15 Photos to Make You Fall in Love With India's Capital City, New Delhi

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26 January 2018

Delhi is a city where the past and present live side by side. With historical landmarks that take you back in time and the chaos that brings you right to the present, Delhi has a magical feel to it. But it’s not only the cultured lawns and pristine streets that make you fall in love with Delhi; it is also the raw beauty that dominates the city. Somewhere in the utter chaos of the capital and its streets lies untouched moments that will steal your heart.

Red Fort

Archaeological site
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Sunset and sunrise views in Delhi at any historic monument is a moment to capture. A vestige of a once-ruling empire, the Red Fort is a magnificent sight on its own, but mix a dusk or dawn into its scenic beauty and the picture will make you fall in love with the rich past of the capital and the present it portrays.

The Lotus (Bahai) Temple

The serenity of the Lotus Temple could make you feel like you’re in a very different city to the chaotic Delhi most people think of. The picturesque view could make you fall in love with Delhi all over again. The image of the blossoming lotus flower of the temple reminds us of the beauty of nature, and perhaps it also represents peace in the midst of the urban anarchy of the capital.

Lotus Temple, Lotus Temple Rd, Bahapur, Shambhu Dayal Bagh, Kalkaji, New Delhi, Delhi 110019, India

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Lodhi gardens

Spread over 90 acres, this green spread is a beautiful detour to explore in Delhi. The Lodhi gardens have various tombs spread over the property with stunning corners of lush green flora to explore. A piece of history, these gardens today are a common stop for courting couples and the elite in Delhi. The well-maintained parks offer stunning views and many photo opportunities.

Lodhi gardens, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, India

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Delhi markets

If beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, they can capture it in abundance in the chaotic bazaars and markets of Delhi. These disorganized surroundings and shopping stalls that cover part of the roads, display a wide selection of art. Where else would you see such a collection of artefacts, unless behind a glass screen in a museum?

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Jama Masjid

A regular sight and commotion of the city’s feathered friends at Jama Masjid in Delhi, the sight of pigeons flying in front of the elegant building is a picture-perfect view. Although it is a famous sight, and you can find numerous photos from photographers who have captured it before you, nothing compares to witnessing it in the flesh.

Jama Masjid, Meena Bazaar, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, Delhi 110006, India

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India Gate

Memorial
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Tourists gather near India Gate in Delhi at sunset
India Gate is a memorial to the Indian soldiers who died during World War I | © Roop Dey / Alamy Stock Photo
A well-known stop in Delhi for tourists, India Gate, the memorial to the Indian soldiers who fought in the First World War, gives people an amazing opportunity to capture the beauty of the city. A sunset or a night view at India Gate presents fascinating photos that would make you fall in love with the capital.

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

Looking at the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Sikh temple from any angle, and you’ll find a serene, elegant scene. Gaze upon the temple and remember why it was built; to commemorate the art of selfless giving and the purity of devotion. Focus on the temple and you will see how, even in a bustling city, there can still be moments of stillness and the calm.

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Ashoka Road, Hanuman Road Area, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001, India

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Roadside tombs

The unkept treasure troves of Delhi – discover the various tombs and historical gems that have conveniently merged into the paths cut out in the capital. They are not taken care of by the authorities, but are stunning as still-standing monuments of times past. This is a shot of one such hidden gem of the capital.

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Hauz Khas Village

Another morning photo of Hauz Khas Village, a collection historic gems with an arresting view. This photo shows the raw beauty of an unpolished monument forgotten by time, but not nature. The colours and morning light displays the tranquillity of this small place in the capital.

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Moving beyond history to life that is present in every corner of the capital, this photo shows one of the many festivals that grace the streets of Delhi. What could make you fall in love with a capital more than the people that make it what it is? This particular shot combines the festivities with a glimpse into the elaborate performance of the legends and culture. A photo of a story named Delhi!

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