Iconic Spots in Delhi for Street Photographers

Iconic Spots in Delhi for Street Photographers
Historic, messy and chaotic, Delhi is a lively concoction of India’s spirit, Photo Credit: Dmitry Rukhlenko / Shutterstock.com

Between the narrow lanes of Chandini Chowk, the mesmerising monuments, the lush gardens in central Delhi and the beautifully graffiti-ed walls of Lodhi Colony, Delhi is a treat to the eyes

Aroshi Handu
July 24 , 2020
11 Min Read

Street photography, as simple as it may sound is not easy when it actually comes to framing the perfect shot. But that’s the thing, there is no ‘perfect shot’ when it comes to this style of photography, for what is essential is your subject and how you make it interesting.

The myriad sounds, colours and movements is what make up a big city like Delhi. The city’s chaotic nature, coupled with its traffic, colourful streets and even more colourful language, presents a very interesting experience. Spend enough time here and it grows on you with each new part you discover. Navigating this huge city to look for the perfect photo-op can be a task, so here are some iconic places most loved by street photographers.

Chandni Chowk

 
 
 
View this post on Instagram

Throwback to the time when we could freely roam around clicking pictures. . Pata nahi kab hogi abh photowalks. . . . Follow: @treasure.lens . . . #streetphotography #street #streetsofindia #streetsofdelhi #streetphotographyindia #photography #photooftheday #photographer #photographylovers #photographers_of_india #photographers_hub_india #photographylife #throwback #nikon #nikonphotography #nikonindiaofficial #delhi #delhigram #sodelhi #lbbdelhi #nimitnigam #shwetamalhotra03 #sadak_chap #navinvatsa #chandinichowk #dillimerijaan #photographersofindia #photographersofinstagram #culturevation #aisadikhtahaiindia

A post shared by Mallika Sachdev (@treasure.lens) on Jul 12, 2020 at 12:20am PDT

A photographer’s delight, the oldest and the busiest market of the city is wild, authentic and an explosion of senses. This endless sea of market sells everything you can imagine, and more. Here’s a handy tip: wake up early and make your way to the market. This will ensure there aren’t too many people around and you can safely document the area well and get some interesting shots.

Connaught Place

 
 
 
View this post on Instagram

Get wet in rain and drenched in love. #streetphotography #streetphotographyindia #connaughtplace #connaught_place #delhiride #delhistreets #love #couple #rainlover #rainlove #indiatravel #reflection #reflectionstories #stories

A post shared by abhinav singh/ franklyposed (@abhinav152013) on Feb 7, 2019 at 10:10am PST

Although not as chaotic as Old Delhi, this area has a stream of shops, restaurants, hotels and bars lined up in an organised, geometrical pattern. Connaught Place offers a more urban and modern scene, busy with traffic and pedestrians. Central Park, a large circular green space filled with locals is a popular spot to hang out and photograph.

Hauz Khas Village

 
 
 
View this post on Instagram

HAUZ KHAS FORT▪Tell us the reason you love to visi hauz khas fort in the comments below 👇🏻👇🏻 . For Featuring your Image in @Dekhodelhi dm your clicks Follow for more @dekhodelhi @dekhodelhi @dekhodelhi #dekhodelhi #hauzkhasfort #delhi #delhite #delhidiaries #delhidaily #delhigram #delhiblogger #delhitravel #travelblogger #shantistupa #beautifuldestinations #flavorsofdelhi #creativeimagemagazine #delhiigers #photogodrise #inspiroindia #moodygrams #indiapictures #indiatravelgram #ig_worldclub #lonelyplanetindia #framedeuphoria #indianphotographyclub #incredibleindiaofficial #getgalvanised #storiesofindia #dpeginsta #indianphotography #photographers_of_india

A post shared by Dekho Delhi (@dekhodelhi) on Jun 29, 2020 at 1:58am PDT

This is one place in Delhi which has a curious collection of wildly different attractive spots. It has ancient forts, a beautiful lake, fashion boutiques, barrs, cafes and markets. The diverse range of aesthetics, especially that of vintage monuments contrasting with an urban lifestyle is what attracts both tourists and photographers from all over. The unusually open vibe is very welcoming and has resulted in this area turning into a funky, hipster marketplace.

Sunder Nursery

 
 
 
View this post on Instagram

Sunder Nursery park is an open space providing #delliwalas a source of engagement and inspiration. Share your #mysundernurserypark story and you might see it featured by the @sunder nursery-Delhi's heritage park. Email us @ info@sundernursery.org with your name, story (not more than 300 words), photo/video of the park (optional). Stay connected and stay safe. #myheritagepark #mysundernurseryheritagepark #sundernursery #aktc #park #nature #trees #photography #nature #heritage #biodiversity #summer #photooftheday #travel #india #incredibleindia #travelgram #design #beautiful #history #culture #architecture #centralparkofdelhi #selfieoftheday #delhibloggers #delhihai #humayunstomb #delhitourism

A post shared by Sunder Nursery Park (@sunder_nursery) on Jul 20, 2020 at 7:50am PDT

An underrated place, Sunder Nursery definitely lives up to its name. A carpet of different kinds of flowers stretches for as far as the eye can see. This huge 90-acre garden has a lot to offer with its mini-forest, walking trails, pretty ponds and vintage monuments. This is the perfect spot for a photoshoot of any kind.

Hazrat Nizamuddin

 
 
 
View this post on Instagram

☪ï¸Â

A post shared by Aroshi (@cinematicbird) on Nov 27, 2019 at 11:03pm PST

If you visit Delhi, you shouldn’t go back without coming to the Dargah at least once. Apart from its lively atmosphere and melodious Sufi nights, it is a hotspot of hustle and bustle and is full of life. The surrounding markets and monuments are a point of interest as well.

New Delhi Station

 
 
 
View this post on Instagram

Waiting for their traon to depart . . . . . #humanity_shots #worldcolours_people #natgeopeople #igtravel #seetheworld #hello_worldpics #showyourtravelpics #world_photography_page #world_photo #TakeMeToRemoteLands #street_vision#streetphotography_color#capturestreets #street_storytelling #streetphotographycolor #streetsgrammer #ig_streetpeople #streetphoto_greatshots #worldtravelbook #asian_travelers #worldnomads #getawaytravel #backpackerslife #narendramodi #exploringindia #indianstreetphotography #indiatravel #indiatravelgram #indiatrip #incredibleindia🇮🇳

A post shared by Phil Marion (@instaphilmarion) on Jun 13, 2020 at 8:11am PDT

The iconic railway station of New Delhi is its pride and glory, Being the fourth busiest station in India, it gets its fair share of commuters from all over the country and hence, is a kaleidoscope of movement and colour. The main Paharganj Bazaar which lies nearby and has a very hippie-backpacker vibe due to the influx of foreign tourists.


Related Articles

Past Reincarnated:...

Uttara Gangopadhyay August 05 , 2020

7 Fabulous Restaurants...

Nayanika Mukherjee April 11 , 2020

Current Weather

National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
Thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy. Warm.

28 C Today
Humidity: 94%
Wind: 7.41km/h

Fri


39 C

Sat


42 C

Sun


44 C

Here to there

Explore Directions(Routes) and more...
to Go

Our Other Editions

Outlook’ is India’s most vibrant weekly news magazine with critically and globally acclaimed print and digital editions. Now in its 23rd year...

Explore All
  • Check out our Magazine of the month
  • Offbeat destinations
  • In-depth storytelling
  • Stunning pictures
  • Subscribe