If you’re a professional photographer or just passionate about clicking aesthetically pleasing and post-worthy pictures then you can’t deny that Delhi is full of photogenic places. The capital city, brimming with a rich cultural heritage is full of beautiful places despite its increasing pollution. From ancient monuments and ruins to modern buildings and lush gardens, Delhi has it all. You can click some lively pictures in its overcrowded markets and some secluded pictures near the old tombs and ruins.
Here’s a list of some of the best places for photography in Delhi to help you get started.
This urban village near Green park metro station is a remarkable place to explore. The archaic monuments and lake are a perfect background for your pictures. The water tank Madarsa and tomb of Firojshah Tughlaq, along with various unnamed tombs offer a true visual delight. The residues of Islamic architecture, mosques and the bustling markets also add to the elegance of this place. The place also has many aesthetic cafes adjoining the lake, like the Gypsy cafe, Hauz Khas Social and Mirabelle.
So, don’t think too much and just take your camera and go to this extraordinary place.
2. Jama Masjid
No one is unaware of this ancient holy mosque. This beautiful structure still stands elegantly despite the centuries that have passed. The old alleys, old heritage houses and even the electric overhead wires form a beautiful sight. The mosque is full of people during prayer times and you can click more lively pictures then. It’s a perfect place if you need an architectural setting.
3. Humayun’s Tomb
This wonderful structure built in the 16th century will make you marvel the art and architecture of the Mughals. This tomb is not much overcrowded so it’s perfect for a distant touch to your photos. The tomb also believed to be the precursor of Taj Mahal has rich elements of art which makes it so impressive. The monument is encircled by a green, lush garden, where you can click pictures with nature’s beauty.
4. India Gate
One of the most famous and common tourist places of Delhi, India Gate is also a good spot for pictures. Despite the ever-present crowd, this place offers good shots. In the daytime, you can click pictures of the well-maintained garden and the lake while boating in it. The night view is even more fascinating as the glowing lights adorn the main building and the whole boulevard called the Rajpath.
5. Lodhi Garden
What can be better than a massive green garden located in the heart of Delhi, infamous for its pollution? Apart from the lovely refreshing garden, it also has ancient tombs, lakes, mausoleum of two Delhi sultans, a glasshouse and other historical structures. The 500 years old outstanding architecture and the wonderful natural setting make this place one of the most stunning places of Delhi.
6. Qutub Minar
This 73-meter high tower standing magnificently since the 12th century is one of Delhi’s UNESCO world heritage sites. Made from the best quality marble and red sandstone of the time, the tower houses intricate carvings all over. Apart from the main tower, the obsolete ruins surrounding it are also just as photogenic as the minar. The meticulous doors and archways also form a visually appealing backdrop.
7. Agrasen ki Baoli
This archaic stepwell a little farther than Connaught place is also an attractive sight. The huge, somewhat spooky stairs form a vintage and aesthetic setting. The place is mostly overcrowded so early morning or late evening is a more preferable time if you want to click some good pictures.
8. Yamuna Ghat
This is undoubtedly one of the best places for photography in Delhi. The Ghat looks even more delightful in winters as the migratory seagulls fill up the space. If you visit the place early in the morning, there’s a high probability that you’ll get some cool shots of the birds. You can also take a boat and find yourself in the middle of the river with birds flocking around you, isn’t that a perfect scene for a picture? The remains of medieval and British architecture also add to the Ghaat’s scenic beauty.
9. Lodhi Colony Art District
This is an underrated place but it has a lot to offer when it comes to photography. It is India’s first Open Air, Public Art District created by over 25 street artists to make a positive impact on the residents of the city. Every single spot of this place is click-worthy. The walls are adorned with colourful artistic murals, graffiti art and various art installations. What can be better than this place filled with art for your artistic pictures?
10. Kamla Nehru Ridge
Don’t we all love natural landscapes when it comes to pictures? This ridge, filled with greenery, birds, and historical sites is perfect for that purpose. The migratory birds that come in winter can be clicked early in the morning. Apart from the natural landscape, the ridge has something more to offer. You can even click gothic pictures here. The Khooni khan lake, a little deep in the ridge gives a thrilling and spooky vibe to pictures while the deserted garden of wild trees near the lake adds to its spookiness. The ancient ruins and stranded places like the Mutiny memory and flagstaff are also good spots for pictures.
There are many stunning places in Delhi where good pictures can be clicked. This was a small list of a few of the best photo spots in Delhi. Hope this helps.
Happy clicking 🙂