When you travel to India, you’ll find that the country boasts magnificent mountain ranges, pristine beaches, sweeping tea plantations, and architectural gems. You’ll soon discover that touring of India will ooze magic and wonder.
A tour of India offers travellers an incredible experience – offering extraordinary photo opportunities that are perfect for your Instagram feed that will have your followers raging with envy.
Here are a few of our favourite locations to visit – from the ever-popular Taj Mahal to the Ganges River in Varanasi, and so much more.
India does not shy away from showing off its beauty – here you will find that the combination of natural serenity and day-to-day life will have you wanting to go back as soon as you leave.
TAJ MAHAL, AGRA
Just by Google alone, you will find that the Taj Mahal is one of the most sought-after Instagram spots in India. Oh, and did we mention that it is also a seventh wonder of the world and considered the Crown Jewel of India.
Okay, so, we are not going to spend another 200 words describing how Instagram-worthy the Taj Mahal is, because we all know that pictures just do not do it justice.
Be sure to go early – around 6:30 am – to beat the crowd if you are Instagram-driven. A bonus by going this early gives you enough time to walk at your leisure.
Touring India with a local guide would be easier to ensure a great photography experience.
CITY PALACE, JAIPUR
The City Palace in Jaipur is one of the most popular tourist destinations, especially for first-timers in Jaipur.
The City Palace, located in the centre of the city, is an impressive fusion of Rajasthani and Mughal architecture – here you will find that the layout of the main complex includes a temple, a royal guest house, the royal courtrooms, and the residential complex. There are three different gates to enter the City Palace – the first is right opposite to the astronomy complex – Jantar Mantar. The second is the gate in Jaleb Chowk which is closer to the Hawa Mahal and is called the Udai Pol. And the last one is a set of three gates called Tripolia which is reserved for the royal family.
Known as the Blue City, Jodhpur, is famous for having the entire town painted blue and can sometimes be mistaken for Chefchaouen in Morocco at first sight.
Situated on the edge of the Thar Desert and named for the overwhelming amount of bright and sunny days it experiences, Jodhpur is also called the “Sun City.”
Jodhpur is home to famed forts, palaces, mausoleums, gardens, lakes, and towers – making it a hotspot for tourists. It is also renowned for its textile industry, exquisite furniture shops, delectable cuisine, and bustling bazaars, among many other attractions.
NAHARGARH FORT, JAIPUR
Known as the “pink city,” Jaipur shows its best side when you are up at Nahargarh Fort – located on a rising ridge that provides a commanding view. The extended, mile-long wall generously offers plenty of space for taking all those Instagrammable shots.
In addition to the brilliant architecture built for defence purposes, the breathtaking mountain ranges are another showstopper.
GANGES RIVER, VARANASI
The Ganges River is considered a divine goddess by Hindus, who connect it to their heart and soul. A visit here grants not only stunning Instagram shots but also mixed feelings for the sights that you might never forget.
While here, you will soon note that each of the Ghats (steps that lead to the river) bears a story of devoted prayer, or a bather, or a boatman that has been paddling along the river for his whole life – a story with a real meaning that will leave you with a lasting effect.
A traveller once described their experience in the Ganges as, “Nothing in the reading I had done prepared me for the real thing.” We suggest simply experiencing it for yourself – and not only for Instagram!
RANTHAMBORE NATIONAL PARK
Situated close to the town of Sawai Madhopur in Rajasthan, you will find the iconic Ranthambore National Park which is famously known for its tigers.
Visitors come to Ranthambore primarily for the chance to see tigers in their natural environment, however, it is not always guaranteed that you will spot one on your visit. While at the park, you will find that it’s divided into ten different wildlife zones and visitors can only enter these zones on a guided safari tour.
There is so much diversity at this park – other animals you may see include leopards, sloth bears, langur monkeys, sambar deer, hyenas, and much more. And those are just the mammals. There are also countless species of reptiles, birds, and insects, ranging from massive river crocodiles to delicate butterflies.
You will soon discover that at Ranthambore National Park that there is a photo opportunity at every corner, and this is great news for Instagram content!