India is a country of immense beauty and magnificence. There are certain places which have to be captured in order to be able to cherish those memories forever and to be able to keep going back to them whenever you reminisce those times. Unrestricted, the beauty of our country ranges from hills and valleys to beaches and lakes, from majestic historical relics to iconic buildings.
Below is a list of 15 places that make India a photographer’s paradise-
1) Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
Undoubtedly number one, the endless Rann is a place where you can capture whites and blues - the stark contrasting colours of nature.
2) Hampi, Karnataka
In Hampi, the intricate carvings and the monuments dripping with the culture of the ages gone by make for a beautiful subject of photography.
3) Jama Masjid, Old Delhi
A skilful mind, an eye for detail, and a camera with good shutter speed is what is required here for a beautiful memory to be captured. The Masjid looks magnificent early in the morning together with the crowds and the circling birds.
4) Lotus Temple, New Delhi
It is best captured during the 'Blue Hour' which is mostly a very short period just before sunrise and just after sunset.
5) Agatti Island, Lakshadweep
As you fly on the island in a helicopter, you can’t help but notice its sheer beauty which makes for a perfect frame.
6) Shaheed Minar, Kolkata
The blackness of the silhouettes and its striking contrast with the varied hues of the sky at sundown makes this place ideal for photography!
7) Golden Temple, Amritsar
Standing in all its grandeur, this place should be captured around and after nightfall to get the yellow lights blending in with the golden architecture against the reflection in the water.
8) Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
This amazingly constructed monument is a photographer’s favourite due to the detailing in its design and its majestic nature.
9) Amer Fort, Jaipur
Another tourist attraction, there is nothing like the view you get when you stand near the entrance and look up at the clear blue sky in the backdrop with the delicate designs of this fort on it.
10) Fort Kochi Beach, Kerala
Sunset is the perfect time to capture it. The place looks like a postcard, with the sun being swallowed by the sea in the background and the stunning Chinese nets in front of it.
11) Haji Ali Dargah, Mumbai
Another photographers’ favourite during sunset, Haji Ali is mesmerizing at sundown because of all the shades of orange one can see. It is the best example of nature at its artistic best.
12) Howrah Bridge, Howrah
You’d never have seen something as majestic as this during the day, and as mesmerizing and magical at night! The Howrah Bridge is undoubtedly picture perfect.
13) Alleppey, Kerala
You should pick a time to capture this place when the sky is clear and the reflection is captured proportionately and perfectly in the calmness of the water. It gets its surreal feel from the reflections of palm trees and floating houseboats in the still waters.
14) Madurai, Tamil Nadu
The small town of Madurai is one of the most beautiful places to go to for temple architecture. Meenakshi Temple, counted amongst the best temples in India, is situated here.
15) Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir
There is nothing that can describe the beauty of ‘Heaven on Earth’. Saving the best for the last, it can be confidently declared that your camera will fall in love with the valley of Kashmir.
Do add more to this list, because India is a place of unending and unexplainable beauty!