India is filled with stunning locations everyone should visit at least once in their life. The one-of-a-kind country spans a huge area of nearly 3.3 million kilometres and is home to nearly 1.4 billion people, showing its epic size. Its landscape features the world’s tallest mountains, huge sprawling cities and a striking coastline filled glorious beaches.
We’ve put together a list of the 12 most photogenic locations in India to add to your travel bucket list.
Taj Mahal – Agra
Starting off, we have one of the world’s and India’s most famous structures, the striking Taj Mahal. The stunning ivory monument dates back to the 1600s, built as a testament of love by a Mughal Emperor following the death of his wife.
This distinguished location has millions of visitors every year. It’s a prime place for capturing an Instagram worthy photograph. The Taj Mahal is a stunning spot that deserves the hype it receives.
New Delhi – Delhi
New Delhi is India’s capital city, filled with life and beauty. The chaotic streets are overflowing with culture and colour as well as sites you’ll have to see to believe.
New Delhi is home to stunning wonders like the Red Fort, Indian Gate, the Sacred Heart Cathedral and much more. These jaw-dropping sites make for some beautiful photographs.
Kaziranga National Park – Assam
The Kaziranga Nation Park is a World Heritage Site that spans a huge 430 kilometres. It’s home to some of the world’s most unique wildlife including the majestic one-horned rhinoceros and a huge tiger reserve.
The national park is a wildlife photographer’s dream. A huge number of animals can be found in this vast nature reserve.
Goa is a coastal state to the west of India. It’s famous for its untouched golden beaches, World Heritage Sites and nightlife which attracts youths from all over the world.
As well as capturing the beautiful beaches with your camera, the nightlife is well worth taking in with evening markets and clubs.
Jaipur – Rajasthan
The city of Jaipur, known as the Pink City, is the capital city of India’s state of Rajasthan. The city is filled with colourful pink buildings of old and new, and the streets are home to camels, rickshaws and motorbikes.
Iconic locations include the City Palace, the residence of the former royal family and the Amber Fort.
Darjeeling – West Bengal
Darjeeling is a town in the lower Himalayas known for its rolling tea fields and historic train line. The town is 2050 meters above sea level creating stunning views all around.
With the combination of nature and the iconic industrial railway, there’s plenty to see. There’s also a huge mix of cultures with Indian, Tibetan, Nepalese and Gorkha residents.
Aurangabad – Maharashtra
The ancient city of Aurangabad is filled with iconic monuments from its wealth of cultures. The region is filled with history from Buddhist to Hindu to Jainism faiths.
The region’s highlight is the caves of Ajanta and Ellora, World Heritage Sites carved by Buddhist monks. There’s a total of 63 caves across the two locations with the earliest dating back to the 2nd century.
The Andaman Islands – Bay of Bengal
The Anadam Islands are a group of islands that fall under the governess of India. The archipelago is filled with luscious green forest and wildlife. The sea is home to pristine reefs and stunning tropical fish. Between the two, bright white beaches can be found, creating a beautiful paradise.
Tawang – Arunachal Pradesh
The mountain town of Tawang falls between China and India, 3,048 metres above sea level. The snow-covered mountains feature a huge number of monasteries, heavily entwined with the Dalai Lama being the birthplace of the sixth iteration.
The stunning scenery, along with the historical and cultural significance, makes Tawang the perfect tourist spot.
Patan – Gujarat
Patan is the capital of the state of Gujarat, a striking city packed with exquisitely engraved fortresses. These eye-catching buildings are covered with intricate sculptures making them a must see.
As well as architecture, Patan is home to some of the world’s finest textiles. Wander the streets to see the colourful textiles being woven by hand.
The Rann of Kutch – Gujarat
The Rann Kutch as a breathtaking salt mine that spans a large section of the Gujarat state as well as Sindh in Pakistan. The huge flat expanse of white salt is submerged under water for four months a year.
The annual Rann Utsav festival brings in a huge number of tourists to watch musicians and artists.
Udaipur – Rajasthan
Aptly named the “City of Lakes”, Udaipur is a gorgeous city on Lake Pichola dubbed India’s most romantic location. The waterside city is filled with beautiful architecture. The pinnacle site is the Lake Palace, a luxury resort found in the centre of the lake.
David Atkinson is a content creator at Azutura, a leading manufacturer of premium wall murals. David is a travel enthusiast who loves to be out on the open road. Azutura has a range of city wall murals available for worldwide delivery.