Delhi is more than just dirt-strewn streets and suffocating traffic. And it shines bright in all its glory with the vividness of Delhiites and some immaculate landmarks you were probably unaware of. From ancient streets, towering buildings, colonial architecture, and edifices showcasing rich desi heritage, Delhi packs a punch with all kinds of picturesque places tucked in its corners. For every shutterbug in the city, we’ve curated a list of the perfect places for a photoshoot, so take a look!
Location: Bhairon Marg, Pragati Maidan
Are you hoping to imbibe rich Indian culture in your shots? If yes, the National Crafts Museum is the perfect place to start. It adds an extraordinarily ethnic and vibrant vibe to any picture. The straw houses, red clay-washed walls, and the ubiquitous statues around the museum’s courtyard all offer gorgeous backdrops. Done some desi wear and silver jewelry and pose for the ‘gram!
Location: Khari Baoli Road, Chandni Chowk
Overlooking Asia’s biggest spice market, this place is a haven for street photography! With the air full of spices and sepia dust, add that extra fire to your ‘gram feed here at Khari Baoli! Don your favorite OOTD and step in here for that one legendary shot.
Location: Lodhi Colony, Near Jor Bagh Metro Station
A place that needs no introduction, situated amidst a residential area in central Delhi, you’ll find vibrancy and heritage imprinted on the off-white walls of Lodhi Art District. If you have passed by this area, you know exactly what we’re talking about. The colorful and unique graffiti speaks volumes, and you could wander around the art district for hours just gazing, capturing, and posing in front of all the art endlessly!
Location: Adjoining Humayun’s Tomb, Nizamuddin West
This is the place to go for tranquility and serenity. One of the most renowned monuments in Delhi, it’s the perfect spot for some aesthetically amazing pictures to add that beautiful spark to your Instagram feed. So, get your cameras out and take in this gorgeous site in your favorite city!
Location: Jahanpanah Forest – Accessible From GK II
Peaceful, quiet trails and a beautiful atmosphere is what Jahanpanah Forest is all about. Not only will you have a charming walk amid nature here, but the gorgeous lighting and the sprawling vegetation in the background make it the perfect location for a photoshoot. Visit this dense forest at the golden hour, and make the most of it!
Location: Near Diwanchand Imaging Centre, Jantar Mantar
Yes, this is where they shot PK! One of the unique spots to take pictures at, Agrasen Ki Baoli, is an ideal city landmark for a photoshoot! The unique architecture of Agrasen Ki Baoli, with the deep stepwell that descends into the depths, makes for very eerie yet tantalizingly beautiful pictures. Out with your DSLRs and pop over, you all!
Location: Deer Park, Hauz Khas Village
Do you want to feel regal and get a taste of Delhi’s classic feeling? Come to Hauz Khas Fort! This picturesque fort next to the Hauz Khas Lake is a prime spot for tourists and photographers alike. Hauz Khas is one of the most well-known places in the city, so drop by to hone your photography skills at the fort and ace your Insta game!
Location: Lado Sarai, Mehrauli
If you plan to go for a little spooky theme for your shots, visit Balban’s Tomb in ruins at Mehrauli. The lighting is dim enough to bring the right amount of solemness to the pictures and exhibit timeless beauty through the shots. One of the archetypal ancient landmarks of Delhi, Mehrauli is the undisputed pride of the city and perf for your next photoshoot!
Location: Jama Masjid Road, Chandni Chowk
Tucked in the heart of Old Delhi, Jama Masjid is synonymous with the old-timey feel that Delhi has to offer. The soothing white noise of the azaan and the breezy weather with a buzzing of crowds in the courtyard encapsulates the true essence of Jama Masjid, and the Masjid’s architecture, along with other vibrant elements, make for every photographer’s dream shoot location!
Location: Saidulajab, Saket
With glittering fairy lights, pebbled roads, and quirky cafes, Champa Gali is like a little fairytale town that caters to the aesthetic Tumblr-ish feeds. A marvel to witness in the evenings, the sparkly glow of the lights of the lane all around will leave you enchanted. This one is for all the Boho photoshoots you’ve wanted, folks!
Location: Majnu Ka Tilla – North Delhi
North Campus people, unite! MKT is a favorite for pretty much all of Delhi’s foodies. This place has still preserved Tibetan culture’s sanctity and makes for a great photoshoot destination for all of Delhi’s influencers and photographers. It has the most vivid energy you could come across owing to the narrow alleyways, the colorful monastery, and the cutesy market, so come by with your DLSRs in tow!
So those are some places ready for the Annie Leibovitz in you. Get that camera rolling and head over to these picturesque spots!