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 –
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If you are interested in knowing more about West Bengal, visit my other blogs on Kolkata handicraft fair, College street kolkata, Koley market, Flower show Kolkata, Galiff street, Tiretti bazaar, Kolkata photography, Kumartuli, Mirik, Mahakal temple darjeeling and Takdah.