Explore The Natural World with Us

residential camps for curious seekers!


Due to Covid-19 we are not conducting any workshops



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About the Workshop!

Remember your Biology textbooks that you glanced hurriedly through just a few days before exams? We all remember being repulsed by the endless diagrams and the life processes explained in those textbooks. But then we also remember rejoicing in awe on spotting a mother bird feed its newborns in a nest, or when we peeled open a pea covering only to find a caterpillar, or even when we spent hours following an ant trail.

Life Meets the Lens is all about creating many such joyful moments to experience the abundance of life that our planet is gifted with. We have always been told that the number of living creatures found on our planet is so huge that it is almost beyond belief. But how many of us have stopped to observe even a tiny bit of this huge abundance?

You are welcome to attend this retreat if you are someone who loves to explore the diversity of this planet, either through academic pursuits or through experiments in the backyard. Or if you are someone who keeps track of seasons. Or if you are someone who loves to be in nature and respects all life on earth, no matter how big or small, then you would love to participate in this retreat.

We firmly believe that a human’s desire to know about fellow living creatures is the strongest in childhood, but due to many limitations of our own, we will accept applications only for people who are 14 years and above.

About the Location: Kandbari is a picturesque village located in the heart of the Dhauladhar range of the Himalayas, close to the city of Palampur. Surrounded by water streams and dense forests, this village offers a perfect spot for biodiversity exploration and is the starting point of many hikes and treks to the deep forest. The village and the surrounding areas are home to hundreds and thousands of species of flora and fauna. It is a traditional mountain village with rich cultural values.