Uttar Pradesh - Photographers' Delight
is at the heart of cultural heritage of India. Due to its location and its historical significance, it is a treasure trove for anyone traveling through this pristine land, more so for a photographer trying to capture the beauty land of temples, palaces and forts. It lies in the lap of Himalayas and is covered largely by the widespread Gangetic plains. A photographer is bound to be excited while he unravels the beauty of the state.
Benares is older than history, older than tradition - Mark Twain
It is the most auspicious and sacred place for the Hindus. The ancient temples in the city are a delight to capture. The mythological Vishwanath Temple
is a delight and should not be allowed to fade away from the lens and our heart. Walking through the old lanes of the city gives a feeling of rich culture inherited from the ancient times and it is sure to catch the attention of any inquisitive traveler. The auspicious Ganga aarti performed on the Dashashwamedh Ghat
is a pleasure to the eye and to the lens too.
An important pilgrimage for the Buddhists, Sarnath
can be an equally important pilgrimage to the most keen and articulate photographers in the world. The celebrated stupas of Lord Buddha can attract your lens with great affinity. A must visit for every photographer.
Agra- The Lovers' Paradise
in Agra is synonymous to beauty. It is the finest example of Mughal architecture and an exemplar of divine love and passion. The mausoleum covered in white marble is soothing for the eye. Capturing its beauty at the time of sunrise is captivating. The Red Fort in Agra
is a symbol of power and resilience of Mughal Empire and a specimen of its marvelous architecture. It cannot be missed to be captivated.
Lucknow - The City of Nawabs
The capital city of Uttar Pradesh is classic and royal in its authoritative ways. The city of Nawabs, as it is popularly called, Lucknow hosts some of the finest architectures of the Mughal era. Wait, that is not all. Lucknow is a perfect place if you want your lens to capture juxtapose of the pre-historic India and the contemporary India.
Travel through the busy bazaars of Lucknow, the Bara Imambara
and the Chhota Imambara
and give a treat to your camera.
Are you interested in the raw form of Indian culture? Well, no place is better than the duo cities of Mathura and Vrindavan. The two cities are a house to some zillion temples. The antiquated architecture of these temples is outstanding. Your camera will be glued to the beautiful deities and the minute details of these temples.
The first thing that will attract you eyes is the splendid valley formed by the Kaimur Range and the Vindhyan Range. Wow! Isn’t it?
Albeit, it is a bit difficult to reach this corner of UP, but hey you can’t miss it. Capturing this unique place will definitely improve your photography skills and will make you feel good.
If you are on a photography spree then you simply can’t afford to miss this place. Your trip would be incomplete if you do not let your camera capture the magnificent site of the sunset at Sangam.
The Allahabad Fort
built by Akbar in 1583 is again a gorgeous site. You can try that too.