"To me, photography is an art of observation. It's about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them." - said Elliott Erwitt. A professional or a budding photographer, or someone who is simply a camera addict and likes to take photographs as a hobby or for pleasure, what does he pine for? To get out of the monotonous work routine and head to the most beautiful and serene places and capture their majesty through his lenses. Bangalore is renowned for a blend of the city life and its stunning surroundings in the suburbs. The pleasant weather throughout the year is also the icing on the cake. If you are someone who seeks comfort while traveling then book a Business Class flight, fly to Bangalore, head to the following places and get enchanted by the beauty of these scenic places. So here is the list of five photographic places near The Silicon Valley of India.
Located in the southwest part of Karnataka. Coorg is a paradise for aesthetes and weekenders. Driving in the midst of round and green paddy fields surrounded by the magnificent hills is a joyous experience for a photographer. Spots like Abbey falls located amidst the verdant landscape and The Namdroling Monastery are just amazing. The Namdroling Monastery is the largest teaching place Nyingma ancestry of Tibetan Buddhism in the world. All the paintings in the monastery are gold plated.
At a little distance away from the city of Bangalore is where this small town of potters is located. Many years ago, potters came to this place for living. To put it in nutshell, this place has a decade's old history of loam, pots, and artistry. This small place has been the center of so many beautiful masterpieces and statues crafted out of clay ever since this place has been chartered out to the potters for 30 years. Visit this place at any given day during the daytime, you can photograph potters being fully lost in carving out such splendid masterpieces. Festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi is the perfect time to visit this small town to find some beautiful carved out sculptures related to the festival.
India's own Niagara Falls, Hogekannal falls is situated 180kms away from Bangalore. It is renowned for medicinal baths and boat rides. It attracts both national and international tourists all through the year. Hogekannal falls is the nature at its best, the best time to visit this place and capture some amazing photographs right after the monsoons
Siddarabetta is situated 107 km away from the heart of Bangalore in Madhugiri. Madhugiri is the second largest monolith in Asia. The lush green covers, an extraordinary flora, and beautiful climate make it a perfect photo-shoot spot. To visit this place is a delight for nature lovers and tree huggers. If you are into nature photography then this place is a go-to spot. The best time to visit this place is in the morning a foggy background in the morning contributes to some amazing pictures production. Also, this place is ideal to get the pre-wedding photo shoot done and carved them into your memory forever.
If you think you have had enough of nature's photography and seek something different then how about turning to clicking some ancient and medieval pictures? Hassan is a beautiful small city located at about 185 km away from Bangalore. This city is filled with rich history and the ancient ruins that form the part of an amazing history that this city is associated with. The ruined structures with wonderful backgrounds are perfects spots for taking some exquisite pictures. This place houses temples that purely symbolises the artistry at its best with temples being built out of the back stones cut out of mountains. Shooting the pictures in black and white mode and some the help of editing, you could produce breathtaking pictures that would look liken taken in an olden era.
So what are you waiting for? If you are on a budget but can't compromise on comfort as well then book a cheap business class flight ticket to India and fill your picture collection with some breathtaking taking pictures of the above-mentioned places.
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