Interested in India? What You Need To Know Before You Go


If you’re keen on photography, chances are you’re always looking for opportunities to get snap happy. Lots of professional photographers travel the globe. They want to find interesting landscapes and people to capture. There is nothing stopping you from following in their footsteps.

If you’re about to book your next vacation, why not book a place with plenty of beautiful things to photograph? You might even pick somewhere like India. So what do you need to know before you go?

When you’re listing the shots you would like to take, why not start with the architecture? The Taj Mahal is one of the first to go on your list. This iconic mausoleum is historically fascinating, but also incredibly beautiful. From a distance, it glistens in the sunlight and stands gracefully in the landscape. Up close, you’ll marvel at the fine detail in the marble that makes this place so decorative.

Landscape photography is a passion for many of us. And India certainly has plenty of different landscapes for you to capture. There are few places in the world that are quite so varied and dramatic. The Himalayas are majestic and rugged at the same time. If you’re physically fit enough, why not book a climb or a trek that will take you to some of the very best vantage points for your photography. If you’re not up for carrying lots of equipment, you can still capture some wonderful shots from your mobile devices.

Getting where you want to go in India can be an adventure in itself. The trains and buses are pretty interesting! You’ll meet and travel with people from all walks of life. The cities, in particular, can be a fascinating mix of rich and poor buildings and people. You won’t find better places on earth to capture such interesting and varied portraits. You might see people working hard alongside those relaxing at leisure. It can be quite peculiar for some of us to see.

*Sunset in India - Photo from Pixabay

Are you thinking of traveling to India soon? You should check out the Government websites for up-to-the-minute travel advice. Chances are they will recommend certain immunizations. You may need to prepare for these several weeks in advance. As with most foreign countries, you will have some entry papers and requirements to fulfill. You can find out more at websites like the India travel forum. Make sure you check with your travel provider that you can do these.

India is also home to some of the most beautiful temples in the world. Capturing the essence of these as a photographer is something that may not come easily to you. Some of the most noted temples are situated in cave systems. Others are magnificent stone buildings. Each region has its own much-revered center. It could become a documentary project for you.

India can be a dream for a passionate photographer. English is widely spoken, so it is easier to find out more about your subjects from the people that live there. Whatever it is you want to capture, India will probably be able to provide it.

*This post is contributed by Ellie Jo for Blissful Snapshots. 

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