Photography is a wonderful hobby to have and with digital cameras getting better and cheaper than ever, everybody has started taking an interest in photography. Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook etc. are full of millions of photographs as everyone around the world explores their creativity with photography. For such budding photography enthusiasts in New Delhi there are a lot of beautiful and scenic locations in and around Delhi that offer a wide variety of photography opportunities. To your convenience, here are those places.
The Lotus Temple was built in 1986 by the Bahai faith which believes in universal unity and peace. The temple is shaped like a Lotus flower made out of white marble and offers great architectural photography opportunities. It looks especially beautiful all lit up at night and will attract anyone who’s interested in night photography. The gardens and ponds nearby are also good places to get some nature photographs. The temple is located in South Delhi near Nehru Place.
The Garden of Five Senses was developed by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation and opened in 2003. It’s designed by architect Pradeep Sachdeva to awaken all five senses. There are various theme areas such as Mughal gardens, bamboo courts, herb garden and a solar energy park, that make for a variety of interesting photographs. The 20 acre garden is located near Mehrauli opposite to Saket.
India Gate is among the most popular monuments in Delhi and offers a great opportunity for photography especially at night when the gate is lit up. It was built as a war memorial for the Indian soldiers that died in World War I fighting for the British Army. It is situated right at the centre of Delhi. The accompanying gardens are also a good place to explore nature photography.
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is a beautiful Gurudwara situated near Connaught Place. It is one of the most popular Gurudwaras in New Delhi and it’s iconic golden dome offers great photography opportunities. It looks particularly stunning at night. A great place for those photography enthusiasts who are interested in religious photography.
Qutab Minar is the tallest Minar in India and is a world heritage site located in Mehrauli, South Delhi. It is also the tallest brick Minar in the world. The whole complex is a major photography location that everyone from novice to professional photographers can explore. The surrounding structures and ruins can also be used to find interesting photographs.
Humayun’s Tomb is located near the Nizamuddin train station in Delhi, not far from Lodi Gardens. It was built in 1570 and is the tomb of Mughal emperor humayun. It was the inspiration for Taj Mahal in Agra. The tomb and the surrounding gardens are another great place for photography enthusiasts. The beauty of this world heritage site can inspire any budding photographer to take stunning shots of the tomb.
The main street of Old Delhi is as crowded today as it was during the time of Shah Jahan who built the market in 17th century. Apart from being one of the most popular streets in the world, it is also the oldest and busiest markets of Delhi. Chandni Chowk is a great place for photographers as the hustle and bustle of the market makes for very interesting photographs. Capturing the colors, sounds and sights of the lively market are a challenge for any photographer.
Located in South Delhi in Chhatarpur, the Shri Adhya Katyani Shakti Peeth Mandir is the largest temple complex in India. It is about 4 km from Qutab Minar. Created completely out of marble, this is a stunningly beautiful temple that will fill any photographer’s heart with delight. Some great religious and architectural photography can be done at this location.
The most famous monument of Delhi is also the top place for doing photography. The Red Fort is located opposite Chandni Chowk. The red sandstone used extensively in the fort and on the boundary walls around the fort give it its famous name and iconic beauty. The fort is decorated with floral decorations and high level ornamental work. The Lahore Gate is the main entrance and leads to Chatta Chowk, a domed market that contains jewellery and crafts shops. The archaeological museum and Indian war museum are worth a look.