The Malabars

Looks like a grey blanket spread across kilometers away; your hair starts to dance according to the sweet tunes of breeze coming from all over. The tranquillity that could never been experienced between the hustle & bustle of the city. Your sight is the unchanging ashen grey from shore to horizon. The sky is an enormous colour of orange spilled over. Welcome to Shoot Bob’s yet another amazing tour which will surprise you with cavernous touch of Art.

Art can be really hard defined. To experience this exclusive tour, we invite you to the world of Art where you can re-create the history and put across it to others by creating wonderful images. The highlight of this tour is learning to capture various set of arts along with an experience of capturing nature in the darkest stage of twilight and thereafter. This is not it; lots of surprises will unfold as you step into the God’s own country.

Shoot Bob is now associated with Department of Kerala tourism and has bagged the exclusive rights to shoot inside a Conceptualized Art Centre called Sargaalaya. Photography is strictly restricted inside this centre for others.

Quick Highlights of genres which can be learnt are the below:

  • Environmental Photography
  • Environmental Portraits
  • Portraits
  • Action Photography
  • Nature & Landscape Photography
  • Sunset and Night photography

Itinerary

Day 1 - 26th Feb, Friday

  • 10:00 pm – Pick up at MG Road (Opposite to Govt. Aquarium, near Jewels De Paragon)
  • 10:30 pm – Start our journey to Koyilandy

Day 2 - 27th Feb, Saturday

  • 6:00 am – Check-in the hotel
  • 8:00 to 9:00 am – Breakfast
  • 9:00 to 10:00 am – Presentation & Workshop – Understanding your camera
  • 10:00 am – Start to Sargaalaya – the crafts village
  • 11:00 am – 11:30 am - Reach Sargaalaya – Understanding the scenes & Genre
  • 11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Photography Session
  • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm – Lunch
  • 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Photography Session
  • 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Snack Break
  • 4:30 pm – Start to Harbor
  • 5:30 pm – Reach Harbor & Understanding the scenes
  • 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm - Photography session
  • 8:00 pm – Reach Hotel
  • 8:30 pm – Dinner and End of day

Day 3 - 28th Feb, Sunday

  • 5:00 am – Start to Kalari Akhada/ Arena
  • 5:30 am – Reach Kalari Arena & Understanding the scenes
  • 6:00 am – 8:30 am – Photography session
  • 9:00 am – Breakfast
  • 10:00 am – Reach hotel
  • 11:30 am – Start to Bengaluru
  • 8:00 pm – Arrive at Bengaluru

Inclusions:

  • Transport (from Bengaluru & back)
  • Stay at The Park Residency, Koyilandy ( 3 star hotel, non A/C rooms on Twin Sharing basis)
  • All Entry Fees
  • Basic Vegetarian Food
    • 27th Feb - Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks & Dinner
    • 28th Feb - Breakfast, Lunch & Snacks

Exclusions:

  • Mineral Water/ Soft Drinks
  • Anything that are not part of inclusions.

Camera Gears Required for this tour:

  • DSLR with kit lens or Advance Compact Camera/ Point & Shoot Camera
  • Tripod

Recommended equipment: Wide angle lens, Prime lens, External Flash.

About Sargaalaya

Sargaalaya, the art & craft village at Iringal is designed as an initiative to put Kerala's traditional arts & crafts on the Global scale. The craft village is set up on 20 acres of land on the banks of the Moorad River. The craft village has 27 cottages where, a hundred or even more artisans can work. Apart from showcasing crafts & craftsmen from across Kerala, Sargaalaya has a Crafts Design & Technology development centre that provides training for craftsmen on the latest techniques of production & encourages innovation in the traditional system. Sargaalaya focuses on creating a destination for Art lovers, centred to connect with artisans, who create, display and market their crafts on site.

About Kalari

Kalaripayattu-the oldest of martial arts-is a gift to the modern world and known as the mother of all martial arts. Legend traces the 3000-year old art form to sage Parasurama-the master of all martial art forms and credited to be the re-claimer of Kerala from the Arabian sea. Kalaripayattu originated in ancient south India. Kung-fu, popularized by the monks of the shaolin temple traces its ancestry to Bodhi Dharma-an Indian Buddhist monk and Kalaripayattu master.

Legend: Shiva the Great Yogi who dwell on Mount Kailasa in the high Himalayas, deep in the dhyana meditation, was said to have taught Parasurama the art of Kalaripayattu. Parasurama taught his 21 disciples (all Brahmins themselves) the art of Kalari payat.it was created by the warrior saint parasurama, an incarnation of lord Vishnu, by throwing his axe into sea which receded till the point where it fell. Parasurama then established forty two kalari and taught twenty one masters of these kalaris to protect the land he created.

Training: the holistic approach is aimed at the ultimate co-ordination and control over mind and body. The weapons become an extension of the body, controlled by the mind to achieve high degree of protection in both offensive and defensive combats.the inherent beauty of this art from lies in the harmonious synergy of art, science and medicine

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