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Shutterbug Worthy Photography Hotspots In Delhi

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April 28, 2019

Delhi, the city of the old and the new. Each place has its own story to tell. The city that has seen many kingdoms come and go. Earlier known as Indraprastha, founded by the Pandavas later got named to Tughlaqabad by Mohammad bin Tughlaq followed by Shahjahanbad by Shah Jahan. A city that has been the capital to major kingdoms in the past, waits someone to hear the story that it beholds. With such a rich heritage, this city has some amazing places worth visiting and to capture the amazing history through the shutterbug.

So, what are you waiting for? Take out your cameras and start exploring your city with the eyes of a storyteller. 

Old Delhi

photography hotspots in delhi

The soul of Dilwalo ki Dilli, this place leaves you speechless with its beauty. A place not to grab some amazing kebabs but you can explore Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India. A mosque built by 500 workers under Shah Jahan. Built with red sandstone and some white marble, this symmetrical monument will leave you spellbound. You can surely find many click-worthy subjects over here.

Our Tip: Visit on a Sunday morning to watch 1000s of men arranged symmetrical worshiping. It’s a beautiful sight.

Nearest Metro Station: Jama Masjid

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Jamali Kamali

photography hotspots in delhi

Spread over 300 acres of land, Mehrauli Archeological Park is known for its richly scattered historically significant monuments and their haunting tales. People have heard strange voices in the premises. Every Thursday the fakirs call the Jinns here. It is a lesser known attraction in Delhi, only known to either historians and of course, photographers! Jamali Kamali comprises of two monuments adjacent to each other, one is the mosque and the other is the tomb of two persons with the names Jamali and Kamali.

Our Tip: Don’t miss out capturing the tallest minar, the Qutub Minar.

Nearest Metro Station: Qutub Minar

Instagram Picture Credits: zfrkhn

Majnu Ka Tila

photography hotspots in delhi

If you are like capturing different cultures and lifestyle, then Majnu Ka Tila is you go to destination. This Tibetan Colony is known for its tightly cramped colorful 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. Serving authentic Buddhist delicacies and a small place to worship to fill yourself with positivity.

Nearest Metro Station: Civil Lines

Instagram Picture Credits: dfordelhi

Humayun’s Tomb

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The tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun, built in 1570. This monument was used as an inspiration for our favourite Taj Mahal. The monument and the surrounding gardens are an excellent place for photography. The beauty of this world heritage site has inspired many budding photographers.The monument’s symmetrical beauty will not fail to astonish you.

Our Trip: Try visiting this place at odd hours on weekdays to capture the most beautiful part of it.

Nearest Metro Station: JLN Stadium

Instagram Picture Credits: miiliind

Agrasen Ki Baoli

photography hotspots in delhi

One of the most famous baoli in Delhi, gained a lot of limelight after the movie PK, in which the Agrasen ki Baoli was the place where Aamir Khan used to reside. A baoli is much more than a stepwell it is a staircase-well divided into multiple levels with elaborate architecture, intricate design and in some cases rooms for users. This step well has 108 stairs! If you stand at the topmost stair you will be able to see the fusion of the modern and the ancient Delhi with Agrasen ki Baoli and Tolstroy.

Nearest Metro Station: Janpath

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Lotus Temple

photography hotspots in delhi

This temple is built in the shape of a lotus flower and is the last of seven Major Bahai's temples built around the world. The structure is made up of pure white marble. The architect Furiburz Sabha chose the lotus as the symbol common to Hinduism, Buddhism, Bahai, Jainism and Islam. Adherents of any faith are free to visit the temple and pray or meditate. Around the blooming petals there are nine pools of water, which light up, in natural light. It looks spectacular at dusk when it is flood lit.

Nearest Metro Station: Kalkaji Mandir

Instagram Picture Credits: 27_photographs

Hauz Khas Fort

photography hotspots in delhi

A perfect hangout place for college friends, and so for quick family outings. Like any other fort this fort mesmerizes the observer and he appreciates our history. Established by Alauddin Khilji in the year 1284 to ensure continuous supply of water to Siri Fort. At the entry of the beautiful vast reservoir which is in itself a delight to the senses, is a Deer Park. Lush with greenery and landscaped beauty, it is a breeding place for peacocks, guinea pigs, rabbits, deer, and such a long list of a variety of birds, animals and insects that grace the gardens. The Light and Sound show is a great attraction to the visitors and add to the beauty of the fort.

Nearest Metro Station: Hauz Khas

Instagram Picture Credits: travelwithdanish

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