Whether you want to shoot landscapes or pictures depicting urban life or the vestiges of the past, Delhi has enough on offer for everyone. Old Delhi has always been a popular hunting ground for history enthusiasts, patrons of art and culture, and photographers.
Among the narrow lanes of Shahjahanabad or the dazzling graffiti of Lodhi road, there is ample muse in the city to inspire you to flaunt your new clothes, your new look, your old friends, your 'new boy' wink wink or simply engage in street photography.
Here’s a list of a few cool and offbeat locations where you can stage your photoshoots. Read on and dust out your seldom-used DSLR or polaroids camera !!
Kamla Nehru Ridge
This one lies just adjacent to the Delhi University and the lush forest area especially comes alive in the spring with colourful blossoms, making it a good place to shoot away amidst a natural backdrop. Also, there are some historical relics like the Flagstaff Tower and Khooni Jheel that are scattered inside the area, so do keep a wide eye (lens) for these!
Nearest metro station:- Pulbangash Metro Station Red Line
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Lodhi Art District
The Lodhi Art District is no less than a wonderland for the art lovers of the city. With beautiful, funky and thought-provoking murals adorning the seemingly humble buildings of this quiet South Delhi locality. Each work of art will make you wanna whip your camera out and capture everything there is and put it on the ‘gram! Don’t believe us? Hop over and see for yourselves!
Nearest metro station: Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium station
Majnu Ka Tila
The locality of Majnu Ka Tila in North Delhi is actually quite well-known nowadays owing to a cluster of nice restaurants where you can find quality Tibetan and Nepalese cuisine. But the main Tibetan monastery is located a bit southwards from there, near the Kashmiri Gate Metro Station and it is truly a colourful sight to behold, so make plans to head on over, camera in tow!
Nearest metro station: Vidhan Sabha metro station and a short E-rickshaw ride
Siri and Jahanpanah
Take a walk through the now-premium residential localities of Hauz Khas, Green Park and Malviya Nagar. Hidden amidst the posh apartment complexes and markets are multitudes of monuments or their ruins. The present is seamlessly juxtaposed here with the vestiges of the past cities of Siri and Jahanpanah and that’s definitely worth capturing.
Nearest metro station: Hauz Khas metro station
Mehrauli was the earliest settlement in Delhi. The narrow lanes here are not much different from Old Delhi’s, and they are even richer in terms of historical treasures that have now been enveloped by residential settlements. Add a good dose of Sufism through Bakhtiyar Kaki and Ashiq Allah Dargah and you’re good to go!
Nearest metro station: Qutub Minar metro station
So what are you waiting for, head out with your cameras and let the charming streets of Delhi be the perfect background for that long-due photoshoot !! Let us know your favourite spot in the comment section below!