Five less explored photowalk venues

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Now that most photography and visual arts societies across DU have recruited new members in their team, the time has come to start exploring Delhi. However, the list of known photowalk venues is quite short; it starts from Humayun’s Tomb, ends somewhere at Chandni Chowk or Red Fort. It’s time for some change! Here are some offbeat photowalk venues in Delhi you should definitely try:

1.   Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal, Central Ridge.

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Built as a hunting lodge for Firoz Shah Tughlaq in the 14th century and known for being one of the top spooky destinations in Delhi, Bhuli Bhatiyari Ka Mahal is an abandoned fortress located inside the central ridge. A perfect location to capture desolate ruins, you can appreciate the beauty of Delhi’s Central Ridge. The place is not much cleaned, though entry is free and unrestricted!

Nearest metro station: Jhandewalan (Blue Line)

2.   Tomb of Sultan Ghari, Vasant Kunj.

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Tomb of Sultan Ghari is the first Islamic tomb in India, built in 1231 AD by the son of Iltumish, it imparts the look of a fortress in aesthetic Persian and Oriental architecture. If you’ve already visited the Qutub Complex and looking to capture something similar, visit this place! Getting here will be a little hassle if you don’t have your own vehicle.

Nearest metro station: Chhatarpur (Yellow Line)

3.   Okhla Bird Sanctuary

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Located on the banks of Yamuna, between the neighbourhood of Okhla and Noida on the otherside, Okhla Bird Sanctuary is a must visit if you are a nature lover. You’d be able to catch sight of thousands of resident and migratory birds.

Nearest metro station: Botanical Garden (Blue Line)

 4.   Nizamuddin








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Though one of the most popular photowalk destinations, the Humayun’s Tomb is located right in the middle of Nizamuddin area, there are various other tombs, mosques and mausoleums one can visit here. Amir Khusro’s tomb and Nizamuddin Dargah are the top destinations. The colourful and crowded bazaars and flea markets outside are another reason why you should visit Nizamuddin.

Nearest metro station: JLN Stadium and Jangpura (Violet Line)

5.   Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary

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Though not technically in Delhi, Asola Bhatti offers you views of pristine lakes and ponds and serene Aravali forests. It quite possibly is the best nature walk you can go on anywhere near Delhi. Though just like any other nature trail, expect a lot more distance to walk and lesser human subjects to capture.

Nearest metro station: Badarpur (Violet Line) though distance may be greatly reduced after Violet line is extended beyond Badarpur.

A reader, a learner, a falooda enthusiast, the weirdest kid of the lot. Kartikeya is a Business Studies student from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies. You can reach him at [email protected].

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