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

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Vani Munjal

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

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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

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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.

Lodhi gardens

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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.

Isa Khan’s Tomb

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One of the many preserved historic sites of Delhi, Isa Khan’s Tomb is one of the most important architectural and historical properties. A perfect place to get a glimpse of the beautiful surroundings that were once a small part of a sumptuous kingdom, marvel at the skill and artistry that constructed these elegant tombs.

Humayun’s tomb

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The opulent red sandstone of Humayun’s tomb is just one memorable monument that represents the rich history of the capital. Tailored gardens, distinct surroundings and an age-old landscape, make this place a unique spot for capturing the beauty of Delhi.

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

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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.

India Gate

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.

Chor Minar

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The ruins around the UNESCO World Heritage site of the 13th century stone tower Chor Minar are fascinating and impart a strong sentiment of belonging to the capital. This particular shot captures a part of the tall standing Qutub Minar, representing a glorious past.

Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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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.

Hauz Khas

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The Hauz Khas Complex includes a water tank and Deer Park lake, both stunning creations with arresting views. The village of Hauz Khas that surrounds the water tank has lots of hidden corners that are fascinating to explore and beautiful to capture with a lens.

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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Safdurjung tomb

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Safdurjung tomb, a sandstone and marble mausoleum in New Delhi, is a captivating stop in your tour of the capital. This black and white photo of the tomb is anything but dull. It enhances the beauty of an old era and highlights the details of the ornaments left behind to be looked after.

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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