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.
- Elliott Erwitt
Below are few places where you cannot afford to forget taking your favorite camera
1. Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh
The scattered villages in this serrated moonscape arrive like mirages, clusters of whitewashed mud-brick homes huddled amid green barley fields below monasteries perched on crags a thousand feet above. The turquoise-grey ribbon of the Spiti River is your near-constant companion, running along a fairly broad valley before turning south at Sumdo into the precipitous gorges of the Hangrang Valley. Tucked away in the far reaches of Himachal Pradesh, the beautiful Spiti Valley is a desert mountain that gives a moonscape view of the Earth. Spiti valley is a research and cultural centre for Buddhists. Highlights include Ki Monastery and Tabo Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in the world and a favourite of the Dalai Lama.Take a trip here and you’ll definitely come back with incredible pictures and a hint of the fascinating Tibetan culture.
2. Dawki, Meghalaya
Meghalaya, the pride of India’s North-East is must visit for its pristine landscapes. The mountain state is filled with loads of scenic places but the border town of Dawki will give you pictures like no other. On approaching Dawki is the Umngot river, the venue of the annual boat race held during March - April at Umsyiem. The Umngot river is the natural boundary between Ri Pnar or Jaintia Hills with Hima Khyrim of Khasi hills over which is a single span suspension bridge was constructed. This is the gateway to Bangladesh where major export and import transactions take place.
3. Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand
Valley of Flowers National Park is an Indian national park, located in West Himalaya, in the state of Uttarakhand and is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. This richly diverse area is also home to rare and endangered animals, including the Asiatic black bear, snow leopard, musk deer, brown bear, red fox, and blue sheep. Birds found in the park include Himalayan monal pheasant and other high altitude birds.The juxtaposition of the snow-capped mountains with the vividly bright colors of the flowers is a sight that can only be best described through a nice panoramic photograph.
Credits: ScoopWhoop, Lonely Planet