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So you have a dslr? you want things to photograph. Here are top 10 locations to photograph in delhi


1.Lotus Temple


 The Lotus Temple, located in New DelhiIndia, is a Bahá’í House of Worship completed in 1986. Notable for its flowerlike shape, it serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent and has become a prominent attraction in the city. The Lotus Temple has won numerous architectural awards and been featured in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles


2.Garden of 5 senses


 The Garden of Five Senses was developed by Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation and opened in 2003. It’s designed by architect Pradeep Sachdeva to awaken all five senses. There are various theme areas such as Mughal gardens, bamboo courts, herb garden and a solar energy park, that make for a variety of interesting photographs. The 20 acre garden is located near Mehrauli opposite to Saket.


3.India Gate


The India Gate, originally called the All India War Memorial, is a war memorial located astride the Rajpath, on the eastern edge of the ‘ceremonial axis’ of New Delhi, formerly called Kingsway. India gate is a memorial to 82,000 soldiers of the undivided Indian Army who died in the period 1914–21 in First World War, in France, FlandersMesopotamiaPersiaEast AfricaGallipoli and elsewhere in the near and the far-east, and theThird Anglo-Afghan War. 13,300 servicemen names, including some soldiers and officers from the UK, are inscribed on the gate. The India Gate, even though a war memorial, evokes the architectural style of thetriumphal arch like the Arch of Constantine, outside the Colosseum in Rome, and is often compared Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and the Gateway of India in Bombay. It was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

4.Lodhi Gardens


Lodi Gardens is a park in Delhi, India. Spread over 90 acres (360,000 m2) it contains, Mohammed Shah’s Tomb, Sikander Lodi’s Tomb, Sheesh Gumbad and Bara Gumbad, Architectural works of the 15th century by Lodhis, an Afghan dynasty, that ruled parts of northern India and Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of modern day Pakistan, from 1451 to 1526. The site is now protected by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI). The gardens are situated between Khan Market and Safdarjung’s Tomb on Lodhi Road and is a hotspot for morning walks for the Delhiites. Best for early morning photography.

5. Humayu’s Tomb


Located near the Nizamuddin station in delhi, The tomb was built in 1570 and it is the tomb of Mughal Emperor Humayun. The tomb and the surrounding gardens are a a good place for photography.

6. Chandni Chownk

chandani chowk

originally meaning “moonlit square” or “moonlit market”, is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi, now in central north Delhi, India. Built in the 17th century by the Mughal emperor of India Shah Jahan, and designed by his daughter Jahan Ara, the market was once divided by canals (now closed) to reflect moonlight, and it remains one of India’s largest wholesale markets. If you can make a good photograph here, you are a photographer. Get a flavor of Indian Street Photography

7. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib


Gurdwara Bangla Sahib is the most prominent Sikh gurdwara, or Sikh house of worship, in Delhi, known for its association with the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Krishan, and the pool inside its complex, known as the “Sarovar”, whose water is considered holy by Sikhs and is known as “Amrit”. It was first built as a small temple by Sikh General, Sardar Bhagel Singh in 1783, who supervised the construction of nine Sikh shrines in Delhi in the same year, during the reign of Mughal Emperor, Shah Alam II. It is situated near Connaught Place, New Delhi and is instantly recognisable by its stunning golden dome and tall flagpole, Nishan Sahib. Good for religious photography and looks stunning at night.

8.Red Fort


The Red Fort was the residence of the Mughal emperor of India for nearly 200 years, until 1857. It is located in the centre of Delhi and houses a number of museums. In addition to accommodating the emperors and their households, it was the ceremonial and political centre of Mughal government and the setting for events critically impacting the region. Good Landscape opportunities.

Photo by : Alex Furr

9.Chattarpur Temple


It is located in south delhi in Chattarpur. Its the largest temple in India. Carved completely out of marble. Excellent religious and Architectural opportunities.  

10. Qutab Minar


The tallest minar in India. Its located in world heritage site located in Mehrauli in South Delhi.  The whole complex around is a major photography location. Must visit for a photographer. You also get a kodak roll just like the old days :)

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