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A must for Photography lovers

What is it that comes to your mind when you hear about ‘art’ or ‘creativity’? Poetry, singing, dancing, painting, writing, all these art forms are quite catchy and people can easily connect or understand that it’s art. But photography is something that is difficult for people to grab as an art form. Mostly, it’s the traditional usage of creativity that people adhere to. Photography is considered more a general process, that it’s just clicking photos. “Everyone does that, so what?” But it’s more than that.

Although it’s already emerged as a big thing, still it needs recognition of a higher kind. It still needs to evolve and be at the top with great names like Whitman or Picasso. Photography is the future of all the existing art forms today. It’s the poetry expressed through visuals. The one who is clicking needs to be as composed and calm as some enlightened yogi. His hands, eyes, breath, everything needs to be completely relaxed.

Most importantly, the kind of place that one chooses to be at completely transforms the outlook of the picture clicked. What are you looking for? Where can one find a particular species of birds, animals, or other natural scenes? Location in photography is as important as the skill to click a beautiful picture. This article tells you about a few locations that can help a great deal to have a general idea regarding the kind of click you’re looking for, and the species of animals and birds available here.

Let’s have a look.

Locations in India for photography

Kaziranga, Assam

Kaziranga National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site.

It’s known for its nature and tiger reserves.

Also, it has a wide variety of flora and fauna. It has various kinds of grasslands, elephant grass, tall trees of evergreen forests.

It’s home to the world’s largest population of one-horned rhinoceros, tigers, wild water buffalos, Barasinghas, and many more exotic animals and words.

You can find various water bodies inside the park as well.

Some other species of animals found here include hog, deer, swamp deer, wild buffalo, elephants.

Varanasi

Varanasi is considered to be the oldest city in the world. And also considered to be the spiritual capital of India. No other words in the culture of this land resound more than the Ghats of Kashi.

It’s situated on the banks of Ganga. It gives a panoramic view.

The Ghats, the streets, sunrise, sunset, boat rides. It’s all soothing, spiritual, and wonder for photographers at the same time. Many documentary makers have received accolades for showcasing the Ghats of Kashi and Sadhus living here.

If you want to capture some photos of the birds, you can watch them as they fly past across the Darbhanga palace.

And Ganga Aarti, which takes place around 7 pm is just breathtaking. The vibe, energy, and the entire atmosphere created around it just explodes something inside you. And it’s a heaven for photographers. And the real essence lies in the simplicity of the place. I guess the same applies to photography as well. It doesn’t have to be exotic, just simple, raw, and pure.

Maharashtra

Jayakwadi Bird Sanctuary

It’s in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. This sanctuary has beautiful vegetation and trees, as it’s in the reservoir of Nath Sagar formed by Godavari river.

It’s home to more than 200 species of the world including cranes, shovellers, godwits, and ducks.

Tadoba Andhari Tiger reserve

It’s the largest national park in Maharashtra. And it’s located in Chandrapur district.

As the name suggests, it’s known for its tiger population. But various species of birds like Indian pitta, paradise flycatcher, can also be found here.

Ajanta and Ellora caves

Ajanta and Ellora caves attract tourists from all around the world. It’s a very popular destination for photography lovers.

And there’s a huge mystery associated with the caves as well. It’s a headache for the science to explain as to how such huge rocks can be lifted and fixed in such a way so many years ago when no such equipment for carrying or lifting was available. And no nearby mountain is found either, from where it could have been carved. So, it must’ve been lifted from someplace else.

The carvings and sculpting here will be a treat for your camera.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

What else do you need when you have crystal clear beaches and amazing sunset views right in front of your eyes? Andaman and Nicobar Islands provide such an exquisite set up for the photographers.

Some other places you can visit nearby are anthropological museum and limestone cave.

Kala Patthar beach and Neil Islands are pretty popular there as well.

The most important and the best deal for photographers here are the corals. You can enjoy blue coals dive and have some underwater shooting as well.

Madurai

It’s a small town in Tamil Nadu but it’s full of forts, temples, and other architectural wonders. Domes, temples, pillars, you’ll find some awesome creations of architecture here.

If you like that kind of setup, you can find the streets of Madurai with all the hustle and bustle of taxis and people.

Meenakshi Amman temple and some other cultural facets of Madurai won’t let your camera fade away easily.

Kerala

Kerala is known for its hill stations and Munnar is one town and a hill station that will provide you with the best scenic views for your camera.

It has various mountains, beaches, boat races, elephants, black waters. It’s a complete paradise for photography seekers.

Ranthambore National Park

It’s located in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan and it’s surrounded by some other sanctuaries like Man Singh sanctuary and Kaila Devi sanctuary. It’s the biggest national park in Northern India.

Trees, animals, wildlife safaris, you can find such a variety here.

Leopards, Jungle cats, sloth, bear, jackal, crocodile, striped hyena, python, various kinds of animals are found here.

Varieties of trees like Imli, Babul, Banyan, Dhak, Chila, Dhok, Khair can be seen.

Various species of deer birds can also be seen here. These are some of the places where you can find the best species of animals, birds, or natural scenery. If you’re a photographer or even an avid explorer of wildlife, you must have a go at them.


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