"I asked my soul:
What is Delhi?
The world is the body and Delhi its life"
-Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib
There is no doubt that Mirza Ghalib was apt in describing Delhi. However if you doubt what he had quoted, it is high time that you revisit Delhi again!
Delhi has gone through vast paradigm shifts being the National capital: both in terms of its infrastructure as well as its culture. Despite all of that, there is still an untouched flavour to it that sits in its grassroots.
Although Delhi has a lot to it that can not be explored in a short time but this listicle presents what are the best things about Delhi that a photo enthusiast would definitely like to go for.
This is one of the most beautiful temples that you will find in India. Despite being so symmetrical and photogenic, the fact that electronic devices aren't allowed in its premises (that includes your cameras and equipment as well!) is quite depressing a fact. But the very fact that there is a challenge associated in clicking this architectural marvel also induces a sense of excitement and adventure.
This Bahai temple is an exquisite piece of architecture. Any viewfinder would like to stare at its beauty for hours without getting tired. The symmetry that this structure holds brings peace to the mind of any photographer and is worth capturing.
By Ajay Lalu
Shanti path is not only a long and well-kept road that houses all the embassies and Lok Sabha- Rajya Sabha meetings but is also a place that redefines beauty and composure in a whole different sense. Its beauty is well kept 24*7 but to witness it in its most fabulous sense, one has to wait for the National festivals, during which the Rashtrapati Bhavan and all the allied buildings are lit with beautiful fairy lights and is a sight to behold.
Gurgaon not only houses most of Delhi's white-collared and blue-collared employees but is a wonderland for architecture junkies: Thanks to DLF! Anybody who is fascinated by geometry and wishes to try his hand at the same should definitely visit this place more than often!
Delhi houses many migratory bird species round the year at places like the Kamla Nehru ridge. If bird photography interests you then you must not miss this golden opportunity.
For bird photography tips, you can read our blog: Span your wings and go birding: A beginners guide to bird photography.
Old Delhi is what fuels the life in Delhi's dreary atmosphere. If somebody asks me how will I define Old Delhi to them in terms of photography, I won't think twice before quoting it as the "Street Photography capital of India". This place is beyond the eccentric delicacies and street food. There can never be a moment in Old Delhi that a photographer would not want to capture.
If you don't believe me, visit this part of the NCT once (winks).
Cannaught Place, also known as CP to Delhiites, is the rendezvous point for many. It has all the extremes that you can possibly imagine. There are people who enter CP in their plush cars and visit posh outlets for food and shopping, whereas there are multitudes of people who have a hand to mouth existence at this place as well.
This part of the city has a different story to tell and should never be seen only for its face value. It is only the tip of the iceberg.
There are other tombs in Delhi as well but this one is the most beautiful and camera friendly of them all. ASI is not able to keep all the other heritage sites in a proper condition, however, this one is well kept, fortunately. So go ahead and capture it in all the possible sense you can.
This is one of the most famous tourist sites when it comes to Delhi and the kind of picture given above (Framed Qutub Minar) is also something that most of the photographers are familiar with. However, it is not an easy picture to click. So, if you wish to experiment with your skills, I would urge you to go ahead and take a shot at it. Also, something impressive that occurs here frequently is the overhead flights that you will see passing (thanks to the T1D). So, patiently take a nice spot next time you visit this place and pre-visualize what you wish to click and see the magic!
This is one of the most recent things about Delhi but it shouldn't be overlooked as well. If you ar someone who wishes to have a comfortable ride while simultaneously getting a bird view of Delhi, then this giant Ferris wheel in Kalindi Kunj is the place for you!
The blog is written by Shivam Tiwari for World Photographers Club.