Photography is an inseparable element of travel. Whether you are capturing the beauty of a place or ecstasy of the moment, photographs clicked during every step of your exploration of a new place are always the best souvenirs! The excitement of a shutterbug knows no bounds when a spectacular sight meets their eyes. There is no dearth of such breathtaking views in an incredible country like India.
The diverse landscape of India boasts the breathtaking Himalayan mountain range, sandy stretches of deserts, mangrove forests, stunning beaches and islands, forested valleys, so on and so forth. This photogenic country certainly needs your focus. Are you ready to see this country through a different lens? Hurry up, book cheap flights to India now! Below is a list of the six best places in India for photography.
Iconic Taj Mahal in Agra:
The first thing that comes to the mind of every first-time visitor to India is the iconic Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This monument that epitomizes love is unquestionably a much-loved place in India for photography. In sunshine or moonlight, the royalty and magnificence of the Taj Mahal take your breath away for sure! While in Agra, do capture the brilliance of Mughal architectural buildings, including Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Mehtab Bagh, and Itimad-ud-Daulah’s tomb (mini Taj Mahal).
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The Ganga River, Varanasi:
The holy city of Varanasi, also called Kashi or Benaras, is a blend of beautiful colors and cultures. The spiritual aura of this sacred place and how the cycle of life and death is believed to come to an end here are the most interesting aspects of Varanasi. Everything you see is worth capturing — from the tranquility of the Ganges River on your boat ride to the daily rituals (Ganga Aarti) performed at river ghats, from the architectural beauty of age-old temples to the simplicity of life in narrow lanes! And so, Varanasi is one of the best destinations for a photography tour in India.
Kerala’s Scenic beauty:
A trip to India is incomplete without visiting Kerala. It is the ultimate place to visit in India for photography! Every turn you take in this “God’s own country” greets you with postcard-perfect views of lush greenery, glorious backwaters, forts, palm-fringed beaches, ancient churches, and more. Don’t just keep staring in awe; take out the camera and click the magical sunset at Kovalam Beach, the backwaters of Alleppey, sprawling tea plantations in Munnar, evergreen trekking trail in Wayanad, wildlife in Periyar National Park, and the countryside charm of Kerala villages.
Zanskar mountain ridges in Ladakh:
The dramatic geography of Ladakh featuring rugged and barren mountains, snow-clad peaks, fields of white sand dunes at high-altitude, glaciers, sensational valleys and lakes is perfect for photography in India. If you are into wildlife photography, let Hemis National Park be your subject. Be camera-ready; you might spot indigenous animal species like Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, Ibex, Golden Eagle, Himalayan Griffon Vulture, etc., anytime and some of them are experts at evading people.
Ancient ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire in Hampi:
This UNESCO World Heritage site situated on the banks of the Tungabhadra River in Karnataka is one of the best places in India for photography. Hampi, once the royal capital of the Vijayanagara Empire, is scattered with ancient Dravidian temples, monolithic sculptures and monuments that reflect the rich heritage of the Vijayanagara Empire. The fine craftsmanship of artists behind these creations is so marvelous that this historical city attracts a number of tourists every year. Other than the aesthetically aligned boulders, the most famous spots for photography include the stone chariot at the Vittala Temple complex, Virupaksha Temple, Lotus Palace, Archaeological Museum, and Pushkaranis (water tanks).
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Immaculate beaches of Havelock Island:
Coastlines guarantee you the best shots, and hence they are one of the common subjects for nature photography. Havelock Island, the most visited island among the cluster of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is truly a photographer’s delight. The immaculate beaches of Havelock Island boast white sandy shore alongside sparkling blue waters, verdant forests on the other side of the shore, and rich corals. The best scuba diving spots in Havelock Island also give you the chance to attempt underwater photography. Plunge deep and capture the colorful life under water!
In addition to the above, a few more best places in India for photography include the Golden Temple in Amritsar, the vast white salt desert of the Great Rann of Kutch in Gujarat, the floral carpet at the Valley of Flowers National Park in Uttarakhand, and the Chilika Lake in Odisha flocked by migratory birds during winter months. So, all the photographers out there, you know what to do; get your flight tickets booked with Indian Eagle and make the most of your photography tour in India.