Photography is the new cool and everyone feels like trying it once. Delhi being a city of such traditional and beautifully built places, who would want to miss a chance here. So pick up your camera (or borrow one) and plan your photo walks to all these plans one by one:
1. Chandni Chowk:
Genre: People, Street and Food
This part of Delhi is known for its chirping crowd, stuffed streets, and tempting food. Without any doubt, it will always prove to be a treat to your eyes, or to the lens of your camera, perhaps! Amidst all the haste and confusion is buried pure art. Be it people, street or food, this place offers a great opportunity to cover all these genres. Occasional festivities which are displayed right in the middle of the market prove to be a cherry on the cake.
To be honest, this place might tend to annoy you at first. The congested streets will test your patience, but keep yourself calm and you’ll end up clicking some great shots.
Tip: Handle your equipment with utmost care. Believe me when I say the place is congested.
Nearest metro station: Chandni Chowk
Image credits: betterphotography.in
2. Old Fort/Hauz Khas:
Genre: Heritage and Fashion
Well, it’ll be really stupid of me to not mention the historical monuments while talking of photo-walks in Delhi. There are many ancient monuments which can serve the purpose; two of them are- Old Fort and Hauz Khas. You can score some brilliant shots while visiting such antiquated structures. Once you’re back from such places, you’ll definitely end up adding some perfect clicks in the ‘heritage’section of your backlog.
You’ll be surprised to know that these places can serve as perfect locations for a portfolio/fashion photography. Be it a friend or a professional model, grab their hand and take them to these places. Ask them to strike a pose while you click!
Tip: Prefer not to go out to such places on a sunny day. You’ll probably get irritated and won’t give your best while you’re drenched in your own sweat.
Nearest metro station: (Old Fort) Pragati Maidan and (Hauz Khas) Hauz Khas
Image credits: cyriccliffete.wordpress.com
3. National Zoological Park:
Genre: Wildlife and Nature
The National Zoological Park situated opposite to the Old Fort offers you a variety of animals to shoot, not literally. Ranging from deer to elephants, from elephants to alligators, from alligators to white tigers, you will spot a lot of animals there. Having a zoom lens with focal length ranging from 55-250mm or more, can prove to be of real help. Although, there is no assurance that you WILL have a chance to shoot wildlife when you visit the zoo, but it’s worth a try.
Tip: Make sure you carry extra money while visiting the zoo so that you have no problems while paying for your and your camera’s entry fee.
Nearest metro station: Pragati Maidan
Image credits: Shaurya Sahai
4. Kamala Nehru Ridge:
Yes, the Kamala Nehru Ridge serves as a location to many purposes. Though, this one might be a new for you, but it’s true. You can visit the ridge and capture a great variety of birds. If you’re a die-hard nature lover, then this is the place to be. You might have to be very patient. Because birds don’t like anyone else chirping around them while they relax (if you know what I mean!).
The best thing about this place is that it’s situated in the North Campus of DU. If you’re an outstation student who puts up in the North Campus, it’s just a cherry on the cake for you, eh?
Tip: Try and visit this place in winters as the birds migrate in that season.
Nearest metro station: Vishwavidalaya
Image credits: Sutirtha Lahiri
5. Majnu Ka Tila:
Genre: Culture, People and Architecture
This Tibetan colony of Delhi is one of the best to go to for a photo-walk. If you wish to dive into a new culture and come out with some perfect shots, then Majnu Ka Tila is the place to be. The Buddhist temple, the monastery, and the people won’t disappoint you even a bit. This little place hides an entirely new world. You can also take your friends along and enjoy the exotic delicacies served by the cafes there.
Tip: You might not want to visit this place alone. The environment might end up giving you goose-bumps if you’re visiting Majnu Ka Tila for the first time.
Nearest Metro Station: Vishwavidalaya
Image credits: magicbus.org
This article was written by Shaurya Sahai for DU Beat.
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