The Drives across Rajasthan are so Beautiful , u would love to capture the ongoing life on the highways.
The Different Vibrant colours, the Rural life, some wildlife along the Udaipur Jodhpur route,
Ask your operator to cover both Ranakpur and Majestic Kumbhalgarh Fort would be good places for photographs although it would take full day for your to reach Jodhpur if u stop at both the places
Ah, this is a nice newbie question :) Obviously this is your first trip to India :)
Between Jodhpur and Udaipur you are in the Aravalli hills, which are picturesque and beautiful. Amidst the greenery you will find many scenes of rustic charm to photograph. One of the pleasures of a driving tour is that you can stop and wander and photograph whatever you like - villages, farming, goats/sheep on the highway, camels, women, everything photographs brilliantly under the Indian sun, the sky is a great blue, which explains why there are so many outstanding India photos out there.
Towards Jaisalmer, you have a different sort of terrain, drier and more desert. But the same sort of colour and exuberance is there everywhere.
Best time is mornings when the light is very good. By afternoon it gets hot and the sky also turns white and the light turns harsh. So leave the cities early for good photography.
A couple of things come to mind. If you drive from Udaipur to the Kumbulgarh/Ranakpur area, there is a fascinating rural area where water is still raised by a type of waterwheel, powered by Buffalo, where pots descend is a loop down into the water and then up the other side full, presumably for irrigation. I would have thought there would be good opportunities for photographs and of course the general rural scenery, full of colourful women, animals, children etc.
Secondly, why not explore a day or more with the Hacra organisation near Osian, between Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. Here you can travel in completely unspoilt semi-desert communities, which seem hardly to have been touched by 19th and 20th Century technology and not at all by tourism. There are opportunities for wildlife photographs also, with an abundance of antelopes.
Are you a people photographer or a places photographer?
I'm a people and places photographer. :)
I've been to india before, twice actually, but only Kolkata. Why do you say that i must be a newbie? Is that too long a drive or something?
Thanks for the suggestions folks..
We were also thinking of stopping by the Abhaneri well. Anyone think this is not worth a stop? We do plan to stop at Ranakpur, for sure...
I assume you are doing the trip in several days as you can not do it in one day. I suggest you follow this route - Udaipur - Kumbhalgarh - Ranakpur - Narlai - Jojawar - Marwar Junction - Sardar Smanad - Jodhpur-Osian - Ramdeora- Pokharan-Jaisalmer
Sorry i should have stated we are starting in Delhi, then Agra, then the Rajasthan portion. So we can stop off NH11 to Abhaneri.
We are spending 2 nights in each city in rajasthan. So we'll be making decent stops in between.