In one of the recent blogs, we discussed mountain photography, which you should read if you haven’t already. That leads us to discuss some of the most incredible mountain ranges with scenic views that should be on your following list as you hit the road with your camera to capture them.
While the Himalayas is a no-brainer, there is an ambit of Himalayan ranges scattered in the land of India that would amaze you with their scenic beauty and changing landscapes as you ascend/descend in the ranges.
These ranges are as follows:
- Shivalik Range
- Ladakh Range
- Middle Himalayas
- The great Himalayas
The Ladakh range among all the Himalayan valleys is a bit more camera friendly and rewarding for the photographers in our personal opinion. So is the risk involved with photography in this range because of the lower oxygen levels and limited transportation. However, once you rent a bike and start your lap of the Nubra Valley, you would be flabbergasted by the views that this place would offer.
The Aravali is India’s oldest mountain range. Its peak is located at Mount Abu and this is your ideal mountain range to visit to get the desert mountain pictures, the ones that could be seen in windows wallpapers as well because these ranges run adjacent to the Thar desert. November-February would be the best time for you to visit this place and if you plan your visit to Pushkar in November, you get to witness the annual camel fair as well.
Eastern & Western Ghats:
We started from the snow, we went to the desert and now it's time to cover some greens. These ranges are less about ‘mountain’ photography to the typical person but if your creative juices can extract some really good pictures out of this biodiversity-enriched mountain range. With over 1000 species of flora and fauna, this place could serve your purpose of wildlife photography as well.
The home to Siachin Glaciar, the roof of the world, this range would demand you good health, patience and lots of acclimatization for good shots. This is the host to World’s second highest mountain in the world K-2. As grand and as exciting, as this mountain range sounds, this is also a sensitive area from the military’s pov. You might need a permit to be able to fully trek this area and photography might have to be done within the prescribed regulations. Though, do not let this information rid you of the majestic views that this place holds for you.
Set your foot out and discover:
You are bound to get great pictures if you visit any of these mountain ranges in your next travel itinerary. From the desertlands to snow peaks, you will only be able to find such easy access to places in India. While you travel around, do not hesitate from taking a detour and discover your new picture spots as well. Let your inner photographer soak in the best view and capture the story from each of these mountain ranges that they have to offer.