Are you one of those shutterbugs who like to call themselves amateur photography enthusiasts and had bought a fancy DSLR a few months back? Is it true that after capturing the colony, a few stray dogs, couple of rainy days and a few friends; your camera is biting dust at some corner of your room of which you are not even aware about?
Is it true that the shutterbug inside you never really got the chance to explore the country which is a host to countless incredible places? If yes then for the sake of that empty canvas and forgotten lens we bring the Top 5 Scenic Places in India for Photographers.
Ladakh is the first and foremost place which comes to our mind in response to words such as Travel, Bike Trip and Photography. Located at a height of 10,000 feet, it is the northernmost inhabited part of India. You can truly experience the ruggedness of Mother Nature in the transcendence of Ladakh.
From the remote regions of Zaskar Valley to the white sands in Nubra Valley, it all comes down to the glistening tranquil waters of Pangong Lake. One of the most scarcely inhabited regions, tourists visit in Ladakh numerous monasteries where you can find the essence of Buddhism to be refreshing and rejuvenating.
The state of Rajasthan is home to countless historical places such as Jaipur, Udaipur, and Chittorgarh. Roam through the lanes of pink shops in India’s Pink City i.e. Jaipur and get to know the rich cultural heritage and royal history of kings & their kingdom.
Replay the great battles of the past when you are inside the Chittorgarh Fort. Visit the Venice of the East which is Udaipur the city of lakes and capture the sheen of shimmering waters with the Aravalli in the background. Veil over your face as you climb the dunes of Thar Desert in Jaisalmer.
The state is also a delight for wildlife photographers as it boasts the largest national park in northern India i.e. Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and also Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary where you can capture pink feathered flamingos flying in a vee.
3. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
Varanasi is the holiest of the seven sacred cities (Sapta Puri) and with its spiritual image & vintage charm it gives an opportunity for some unique photography. The lifeline of North India, River Ganges flows in its full vigour by the edges of the sacred Ghats where you can observe the rituals associated with birth, life and death.
The city is set at a backdrop of Hindu temples, sacred smoke, Ganga aarti, saffron-clad sages and an orange sunset with a myriad of colours. A city brimming with life which has a mesmerizing capacity to grab onto your senses and you will find it ever difficult to capture all of it in a nutshell.
Take a gentle stroll to serenity and tranquillity by the backwaters of Kerala. Home to sun kissed beaches, snake boats, beautiful hamlets and backwaters with palm trees at both edges.
Must visit places in Kerala include Alleppy, Munnar and Cochin. Dine on some exquisite South Indian cuisine served on a banana leaf while you look for your next shot at nature with the camera. Athirapally Waterfalls is a must visit to witness the mystical verve of Mother Nature in her full zest.
5. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
Valley of Flowers National Park situated in West Himalaya is located in the state of Uttarakhand. You can experience nature at its full bloom as alpine and sub-alpine flowers daunt the lush green Himalayan landscape.
The place is famous among trekkers and wildlife enthusiasts as the National Park is home to rare and endangered animals such as snow leopard, musk deer, Asiatic black bear and red fox.
Don’t forget to carry your tripod as you don’t want to miss out on rocky Himalayan Landscape overlaid with a blanket of flowers with an enigmatic yellow Sun shining overhead.