Don’t go chasing off sunsets behind Qutub Minar. Rather take the unconventional route of the offbeat places in Delhi that deserves to feature on your Instagram wall. Here are my top Instagram-worthy way-out locations guaranteed to dazzle your followers with stunning shots.
Where: GT Road, New Delhi. How to Reach: Ride metro to the Vidhan Sabha station or hail a cab.
Tagged as ‘The little Tibet’, this small settlement of refugees from Tibet posts as a spectacular backdrop of cafes, temples, bookshops and restaurants for your snap hunt. The vibrant display of colors portraying Tibetan culture will earn you thousand likes.
Where: Hailey Road, Near Diwanchand Imaging Centre, KG Road, New Delhi. How to Reach: Ride metro to Janpath or Barakhamba road station then get an auto.
One of the hidden architectural splendors nestled in the heart of Delhi, this place has an old-fashioned charm you can’t wait to capture on camera. A heritage stepwell, Agrasen ki Baoli is steeped in stories and photography potential.
Where: Qasim Jan Street, Baradari, Shahjahanabad, Ballimaran, New Delhi. How to Reach: Take the metro to Chawri Bazar station or hail a cab.
Located in Chandini Chowk, this rundown haveli once belonged to the world-renowned Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib. Today, this place is maintained by the government and has an in-house museum too. Be inspired by some of Ghalib’s most beautiful works while posting stories.
Where: Chandini Chowk, Old Delhi. How to Reach: Take metro to Chawri Bazaar station then walk to Jama Masjid police station.
An enchanting old haveli turned boutique stay, Haveli Dharampura is a must visit place to capture the essence of Old Delhi in breath-taking pictures. Treat your Instagram followers to this magnificent romantic heritage haveli with dusty pink interiors.
Where: Chandini Chowk, Old Delhi. How to Reach: Ride metro to Chandini Chowk or Chawari Bazaar station then hop on a rickshaw.
If you are willing to go to any lengths to feed your Instagram with mesmerizing shots of Delhi then Khari Baoli should be your next destination. This is Asia’s largest wholesale spice market and has hundreds of shops displaying vivid hued spices in a dynamic array. Climb one of the rooftops for a bird’s eye view of the market. Pick up a bundle of fresh marigold flowers from here while you’re at it for your next Instagram adventure.
Every person with wanderlust has Delhi on their list and for the right reason. This culturally diverse city is known for it’s ancient heritage, colorful noise and rich background. Plan your visit soon, for this city has a lot to offer.