Have you moved to Delhi for higher education and passionate for photography? Then, Delhi is the right place for you to be in. A city rich in cultural heritage, imbedded with royal past to contemporary vibes. Only in Delhi can you sense and experience two different ages running parallel. There is so much to explore in Delhi from Mahabharat’s Indraprastha to Feroz Shah Tughluk’s Tughlaqabad to Shah Jahan’s Old Delhi, Lutyens Delhi – the city built by the British to the New Delhi flush with comfort and lavishness of posh residences, elegant cafes, and bustling malls. Most of its attractions are photogenic and are worth-capturing. Come with Placio and explore the hidden gems of Delhi, take breathtaking pictures of Chandni Chowk busting at its seams or capture the serenity of scenic gardens or mind blowing architecture or rainbow painted graffiti walls at Lodhi Nagar. Now, let your clicks at these spots awe your friends and family!
Chandni Chowk hums with life
Capture the busiest market Chandni Chowk which is the soul of Delhi. It leaves you speechless with its magnificence. Crowded lanes, intertwined electricity wires, and vintage houses are awesome. Places to explore here are Jama Masjid, Paranthewali Gali, and the house of the famous Mirza Ghalib, wholesale saree-lehenga shop or spice market. Chandi Chowk is perfect for capturing unique moments of day-to- day life filled with many click-worthy subjects.
Feel the vibrancy at Connaught Place
It is a nice place for street photography; Connaught place once the headquarters of British Raj has now turned to the most cheerful area in Delhi. The posh art gallery, showrooms, lively coffee shops along with the street side artefact sellers’ stall packed with colourful handcrafted pieces are great sites to be framed. Janpath is must visit for people who love street shopping or want to capture the vibrant street life. Connaught place is also the hub of eateries packed with people over the weekends.
Dilli Haat photographer’s paradise
If you love colours and vibrancy then you must be at Dilli Haat for an instant photography tour. Exit from the gate no.1 of INA metro station and there you reach Dilli Haat taking just a right turn. Keep clicking the pictures of varied handicrafts, wall hangings, household materials from different angles for outstanding images.
Feel the power and pride at India Gate and Rajpath
One of the most popular monuments in Delhi, India Gate offers fantastic photography opportunities, both early morning and at night. India Gate was built on the model of famous Arc-de-Triomphe of France, a memorial for the 70,000 Indian soldiers that died in World War I, fighting for the British Army. An impressive work of art decks the archway from all side. It is located in the centre of Delhi, surrounded by gardens and lakes for boating and picnic scenes.After sunset, the vicinity takes a dramatic look as the nearby fountains are decorated with neon lighting. It looks stunning at night when the gates are lit.
Capture nature at Kamla Nehru Ridge
The Ridge is a one-stop destination for the nature lover, history buffs and bird watchers. The best time to capture a variety of migratory birds in your camera is early morning. Khooni Khan Lake stands deep within the Ridge resembling a deserted garden overgrown with wild trees, bushes, and cacti. There are frequent heritage walks organized through the Ridge every year to acquaint you with old buildings and ruins like Mutiny Memorial, Top of the Tower and the Flagstaff.
Click the abundant greenery at Lodi Garden
Lodi Garden a scenic location has planned walkway lined with green shrubs and vibrant flowers painting the skyline with hue of colours to create a picture perfect landscape. This is a heaven for love birds and joggers. There is a Bara Gumbad and Sheesh Gumbad in the center of Lodhi Garden which speak of the architectural glory of that era. The tombs of Sayyid and Lodi rulers are another significant attraction of this park. Here you will get to click some of the most fascinating vistas a location having old monuments, trees, and birds.
Feast your eyes at Garden of Five Senses
Garden of Five Senses is a charming garden, it is a place for various fun activities, events, public interactions, and explorations. Visit the Khas Bagh, spiral walkways, a herd of elephants carved in stones regaling in a water bath, tempts exploration, an amphitheater, stone sculpture of children reading books and the famous – Fountain Tree Sculpture, soaring stainless-steel birds mounted on slate-clad pillars welcome you into the park. Majestic rocks stand silhouetted against the sky, others lie strewn upon the ground in a casual yet alluring display of nature’s sculptural genius. An expansive plaza, set on the natural slope of the site, invites you up the spiral walkway. Click and capture memories for a lifetime.
Jaw-dropping graffiti art on the walls of Lodhi Colony
The Lodhi Colony of Delhi is India’s very first open air public art district created by over 25 street artists. This art gallery is located between Khanna Market and Meherchand Market in Lodhi Colony — a very positive impact on the city and its residents. Placio recommends you to take a stroll and click these streets of the Lodhi Colony and witness the mesmerizing artworks that have transformed the area into a colourful gallery.
Observe Calligraphic inscriptions at Qutub Minar
Keep your camera ready to click the images of flights flying over the tower (as the Airport is close to the Qutub Minar). Observe the detailing of the Calligraphic inscriptions minutely, which forms regular bands throughout the minar and capture them in your digital lenses. Qutub Minar is perhaps the tallest brick minaret in the world, inspired by the Minaret of Jam in Afghanistan. This was build to celebrate the victory of Mohammed Ghori over Rajput king, Prithviraj Chauhan, in 1192 AD. First three storeys of this tower are made of red sandstone and the fourth and fifth ones are built of marble and sandstone.
Mehrauli keeps one spell-bound
Spread over 300 acres of land, Mehrauli Archeological Park has over 100 richly scattered historically significant monuments and their haunting tales. At the park, one can witness nature reclaiming everything and it threatens to conquer the ancient walls and falling down architecture. It is a lesser known attraction in Delhi, only known to either historians and of course, photographers!
Humayun’s Tomb an inspiration for Taj Mahal
Not far from the Lodhi Gardens is the tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun. Built in 1570, it was later used as an inspiration for Taj Mahal in Agra. The monument and the surrounding gardens are an excellent place for photography. The beauty of this world heritage site has inspired photographers. Click the monument from the corner, capturing impressive symmetry and intricate details of the walls
Tibetan way of life at Majnu Ka Tila
You are like capturing different cultures and lifestyle, Majnu Ka Tila is your destination. This Tibetan Colony is known for its tightly cramped colourful houses, prayer flags fluttering at every corner, Buddhist monks coming out of the beautiful monastery and exotic Tibetan delicacies served at quaint cafes. This little colony hides an entirely new world within.
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