Travel is one of the most intriguing hobbies people have picked up over the years, and photography goes hand in hand with it. A unique blend of things has set motion to new genres in shooting and capturing moments, which on its own has a hobby name for itself – ‘Travel photography’. This further has divided itself into an array of themes for shutterbugs, like portraits, landscapes, sunsets, wildlife, monuments, etc. The immense love for this leisure/proffessional/passionate activity has boomed and layed the foundation to all new places, known and unknown, boosting the enthusiasm for traveling.
Social media platforms are a key venue for showcasing and growing in this particular recreation. From unique self given names to the kind of photos captured or the places covered gave birth to travel photography hashtags. While we rant about how big a thing it is, we mainly want to introduce you to certain destinations in India that can inspire you to become a photographer or a travel bug.
India, home to such natural marvel, houses the below locations for you to explore and experience through your eyes and your camera’s lens.
1. Dawki, Meghalaya
Nestled in the hills of West Jaintia region, Dawki is pristine river which paints you a transparent view of what you float over. With lush green valleys surrounding it, the beautiful spot resonates with nature’s love and is just what you need for a dose of rejuvenation. The picturesque landscape of the Umngot river and everything around it varies from season to season, carrying its own unique charm. While late winter and summers can keep the waters crystal clear, the monsoons make it little muddy, but the vibrance of the emerald valleys are surely a sight to capture to add to your travel photography journal. One can hire a boat to ride through this amazing spot and camp around on the river beds for a relaxing picnic.
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2. Bisle Ghat, Karnataka
Well renowned for its view in the winding ghats amidst the dense forests of the Western Ghats, this spot in Karnataka is a must-see. Praised for its misty views and as a stunning sunset spot, Bisle Ghat lies near the destination Sakleshpura which is equally mesmerizing. While you plan to travel near this region, you can route yourself to this location to let nature’s marvel consume you. It’s a key spot for travel photography to capture the shades of the sky and the valleys beyond.
3. Little Andaman, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
A tad bit unexplored, but a whole of lot of breathtaking wonder is Little Andaman. Less visited compared to its sister islands, this spot is perfect for relaxing and laying for days enjoying the white beaches and blue waters while you sip on your favoruite beverage and let the sun kiss you all over. As the connectivity to this place is limited from the main island, one needs to plan ahead and book the ferries that can take you here. There are minimal hotels or lodges that can accommodate a handful of tourists making it even less crowded and just a paradise for those who visit.
Now getting its mark on the map as a surfer’s spot, Little Andaman has also starting to make its name for pre-wedding, honeymoon or travel photography. You can visit Hutbay, which will treat you to many cozy beaches. Travelers can also hike to white surf waterfall, visit an array of beaches like Netaji nagar, Buttler Bay and more. There is also spectacular cascade to see called the Whisper Wave Waterfall.
Visit here during the winter or early summer to enjoy the place the most.
4. Sundarbans, West Bengal
Nature’s way of surprising you to something offbeat and rare to find is the mangroves, forests and the singing rivers of Sundarbans. The region is formed by the merging of the water bodies of Brahmaputra, Padma and meghana rivers. However, it’s not just a site to float through to see the lush magnificence but also to spot an array or wildlife ranging from animals to birds. One can see some one of a kind species like the Bengal Tigers, endangered terrapins, crocadiles, river dolphins and wide variety of birds, making it great for wildlife travel photography.
To know more about when you can visit and what you can experience here, visit the official West Bengal tourism website.
5. Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh
Satpura ki Rani, Pachmarhi, in the state of Madhya Pradesh, is a quaint hill station to enjoy its scenery, historical spots and, of course, the gorgeous viewpoints. When we stay history, this also goes ages back to the ancient times of Mahabharata as the location house the every wondrous Pandava Caves. It is part of the great Satpura Biosphere Reserve, which includes the Tiger Reserve and the National Park. There is magnificent waterfall, namely, Bee Falls, Apsara Vihar and Dutchess Falls. It also offers many hiking trails, making it a paradise for nature lovers.
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6. Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, Assam
In the state of Assam, which house many wildlife sanctuaries, lies one of the rich homes of the lands flora and fauna – Dibru Saikhowa National Park. It is situated on the banks of the river Brahmaputra, and other small rivers called Dibru and Lohit, which adds to its lushness. This Biosphere Reserves has various terrains ranging from cane breaks, deciduous forests and grasslands. Some rare species you can spot here are capped langurs, white-winged wood duck, black breasted parrot bill and more.
7. Burwa, Himachal Pradesh
One of Himachal Pradesh’s secret abodes is Burwa, a tranquil hamlet to spend some quality time with yourself and your camera. It makes for splendid travel photography destination as there is more of nature and less people to appear in your frame. When here, don’t forget to walk around and capture the green essence of the region. Cover spots like the Rahala Waterfalls, which gives you a beautiful green backdrop to the thin line of the cascade that looks like a gleaming silver stand amidst the rocks to click away. You can also visit Nehru Kund waterfall, trek to Beas Kund, Hanuman Tibba and Patsali Peak, amongst Burwa’s other attractions.
8. Lambasingi, Andhra Pradesh
Nestled in the Eastern Ghats of India, this region is blessed with rich flora and fauna, plus the awe inspiring views of the valleys and mountains. Less known for its beauty, Lambasingi is one of those to indulge in travel photography to capture the mystical sunrise amidst the white clouds and mist. This small hamlet best offers the raw spectacle of the region rather than give out a tourist vibe. One can also find rolling meadows of plantations and farms. There are some sites in and around the location to explore, like the Thajangi reservoir, Bhijjanakonda Buddhist site, Kothapally Fall and Kondakarla Bird Sanctuary and more.
9. Japvo, Nagaland
A location so unique and so well hidden, Japvo, which is pronounced in many ways, offers you nothing but serenity. In the Barail Ranges , this peak offers great panaromic views for mystical travel photography. Not much to wander but perfect to find some peace, the lands around offers certain hamlets to roam. The destinations will leave your and your photos feeling that you have landed somewhere otherworldly.
10. Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve, Tamil Nadu
Housed in the evergreen and enchanting Western Ghats, Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve spreads across two main states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. On of the rivers that is birthed here is Thamirabarani, which meanders away while feeding the lushness of the region. The forest is home to great beasts like tigers, elephants, Nilgiri tahrs and more. It is also the abode of one of the most ancient tribe called ‘Kanikaran’. This vast biosphere holds many Wildlife Sanctuaries, namely, Neyyar, Shendurney and Peppara, amongst others.
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Travel photography is not just a booming hobby or a full-time work, but the art of spreading the word that nature is glorious, gentle and graceful and needs to be cherished. Let’s capture to create awareness.