Top 10 Places Handpicked For Photography in India
Are you someone who loves to click a lot of pictures and photography? Are you fed up with places with a few picturesque destinations? We have a list of picture perfect places that have unique spots for you to enjoy clicking. This list of Indian places is known for different genres of photographs. Every year, thousands of photo enthusiasts visit these places for a clicking holiday. How come you missed these, all these years?
Here are top ten places in India where you cannot stop clicking. Every single destination in these places is fit for the best photo enthusiasts. If you are planning to visit any of these places, always have a few backup batteries too. You will have a lot to click.
Ladakh is an important adventure destination in Jammu and Kashmir. It is true that you can find all kinds of adventure activities here. Beyond that, the glacier filled hill tops, fresh motorable mountain passes, exotic trekking trails and others make this place, a picturesque one.
A lot of people visit ancient monasteries to click inspiring pictures. People also camp near Pangong Lake to take pictures of the lake at night and you can also find unique fauna to click some wildlife pictures.
Suggested Tour : 5 Days – Trip to Ladakh
The best time to visit for photography is from July to September. If you are visiting for adventure activities, the best time to visit Ladakh is from March to September.
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If you think this is all about Mount Abu, you are extremely wrong. Yes, Mount Abu is a wonderful hill station that has all characters of a picturesque hill station like cloudy hills, lush greenery, misty mornings, plantations filled with dews, unique singing birds and others.
Mount Abu is just a small part of the picturesque Rajasthan. The forts in the Rajasthan are built in a golden brown colored stone. There is a reason for this. In broad daylight, the forts would shine like a gold castle because of the sun. It is a wonderful sight to feast with your eyes and DSLR.
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Suggested Tour : 14 Days – Best of Rajasthan Tours
During night, the forts are decorated with lights which are delight to eyes. Other common picturesque places are Thar Desert, sand dunes, local people, camels and most importantly Amer fort.
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Yes, you need not be a photo enthusiast to know that Taj Mahal is a place for thousand pictures. The monument is a delight throughout the day. If you are looking for pictures, visit the monument during sunrise and sunset.
Suggested Tour : Same Day Agra Tour Package
Yamuna River, Agra fort and a lot of other attractions are also picturesque. Take a boat ride on the river and catch the local life and monuments. The local life can be captured in markets and roads too.
But, make sure to be subtle as the locals might get angry if they think you are invading their privacy. There are a few Mughal styled gardens to capture the floral beauty of the place.
Take a boat ride on Ganges and click randomly at the shore. You would have brilliant photographs. The place has a photogenic environment. The river, temples, ghats, rituals and every part of this place has an antique look. Many photographers try to capture this place in sepia mode.
The best of all is the morning ritual that happens on the banks of the river. A lot of photo enthusiasts wake up early in the morning to catch the empty streets and the rituals.
Suggested Tour : 9 Days – Golden Triangle with Varanasi Tour
The best places to visit in Varanasi for some extraordinary pictures is Manikarnika Ghat. If you are up for the challenge, visit the place during any festival time and click some interesting pictures of the huge crowd and interesting rituals to capture the religious aspect of the country.
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It is a small town in Tamil Nadu. It is filled with forts, temples and other architectural beauty. The Meenakshi Amman temple has been nominated for world wonders.
The dome of the temple, pillars and every aspect of the temple are picture perfect sights. You might not be allowed to photograph the rituals that happen inside the temple.The city at night is another interesting sight.
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Suggested Tour : 13 Days – South India Temple Tour
Best of all is the local culture. You can find interesting shops to click, beauty of Madurai flowers, people and most importantly, the roads bustling with all these. If you are too much into photographs, visit Madurai during April. The celebrations of Tamil New Year and others would be at its prime and you can find a lot of interesting sights to click.
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We shall start with the Golden temple. It will look like a giant glowing gold monument on the velvet waters in nightlight. In morning, you can click perfect pictures of the architectural beauty.
Suggested Tour : Golden Triangle with Golden Temple Amritsar Tour
Other than this, Amritsar is filled with picturesque place like Summer palace, ceremony at Wagah Border, Harike wetland and bird sanctuary and many others.
The ceremony at Wagah Border when the border between India and Pakistan closes every day is a wonderful treat. A lot of photographers visit this place to picture the army salute of the nations.
Starting from the port area of Mumbai to the river side of Mahabaleshwar, this state is filled with places that are idols to photo enthusiasts. You can take all genres of photographs in this state.
There are ancient temples, monuments, and water attractions, festivals filled with culture, islands and others. The most important of all is the caves that you can find in this place. Ellora, Ajanta and Elephanta caves in this state are wonderful spots to take pictures.
Ancient humans carved the caves into beautiful temples. A lot of people visit this caves for explorations and you can turn it into a photographic vacation.
Suggested Tour : Mumbai City & Elephanta Caves
I cannot put a finger on it, but there is something exciting about a heritage place in rain or just a heritage spot. Hampi in Karnataka is one such place. The ruins of temples, standing monuments and boulders scattered around can make your pictures, a masterpiece.
This town might sound and look spooky with all ruins and monuments. But here are few things to do in Hampi. Thus, if you are able to visit this place in the evening, you can click some extremely thrilling pictures. Hampi bazaar is another place for those with more photograph appetite.
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Suggested Tour : 3 Days – Hampi and Hospet Tour from Bangalore
Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal. Kolkata during Durga festival is a photographer’s heaven. You can click pictures of the statues being made, rituals and a lot of others. The Howra Bridge at moonlight is another picture perfect spot.
The best of all is capturing Kolkata in rain. The old building and roads in rainfall would make a great picture. Other places to select for photographic vacation are Esplanade, Kalighat temple and Park Street.
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Suggested Tour : Kolkata Temples Full Day Tour
I have been saving the best for the last. The backwaters, mountains, hill stations, beaches, culture, elephants, boat race, flowers and every other element of Kerala are picture perfect. Take a backwater cruise on a house boat and click to your heart’s content.
Suggested Tour : 5 Days – Kerala Backwater Tour Package
Get inside an Ayurvedic and Spa massage centre to get some still life pictures, if they allow. Munnar is a complete paradise for those who want to click. It is a little more than your average hill station destination. Beaches, lighthouse, mountains and other attractions of sea are another chapter of photography in this place.
No matter when you visit this place, Kerala is the best photographic vacation spot, romantic spot and entertainment spot in India.
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Apart from these, other honourable mentions are Mahabalipuram, Ooty, Coorg, Arakku, Jaipur, Ranthambore sanctuary, Kashmir, Assam, Shimla, Darjeeling, Khajuraho temples, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and, Goa.
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