India’s Most Beautiful Landscapes For Photographers
India is full of photogenic places. The varied landscapes provide an opportunity for avid photographers to click some breathtaking shots. But there are few places which, not just take your breath away, but your soul as well. And while these places do not need much touching up by the photographer, keeping a few travel photography tips under your sleeves would do no harm.
Travelling through India, you may find gorgeous places where all you’d like to do is get a tripod in place and get clicking!
So, here are some of the most beautiful places in India for photographers who love capturing different landscapes in their cameras.
Manali-Leh highway is one of the most sought-after travel routes for travel junkies. One can only imagine the number of landscapes you go through while on road from Manali, Himachal Pradesh to Leh, Jammu & Kashmir. Starting from lush green valleys, crossing high altitude snow covered passes, witnessing the barrenness at the tip of India, getting to know that there are vast grounds with zero vegetation yet beautifully endorsing different shades of pink, purple, blue, brown and red and exploring a whole new world where a small green patch amid the vast barren mountains is proof of human existence. The journey from Manali to Leh is truly a heaven for travel photographers.
Best time to visit: mid-July to September
Valley of Flowers
Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand is actually a trekking trail with a view you could die for. Starting from Govindghat, through Joshimath, leading up to Hemkund Sahib, the journey can be completed within 4 days. But the journey is more attractive to photographers than reaching the destination. It is called the valley of flowers trek for a reason. The entire valley gets beautifully adorned with different varieties of flowers with different colours marking the landscape in all its glory. Spring is when this valley gets picture perfect for photographers.
Best time to visit: April to July
Munnar in Kerala has been discovered as a popular tourist spot but some places, like the Kanan Devan Hills, have remained untouched. A quaint little town in Munnar, this place will give you the feels to instantly reach out for your camera and capture every tiny detailed beauty that this place proudly boasts of. Munnar is dotted with tea plantations which make this region greener. And when you mix such a landscape with clouds and fog formed from the monsoon, perfect clicks are bound to come around.
Best time to visit: June to August
A whole new terrain awaits landscape photography enthusiasts in Gujarat. When you enter Rann of Kutch and reach deep into it, you will find yourself in an altogether different state of mind. This salt marsh, in the middle of the Thar Desert, leads you to introspection bringing out the artist in you. For photographers, this place is as serene as it gets for landscape photography. Sunsets are the most glorious captures in this region, not to forget the glittery grounds during full moon winter nights.
Best time to visit: November to February
The sea calls out photographers who are not afraid to capture its magnificence in all its moods. Alleppey possesses access to the famous Kerala backwaters and the mighty ocean, dotted with dreamy beaches. From furious ocean waves to the calm backwaters, Alleppey has something for every kind of photographer. A houseboat ride can show you how green and cosy it can be down here. A walk on the beach can bring in some spectacular clicks for those who love blue.
Best time to visit: November to February
The job of a photographer does not end at capturing alluring landscapes. You should also know how to present these shots to the people to help them experience the mesmerising beauty of the place you have saved through the lens. How awesome would it be if you could paint a picture of a breathtaking landscape that you have visited! Since not every photographer is good with paint brushes, the best possible way to depict the glory of landscape photography is to get canvas prints for them (I personally prefer Canvas prints from Photojaanic). Canvas prints, not only make the job easier but also look flawlessly close to real canvas paintings.
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