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Most beautiful Heritage sites in India for Photography


There are numerous locations and spots in this world that stand for the particular state or country it is situated in.

Where photography is an art to capture the essence of the beauty around this world, photographers can find beauty in every little detail around them.

One among the other popular choices of photography locations or spots is Heritage sites. Yeah, you heard that right. Heritage sites all around the world are one great subject to capture within the frames.

We have innumerable heritage sites in this world that mark the culture and tradition of the particular place they are situated at. Now, talking about India, India is a country of unity in diversity.

Many places in India are declared heritage sites. And capturing them through the cameras lends us some very beautiful views of those sites. So, let us explore some of the most beautiful heritage sites of India for photography.

What are Heritage sites?

Before going further with the list of heritage sites of India that compels us to photograph them, let us know what a heritage site means.

A historic fort, tomb, monument, any building or structure, or any other site where remains of culture, tradition, politics, or any social piece are preserved due to their historical importance is known as the Heritage sites.

These historical or heritage sites are usually protected by the government and governmental laws for safe future preservation and avoiding any damage to the property. These places are worth taking their pictures of. Because each piece of detail from those sites in the image tells a different story and delivers an enhancing beauty out of it.

Some of the most beautiful Heritage sites in India for versatile Photography

India has covered a mine of beauty in between the historical pieces and their heritage sites. Capturing them as perfect as the full moon, is another level of satisfaction for photographers.

Let’s explore them.

1. The Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal India
Photo by Jovyn Chamb

Toping the list, this symbol of love is undoubtedly the most beautiful Heritage site in India out of all the others. This is also one of the seven wonders of the world. It was built by emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal in her memory.

The style on the white marble walls marks Mughal architecture. This mixture of Persian, Islamic, and Indian culture offers you some of the most beautiful golden moments to capture immediately before the subset and after the sunrise.

2. Hampi

brown concrete building during daytime
Photo by Pavan Kumaar

The flamboyant Hampi town on the banks of river Tungabhadra in Karnataka displays the ruins of the then capital of the Vijayanagara empire, Vijayanagara. The Dravidian temples and ruins of palaces give a perfect heritage outlook to capture at different times of the day.

3. Ajanta Caves

brown wooden houses near waterfalls during daytime
Photo by Thanish Ahmed

These Buddhist caves built-in the two phases of the Gupta period of empire stand for the cultural heritage of India. Photographers can find several spots here to frame in. The background of the caves decorated with paintings and sculptures provides you with priceless picture-perfect views.

4. Ellora Caves

Photo by Olympus

The caves, also known as the Ellora complex displays religious arts of Buddhism, Jainism, and Hinduism. The 34 monasteries and temples sculpted on the rock walls offers some of the elegant heritage display for photography.

5. Champaner-Pavagadh Archaeological Park

white concrete building under blue sky during daytime
Photo by Parth Kateliya

This archaeological site is declared a world heritage site by UNESCO. The park is located around the lost kingdom of Champaner of Gujrat. It has all agricultural structures, mosques, temples, entrance arches, etc that offer beautiful spots for photography.


It is not limited to the above 5 heritage sites. India has a much more beautiful heritage site to display the culture and heritage of India.


Writer CreditSohana Khan
Digital Showcase of Lens Rider is founded by Nishant Pandey. It is essentially a magazine to guide photographers. Here we put out new blogs everyday having tips and tricks of photography and information about different areas of photography that one can explore.


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