed critique session of the photographs taken.

The Day’s Program

The Day’s Program

The day’s program includes

  • A brief session on Melukote, with focus on photography
  • Photographing places and sights in Melukote, with guidance from Darter Photography Experts
  • Image reviews and critiques
  • Visit to ancient temples, heritage sites, Kalyanis and other interestig sites and to see and capture everyday activities in Melukote

The Itinerary

  • Start from MG Road at 6.30 AM. Pickup from Jayanagar at 6.40 AM.
  • Stop for breakfast on the way at 8 AM
  • Reach Melukote at 10 AM
  • Head to the Kalyani, begin with a brief session
  • Start photography with on planned route from 11 AM to 1 PM
  • Lunch and Image Reviews from the morning shoot from 1 PM to 3 PM
  • Start photography with a planned route from 3 PM to 6.15 PM
  • Depart for Bangalore soon after sunset with a snack-stop along the way. Image reviews from evening shoot on the way back. We are back in Bangalore approximately by 9.30 PM. You will be dropped off at MG Road.

The itinerary is tentative and timings are only indicative, except for a fixed time of departure from Bangalore. Delays and changes are possible with progress in the day and shooting conditions.

Depending on the traffic and shooting plan through the day, it is possible that the arrival time may be delayed. Participants may opt to be dropped off at their residences (within city limits only) if the actual arrival time is beyond 10pm.



This trip is priced at Rs.3,850 per person.

The cost includes

  • Transport from Bangalore and back in an air conditioned vehicle. Pickup and drop at specified locations only.
  • Breakfast, lunch and evening snacks
  • Guidance of Darter Photography Expert through the day

The cost doesn’t include

  • Mineral water and additional food and beverages beyond what is mentioned above
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the Includes list above

Join This Tour

Join This Tour

You may register by making an online credit card payment below.

If you need alternate registration options, please email us at or call us at 98800 06460 (Arun Bhat) / 97400 83260 (Shreeram M V)

Who Can Join?

Who Can Join?

Any one! If you want to see and capture beautiful photographs of the heritage town of Melukote, hop in with us. There is no restriction on camera equipment – simple point-and-shoots  to D-SLRs with interchangeable lenses – are welcome. We take you through the places and guide you in making good images along the way.

Registration Details

You can register by making a payment using the payment gateway below (powered by DoAttend). For alternate payment options or for further information, email us at or call us at 7022166822 (Sreedevi). You can also fill in the web-form at the bottom of this page.

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