People walking amidst mist and fog on the Darjeeling Chowrasta Mall Ground

Street photography in Darjeeling and Ghum

Street photography in the hilly areas is quite different compared to plains as the winding areas, high grounds, up and down roads adds a unique charm and flavour to it. I have done street photography in many parts of India mostly plains but after visiting Darjeeling and Ghum (ghoom), I felt that the streets out there are very different. Buildings with different colours line by the roads and the nearby hills. Every now and then fog and mist engulfs the entire streets rendering everything hazy and blurry. For those interested in photography, these streets provide a unique opportunity that are not present in the plain areas. If you want to want to visit these areas, it is best to avoid the monsoon season as it rains heavily there and you won’t be able to click any pictures. Darjeeling and Ghum are at a distance of 8 kms from each other and are connected by plenty of shared vehicles. You can choose to stay in either of them. Some of the photos that I have taken are given below –

Shared jeep stand in Chowk bazaar, Darjeeling
Shared jeep stand in Chowk bazaar, Darjeeling
People walking on the crowded streets in darjeeling
People walking on the crowded streets in darjeeling
People walking on the Darjeeling Chowrasta Mall Ground covered in mist and fog
People walking on the Darjeeling Chowrasta Mall Ground covered in mist and fog
People walking in narrow streets of Darjeeling
People walking in narrow streets of Darjeeling
Busy and crowded streets in darjeeling.
Busy and crowded streets in darjeeling.
People walking on the foggy mall road
People walking on the foggy mall road
Colorful architectural pattern of buildings by the roadside
Colorful architectural pattern of buildings by the roadside
People walking on the hill cart road in ghum
People walking on the hill cart road in ghum
Tourists getting up on the toy train at Ghum railway station.
Tourists getting up on the toy train at Ghum railway station.
People walking on the foggy mall road
People walking on the foggy mall road
A toy train running on the streets in darjeeling
A toy train running on the streets in darjeeling
Shopping area in Darjeeling
Shopping area in Darjeeling

If you’re interested in using my photography or article please contact me, I am also available for freelance work. 

If you are interested in knowing more about West Bengal, visit my other blogs on Kolkata handicraft fairCollege street kolkataKoley marketFlower show KolkataGaliff streetTiretti bazaarKolkata photographyKumartuliMirikMahakal temple darjeeling and Takdah.

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