Delhi: The Ultimate Delight for Photography Buffs

It has been two long years since Delhi has given me solace to let myself be involved in various energizing deeds while I gravely missed my family back in Assam. And if you ask me how, I can tell you several entertaining elements that Delhi has shown me in the past two years. Being a lover of art, history and culture, now I have got the best of my picks in this city. It is in Delhi only where two different ages are running parallel. While Old Delhi still bears the reminiscence of the ancient era, New Delhi is spreading its wings to embrace all comfort and fun elements of an ideal metro city. A delight for free souls and travel freaks, most of its attractions are photogenic and are worth capturing at the cost of our valuable time and money. So, no matter if it is about the red sandstone tomb of Humayun or the white marble temple of Bahais, you will be elated to click the best of these selections.

Delhi: The Ultimate Delight for Photography Buffs

Let me introduce you to the list of my favourite destinations for photography in Delhi:

Humayun’s Tomb

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Nearest Metro Station: JLN Stadium

This age-old relic of the Mughal dynasty speaks about the affection of Mughal rulers for art and architecture. Built-in 1565 AD in the memory of Humayun, the famous Mughal emperor, nine years after his death, this historical site encompasses several tombs raised in memory of different members of the Mughal dynasty. Geometrically perfect and artistically lavish, this tomb is worth capturing with a digital lens.

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Connaught Place

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Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Exit from any gate you want and you would end up coming at the elusive circle of CP. Don’t worry you will not be lost here as no matter how much you roam around, you would be coming at the same point from where you had started. The buildings of CP, which were once the headquarters of British Raj have now turned to the most cheerful area in the city. The posh art gallery, showrooms, lively coffee shops along with the street side artefact sellers’ stall are great sites to be framed.

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Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Exit from gate no 7 and follow the route leading towards Baba Kharak Singh Marg and you will be there at Bangla Sahib. The most famous Gurudwara in the city has enough beguiling attractions to be captured in your camera. Keenly observe the simple activities of the devotees and you will find sufficient thought-provoking clips. The golden domes, white marble gate, and intricate detailing on the inside walls deserve applause.

 

Chandni Chowk

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Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

Want to capture the busiest market in Delhi? Just devote one of the weekdays to photographing in Chandni Chowk market and you will be able to capture thousands of award-winning clicks. Whether it is the wholesale saree-lehenga shop or spice market, it seems like the crowd of entire Delhi has thronged these shops. Chandi Chowk area is perfect for clicking moments of day-to-day life.

 

India Gate

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Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat

Built in the model of the famous Arc-de-Triomphe of France, India Gate is a popular memorial, which stands like an archway in the middle of a crossroad. It was mainly constructed to commemorate the death of 70,000 Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives in World War I fighting for the British Army. An impressive work of art decks the archway from all sides. After sunset, the vicinity takes a dramatic look as the nearby fountains are decorated with neon lighting.

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Purana Qila (Old Fort)

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Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

Fond of heritage photography? Don’t miss to head to Purana Qila or Old Fort. The gigantic wall-enclosed area has age-old halls attached with strong iron gates. The fort has three gateways attached with bastions on either side. Taluqi Darwaza on the northern gate depicts an amalgamation of Islamic pointed arch with Hindu Chhatris and brackets. The fort’s vicinity is covered with thick layers of green grass and turns into an ideal spot for abundant photography.

 

National Museum, Delhi

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Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat/Janpath

If you want to have a vivid idea about the millennium-old history of the Indian sub-continent, just step into the National Museum of Delhi. The architectural remains, excavated artefacts of Harappa and Mohenjodaro to the paintings of the Mughal dynasty are preserved here with utter care. The gigantic wooden chariot found on the left side of the entrance is a must-capture. Also, observe the epigraphs put on display on the right side of the gate.

Dilli Haat

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Nearest Metro Station: INA

If you love colours and vibrancy then you must be at Dilli Haat for an instant photography tour. Exit from gate no.1 of INA metro station and there you reach Dilli Haat by taking just a right turn. Keep clicking the pictures of varied handicrafts, wall hangings, and household materials from different angles and you will find yourself left with oodles of outstanding images.

Red Fort

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Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

This majestic red sandstone structure has enough interesting elements to be captured in your digital eyes. Built by the great Mughal emperor Shahjahan, this architectural splendour is enclosed by a rubble stone wall, bastions, wickets and several gates at intervals. Naubat Khana is the place where ceremonial music was played and serves as the entrance to the Diwan-i-aam. Explore the Indian War Memorial Museum to get some idea about the history of weapons used in earlier battles. Diwan-i-Khass, Tasbih-Khana, Khwabgah, Hammam, Moti-Masjid are a few major art-filled elements of Red Fort.

 

Garden of Five Senses

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Nearest Metro Station: Saket

A leisure space for the public of the city, the Garden of Five Senses is introduced at Said-Ul-Azaib village. The garden has worth framing elements starting from artistically designed flower gardens to fountains and rock carvings. Fragrant shrubs and trees are a highlight of this entertainment park. There are beautiful stone-made sculptures along with a couple of steel ones spotted in different corners.

 

Lotus Temple

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Nearest Metro Station: Kalkaji Mandir

This white Lotus Flower Temple is the major religious site of Bahais. It is the last of seven Major Bahai temples built across the world. The temple is built of pristine white marble and oozes a divine aura on sunlit days. Around the blooming petals of the temple, there are nine pools of water. These pools contain azure blue water and look breathtakingly beautiful when it gets darker. The temple is designed in a systematic manner surrounded by planned gardens oozing with abundant green. Click the pictures of the temple against the Sun or against the greenery-enriched surrounding and capture the contrast of green and white.

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Sarojini Nagar Market

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Nearest Metro Station: INA

Comparatively spacious and cleaner than the other bustling markets of Delhi, Sarojini Nagar Market is an ideal destination for photography. If you want to click the colours of the crowd, prefer to go at the weekend. Sarojini is generally less crowded on weekdays. The vendors on the street of the market mostly sell apparel and various household items. Also, there are vendors who sell incredibly varieties of handicrafts.

Lodi Garden

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Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh

Heaven for love birds, Lodi Garden is found at a scenic location surrounded by abundant greenery and hue of multiple colours. A planned walkway lined with green shrubs and vibrant flower plants paints the skyline of Lodi Garden. Here you will get to click some of the most fascinating vistas created with human interference. The vibrant gardens blooming with the hue of colours create a postcard-perfect landscape. Arrive in the evening and you would find extensive varieties of travellers thronging here. The tombs of Sayyid and Lodi rulers are another significant attraction of this park.

Hauz Khas Village

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Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

The most vibrant hangout spot in Delhi, Hauz Khas Village is set with a Deer Park and crumbling ruins of Mughal tombs. What you can see here in Hauz Khas Village is an assortment of boutique restaurants, bars and art galleries. Click the happening scenes of these art galleries. One of the best things to be framed is the street arts that help Hauz Khas to stand apart from the clutter.

Khan Market

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Nearest Metro Station: Khan Market

An ideal place to click some of the most appealing dishes oozing with bright red or the most eye-catching colours, Khan Market can be your pick for food photography. The fresh aroma of scrumptious food and their appealing colour will make you feel delighted once you step into the market premise. Big names of Western brands, visitor-friendly bars, classy cafes and restaurants make Khan Market a pick for elite tourists. Apart from the varieties of Indian delicacies, you can taste the continental ones.

Qutub Minar

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Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar

Built to commemorate the victory of Islam on the territory of India for the first time, Qutub Minar is a 73m high tower constructed by Qutab-ud-din Aibak. The five-storeyed tower was built next to the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque which is an excellent specimen of Indo-Islamic architecture. The first three storeys of this tower are made of red sandstone and the fourth and fifth ones are built of marble and sandstone. The detailing on the nearby rock-cut mosques is impressive though found in ruins. 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 minutely and capture them in your digital lenses.

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Janpath Market

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Nearest Metro Station: Janpath

When you step into the periphery of the Janpath market you will be amused to see the creations of the magical hands of Indian artisans. There are stalls selling ethnic wear of all regions starting from Gujarat to Kashmir. The handicrafts, apparels, and jewellery are so gorgeous that you can’t stop yourself from buying a few of them. Here you can capture some beautiful images of this local market.

Jama Masjid

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Nearest Metro Station: Chandni Chowk

The largest mosque in India built by Mughal emperor Shahjahan, Jama Masjid is one must-head travel destination of Delhi for the photography buffs. The finest architecture, the three huge domes, a pair of minarets and a courtyard to accommodate 25,000 worshippers are worth capturing. The mosque is built of red sandstone and exhibit minute detailing on the arches and doors. Avoid the prayer time for entering the mosque as you might not be allowed to enter the mosque’s premises during prayer.

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Nizamuddin Dargah

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Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

If you want to capture the images of devoted souls and really believe that miracles do exist then you should not miss being at Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah, a Sufi shrine. Dedicated to the famous Sufi Saint Nizamuddin Auliya, the shrine attracts a huge gathering irrespective of religion and caste throughout the year. The shrine is built in red sandstone and looks exceptionally gorgeous for yellow plating in the main tomb of Hazrat Nizamuddin. Qawali nights are famous on Thursdays and Sundays. If you are travelling to Nizamuddin on Thursdays and Saturdays, you can click the best images of Qawali Nights.

Rajghat and Nearby Attractions

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Nearest Metro Station: ITO

If you want to click the most peaceful sites of Delhi and haven’t been to Rajghat, the cremation ground of the father of the nation, then you have missed something really great. It is in Rajghat only where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. The utter serene environment and green surroundings will make you feel drenched in peacefulness. There are two museums dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi where you can click a few moments of Gandhi’s life to be restored in future. Veer Bhumi, the cremation ground of Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi is to the north of Raj Ghat. Shakti Sthal, the memorial of India’s first lady Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi is found between Rajghat and Shantivan.

 

Well, the list can go on as Delhi has no shortage of attractions. But, it was about my favourite spots to hang out or for clicking some worth-framing photos. Do update me with yours and I would love to enrich my virtual album by exploring your list of favourite travel destinations in Delhi.

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