Best Scenic Places For Photography in India

Best Scenic Places for photography in India

There is something mesmerizing and unique about capturing scenic views on camera or even video. Photography is an art that really cannot be described but is only visible when the final picture is placed before you. 

Through photography you are able to create a base of your holiday memoirs and moments. So here are some of the best places in India to go and click on-

Pangong Lake, Ladakh

Best Scenic Places for photography in India

You will be simply taken to paradise as you arrive in Pangong Lake. The water here is absolutely clear and has clouds floating right at the end. It seems you have come to heaven on earth.

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

Places for photography in India

This holy city of Rishikesh is bustling with prayer chants and sounds of rafters' as they capture one wave after the other. There is a kind of vitality in this town, which makes it rather picture perfect.

The thing is that you can get the best of both worlds here. The aarti in the evening on the Ganges is a picture that no photographer wants to miss.

Living Root Bridges, Meghalaya

Best Scenic Places for photography in India

These bridges in Meghalaya seem to come right out of a child’s fantasy movie. Popularly known as the Living Root Bridges, this is an attraction that is highly photographed. 

The bridge has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site. It is best to click pictures here when it is sunny and bright so that you can actually capture the depth of this bridge.

Havelock Island, Andaman Islands

Photography in Havelock Island

What about going for scuba diving and capturing the fish and coral reef underneath the sea! Basically you will need a specialized camera for capturing this experience but you don’t have to buy the same. There are cameras available on hire or you can get one on loan as well.

There are amazing pictures to be taken under the sea that include fish, sunken ships and even coral reef. There are some raven volcanic lava forms that too form the basis for a great photographic experience.

Manali-Leh Road

The route from Manali to Leh is the basis of one of the most beautiful photography albums. You can see mystique mountains with snow covered peaks or yaks, which form green pastures in the otherwise infertile land.

Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Best Scenic Places for photography in India

Manali is one of the most beautiful hill stations of India that offers glimpses of uninhabited terrains in the midst of population. Manali is situated at a high altitude and you can see the lush valleys beneath from that height. It is the perfect way to capture photographs.

You can either head to the local Tibetan market or click away everyday pictures. Or take the less taken route to Rohtang pass and keep shooting serene and tranquil areas.

Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

Best Scenic Places for photography in India

Kutch on a full moon night is a feeling that is truly mesmerizing. Do you remember Madonna singing away to ‘frozen’.  The largest salt desert in the world is a delight for any photographer. 

It has some of the most remote areas in the country.  You would probably get the best pictures on a full moon night but you can also get some splendid shots of the early morning and dusk sun.

Sandakphu, Darjeeling

Photography in Sandakphu

Sandakphu is one of the highest peaks in the world. You can head out early in the morning from the town of Darjeeling and reach the area by jeep. 

You can then trek up and find a myriad spot to capture some great pictures. Along with high mountain peaks, you can also get hold of pictures of exotic orchid varieties here.

Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim

Best Scenic Places for photography in India

High altitude lakes offer challenges for the photographer along with delight. And the Tsomgo Lake sits almost 12,000 feet above sea level. It is about 40 km away from Gangtok and is right near the Chinese border. 

The trek to the lake is the best way to capture the essence of the beauty here. You can visit the lake any time of the year, in winters for a frozen look or during summers to see the lush greenery. However, avoid the monsoons.

Tawang Town, Arunachal Pradesh

Best Scenic Places for photography in India

For a photographer this is also one of the most photographic places on the face of the Indian subcontinent.  Around here you can get a view of the sparsely populated town of Tawang. 

This hill town gives you a glimpse of the real culture of Arunachal Pradesh. Here you can take a glimpse of the tribal culture along with wildlife and the lush forests of the state for clicking some of the best pictures.

Meghalayan Caves

Adventure is a delight for any photographer and going deep into the heart of the mountains is something that needs courage and skills too. But the picturesque caves here not only offer spectacular views but also fill you with a sense of thrill. 

You would be amazed to see that even in the heart of the caves, flora and fauna flourish. Strange rock formations and limestone’s are something that can be really clicked away beautifully.

Dunes of Rajasthan

Best Scenic Places for photography in India

Dunes of Rajasthan are one of the toughest terrains for taking pictures. The dunes are accessible via cities of Jaisalmer and even Bikaner. Though the hostile terrain is barely accessible at this point, it sure offers some panoramic views. Best time to click is during early morning or sunset.

Almora, Uttarakhand


Almora is near to Kuamon and is truly a part of India’s rich history. You can click the gorgeous temples and architecture here or head out to the less explored wilder terrains.

Khajjiar Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh offers scenic and breathtaking views that should be captured on the lens. The topography here is very much similar to what you see in Switzerland.

Wagah Border

Top Scenic Places for photography in India

Bring out the patriot in you with a feeling of pride. The Wagah border is the perfect place to see the grandeur of the borders of India. The gorgeous and larger than life gates that mention India and Pakistan make your heart race. 

As you take pictures of both sides and wonder what really is the difference between these two sides that have similar culture, geography and climate. 

Note: Pictures inside are not allowed so you will need permission before you click, but if you do get the permit, then it is a wonderful experience.

Indian Ghost Town of Bhangarh, Rajasthan 

Best Scenic Places for photography in India

If you want to capture the supernatural then head to Bhangarh, which is the scariest place in the country.  A shadow of darkness lures here and clicking pictures offers a real thrill as you wonder if you will see a floating shadow or something that you did not expect. 

Dal Lake, Kashmir

Best Scenic Places for photography in India

The shikara, the gorgeous and colorful dresses that locals wear and the houseboats remind you of a Bollywood Shammi Kapoor movie. Of course, endless movies have been shot here. 

There is so much diversity here to shoot like the flowers, the boats and shikaras or even the mountains. The misty hills and the fog that settles over the lake are scenes that you cannot miss.

Other popular places for to add on your portfolio are 

  • Taj Mahal, Agra. Taj Mahal
  • Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Chennai. 
  • Holi: Festival of Colors. The colorful Holi Festival.
  • Gateway of India, Mumbai.  
  • The Ganges River, Varanasi.
  • Cola Beach, Goa.
  • Bada Bagh, Jaisalmer.
  • Tea Plantations in Munnar 
  • Train Rides, like toy train in shimla foot hill, trunk train in kolkata 
  • Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai
  • Golden Temple, Amritsar
  • Red Fort, Delhi
  • Amer Fort, Jaipur
  • Periyar National Park, Kerala
  • Jahangiri Palace, Agra
  • Ellora Caves, Aurangabad
  • Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
  • Qutub Minar, New Delhi
  • Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Mumbai
  • Mecca Masjid, Hyderabad
  • Caves of Maharashtra 

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