Travelling is all about exploring new things in life. Just visiting the places won't help in remembering everything about your journey. Only when you capture those awesome moments, that it gets a new shape. Photography is nothing less than worship for some people. Travelling and photography always go hand in hand. Going on a photography tour in India on the world photography day will surely let you to explore a lot. Many places in India are known for tourism and many are known for providing some best shots.
If you are a traveller and a photography enthusiast, then you should visit one of these wonderful places in India on this world photography day. Take a look at these 10 best places for photography in India!
1. Havelock Island
Havelock Island in East of Andaman Islands is a famous tourist place in India. The blue beaches of this island is most captivating and magical. It is also a popular honeymoon destination in India. The administration focuses more on eco-tourism and the tourists are taken on elephant rides along the beach. Havelock Island is also known for adventure sports like snorkelling , scuba diving, etc. Elephant beach, Kalapattar beach are some of the famous beaches in the island. A photography tour in Havelock island will surely get you some amazing images.
2. Varanasi Ghats
Varanasi Ghats on the banks of the river Ganga provide much scope for photography in India. Most ghats in Varanasi are for prayers and some are cremation sites. Both type of ghats are known for photography. These ghats are most colourful with many people, prayers and the river. Ganga flows with all the force and is amazing to look at. Some of the best pictures of Ghats can be taken in the evenings. The lamp lights, Arthi ( prayer with lamps) offered to the river is most wonderful to watch. Varanasi with its temples and ashrams beside the river is one of the best place for photography in India.
Sandakphu in Darjeeling is the highest point of Singalila Ridge. This small village is situated on the peak and is considered the 4th highest peak in the world. It provides a picturesque view of Kanchenjunga and is known for trekking. View of Himalayan ranges and beautiful mountains makes it a photogenic destination.
4. Tsomoriri Lake , Changthang Plateau
Tsomoriri Lake is in Ladakh, it is the largest high-altitude lake in India. Tsomoriri is a endorheic lake ( closed lake - no outflow of water) and is only accessible during summers. It is also one of the most beautiful lakes in India. Tsomoriri wetland and water reserve is a home for varieties of flora and fauna. It is a must visit place for photography tours in India. Animals like Snow leopard, the Tibetian wolf, Bharal (Himalayan blue sheep), Black-necked cranes, Great crested grebe, etc. can be seen around the valley.
5. Thar Desert
Thar Desert forms a natural border between India and Pakisthan. Also known as 'The Great Indian Desert' is a must visit place for photography in India. The beautiful sand dunes, camel rides, villages around the desert is worth capturing through your lens. Deserts have a different vegetation and hence you get to see unique eco-system. From Rajasthan, Thar desert extends to Gujarat, Punjab and Haryana. It is a popular tourist destination in India.
6. Pamban Bridge
Pamban Bridge in Rameshwaram connects the island to Indian mainland. One should never miss taking a photography tour to Pamban Bridge. Cutting across the Palk Strait, this picturesque place is a popular one. Rail bridge forms the most part and a double leaf bascule section in the middle is raised to let ships and barges to pass through.
Hampi ( Hampe) means 'champion', rightly, it was the richest cities during Vijayanagara empire. Hampi located within the ruins of Vijayanagara empire, is a historical place in Karnataka. It consists of many archaeological sites which depicts the art and architecture of that age. The monuments of Hampi are famous tourist places in Karnataka. A photography tour in this beautiful place in India is a visual treat.
8. Chitrakote Falls
Chitrakote falls is located at Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh. This scenic water fall is also called as the 'Niagara Falls of India'. Indravati river falls from a height of 98 ft and specially during monsoon, Chitrakote falls is worth visiting. It is one of the best places for photography in India. You can get the feel of Niagara falls within India.
9. Nubra Valley
Nubra Valley was earlier called Ldumra (the valley of flowers). It is a tri-armed valley located to the north east of Ladakh. This valley is meant for the photography tours in India. This cold desert is surrounded by Siachen Glacier, Karakoram Pass and Sasser Pass. The scenic valley is worth exploring with your camera.
Alleppey (Alappuzha) is the 6th largest city in Kerala. It is a most popular tourist destination in Kerala. Travelling in this beautiful city will allow you to capture some splendid shots. The vast backwaters, beaches, temples, churches, etc. in Alleppey can be a best photography tour in India.