Best Photography Locations in Kolkata

In this city of joy there are many photography location  which can lead photography from beginner to Pro.

The best photography location in kolkata are listed below

1. Rabindra Sarobar Lake

Rabindra Sarobar or Dhakuria Lake (old name) is a renowned lake in south kolkata. You will find different types of flora and fauna over here. Different macro lives will attract your attention.

Praying Mantis
Praying Mantis

So many beautiful  birds are spotted here.  Kingfisher, Cuckoo, Barbet, Drongo any many more are easily found over here.

Blue throated Barbet
Blue throated Barbet
Indian Cuckoo
Indian Cuckoo

 

This place is very famous for Migratory bird watching also. Every year different types of migratory birds come and spend the winter in this lake.

Migratory birds
Rabindra Sarobar Lake
Rabindra Sarobar Lake

This place is ideal for Landscape photography also. From different angle and position of the lake you can get stunning landscape photograph. Sometimes Sunshine and the lake together create an overwhelming landscape.

Landscape of Rabindra Sarobar Lake

2. Howrah Bridge and Mullick Ghat Flower Market

Howrah bridge connects Howrah and Kolkata across Hooghly river. It was established in the year 1943. It’s also called Rabindra Setu after the great poet Rabindranath Tagore. The specialty of this bridge is that there is no pillar in the middle of the bridge.

Howrah
Howrah

Howrah bridge in a early morning.

Mullick ghat flower market is the biggest flower market in Kolkata. This is a whole sale market in kolkata. You will find different types of flower here. From Rose to Marigold every flower is available here.

Rose Seller
Rose Seller

Selling rose with a happy mood.

Flower Seller
Flower Seller

 

3. Prinsep Ghat

Prinsep Ghat is one of the oldest recreational spot in Kolkata. It resides in the bank of Hooghly river. It was built in the year 1841. This place is very famous for pre-weeding photography and landscape photography. The 2nd Hooghly Bridge adds an extra topping to its beauty.

Princep Ghat with Second hoogly Bridge
Princep Ghat with Second hoogly Bridge

Hooghly River, Boats and second Hooghly bridge create an extraordinary landscape photograph which you will  remember for a decade.

Second Hoogly bridge
Second Hoogly bridge

Second Hooghly Bridge and the Holy river.

Princep ghat
Princep ghat

Beautification of Prinsep Ghat.

4. Botanical Garden

Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanical Garden is one of the most famous Gardens in Kolkata where you can find a number of plants and animal species.. Different types of flora and fauna are located here.  It’s a ideal place for photography.  You can spend your valuable time to create some photographic memory.

Water Lilies
Water Lilies

Different types of butterfly moves to and fro with their colorful wings.  You can easily find Plain tiger, Strip Tiger, Jezebel, Red Admiral etc over here.

Plain Tiger
Plain Tiger

You can try macro photography over here. The most important and lips stretching news is that these butterfly are very friendly. They will give you enough time to take pictures from very close.  They are absolutely fearless.

Butterfly Macro
Butterfly Macro

You can try different White balance in this place.  Some pictures will be very unique with uncommon WB.

Botanical Garden 2
Botanical Garden

Silence is the beauty of this garden.  If you come early in the morning, you can feel the fresh air and enjoy the biodiversity.

Botanical Garden 1
Botanical Garden

The great banyan tree will make your jaw drop. The tree is years old and one cannot find its main root.

Great Banyan Tree
Great Banyan Tree

5. Central Park

Central Park, also known as Banabitan, is situated in Salt Lake, Kolkata. It has a large water body which attracts migratory birds every year during winter.

Central Park
Central Park

Lesser whistling duck, common moorhen, egrets, cormorants, Yellow footed green pigeon and other birds make this place heaven for the birding photography.

Magpie Robin Male
Magpie Robin Male

As this central park is very popular for morning jogging and lovers point You can go very close to a egret as they are familiar with human.

Egret
Egret

In the early morning you can also find the Green pigeons on the trees which will be very closer to you.

Yellow footed green pigeon
Yellow footed green pigeon

This park also has a butterfly garden where you can find different butterfly species. It’s really a very attractive place for butterfly lovers. From egg to larvae to butterfly the whole cycle can be seen here. Different eggs and the larva can be the macro object over here.

Caterpillar
Caterpillar

Macro is also  very attractive subject in this place beside birding.  From spider to Mantis this place is full of wonders.

Lynx Spider
Lynx Spider
Mashroom
Mashroom

6. Alipore Zoo

The Alipore Zoological Garden or in short Alipore Zoo is the India’s Oldest Zoo located in Alipore which is one of the big tourist attraction in Kolkata.

This zoo in very rich in collection of different Mammal, Reptile, Birds , Primates etc.

Tortoise
Tortoise
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
Royal Bengal Tiger
Royal Bengal Tiger
Painted Stork
Painted Stork
Leopard
Leopard
Hornbill
Hornbill

7. Newtown Wetland

One of the best place in kolkata for nature lovers is Newtown wetland. It is situated opposite of Eco park or behind the Mother’s Wax Museum. The best entry point to reach the place is Pechar more(Owl crossing) or the road which is going towards Eco urban village. Different types of seasonal birds, migratory birds, Macro, butterflies are there. Early morning is the best time for Birding photography.

In early morning when sunlight penetrates leave it loos like that you are watching  X-ray of a leave.

Sunlight on leaves
Sunlight on leaves

Different types of butterflies will attract your attention to them.

Butterfly
Butterfly

 

Different types of Birds will really make you happy.

Open billed Stork Flying
Open billed Stork Flying
Red vented Bulbul
Red vented Bulbul
Pheasant tailed Jacana
Pheasant tailed Jacana

8. Eco Park Newtown

One of the finest place for pre-weeding photography is Eco park which is located in Newtown.  This park has a large water body in the center which creates a beautiful landscape. Portraits landscape birding macro all kind of genre you will find here.

Eco Park
Eco Park

Sunset from Eco park creates a stunning landscape. There are so many objects in this park which can creates a memorable day.

Sunflower is looking at the setting sun
Sunflower is looking at the setting sun

You can confine the sun inside a street lamp in a bright sunny day. Framing can be created with the help of the surroundings.

Sun inside a Lamp
Sun inside a Lamp

 

9. Maidan

Maidan is one of the place in kolkata where you can find Excellent landscape, Street and Portrait photography.  As it has a vast open space, portrait photograph creates a very nice shallow depth of field.

Maidan with Horse
Maidan with Horse

Street photography in maidan is one of the famous genre.

Street in Maidan
Street in Maidan
Tram in Maidan
Tram in Maidan

10. Victoria Memorial

One of the famous tourist spot in kolkata is Victoria Memorial. It is a marble building which was build between 1906 and 1921. This area also has a large water body which boots up the beauty of this place. This landscape photograph can be taken from different angle for different view.

Victoria View 1
Victoria View 1

 

Victoria View 2
Victoria View 2

 

Victoria View 3
Victoria View 3

More location will be added soon.

24 Replies to “Best Photography Locations in Kolkata”

  1. Khub innovative prochesta..amader sobai ke photographic perspectives in both reputed & lesser known natural spots er bisoy jananor jonno onek dhonyobad. Asha korchi future e aro onek lesser known natural spots er bisoy jante parbo tomar website er madhyome..Subhecha roilo @Saikat da 🙂

  2. I didn’t knew the magic of my friend’s lense. Fantabulous..
    U have made me speechless.
    Wish u all the best for the future clicks.

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